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Thrust - Generations - Figure

Thrust

Seeker angst. It's plagued the fandom since 2007, when TFCC announced that Thrust and Dirge would be released as part of the 2007 Botcon set. Normally, figures released at Botcon don't make it to retail. Thrust in particular had fans in an uproar, and most though their only alternative was either ridiculously high prices on eBay or an import of the Henkei figure. For those still experiencing angst, you can sigh now. Dirge is on the way, and Thrust is hitting stores now.

Bio

Thrust was great to have around during the early day of the war, when the Decepticons won victory after victory. His thundering engines and shouted threats terrified the few Autobots that stood against them. It wasn't until later, when the Autobots got organized enough to put up a real fight, that Thrust began screaming like an alpha unit and fleeting at the first sign of danger.


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Alt Mode

Thrust is a slight repaint of the Henkei version previously available only in Japan. There are a few subtle changes, including a yellow cockpit, a darker nosecone and darker wing assembly.

In comparison to the Botcon 2007 exclusive, it's a mixed bag. While the Generations mold looks sleeker, the VTOL thrusters are actually clip-ons. It's unfortunate that the best of both worlds could not be achieved (molded VTOL thrusters AND sleeker look), but beggers can't be choosers..

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 6.13in/155.7mm
Wingspan:5.88in/149.4mm
Height:1.38in/35.1mm
Wheels: 4, molded. 2 front are retractable.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Identical to Henkei/Botcon versions, or to the Classics Ramjet figure.

Robot Mode

Whereas the Botcon version had more of a direct G1 feel and the Henkei model as somewhat vanilla, the Generations version uses the same scheme as other seekers released in the Classics or Universe 2.0 lineup. Personally, the Generations model has the best look in robot mode. The head coloration is also more G1 anime correct.

As far as any articulation changes, you're out of luck. This figure has the same pros and cons as other Classics seekers. That is to say, stiff joints and limited arc. Look on the bright side. At least now you don't have to pay crazy prices to import the Henkei mold or even crazier prices to get the Botcon version anymore. Maybe the seeker angst can go the way of Actionmasters.

Articulation

Feet:Stationary (technical)
Knees: Pin hinge, 90 degree bend. Pinned above knees for unlimited lower leg rotation.
Hips: Ball joint, 90 degree bend and 90 degree spread
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Dual pin hinges, unlimited rotation and 90 degree spread. Pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Hands:Pin hinge, 90 degree inward bend
Head:Stationary (technical)

Robot Mode Specs

Height:558n/139.7mm
Width:3.88in/98.6mm (6in/152.4mm including wings)
Depth:1.5in/38.1mm
Supplied accessories:(2) launchers w/missiles

Verdict

Alt Mode: Sleeker than the Botcon version, but clip on VTOLs look a bit clunky.
Robot Mode:An improvement over the Botcon version, but still a limited poser.
Overall:Proof that, sometimes, Hasbro does pay attention to the adult collectors.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJuly 3rd 2010  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads7810
LinkThrust via Database  


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Lord_Onslaught
2010-07-23
11:40 pm

They couldn't sell the Tuner Mudflaps for $1. I'm waiting for Target and Walmart because I don't want to pay TRU's prices or tax. Their tax is higher then Walmart and Target for some reason, plus they don't like to clearance  
AnimatedPlastic
2010-07-23
11:35 pm

I think that TRU got an exclusive on the first batch of HFTD figures, because ALL the TRU now have figures, but no Walmart or Target have anything and it's been like this for almost 2 weeks now and all they have is OLD tuner Mudflaps. Target Clearanced ALL their ROTF figures so there are no fig... read more 
Nguyen_Dragon
2010-07-23
9:03 pm

So did the price of Ramjet skyrocket?... LOL 
Lord_Onslaught
2010-07-23
8:40 pm

Still waiting for Target and Walmart here in texas 
AnimatedPlastic
2010-07-23
8:35 pm

Well, Anyone looking for this figure let me know, I think I can help you out, just PM me. TRU has a whole bunch of them as well as Drift. I would be happy to help.  
formerly nortagem
2010-07-23
6:11 pm

DITTO!!! 
Heavyassault
2010-07-20
5:06 pm

Im thinkin they could still do Grapple.If Im not mistaken Seaspray 2010 was surpose to be in Generation but the whole size thing blah,blah.So they put him in HFTD. As for Skywarp.Ive seen them go for $30 on ebay(cheapest). Thundercracker on the other hand......I hate my Henkei version.Come o... read more 
monstergrotusque
2010-07-19
2:30 am

Yeah....i just caught wind that Thrust and Drift won't be released in Canada till NOVEMBER for F*@#"s sake!!!  
Rodimus VTS
2010-07-18
11:30 pm

Dude the Prowl mold doesn't come close to fitting for Jazz w/o serious modding like I did (click on the link in my sig). The front end of the car needs to be replaced by another model. Now from the doors back he can work but the front needs changing. 
O-Packs
2010-07-18
10:09 pm

Lucky you, worthy of envy you are with dirge on the way this is a full house, bravo. My dilemma is skywarp and thundercracker please stop this madness and release them in Canada hasbro. I might as well be begging my scrotum for all the good it will do. I feel I must belabor the need for prowl mold ... read more 
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