CollectionDX - Generations http://www.iquantascores.com/taxonomy/term/1510/0 en Optimus Prime http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/optimus_prime_4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Optimus Prime</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It took a few years, but Prime finally added "combiner" to his resume.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">24.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Transformers: Generations is a catch-all of the franchise from over the years. At first, it seemed random. But Hasbro committed to a focused approach more recently, and that's led to toylines with a theme, in gimmick &amp; story.</p> <p>Trilogies are the game. and the first began with Combiner Wars. Optimus Prime, front and center. As a Voyager-class figure, he can form the core of a combiner with any four Deluxe-class figures from Combiner Wars or Power of the Primes. I'll cover that in a later review.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP00.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" title="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As almost always, Prime's alt mode is a truck. Looks modern and has a good size. The base is blue, the cab is red, the wheels are black, and the accent parts are gray (mirrors, grill, exhausts). The front windshields are blue, but they're covered with Reprolabels. Except for the headlights, they give all the pop with shiny silver and metallic gold details.</p> <p>Even without, it's good looking. Nice for being different. He was retooled and sold at the same time as Motormaster, so that explains some of the design choices.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP01.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" title="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP02.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" title="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Everything holds together well, and he rolls easily.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP03.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>The weapons peg into what looks like a trailer hitch for storage. Seeing them like that reminds me of the buggy from M.A.S.K.'s Rhino.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP04.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Up top is the Autobot symbol.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP05.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>He maybe doesn't look it, but he's a good handful.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP06.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>Robot mode is the money for me though. It's not just that he's tall. He's also bulky, beefy even. Seems more Motormaster, yet it works for Prime. He has standard symbols on his shoulders, but they're covered up here. Same for his grill abs, now shiny.</p> <p>Transformation is sort of nifty. It's G1 Prime with a little extra. The arm panels are what lock in the base. And the arms themselves make the front half of the cab. How they rotate out makes them really long.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP07.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>His face looks good, though different. There's a ridge piece over his typical mouth plate.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP08.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP09.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>From the sides and behind, I'll add "lanky" to his description.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP10.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p>It all comes together for a lot of articulation, very expressive. He has head rotation, ratchet/swivel shoulders, swivel biceps, a semi-ab crunch, swivel waist, ratchet hips, and hinge knees. The feet tilt too, for transformation.</p> <p>The only funky part is the hips. The lock points are very spread out, but there's a lot of soft give, so you can make them work. Combined mode is another story, but I digress.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP11.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>For weapons, Prime has two guns. The one looks new to me...</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP12.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP13.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" /><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>...but the other is his famous laser rifle.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP14.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Action Master or combiner team member, he's not ready for Asuka.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/CombinerWars/OptimusPrime/CW_OP15.jpg" alt="Optimus Prime" width="640" height="480" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Combiner Wars Optimus Prime is something else. He might not be to everyone's taste, and five newer Prime toys have been released since this guy dropped, but I like him. Out the box, he's nice &amp; fun. Add Reprolabels and he really gets spiffy.</p> <p>He retailed for $25, and goes for $50 MISB as of this review. Worth it if you're a Prime lover or big combiner fan (pun not intended).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/CW_OP%20banner.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=100898">CW_OP banner.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Trucks</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/CW_OP%20thumbnail.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=83334">CW_OP thumbnail.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/optimus_prime_4#comments Hasbro 2015 ABS Combiner Wars Generations PVC Robots that turn into Trucks Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA $ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:43:56 +0000 Optimal III 15861 at http://www.iquantascores.com Transformers Generations War For Cybertron Netflix Wave 1 http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/22420/transformers_generations_war_cybertron_netflix_wave_1 <table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <img src="files/E9500 TF Netflix Voyager Megatron_IP.jpg" width="100"></td> <td width="514"><p>New Netflix series features redos and original designs.</p></td> </tr> </table> http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/22420/transformers_generations_war_cybertron_netflix_wave_1#comments Hasbro Generations News Show Coverage Toy Fair Toy Fair 2020 Transformers Transforming Toy Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:08:24 +0000 JoshB 15692 at http://www.iquantascores.com Sludge http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/sludge_0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Sludge</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>One thing that many people were skeptical about when the Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobots were revealed was the diminutive stature of Sludge.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>One thing that many people were skeptical about when the Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobots were revealed was the diminutive stature of Sludge, a Dinobot who many were hoping would be rendered in a larger size for his first G1 accurate classics style figure Sludge is instead a heavy remold of wave 1’s power of the primes Dinobot Slug. While this size difference doesn’t bother me, because I actually like the idea of combining Dinobots, I know some fans don’t share this opinion, but this review will be more focused on what this new interpretation of Sludge is, and not what it could have been, regardless of whether or not the figure would be made better or worse with the supposed alterations.</p> <p>With that out of the way, I like Power of the primes Sludge a decent amount! Sludge has never been my favorite Dinobot, but I feel like this figure captures his likeness and updates his design for a modern figure very well! First of all, his head sculpt is as Diaclone evocative as ever, and I absolutely love it! Although this figure shares many parts from Slug, new parts are added on to them with mixed results. Firstly the arms look pretty scrawny to me, I really wish they would have given him some thicker ones, especially considering the lower arms are new parts. The legs actually are bulkier, but in that, they are even deeper than Slug’s with the tail sections hanging further off the calves, and I don’t think that is in any way an improvement. This robot mode as a whole is good but definitely just mediocre. It’s well detailed and well articulated with tight joints and a solid construction, but it really doesn’t do anything better than Slug, who I thought was a pretty good deluxe. Sludge’s robot mode is definitely not bad by any means, it’s just not anything above good either, but I still like it. Sludge’s arm and leg modes are a similar story, but I will say I really like Sludge’s dinosaur head jutting out as a shoulder flare.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludge.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgeback.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgepose.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgearm.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgeleg.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as accessories are concerned, Sludge’s are the exact same as Slug’s. Because of that I like the rifle a lot actually, and the combiner part looks decent as a hand, with the two thumbs actually making sense to me because of their being on a Dinobot combiner, but as I said in my Dreadwind review, I’m really not a fan of its chest armor mode, and I think it’s a relatively weak accessory overall. Personally, I just like to use them as giant fist gauntlets.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgepose2.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgearmor.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgearmor2.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Next to Slug, Sludge is about the same height, and I’d say they look pretty good together!</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgesize.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Sludge’s transformation is pretty straightforward, very similar to Slug’s but with a few elements added, like the dinosaur body being made from Sludge’s kibble wings, and the dinosaur head folding over and covering the robot head.</p> <p>In dinosaur mode, Sludge looks good although he is pretty squat for a dinosaur that is typically really tall! This mode is the only one where the diminished size really bothers me, but really because it has to form a limb, I can’t complain. In addition to that, the beast mode just looks really good! I appreciate the longer tail, and the awesome new head, those and a few other new details just help to make Sludge look like a completely different mold when compared to Slug.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgealt.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgealtback.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/sludge/sludgealtsize.jpg" alt="Sludge" title="Sludge" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Overall, I like Power of the Primes Dinobot Sludge decently enough. In robot mode, other than a really nice head sculpt in my opinion he doesn’t offer anything that Slug didn’t do just as well or better, but his beast mode I actually like a lot more despite its short stature. Really although you have to get Sludge to complete your Dinobot team, I wouldn’t necessarily say I don’t recommend Sludge on his own, because he’s a perfectly fine figure that is harmless if anything, and is still a fitting adaptation of his beloved G1 likeness for modern design sensibilities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/sludgepose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=221675">sludgepose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Dinosaurs</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/sludgeclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=212481">sludgeclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/sludge_0#comments Hasbro 2018 ABS Action Figure Generations Power of the Primes PVC Robots that turn into Dinosaurs Transformers Transformers USA $ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:57:09 +0000 quinncat 15329 at http://www.iquantascores.com Moonracer http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/moonracer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Moonracer</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I was a little indifferent towards Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer when she was revealed, and having her in hand I can’t say I feel any differently!ould soon follow.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I was a little indifferent towards Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer when she was revealed, and having her in hand I can’t say I feel any differently! I like the figure decently enough but I can’t say I particularly love it or strongly dislike it either. As a character, I really like Moonracer’s design, and as a female Transformer I’m really happy she got made, but I can’t get too excited about her.</p> <p>In robot mode, Moonracer’s best aspect is her head sculpt which I absolutely love, it’s adorable! I especially really like the lavender paint on her face, making it stand out a lot more than it otherwise would. The rest of the robot mode is just fine, as her sleek design is only there in part, as it is broken up by kibble that just kind of hangs off of her without compressing that much at all. This is especially prevalent in her huge backpack and the wheel wells on her shins, as they take a robot mode design that would look really good as a figure, and makes it look more average than anything. This is especially disappointing to me when you consider how simple the figure’s transformation actually is, the engineering as a whole just feels a little half-hearted, which is a shame because the painted details and actual aesthetic design of Moonracer’s robot mode is really unique and cool looking to me, especially next to Jazz, I think the two look great together!<span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracer.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracerback.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracersize.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as accessories go, Moonracer has her prime armor/combiner hand and a small black rifle. I really like her gun, and she looks pretty good wielding it, but again I just can’t be too enthused by the Prime armor, it just seems a little haphazard and not fully thought out to me!</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracerpose.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracerarmor.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracergun.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Moonracer’s transformation is pretty simple and honestly not very interesting or intuitive, but I actually think it can be fun to perform too! Her hands fold in and her arms go over her head to be locked in place by the white wheel well panels on her back, while her body is folded outward so her head can be replaced by the back of her car mode. You can just rotate the head around and push it back instead of you want to, but I prefer completely hiding it like this. The feet just fold up, the waist rotates around, and the car canopy just folds down from her back, completing a pretty interesting cybertronian car mode.</p> <p>Moonracer’s alt mode is that of a slim cybertronian car that retains the implied feminine shape of her robot mode in a way that makes it look pretty small, fast, and unique! I actually really like the look of this mode, especially the windshield that was the bottoms of her feet, the whole thing just looks so cool to me, while the color scheme’s white turquoise and translucent blue make it look more playful and cute. My only real hang up with her alt mode is the fact that her hands aren’t necessarily hidden, as they are clearly visible from the back, but really this isn’t a huge deal to me.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonraceralt.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonraceraltback.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonraceraltsize.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as her limb modes go, I really like Moonracer’s, especially the leg mode it looks pretty solid, and the arm mode’s use of the car canopy is pretty interesting too. The actual design of this figure as a whole is pretty refreshing to me all things considered because it defies the copy-and-paste nature that Combiner wars and Power of the Primes both somewhat possess.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracerarm.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/moonracer/moonracerleg.jpg" alt="Moonracer" title="Moonracer" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Overall despite my definite problems with Power of the Primes Moonracer, I can’t be too bothered by them, because just visually there is a lot to like about this figure, really I feel like if it was handled s little better Moonracer could be a very beloved figure, but as is she is just very ok. Her cute color scheme and design in both robot and vehicle mode is a definite strong aspect of the figure, but her half-hearted transformation and huge backpack really lets it all down considerably. Honestly, I would still say Moonracer is harmless if you still want to pick her up, but really you wouldn’t be doing yourself a huge disservice if you didn’t. Maybe others like her more than me, and don’t get me wrong I don’t regret buying her, I’m just a little disappointed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/moonracerpose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=246618">moonracerpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Cars</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/moonracerclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=245338">moonracerclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/moonracer#comments Hasbro 2018 ABS Action Figure Generations Power of the Primes PVC Robots that turn into Cars Transformers Transformers USA $ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:08:20 +0000 quinncat 15328 at http://www.iquantascores.com Blackwing http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/blackwing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Blackwing</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It was inevitable that after Dreadwind was finally given his first modern interpretation since Botcon 2007 that his combining counterpart Darkwing would soon follow.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It was inevitable that after Dreadwind was finally given his first modern interpretation since Botcon 2007 that his combining counterpart Darkwing would soon follow, and that he did after being renamed Blackwing and being partnered along with Rippersnapper as the two Decepticon deluxe figures rounding out Power of the Primes’ second wave. Although he reuses some parts and engineering from his partner in crime Dreadwind, Blackwing does a lot to separate himself!</p> <p>In jet mode, Blackwing is basically a repaint of Combiner Wars Air Raid at first glance, but his abundance of undercarriage robot kibble makes it clear that he isn’t. Overall this jet mode looks remarkably close to his original G1 alt mode despite being mostly a repaint, if it weren’t for the new figure’s two tail fins instead of one, this would be almost picture perfect. The shoulders being a more rounded shape means they are a little less hidden than on air raid, leading to a little messier jet design, but otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the whole thing! Especially the yellow and silver lightning on his wings, it looks amazing, it’s really cleanly applied and especially the silver outlines are a really nice touch. Another aspect I really like about this alt mode is the weapon integration as Blackwing’s dual pistols looks pretty cool under the jet’s wings. Prime armor integration is another story, as it kind of hurts the look of the Jet mode when applied on top, but it does look a little like his power master which I actually like a lot more than I thought because it’s somewhat justified here.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingalt.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingaltback.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Just like there g1 counterparts, Blackwing can combine with his power master cohort Dreadwind for a larger jet mode. A secondary peg replaces Blackwing’s robot mode head, allowing him to plug into the combiner hand port of Dreadwind. After that, you just apply their prime armor and weapons and the combination sequence is complete. Their combined jet mode looks pretty... interesting, I’m not a huge fan of it, to be honest, but I do appreciate its inclusion, as the main gimmick of this team has always been their combination, and it is rendered pretty faithfully. I actually really wish Takara made a buster and hydra repaint of these two, that would be really cool!</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingcombine.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingcombineback.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Blackwing’s transformation is basically the typical combiner wars Aerialbot through and through, except for his wings, which have to be rotated around by opening up the jet’s entire top panels and then folding it back down. Despite that small change, this transformation is in no way inspiring, and honestly like most people I’m pretty tired of it.</p> <p>In robot mode I actually like Blackwing a lot, he has a relatively interesting head sculpt that is very faithful to his g1 incarnation, and his overall design is very similar to that too. I honestly really like it a lot, for as bland or copy and paste as this figure feels to me sometimes, I still have a lot of fun with it, especially with his dual pistols that I mentioned earlier, they are always an awesome inclusion to any figure, and I’m really happy they changed his dual rifles from the g1 toy to these smaller weapons, as they’re a little more unique and make posing Blackwing a lot of fun. Of course, there is also his Prime Master chest armor but that leaves as much to be desired as always. Overall Blackwing has a pretty good robot mode, but he’s nothing too special either. His arm and leg modes are a similar story, they are just typical classics style combiner limbs, not bad by any means but there’s not much that’s too special about them either, they’re just normal limbs through and through.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwing.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingback.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingpose.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingpose2.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingarmor.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingarm.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingleg.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as size is concerned, in their robot modes, Blackwing and Dreadwind look really cool together! For as lukewarm as I am on Blackwing as an individual figure, the two really were made for each other and it shows because they really do look like a two-person team.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/blackwing/blackwingsize.jpg" alt="Blackwing" title="Blackwing" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Overall, I can’t say anything negative about Transformers Power of the Primes Blackwing, but I can’t say much that’s that overly positive about him either. This figure utilizes many new parts, and some new engineering that isn’t explicitly interesting, it’s just different. Really that’s how I can describe the whole figure; it does some different things compared to other aerial combined limbs, but not enough to be particularly interesting. That being said, Blackwing is very cool looking, well painted, and sufficiently detailed with average articulation and a familiar yet solid transformation that is a victim of repetition more than anything. If you want a new addition to your Decepticon ranks, or you need to complete your Decepticon Power master team of two, then Blackwing is a solid but nonessential purchase.