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

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.

Boxing:
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.

Boxing

 


 

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.




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(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))

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Friday, December 19, 2014

TFC-004 Gear of War Transformers Accessory Set for Mirage, Inferno, Sideswipe

Took me long enough to open and utilize these. For those new to the TF classics hobby, fans felt that figures like Inferno, Sideswipe, Red Alert, Mirage, and Soundwave was missing some trademark weapons. TFC catered to fan demand and created add ons such as Red Alert/Sideswipe's missile launchers, Inferno's ladder and arm cannon, Mirage's shoulder rocket and invisibility box, and an extra minion for Soundwave. The weapons were intended to be used for the Henkei versions due to the chrome/metallic properties, but they work fine with the Hasbro versions as well. The results.... well, see for yourself.


 



 

Box is box. Nice prologue on what's stored for the collector as he opens the toy box. On the last pic: (L to R) Mirage's invisibility box, instructions (poster in the other side), Inferno's Arm Canon/Ladder, 3 missile launchers, and Soundwave's Auto-scout plus 4 energon crystals.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Transformers Henkei Astrotrain D-03 Review (2008)


 "In the days of Megatron, it was not like this."
                                     - Astrotrain in "Five Faces of Darkness Part I"         


At long last, I decided to finally open up Henkei Astrotrain. Now I understand that he is probably not as popular when he first came out. I could still remember picking him up 4 years ago for $26 at Bigbadtoystore.com. After awhile, he became rare and his market value went as high as $60. What was it? Was it because he was a triple changer or was it because he had a pretty neat G1 color scheme (Henkei version that is). Let's see what the fuss is all about.


Boxing and contents samples:








Yep, the neat thing about the Henkei versions is that they give you a stat/trading card and neat black-and-white Manga. I wish I knew what they were talking about.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Transformers Classics retrospective look! Transformers United UN-06 Optimus Prime (2010)

As you can see, like I said in the Prowl post, I was randomly opening up figures from different lines. In the west at this point, they were releasing Reveal the Shield figures. A gimmick which saw the return of the rub stickers of the 84' G1 era. In Japan, to carry on the different name tradition, Japan named their product line: Transformers United. However, Takara opted to not go with the rub stickers. The first couple waves of the United releases saw a few re-releases of previous established molds, but rather than sporting their chrome moniker, the United releases saw the debut of metallic paint instead. The results were mixed as many collectors cherished the idea of chrome. Most folks in the west saw the metallic paint as trivial at best wheras the Henkei era just blew everyone's minds away with the G1 accurate color scheme. Not to mention, in Japan, certain Transformers such as Optimus Prime and Jazz were called Convoy and Meister respectively as examples. In the United line, all the Transformers, for an odd reason, maintained their westernized names. Some people say the Japanese versions had to coincide with the Michael Bay Transformer movie names at the time.

Coincidentally, my cousin from Hong Kong came to visit me here in Honolulu, Hawaii back in 2010. She saw my passion for Transformers so when she returned home, she visited a toys store here and bought Transformers UN-06 Optimus Prime for me. I am grateful for her purchase for I lacked an Optimus Prime in my collection. However, this Prime was only a deluxe size which means he was roughly the same size or even smaller than Prowl or Sunstreaker. Here are the pics.

Boxed


Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Nucleon review.

Aloha folks, it has been a while since I popped an update. Today's review is the insane, feared 2nd leader of the Decepticons: Galvatron...