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Darksyde Dinobot - 2006 BotCon - Figure

With Botcon 2006 i figured that there'd be plenty of reviews but as of this moment there are none. I picked up the dawn of future's past boxset on ebay for $245 with shipping, a rather damn good deal. I will be reviewing the figures one by one, starting with darksyde dinobot.

Alt mode:

Dinobot is an excavator, this is a repaint of cybertron longrack( which was remolded from armada hoist.) In this form his main colors are light blue and really dark brownwith light brown accents. His treads are gray and are detailed with light blue. If you insert his golden disk cyber key it unlocks the shovel arm and it allows it to extend and scoop. On his scoop arm there is a light blue block with a purple stamped predacon sign. the scoop itself has silver scratches on the blades itself giving it a wear and tear look to it. The other side there are 2 mini-con ports, one on the side and one on the back.

Robot Mode:

dinobot retains the same colors in this mode except now there is more gray on him. His "normal" arm has a mini-con peg on it and in the palm of this hand. On the tips of his fingers he has the same silver wear and tear detailing on them. The scoop has the sdame feature, but now it's a type of punch or something like that and it doesn't work that bad either. His face is pretty accurate to the beast wars version,just a lil bit wider. His face is light blue, he has red eyes and they painted over the chinstrap thing with the light blue color as well. THe helmet colors are dea-on with the beast wars version. His articulation is great, the only real joints he suffers from is that he has no ankle joinst. he isn't too hard to balance, imnes fallen a couple of times but it could be worse.

Overall:

I, like many other fans wondered what the hell were they thinking when they chose this mold for dinobot,well i have the figure and read the comic and i still wonder. by all means its not bad, but i would have preferred a different mold. The colors, articulation and the likeness of dinobot is really well and this a great figure.

I just don't really care for this mold due to the whole shovel arm thing and its too bad he doesn't have a sword,as he has one in the comic.

ReviewerJeff Miller  
DateOctober 12th 2006  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  
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