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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod(Hot Rodimus) and Firebolt targetmaster review




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

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

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

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.




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

IGear W-01 Kup and Perceptor upgrade kit review

Before Unite Warriors Bruticus gets his due, I decided to look around my un-opened stash of TF figures and I came across this. I pretty much forgot that I bought this upgrade kit, but I remember hastily putting this in my shopping cart because I was on a TF shopping spree a while back. Without further delay, pics for your viewing pleasure.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Transformers United Drift UN-08 Review! (2011)

At long last, I finally decided to open up Transformers United Autobot Drift! Drift also marks the 1st actual TF figure I bought that is not of G1 cartoon continuity. He exists solely as a G1 IDW character. However, that wasn't what got me to buy this figure whose mold eventually led to the creation of Generations Blurr whom I retrospectively reviewed a few weeks back. I got Drift, because long story cut short, was a former Decepticon (named Deadlock) who one day went by a samurai code and abandon the ranks of the Decepticon only to find himself joining the Autobots short after. I thought this was amazing for a Decepticon to turn a new leaf and do good. Enough of that and let's get started.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Transformers Retrospective finale part III! Transformers Generatons, Henkei, Universe, Reveal the Shield, United, and Third party TF.

(1st row above: Generations Wheeljack and United Tracks. I shot them a 2nd time because I didn't lift their wings in robot mode properly at that time.)

So this is the finale of the pics I took in the past. I have no time to make retrospective posts about them anymore so I'll post the pics as a pictorial review. I will do my best to review figures that I haven't opened yet.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Transformers Retrospective finale part II! Transformers Generatons, Henkei, Universe, Reveal the Shield, United, and Third party TF.

Part II. Once again, I'm only focusing on blogging the figures that I haven't opened yet. I took these photos long ago and there is just too much for me to go back into writing. I still have a part III which is the final coming up.

 (First row: First pic: Thundercracker(blue), Skywarp (black), Starscream (red and white), Acid Storm (Green))

Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG-45 Hot Rod(Hot Rodimus) and Firebolt targetmaster review

        More Hot Rod madness! Well, it ends here for now. This is the final Hot Rod review until I can get a Power of ...