Fans Hobby: Arch Enemy Review.

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Looks like Fans Hobby came out swinging with top notch QC for Archenemy. When I got him out of the box the first words out of my mouth was ‘massive’ He’s a MP plus sizer reader. Meaning you will not be disappointed if you’re stickler like me for solid QC, detail and appearance.

Good and Bad

Bad

The only bad thing about Archenemy he cannot do action figure poses. due to how his robust build he’s slightly above average in the pose down department. To be clear he can hold poses, but he’s not the one for action poses. Perhaps later down the line I will do pictures of him beating up autobots. Maybe doing a sfx gallery of him laying the smack down on Prime, Jazz and Blaster perhaps that can be his it factor?

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He does look odd running…I don’t think he’s the running type.

Good

Lot’s of good about Archenemy, rock solid diecast, ratchets and tough plastic to top it off. I love the cool color coordination on his body in vehicle mode and bot mode also. And the tires are rubber, Fans Hobby added that in for a touch of realism.

For the rest of the review I will start with what you need to know about transformation.

Press and collapse legs to transform Archenemy into his diesel truck

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Click zoom to see the button: This is what you have to press and collapse legs to transform.
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Here’s a better picture of what I am talking about.

In alt mode Archenemy is a beast in vehicle mode. Sleek black paint job. In natural light it gives off a nice gloss reflection, again hats off to Fans Hobby for the nice paint job on this figure.

Bot Mode

Bot mode I gave Archenemy a nick name ‘shoulders’. Hey they’re exaggerated I figured I should be the first to tease on it a bit. The shoulders doesn’t have clearance issues. Due to the transformation you can manipulate them to have full range of 360 movement.

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90 degree bend
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90 degree at the knees
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For extra credit you get a slight ab scrunch

As for the head articulation full three sixty movement. Also he can look up and down. That’s pretty much standard for third party mp size figures these days, that’s why I didn’t take any pictures of it.

Fyi

You can only store his beautiful red sword on his shoulders.

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Also you can close these ports if your heart desires. They are on the right and left shoulders
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Here’s what it looks like stored on his back.

His truck back ‘pack’ does not hinder his ability to hold a solid pose at all. His weight takes care of all of that. Also I forgot to mention that his knees are double jointed. Specifically you can bend his leg at two places ( shown in picture above.).

Archenemy has really grown on me while I was shooting him.

I decided to make him the stand in leader of the Decepticons till FT Sovereign arrives.

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I don’t know I know kinda like this duo myself.

Do I Recommend him?

It depends on taste, hope that you’re not  a snooty G1 stickler. As already know about my taste. It’s the QC, detail and appearance. Having him in hand sealed the deal on my decision to keep this heavy figure in my collection. Hey I rolled the dice and seven what can I say. In addition I like to thank Dr. Killinger of GCIToys for shipping this fast to me. Furthermore it looks like FansToy has some competition. I don’t recommend him for G1 sticklers and shelf collectors. If you’re the collector that displays and plays, you can’t go wrong with Archenemy. Now if my review on him won you over stop by GciToys and pick Archenemy up for a reasonable price. Dr. Killinger will meet your third party needs.

Thanks for reading.

 

Transform Mission: Revolt

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He arrived on Friday and he’s so far the best well engineered figure out of the team so far.

For this review I will be going against the grain. I always do that, anyway I will go to combine mode, vehicle and then robot mode for this review. After that I will get into the color app, articulation and QC after. Why you ask? Read the very first sentence and then you’ll question will be answered. In addition I  found out an easier way to transform Revolt

Combine Mode Arm.

First time I did it, my mind was like, ‘Yeah fucking right’, it’s going to look this in the instruction booklet. But I was so wrong once I got everything put together.

It looks a little clunky but hey the plastic just got a work out on being maneuvered around by ‘yours truly’. The connector peg you see in place on the second bubble. It’s more like a connector ‘bone’, that connector bone is thick and I am not fucking with that till Power Train pops up next month.

Good and Bad about  the arm.

Nothing bad that I can’t forgive, with that being said the connector bone will be a pain in the testicle to pull down for combine mode. Once its worked out the new plastic tolerance issue will be a thing of the past.

Good, lots of detail and a lot of thought went into the engineering. Furthermore there are additional connector pieces on Revolts body to have a secure snug fit for the combine mode to come.

