Deluxe Dead End - Movie - Figure


Sideways

Okay, we already got a scout class Dead End. Why not confuse things more and make a deluxe Dead End as well? Before you think this as an "upgrade", there's reason to believe this is a whole different bot.

Bio

Creepy, dark, and depressed, Dead End has few friends, even among the Decepticons. He usually hangs out in the darkest corner of the room, where his eyes can glow to their greatest effect. He never speaks, unless it’s to say something gloomy. The other Decepticons avoid him, which suits him just fine. The only time they’re useful to him is when they’re recharging, and he can sneak up on them to drain energy.


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Courage
Fireblast
Skill

Alt Mode

Dead End is a repaint of Sideways, being loosely based off the Audi R8 sports coupe. Color is black with twin red comp stripes going from front to back. He also sports red ground effect pinstriping. The rims are blacked out, as is the grille.

Unlike Sideways, the glass is tinted more of a purple. Detail wise, nothing changes. This includes the etched glass. Compared to Sideways, this is more of a tuned racer package.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5.63in/143mm
Wheelbase:3.25in/82.6mm
Width:2.25in/57.2mm
Height:1.38in/35.1mm
Scale Ratio:31:1 (est)
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Identical to Sideways

Finally (no offense to anyone) but if you're gonna whine about how this figure is transformed like you did in the image gallery thread, do yourself a favor. Read the instructions and check the official pic on the back of the card. You know who you are. If you have a different method for transforming him that you like, that's perfectly acceptable. I go by the official modes.

Robot Mode

There have been a few figures that have used the Dead End name, but none have come any closer to paying tribute to the original G1 character as has this one. The bot mode reveals many new colors, including magenta and gold. The head mold is also all new, and also makes a good effort to recall the original Stunticon.

Besides the head and coloration, nothing else changes. He still contains the "spinning saw blade" gimmick and the Mech Alive feature. If you were a fan of the original cynic from 1985, this is for you. For those who have Sideways and don't have nostalgia for G1 days, he's still a good pick up. At least the coloration isn't as contrasting.

Articulation

Feet:Ball joint, 90 degree backward bend, unlimited rotation
Knees:Pin hinge, 30 degree bend (technical)
Hips: Ball joint, 120 degree bend, 75 degree spread, 45 degree flex.
Waist:Pinned for unlimited rotation
Shoulders:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 90 degree spread, pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 180 degree bend
Head:Ball joint, unlimited rotation with 90 degree downward tilt

Still has the small footprint, but he's workable.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:6in/152.4mm (8in/203.2mm w/ winglets)
Width:3.75in/95.3mm
Depth:2.75in/69.9mm
Supplied accessories:None

Verdict

Alt Mode: Same R8 wanna be, now with a new bold color scheme.
Robot Mode:Still a bad Mech Alive gimmick, but the colors are more pleasing to the eye.
Overall:Best G1 iteration of Dead End yet, and a worthy repaint.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$13

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJuly 31st 2009  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  
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