War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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Re: War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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I dunno, I'm pretty happy with Cliffjumper as he is. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not having his glass gas gun and I don't feel cheated or ripped off or anything for the money I spent on him.

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Re: War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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Shockwave wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:20 pm
I dunno, I'm pretty happy with Cliffjumper as he is. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not having his glass gas gun and I don't feel cheated or ripped off or anything for the money I spent on him.
Me neither, honestly. I like Cliffjumper a bunch.
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Clone two-packs

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Fastlane and Cloudraker (Amazon)
Pounce and Wingspan (Target)

A deal with Honeybear resulted in me getting both the Autobot (Fastlane and Cloudraker) and Deception (Pounce and Wingspan) clone sets for pretty cheap (and Bezos only getting shipping from us).

Despite most of their context being in mediocre cartoons from 30+ years ago and truly abysmal comics from the last year or 2, I have always liked the clones. The idea of two relatively similar (ostensibly identical) robots having two wildly different modes has always been appealing. (At least one iteration of the clones describes them as army-builders, which makes me think of them as mass-produced troops that can be given variably mode-specific construction.)

The recent exclusive sets take the similarity to another level, with all 4 sharing design traits, including molding (even moving parts) being used on multiple figure while not being used by all 4.

Fastlane (also available in a badly distributes and pricey box set from 2018) is the best of the
4. Pounce (available in another, similar, box set from 2018) is the worst.

Fastlane is a simple "future car". Pounce is nominally a panther, but looks more like a canid. (The beast head looks like a pitbull whose ears have been cut.)

Wingspan and Cloudraker (also available in a Walgreens exclusive from 2018) are (for good or I'll) comparable. The Target exclusive Wingspan has darker colors that the Walgreen's release, and a more obvious assortment number. (All told, I prefer the target release.). The Amazon and Walgreen's Cloudraker figures are near indistinguishable, with the Walgreens release having a slightly larger faction sigil and less obvious assortment number.

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Re: Clone two-packs

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Dominic wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:18 pm
(and Bezos only getting shipping from us)
Not even! Shipping was free!!

He got NOTHING FROM US.
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Re: War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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I have two copies of Thrust and one set of Runamuck and Runabout available. Cost plus shipping for the first one that wants them.

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Re: War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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Shockwave wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:43 am
I have two copies of Thrust and one set of Runamuck and Runabout available. Cost plus shipping for the first one that wants them.
I know Dom's interested in the Battle Chargers if he can get them as a duo. Cody
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Re: War for Cybertron: Earthrise line

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Ursus mellifera wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:49 am
Shockwave wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:43 am
I have two copies of Thrust and one set of Runamuck and Runabout available. Cost plus shipping for the first one that wants them.
I know Dom's interested in the Battle Chargers if he can get them as a duo. Cody
That works out perfect since I really don't want to sell them apart.

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