Car Mode

About damn time I have a homage to drag strip with six tires. Going to mention the little things TFM did to make Revolt stand out. Photo two and photo four. In photo twp the added detail behind the motor is awesome! TFM didn’t have to do it but they did it anyway. On photo four a closer look at the gold pistons, I think. Now TFM could’ve gone assbro and left it a dull gray but no, that’s not them. The gold gives the car mode a little flair to its appearance.

As far G1 accuracy I don’t give a damn about, but I have to say this is a big improvement betwixt teaching assbro a lesson in the paint coordination department. The red and white stripes applied in the right places is  a nice color break up. Also the stripes on the rear spoilers placed in the center is spot on.

The size of the car is longer than same MPs in vehicle mode. I can live with that, after all gotta have room for the six wheels. Before I forget the wheels are rubber, another E for effort from TFM.

Bot Mode

I am going to do show you an easier transformation. The instructions are straight forward but they do not go into detail on certain areas on the transformation to bot mode. FYI I will be commenting the captions for this part of the review.

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Step 5: This should be step one. The instruction says go a head and untab the yellow tabs first. To me this was a mistake, You should plug in the chest plates first. Next,  then you’ll see the tabs you have to untab.
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Here’s what you want to do first.

When you get the arms, that are on a ball peg, keep in mind this set up when you transform Revolt back into vehicle or combine mode. Because this is how you have to have this stuff lined up.

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Before even bring the head down you want to have the front end of the formula car, hanging back like this. This way you have absolute clearance to bring the head down.
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Part two: manipulate the gray hinge like so. You want to have it resting on back on some plastic.
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See the holes and the pegs? This will keep things from flopping around when you play with Revolt. However you may need to fidget with it, but it will not take all day to figure out.
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Please don’t you tube reviewer,’ caveman hand’ on this thin plastic. Just get your thumb finger nail to untab to get clearance to swing the wheel into the empty space below the lower leg. The tire will become his heel.
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Done. Look at him and let this sink in for about two minutes. He transforms into a race car and into this?

Now let us take a look at some detail.

Color app

Following the uniform color scheme like the previous members I own. The meticulous paint detail is premium. Gives the appearance that you spent more than 95 bucks to get him. Fantastic job on the face, eyes and helmet very crisp. And the blue does not take away the facial design on Revolt

QC

Very sturdy, the plastic on him is tad flexible, because of the intuitive transformation. But the quality on Revolt I will say a tad stronger than disorders. Revolt is very sturdy, comparing him to Carnage and Disorder, let say Disorder and Revolt are about the same when it comes to hardiness.

Articulation:

Whew…Just take a look.

I know this is a short gallery of his poses. I wanted to take more pictures of him doing some down right cra-cra shit. But my batteries are re charging betwixt I can easily get over 80 plus poses with Revolt alone. He does look a candidate to be on the next box for a madden 2018.

Before  I forget let’s touch on the hands and the gun shall we?

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As far as the gun is concerned. The hands have notches in them for you to tab the gun into his hand. So don’t even think about caveman plugging the gun in his grip. FYI the hands are going to be tough to open all the way, don’t worry about it. Don’t force it please don’t force the hands open. Over time during transformation the hands will open all the way soon enough. Also you can display the gun like this.
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Or swing the grip out to get machine gun look if you want.

Rating: 10/ 10

Well engineered, clever design, intuitive transformation and Revolt exceeded what I expected him be. Plus I am definitely looking fwd to power train now.

I don’t recommend him for collectors who buy one figure from a combiner set and use one figure for a stand alone. Also I don’t recommend him for shelf collectors who transform a figure  once and throw the figure on a crowded shelf.

I do highly recommend him for collectors who will play with their figures. Recommend him for Collectors who are detail and QC sticklers, you will not be disappointed in getting him. After you get him, I am telling you now you want to go all in for the team.

You can pick Revolt, Carnage and Disorder right now! Just go to GCI TOYS! Dr. Killinger has the best prices also you can pre order Power train. Thanks for reading.

 

Transform Mission_Disorder Review

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Good afternoon, I was hoping to get this review done when I got Disorder in last weekend. But Dr.Killinger is fast with the shipping, like I said Disorder was on my door step in two days. Okay let’s get to the review.

Good and Bad

Bad: Nothing I found bad about Disorder at all.

Good:

Lots and lots of goodness about this grumpy faced figure. From messing around with him he’s well articulated, sturdy and more fun to transform than Carnage. The detail on disorder is outstanding.

