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Space Case - Dark of the Moon - Figure

ROTF Terradive was a late-series hit with most of the fans. With DOTM resurrecting some of the ROTF molds, there lied hope that Terradive would find new life. Thanks to an exclusive arrangement with Target, the Terradive mold lives again. This time, the character is Space Case, a tribute to the G2 seeker.

Bio

Space Case is fast. Really, really fast. His speed is the only reason he hasn't been blown out of the sky, because his malfunctioning mind is only slightly more complex than an average rock. He believes his survival is due to the glyphs etched on his armor, but really it's just hard to hit a target as quick as him.


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Alt Mode

For a repaint, Hasbro couldn't have picked a better mold. Space Case's alt mode, in style, is as close as you can get to the 1995 original. At the same time, fans have been spared the bright white and crosshatch appliques of the G2 figure. Instead, you are treated to a translucent blue frame. Only the belly and rear fins are solid. Pretty rare for a US figure. Extremely rare for a store exclusive.

If the translucent body wasn't enough, you're also treated to Cybertronian glyphs on the fuselage, front stabilizer fins and rear engines. Each wing sports a Decepticon logo surrounded by a trio of lightning bolts in an electrical "Wye" formation. The 3pt landing gear remains, as there are no mold changes other than the material used. That also means Space Case retains the storage system for the spear.

Alt Mode Summary:True to it's roots AND a trick body job. Win-Win.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 6.25in/158.8mm
Wingspan:5in/127mm
Height:1.63in/41.4mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 3, retractable and molded.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Exact to Terradive's

Robot Mode

Again, you couldn't ask for a better tribute. The use of white and bright red on the legs and upper arms matches the G2 counterpart. The torso is close, even if the nose is pointing the wrong direction. The only out of place element is the head sculpt. It is unique to Space Case, but looks nothing close to his G2 head. What gives there?

Space Case makes do with the same weapon as Terradive. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to the jointing of this mold, you can make great use of that spear. Unfortunately, like Terradive, the spear has very little detail when compared to the rest of the figure.

Articulation

Feet:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Knees:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend.
Hips: Ball joint, 105 degree bend and 90 degree spread. Slider tab under each hip for unlimited leg rotation.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Dual pin hinges, unlimited rotation and 75 degree spread. Slider tab below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 180 degree bend
Hands:Slider tab for unlimited rotation
Head:Ball joint, unlimited rotation w/ 45 degree downward tilt

Make sure the shoulder tabs are locked in place. Besides that, no complaints.

Robot Mode Summary:Even with a fresh design, there's no denying the G2 roots here.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.75in/146.1mm
Width:3in/76.2mm
Depth:2.75in/69.9mm
Supplied accessories:(1) collapsible trident

Value

Terradive was well worth the $12.99 price tag that he had during the Hunt for the Decepticon days. Even though you can only find Space Case at Target, he's just as good of a deal at $11.99. Needless to say that he is the best pick of the 4 exclusives there. ROTF Arcee, 2007 Jazz (really?) and Bumblebee are just straight reduxes with glyphs. Big deal. Space Case is the only one worth finding. Not to say he's without problems. The hip ball joints pop off rather easy. His head is also known to pop off.

Summary

Some of you may have been hoping that this mold would turn up as Cyclonus one day. It still very well could. However, there's no complaints about Space Case using this mold. It's very spot on to the 1995 original in many ways. You can't go wrong with this repaint.

Final Verdict:

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateOctober 17th 2011  
Score 10 stars (10 out of 10)  
Reads9299
LinkSpace Case via Movie Database  


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TransformersFan
2011-10-20
8:28 pm

I usually don't like to get same mold characters, but Space Case is one that I got to get. 
Blitz-Wing
2011-10-20
7:38 pm

Got three more coming up in the next week including Darksteel and Air Raid (wipe up that drool)  
Dr Traveler
2011-10-20
2:39 pm

Ditto. Glad to see you back in it. And Space Case looks really nice. I'm angling to pick up one with the new coupon. 
Jason X
2011-10-20
4:15 am

Just glad you're back to it man. Your reviews are something I always look forward to. 
Blitz-Wing
2011-10-19
3:18 pm

Sorry, I've had some personal issues that have drug me down in the last 6wks. Won't go into them, but I'm getting to a point where I can resume my 'normal' routine... ...whatever 'normal' is. 
Jason X
2011-10-19
8:27 am

Aah, it's been too long since we've had a Blitz_wing review up on here, but it looks like he picked a good one to make his return with. I look forward to picking him up. 
MikePrime
2011-10-18
10:53 pm

I got Space Case months ago. Excellent toy and really the last time I hunted for any Transformers. 
AnimatedPlastic
2011-10-18
10:38 pm

This figure to me is a very worthy repaint + retooled head. I loved terradive and love that this one had the transparent plastic and nice paint apps. the comic was nice touch! I dont' really know the reference to the original figure, but I feel this is a very nice update to him. BTW, did... read more 
Spriggan.Prime
2011-10-18
8:57 pm

TFU.INFO Doesn't allow hotlinking so you image references don't work. You should just link directly to the complete entry for 95 Spacecase: [url=" (link) 
Boneclaw
2011-10-18
1:59 pm

I was fortunate enough to find this guy over the weekend. He is in fact a rare find. The only one I found among the masses shelf warmers. Very nice looking mold. 
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