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Gears - Movie - Figure

Gears

Repaints are a way of life. Repaints of older lines are also a way of life. Here's some proof, as Stockade from the 2007 line is resurrected as a G1 tribute to Gears for the ROTF line.

Bio

If there's a negative angle to be found in any situation, Gears will find it. It's not that he's a miserable guy, or even that he's unhappy on Earth. He just really likes complaining. Nothing makes him happier than having something to gripe about. The other Autobots actually find his complaining funny, rather than annoying, which is part of the reason he continues doing it.


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Alt Mode

As mentioned, Gears is a repaint of 2007's Stockade. This time around, the mold is gray. Most of the windows are done in translucent purple, except the rearward windows which are painted blue. Why the do that is beyond me, you would think they'd try to keep all the windows a constant color.

The sunroof and headlights are also done in translucent purple. On the hood, you'll find a big gear emblazoned with the Autobot insignia. On each front door are 2 gears with a ribbon done as a paint effect. The only other change from Stockade is the rear. The taillights feature amber turn signals, but the bottom half of the lights are unpainted.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5in/127mm
Wheelbase:3.25in/82.6mm
Width:2.38in/60.5mm
Height:2.25in/57.2mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Identical to Stockade.

Robot Mode

Gears is quite the difference from Stockade in robot mode. Although there are no design or mold changes, there is enough change to fool the eye. The lower legs and shoulders are rust in color. The forearms and thighs are blue with gold accents. The chest and hands are silver. The head is blue with a gold faceplate and a red piped visor.

Like Stockade, Gears features an action punch feature. By sliding the roof rack panels on his forearms, you can extend his fists. It's a handy gimmick (a pun, pardon) and with the good amount of articulation the gimmick can be put to good use. Overall, the alt mode is a bit bland in the color department but the robot mode has enough pizazz to consider it again.

Articulation

Feet:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Knees:NPin hinge, 45 degree bend
Hips: Ball joint, 135 degree bend, 45 degree spread
Waist:Pin hinge, unlimited rotation
Shoulders:Ball joint w/pin hinge, unlimited rotation, 75 degree spread and 90 degree inward flex.
Elbows:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Hands:Pin hinge on main knuckles
Head:Pin hinge, 30 degree rotation

Knees are the only disappointment in the mobility department.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5in/127mm
Width:4.25in/108mm
Depth:2in/50.8mm
Supplied accessories:None

Verdict

Alt Mode: A bit bland, but still holds up 2yrs later
Robot Mode:The colors go well. Too bad the articulation doesn't exactly follow suit
Overall:One of the better choices for recycling 2007 molds.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$13

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateOctober 6th 2009  
Score 10 stars (10 out of 10)  
Reads7954
LinkGears via Movie Database  


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