Transformation:

Straight forward and less fidgety than Carnage. ‘But’ the transformation is unique betwixt fun, once you get the hang of it. Let’s start with the combine mode Shin Guard.

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Guess: Will not surprise me the gray piece will be apart of the combine mode.

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Color

I love the creative liberty of the gun smoke gray betwixt black appearance. In addition the rest of the colors on his body is kept to a minimum, making sure no color clashes with the other. Uniform paint apps is way better than crayola bomb majority of collectors want on their figures. If you’re one of those must have a ton of colors on a figure, this is not the set for you.

Articulation

No limited posing on Disorder, poses better than Carnage.

He does look like he’s wearing a cape adding to his grumpy face, he looks like mad Pimp to me lol.

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Now look at the detail on Disorder.

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I give Disorder a solid 10/10 definitely improvements have been made in regards to Transform Mission. Each figure thus far is getting better. However like I said on the Carnage review Power Train will either make this set great or it will bomb.

I only recommend this Disorder and the rest of the team to come to Collectors who play with figures. This is not the set for shelf collectors. If you’re interested in picking both Disorder and Carnage up, stop by Gci Toys to get both of them. The good Dr. has the best prices. Thanks for reading.

Transform Missions_Carnage Review

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Good evening Everyone,

Let me get this out of the way. Transform Missions’ homage to Menasor was not on my list to collect for this key reason. Ya see back in the past Generation Toy made this stupid statement about they hate shipping to the states because there’s so few third party collectors in the west. I covered that blog a year ago. What made me change my mind you ask?

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Power Train did, no shit look at him this is the only reason why, Power Train is very articulated too. In addition he will be released in June. Knowing how GT is, well since TFM is their sister company June or July. Let’s get back to the review.

QC and Transformation tips

Carnage does have some minor stress on the plastic that is visible. Nothing that sets off the red flag, it’s working in the new plastic stress because some of the plastic is soft. I don’t mean soft in a fragile way. I mean soft in flexible way. Other than minor soft flexi plastic on him, it makes up with sturdiness on the over all figure.

Transformation tips

I am going to give you some ‘clarity’ because the instructions are a tad vague when it comes to transformation. When it comes to the legs here’s something to look for

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Start with the legs like so. I will go by this step by step. The blue panels connected to the wheels are suppose to fold inward and peg into back of the legs.
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See the blue pegs here? They will be pegged into the white teeth, that are on the leg.
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Up close shot of the white slots below. You have to line this up right to peg the three blue pieces into the three open slots on the lower leg.
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It will look this when you successfully peg the pieces together.

I wanted to address this early before I get on with the rest of the review.

Paint apps

Magnificent, nice paint job on bot mode and vehicle mode. It’s astounding TFM got a metallic cream color white to be cohesive on this aesthetic.

Attention to detail is shown on Carnage in addition TFM made a storage area for his weapon. Before I show this picture, look at these pictures of Carnage in vehicle mode. If this was setting on this you wouldn’t believe it was a transformer.

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Articulation

In the arms, shoulders and ball jointed head Carnage exceeded my expectation. However when it comes to four heels and no foot, I find very odd. Not odd in a bad way but odd on how it looks.

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It looks cool, well thought out design. First thing came to my head. How am I going to pose him will it be Carnage down fall?
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The ankle rocker goes one way. Get creative posing him.

Carnage can hold some cool run and gun posing, but you have to work with the feet to get a solid pose. You know me I don’t mind spending time posing figures. Before I go on and on. I want you to take a look at the face sculpt.

Face sculpt of the year contender

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He looks like he’s going to drop a series of F bombs before he shoots you in the privates.

Now this is beautiful, the face says it all that Carnage is violent smart ass. Very detailed, crisp color apps to bring out the demeanor of Carnage. This is why I love collecting third party transformers, because they really care about their work.

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Had to take another shot of his face looking up. I do love the face Carnage. This is when the figure finally grew on me like Doritos grows on Honey booboo aka honey dodo.

For the rest of the articulation on Carnage. Like I said he can hold solid poses but you have to work with him. Despite that he’s incredibly photogenic. What this tells me the rest of the team will have this it factor and that’s a good thing. After all I spend series loot on these guys might as well get my moneys worth right?

Closing

I would post more pictures but the net is being slow and retarded.

I give Carnage a rating 10/10 what he lacks makes up for his sturdiness, detail and appearance. If you’re on the fence about going in on this set, I will be honest with you wait till Power Train comes in. I bet you’re saying,’ but you got one already why tell me the reader I should wait?’

