Finally got ‘my’ prowl. Thank you Gcreations for making rebel. He’s an amazing figure out of the box and even more spectacular when he’s in his alt mode. But lets get on to the review.
I am gonna be up front a few bad things. One is the instruction second is the ‘UH-OHs’. I found out during the seven transformation thing I always do. The instruction are not ‘crystal’ clear about the transformation when you get to the lower body.
The QC I found is this right here.
This due to the Gcreation plastic squeak when the instructions instructed that this hinge should be flushed. Due the QC, dud here this is what happened during the transformation. Have no fear I talked over with the good ole Dr. Killinger, about this issue. If this thing breaks I can swap it out. So far I am being tolerant betwixt careful when I manage him.
His articulation is nothing like Fumma. Not a bad thing, Rebel can do what his mold allows him to do.
Rebel is solid figure. He doesn’t feel cheap, he’s well made and one cool face sculpt. Also the armored car mode is dead on.
Furthermore Rebel is built more for action posing and beat down poses.
If you’re G1 stickler don’t waste your time. If you prefer updated transformers, boom this is the figure for you. Despite my dud an a half figure, He’s not bad at all. I am not ripping the figure just being brutally honest. Don’t let my not so perfect change your mind on picking one up. If you interested in picking rebel just go to GCI Toys and pick one up.
As for rating I am giving Rebel a solid 9. Yeah I took one point of because of the QC I encountered. Thanks for reading.
Finally got my hands on this. Before I get started on ‘singing’ the praises of Gcreations IDW inspired Fuuma, I have to get this off my chest.
Now I have to move my MasterMind Creations Hexatron. Yeah he’s better than Hexatron posing, flexibility and overall appearance that says he’s my definitive six shot than Hexatron.
Now that’s out of my system lets get on to the review.
Good and bad
Doing something special, besides I am dealing with six forms after all. However I am going to talk about the good and bad on the five modes and do the bot mode by itself.
The bad thing about is a minor QC with the left wing. Specifically the left wing has a tendency to flop down. Gcreation could’ve found a way for the wings to peg some where on the back of the arms.
You can adjust the wings, place the guns on the arms or either side of the ship.
Minor, the treads he can roll but at times the treads come off ( sometimes). Also you have to tilt his lower body just right that he doesn’t rock back in this mode.
You have options to place the pistols. Furthermore this is one of my favorite modes. It’s very easy to get him in tank mode too. Presence in this mode is one of kind and eye catching.
I kinda wish the head was more articulated, instead of just moving up and down. Also Gcreation could’ve slapped on some paint on the detail on his face and ears.
The ratchets in his legs and the double knee joint you can really get him looking like a real wolf from the waist down. I don’t have any pictures for the review to show that. Going to do that when I have some shots of him fighting Prime. Key thing I love is simplicity I noticed through out the transformation and you can go in order you want, once you know how to get all six modes down to a science.
When I got him cleaned in this mode I just took a step pack and looked at it. Pictured a car like this busting through walls, firing at autobots ect. Menacing, instrument of destruction presence about it.
Bad, the wings that’s suppose be the grip don’t feel right I wish the whole entire section of the wings should be locked for a better pistol grip.
Again you have option to place the primary pistols or use the guns in his legs. Also you can adjust the legs to shorten for to keep the legs for firmer looking gun mode.
Imposing, big, menacing and the best face sculpt that captures Fuuma’s nasty side. Also he’s very cool, well built and the die cast is in the right places.
For example when I manipulated his arm up his shoulder raised, being cohesive with the overall movement. Also it’s found in the legs as well. Bend his knee the upper section of the thigh will move, some of the ding bats have a problem with this. Gcreations stuck with realism, thinking how Fuuma would move in real life. Also I really dig the nice hinge on the ankles and the feet are on ball joints that will allow you to pull off some cranking poses.
