Alpha Omega Trion Supreme
Jan 9 2012, 06:24 PM
Received my iGear notHuffer and iGear notSeaspray today.
Immediate thoughts: I like them.
Following thoughts: I wish they were colored a little darker than they are. Then I load up google to look at them in the G1 toon, and that's pretty much the colors they chose. I just wish notHuffer was a little more orange than he is, and I wish notSeapray had a darker blue than he does.
I *really* like the weapons. I'm a little dissappointed that they have nowhere to go in alt mode, but they really help zazz up the bot mode. notSeaspray's harpoon gun is especially cool and appropriate, not that there's anything wrong with notHuffer's dual wielding revolvers!
Now going to compare this iGear notSeaspray to Maketoy's notSeaspray:
The figures are quite different, and I'm seeing things I like in one over the other. Each has some issues, but neither quite share the same issue. Let me go into the pros and cons of each:
Maketoys' notSeaspray (Hover)
+ Nice dark blue and bright yellow.
+ Chest has enough color detail that you don't immediately notice it's missing a faction symbol.
+ More accurate molded nicely detailed G1 toon head.
+ More solid looking alt mode.
+ Shoulders, legs, knees and feet are on ball joints.
+ More humanoid proportions.
+/- About the same height as the other Hasbro Classics legends figures.
+/- No accessory weapons or fist holes.
- Transformation is very finicky around the shoulders because the arms have to be *just* right to move the yellow propeller backback into place. This is pretty much the main thing I dislike about the figure.
- Elbow joint is a swivel allowing only up and down motion.
iGear's notSeaspray (Spray)
+ Taller and more bulky than your average Hasbro Classics legends figures. Not quite scout class, but if your key worry is size, this is a big factor in this figure's favor. A head taller and more bulky than the Maketoys version.
+ Harpoon gun!
+ Shoulder *and* elbow joints are on ball joints, which is key in getting some great gun posing.
+ Legs and feet are on ball joints.
+/- Lighter shade of blue and yellow, but more G1 toon accurate choice of colors.
+/- Transformation is pretty much issue free, but the arms could lock into place better than they do in alt mode.
+/- Due to transformation, knees are on swivels, but they're ratcheted! Maybe this is a pure plus?
+/- Chest is nicely detailed, but lacking color, really needs a faction symbol to break up the monotony.
- Bot mode shoulder proportions just look a little off, especially when compared to the Maketoys.
- Boat feet are also a little more exaggerated when compared to the Maketoys version as well.
- Alt mode could stand to look a bit more solid.
- Nowhere to store harpoon gun in alt mode.
Plastic quality between the two is kind of hard to determine. I'm leaning towards the Maketoys having the slightly denser plastic, but that might just be because of the lighter colors chosen on the iGear. One thing's for certain, neither feel like a chinese Big Lots KO.
If you're buying Maketoys' notPowerglide, you pretty much have to buy their notSeaspray with it because they're packaged together. At a glance, I like the Maketoys version better because of the coloring and proportions. But there's alot to be said for the slightly bigger iGear version's ability to hold and pose with the harpoon gun. Which one looks better in a CHUG display? That's a tough one. I'm having trouble deciding, but I'm leaning towards the Maketoys version just because of how much I like the head mold and detail on it.