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Everything posted by chuckdawg1999

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Buy the Cyberverse Deluxe Arcee, don't buy this one. Trust me, I'm doing you a solid.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. And there's somebody in upstate NY selling the pair for $50.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Unfortunately if they go under we'll be left with more expensive options that might deter peer to peer sales.
  19. Arcee is the latest addition to the Cyberverse Deluxe sub-line, Generations style articulated versions of characters from the Cyberverse cartoon. While mostly a shellformer, Arcee compacts nicely into a stylized car mode. I'm very happy with the figure as the joints are nice and tight and support the weight of the backpack well. If you want to complete Maccadam you'll need to buy Arcee anyway, but you're getting a solid figure too.
  20. Hard to believe but we finally have a good Warrior Class Optimus Prime. Transformation is smooth with some nice touches here and there and a gimmick that doesn't interfere with the overall robot mode. Is it simplified, yes; but the end result is a solid deluxe class Optimus Prime figure.
  21. Doubledealer is an interesting figure. An update to a late G1 Powermaster, Doubledealer features three different modes, a bi-pedal robot that is an Autobot, and a Falcon/Vulture/Bird that is allied with the Decepticons. The unifying third mode is a missile truck that is Doubledealers alt-mode. Parts of the transformation is very fiddly and needlessly difficult, but over time becomes almost intuitive. I feel that duality to the transformation fits a character like Doubledealer.
  22. They're TWINS! The Decepticon clones are one of those, or two of those, rare almost forgotten teams from the later part of G1. Originally released under the Titans Return banner, this set is a US release of the Japanese decos. They're simple figures that can be fiddly at times, but really don't move the needle one way or the other. If you had them as a kid like I did You'll probably be moved to pick them up.
  23. Who doesn't love a surprise? Well to be honest I don't, I really don't, I get violent. Anyway, even though Exhaust had been rumored for awhile it wasn't until late last week that we got any in-hand imagery. It's a cool figure that's a completely legal update on that classic Diaclone deco. If you have problems with Wheeljack, you're probably not going to enjoy Exhaust; but if you really dig the Wheeljack mold Exhaust might just be up your alley.
  24. Thunderhowl is a really cool figure. Articulation is good, better than most Ultra Class figures and the transformation is surprisingly involved for a kid friendly figure. I really like the play between the sword, wolf head, and tail. Definitely recommended if you are looking for something different.
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