In closing I am giving Fuuma a solid 10/10. He’s one big posing beast. Sorry for the lack of photos I am still shooting pictures of him. As you can see in this review he’s worth the asking price. If you’re interested in picking him up stop by GCI TOYS and pick him up.
Been busy playing with Alpha for a while and got carried away posing him. Talk about one dynamic, striking figure. Aero Alpha is worth every dollar of 94 bucks.
MMC got lazy with canopy that hangs, just out there in bot mode. Due to his engineering betwixt design there’s no other way to fold up. In addition in the comic book I didn’t like, I know, I know it has nothing to do with the figure but I am going to say it any damn way. What the hell Hector Sigma, do by dipping in the B.S. Propaganda kool aid here? In clear terms the trans fag bot in the story, I am not cool with that shit. I had my hopes up on reading a brief story about a hard nose warrior bot but instead. I get a LGBT-WTF lame ass body guard story?! Actually I cut out the comic and torched it when I was done.
Completely blown away at the pose ability Aero has and potential to hold more dynamic poses. Alpha does have that sturdy MMC plastic quality, meaning built to last. But he’s very light, not a bad thing at all. Quite amazing, work Master Mind Creations do when they make reformatted stuff, Takara and Assbro need to realize they have been out done. Furthermore Alphas’ appearance is spell bounding, he has this I am fast as hell look betwixt I am gonna look good cutting you up to, feel going on.
Nothing fragile on Alpha at all. Even his fantastic chromed blades are stalwart too. Plus joints on him are just as strong as road busters. So if you were worried about this, take it from me you can put your mind at ease when you mess with him.
Which brings to his transformation. The instructions are not ‘clear’ on how to transform ‘properly’ at all. That’s another pet peeve I forget to mention in this review. You can relax I am going show you some pointers on transforming him correctly.
Right of the bat on page one it says ‘Unfold the legs and adjust the foot’. Bullshit!
Here’s what you need to do.
2. Page 1 section two below one. It says ‘Fold out legs and lock in calves. Wrong in addition the direction doesn’t say anything about pulling the legs out to lock the legs into place.
Correcting the mistake.
3. Page two, top section it says..’Unlock cock pit and arms.’
WRONG! Instructions do not say, neither show the cock pit is on a double hinge. You’re not gonna split the plane nose upon unless the cock pit and canopy are out of the way.
When it comes to his main sword it’s freaking beautiful.
Overall I am giving Aero a solid 10/10. I only recommend him for collectors that actually take the time to transform and play with him. He’s not a shelfie bot,but a figure built for play time. As for me I got some serious pictures posing Alpha have a look at my mini gallery of him. Thanks for reading and enjoy. FYI to sorry ass word press I have to make a gallery another time.
For this review I am not going to call the homage to Kup ‘koot’. 1. It sounds like a synonym for pussy. For this review I am just gonna call him Sarge. The reason why homage to Kup reminds me of an ole grouchy friend of mine who served in the military. In addition the homage of Kup is suppose to me a battle harden staff Sergeant.
Let’s get to the bad first. Thing I didn’t like was the transformation. At times it can be serious nail biter betwixt frustrating first time you do it. FansToys make up for by reinforcing the tough plastic for the panels of plastic you have to deal with. Specifically the side panels. Also the needles hand work out I went through first five time of transforming him too. To be honest, Sarge is QC hundred percent durable. This will affect my overall ranking of him though.
This part I want to go step by step and add some pieces of wisdom to help you a long the way. First lets start with slider inside of Sarge.
See the sliding bar connected to the wheels. Stick your finger nail in the gab and push the section up till you her the nice ‘click.’
Now things are going to tricky from here on out. Don’t worry I don’t go into too much detail on it. In the instruction it says fold the side panel and Sarges hip skirts back into gab of his back pack. Seems easy but it can will be frustrating doing it. ( Everything will be in the caption below.)