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/blackwingpose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=240215">blackwingpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/blackwingclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=280842">blackwingclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/blackwing#comments Hasbro 2018 ABS Action Figure Generations Power of the Primes PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Transformers Transformers USA $ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:30:40 +0000 quinncat 15327 at http://www.iquantascores.com Snarl http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/snarl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Snarl</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Snarl is my favorite Dinobot because stegosauruses have always been my favorite Dinosaur so when the Power of the Primes Dinobots were revealed I was very excited for him and swoop especially!</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Snarl is my favorite Dinobot because stegosauruses have always been my favorite Dinosaur so when the Power of the Primes Dinobots were revealed I was very excited for him and swoop especially! Thankfully Swoop turned to be a great success, Snarl and Sludge were very solid in their own right as well, but how does Snarl fare by comparison?</p> <p>In Stegosaurus mode, Snarl is a little oddly proportioned, but in kind of a funny way that I find more endearing than anything, Stegosaurus’s are my favorite Dinosaur’s after all! He’s a spitting image of his g1 self, with a little more gray on his tail that I really like, and a plethora of new translucent parts that I think is pretty cool looking and sets him apart from his g1 self in a minor but still noticeable way. His sole accessory other than Prime Armor is a clear sword that can attach to his Dino mode rear hips. I don’t know what his sword would be made out of to be clear, but it does look cool so I’m not complaining. I really like this alt more a lot, either this or Jazz’s car mode are my favorite Power of the Prime’s Deluxe alt modes.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlalt.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlaltback.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlaltsize.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Snarl’s transformation is actually relatively different from his colleagues, or any other combiner wars /&nbsp;POTP combiner limb. Panels underneath the front of his Stegosaurus mode open up, splitting its head as it then folds back onto them. The front legs fold back while both entire sections fold around where the panels are then closed back up, finishing Snarls legs. Then the Stego shoulders pivot back to their robot mode position while the hands fold out. Then, the tail shifts up and splits open before his robot mode head folds out, and with both tail sections closing back up behind his head Snarl’s transformation to robot mode is complete.<span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>In robot mode, Snarl looks pretty good, if a little oddly proportioned in his arms and his small thighs. His design is not much more than a cleaned up and slightly modernized rendition of his g1 self, and for that, I’m pretty happy with him! I especially like the Dino mode head being on the back of his legs rather than the front, but really I find his legs a little too deep to use comfortably, as maybe he’s a little too g1 accurate in the regard. His articulation is the same as all his other deluxe Dinobot compatriots, and with his sword in hand, I can’t deny how great he looks. His Prime armor makes a pretty serviceable shield, but it actually doesn’t stay on his arm very well at all, it’s fit is pretty loose, and that actually hasn’t been a problem I’ve had on a modern transformer in quite a long time.</p> <p>Snarl’s limb modes use his alt mode tail to their benefit, especially in leg mode as I really like the idea of Snarl to use his tail as a spiked knee for Volcanicus.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarl.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlback.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlarmor.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlarmor2.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlarm.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlleg.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as size is concerned, Snarl and Swoop, being my two favorites of the Power of the Primes Dinobot limbs, look really good together, I’m just really happy that the Dinobots actually got made in a classics style at all because it took far too long in my opinion!</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Poweroftheprimes/snarl/snarlsize.jpg" alt="Snarl" title="Snarl" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Overall, Transformers Power of the Primes Snarl isn’t necessarily a standout addition to the line, but still is a Dinobot that renders an update of his g1 design faithfully and is a solid figure with decent articulation, accessories, and painted detail like most Power of the Primes Deluxes. If you want to complete your Dinobot team, the Snarl is completely necessary, and as a stand-alone figure himself, I actually would recommend him, as he does a lot to distance himself from his other combiner wars, evocative colleagues. Snarl really is an above average figure, but I have to say I’m very tired of combiners, and I already can’t wait for Siege on Cybertron, where individual figures can stand more on their individual merits and not for their admittedly fun and well executed shared play pattern.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/snarl.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=237110">snarl.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Dinosaurs</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/snarlclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=251204">snarlclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/snarl#comments Hasbro 2018 ABS Action Figure Generations Power of the Primes PVC Robots that turn into Dinosaurs Transformers Transformers USA $ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:55:24 +0000 quinncat 15326 at http://www.iquantascores.com KO Combiner Wars Defensor http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/ko_combiner_wars_defensor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Defensor</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Many were unable to complete our favorite combiner teams simply due to the sheer number of them being produced in such a short amount of time.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">45.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><a href="http://sirtoys.com/toys.php?a=44&amp;c=8&amp;p=3822&amp;t=CBB_CW_Defensor.html"><strong>This figure was provided by Sirtoys.com</strong></a></p> <p>Combiner Wars has been over for quite a while now, and while many were able to consistently keep up with its constant wallet destroying yet necessary character releasing onslaught of waves and waves where every single figure was a necessary component to the next combiner team, many unfortunately including myself were not so lucky, unable to complete our favorite combiner teams simply due to the sheer number of them being produced in such a short amount of time. Now the prices for individual combiner limbs on the secondary market can be a little much for some, including myself, but when I found that there were full knockoffs of these combiners on Sirtoys, I decided to at least check one out and see if they were a worthy replacement to their 2015 authentic Hasbro releases, Defensor and the Protectabots specifically. This review will focus on that more than the individual details, articulation, and transformations of the figures, as most of you reading this probably knows full well how typical Combiner Wars Deluxe Limbs work.</p> <p>Starting off with my favorite member of the team, First Aid’s paintwork and detailing are identical to the original, and actually applied just as well in all areas, except for his Autobot symbol, as it has been replaced by the default Decepticon-esque insignia used on countless Transformers knock-off figures, it’s pretty strange to see it on a modern transformers mold, and as every figure in the set includes them, this might serve as a deal breaker. If this really does bother you, I’d recommend just getting reprolabels to cover them up, and as this detail is on all figures in the set, I’m not going to mention it again beyond now. Personally, I think it’s a little weird and would have preferred them to have no insignias at all instead of these more dubious ones, but really the only figure that the symbol really bothers me on is Groove, and I’ll get to him later. Like I said, aside from that, First Aid’s paint application is identical in both modes, looking just as good as his authentic counterpart. A couple of aspects to look out for, are the loose joints in my copy, as it can make posing him, especially when holding his heavy hand/foot gun a difficult task. Speaking of which, First Aid’s accessories are also identical to his original figure aside from the finger portion of his hand/foot gun’s missing slot that would normally allow for storage on the top of the vehicle mode. Another minor grievance is the loose fit his axe weapon has in First Aid’s hand, as this makes holding it straight a little difficult in some poses. Overall I’d have to say First Aid is an above average replica of his original figure that completely nails the look but suffers in its solidity, feeling like a noticeable downgrade in quality from his original figure.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/firstaid.jpg" alt="firstaid" title="firstaid" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/firstaidpose.jpg" alt="firstaid" title="firstaid" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/firstaidpose2.jpg" alt="firstaid" title="firstaid" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/firstaidalt.jpg" alt="firstaid" title="firstaid" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/firstaidaltback.jpg" alt="firstaid" title="firstaid" width="640" height="480" /><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Next is Groove. Seeing how I mentioned him earlier when talking about their insignias, I will say that Groove’s fake one is pretty noticeable being front and center in his alt mode, a detail that’s a little distracting to me but doesn’t degrade the figure’s actual quality in any way. In terms of detailing, Groove’s paint apps are very similar to his original figure, but in his vehicle mode, he is missing patches of silver that would normally be on either side. It’s a minor but still disappointing omission, but I can look past it. What I really can’t look past, are his guns. While his hand/foot gun is actually not the one the official figure cane with, but instead the weapon usually attributed to the Breakdown mold, Grooves two normal guns are rendered in mismatched gray and black plastic, instead of the painted translucent red that looked so great on the original. Groove’s qualities are actually the opposite of First Aid’s, he feels just as good physically as his official figure but is lacking in detail in some both major and minor ways, making him a still decent, but more below average imitation of his Takara counterpart.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/groove.jpg" alt="groove" title="groove" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/groovepose.jpg" alt="groove" title="groove" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/groovepose2.jpg" alt="groove" title="groove" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/groovealt.jpg" alt="groove" title="groove" width="640" height="480" /><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>After Groove comes Blades my second favorite Protectobot, and he is a similar story to First Aid but his joints are mostly tighter.m, elevating him to a higher tier. In addition to that, his details are just as faithfully reproduced, and aside from his hand/foot gun again being different from that of the official figure, he is definitely a very good replica of his Hasbro counterpart, but not my overall favorite limb in the set.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/blades.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/bladespose.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/bladespose2.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/bladespose3.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/bladesalt.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/bladesaltback.jpg" alt="blades" title="blades" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Saving the best for last, Streetwise is my favorite, and probably the best limb in the set despite not being my favorite Protectobot. Every detail is preserved and replicated with complete and total accuracy, every joint feels very solid, and transforming him is always a really fun experience! His hand/foot gun is also the same as on his official counterpart, with the only difference from the original at all being the shade of gray rendering his triple barrel shotgun is a little lighter than before. If you factor everything into account Streetwise is definitely an outstanding reproduction of his Hasbro release and the absolute best Deluxe in the team.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/streetwise.jpg" alt="streetwise" title="streetwise" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/streetwisepose.jpg" alt="streetwise" title="streetwise" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/streetwisepose2.jpg" alt="streetwise" title="streetwise" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/streetwisealt.jpg" alt="streetwise" title="streetwise" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/streetwisealtback.jpg" alt="streetwise" title="streetwise" width="640" height="480" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The Protectobot team leader Hot Spot is a different story entirely when compared to his teammates. Although the plastic quality feels cheaper than on both the Hasbro and Takara versions, this more dubious release is actually better than both of them combined, as every paint application from both figures, is here, making for a very detailed and amazing looking improvement on a mold I already really loved. I never thought one of these knockoffs could ever be better than both of their original figures, but Hot Spot makes that look easy, becoming by far my favorite aspect of the set.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/hotspot.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/hotspotpose.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/hotspotpose2.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/hotspotalt.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/hotspotaltback.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/protectabotsize.jpg" alt="hotspot" title="hotspot" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Despite some of their admittedly minor shortcomings, all five of these Knock Off Protectabots really do look great together, especially in group shots like this!</span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/protectabots.jpg" alt="protectabots" title="protectabots" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/protectabotalt.jpg" alt="protectabots" title="protectabots" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>When combined, Defensor looks just as impressive and can hold a pose just as solidly as the official gestalt can, but some of the joints, especially the elbows can be just a little too loose at times, and the ratchet joints don’t feel quite as strong, but overall there combined form Defensor looks great, and feels above average for a knockoff, but still not as solid as the authentic figures when combined.<span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/defensor.jpg" alt="defensor" title="defensor" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Overall, I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by this set of Knock off Combiner Wars Protectabots. Even without factoring in how inexpensive the set is, what you get here is a relatively faithfully reproduced team of KO Protectabots that feature very accurate and cleanly applied paint applications which on Hot Spot are actually better than the original, and a build quality that is by no means perfect but definitely better than I could have ever expected. If you are okay with some minor differences to the official figures, and some loose joints here and there, then this set of Knock Off Combiner Wars Protectabots can make a fitting addition to a collection of official figures or Knockoffs alike and is more than worth its asking price.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kocombinerwarsdefensor/defensorclose.jpg" alt="defensor" title="defensor" width="640" height="480" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/defensor.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=266982">defensor.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Combiner</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/defensorclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=217632">defensorclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/ko_combiner_wars_defensor#comments Bootleg 2017 ABS Bootleg China Combiner Combiner Wars Generations Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy $ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:31:10 +0000 quinncat 15325 at http://www.iquantascores.com KO Oversized seeker http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/ko_oversized_seeker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">KO Oversized seeker</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Turn a once great mold into something more interesting but not as objectively good</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><strong><a href="http://sirtoys.com/toys.php?a=44&amp;c=1&amp;p=3786&amp;t=Seeker_Classics_OS_22cm_Blue.html">This figure was provided by Sirtoys.com</a></strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Although it’s been repainted countless times by now, I’ve only ever gotten one, Transformers Classics Skywarp, but actually mine broke a few years ago and now the prices are so high for it that I’d have to get pretty lucky to have one again, either that or just get another use of the mold, but when Sirtoys surprised me with these two Oversized Seeker Knockoffs, you could say I was definitely... surprised, as these two use the seeker mold as a base for a multitude of additions, some better than others, that turn a once great mold into something more interesting but not as objectively good. Regardless of what they are, I’ll be looking at just one of the two, because aside from their color schemes both of these figures are identical.</p> <p>In jet mode, this Oversized KO Seeker isn’t really showing much of its design changes and idiosyncrasies yet, because aside from its pretty garish colors it doesn’t look too bad. The plastic quality feels ok, but it’s really nothing great for a bootleg, and the original mold’s jet mode is Oversized pretty faithfully. It does have its share of problems like the wings falling off every once and a while, but really it’s not a terrible alt mode by any means either. One notable addition is the single null ray that can be attached to either wing, it holds on very well but looks a little weird considering there’s only one per figure. When compared I have to say I like the white one’s jet mode better than the blue’s, because the white and blue looks a decent amount better to me than the blue and gold seen more prominently in the pictures I took, honestly neither of them looks anything more than really weird, and they don’t feel any more than just ok but they are huge, and pretty harmless so far.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekeralt.jpg" alt="seekeralt" title="seekeralt" width="640" height="480" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekeralt2.jpg" alt="seekeralt" title="seekeralt" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekeraltsize.jpg" alt="seekeralt" title="seekeralt" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Transforming these two is a pretty decent affair, as it’s a pretty faithful reproduction of the original classics seeker conversion scheme, it just feels a lot worse, not terrible but nowhere near the original, especially considering you have to remove the wings and reapply them in robot mode, where they have to be slanted diagonally at all times and they just love to fall off. I will say that some of the other parts actually do move pretty well, </span>however<span style="background-color: transparent;">.</span></p> <p>In robot mode, things get more garish and even more confusing, as although functionally these KO’s are pretty decent, the colors are just ridiculous and there are some very strange new additions, the first of which being the pylons on each side of the Seeker’s head can actually flip down, clearing the view of his head, but also making it pretty unable to move. Another strange addition is the added ankle swivel, and they can really only go in which is pretty useless. One addition that I actually really like is in the arms, as they can pivot forward so the Seeker’s single null ray is pointed upright, an added bit of articulation I wish the official seekers had. The other main addition here is a giant gun of indeterminable origin, they hold it pretty well, and can even hold it up, but it just looks so out of place even if you consider how our of place these figures color schemes make everything on them look. Aesthetics aside, these figures don’t feel horribly cheap, they move pretty well have reasonably tight joints and have some more articulation than their official counterparts, so I can’t say they’re that bad at all here!</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seeker.jpg" alt="seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekerback.jpg" alt=" seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekerpose.jpg" alt="seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekerpose.jpg" alt="seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>As far as size is concerned, this Ko Oversized Seeker is about in between the sizes of a Leader and Voyager class official Transformers figure, these two really tall, I wasn't expecting them to be this big before I first saw them.</p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;"><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekersize.jpg" alt="seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /></span></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/Transformers/Knockoff/kooversizedseeker/seekersize2.jpg" alt="seeker" title="seeker" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Overall I’m pretty confused about these Oversized Knockoff Seekers. For everything they do well, they also do something weird and they don’t look particularly decent but they actually are. These figures are very functional, very weird and relatively fun, I don’t know if I would recommend them per se, but they are still a very harmless purchase nonetheless.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/seekerpose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=263678">seekerpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/seekerclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=215348">seekerclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/ko_oversized_seeker#comments Bootleg 2017 ABS Bootleg China Generations Robots that turn into Aircraft Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:22:02 +0000 quinncat 15324 at http://www.iquantascores.com Misfire http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/misfire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Misfire</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Misfire is as garishly late G1 as a Transformer can be.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">14.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Titans Return is officially over, and while I like Power of the Primes a lot so far, it probably won’t live up to its predecessor to me. Like any Transformers toy line, I’m never able to afford or keep up with all the releases I would like to, so I get many of them later, and one example of this is with the Decepticon Targetmasters. I’ve reviewed one before, Triggerhappy, whom I thought was a really amazing figure, so I’ve decided to seek out the other two and review them as well!</p> <p>Misfire is as garishly late G1 as a Transformer can be, modeled in magenta and lavender with some red highlights, and I absolutely love how it all looks. In robot mode, he is just that, a very loud looking and wide character with Triggerhappy’s legs and a face sculpt that is just dripping with disapproval. I really like his lavender face and vibrant blue visor, and actually, the Titan Master itself is really well detailed. It actually looks like a real character, and not just two colors of plastic in the shape of a little guy and I really appreciate that.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896047-3/misfire.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfire" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896051-3/misfireback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfireback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896056-3/misfiretitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfiretitan" /></p> <p>Misfire’s accessories are pretty similar to Triggerhappy’s. They are dual laser rifles that look pretty different from Triggerhappy’s, but they function the same, as both can combine together to seat a titan master. One improvement these weapons make over Triggerhappy’s is that when combined, a third handle is formed so then he can actually hold it straight and not sideways.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896053-3/misfirepose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="464" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfirepose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896054-3/misfirepose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfirepose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896057-3/misfiretitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfiretitan2" /></p> <p>As far as size goes, Misfire is a lot wider and buffer than Triggerhappy, but is still around his size. These two look so good together, I can’t wait to show off all three in my Slugslinger review.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896055-3/misfiresize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfiresize" /></p> <p>Misfire’s transformation is both similar and different from Triggerhappy, but not quite as good. The legs Transform the same way, while the arms and wings just shift down and the cockpit gets folded out. It’s effective and solid, but just not as interesting as his Targetmaster colleague.</p> <p>In Jet mode, he is pretty cybertonian/futuristic in design, and I really like that too. I don’t really like this design better than Triggerhappy, but Misfire reminds me of some Cobra jet released late into the Real American Hero line of GiJoes, which is pretty interesting for a Transformer. As stated before, Misfire’s legs are the same as Triggerhappy’s meaning that the back end of their jet modes is too. This really doesn’t bother me. Honestly, I kind of like it because it gives them a more unified design signifying that they’re a team. Of course, Misfire’s Titan Master can pilot his alt mode, and he looks suitably cool in there. I’m really going to miss the Titan Master integration in vehicle mode like this, I really love the idea of the vehicle modes having little pilots.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896048-3/misfirealt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfirealt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896049-3/misfirealtback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfirealtback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896058-3/misfiretitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfiretitan3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896050-3/misfirealtsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="misfirealtsize" /></p> <p>Overall, I really like Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Misfire. He’s not the stand out surprise success that Triggerhappy was, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t a very good deluxe figure, with an eye-catching color scheme, solid transformation, accessories, design, and with a Titan Master that actually has adequate detail for once, Misfire is one Decepticon sharpshooter you ironically shouldn’t miss.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/misfireclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=286155">misfireclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/misfireclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=286155">misfireclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/misfire#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA $ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:29:15 +0000 quinncat 15279 at http://www.iquantascores.com Slugslinger http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/slugslinger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Slugslinger</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Slugslinger’s accessories are quite a bit different than his Targetmaster colleagues, as Instead of having two guns that are just mirror images of each other, he has two distinct weapons.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">14.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><img src="/gallery2/d/896126-3/slugclose_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugclose" /></p> <p>Titans Return is officially over, and while I like Power of the Primes a lot so far, it probably won’t live up to its predecessor to me. Like any Transformers toy line, I’m never able to afford or keep up with all the releases I would like to, so I get many of them later, and one example of this is with the Decepticon Targetmasters. I’ve reviewed one before, Triggerhappy, whom I thought was a really amazing figure, so I’ve decided to seek out the other two and review them as well!</p> <p>My favorite of the three aesthetically speaking, Slugslinger is modeled in light blue and white, with a myriad of different colors used throughout tampographed onto his shins, shoulders, body, and wings emulating the sticker detail on his original G1 figure. I actually like these details a lot, although as shown on the Japanese version, the color scheme looks a little more solid and unified without them. I’m not as enthralled by his color scheme as I was Misfire, but the combination of white and light blue still looks great on Slugslinger. What is most striking about his design to me, is the face sculpt, emanating pure confide and tenacity one look at Slugslinger, and you know what he is about as a character. Speaking of character, his Titan Master, like Misfire’s, could actually be one, as the white and red paint applied to his face does a lot to bring out those details, bringing the majority of ironically faceless Titan Masters back to their Wave 1 roots.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896122-3/slug_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slug" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896125-3/slugback_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896127-3/slugpose_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896131-3/slugtitan_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugtitan" /></p> <p>Slugslinger’s accessories are quite a bit different than his Targetmaster colleagues, as Instead of having two guns that are just mirror images of each other, he has two distinct weapons. First is a white single barreled rifle, and the second is a dual barrel gun that can accommodate a titan master. The guns can then combine into one long single barreled rifle or a slightly shorter triple barreled one. These weapons are some of my favorite in the entire Titans return line, as they are both solid on their own, and their combined form is just as strong. The awkward side handles of wave 3 are gone, and the weapons themselves are individually designed, and I really like them! Slugslinger just looks so cool holding them, I like to imagine what they would fire, maybe the white one is a grenade launcher and the double barrel one fires lasers?</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896128-3/slugpose2_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugpose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896129-3/slugpose3_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugpose3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896132-3/slugtitan2_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugtitan2" /></p> <p>Together all three Decepticon target masters look undeniably evil together. They’re just dripping with late G1 garishness, and I absolutely love that these three characters actually got classics style updates! Despite the fact that all three are great figures on their own, you really do need to get all three like this.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896130-3/slugsize_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugsize" /></p> <p>Slugslinger’s transformation is very solid and efficient but it really isn’t as interesting as his colleagues. The legs fold up the same way as all three, and the body and arms work exactly the same as Misfire. The wings just hang off the sides, so they don’t really contribute to the transformation much at all. Really this is a pretty good transformation, it just uses all the more pedestrian parts from the other two target masters and leaves out the parts that made them so groundbreaking and interesting.</p> <p>In Jet mode, he is pretty cybertonian and futuristic in design like his compatriots except for his iconic dual cockpits, that is really the main reason people remember him at all. Really Triggerhappy reminds me of an X-Wing or an Arwing, Misfire reminds me of a late 80’s early 90’s cobra jet, but Triggerhappy only reminds me of himself, and I really like that! In terms of Titan Master integration, much like Misfire a pilot couldn’t really fit in his cockpit(s) so there is space for one just behind them, and I think it works fine. Really this is just a very good, solid an iconic jet mode and I don’t have much to say about it beyond that.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896123-3/slugalt_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896124-3/slugaltback_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugaltback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/896133-3/slugtitan3_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=ce28bd1ce90f0cc9e2625daf61d82152" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="slugtitan3" /></p> <p>Overall, I really like Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Slugslinger. He’s not the stand out surprise success that Triggerhappy was, but he is more iconic looking than Misfire, really creating a nice middle ground between the two. He lacks the interesting moments in both of their transformations, but he is also more iconic looking than both of them. He is not only a very good deluxe figure, with an eye catching color scheme, solid transformation, really good accessories and a nice head sculpt but also an iconic while obscure decepticon that would be a disservice to your ranks if they lacked his inclusion. If you have always wanted a new iteration of the character, or if you just want to complete your Decepticon targetmaster team, Slugslinger, like his two fellow teammates, is one figure you definitely don’t want to miss. Just make sure you don’t have to pay an exorbitant amount for him like some eBay sellers would want you to do! I learned that the hard way.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/slugclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=79565">slugclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/slugclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=79565">slugclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/slugslinger#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA $ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:03:28 +0000 quinncat 15280 at http://www.iquantascores.com Triggerhappy http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/triggerhappy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Triggerhappy</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Before Topspin and Twintwist were being called the best deluxe Transformers in a while, there was Triggerhappy.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">16.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Before Topspin and Twintwist were being called the best deluxe Transformers in a while, there was Triggerhappy; a deceptively (get it?) intricate update to a very obscure character that helped to show just how good the deluxe size class could be after Combiner Wars left some a little tired in terms of design conventions. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01CY1ZYDA"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "446f1c7542d5c052887d569a789c0535"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> Starting in robot mode, there are really no complaints I could ever make about it. It's just very, very good in a way few are. First of all, the color scheme is in my opinion, really attractive. The blue is just dark enough to look really striking with all of Triggerhappy's gold highlights. The gray plastic color choice does look kind of cheap, but it at least complements the rest well enough. My favorite aspect of the color scheme has to do when his Titan master (which yes, has an unpainted robot mode) in head mode. This detail specifically are the eyes, because I think they stand out really well. Maybe it's because of the blue color that surrounds them highlighting the eyes in such a cool way but regardless, I really like it. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890972-3/trigger.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890975-3/triggerback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890981-3/triggertitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890980-3/triggersize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p>Also in this mode Triggerhappy's hands can be transformed as if they were going into jet mode, making them into really long gun hands. It's not in the instructions, but it is a cool feature to use. In addition to that, Triggerhappy includes two guns that can, of course plug together, and the results are just as mixed as usual. That being said, I like the design of the guns individually, and they can be attached to his arm cannons to make them look even more ridiculously overkill. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890977-3/triggerpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890978-3/triggerpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890979-3/triggerpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p>Triggerhappy's transformation is both mine and many other people's favorite part. The legs are simple but effective, as they basically just bend at the knees, and the arms are simply done by replacing his hands with the cannons, and folding out the wings. The real fun comes from his body, as the waist disconnects from it, only for it to revolve all the way around to plug back in at the top of his body. Meanwhile, the shoulders and sides of the body extend outward and double hinge back, completing the jet mode. What a simply satisfying transformation, I love it! </p> <p>In jet mode, Triggerhappy looks perfect. The construction is very solid, there is little to no visible robot parts, and the vehicle itself has a very cohesive, well thought out design that makes it look more like a vehicle from Star Wars instead of Transformers. What definitely helps are the paint apps, as no spots of the alt mode look underrepresented as far as deco is concerned. I especially like the stripes on the wings, because I think it gives the mode a little more personality than it otherwise would have. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890973-3/triggeralt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890974-3/triggeraltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/890982-3/triggertitanalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Triggerhappy" /></p> <p>Overall, Transformers Titans Return Deluxe Class Triggerhappy is just great. The Transformation, character design, and yes, even the paint are done impeccably well. While his guns are just fine, I'm not going to count that against the figure too heavily considering everything else is so good. God enough, that it makes Triggerhappy not just a very good decepticon to fill out your ranks with, but one of my favorite Transformers figures in recent memory. (Although I still think Topspin is better!) Do yourself a favor, and get him as soon as possible!<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/triggerclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77344">triggerclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/triggerclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77344">triggerclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/triggerhappy#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Wed, 02 May 2018 15:22:49 +0000 quinncat 15210 at http://www.iquantascores.com Breakaway http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/breakaway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Breakaway</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>If Quake’s improvement of the Hardhead mold is one way a repaint/remold can go, Transformers Titans Return Deluxe “Breakaway” is the opposite.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><img src="/gallery2/d/891010-3/breakclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakclose" /></p> <p>If Quake’s improvement of the Hardhead mold is one way a repaint/remold can go, Transformers Titans Return Deluxe “Breakaway” is the opposite. It takes a similarly good mold (Chromedome) and makes it just look boring and more than a little forgettable. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01BY1KKZS"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "49281bb90f91bcab08386ddbf18119b4"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> In robot mode, any positives I would have just stem from the fact that Breakaway is using Chromedome’s body mold, because otherwise he really doesn’t bring anything new that makes him any better or even as good as his predecessor. From the all white arms that are just begging to be blue (they would at least look less boring that way) to the fact that the color scheme appears to be generally unfinished. I get the general impression that whoever chose these colors simply didn’t finish, and that really bothers me. One other addition Breakaway gives this mold is a new face sculpt, but even that fails to impress me. Just like everything else in this mode, it’s pretty boring! I do appreciate the subtle asymmetry on his forehead, but other than that the new head sculpt really lacks any personality, which is a shame. I actually really like G1 Getaway and even he has more color detail than this modern interpretation, and that is not right! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891006-3/break.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="break" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891009-3/breakback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891012-3/breakpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakpose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891015-3/breaktitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breaktitan" /></p> <p>Accessories are, as you can expect, the same as Chromedome’s which definitely isn’t a bad thing, so I can’t fault Breakaway for using them. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891011-3/breakpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891013-3/breakpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakpose3" /></p> <p>Breakaway’s transformation is the same story, and I thought Chromedome’s was really effective and enjoyable. I will say that if you are tired of that conversion scheme due to Combiner Wars, Breakaway wont try too hard to change your mind. </p> <p>In vehicle mode, I have a lot less of a problem with the color scheme. In fact, I like it in a sort of retro G1 evocative way. I do wish it featured some new details and didn’t try to conform to G1 Getaway’s simplistic nature as much as it does, but honestly that doesn’t bother me too much so I can’t realistically complain. The weapon integration in this mode is, of course, back from Chromedome, and yeah I still really like it.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891007-3/breakalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891008-3/breakaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="breakaltback" /></p> <p>With everything out of the way, what do I think of Transformers Titans Return Breakaway? Honestly, I can’t feel bad for it because of how blatantly lazy it is, but I can’t hate it either. It’s the perfect example of a copy and paste low effort repaint that really “kills it” with the Chromedome mode, as in it diminishes it. If you are looking for a good Titans Return repaint, Breakaway might as well not even exist, because you should’ve gotten Quake already. This figure isn't bad or anything, it's just not enough!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/breakclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=65472">breakclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Cars</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/breakclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=65472">breakclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/breakaway#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Cars Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:59:01 +0000 quinncat 15202 at http://www.iquantascores.com Bruticus (G2) http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/bruticus_g2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Bruticus (G2)</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>All 6 members of G2 Bruticus are repaints from the G1 Bruticus wave of Transformers Generations</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">100.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Combiner Wars was a line that I really wanted to buy figures from, but at the time, I didn't have the money to do so, but a few months ago I happened to be in Toronto, when, upon finding the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus box set for what I'll admit could've been a lower price, I finally completed my first, and one of my favorite Combiners. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01BLFLCFY"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "db157f6c544fc49abbebb104fda60a8d"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> All 6 members of G2 Bruticus are repaints from the G1 Bruticus wave of Transformers Generations and because of this, the set is definitely the best G2 Bruticus we're ever going to get, unless Takara decides to make Masterpiece ones, but until then, the 6 components; G2 Onslaught, vortex, swindle, Blast Off, Brawl and Shockwave are pretty great.</p> <p>Onslaught looks very formidable in both modes, be it his long military Truck mode, or his tall, commanding presence in robot mode. This mold while being a retool of Hot Spot, succeeds in looking almost nothing like him, as the head, feet, chest, shoulders, and backpack are completely new, reinventing the mold's alt mode by turning what was the back, into the front and vice versa. The Truck mode itself looks ok, as it seems a little slapdash in spots, but the robot mode is actually amazing, as, despite the huge backpack, it captures Onslaught's authoritative nature perfectly, especially in it's head sculpt. The color scheme is also, very accurate in capturing the original's garish banana yellow with purple camouflage, something every member of the team shares, and the main draw for me, in getting this set, as those disgusting colors look dated in the best way. Accessories are necessary but nothing more, as Hotspot's guns are back, and look great in Onslaught's hands or for a more accurate approach, mounted behind his head.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891224-3/onslaughtclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891220-3/onslaught.