Jump to content

Your newest figures and your verdict


Sparkless

Recommended Posts

I just got G2 Road Rocket in the mail today. I assumed he would be pretty cool, but not really up to snuff with more recent releases. While I'm not totally blown away by him, he really can hold a candle (pun not intended) to more recent offerings. Hes a weird size class, bigger than a scout and smaller than a deluxe, but since his alt is a bike, he fits with deluxes just fine. His poseability is just fine on average, and his light up gimmick is fun. sounds nice, right? the kicker is I only paid $7 for him shipped and like new! Great price for a solid vintage figure with great play value!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The G2 laser figures where fun. Proof that they can work in cool electronics that aren't offensive taking up excessive room. Alot of the smaller G2 figures where also the start of proper articulation in the world of Transformers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got ROTF Combiner Class Devastator on sale ($97 where the RRP is $170). Even at that hefty discount I still feel cheated. :( The vehicles do indeed look too Fisher Price and the actual vehicles' design, engineering and transformations are really simple. It's like, more complex than Happy Meal Transformers but simpler than PlaySkool Transformers. (-_-)

 

My verdict: don't get this toy. If you really want it, wait until it's more heavily discounted in the future.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Masterpiece Skywarp (US Ver) :yay

 

I might have thousands of figures in my house but this is my 1st Masterpiece :con

 

Oh and YES he's worth the $$$ I can honestly say that even before I've had him in jet mode :eek He's just that badass as a robot !!! Everything from how well it's made to the sa-weet colors make this a Decepticon to own.

 

My only complaints are small. Can't get him to stay on the stand on the clear piece, and those damn clear rubberbands are everywhere !!! THAT and I can't decide which mode to dislay him in :roll

 

Life's hard...

 

And Decepticons RULE :lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The issue of what mode to display him in is the beauty of Greyscream. I have him in jet mode and my other 2 being bad ass robots.

 

Congrats on your first MP! They're just as addictive as crack, and way more expensive.

 

Got ROTF Combiner Class Devastator on sale ($97 where the RRP is $170). Even at that hefty discount I still feel cheated. :( The vehicles do indeed look too Fisher Price and the actual vehicles' design, engineering and transformations are really simple. It's like, more complex than Happy Meal Transformers but simpler than PlaySkool Transformers. (-_-)

 

My verdict: don't get this toy. If you really want it, wait until it's more heavily discounted in the future.

I dont wanna say I told you so, so I'll type it :P

 

Can't return it and say it was defective can you?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Masterpiece Skywarp (US Ver) :yay

 

I might have thousands of figures in my house but this is my 1st Masterpiece :con

 

Oh and YES he's worth the $$$ I can honestly say that even before I've had him in jet mode :eek He's just that badass as a robot !!! Everything from how well it's made to the sa-weet colors make this a Decepticon to own.

 

My only complaints are small. Can't get him to stay on the stand on the clear piece, and those damn clear rubberbands are everywhere !!! THAT and I can't decide which mode to dislay him in :roll

 

Life's hard...

 

And Decepticons RULE :lol

 

you need to get thundercracker and starscream.. they all REALLY look great together in both modes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I went to three different wally worlds today, no mp skywarp for me. Nothin else new was out, I'm pretty caught up on figures right now, so i picked up rotf ratchet to replace my rescue ratchet that broke. Kind of a consolation prize to myself. This has always been a solid mold. Not to screen accurate, but very enjoyable. As a nice suprise this mold is still in real good shape. Very tight all around. I don't mind the more subdued colors on this one, but would it of killed em to actually make the tires black instead of grey? That's my only complaint with this guy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can't return it and say it was defective can you?

It's okay, I'm happy to keep this toy. I was never expecting it to be great, and quite frankly we're not going to see it sell for any cheaper than this here unless I'm willing to wait a year or so.

 

$97 is cheap for a Devastator here. Just to give you an idea of how cheap. I went to my local Big W near my home on Wednesday and there were LOTS of Devastators everywhere, but it was still selling at the RRP of $170 so naturally I passed on it. However on Thursday the toy was discounted to $97. That afternoon I _rushed_ to the nearest Big W from my work, arriving at 16:00 and they were all sold out. A staff member I spoke to told me that there were people lining up in front of the store just before opening, and when they opened their doors people came in and cleaned them out. I said some rather bad words and then raced off to the Big W near my home - when I got there, again all the Devastators were sold out! I wanted to fcuking CRY! I then spoke to a staff member who saw I was quite visibly exhausted and upset, so he checked the back room and found one last Devastator that for some reason hadn't been shelved!

 

So yeah... considering all the effort I went to get it and how I'm unlikely to find it so cheap any time soon, I'm happy to hang onto it. :) The mouth gimmick is lots of fun. ;) I made my first Devastator "Nom Nom" pic.

 

"Can Devastator Eat A Nerd?!"

 

nomnom_nerd1.jpg

 

nomnom_nerd2.jpg

 

nomnom_nerd3.jpg NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

 