In addition, the wheel covers show you no love. Meaning clearance issues is unavoidable, I know you’re crushed and so am I. Next is the addressing the inside panels on each leg, when your getting him into his armored car mode.
This part of the transformation is tricky at the same time simultaneously part of Sarges’ transformation. Picture one I lined the leg port and the peg up first. Picture 2 did the same thing. Pic 2 click this into place and click the peg into the leg port, once its done it will be a stubborn fit, which is good nothing bad.
Final picture of the transformation I am showing the panels that slide in and click into place to complete the alt mode. I did what I was instructed to do on the instruction. In the instructions it shows, that you can slide the metal slides in. Which is true but the side flaps and wheel kibble has to be lined a certain way. Misfortune on me, I couldn’t get it on camera due to the transformation being challenging and unique.
The end result.
I did find some ways I have done to ease the choir of transforming Sarge, by leaving the side flaps open then tabbing them in last.
Lot’s of Good about Sarge. For a figure this sleek in appearance he has heft, pose ability and he’s striking. As you can see I chose to the face with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. Too bad that piece of plastic doesn’t stay in his mouth very well. Which brings me to the face sculpt. Absolutely perfect, even the additional face he comes with capture the essence and stalwart character of Sarge. Which is a no none sense Drill Sergeant.
Also I have included pictures on how good looks with other figures slash smoking them.
Sarge smoking Jagertron.
Smoking other bots.
I am giving Sarge a solid 9.5/10 because of the clearance issues. Besides that he’s the typical FansToys QC perfect figure, emphasis on built to last. I only recommend him for none shelf collectors that have the cool to work with semi tough transformations. Thanks for reading.
As promised here’s the Gallery of ‘Havoc’. He’s with other figures including his boss Nemesis Prime ( For collection I do what the hell I want.) Enjoy. If you want to pick up Havoc contact www.GCIToys.com, he has the best prices.
I got the feeling of completion, when I got Havoc combined. Now this is a the perfect homage to Menasor hands down. In this review I am going to get down to the facts and highlight certain things you need to know for combine mode.
The instructions are clear to certain extent for combine mode. From messing with Havoc I found out some steps the instruction booklet needed to highlight. Let’s start with the feet.
When you disassemble the leg of havoc from the foot press this button and you’ll be able to pull the tab out. Here’s a better picture below.
For the sake of writing betwixt not boring you to death I will speed this up a bit. Next pictures are step by step. Just read the caption on the picture please.
Moving on the chest plate
Let’s getting on with the review of Havoc. I took pictures of the screaming face and ‘contemplating to kill you face’ too. When it comes to Havoc doing dynamic poses like my TF Poseidon, eh well it’s not that good. Havoc has it where it counts in stability and average pose ability. To be crystal clear, he engineered to hold action poses with out tilting over. Look at the pictures below.
Here’s some pictures of him with stoic killer face.
I have taken dozens of pictures of him they’re for the gallery. However He can hold his sword behind his head with both hands, not all combiners can do that. Is he the combiner to beat, as far as homage to menasor. That’s to be decided till we see what other companies I don’t trust with making combiners, except Dx9. The only strike against Havoc is limited posing. Everything is rock solid for a figure as heavy as he is. I only recommend Havoc for play time collectors. Working with Havoc, you do have to work out the plastic on this big boy period. If you’re not going to do that do waste your money on him. All five members to make Havoc you have to play with. I will give Havoc a solid 10/ 10 because of this key thing…Engineering and QC. Havoc makes up for the Quality control and engineering. As top heavy he his, how the legs and feet are designed he’s not going to fall down period. Since I am on this subject. He does have a slight ‘smooth’ Criminal forward lean. Solution one notch the legs back and one notch the knees and the problem is solved. He looks like he holds a natural human stance. This unique quality about Havoc is the reason why he gets 10/10. Thanks for reading.
Apology for being late with this review. Been working alot, distracted, and still messing around with Havoc in combine mode. With out any more drama let’s get to Power Trains review.