To answer that question, I am addressing to newbies and people who are skeptical betwixt curious individuals. If you want ‘absolute’ crystal clear clarity If I were you I would wait for Power Train. Power Train will make or break this combiner set. When power train is in stock do research. Don’t put all your trust in you tuber reviewers. Talk to people who own him to small time online sellers. They’ll tell ya the truth. It’s your money buddy pal spend it wisely.

If my blog review won you over then by all means pick up Carnage and Disorder at GCIToys. Dr. Killinger has the best prices on third party figures. I buy majority of my figures from him. On that note I want to thank him for shipping Carnage to me so fast.

Next Week I will have Disorder. And as always I will review him. Till then take care and enjoy the weekend.

 

 

 

Bad Cube_Speed Bump

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Good evening, I finally got my hands on another Bad Cube master piece. First of the bat, I want to acknowledge the vehicle mode.

If you didn’t know any better you would believe this is just a model car. Helluva job on Bad Cube on making this look exactly like an ole 80s 4×4 vehicle. Let’s get on to the review.

Bad:

One little issue with the right foot. The little metal piece is not as firm as the left. However, it doesn’t hinder Speed Bump posing his ass off though. I chalk this up as machine error or human error on the die cast there.

Good:

Lot’s and lost of goodness about Speed Bump. Every time Bad Cube makes a new figure, it appears they’re getting better at their craft on marrying QC and Articulation to every transformer they make. This is why Bad Cube is one of the companies I trust.

Color:

Slavish G1 color scheme ‘but’ is very detailed and absolutely flawless to boot. Some folks have had paint chip during transformation. A little paint has chipped on the forearms on my mold, nothing major. Even though this is a slavish G1 figure, Speed bump is eye catching. Meaning he sticks out like a sore thumb in my collection in a good way.

Articulation

Speed Bump is made for play time and hold action poses. Just like Sun Surge what pose can he not hold? Bad Cube meticulous eye for detail, specifically on ratchets to plastic joints, makes Speed Bump a posing beast just like Sun Surge, and War Dog. Speed Bump has the symmetry of a power lifter but can hold dancer poses with no problem. Here’s some pictures of Speed Bump doing some Kung-Fu.

QC

100/100 Speed bump withstood my mistakes in transformation. In addition held firm when I had to retrace my steps lol. I am still astonished how well made Speed Bump is! With that being said, his aesthetic brother Lorry is very tempting to pick up.

Transformation notes

If you have this figure, going to get it or it’s on the way then you’re in luck my friend. The instruction are crystal clear on how to transform him. However due to complex betwixt intuitive transformation you will come to halt when you get to the back back portion of Speed bump. First let me show you this on the back pack.

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The instruction are absolute when it comes to showing you how to do this. But it does not show where the pegs plug into the back.

Furthermore see how the vehicle siding is lined up. That’s how it should look according to the instructions. What I did was line the side panels close to the windows of the cab.

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Here’s an aerial view on what I did to have clean tab in.
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Make sure the hinge is bent like this.

More so the transformation back into the vehicle, make sure you have everything lined up then tab in. I will be honest with you  I enjoy a complex transformation, I have more time spent on the figure. I am weird like that and that’s me. However to shelf collectors who only transform stuff one time and shelf it, don’t bother getting Speed Bump. Speed Bumb has to be transformed at least 4 times. I Transformed him 6 get the hang of it after the 3rd time.

Accessories:

He comes with his tradition cannon heads and shoulder cannons. Plus you get an angry face too. Last but not least you get some rear laser cannon for Sun surge. I have not attached it yet, not going to for a while. If it piece of plastic can’t be stored on his body in bot mode, then it’s going in the box. Besides that Speed Pump comes with his stuff you can attach whatever you want on his body.

Discussion:

To get on and get the wha-bulancers out the way about complex transformation. Like I said before I don’t mind complex transformation at all, especially when it comes to bad cube they just have the knack of making it complex enough that I enjoy it. If you’re one of those cry baby collectors that bitch about complex transformation, do this for me. Stop crying about it and take your ass to hasbro combiner wars will ya.

To the good part about this discussions. Speed bump is flawless, I beat out my expectation on what I wanted him to be. Watching reviews didn’t win me over on him. It was pictures that made me want to get him. When it comes to transforming him for the first time do not take you tube reviewers to heart. Majority of the time they leave key steps out and do a poor job showing you areas you need to pay close attention to when your learning how to transform ole Speed Bump. My advice follow the instruction and use common sense. Bad Cube is doing a helluva job third party wise. I would love to see them tackle a triple changer.

