Showing posts with label Transformers United. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transformers United. Show all posts

Monday, March 5, 2018

Toy Review: Transformers Power of the Primes Beachcomber.

Welcome to the very first March 2018 Transformer review! Today is none other than Beachcomber.
Well, let's get started!




Standard scout class and box-art for a Hasbro release. I didn't take his trading card out of the package but you can still see through it. Megatronus is supposed to be BeachComber's partner in alt mode but I don't have him. And quite frankly, I probably won't be getting him.

Robot mode





Wow. I'm amazed. Looks great, feels great, and plays great. Everything is great so far. Looks like a good representation of G1 Beachcomber so far. Joints are tight and BC can pose very decently.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod(Hot Rodimus) and Firebolt targetmaster.

Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod


 Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod

 Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod
More Hot Rod madness! Well, it ends here for now. This is the final Hot Rod review until I can get a Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime figure. Today in is Legends Hot Rod. I don't know what drove me to get this figure since I have so much Hot Rod/Rodimus figures but here is Legends Roddy nonetheless! Above pics is the usual box art and comic book that comes with it. I don't know much about the comic though it also takes place after Hot Rod left Cybertron in the Headmaster series. 
Here is the link to the official synopsis.

Blunder warning: I transformed Firebolt's gun mode wrong as well Hot Rod's chest piece in robot mode for the entire review. Don't say you weren't warned. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Toy Review: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector and Sidearm aka Rodimus Prime.

More Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime madness! Today we have the classic TFX-04 protector. Most of these shots were done back in 2011 I believe. The shots with Toyhax backdrop were done recently. Without haste, let's get started!

Boxing and contents.





So for those who are new to this, the is Fansprojects upgrade of Classics Hot Rod to Rodimus Prime also known as autobot protector. Classics Hot Rod was often blasted for being too small so Fansproject stepped in handled consumer complaints. Because this is also third party, his targetmaster Firebolt is renamed Sidearm due to trademark reasons of course.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers Takara Tomy Henkei Henkei Hot Rodimus C-05 and United Rodimus Convoy (Prime) UN-23

Henkei Hot Rod

Box and packaging



Originally,  I wanted an Henkei Hot Rodimus (Hot Rod in the west) to fill in for the Fansproject Protector armor. Funny thing is that I had this figure for quite some time before deciding to let him out of his cage. The version I got here is the re-issue. The roof of the car is lighter red than the rest of the figure. Though I didn't do a photograph, the contents also include a Manga comic. It features Hot Rod squaring off against Megatron but he loses the battle. Eventually, Hot Rod faces off against Astrotrain. Some autobots such as Mirage and Bumblebee appear towards the end. I always liked how Takara did their packaging for the Henkei series. It feels less messy than the U.S. releases. 

Alt mode (Guess starring RTS Hot Rod)





You can pretty much see a huge difference on almost everything comparing both figures. The gimmick of Henkei was to incorporate chrome on certain parts of their toy releases. In this case, the Henkei version has Chrome Spoilers and headlights. Not to mention, his flame decos which represent his G1 design are also gold chrome colored. If you look carefully, the rims in the Takara release are silvered painted while the tires are black painted. The RTS version is has dark grey tires and duller grey colored rims. The windows are painted blue in the RTS obscuring the seats and driver wheel. My pics don't do much justice but the driver wheel and seats are visible in this mode for the Henkei version. Looking good and shiny thus far Henkei Hot Rodimus!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Transformers United Stepper with Nebulon Million Publishing Generations 2011 exclusive review!

Aloha, as we continue our third and final review of the Jazz mold from the RTS/United line! This time we are reviewing United Stepper, which is a mail order/online exclusive. Included with Stepper is Nebulon, who is actually the same mold as Nightstick, a target master whom was previously included with Cyclonus. Without further delay, let's get started.

Transformers United Stepper Front cover

Transformers United Stepper Back cover


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Transformers United Jazz UN-12 Review! United Jazz vs Reveal the Shield Jazz comparison

Jazz is arguably one of the most popular autobots in the TF franchise. So what does Michael Bay do? Yep, he kills his character off in the first film. Another Jazz figure you bought? I dunno why but when I saw the United version of Jazz, I had to get him. I was amazed by how the paint quality was much better than the Reveal the Shield version. I paid almost twice the price to get him. The funny thing is that I held this figure for nearly 4 years before finally deciding to let him out of his cage. Was he worth it? Like usual, we go through boxing >>> Alt mode >>> Robot mode >>> then conclusion.