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Everything posted by chuckdawg1999

  1. I really dig these collaborations between Hasbro and other pop-culture entities. Gigawatt celebrates the 35th anniversary of the first Back To The Future film, yes it's been that long. Utilizing the core of Siege Sideswipe Gigawatt really encompasses the heart of Mr. DeLorean's modified automobile. I highly recommend the figure for Transformer and Back To The Future fans.
  2. I just realized that Doublecrosser is like the third Bridgemaster in the Earthrise line. I'm surprised they haven't pushed out more, especially figures like Doublecrosser that have multiple connection points. I'm not a fan of the bridge gimmick but I know fans are going to a lot of use out of Doublecrosser.
  3. When Smokescreen was first revealed I was curious as to how different the figure would be from the Siege mold, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was an entirely new design that borrows heavily from the great Masterpiece mold. While there is some hollowness in the legs, I personally don't see it as a deal-breaker and really feel Smokescreen, and the rest of the Datsuns belong in your collection.
  4. We all know the deal with 1-step figures so I won't go through it again. Megatron is fun and a great representation of its Cybertron design. As always I appreciate how Hasbro has been able to work an action feature into such a small and simple figure.
  5. When first revealed some months ago Skullcruncher was a pleasant surprise, then nothing; no leaked in-hand images, no early reviews, nothing. So it was a pleasant surprise when the figure showed up in-stock on Amazon. The figure really doesn't disappoint, transformation is fun and the armor gimmick is one of the best I've seen. If you're a fan of the Cyberverse line this is a definite pick up, for those who might want to try something new with their Transformers, give this figure a shot too.
  6. Battle Call Officer Class Bumblebee is a complex figure, kids will like it for a while until the same sound clips bore them, but not until it drives parents nuts. Transformation is relatively simple, just make sure the panels line up, and vehicle mode unlocks more lights and sounds, but you'll miss the lights since the chest faces down. There isn't any cross-play with the Trooper Class which is a shame, the Trooper sized figures are now that much harder to recommend. Overall, at the price point, I just can't recommend buying the figure.
  7. If the RED Series was made buy any other company it would be a fantastic line of articulated robot figures. The problem is the RED Series is made by Hasbro, the company that set the standard of what articulated 6" scale figures should be. In that case the first three RED Series figures fall short of what they should be. Yes they're fun, but they're just not what I was expecting and probably not what you were.
  8. Battle Call Megatron is a cool figure, while not as articulated as Deluxe Megatron, it's not nearly as floppy. The armor gives it a cool look, like a Samurai Reaper, perfect for Halloween. If you're looking for a Cyberverse Megatron that's not hampered by its gimmick, check this figure out.
  9. To me Hubcap really encompasses exactly what I expect from the Generations Selects line. An obscure G1 character redone with a modern flair. Much like the original toy, Hubcap is a repaint of Cliffjumper with a new head. Unlike what we were shown in preview pics, Hubcap comes with just repainted Cliffjumper weapons. If you're a fan of the Cliffjumper mold, or of Hubcap I can fully recommend this figure.
  10. Airwave is an update to the G1 Micromaster base. Featuring four different modes that the figure can be broken down and reconfigured into, Airwave features a wide and carried play pattern. While I'm not the biggest fan of these updated Weaponizers, for those of you looking to expand upon your base building there's probably something here for you.
  11. Buy the Cyberverse Deluxe Arcee, don't buy this one. Trust me, I'm doing you a solid.
  12. I'm torn on how I feel about Topspin. It's a good figure with a relatively simple transformation, especially for a Studio Series figure; but the soft, almost gummy like weapons, really take the joy out of me. Maybe if I had a deeper connection to the character I'd feel better about it so with that said someone who loves the Wreckers will be all over this toy.
  13. You can call him Al..licon! Finally we have an Allicon to complete our collection of Quintesson stooges from the '86 film. This is a great little figure; no exaggeration, it's roughly the same size a Cliffjumper. Transformation is fun and intuitive, the hardest part was attaching the back tail piece and that was because I didn't realize how secure it could fit. This is a fantastic figure and worth a pick-up.
  14. Here comes the Judge, here comes the Judge! Finally after 34 years we're getting a proper G1 Quintesson Judge as we saw in the original Transformers movie, and Season 3 of the G1 cartoon. While not a perfect toy, some parts feel a little cheap, it IS a Quintesson and can we really complain? Don't answer that.
  15. Earthrise Megatron is a heavy retool of Siege Megatron. The new parts in some aspects actually hurt the figure, loose that giant sword and you're really in trouble. While Siege Megatron wasn't a fantastic figure, I fell that older mold is the better of the two.
  16. Here's something a little different. Tobot is a line from Korea, I believe the various lines under it are more like an animated Sentai style show, than something like Transformers. The transformation is simple but the figure really has some heft to it and there's a quality to the construction I haven't felt in a long time. From what I've heard the line can be addictive so pick one up at your wallets risk.
  17. It's a new One-Step figure and you know the drill. These are simplified figures that are meant more as fiddle toys than full "Bells and whistles" Transformers. In the Cyberverse line these One-Steps have the bonus of a little action feature. In Ratchet's case two blades can spring-loaded, flip out of Ratchets arms. For most of you, you've made your decision on One-Step figures already but for the rest, give Ratchet a chance.
  18. When a new Seeker mold is introduced one can expect the usual repaints like Skywarp and Thundercracker. The "Coneheads" aren't always a given, so it was nice to see that Amazon was going to get an exclusive set of Ramjet and Dirge. Featuring new wings, chest details, kneecaps and of course heads; Ramjet and Dirge are a great addition to your Seeker ranks.
  19. I have to say I'm impressed. Usually, when I review Micromasters there's one set I just don't enjoy, but in this case, both the Astro Squad and Race Track Patrol are really, really fun. The combined form of the Astro Squad makes for a cool looking NASA approved shuttle while the Race Track Patrol has the best-combined weapon of any car based Micromaster team yet. Both sets get a high recommendation from me.
  20. Technically speaking Slitherfang is a good Transformer, I just don't get the bridge system. Transformation is simple and results in a solid plank. If this is your thing then enjoy, I'll be over here waiting for the Cobra logo repaint.
  21. And there's somebody in upstate NY selling the pair for $50.
  22. So, funny story. I had recorded this video a while ago. When I found out the "News Cycle" had past on it I decided to hold it back for one of those days when I didn't have anything else to go up. Well, I meant for it to go up in March, right after the "Pause" started. Well around the same time my old laptop died and I felt this video was lost. Thankfully I was able to get a new laptop and have my data transferred over so here we are. I'm sure most of you who were interested in this figure already have it so just enjoy the video.
  23. Battle Call Trooper Bumblebee is an ok Ultra Class sized figure. There's really nothing new here as we've seen Bumblebee in every size class this line has to offer. The Battle Call gimmick is fun, but I feel it's lacking without an Officer Class figure to interact with it. While it might not be for everyone, I strongly recommend not paying the $45+ these figures are going for on eBay.
  24. I only use DHL for receiving products from Amazon Japan. The only problem I've had is that they won't ship super minipla or other kits with candy to the US
  25. Unfortunately if they go under we'll be left with more expensive options that might deter peer to peer sales.
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