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Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:49 pm

The robot mode is fantastic. The rest of the figure...not so much.

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby El Duque » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:11 pm

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Seibertron.com member baltmatrix has posted a video review of the highly anticipated Transformers Generations Voyager Class Triplechanger Blitzwing. Check out his review embedded below.

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby RiddlerJ » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:38 pm

Well...doesn't that suck? :-(

I still don't get why he simply doesn't have an intact turret on his back like the original did so those arms could go into filling in the gaps in the other modes. It seems like the designers just don't care about filling in the hollow chunks anymore.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:41 pm

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I can see why they don't make that many triple changers any more. Transformation is a finicky mess.

I'm still getting him regardless since Lugnut needs his pal.
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Postby WasPWNator » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:46 pm

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I want this figure so badly it makes me feel ill.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:53 pm

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Way to dash all our hopes and dreams, Hasbro. :-(

I'll still pick him up, only for the sake of Springer having a nemesis (outside of Octane and Astrotrain) and adding another tank to the collection.

I hope and pray to God they get their **** together and fix all those problems.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby reluctantyouth » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:55 pm

One Word- Devastated :sad:

I removed my BBTS preorder and will not be searching for this figure. I'm really saddened by Hasbro's total lack of quality control and execution of this figure. I can only imagine that Springer will me much worse. A rubber nose cone and misaligned parts all around?...are you kidding me!! :-x Sorry BBTS...maybe I'll save that money for Metroplex. :BOT:
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby omega666 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Haha! Looks fine as long as you don't ope it out of the box, pick it up, touch, transform it, play with it...
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Postby kirbenvost » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:08 pm

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Hmm. Well, that's discouraging. But I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, so...

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mkall » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:10 pm

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Makes me wonder if the Takara Version will fix some of the problems he mentioned when it comes to plastic quality.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:15 pm

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reluctantyouth wrote:I can only imagine that Springer will me much worse.


Whoa now, let's not jump to conclusions/jinx us... :-s


Hopefully Springer will be the silver linings in the proverbial cloud. Hopefully.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:26 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Oddly relevant, considering the situation:

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Rated X » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:30 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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uh oh...

The perfection police are out in full force today. :lol: What do you want for 22 bucks ? I cant really watch the video since Im at work. But looking at a few clips, it seems you are getting your moneys worth.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:42 pm

I can confirm that Springer is a MUCH better figure. That video review is uploading as I type this and will go live a little later this evening.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Rated X wrote:uh oh...

The perfection police are out in full force today. :lol: What do you want for 22 bucks ? I cant really watch the video since Im at work. But looking at a few clips, it seems you are getting your moneys worth.


Not just the clips at the shoulders. "Tabs" in jet mode do not tab in like they are supposed to, the nosecone is apparently a **** to transform into either vehicle mode, uneven tank treads, he can barely hold his gun, and possibly more.

But he stands pretty well, and he has RhA's originally-named "dongsword" that he has no trouble wielding, so there's a couple of positives...

baltmatrix wrote:I can confirm that Springer is a MUCH better figure. That video review is uploading as I type this and will go live a little later this evening.


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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Ha ha ha ha. He's FREAKING OUT because those tabs won't lock in. :lol:

Personally, I'm thinking that's a woulda-been-nice-if-they-tabbed-in. While not perfect, I think all three modes are looking fantastic. Thinking with the new info it would be getting an 8/10 instead of a 10. :-?

I appreciate the honest review though. I'll make sure not to be drinking too much coffee when I tackle ole Blitzwing. >:oP
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:05 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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Mkall wrote:Makes me wonder if the Takara Version will fix some of the problems he mentioned when it comes to plastic quality.


Sorry to say but they usually don't. Once the mold is set and the plastics are chosen that's it. All we can hope for is that it'll look better.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:07 pm

I wonder if there's any sort of sanding or filing that could remedy the issues with the nose cone. Hmmmmmmmm. :-?

Either way, this will look great on the shelf.

I also have a pretty snazzy idea for a custom out of this guy. Makes me wonder if they have any repaints in store with a new head, etc. Overcharge anyone? Shattered Glass?
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:10 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:I also have a pretty snazzy idea for a custom out of this guy. Makes me wonder if they have any repaints in store with a new head, etc. Overcharge anyone? Shattered Glass?


Overcharge, yes.

Shattered Glass? Possibly, but not for straight-up retail. Try BotCon exclusive.
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:11 pm

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Wow, so much pessimism and negativity based on one review. :roll:

Personally, I will break out the Xacto knife when I get mine to fix those mishapen pegs, and use my usual methods to stiffen any other loose or tight joints, pegs, etc.

I am still very excited for this guy!
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:21 pm

Yeah, I was just curious for interest regarding repaints. I know any SG version would be for the club or Botcon.

Has SG Blitzwing ever appeared anywhere in fiction?

Glad to hear Springer is better!
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I was just curious for interest regarding repaints. I know any SG version would be for the club or Botcon.

Has SG Blitzwing ever appeared anywhere in fiction?

Glad to hear Springer is better!


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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby TimothyR » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Those in-hand photos we saw the other day look much better than this. (Jet mode in particular)

I've watched his reviews for years now, and he's the king of mistransformation. I like his reviews.. But sometime he just doesn't get everything quite right, which then skews his opinion of the figure.

I'd like to see what peaugh has to say.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mkall » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:51 pm

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mkall wrote:Makes me wonder if the Takara Version will fix some of the problems he mentioned when it comes to plastic quality.


Sorry to say but they usually don't. Once the mold is set and the plastics are chosen that's it. All we can hope for is that it'll look better.

I would suspect as much as well, but you know me: I live in optimism.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby metalogan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:01 pm

I don't see a problem with all three modes. They look great to me , and any "problem' that it does have , doesn't seem to be that bad. . I think we need to remember that we are being just being ridiculous, nitpicky 30 year olds with such a dorky hobby. I can find problems with any transformer mold that I have that are just as bad as this. This beats any "movie " figure by the way. Again, this is just my opinion. I also notice how the reviewer screwed up the head mechanism as well. I'm reading that people are cancelling orders and such. That's stupid. I'd say wait, till you see like 1 0r 2 more reviews. Or just by the figure and return it, simple as that. This is a classic case of Hasbro giving us what we want, then we get all nitpicky and bitchy about little things; then, sales go down, so we end up with more crappy figures and repaints that we didn't ask for. I'd rather experience the transformation for myself actually. Good review though!
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