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaught" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891222-3/onslaughtaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtaltback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891225-3/onslaughtpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891221-3/onslaughtalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891222-3/onslaughtaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtaltback" /></p> <p>Vortex skips the heavy retooling given to Onslaught and goes for a straight repainted approach, as he features no molding differences from wave 1's Alpha Bravo. Despite this, the figure looks unmistakably like vortex and, in my opinion, uses the mold better than previous versions, as the head sculpt's hidden evil potential is realized in full. He also includes a purple rifle, and the combiner hand/foot/gun from Alpha Bravo. Helicopter mode is just as good, as it's baby blue and purple color scheme actually looks pretty striking! His gun and combiner part can both mount in different spots on the helicopter mode as well. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891240-3/vortex.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortex" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891244-3/vortexback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891245-3/vortexpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891246-3/vortexpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexpose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891247-3/vortexpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexpose3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891248-3/vortexpose4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexpose4" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891242-3/vortexalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891243-3/vortexaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="vortexaltback" /></p> <p>Up next is Swindle, my favorite member of the team, and arguably the best mold in the set, as it's a heavy remold of Wave 3's Rook. The neon salmony red is so obnoxious with the purple camo I love it, and his head sculpt couldn't be anyone else. His accessories are the same as his original release, which is good, but his hand/foot/gun is a little too heavy for the figure to hold it up for long. His Jeep mode is pretty good too, but considering his fists are in the way, I don't know where a driver would sit. This is mitigated a little bit by the storage for his hand/foot/gun, as it covers up any seats the vehicle would have anyway. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891237-3/swindleclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindleclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891233-3/swindle.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindle" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891236-3/swindleback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindleback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891238-3/swindlepose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindlepose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891239-3/swindlepose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindlepose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891234-3/swindlealt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindlealt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891235-3/swindlealtback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="swindlealtback" /></p> <p>Coming after Swindle, Blastoff definitely brings a divisive change to the character's typical formula, changing his alt mode from a very small space shuttle, to a more terrestrial fighter jet and in turn, uses the firefly mold. Personally, I'm totally fine with blastoff being a jet considering it makes more sense given combaticon team's theme, but I do understand how Blastoff's shuttle mode would be missed especially since it made him stand out among the more traditional military vehicles inhabiting the team. The jet mode wears his purple camo proudly, and the color scheme in this mode generally represents the shuttle he once was pretty well. Robot mode is a similar story as, other than the color scheme, Blastoff's general appearance shares little with his G2 appearance considering the new mold but that's not to say he doesn't look really cool because honestly, I almost prefer this over his original design. Like the mold itself, Blastoff includes the flamethrower and combiner part that belong to firefly, and they suit him very well.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891205-3/blastoffclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891201-3/blastoff.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoff" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891204-3/blastoffback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891206-3/blastoffpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891207-3/blastoffpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffpose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891202-3/blastoffalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891203-3/blastoffaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="blastoffaltback" /></p> <p>Second from the last is Brawl. This mold was at one point the target of some criticism over it’s midsection in robot mode, but before getting into any of that, I’ll look at the vehicle mode. As a tank, Brawl is pretty serviceable and I have little to really say about it. It’s solid, an okay size, and pretty adequately painted in some questionable but nonetheless accurate neon green with purple camouflage. I love it, because he looks like a little G2 Megatron. Brawl’s hand foot gun can also be used in this mode, as a little peg can flip out of the turret to accommodate it. Brawl’s robot mode looks similarly good in my opinion, but he does have some loose hinges, particularly in the shoulders, that hinder some of the enjoyment for me considering his hand foot gun weighs his arm down because of the loose joint. That’s not really a big deal, because I really like how they updated G2 Brawl’s robot mode aesthetically. All the intricate detail looks awesome, although it does get a little lost in the neon green and purple. Finally, Brawl’s articulation is pretty standard aside from an ankle pivot, which like swindle’s is unexpected, but highly appreciated.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891212-3/brawlclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawlclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891208-3/brawl.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawl" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891211-3/brawlback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawlback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891213-3/brawlpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawlpose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891209-3/brawlalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawlalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891210-3/brawlaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="brawlaltback" /></p> <p>Last but definitely not least is Shockwave. A “Legends” class figure, (more like scout class really) Shockwave is actually in an approximation of his Action Master color scheme with some added red limbs to most likely make him look as garishly G2 as his Combaticon cohorts. I really have no negatives to say about this little Shockwave. He has a really cool color scheme, lots of articulation, and a transformation that is completely different from any other Shockwave figure. He’s also surprisingly expressive for only having a single eye for a face, and honestly Shockwave might be my favorite part of the set. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891227-3/shockwave.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwave" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891230-3/shockwaveback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwaveback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891231-3/shockwavepose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwavepose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891232-3/shockwavepose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwavepose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891228-3/shockwavealt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwavealt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891229-3/shockwavealtback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="shockwavealtback" /></p> <p>Now this set wouldn’t be called “G2 Bruticus” if they didn’t combine, so let’s get into that! </p> <p>Actually combining all six components is really fun! This is my first complete Combiner Wars team (a little late, right?) so I was taken a back a little, like many people with there first complete CW team, by just how solid and perfect everything was about the combination sequence, It just felt like combiners were finally done right.</p> <p>The actual combined form of G2 Bruticus is a similar story. It’s solid, adequately detailed, well proportioned, well articulated, and really tall! It’s just awesome that something so garish, something that is such a product of its time could get a modern interpretation that works so well. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891215-3/bruticusclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="bruticusclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891214-3/bruticus.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="bruticus" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891216-3/bruticuspose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="bruticuspose" /></p> <p>Overall, Transformers Generations Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus is a great set. Each of it’s components are fully developed figures if there own, and the combined form itself is just a perfect representation of the character. That being said, be aware that this figure might not be worth anything over a hundred dollars, so don’t over pay like I did. But, if you can find the set for a price that is comfortable for you, then you won’t be disappointed.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891226-3/onslaughtpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="onslaughtpose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891217-3/combaticons.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="combaticons" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891218-3/combaticons2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="combaticons2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891219-3/combaticons3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="combaticons3" /><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/bruticusclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=254164">bruticusclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Trucks</div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/bruticusclose_1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=254164">bruticusclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/bruticus_g2#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Combiner Wars Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Robots that turn into Tanks Robots that turn into Trucks Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA $ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:58:44 +0000 quinncat 15193 at http://www.iquantascores.com Quake http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/quake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Quake</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Quake has served as a pretty pleasant surprise to me.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><img src="/gallery2/d/891052-3/quakeclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakeclose" /></p> <p>The last Deluxe I have yet to review from Wave four of Transformers Titans Return; “Quake” has served as a pretty pleasant surprise to me, as although I was well aware I would like the figure considering it’s mold, I didn’t think I would like it quite as much as I actually do. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LXPE1VN"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "76fad2c89c3739f3eae62fce0f14c673"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> In robot mode, Quake looks absolutely nothing like Hardhead, which is pretty remarkable to me. The fact that a repaint can do so much to make itself look like something completely different from what it initially was is polarizing to me, and Quake is one of the best examples of this I’ve ever seen. I think Hardhead already had a great robot mode, (you can read my review of him for more on that!) but Quake’s new color scheme and head sculpt, in my mind, really improve upon what was already a great looking figure. I especially love how the head sculpt and colors (even the Decepticon lightning bolts) make him look like a grunt suit from some real robot anime, and the fact that basically any Titan Master looks good on Quake’s body definitely helps. Speaking of Titan Masters, Quake’s (named “Casm”) goes against the visual complexity of his larger body by looking really boring and uninspired. That being said, I can’t expect too much from a Titan Master, so his blue body and gray everything else really isn’t a big deal considering his small size and the pretty minute importance of giving Casm much detail anyway. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891047-3/quake.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quake" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891051-3/quakeback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakeback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891057-3/quaketitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quaketitan" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891056-3/quakesize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakesize" /></p> <p>Quake’s accessories are of course, the same as Hardhead’s but again, I like them a little better here. First is his very standard issue looking stock machine gun, the perfect weapon for someone as militaristically generic as Quake. Second, is his shoulder cannon. It can attach to a joint mount at his shoulder or Quake can switch weapons, meaning that he could just hold the cannon in his hand while the machine gun stays on the mount. Just like with Hardhead, I really like the versatility.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891053-3/quakepose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakepose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891054-3/quakepose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakepose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891055-3/quakepose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakepose3" /></p> <p>Transformation is the same as Hardhead’s of course, so I’m not going to go step by step, but I will say that it is still as effective and concise as his mold brother. </p> <p>The result, is a tank mode that looks as utilitarian as one could expect. I really think the new colors suit the mold well, as the light blue cockpit and copious amounts of colored detail help the tank mode in looking generic without looking boring. It just looks like it’s made to look intimidating and to kill efficiently, which is what to expect for any evil war machine. The only thing missing is a list of crossed out Autobot symbols to indicate kills, but that might give Quake a little too much individuality. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891048-3/quakealt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakealt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891049-3/quakealtback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakealtback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891058-3/quaketitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quaketitan2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891059-3/quaketitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quaketitan3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891060-3/quaketitan4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quaketitan4" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/891050-3/quakealtsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=e3d37914f9acfe8a871053ec9cec13d9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="quakealtsize" /></p> <p>Putting everything into consideration, Transformers Generations Titans Return Quake is probably one of my favorite Deluxe class figures ever, and definitely my favorite of 2017. From it’s versatile accessories, good articulation, unparalleled aesthetics, and overall efficient, precise Transformation Titans Return Quake is a Deluxe figure I don’t think you want, because more accurately, you need it. He’s a Decepticon for Zeon fans, and for that I couldn’t be happier. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/quakeclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71246">quakeclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/quakeclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71246">quakeclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/quake#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Tanks Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:14:48 +0000 quinncat 15201 at http://www.iquantascores.com Seaspray http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/seaspray <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Seaspray</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It's a fantastic update that pays tribute to the classic design while using modern engineering. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I don't remember a lot of episodes of the original Transformers cartoon, but I remember the one where Seaspray turned himself into a human to try to impress a girl. That girl also transformed into a robot to be with him. It was messed up. But it made me like Seaspray as a character, despite having a relatively dopey toy.</p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LYCPNN6"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "0751a44780f0290570bbf8230afa704c"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> This all-new version of Seaspray was released as part of the Titans Return line in 2017. I think it's a fantastic update that pays tribute to the classic design while using modern engineering. </p> <p>Seaspray's vehicle mode is of a Hovercraft. The blue section surrounding the ship would be the inflatable part, while the large turbines would thrust the vehicle forward.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883731-3/P9271814.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271814.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883732-3/P9271815.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271815.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883733-3/P9271817.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271817.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883735-3/P9271819.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271819.jpg" /></p> <p>The rear section can open up to store a Headmaster from the Titans Return line.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883734-3/P9271818.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271818.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation is simple enough, with some interesting engineering in the legs. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883736-3/P9271820.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271820.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883738-3/P9271822.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271822.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883739-3/P9271823.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271823.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883740-3/P9271824.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271824.jpg" /></p> <p>The giant fan intake on the top of the hovercraft is removable and becomes some kind of weapon that slots into the hole on the forearm. The box can stay attached to the chest, but it looks bulky.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883741-3/P9271825.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271825.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883742-3/P9271826.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271826.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883743-3/P9271827.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271827.jpg" /></p> <p>The feet are a bit long in the front and the ankles don't allow forward movement as much. The end result is Seaspray has a tendency to tip over backwards quite a bit.</p> <p>And although you can't see it in these photos, the inner arms have tattoos in ancient Autobot that spell out the name of the woman that Seaspray fell in love with - Alana.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P9271823.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71701">P9271823.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Boats</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P9271823_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71701">P9271823.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/seaspray#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations Robots that turn into Boats Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:18:08 +0000 JoshB 15102 at http://www.iquantascores.com Cosmos http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/cosmos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Cosmos</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p> I'm glad I got a chance to pick it up the second time around.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Cosmos is a re-release of of the 2014 release, without his Payload mini-con. The figure has the same sculpt, with slightly different paint details. Like, super-slight. Apparently he was re-released due to perceived rarity at Hasbro.</p> <p>But I never got this version, so when I saw him on the shelves as part of the Titans Return line, I picked him up.</p> <p>Note that despite being under the Titans Return label, the toy does not work with any of the Titans figures, nor does it have any additional gimmicks.</p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LXPDYX2"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "1a0d712c9e8fa4f454486871d74670ba"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> Cosmos has a really sharp UFO mode, with all of the panels having some kind of tab or peg to make sure the sections stick together. The green plastic used is slightly darker than the 2014 release.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883772-3/P9271802.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271802.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883773-3/P9271803.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271803.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883774-3/P9271804.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271804.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883775-3/P9271805.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271805.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883776-3/P9271806.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271806.jpg" /></p> <p>Robot mode is cool, but I am fairly confident that I've got the shoulders in the wrong position. I think the shoulder pads should be upright and turned forwards so you can see the autobot symbol. The Autobot symbol is slightly smaller in this release. Still, I like the look.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883777-3/P9271807.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271807.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883778-3/P9271808.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271808.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883779-3/P9271809.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271809.jpg" /></p> <p>In this version, the head is molded in red (instead of painted) and the visor is now painted metallic blue.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883780-3/P9271810.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271810.jpg" /></p> <p>Due to the ball-joint construction, it's naturally very poseable. It's a lot of fun to pose, and the wide feet allow for stable stances.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883781-3/P9271811.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271811.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883782-3/P9271812.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271812.