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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:03 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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FYI Internet scuttlebutt says that the more time he's spent with it mistakes have been found either by his own hand or the instructions. A mis-transformation may be involved
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Rated X » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:43 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I've got to say, I'm really feeling Autobot032's opinions on all of this.

Have to add though, while the shoulders shouldn't have to be held down in order to rotate the arms, you sure as hell shouldn't have to modify the tabs on the arms and legs in order to get them to perform their function and actually tab in somewhere. That's some grade A testes right there.



I'm usually on the side against Hasbro but this time I support them. Everyone including myself has been bitching about why Hasbro did Octane, Astrotrain, but not Blitzwing. Now they do a G1 accurate Blitzwing and the same people are giving them so much s**t. I could just see some Hasbro program analyst that gets paid to read forums say "Screw these collectors, were damned if we do and damned if we don't so lets just make more Bumblebees" I find the complaints to be petty. It's a $22.00 toy that we have been waiting for ages to get. Even if I had to save my lunch money and not eat for a week to afford him, I just couldn't be so critical. This reminds me of the people who had a fit because FP Function X couldn't do a cheerleader split or flap his arms like a chicken. Or the people that complain that the IT Tetra Jets legs are too short. These people must be married to supermodels because they sure are picky.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:17 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI Internet scuttlebutt says that the more time he's spent worth it mistakes have been found either by his own hand or the instructions. A mis-transformation may be involved

There were no mis-transformations involved. What was involved were some rather major QC issues. Sanding down the tabs by his hands fixed the peg issue. For the legs not pegging into the torso (to form wings in jet mode and treads in tank mode) I discovered that the inside of the tab holes were not smooth. Meaning that when you tried to tab the legs in they were immediately forced right back out. A dremel was used to fix that. A followup video was just uploaded describing the changes I had to make to my figure.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:30 am

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
Peaugh has his review in. And holy **** guys, he has found a way to lock the shoulders in (praise the Lord!). Apparently, all you have to do is align the tab in its respective groove, then push on the arm's hinge. Go to around 12:25 to watch the magic.



He's also a little bigger than RTS Lugnut (sadly). Everything also seems to lock into place as it should. I'm sold. Faith in humanity restored! :DANCE:
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 am

Okay. I'm relieved. Shoulders fixed, this guy is like 90% perfect... and the suggested WFC/FOC hovertank mode is a huge bonus to me. While I hate the rubber nose and pegging issues with the plane mode, the three mode are all picture perfect. Comparing to the G1 cartoon and toy, this looks fantastic. Faces are a nice optional bonus. And wow, though the old G1 toy was awesome in its day, it certainly looks dated in its articulation and proportions.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:46 am

I tried the fix on my Blitzwing and....nada. Still flops around like crazy. I've seen folks on other boards have tried the fix as well and for some it works, for other it doesn't.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:53 am

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Oh my god! Peaugh's testing of the shoulder fix had me in hysterics. He was certainly thorough. His review does make me feel a bit better about this figure, but I'm still not sure if I like the overall design.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:21 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:...I'm still not sure if I like the overall design.


My only real problem is how his shoulder-wings are placed versus how Generation 1 had them placed. The rest of the figure is just gorgeous to me. =P~
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Azmodeus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:59 pm

I have since seen another review by a different fan & that person loved the figure. Like some have mentioned on here, it's only $22 which is a small sum for most adult collectors I'm sure. I for one will be buying Blitzwing, but my criticisms of Hasbro/Takara's committment to quality still stand. I'd rather pay $30-40 for a voyager that I loved the quality of rather than $22 & then have to justify poor quality by it's price point. Bruticus is the epitome of this business model in my mind. They give us much of what we love as fans, a classic figure who is also a combiner. The in game character is awesome, the prerelease pictures show a figure to get excited about, then I opened the box to find a figure so lightweight, with plastic so thin that I'm seriously concerned about breaking it while attempting the transformation the first time. The figure is full of hallow parts & then can barely stand up in it's combined form. And this guy was not $22. But still I'm supposed to be happy with it because something is better than nothing? I remember days when a dissapointing figure was the exception rather than the rule & even then it was due to a simple transformation (Energon Galvatron) rather than poor quality materials.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:17 pm

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besides the rubber nosecone this figure looks perfect to me. watching multiple reviews really help rather then judging and ripping the figure base on one negative review. Can Not wait till BBTS gets this in stock!
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:39 pm

Agreed. Too bad the wings aren't flipped, but a minor point. Same with the nosecone, I think. (given, don't have it in hand.) Not perfect, but really really good. A high point for the Classics line, along with Springer. Bravo. Bring on the retools/repaints. (Sandstorm, Overcharge, SG all-of-the-above.)

Any other ideas for repaints or retools out of these guys? Overlord maybe? (IS a tank, jet, robot triple changer of sorts.) Impactor?
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm

Weapon: Concussion Rifle
gothsaurus wrote:Agreed. Too bad the wings aren't flipped, but a minor point. Same with the nosecone, I think. (given, don't have it in hand.) Not perfect, but really really good. A high point for the Classics line, along with Springer. Bravo. Bring on the retools/repaints. (Sandstorm, Overcharge, SG all-of-the-above.)

Any other ideas for repaints or retools out of these guys? Overlord maybe? (IS a tank, jet, robot triple changer of sorts.) Impactor?



I like the IDW overlord retool of blitzwing idea. I think that would be perfect!
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Down_Shift » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:50 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Agreed. Too bad the wings aren't flipped, but a minor point. Same with the nosecone, I think. (given, don't have it in hand.) Not perfect, but really really good. A high point for the Classics line, along with Springer. Bravo. Bring on the retools/repaints. (Sandstorm, Overcharge, SG all-of-the-above.)

Any other ideas for repaints or retools out of these guys? Overlord maybe? (IS a tank, jet, robot triple changer of sorts.) Impactor?



I like the IDW overlord retool of blitzwing idea. I think that would be perfect!


Personally I would think Flywheels would make the best retool from Blitzwing.

Also, the tab fix does not work on mine at all. I think I might break mine if I keep trying.

I did notice my shoulders are squared up all the time, unlike in P's video. I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but it feels like it does. Still an amazing figure, I just would be over the damn moon if I could fix the shoulders once and for all.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:44 am

Ooooh. Flywheels is a pretty fun idea. Nice thinking.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Down_Shift » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 am

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gothsaurus wrote:Ooooh. Flywheels is a pretty fun idea. Nice thinking.


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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:21 am

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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gothsaurus wrote:Ooooh. Flywheels is a pretty fun idea. Nice thinking.


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Good God, that deco puts the original to shame. :x
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:11 am

Wow. I'd buy that!
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