Rating

10/10 Outstanding I will be messing around with Speed Bump for a while. Look at my previous pictures and more pictures I have of him below. Thanks for reading and I hope my review helped you out.

MasterMind Creations Jaegertron Review

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Jaegertron: Don’t give a shit about faction, Don’t give a damn about good or evil. The only thing I care about is the energon rush of the fight and thrill of the hunt.

Happy Saturday to everyone. I am late to the dance with this figure. I picked up from Good ole Dr.Killinger of GCI toys a few days ago, for a steal price. Looking at him for this time, what crossed my mind is this. If predator was a transformer it would be Jaegertron.

Let’s get down to the review.

Bad

As always I prefer getting the negative out of the way first. During the shoot the gray ball peg for the neck snapped when I was messing around with him. I am getting it replaced, not to worry. However I strong believe their should’ve been a safer was MMC could of done to slide base gray piece back during transformation. Due to how Jaegertron is designed, I can’t really condemn the single flaw with the figure. It’s not a complete smack in the face. But I had figure out a way to transform him during the seven time transformation run I do for all my figures. Now I just pop the head off. Slide the grey piece back, next put the head back on. You’ll see it on the instructions, it says push the head back. To be safe in the absolute pop the head off, slide it back and pop the head back on.

Transformation tips.

The transformation is easy, once you get a hang of it you can do it in your sleep. Must I digress some parts of the transformation, you have to pay attention to.

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When your flipping the nose part up for jet mode make sure this black piece is flipped out, to avoid collateral.
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Make sure the everything is lined up when you plug the pegs in the slots here.

Accsories

Jager comes with additional heads and lots of weapons at his disposal. To top it all off he comes with trophy display case slash cargo attachment for the ship.

The trophy case is bad ass in hand.

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Just for you my reader a pics of him with his weapons.

Just the ones I like lol.

Articulation and QC

MMC knocked this out the park. I say that all the time with the figures they make. Paying attention to detail. MMC got Jaegertons slouching posture down to a science. If you have noticed on my pictures so far, it appears that his legs don’t lock out, but they are locked out. This is very unique, clever and art too. MMC always manage to capture the entirety of character and give it some life, personality and all that good stuff. I really dig that.

QC

Ratchets are place where they need to be. Jaegertron is not ratchet city, but his QC you don’t have to worry about, unless your not mindful of the neck pegs for the heads.

He poses like champ too.

Also MMC leaves you with a lot of display options.

You can go for the sword on the back look or the old 1930 Tuxedo with tails look if you want.

Colors

Uniformed, green and black, however black should be the primary color of sadistic hunter that hangs out with predator too damn much in the first place. I am all over the jet mode honestly, this is by far the coolest mean looking space ship I have ever seen thus far.

Overall and rating

Over all Jaegertron is sweet third party transformer. And He’s the best looking figure so far in my opinion. I still have to play around with him some more to work out the new plastic, which means expect some memes and sfx pictures from me soon.

Rating due to the minor issue I had with my mold I am giving him a 9.9/ 10. That little snap of the neck peg made me roll my eyes. Hey I am being honest with you on this. If you’re collector like me that does careless about being stickler to slavish G1 B.S. By all means pick Jaegertron up. Thanks for reading.

MakeToy: Down Beat

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Good evening,

Tonight I will review MakeToy Down Beat. Before I begin I will like to thank DC Collectibles for shipping this to me quickly, appreciate that.

MakeToys’ Down Beat is my Jazz! I am glad I past up Generation Toys Jazz. I really don’t care about the other homages to Jazz, as I said before this is my Jazz period.When I got him out the box and transformed him into his bot mode, and just let it soak in…Specifically I said now this is Jazz.

Bad

Very minor betwixt can be over looked. The tab on the left leg is tad slim to tab in flush. That’s it.

Good

Actually everything is good on Jazz. Let’s begins with articulation. MakeToy signature ab crunch is on this bad boy. You can get some serious athletic, dramatic and striking poses out of Down Beat.

QC

Outstanding QC, Maketoy astounds me once again with their creativity and keen eye for detail. Everything on Down Beat is sturdy and the plastic is durable. The transformation is a challenge, but after the third transformation I got it. Also I want to point out the cleverness in the engineering in the legs for the transformation. On the instructions it says turn the compartment 180, I had no idea it would slide out and down to form the leg. That really blew me away.