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/883783-3/P9271813.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=5965966d845094a3d796c8503db734b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P9271813.jpg" /></p> <p>Not much else to say other than I'm glad I got a chance to pick it up the second time around.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P9271811.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73979">P9271811.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P9271810.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=82909">P9271810.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/cosmos#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations Robots that turn into Aircraft Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:37:49 +0000 JoshB 15103 at http://www.iquantascores.com Perceptor http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/perceptor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Perceptor</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I don't really know why, but I've always liked Perceptor.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I don't really know why, but I've always liked Perceptor. Maybe it's his unique alt mode, or design or something but honestly I'm not sure. What I am sure of is that Hasbro/Takara have made two definitive modern interpretations of Perceptor, and this, under the Transformers Generations Titans Return banner, is the most recent. </p> <p>Robot mode is a lovingly remastered rendition of the classic G1 toy. The color placement is almost identical, even down to the original's stickers being represented as tampographs on his legs. I especially like the green on his shoulders, as it breaks up the red, black, silver, and turquoise that this figure, like all perceptors feature in generally the same spots. The detailing as a whole draws the most inspiration from the G1 toy, but his anime accurate face is the solitary detail that says otherwise. I'm happy for this change, as this Perceptor's face sculpt is awesome, but I could imagine it either way, especially considering the very difficult to photograph Titan Master has it! The only real problem the robot mode presents comes when looking at the figures articulation, which is honestly pretty good. What isn't are the thighs, as they are a little too long, making Perceptor's full knee bend look really weird. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882964-3/perceptor.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptor.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882972-3/perceptorback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883028-3/perceptortitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptortitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories are probably the most versatile of any Transformer I've reviewed thus far. Perceptor's main attachment is his iconic ocular lens (which yes, does actually work) that, when not mounted on his shoulder, can hinge to his back. Other than that, the "weapon" can attach on to Perceptor's arm as a Megatron esq. fusion cannon. As far as designated firearms go, Perceptor includes his very IDW inspired sniper rifle! I'm really happy this is included, and his Titan Master can sit in it, but since his head doesn't look up, you can't actually do any sniping poses with it. When not in use, you can store the rifle on his back, in a similar way to the ocular lens. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883025-3/perceptorpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883026-3/perceptorpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorpose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883027-3/perceptorpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorpose3.jpg" /></p> <p>perceptorpose4.jpg</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883022-3/perceptorback2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorback2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883023-3/perceptorback3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptorback3.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation from robot to either of the figures alternate modes (microscope and tank) is very similar to the G1 toy. Despite that, both modes don't seem very solid as barely anything is actually held in securely, making both modes feel a little loose or insecure. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LYCMJBP"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "eb9657fd16a8da85cbbcf72a90a1d3b9"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> Microscope mode is cool, and functional if a little easy to misalign and it's height is comparable to a high grade or deluxe. The Titan Master can fit in a designated space on the microscope stage for observation, but not at all securely. The sniper rifle can also mount on the lens, but it's practicality is nonexistent except when he's observing a decepticon. The Tank mode is also pretty interesting, but falls flat in one crucial area: the Titan Master doesn't fit in it! There is a special connection point so it looks like the Titan Master is driving the tank, but it is improperly sized! This makes the mode a little pointless, which is a big letdown because the accessories can be used here in a variety of ways as alternate gun barrels for the tank! What a crucial mistake to ruin an otherwise harmless mode! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882965-3/perceptoralt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoralt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883029-3/perceptortitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptortitan2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882970-3/perceptoraltsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoraltsize.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882966-3/perceptoralt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoralt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882967-3/perceptoralt3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoralt3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882968-3/perceptoralt4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoralt4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882969-3/perceptoralt5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoralt5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/882971-3/perceptoraltsize2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="perceptoraltsize2.jpg" /></p> <p>And with that, I can say with some certainty that I'm a little disappointed with this latest rendition of Perceptor. All three modes get the look perfectly, and I mean that, but they fall behind in some key areas, let it be insecure connections in alt modes, and the lacking Titan Master integration in those modes. For that, I'll say get this preceptor for the robot mode, but for anything else I'd say the 2011 Generations Perceptor might be a better bet. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/perceptorclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=260351">perceptorclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/perceptorclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=260351">perceptorclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/perceptor#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:30:34 +0000 quinncat 15081 at http://www.iquantascores.com Krok http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/krok <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Krok</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Krok is a repaint of Titans Return Wave one's Skullsmasher</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Krok was never on my top list of characters that I would ever want to see a modern release of, and it's a little weird to me that yes, before the Predacons, G1 Dinobots, or even a full Rodimus Prime, we get not one, but two modern interpretations of an Action Master in a lower tier than sky fall. That being said, we have the figure now, and at the very least, it looks cool. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LY11Y26"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "a042fc21a5cd1b95eddc37d0df394f2a"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> In Robot Mode, Krok is a repaint of Titans Return Wave one's Skullsmasher, and in turn has all the same flaws as the original, mainly the loose hips, but looking past that, Krok is still pretty fun. The color scheme is by far my favorite part, the toxic 90's green combined with the purple, pink and, black looks very eye catching and dynamic, but it's the awesome Titan Master head sculpt that really makes it. Articulation is standard for a deluxe, but one added feature is a swivel below the elbow that acts as a wrist rotation. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883045-3/krok.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krok.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883048-3/krokback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883067-3/kroktitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kroktitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories are pretty versatile. First, is his bright green, impossible to photograph pistol, complemented by his alligator mode's tail, that can be used as a sort of club weapon. Both can combine into a larger gun that can seat a Titan Master but, I sort of just prefer the pistol. If all else fails you can also deploy the claws from alligator mode like wolverine. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883050-3/krokpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883063-3/krokpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokpose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883064-3/krokpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokpose3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883065-3/krokpose4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokpose4.jpg" /></p> <p>Size is fine for Krok, nothing unusual to report when next to other deluxes, but with fellow alligator Skullsmasher, it becomes clear to me how much better Krok uses this mold. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883066-3/kroksize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kroksize.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation is more logical than interesting, but it does the job. The legs just flip back, the arms take the place of the robot head, and the alligator head folds over it. Combine the accessories together, and plug it in the end, and you're done!</p> <p>Krok's Alligator mode is awesome, and has a lot of personality! It's mouth can open revealing some awesome translucent green teeth, and the Titan Master sits under a now translucent cover, so you can see him in there. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883046-3/krokalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883047-3/krokaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="krokaltback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883068-3/kroktitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kroktitan2.jpg" /></p> <p>Overall, Krok is a surprisingly decent figure for who it is. The articulation is good, Transformation is decent, and their is a lot of paint. Because of this, Transformers Titans Return Deluxe Class Krok, is a harmless figure that is great for fans of Titans Return Skullsmasher, or if you just need a new Decepticon for your ranks. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/krokclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=226842">krokclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/krokclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=226842">krokclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/krok#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:57:14 +0000 quinncat 15082 at http://www.iquantascores.com Kup http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/kup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Kup</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>After Titans Return Hot Rod I was really wondering if we would be getting a 1986 movie style Kup to go with him, and thankfully, here it is! </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>After Titans Return Hot Rod I was really wondering if we would be getting a 1986 movie style Kup to go with him, and thankfully, here it is! </p> <p>In Robot mode, kup's color scheme is for the most part, true to his G1 toy and for that, I like it a lot. Details like the headlights showing through his clear windshield chest are really cool, and the overall proportions are well balanced. One aspect of this mode that's really impressive, is it's complete lack of kibble or extraneous parts, making for a design that's very clean and blocky, perfect for Kup. One final detail is Kup's Titan Master that, while looking kinda boring in it's robot mode, transforms into a very expressive head sculpt that makes sure you know what the character of Kup is all about by looking at it. What makes this even better, is the figure's redesigned neck connector, where the Titan Master has to be plugged in with his head backwards for a very secure fit. Articulation is pretty standard, so no complaints there but Kup does have a wrist joint due to the Transformation, so his hands can move out. My one grievance is that the hips are really loose on mine, but your mileage may vary. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883086-3/kup.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kup.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883090-3/kupback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883107-3/kuptitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kuptitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Kup's accessories are two guns that look like hand cannons. He holds them a little loosely on mine, but it's nothing major. The guns can of course combine, and seat a Titan Master really securely. When combined, the guns can be stored on his back, and I like to think of it as a jet pack of sorts. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883105-3/kuppose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kuppose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883108-3/kuptitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kuptitan2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883091-3/kupback2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupback2.jpg" /></p> <p>Size for Kup is pretty accurate as far as I'm concerned when compared to Hot Rod as, they are about the same height.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883106-3/kupsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation is really creative and smart. Kup's arms fold up into a solid block while his legs unfold themselves, and the fold back together the other way, making the entire back and sides of the truck. Finally, the windshield opens, and the front hood and bumper folds out. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LYOLJ4Y"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "4463bde0b9c2f09c5c03fe14ed867846"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> Kup's Vehicle mode is an amazing representation of his G1 truck, and a very solid one at that. Although the mode itself is awesome, the Titan Master has a really hard time sitting down securely in it. Additional Titan Masters can stand on Kup's truck bed and use his dual guns as turrets which is a nice touch. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883087-3/kupalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883088-3/kupaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupaltback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883109-3/kuptitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kuptitan3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883110-3/kuptitan4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kuptitan4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883106-3/kupsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="kupsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Overall, I couldn't be much happier about Transformers Deluxe Class Kup. He's a great reimagining of the character, with an awesome Transformation, alt mode, and robot mode that makes for a perfect companion piece to Hot Rod, and a great addition to your '86 movie collection.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/kupclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=243769">kupclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Cars</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/kupclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=243769">kupclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/kup#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Cars Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:50:56 +0000 quinncat 15083 at http://www.iquantascores.com Predacus http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/predacus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Predacus</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>From Decepticons to Predacons...</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>2016 was the end for BotCon, the official Transformers fan convention. So, it remains to be seen if the upcoming HasCon will be a worthy successor. Part of that measure will be the exclusives. Every year, BotCon produced at least one, and though always a retool or repaint, they were usually something cool fans weren't expecting to ever have. The final event was no different, and for my money, they delivered.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883315-3/Predacus_000.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_000.jpg" /></p> <p>The box art &amp; layout is the same as the other Combiner Wars boxsets, but the design is the usual BotCon shoebox, which is excellent.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883316-3/Predacus_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_001.jpg" /></p> <p>In the Beast Wars toy line, there is a Predacon combiner named Tripredacus. His three components are Seaclamp, Ramhorn, &amp; Cicadacon. Despite their popularity, the characters were only featured in one episode of the TV series, and they had completely different designs. Years later, this boxset and the included comic gave a proper explanation on why. There's a lot more to it, but the important part is that their combined form originally consisted of five. The other two team members were Tarantulas, of the soon-to-be Predacon secret police, and Ravage, the Generation 1 Decepticon.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883317-3/Predacus_002.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_002.jpg" /></p> <p>The figures are neatly stored in cutouts in a piece of foam, with all the accessories, manuals, &amp; bio cards bagged underneath. There's also a commemorative pin.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883318-3/Predacus_003.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_003.jpg" /></p> <p>Ravage is unique in that he's the one definite G1 character to appear in Beast Wars on TV, in comics, and get a toy. Well, make that three toys now.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883319-3/Predacus_004.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_004.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883320-3/Predacus_005.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_005.jpg" /></p> <p>He's a minor retool of CW Breakdown, an all-black Lamborghini with red lights and the light blue normally used in cel animation to depict clear glass. He sports both Decepticon &amp; Predacon symbols, one on each side.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883321-3/Predacus_006.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_006.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883322-3/Predacus_007.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_007.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883323-3/Predacus_008.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_008.jpg" /></p> <p>He looks great in both modes, but his one new part, his head, bugs me because it's so flat from behind. It's just weird.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883324-3/Predacus_009.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_009.jpg" /></p> <p>For Tarantulas, this is his second "pre-Beast Wars" outing.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883325-3/Predacus_010.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_010.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883326-3/Predacus_011.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_011.jpg" /></p> <p>Another minor retool, he's an armored vehicle mostly blue with green, purple, red, and gold-orange components, and some silver detailing.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883327-3/Predacus_012.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_012.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883328-3/Predacus_013.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_013.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883329-3/Predacus_014.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_014.jpg" /></p> <p>All of it carries over to robot mode, where a lot of black and the new head are introduced. Not sure if this design is a better fit than the motorcycle form his last toy had, but it works as a preview of the spider he becomes in the future.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883330-3/Predacus_015.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_015.jpg" /></p> <p>Ramhorn shares his origin with the other two members of the Tripredacus council, the supreme leaders of the Predacons. As a toy, he was part of the Tripredacus boxset. As a character, the additional story presented here suggests he may be the future version of the G1 Autobot. If so, his personality certainly matches.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883331-3/Predacus_016.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_016.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883332-3/Predacus_017.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_017.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883333-3/Predacus_018.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_018.jpg" /></p> <p>Now, instead of a brown &amp; purple beetle, he's a red &amp; grey drill tank with some silver &amp; green. He's a minor retool of CW Nosecone, who in turn was retooled from CW Brawl. There's an impressive amount of detail, and none of it gets lost in the deco. Lots of panels, vents, and hatches are present. The wheels fill the treads, but even static, the illusion of a working tank is maintained. And though the drill doesn't spin, it can be flipped back for an interesting variation.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883334-3/Predacus_019.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_019.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883335-3/Predacus_020.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_020.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883336-3/Predacus_021.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_021.jpg" /></p> <p>Robot mode adds a little yellow and another new head, based on his TV design. The abnormal chest/waist took some getting used to, but I dig it. And the drill can be removed from the turret, so you've got options for how outfit him.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883337-3/Predacus_022.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_022.jpg" /></p> <p>Cicadacon is in the same boat as Ramhorn, but his updated bio clearly reveals he used to be a Decepticon. His original toy most resembles the deluxe Insecticon Venom, but that could be coincidence.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883338-3/Predacus_023.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_023.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883339-3/Predacus_024.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_024.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883340-3/Predacus_025.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_025.jpg" /></p> <p>Cicadacon shares the mostly red theme of the council, and it works for another swanky deco, but he's a straight repaint of CW Skydive. What stands out most is the insect wing pattern on all his wings, a nod to the original's cicada alt mode.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883341-3/Predacus_026.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_026.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883342-3/Predacus_027.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_027.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883343-3/Predacus_028.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_028.jpg" /></p> <p>Even though they're concealed in robot mode, he's still pleasing to the eye.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883344-3/Predacus_029.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_029.jpg" /></p> <p>Lastly, we have Sea Clamp. I'm guessing he got the voyager-class treatment since his original figure forms the entire lower body of Tripredacus.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883345-3/Predacus_030.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_030.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883346-3/Predacus_031.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_031.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883347-3/Predacus_032.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_032.jpg" /></p> <p>The last of the red tyrants, he's a retool of the first CW Scattershot, who in turn was retooled from CW Silverbolt. He's the only figure in the set with an out-of-box flaw, a bent tail. Kind of funny since his original toy has the alt mode of a brown &amp; purple crayfish. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883348-3/Predacus_033.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_033.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883349-3/Predacus_034.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_034.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883350-3/Predacus_035.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_035.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883351-3/Predacus_036.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_036.jpg" /></p> <p>Robot mode's also on point, but his head's so wide from front to back, it must be turned sideways for transformation.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883352-3/Predacus_037.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_037.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883353-3/Predacus_038.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_038.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883354-3/Predacus_039.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_039.jpg" /></p> <p>So, the gang's all here, and individually, they're a solid team. No one suffers from QC issues or bad paint, and each one does a great job of being interesting, regardless of how many times each base mold's been used. But can the same be said for Predacus?</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883355-3/Predacus_040.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_040.jpg" /></p> <p>The answer is yes. By far, the Silverbolt-base is the easiest of the CW voyager-class figures to use. It has no stability issues, so that great choice helps a lot. And the deco seals the deal. Ravage &amp; Tarantulas make a nice offset, the Tripredacus council sport their signature red &amp; orange from their TV appearance, and it all comes together with the chest plate &amp; new head being modeled after the Tripredacus toy.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883356-3/Predacus_041.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_041.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883357-3/Predacus_042.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_042.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883358-3/Predacus_043.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_043.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/883359-3/Predacus_044.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_044.jpg" /></p> <p>Admittedly, Ramhorn makes for a funky arm, but I still dig it.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883360-3/Predacus_045.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Predacus_045.jpg" /></p> <p>The only downside is that this set was super-hot when it was announced. Bagged or boxed, it's rare now, so good luck getting it for anything less than $500+. </p> <p>That said, all around, Predacus &amp; his components make for another solid entry in the Combiner Wars toy line. If you're a fan, and especially a Beast Wars buff, this is up your alley.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Predacus%20headshot.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=84041">Predacus headshot.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Cars</div> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Predacus%20headshot_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=84041">Predacus headshot.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/predacus#comments Hasbro 2016 ABS Combiner Wars Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Robots that turn into Cars Robots that turn into Tanks Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:56:21 +0000 Optimal III 15077 at http://www.iquantascores.com Topspin http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/topspin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Topspin</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Topspin's robot mode is close to perfect.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>As Transformers Titans Return continues, it seems that every wave has a figure that is seen as one of the best deluxe class figure in recent years or something like that, only for it to get surpassed a few months later by a different figure. First there was Hardhead, then Triggerhappy, and now the newest best deluxe of the year candidate: Topspin. </p> <p>Topspin's robot mode is close to perfect. It gives the original design a much needed update without changing that much of the original. Part of this is achieved by Topspin's sheer width and bulk when compared to other deluxe figures even from the same wave! Topspin's Titan Master looks, as customary for Titans return, just fine. He has no paint of his own, but makes up for it with a great head mode! Articulation is more than standard, as Topspin features a waist swivel, and some double jointed elbows! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883126-3/tspin.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspin.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883130-3/tspinback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883148-3/tspintitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspintitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories come in the form of two silver double barreled guns that look pretty good but are hard for me to photograph without them looking kinda blurry! Maybe the pictures are too bright? Both guns combine like many other figures in the line but with one improvement that I'm surprised wasn't implemented sooner: Topspin doesn't have to hold it sideways! As with all other Titans Return figures, the Titan Master can be seated on this combined weapon, but it doesn't stay very well. The combined gun itself looks awesome with its completely overkill four barrels and the added versatility it's new third handle grants it is great. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883145-3/tspinpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883146-3/tspinpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinpose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883149-3/tspintitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspintitan2.jpg" /></p> <p>Size is actually pretty atypically large in both height and width for a deluxe, which just elevates the overall coolness of Topspin's design for me. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883147-3/tspinsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Topspin's transformation is probably my favorite part, as it takes a character whose almost lack of Transformation was it's gimmick, and gives it a beautifully executed conversion with some great engineering. The lower legs open up like Dead end but stay that way, as the rest of the leg collapses into them like an aerialbot. The body rotates around like Triggerhappy, but tops it by having the arms open up, and collapse into themselves to complete a tight, dense alt mode that is the result of a perfect Transformation. It's intuitive, creative and, fun while not being complicated.</p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01LZ055NR"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d5440d672f57002fcf6c860c17964ab2"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> In Vehicle mode, Topspin is a possibly cybertronian jet of sorts, either that or this is just what jets will look like in 2005. The actual design incorporates elements of the original Topspin's G1 lying down mode and makes it look like a more cohesive, thoughtful alt mode. One interesting factor is the cockpit, where his Titan Master lays down as opposed to sitting. Simultaneously two more Titan Masters can be seated on the jet's huge back thrusters, but how they would stay sitting at the high speeds those huge thrusters would allow for beats me. Topspin's two guns can also fit under the wings via two small tabs, or attached to the back by their handles. Finally, the mode has one landing strut on the front that can be a little tricky to get out, but it's a welcome addition nonetheless. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883127-3/tspinalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883129-3/tspinaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinaltback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883128-3/tspinalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspinalt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883150-3/tspintitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="tspintitan3.jpg" /></p> <p>Overall, what can I say? Transformers Titans Return Topspin is just great! Both the robot and vehicle modes are close to perfect, and the transformation that bridges them is one of Hasbro/Takara's best in recent years. Even the accessories, which I think are a little lackluster on other Titans Return figures, are actually really good! This figure is good enough that you more than owe it to yourself to add Topspin to your collection.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/tspinclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=238449">tspinclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/tspinclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=238449">tspinclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2017/topspin#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Aircraft Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:04:47 +0000 quinncat 15084 at http://www.iquantascores.com Fortress Maximus http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/fortress_maximus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Fortress Maximus</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The Titans Return rendition of Fortress Maximus is the biggest transformer ever made, and that size comes with a pretty size able price too.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The Titans Return rendition of Fortress Maximus is the biggest transformer ever made, and that size comes with a pretty size able price too, so imagine my surprise when Ollies, had this normally $150 figure on sale for $110 off. Yes, this only cost me $40. </p> <p>Since Fort Max is still a headmaster, his head Cerebros is a full fledged nearly voyager class sized figure that could be a full review on its own. He features a grey, blue and black color scheme; a far cry from the G1's various tones of gray but, the blue and black add a nice level of variance in the design, making Cerebros feel equal to that of any other normal figures in the Titans Return line. His Titan Master, now called Emissary looks very close to G1 spike, which is great considering he isn't just another unpainted, uninspired Titan Master like Chromedome's or Hot Rod's. The head Emissary transforms into carries the distinct, but obscure likeness of his appearance in the G1 cartoon, although the most iconic Cerebros visage are ones based on his original toy, or the Headmasters seasons of Japanese G1. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883174-3/cerebros.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebros.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883178-3/cerebrosback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrosback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883179-3/cerebrosclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrosclose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883182-3/cerebrostitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrostitan.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883181-3/cerebrossize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrossize.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories are pretty light, but necessary as, Cerebros does include a gun that can seat one Titan Master, but nothing more. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883180-3/cerebrospose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrospose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883182-3/cerebrostitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrostitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Articulation for Cerebros is pretty standard in terms of recent Transformers although it lacks a waste joint due to it's battery compartment because, of course, what would such a huge figure be without lights and sounds! When pushing down Cerebros's head in this mode, he makes a variety of very loud laser sounds, and actually says his name which is pretty cool, but the sound effects do have their downsides, which I'll touch on after his... Transformation!</p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B019849KCM"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "1965d7373b523b78a251316489eeeaea"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> Transformation for Cerebros into head mode is very simple but effective, and you don't have to remove Emissary to do so. The arms swing forward at the shoulders, the legs fold over the sides of his body while the feet flip up, and two fins mounted on his backpack rotate out to form horns. The highlight of this Transformation comes in it's dynamic face reveal, as fold up the gray armor panel on Cerebros's backpack uncovers the monolithic visage, while his eyes flash red and a Transformation sound plays! The whole conversion never really gets old to me, especially when its bookended by such a dynamic finish. The head itself looks incredible. Its very well detailed and, of course, is huge. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883175-3/cerebrosalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrosalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883177-3/cerebrosaltback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="cerebrosaltback.jpg" /></p> <p>Although that Transformation sound is great and very satisfying, it also highlights the gimmick's main problem: you can't turn it off! Because that, and other sound effects are both very loud, and essential to the Transformation, they do get irritating quickly, so I actually removed the batteries on mine. This actually gets especially annoying, once you try to fit Cerebros in head mode onto Fortress Maximus's body, as it is actually tricky to do the first few times, and many sound effects will play unintentionally on your part.</p> <p> One cool feature about the sound effects however, is that they are different depending on whether Cerebros is in his robot, head, or base configurations, although the actual sound effects lack some variety because most are just laser sounds, Fortress Maximus does say some phrases like his name, autobot, or decepticon. In addition to that Cerebros also says his name as mentioned before, and while in base or battleship mode, Emmisary can say his name. I think it's a pretty cool touch that even the Titan Master can say his name while Fort Max is in base mode even if the sounds aren't actually coming from Emmisary. </p> <p>Before we take a look at Fortress Maximus's robot mode in all of its glory, I have to apologize for the change of scenery, as the desk where my reviews are normally set is far too small! So, the remainder of this review will be set outside! </p> <p>In his full robot mode, Fortress Maximus is bigger than I imagined, and actually the tallest figure I, and many others probably own let alone the tallest Transformer ever but, honestly he doesn't have too much more to boast about besides that. Sure, he's very poseable, with fully articulated hands and any other joint aside from an ankle pivot that could be found on other modern Transformers but there isn't much besides that that you can do with him. One awesome touch, is that the guns mounted on his shins can actually come off, and be used as handguns, but other than that, and Cerebros's little gun, Fortress really lacks weapons. That's honestly only a small complaint because, this figure looks amazing, and is so fun to pose, that it more than makes up for the lack of accessories. </p> <p>The actual design itself looks awesome! I love this modern interpretation of Fart Max's asymmetrical but cohesive design, and it fits very well with other Classics style Transformers. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883207-3/fortmax2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmax2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883212-3/fortmaxback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883213-3/fortmaxpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883214-3/fortmaxpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxpose2.jpg" /></p> <p>Size in this mode is again, unrivaled by any other transformer. For some frame of reference, Cerebros, who is larger than most deluxes, doesn't even come up to Fort's knee. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883215-3/fortmaxsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Fort Max's Transformation into battle station mode is at the very least, accurate to the G1. You just lye the figure down, point the arms up, fold up the hands, fold the feet down, and rotate the sides of his upper by around to form the bridge. Afterwards, Cerebros can be plugged into it. When Fortress is in this mode, he certainly looks the part, as G1 Fort Max shares this modes "simplicity". Quite frankly, I love it's silly adherence to such a funny "Transformation", and I wouldn't want it any other way. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883208-3/fortmaxalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883209-3/fortmaxalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxalt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883216-3/fortmaxtitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxtitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Base mode is where things get interesting, as, although it is very similar to the battleship mode, and looks nothing like the G1's base mode, it is very impressive nonetheless if only for its sheer width. There are many places for Titan masters to stand, many spots for Cerebros's gun, and both of Fortress's shin guns to be placed in both alt modes, but other than connect other leader class Titan's return figures, theses modes don't really have any special features of their own aside from new sound effects. They do both look very impressive, However. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883209-3/fortmaxalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxalt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883210-3/fortmaxalt3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxalt3.jpg" /></p> <p>There is also a popular fan mode, that replicates the more "city like" solid design of the original that involves opening up the legs and setting them on the ramps. It's very tall, and evokes the G1 in a great way, but it's definitely not intentional, as the alternate leg configuration isn't very secure. I don't know if I prefer it over the intended base mode, but it's still awesome seeing an equivalent Fort Max's G1 base mode, intentional or not. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/883211-3/fortmaxalt4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="fortmaxalt4.jpg" /></p> <p>Taking everything into consideration, Transformers Generations Titans Return Fortress Maximus is an event of a figure with a price in proportion to it's size but not it's features. It is a really good figure that is very impressive while being fun to pose and looks like the ideal modern interpretation of the character to me. Both of his alt modes may be a little under engineered, but they still look good, and command attention in their sheer size alone. Cerebros is a very good figure too, and I love how close his head; Emmisary, is to G1 spike. Overall the only real negative you should walk away from this review with is unfortunately, the price. Yes, there is a lot here, but $150 is a price I honestly don't think it's worth but for the $40 I paid, I couldn't be happier. Make no mistake, Fortress Maximus is more than worth your time, but only if you can find it for a decent price. I'd say give your local Ollies a call, and see if they have any because if they do, you won't regret it. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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Everything is given modern detail and design complexity while keeping very true to it's roots. The head sculpt is probably one of my favorite in a long time. It's so late G1 in its simplicity, but there are a lot of little panel lines that break it up. The legs are probably the best part of the redesign. The split tail sections cling very tightly to the sides, giving them a clean profile, and the dragon legs form the robot mode feet, which is a very intuitive way to clean up the design and actually provide double cross with some real feet; something the original figure was lacking. </p> <script type="text/javascript"> amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "quibx-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01CY1ZY4Y"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "85685b2573d57d99ac5b35c7dfbab291"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><p> One other really good part, are the dragon wings. They are molded in a translucent smoke gray plastic, with black paint outlining it. It reminds me of bug wings, like the clear parts are membranes. Overall, the robot mode is a great reimagining of the original that also fixes basically every flaw in the original design. Articulation is standard, but the arms are really limited due to their lack of wrist articulation, considering the holes for weapons are on the sides when Double Cross's arms are bent. His Titan master is amazing too, as it's actually commander sheep from Transformers: headmasters, complete with his eyepatch!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880558-3/twinferno.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinferno" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880562-3/twinfernoback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernoback" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880564-3/twinfernopose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernopose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880532-3/twinfernotitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernotitan" /></p> <p>Size is kind of a funny thing for Double Cross, as I might have expected such a fearsome dragon to be a little... bigger.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880531-3/twinfernosize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernosize" /></p> <p>Accessories come in the form of two black guns that can peg onto many different parts of the figure, or connect together for a bigger gun that can store on his back. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880565-3/twinfernopose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernopose2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880566-3/twinfernopose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernopose3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880567-3/twinfernopose4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernopose4" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880568-3/twinfernopose5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernopose5" /></p> <p>Double Cross has a very good transformation that pulls off some very surprising moves. The upper body turns inside out, revealing the dragon arms, and the feet unfold with the robot legs to complete the dragon's lower half. The alt mode itself is very cool as well. It looks very similar to the original, but now features a silly underbite and a translucent gray cockpit for his head to sit in. I love it!