nomnom_nerd3a.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Posts

    • Just in from the Asia SNS we have the first in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers Missing Link C-01 Convoy (Optimus Prime) release. Get a quick look at this classic figure update in robot mode and with views of the packaging. This figure should be shipping to the USA in March 2024. Check out the images below thanks to @TwittTomtom, @chiba69651152, @Machi_akiba on X. - Read the Full News Story
    • Preemptive comment: Leader SS86 Galvatron.  I don't know what to say about this. I'm not 100% happy with Kingdom Galvatron and I love Galvatron so I'm down for another take. Assuming it's a brand new take that is. Leader SS86 Megatron. A few months ago after the last major set of leaks I gave up on something like this. I just kind of thought that Siege Megatron was the best we were going to get. Earthrise Megatron still sucks though. I got a bunch of upgrade kits for all my Siege base mold Megatrons, got the BPF OSKO Siege Megatron and just got in a Takara Legends Megatron with the DX9 upgrade kit just to try and calm my Megatron urge. So these two, the also rumored SS86 Optimus and SS86 Ultra Magnus all beg a question. That being are these all going to be a new scale or are they going to stick to the current scale. I mean, SS86 Ultra Magnus isn't in scale but I don't mind that as he should be super mode sized as he's combining with his trailer. What I did mind though was that Kingdom Galvatron was also out of scale. Which is what prompted me to get some of those upgrade kits for my Megatrons and the OSKO in the first place. So are these three "new" figures going to be in scale with Kingdom rodimus Prime and the rest of current Generations or are they going to scale to the out of scale SS86 Magnus making them around the height of Kingdom Galvatron anyway. I would imagine that this doesn't bother people that much and normally it wouldn't bother me either but Megatron, Galvatron, Optimus and Rodimus are supposed to be the same size and I just can't get away from that in my head. So having one bigger than the others is really bugging me but this can be fixed by a new, shorter, Galvatron mold. I don't want another leader Galvatron the same size as Kingdom Galvatron. I would want him, as well as Optimus and Megatron, to all be the same height as Kingdom Rodimus. This way more of the budget can go into the parts count and toolings to really get them to hide and tuck intrusive kibble out of the way to make them as accurate as possible (what does that even mean for SS86 Megatron's alt mode now though). We seen what happens when making a larger leader Galvatron already. So making him shorter should allow for the designers to mitigate the tread kibble on the backs of the arms or to compress the cannon rear down more and design it to be more accurate and to change a few other things. I really hope SS86 Galvatron isn't just a redeco along the lines of SS86 Cliffjumper though. That was an exclusive so it's somewhat questionable if it even really truly counts as a SS86 figure but it does exist. I would just be so disappointed with this if they do go that route instead of a new mold. Like Earthrise Optimus and Kingdom Ultra Magnus, Kingdom Galvatron just doesn't compare to Kingdom Rodimus, SS86 Hot Rod and SS86 Magnus. The extra budgets for them really shown though despite what some naysayers would claim. So I'd love an Optimus, Megatron and Galvatron to go right along with them.  More elaborate transformations. More transformation "tricks". More and better articulation. More and better paint apps. Little to no kibble at all really as Rodimus, Hot Rod and Magnus are almost entirely kibble free and super clean in robot mode and have beautifully streamlined alt modes. Higher parts count be it for transformation parts or just more weapons. I can do without blast effects or things like Matrix chains though but at least Optimus will have blast effects and Galvatron will have the Matrix chain. I'm all about swords, axes, flails, guns, beam sabers, jet packs or whatever else the toys had or they used on the show and movie. No basketballs though lol. For Optimus that would also include BOTH mobile drones (Roller and that other one he had from time to time made from the rear trailer wheels it seemed) and a really good "repair" drone thing.  I might be hyping myself up too much though. It's really too early to tell how these will turn out. And SS86 Galvatron will come out about four years after Kingdom Galvatron first did. That's not too bad really. Sure it seems like he JUST came out but we're at the halfway point. By the time he does actually hit shelves, people will want a new Galvatron. It's also why I think it will be a new mold too. If it were just a redeco or even a slight retool, it could've been pushed up into this year or put out as some sort of exclusive like some of the Buzzworthy Studio Series redecos. But it's coming out in 2025 with Megatron supposedly. So that really does give me hope for a new mold. We used to get new mold updates for many characters year after year for a while there from OG Generations (Optimus and Megs) to FoC (Optimus) to T30 (Optimus, Orion and 2 Megs) to CW (Optimus and Megs) to TR (2 Optimus and Megs) to PotP (Optimus/Orion) to Siege (Optimus and Megs) to Earthrise (Optimus and Megs) to Kingdom (Optimus and Megs) to Legacy 1 (Optimus). Not including, redecos of older toys still being released in market 6 stores, exclusives like VNR, Japanese releases, mostly non-G1/2 versions or any of the Starscreams that were also being released alongside them. Waiting four years for a new mold of a character is not going to be an actual issue. It's G1 Galvatron, he should have more toys than he actually does. It's crazy how few figures he actually gets compared to his contemporaries. G1, Universe 2.0, Titans Return and Kingdom. That's it. That's all the Galvatron molds. Dude can get another.
    • he's so small i love it, if they do all beast machines in core size it sure buy from me :D
    • Transformers: Age Of Extinction gave us Silver Optimus Prime, an interesting sub-line of Target Exclusive variant that didn't last beyond the movie. Like most of the movies, these mainline figures are simpler designs aimed at the young masses. Fortunately, there was one bright spot in the Age of Extinction Silver Knight Optimus Prime and Grimlock 2-Pack. - Read the Full News Story
    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA If there's been ANY retail figure over the past two decades that could legitimately be confused for an actual McDonald's toy it would be this one. What's better is that this person is actually in a McDonald's too. That just makes it so much better. This is better than the Chromia pics on a painting table. Don't get me wrong though, I don't think it looks bad. It's just the colors of the figure makes me think of the old Happy Meal BM Cheetor from way back when in the year 2000. In fact, I dare say the yellow used on that figure back then looks better than the yellow used on this one. It's just a cute little kitty cat. Looking a bit like Go-Bots Cheetor from 2002...who was based on Beast Machines Cheetor so it just swings back around lol. Really hoping that Dinobot 2 doesn't get actually cancelled like is rumored. I want all the larger Beast Era characters done in core class now. Just a bunch of deformed little chibi animals and shit. 
×
  • Create New...
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE