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Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:25 pm

This figure is great. While there are one or two tiny little things that bug me I have not hesitation in saying that you need to have this one in your collection.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby El Duque » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:38 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
Following his previous review of Transformers Generations Voyager Blitzwing, Seibertron.com member baltmatrix has now uploaded his review of Springer. Check out the review embedded below.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Superwheeljack » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:04 pm

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Yep, agree all the way
Springer is epic. No questions.
Blitzzy on the other hand.....
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby griftimus prime » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:14 pm

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all 3 modes look perfect. alot of work mush have gone into it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Eagleblaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:15 pm

See I knew Springer was going to be real good. If I only buy a couple of figures this year he is going to be one of them.

Thank you hasbro for this awesome figure while we all wait for our beloved movie figure line.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:15 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
With something like this, there should be no excuse for the poor engineering in Blitzwing.

I am at a loss for words on how amazing this is. This blows Defender clear out of the water, in fact, there's no contest. He will make a fine addition to the collection.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:19 pm

Motto: "Ker-Klick... Choom!"
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God I so cannot wait to find this guy in stores...

Want him so badly..

Excellent review man!
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:22 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!"
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Eagleblaster wrote:Thank you hasbro for this awesome figure while we all wait for our beloved movie figure line.


Ha, "beloved"...
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mkall » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:29 pm

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
I'm really looking forward to owning Springer.

Anyone want my FansProject Defender?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:44 pm

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Mkall wrote:I'm really looking forward to owning Springer.

Anyone want my FansProject Defender?




:lol:

I actually sold my Defender because of this one. I'm glad I did. Now, don't get me wrong, the Warbot Defender is a great figure, but I just figured I would rather have Hasbro's Springer. And man, Hasbro surprised me on this one. I figured Blitzwing would be the optimal choice between the two, but I was caught off guard this go around.

Now, maybe FP should tackle Blitzwing... :-?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Eagleblaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Mindmaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:Thank you hasbro for this awesome figure while we all wait for our beloved movie figure line.


Ha, "beloved"...


Yeah beloved. The movie line is what got me started to collect figures and im sure there is thousands of ppl like me who gotipulled into the transformers universe because of the 2007 movie.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:53 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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headsortails wrote:Now, maybe FP should tackle Blitzwing... :-?


If they manage to pull it off, obligatory "screw Hasbro, gimme dat Not-Blitzwing."
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:00 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
Eagleblaster wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:Thank you hasbro for this awesome figure while we all wait for our beloved movie figure line.


Ha, "beloved"...


Yeah beloved. The movie line is what got me started to collect figures and im sure there is thousands of ppl like me who gotipulled into the transformers universe because of the 2007 movie.


Most people outside the fandom watched the movies only for explosions, CGI effects, and sexy chicks. Toy sales (specifically DOTM's) say otherwise.

If, and I say if, there was to be a poll here asking users if they liked the movies, I'd guess that maybe %45-65 would say they enjoyed the movies.

But hey, we all got our starts from somewhere. Armada, back when it first debuted, is what got me hooked, and there are those who scoff at the "Pokeformers".
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby hinomars19 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:17 pm

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
There is a very large chance I may take this toy to bed with me the first day I get him :grin:
But am I the only one who wants to take the headlights off? The car just looks too much like a buggy with them to me 8-}

Whoever designed this figure needs knighting, made king and then given all the money and resources they need to make more!
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Eagleblaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Mindmaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:Thank you hasbro for this awesome figure while we all wait for our beloved movie figure line.


Ha, "beloved"...


Yeah beloved. The movie line is what got me started to collect figures and im sure there is thousands of ppl like me who gotipulled into the transformers universe because of the 2007 movie.


Most people outside the fandom watched the movies only for explosions, CGI effects, and sexy chicks. Toy sales (specifically DOTM's) say otherwise.

If, and I say if, there was to be a poll here asking users if they liked the movies, I'd guess that maybe %45-65 would say they enjoyed the movies.

But hey, we all got our starts from somewhere. Armada, back when it first
debuted, is what got me hooked, and there are those who scoff at the
"Pokeformers".