Going to go out of sequence for this review by starting with the ‘Good’. It’s all Good with Power Train serious collectors. TFM has made the perfect homage of Motor Master. He’s everything what I expected and didn’t expect to. The colors all the way to his girth and Master piece size to balance him out as the best representation of Motor Master ever.
Let’s take a look at the detail in truck mode.
All tires are rubber and he looks like a model toy truck than a transformer, great job TFM. Moving on to bot mode, which there’s a lot to cover.
He has perfect up and down head movement. Along full three sixty head rotation to. Unfortunately no head tilts. Notice how everything is very cohesive and neat on the back side.
Now let’s get to the articulation. As you can see the tires that tab on the back of the legs does limit knee movement.
If you want the full bend you have to un tab the tires and flip them out on the side betwixt angle it a bit.
Due to transformation and combine mode you get a ‘very’ dramatic ankle rockers.
Moving on something I found very odd during play time with power train.
This is on a hinge rocker. When I am messing around with him I rock this panel down to avoid the plastic rubbing against fiasco. No damage, nor scuffing appeared the first couple of times. But I want to play it safe. At times I leave this rocked down. I believe it’s optional, if you know better than I do please comment.
Moving on to the battle station mode. I have seen other images of the battle station. It really doesn’t look like one to me. From my perspective it looks more like a simple ambush camp to me.
Think about it, this would be something the stunticons would set up to ambush autobots in the middle of no where. Here’s some pics of Disorder and Over Turn using the turrets.
Let’s move on to articulation, specifically posing. For a figure with limited movement Power Train got it wear it counts. Furthermore he makes up for limited movement with dynamic poses.
Don’t want over do it on making cluster fuck of pictures. Moving on let’s talk about him.
If you can remember the fans project disaster stunticons, specifically the tale of two engineers I call it. FPs Diesel was over kill on the engineering. As time will have it he became floppy over time. TFM must’ve paid close attention to Fans Project slightly flawed design and made corrections on the blue print and making this complex figure less complicated, making the transformation fun and unique. From my experience ( no opinion) Transforming Power Train is not a task, it’s fun to do. I still have a blast transforming him in all three modes. Once you go by the instructions the first time, ‘boom’ you will not need it anymore. The engineering behind him is well thought out and QC makes him worth the 167 I paid for to get him. He feels like a melee weapon in all his modes.
I higly recommend him for the collectors who still play with their figures. If you’re one of those shelf collectors don’t get this, this will not be the figure for shelf collectors. If you’re like me and your gonna to have transforming throw downs, by all means pick him up and the rest of the team you will not be disappointed. I am giving Power Train 10/10 hands down. There’s no flaw with this figure at all TFM has done their job. Thanks for reading.
Long time coming, betwixt a spoiler for you. I have Power Train and yes I did combine him to get a fill for him. Power Trains review will be done later. Specifically when I get his transformation down to a science.
Back to Over Turn, Transform Missions homage to dead end. Right out the box Over Turn looks like classy model car right out the box. Also his transformation is unique and nail biter also. On this review I am going to get to first before I go into the good and bad.
The booklet he comes with does a ‘fairly’ good job but it’s far from perfect. Let me give you some needed tips. First I want to start with the combine mode. Instruction does a lack luster job on showing how to have the proper fit for the gray pegs are suppose to go.
See the red post here? This is where the Havocs combiner piece plugs into. In my opinion It’s well kind of, odd but it works. To know you have solid fit you feel it sink in betwixt here a crisp snap. I highly just go easy on the first time to get a feel for it. To my amazement the plastic is pretty damn tough.
Pretty much Over Turn is tabby a bit. Which brings to key things on the robot transformation.
When you get the arms, You get the picture on how Over Turn will turn into after this. However to extend the arms, once again the instruction don’t show clear way to do so. But here’s where the fore arm opens up to do so.
Now let’s get to the good and bad.