Stuff

He comes with a shoulder missile launcher. 2 extra faces, grappling hook, speakers for his shoulders and waist. Plus he comes with a nice gun, best Jazz gun out on the market.I actually don’t care for access stuff, but in this case I will make an exception this time! Let’s face it all of it looks good on Down Beat it brings him out as stand alone figure.

Colors

Meticulous  is the best words to describe his color apps. The color break up is top notch and eye catching.

Poseability

He can hold many poses. Furthermore I am still messing around with his articulation because he poses like well made action figure.

Grappling hook Drama

It appears that some of you have broken the handle on the grappling hook. That can be fixed with gorilla glue aka superglue. For those that are scratching their head on how to get the device in Down Beat’s hand, the wait his over I figured out a way to do it safely.

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See the nook in front of the thumb? You’ll want to slide that in gently til you feel it. What I mean by that, you’ll feel it sink into his grip.
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This is what its suppose to look like when you have it safely in his grip.Next is easy, just wrap the hand around it, and the the grappling hook will peg into the hand.

This is my safe way on doing this without any damage to Grappling hook.

Thoughts on Down Beat

Down Beat is one fun figure to own, you’ll never have a dull time discovering what he can do. Trust me there’s a lot of ‘can do’ with Down Beat, and you can take that to the bank. You’re asking what Jazz mold should I go with Maketoy, Generations Toy or Toy world. As always it’s a  matter of taste, company you trust and which one is your Jazz. Me for example, reason why I flipped off GTs Jazz is this. He’s not smiling, not even a damn smirk on him. I rolled with Maketoy thier figure reminds me of the old smiling, up beat bad ass Lieutenant I grew up reading about and watching. Ya know having fun while he’s beating the energon out of decepticons. As for collector going in on him, Down Beat is not a figure the shelf Collectors. Down Beat is for Collectors who still play with their figures, hell we spend 100 of dollars for these figures might as well play with them till our hands go  numb. Like I said before if you want your child hood Jazz or want a happy MakeToy is the way to go. This will wrap up my review on Down Beat. I will give him a solid 10/10 emphasis on the fun factor. Enjoy the rest of the pictures below and thanks for reading.

 

 

TFC_King Poseidon Overview.

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Good evening everyone, doing something ‘new’ for the collector blog when it comes to combiners. Combiners are going to get a overview. What ‘overview’ means, when I have spent time with combine mode to taking team shots. To be specific I want I never get tired of testing QC all the way. After I put King P through gauntlet of poses and team shots. Let’s say TFC has earned my love.

Combine mode

When I had the first two figures I knew King P will be the one! As time went on and along came Mentarazor and Death Claw TFC is not fucking around with QC anymore. In addition is why he can hold many cool action poses.

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Plus he one handsome photogenic combiner too.

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All Combiner cannot hold this ‘about to run’ pose with ease like King Poseidon.

King Poseidon really amazes the hell out of me. I don’t see any weaknesses in posing him. Keep in mind the weight of the sword does not hinder him posing at all.  Some will say or wha-bulance about the paint chipping off. If shelf collectors take the time to look at him for two minutest they’ll see TFCs true intent is to have him look like he’s been a fight.

Photogenic aka Handsome

I took over 100 plus pictures of King Poseidon alone. The colors work well with one another. To get down to it his physique is something look at. He’s short, wide shoulders like a swimmer and one serious armor plated chest. Perfect symmetry of a short muscular man with long beefy arms.Also adding sfx effects to King P, really brings him to life. The icing on the cake is the light pipe work. TFC keep doing the light pipe for the eyes.

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The Team

After transforming them and taking pictures of them. I will be honest, this is by far the best combiner team TFC has ‘ever’ made! I am not going to going to compare the Poseidon team to my GT devastator, that’s like comparing an apple to a grape. Different plastic aesthetic and different designers, to me that’s very big dummy like. However  I will say when it comes to handling them. QC wise I don’t have any worries when it comes to playing with them. But I do have to be mindful with Mentarazors’ stingers and Death Claws pincers. Besides pricking my fingers on the sharp edges on Menta and Death Claw, all the figures have tons of ratchets in them.

Appearance wise they look good together. Despite the different colors on their bodies they do give off a maniacal seal team 6 vibe though.