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880561-3/twinfernoaltclose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernoaltclose" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880559-3/twinfernoalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernoalt" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880560-3/twinfernoaltback_.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernoaltback." /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/880532-3/twinfernotitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=16c24df8b24115aa381498548880fd43" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="twinfernotitan" /></p> <p>In conclusion, Double Cross (or Twinferno) is a very good interpretation of the G1 figure, and fixes basically every issue the original had. It also packs so much personality in its design, down to the underbites each dragon head has, and the Titan Master's little eyepatch that, when coupled with an interesting transformation, versatile accessories, and a classic design makes this figure a definite must have. Now all they have to do is make the rest of the Monsterbots! Well, as deluxes anyway. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/twinfernoclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=185021">twinfernoclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Dinosaurs</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/twinfernoclose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=185021">twinfernoclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/twinferno#comments Hasbro 2017 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Dinosaurs Titans Return Transformers Transformers Transforming Toy USA $ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:14:37 +0000 quinncat 15059 at http://www.iquantascores.com Groove http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/groove <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Groove</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Now in deluxe size, for all your load-bearing needs.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Hasbro &amp; Takara both went all in on Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors, but their approaches were different. Except for the Constructicons &amp; Technobots, Hasbro altered or replaced one member on each classic team. Takara did not, in favor of legacy, nostalgia, and tradition as they tend to be. So, when Hasbro got around to the Protectobots, they turned Groove into a Legends-class figure and filled his old spot with an all-new character named Rook. Takara passed on both and instead created their own Deluxe-class Groove.</p> <p>Initially, he was only available as part of the UW Defensor boxset, itself a Takara-Tomy Mall exclusive. But thankfully, Hasbro has no problem capitalizing on Takara's leg work, so they tweaked his deco a smidge and gave him the solo treatment.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881891-3/CWGroove_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_001" /></p> <p>Groove comes packaged like all the other Generations deluxes, with nice, large art adorning the card behind the bubble. Additional inserts are the manual and trading card.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881892-3/CWGroove_002.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_002" /></p> <p>As before, Groove's alt mode is a police motorcycle, though sporty rather than classic. The sculpting &amp; details are nice, especially the translucent lights. But the deco is mostly plain white, so the addition of stickers helps.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881893-3/CWGroove_003.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_003" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881894-3/CWGroove_004.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_004" /></p> <p>The wheels roll perfectly, and the kickstand is equally easy to use and functional.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881895-3/CWGroove_005.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_005" /></p> <p>The guns peg into various places as well as each other, but they work best mounted to the rear.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881896-3/CWGroove_006.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_006" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881897-3/CWGroove_007.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_007" /></p> <p>Same goes for his combiner weapon (same as all the helicopters), but it only works up top if you have both guns attached.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881898-3/CWGroove_008.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_008" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881899-3/CWGroove_009.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_009" /></p> <p>Transformation is enjoyable, not complex. The result is a hardy deluxe that has a different feel from the Hasbro designed figures. All his joints are the right kind of tight, except maybe his elbows. They're so stiff you'll need three fingers to work the hinges. Still, better that than loose.</p> <p>He's got most of his signature look too: half-wheels on the outside of his forelegs, mostly gold chest plate w/ Autobot symbol on the left, gold face &amp; eyes in black helmet, and the alt mode's front end hanging off his back.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881900-3/CWGroove_010.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_010" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881921-3/CWGroove_011.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_011" /></p> <p>Nice and whole from any angle, he's very stable despite the backpack with some broad feet. Posing is no issue. You can also see why his light-piping is so good.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881922-3/CWGroove_012.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_012" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881923-3/CWGroove_013.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_013" /></p> <p>For weapons, he has various ways to handle both rifles, which are similar to the G1 toy's twin vaporators.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881924-3/CWGroove_014.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_014" /></p> <p>The peg hole on the bottom of his right forearm also aids his "at arm's length" firepower.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881925-3/CWGroove_015.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_015" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881926-3/CWGroove_016.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_016" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881927-3/CWGroove_017.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_017" /></p> <p>All good so far, but it begs the question, how does he fit with the rest of the Protecobots? The answer is quite well. He's the only gold in what's otherwise a red/white/blue ensemble, but that's always been the case.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881928-3/CWGroove_018.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_018" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881929-3/CWGroove_019.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_019" /></p> <p>Compared to his legends version, there are a few similarities even though they're two completely different toys.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881930-3/CWGroove_020.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_020" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881941-3/CWGroove_021.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_021" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/881942-3/CWGroove_022.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_022" /></p> <p>As for combining, like most of the CW deluxes, Groove can transform into an arm or foreleg for any of the Scramble City-type combiners. Typically, he's the right leg of Defensor, so that's how I used him.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/881943-3/CWGroove_023.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f320700db4b84d8d061c5853440632e2" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWGroove_023" /></p> <p>Great as Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors is, there's no denying one of the line's problems: repaints &amp; retools. Post-Stunticons (only the 2nd team released), every team except for the Constructicons was littered with them. That's fine to a point, but the extent to which it was done made it easy for boredom &amp; fatigue to set in.</p> <p>To that end, Groove is a fresh breath of air among his peers. He's a good, original figure and a good update of his original toy, plus a major upgrade over the legends version. There was a bit of craze when he first came out, which made him hard to find for a while. But demand has settled, so you can still get him for $20+. If you've enjoyed Combiner Wars, he's a worthy purchase, but if you want the classic Protectobots lineup, he's a must-have.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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Despite this, I really like the design here much more than on the original. The proportions do Highbrow a lot of justice, and his articulation only supplements that, as it is just as good as every other Titans Return figure although the transformation doesn't allow for a waist swivel. His Titan master looks really good as well, considering the color choice is pretty appealing and he even shares his head mode's aviator eyes!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876630-4/Hbrow.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrow.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876633-4/Hbrowback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876637-4/Hbrowtitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowtitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories come in the form of dual machine guns. They are painted in a metallic gunmetal color that looks very striking and powerful. Slightly less cool is their combined form, in which both guns combine to form a double barreled machine gun for a Titan Master to sit in. This sounds great but, Highbrow can only hold them from the sides with both hands. I guess, it would be useful considering the kickback the gun would have, but then again, what do I know!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876634-4/Hbrowpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876635-4/Hbrowpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowpose2.jpg" /></p> <p>Highbrow's size seems right when compared to other deluxes, that's good considering he'd most likely be sharing shelf space with his other headmaster colleagues.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876636-4/Hbrowsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation is logical but kind've boring in it's straightforwardness. He basically just lays down so then the legs can be compressed exactly the same as Scourge's; in fact, Highbrow's heels are just Scourge's feet! </p> <p>Vehicle mode is actually a pretty neat VTOL like helicopter with a really vibrant translucent red cockpit! The rotors on mine are bent down a little bit but, thats just due to how Highbrow is packaged. His machine guns can be attached to the helicopters nose and wings but as far as I'm concerned, they can't be mounted anywhere special while combined! Really though, I don't care that much considering the Titan Master looks so awesome as a pilot.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876631-4/Hbrowalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876632-4/Hbrowalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hbrowalt2.jpg" /></p> <p>Taking everything into account Highbrow is not a great deluxe Transformer but, he definitely is a really good one. The design has been updated respectfully and faithfully, the articulation and accessories are decent, and the transformation is effective! Although you need Highbrow to complete your Autobot headmaster team, this figure is definitely good enough to want it too!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Hbrowpose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=262038">Hbrowpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Helicopters</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Hbrowpose_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=262038">Hbrowpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/highbrow#comments Hasbro 2016 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Helicopters Titans Return Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:59:03 +0000 quinncat 14906 at http://www.iquantascores.com Chromedome http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/chromedome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Chromedome</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Those thighs look familiar...</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Chromedome has always been a character I've never known much about or thought much of, probably because I admittedly haven't read any IDW transformers comics but now that I have this Titan's Returns figure, let's just say I might.</p> <p>Robot mode is just so striking and well done I couldn't mention it all. Sure, he's a bit broad shouldered but that can be excused on the grounds that this figure hits all the key notes I like about Chromedome's design down to his vibrant orange mouth plate that looks striking as ever. It's just a solidly constructed, well detailed, but familiar feeling robot mode. (more on that later!) I will say the Titan Master looks really boring though, as it has no paint on it's own robot parts, a shame considering I thought the paint apps on wave one's heads were very impressive! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876502-4/Cdome.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdome.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876505-4/Cdomeback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomeback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876512-4/Cdometitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdometitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories are plain, but full of options! First is a small rifle that looks very similar (oh wait) to Blurr's. Second is a gun designed for his Titan Master to sit in and can be held in a variety of ways in the hand and, mounted on his arm like a null ray.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876507-4/Cdomepose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomepose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876508-4/Cdomepose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomepose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876509-4/Cdomepose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomepose3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876510-4/Cdomepose4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomepose4.jpg" /></p> <p>Articulation is nothing special as, it's exactly the same as most combiner wars figures granted, that's definitely not a bad thing either! </p> <p>Chromedome is sized in line with his fellow Autobot headmaster brothers appropriately, so they look great in a group photo! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876511-4/Cdomesize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomesize.jpg" /></p> <p>The familiar part I mentioned earlier was the transformation as it is in essence, the Dead End mold's aside from one or two steps. This is not to the figure's detriment however, as it's even more solid and refined on Chromedome.</p> <p>In vehicle mode, Chromedome is very close to his g1 counterpart without copying its exact color layout. The colors are interesting, the look is cohesive if a bit blocky for my taste but I definitely can't fault it for being accurate! His Titan master can pilot this mode in a way that sold me on it immediately as, he can sit like he's driving a real car! Typical for the line yes, but it struck me in a way that some other figures Titan Master integration didn't. The guns can also be mounted on the roof and behind the doors of the alt mode, meaning another Titan Master can man them while Chromedome's is driving.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876503-4/Cdomealt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomealt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876504-4/Cdomealt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdomealt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876513-4/Cdometitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdometitan2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876514-4/Cdometitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdometitan3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876515-4/Cdometitan4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Cdometitan4.jpg" /></p> <p>All in all, Transformers Titan's Returns Chromedome is a great rendition of the character with sufficient paint, a solid if familiar Transformation and a very faithful but still updated design that captures everything good about the design as a figure and, a character in a way that, I think, will satisfy fans of g1 and IDW alike.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Cdome.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=276827">Cdome.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Cars</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Cdomeclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=210951">Cdomeclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/chromedome#comments Hasbro 2016 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Cars Titans Return Transformers Transforming Toy USA Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:19:49 +0000 quinncat 14903 at http://www.iquantascores.com Hardhead http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/hardhead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Hardhead</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The best titans return deluxe so far?</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Hardhead was attempted as a Classic's style figure before as a repaint of onslaught in 2009 but, I held off on getting it when it was in stores. Years later, I'm glad I never paid $25 for it back then because now, a proper, and quite great Hardhead figure finally got released.</p> <p>In robot mode, Hardhead looks very striking and perfectly imposing but, he's also so faithful to the g1 figure, that's all I really need to say! The construction is solid and flawless, proportions are pretty deace, and the articulation goes one step further than most deluxes of late, as Hardhead has both a wrist swivel and, proper double jointed elbows! Hardhead's Titan Master actually looks really good as well considering his fully painted, really tiny face!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876597-4/Hhead.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hhead.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876599-4/Hheadback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876599-4/Hheadback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadback.jpg" /></p> <p>Accessories are really great, and interact with other Titan Masters better than any other wave 1 deluxe! First, is his versatile machine gun rendered in green plastic. He can hold it very securely, and it's a perfect sidearm when accompanied by his huge cannon, that can be mounted on his shoulder or, held in his hands! The cannon can also open up at it's base to reveal a seat for other Titan Masters! Lastly, the machine gun can be placed on the same shoulder mount as the cannon or, both weapons can be combined together but, I'll show those features when we get to vehicle mode. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876601-4/Hheadpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadpose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876602-4/Hheadpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadpose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876603-4/Hheadpose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadpose3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876606-4/Hheadtitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadtitan2.jpg" /></p> <p>Hardhead is about the same size as his fellow headmaster colleagues, namely Highbrow.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876604-4/Hheadsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadsize.jpg" /></p> <p>Transformation on Hardhead is just perfectly fun to execute. It's simple sure, but everything tabs in and locks tightly in a way the is super simplistic but really satisfying! </p> <p>After a perfectly good transformation, it's great we get a perfectly good vehicle mode to match! Like I said, this H tank is solidly constructed, and doesn't look like it's just Hardhead lying down! Titan Master integration is spot on as, everything that could be done with the accessories in robot mode can be done here! The Titan Master can also sit in the side mounted cockpit with a very eye catching translucent orange windshield.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876598-4/Hheadalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876607-4/Hheadtitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadtitan3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876608-4/Hheadtitan4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hheadtitan4.jpg" /></p> <p>Taking everything into account, Hardhead is as good as Titans Return figures can get! Everything from his awesome design to the simple but perfect transformation, articulation, and accessories! Do yourself a big favor, and get this figure NOW!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Hheadpose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=254923">Hheadpose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Hheadclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=208303">Hheadclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/hardhead#comments Hasbro 2016 ABS Generations PVC Robots that turn into Tanks Titans Return Transformers Transforming Toy USA Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:35:15 +0000 quinncat 14905 at http://www.iquantascores.com Galvatron http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/galvatron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Galvatron</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>"Galvatron; is that you?" "Take a hint!"</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Hasbro's first attempt at a classics style Galvatron was considered an almost universal failure. I never bothered with it but now, I don't have to! A new, proper cannon voyager Galvatron and, despite it's flaws, it's a lot better than the first one!</p> <p>In robot mode, Galvatron looks absolutely perfect from the neck down, it's such a well proportioned, great representation of the character in all his criminally insane glory.<br /> The head and I however, have to talk. What happened! A mask flips out and frames his face in such a way, it looks infinitely awkward and hopelessly limits the neck articulation! Thankfully, the head sculpt underneath it is really unique and expressive! So much so that I'm leaving the "mask" stored in his chest for the remainder of the review, and probably forever afterwards. The Titan Master unfolded from such a personality driven head is pretty great in it's own right, as it's a little Megatron! How cool!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876553-4/galva.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galva.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876559-4/galvaback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaback.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876561-4/galvaclose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaclose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876567-4/galvatitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvatitan.jpg" /></p> <p>Articulation isn't a problem with the "mask" put away, as Galvatron even features an ankle pivot! Perfect for wide stances of delirious abandonment! </p> <p>Galvatron's sole accessory is his giant fusion cannon, and what a weapon this is! It looks perfectly and unapologetically g1 but in addition, it has some added features! First of all, you can fold the back section of it around to reveal seating for a Titan Master! From there, I like to fold the peg down, so the cannon becomes the greatest beam saber in the universe! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876562-4/galvapose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvapose.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876563-4/galvapose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvapose2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876564-4/galvapose3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvapose3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876565-4/galvapose4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvapose4.jpg" /></p> <p>Galvatron is as tall as he is maniacal, menacing any deluxe or high grade with the misfortune of crossing his monolithic shadow! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876566-4/galvasize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvasize.jpg" /></p> <p>As customary for a recent voyager Transformer, Galvatron features two alt modes! First, is a really large jet, basically just Galvatron spreading his legs, but it's pretty solid considering that. The main event is obviously, his huge cannon mode! This is by far the best interpretation of Galvatron's signature cannon mode we've ever gotten! Transformation to it is very simple but effective! The legs compact to form the back, and the arms basically just do a double elbow bend. For both modes, a Titan Master can be seated in the jet cockpit but, I like to fold open the top panel in Cannon mode so it serves as a throne of sorts for Megatron.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876554-4/galvaalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaalt.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876555-4/galvaalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaalt2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876556-4/galvaalt3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaalt3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876557-4/galvaalt4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaalt4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876558-4/galvaalt5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvaalt5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876568-4/galvatitan2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvatitan2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876569-4/galvatitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="galvatitan3.jpg" /></p> <p>In conclusion, Galvatron is really good but, a little too flawed to be great. The transformations are a little bland but they get the job done, and that face mask is just atrocious but for everything else, I couldn't say you'd better off without him!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/galva.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=303958">galva.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/galvaclose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=227665">galvaclose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/galvatron#comments Hasbro 2016 ABS Generations PVC Titans Return Transformers Transforming Toy USA Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:28:51 +0000 quinncat 14904 at http://www.iquantascores.com Alpha Trion http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2016/alpha_trion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Alpha Trion</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It's Alpha Trion x Nightmare from soul caliber!</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>In a line as focused on g1 accuracy as Titans Return is, it's hard to imagine a figure be released that disregards almost all of these principles in order to reimagine an underrepresented character but sure enough, Titans Return Alpha Trion bears little resemblance to his anime counterpart in all the best ways.</p> <p>This figure represents Alpha Trion as a huge, magnificent paladin similar to Transformers Go's Go Prime. I love this aesthetic as it reminds me of something from warhammer with its split unicorn lion head shoulders and an orange orb enrobed in shocking silver fur, bordered by harsh black claws. The head sculpt is regal and decadent, but at the same time, it bares a strong resemblance to Alpha Trion's g1 roots. This figure grabs so much attention when surrounded by the largely very blocky understated designs of his wave mates. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way! The titan master's robot mode is, as expected, a little bland though. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876016-4/Trion.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876020-4/trionback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876025-4/triontitan.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p>Accessories are simple, but effective! First is a triple barrel gun with seating for a Titan Master, and second, is a wicked hot orange bean sword that practically sold me on the whole thing! It looks like a weapon from Gundam Sd Sangokuden sure, but in a good way! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876022-4/trionpose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876023-4/trionpose2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876018-4/trionalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p>Articulation is standard for a voyager nowadays, definitely enough for some dynamic sword poses! The head is a little limited but, no where near as much as the travesty that was Galvatron's spring loaded mask! </p> <p>Size is definitely not an issue for Alpha Trion as he towers authoritatively over most deluxes!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876024-4/trionsize.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p>Transformation is interesting, as is standard in Titan's Return, all voyagers are triple changers. Alpha Trion's first transformation puts him in the shape of a lion with lush regality Cascading over every inch. The transformation is interesting but logical. The robot legs are the lion's, the body is the body. I will say the way the robot arms form the lion head is very fun and satisfying! The mode itself looks very detailed but, the back legs might be a touch blocky. The only real negative here is an issue with my figure specifically, where the sword can't peg in to form the lion's tail. The other mode is a formidable space battleship that definitely looks like Mobile Suits would launch from it! Transformation is very simple, as it's essentially just Alpha Trion laying down but, it does enough to be interesting I think. The vehicle itself looks a little bland. It has so many details that could be painted but aren't which is frustrating! The Titan Master fits really securely into a cockpit formed by the battleship's bridge and I think it's very effective! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876017-4/trionalt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876018-4/trionalt2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876019-4/trionalt3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/876027-4/triontitan3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=66ee2c05ebb848a3a7f44ba25c8b8be5" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Alpha Trion" /></p> <p>In conclusion, Titan's Return Alpha Trion is a very well done and dynamic reimagining of an underused character that demands your attention! The transformations are effective, poseability is decent, and accessories are pretty good! If this review is any indication, you should just get this figure all ready!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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Were they worth the wait?! Mostly, yes.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>During a previous review, I brought up that Generation 2 was, among other things, a very short chapter in the history of Transformers. It only lasted 3 years, and of the toys released during that time, over one-third were repaints &amp; retools of figures from Generation 1. What's just as interesting and sort of sad is that quite a few more toys, both original and classic, would have been made if Hasbro hadn't pulled the plug so quickly.</p> <p>The Stunticons are chief among those who didn't get their shot. The prototypes are out there, but it's speculated maybe only a dozen of each team member were made. Breakdown is the exception since he was the exclusive at the very first Botcon, but at around 300 pieces, that's still pretty rare. Whenever they do surface, they easily go for thousands of $$, never mind the whole set. So it's good news for us non-rich folks then that following on the footsteps of the G2 Superion boxset from Combiner Wars, Hasbro decided to give Menasor the same treatment.</p> <p>These guys have all been reviewed at least once on the site already, so I'm mainly focusing on the changes and any improvements or new defects.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854302-3/CWMenasorG2_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_001.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854303-3/CWMenasorG2_002.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_002.jpg" /></p> <p>Hasbro has kept the same layout between boxsets. The front is a slick piece of art depicting Menasor in all his menacing glory, while the back has photos of all included figures and modes.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854304-3/CWMenasorG2_003.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_003.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854305-3/CWMenasorG2_004.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_004.jpg" /></p> <p>Additional contents include a single large instruction sheet and a poster made for last year's May Mayhem, both stored in an envelope. I really like the Superion poster from the last set, but Menasor's is even better since nothing's cut off, even though it's G1 with Offroad in place of Wildrider.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854306-3/CWMenasorG2_005.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_005.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854307-3/CWMenasorG2_006.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_006.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854308-3/CWMenasorG2_007.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_007.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854309-3/CWMenasorG2_008.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_008.jpg" /></p> <p>Combiner Wars makes combining a six-robot job, so the sixth Decepticon added to this team is Blackjack, formerly a Micromaster and leader of the Decepticon Sports Car patrol. His black was mostly swapped for a richer shade of purple than what he had before, his gold windows turned black, and his purple trim replaced with an electric blue.</p> <p>These were going to be the colors of Motormaster's roller car, and since it also became Menasor's chest plate, it makes perfect sense to give Blackjack this deco.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854310-3/CWMenasorG2_009.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_009.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854311-3/CWMenasorG2_010.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_010.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854312-3/CWMenasorG2_011.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_011.jpg" /></p> <p>His robot mode is about the same, but his face has taken on a grey mouthplate and red visor. He actually reminds me of the generic Battlechargers from the Devastation video game.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854313-3/CWMenasorG2_012.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_012.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854314-3/CWMenasorG2_013.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_013.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854315-3/CWMenasorG2_014.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_014.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854316-3/CWMenasorG2_015.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_015.jpg" /></p> <p>Next we take a look at Brake-Neck (AKA Wildrider). Debatebly the craziest Stunticon (which is really saying something), he's traded in the grey &amp; maroon red for banana yellow and blue windshields. Many Brake-Neck toys had joint issues the first time around, so it's a pleasant surprise to see his G2 version is nice and tight.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854317-3/CWMenasorG2_016.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_016.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854318-3/CWMenasorG2_017.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_017.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854319-3/CWMenasorG2_018.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_018.jpg" /></p> <p>In robot mode, we see he's gone grapeface and picked up a little black, with some blue to match his weapon and windows. His eyes are now red too, making him like most Decepticons. His improved joints especially show. Everything is firm and steady. It's actually kind of hard to get his weapons in and out of his hands and mounting ports, which is definite improvement.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854320-3/CWMenasorG2_019.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_019.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854321-3/CWMenasorG2_020.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_020.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854322-3/CWMenasorG2_021.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_021.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854323-3/CWMenasorG2_022.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_022.jpg" /></p> <p>Moving on to Deadend, he's gone a little further down the color wheel from Brake-Neck, ditching his maroon, black windows, and racing stripes for solid red and silver windows. He's got some flair on the sides, but it's pretty minor. And also like Brake-Neck, his fit and feel is much better than the previous Deadend figure.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854324-3/CWMenasorG2_023.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_023.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854325-3/CWMenasorG2_024.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_024.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854326-3/CWMenasorG2_025.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_025.jpg" /></p> <p>In robot mode, he's not as loud as Brake-Neck, but still very bright and primary. There's a little paint slop on his face, but I like it. I'd expect a Stunticon to be a little dirty. He's also picked up a red visor, and some matching blue and black. Again, his joints are so much tighter now. I recommend not pushing his weapons in all the way, or you'll lose minutes trying to get them back out.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854327-3/CWMenasorG2_026.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_026.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854328-3/CWMenasorG2_027.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_027.jpg" /></p> <p>And while I'm at it, let's stop and look at how similar Deadend &amp; Brake-Neck have become. Yes, the latter is a minor retool of the former, but doing red &amp; yellow really pairs them up, like Double Dragons.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854329-3/CWMenasorG2_028.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_028.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854330-3/CWMenasorG2_029.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_029.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854331-3/CWMenasorG2_030.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_030.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854332-3/CWMenasorG2_031.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_031.jpg" /></p> <p>I don't think any of the Stunticons look bad in their G1 garb, but Dragstrip may be the least appealing. So it's literally and figuratively cool to see him drop the yellow and reddish-purple for black and blue. His G2 deco is the simplest and plainest on the team, which is interesting since he's the only actual racecar. The yellow cockpit is the only loud part.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854333-3/CWMenasorG2_032.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_032.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854334-3/CWMenasorG2_033.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_033.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854335-3/CWMenasorG2_034.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_034.jpg" /></p> <p>Robot mode has about the same layout. All that's new is his face going from a grey blue to silver. His chest is also yellow. I like the energy of the G2 Stunticons as a whole, but I think Dragstrip may be my favorite.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854336-3/CWMenasorG2_035.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_035.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854337-3/CWMenasorG2_036.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_036.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854338-3/CWMenasorG2_037.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_037.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854339-3/CWMenasorG2_038.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_038.jpg" /></p> <p>Cue the Miami Vice theme. That's what looking at G2 Breakdown makes me think about. Getting him is a little less special than the other Stunticons since his toy was actually made. He was also made available as a retool of Universe Sideswipe in this deco at a Botcon 2010 exclusive.</p> <p>He's now teal with purple trim. His previous G2 toys had more of a pink, but what is a cool callback are the gold windows, which the original G2 figure had. "94 RACING" is a nod to Botcon '94, the first one and where the original G2 figure debuted. And the event was held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, which is only a couple of hours away from the Indianopolis 500.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854340-3/CWMenasorG2_039.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_039.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854341-3/CWMenasorG2_040.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_040.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854342-3/CWMenasorG2_041.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_041.jpg" /></p> <p>Robot mode is about the same, but he's picked up a little silver and a blue face with red eyes (I'm just now noticing most of the Stunticons don't actually have red eyes like most Decepticons). If this encounter were to actually happen, it'd be interesting since Breakdown is so paranoid. They'd both probably only agree that conspiracy is afoot.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854343-3/CWMenasorG2_042.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_042.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854344-3/CWMenasorG2_043.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_043.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854345-3/CWMenasorG2_044.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_044.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854346-3/CWMenasorG2_045.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_045.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854347-3/CWMenasorG2_046.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_046.jpg" /></p> <p>Motormaster has also gone blue &amp; purple, definitive on the blue with red accents. Unforunately, he's missing paint in the same places as the original. Even so, he looks good with the blue showing through his wheels.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854348-3/CWMenasorG2_047.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_047.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854349-3/CWMenasorG2_048.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_048.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854350-3/CWMenasorG2_049.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_049.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854371-3/CWMenasorG2_050.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_050.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854372-3/CWMenasorG2_051.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_051.jpg" /></p> <p>In robot mode, it's now that I really start to get the G2 feeling from Motormaster and the rest of his team. His helmet is now one solid color, and his face has gone from pale purple to silver, but his eyes still look so soulless. Which they should since he's the brutal uncaring tyrannical leader. His hips are fine, but my original never had that issue either.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854373-3/CWMenasorG2_052.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_052.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854374-3/CWMenasorG2_053.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_053.jpg" /></p> <p>That's the whole team, so it's time. "Stunticons, unite to form Menasor!"</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854375-3/CWMenasorG2_054.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_054.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854376-3/CWMenasorG2_055.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_055.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/854377-3/CWMenasorG2_056.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_056.jpg" /></p> <p>Chest open or closed, Menasor still looks good in 90's fashion. Actually having a purple chest makes him look even more monster-like, so that's a bonus. Unlike G2 Superion though, there's no real unity in the colors. They're all over the place with red, yellow, green, and blue. There's no sense to it, so the goal was probably to be as loud and "in your face" as possible.</p> <p>And while it may be unintentional, that fits the team since the five minds composing Menasor are almost completely opposed to each other.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854378-3/CWMenasorG2_057.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_057.jpg" /></p> <p>Unforunately, while the problems with Brake-Neck and Deadend were addressed, nothing was done about Blackjack's inability to stay attached as a chest plate. If it was a tighter fit or the pegs were longer, it'd help, but as is, Blackjack will have to continue as Menasor's point man instead.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854379-3/CWMenasorG2_058.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_058.jpg" /></p> <p>And great looking as he may be, Menasor is still awkward around the hips, which makes posing him tricky. If the intent was to make him more of a monster and less humanoid, then they they succeeded. But I'd prefer something less ambitious and standard in this situation.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/854380-3/CWMenasorG2_059.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=4d4559a5fb30b7a8da8fa266938a9484" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="CWMenasorG2_059.jpg" /></p> <p>As a whole, this is a great set. I think Menasor is a little disappointing, especially compared to Superion, but he's still an enjoyable combiner. The photos don't do justice to how nice the colors look on all these guys. And as before with the Aerialbots, at this point this is the easiest way to get the CW Stunticons. The originals are pretty much gone from retail, which means rising aftermarket prices. The Takara boxset is still available, but more expensive at $135+ and doesn't include Blackjack (I forgot to mention the same with the Aerialbots; Takara's set doesn't include Powerglide). This boxset is only $100 at the moment.</p> <p>Improvements aside too, I have to give Hasbro creative props for actually making this happen. Most of us will never have a chance to own the original G2 Stunticons, but this is the next best thing. 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