Dealing with rear pieces of the car in transformation is a bit annoying, because you’re working with thin plastic. The only plus side it’s sturdy and flexible. I am not being negative but honest. On that note, he’s only a 4 days old and I still have to work out the stiffness in this transformation in regards to the front of the car and all that.
Very eye catching, sturdy QC and he poses very well
His articulation is slightly above average. I will rank up at number three right below Revolt. Also his head rotations is very dramatic up and down.
I am giving Over Turn a solid 10/ 10. Solid figure and looks great. Furthermore is fun to play with. This is all I have to say about over turn. Thanks for reading.
Another King P update. This time it’s about the plastic goodness that came with Thousand kills. Additional feet rockers that can turn into gun and some plastic knee pads that can be used for gun mode. TFC once again giving you options for King Poseidon.
Bad: Unfortunately the gun is too heavy for King P to hold.
As you can see, the double barrel widow maker is adorable but due to the weight I could only get this dynamic pose with him holding it.
On the positive side of life the gun parts can be used for the feet. Let me tell you the rockers are solid.
I am able to pull off dramatic poses with King P. On the picture to the right, shows how strong the rockers are. Next series of picture I will show posing with him on a later date. Specifically when I get all the editing done. Short review and to the point. Thanks for reading.
My apology on the ‘late’ review. Due to being busy, getting money for the edits and life. I almost missed out on the last member of the Seacons. Thanks to De Scott, I bought his copy he used for photos for 90 bucks. Which explains the rub on Decepticon logo on his lower stomach.
Without any more lip service lets get on with the review.
Right out the box, Thousand Kills is direct homage to wicked man with some nasty plans look to him. His dreadful snarl, intense yellow eyes and creepy tentacles makes him one of the most imposing figures in the team, next to Iron Shell.
The only gripe is why he wasn’t released sooner?! Out of this whole set this the best freakesh looking figure.
And there’s lots of good about Thousand Kills. His paint job is meticulous, well coordinated and eye catching. Furthermore QC on Thousand Kills is robust like the rest of the figures. This time TFC finished strong on this set.
When it comes to transforming him into ‘all’ three of his modes you have to follow this one rule. Don’t worry the rule is doesn’t have to be followed.
For the beginning take the tentacles off. Transforming him all three modes will be a lot smoother for the first time. Once you get use to it you can leave them on.
Also you can break down the tentacles into smaller section, to reduce the arms weight in arm mode. I will get into that business later. For now here’s what you can do.
Perhaps one of the most unique modes I have ever seen. It looks like something out of a H.P. Lovecraft sci fi short story, like a fish man using an gun turret on some folk. The tentacles give it a nasty horrid twist to it.
Keep in mind the tentacles gives you options in regards on how you want the turret displayed.
The monstrous face I can only appreciate. Love the sharp teeth and the ‘Shut yo Ass up’ facial expression too.
Who ever designed this face I salute you on a job well done! This is truly what I call beautiful.
Arm mode (Love and Hate)
Love: They look great! It really brings out the dread nature of King Ps appearance. More so, more like I said previously you have the option to display them as you so damn please.
Bad: See that piece hanging out like Lebron James and a desolate democrat rally? That doesn’t tab into anywhere. In addition full attachment of the tentacles weighs the arm done in combine mode too. Also full attachment on the tentacles looks dread ful. Kind a looks like exploding fire works. And no I have not come up with a way to display it yet. After all I am not a shelf collector.
Tentakill was more than I expected for him to be. Blown away by appearance and taken away by his solid ratchets and durability.
Posing him is not a problem, You can manipulate the tentacles to counter the weight, which is an added bonus when I pulled off terrifying pictures.
Do I recommend Thousand Kills? I actually do, if you want to invest in all six members and have the sea cons. I give him a solid 10/10. He gives you options for all three modes in regards to displaying. And the transformation is fun also. Thanks for reading