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Each figure is an individual, like I said put them together you get this special forces feel to them. I did size comparison for myself, standing Big bite, Mentarazor and the rest of them to my MP sized figures. To my astonishment the four members are the same height MP side swipe and Iron Shell is tad shorter than MP prime. Difference between MP 10 Prime and Iron shell, Irons shell is more chiseled than prime.

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Not pussy footing with ya on this a solid 10/10 and well done TFC. Engineering a scramble city combiner is not easy. TFC goes the extra mile of allowing us collectors to do ‘fan mode’ to limb connection and turret mode. To us who over stand engineering, knows what TFC has done with Poseidon is not an easy feat to accomplish, being mindful to have stalwart QC.

Like I said in past review, this is the combiner to invest in you will not be sorry at all. Some people are on the fence about pulling the trigger on this set. Take a page out of my play book. 1. Value QC and Value appearance. 2. Articulation. These are my high standards of dropping 500 to 600 dollar investment on a combiner. Believe me you don’t want to get a combiner and spend more time troubleshooting issues than playing with the figure right? Take my review to heart, this is not my opinion I am sharing my experience with the King P set so far. And let me tell everything is all good. I can’t wait for Thousand kills and the new stuff for King P that comes with him.

Xtransbot_Eligos Review

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Good evening, tonight I will review Eligos. I would’ve reviewed him sooner but I am still playing with King P. In addition Eligos had his own issues that needed to be addressed, more on that later. However let’s get on to the review. Before I forget special thanks to Dr.Killinger at GCI ToysGCI Toys, and thanks for the speedy shipment as always.

Bad

Starting off the bad first. I want to get all the bad out of the way to get to the good about Eligos.

QC issue(s)

Apparently good ole Eligos has some issues when I transformed him for the first time. I found out something was wrong with his ‘right’ leg.

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On this metal tab here is a millimeter too small for to fit snug in the plastic catch on the ratcheted knee.

At first I thought the tiny piece of plastic was messed up. After investigating it that was not the case at all. It was definitely on a manufacturing error, as I explained on the caption.

Transformation

The transformation was fun till I got to lowering the shoulders to slip the fist into the sockets. Honestly that completely killed the ‘fun’ out of it. It’s a real nail biter trying to fit the fist into the engines. Secondly tabbing things to clean up the transformation.

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Could not get the teeth to lock in place. When I did finally then this happened.
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Also a no go on getting the rest of the stuff tabbed in either.

Good part

Eligos is beautiful, one handsome sexy beast. My mold of him does has its flaws ‘but’ Eligos looks like he just walked off the 1986 transformer movie.

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He poses like a champ. Furthermore his qc and articulation is right on the money.

Perfect 90 bend at the knees and elbows. And of course he can hold nice split too.

The die cast to ratchets are put in the right places, looks like Xtransbot ran with the success they had with Andras and put it in Eligos.

More so Eligos doesn’t suffer from the xtransbot holding weapon problem either. The tabs finally work on Eligos, he can hold his guns and about damn time xtransbot broke the curse.

Transformation tip

When you’re going to transform Eligos. First off stick with instructions with the feet and jump to transforming his upper body second. Trust me reader it will make the few hours in your life easier.

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Have him look like this. next go back to the instructions.

Have the arms half way down.

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You want this set up. However notice the fist are straight down like the instructions said right?

Next is the tricky part with the fist. I discovered I had to keep twisting the fist till the thumb got enough clearance ‘before’ a slipped them into the engines. Honestly Xtransbot should of done have the hands be folded end revealing a tab. The tab can click into a slot in the engines. Well that’s just a thought, other wise I take it as a victory that I found an alternative to fit the fist in thruster.

Rating

Rating I am going to give him 9.5 the transformation ‘horror’ part with the fist still is kind of a nail biter. But the rest of the transformation is pretty cool. I do not recommend him for first time collectors I recommend him for collectors who have been doing it for a long time. Specifically those collectors like me and others that are familiar with Xtransbot and challenging transformations.

Wrap up

Nicely detailed figure, truly a strong homage to Cyclonus but he has his imperfections that could’ve been avoided. However Eligos does have a lot of good on his side. He has heft to him because of the diecast, weapons fit into his hands securely and he comes with alternate eyes, metallic red or red light pipe. I got Eligos to complete the big three for my collection, which is Galvatron, Cyclonus and Andras. Two down and Galvatron to go.

Thanks for reading.