Armada? Sorry to say that was the weakest transformers toy line ever but like you said we all have to get our start from somewhere. And the thing about colorful figures like the Armada line is that you can tell its a kids toy from a mile away. But not the movie line. The movie line is truely robots in disguse looking like real 1/30 scale model cars and other vehicals. Plus their robot forms look like robotic aliens. I like alien stuff.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Stormrider » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:46 pm

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Thanks for the review. I definitely will pick him up.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:52 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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Eagleblaster wrote:Armada? Sorry to say that was the weakest transformers toy line ever...


No, no, no, no, capital N-O.

This says otherwise.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Mkall » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:48 pm

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
Mindmaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:Armada? Sorry to say that was the weakest transformers toy line ever...


No, no, no, no, capital N-O.

This says otherwise.

Eagleblaster is actually correct. Toy sales doubled, maybe tripled, in 2007 thanks to The movie. I remember seeing a chart about it somewhere, I'll try and find it.

EDIT: I found it and I was wrong. They actually quadrupled. I'm so saving that image to use every time someone says that the movies ruined Transformers forever. DOTM Sales did drop to the levels of TFTM though, but I wouldn't say they sucked.

Many long term fans, however, dislike the movie figure aesthetic as it rails again the clean lines designs that harken all the way back to G1.

Movie fans will continue to love the movie lines, don't be hating on them for wanting more.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Henry921 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:01 pm

Motto: "All I have to be is exceptional."
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Mindmaster wrote:
headsortails wrote:Now, maybe FP should tackle Blitzwing... :-?


If they manage to pull it off, obligatory "screw Hasbro, gimme dat Not-Blitzwing."


Well, we did all love Defender until this came out... Fansproject would be far wiser to make molds Hasbro isn't, hence awesome Stunticons and Combaticons.

Springer is clearly the superior of the two, but I already preordered both and see no reason to back off from that. I've wanted a new Blitzwing long enough I can bear it not having great alt modes. Springer, on the other hand, will cleave away my other three Springers. Better sell those bastards quick.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby TimothyR » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:29 pm

I don't get it. Blitzwings tank mode looks fantastic (hey balt, I don't know about you, but my animated blitzwing doesn't stay pegged together at all, I don't see how you can say that that's better than this). Anyways. Blitzwings jet mode has been transformed better than you've been able to... But in your review springers car mode doesn't stay together either... But you attribute that to you probably doing something wrong.. Why doesn't blitzwing the shadow of the doubt that springer gets, they both have seemingly the same problem with one of their modes, I smell favoritism!! Lol.

Thank you for sharing your reviews.. I really wish you still had some of your old reviews up on YouTube.. Like alternators and masterpiece starscream etc. there's something about your voice that brings me back to a time when transformers were starting to take a big step forward in design.

Anyways.. I can't wait to get BOTH blitz and springer. I LOVED springer when I first saw the movie when I was a child. I couldn't care less about blitzwings rotating faces. I wasn't a big fan of it in animated.. And I'm not terribly excited about it on this toy. While there is a G1 face.. I wish they'd spent a little more effort trying to make that face as perfect as possible rather than focusing on two other faces and a gimmick.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby TimothyR » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:34 pm

Henry921 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
headsortails wrote:Now, maybe FP should tackle Blitzwing... :-?


If they manage to pull it off, obligatory "screw Hasbro, gimme dat Not-Blitzwing."


Well, we did all love Defender until this came out... Fansproject would be far wiser to make molds Hasbro isn't, hence awesome Stunticons and Combaticons.

Springer is clearly the superior of the two, but I already preordered both and see no reason to back off from that. I've wanted a new Blitzwing long enough I can bear it not having great alt modes. Springer, on the other hand, will cleave away my other three Springers. Better sell those bastards quick.


After these two... I think hasbro/takara needs to take another stab at astrotrain and octane. Neither of those figures were all that wonderful.. But with technology these days, and upping them to voyager scale, I think they'd turn out much better.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:04 am

Only reason I don't rush to order this toy is that I'm holding out to see what sort of decepticon repaint we might get. That and not having the cash, obviously, but y'know...

TimothyR wrote:After these two... I think hasbro/takara needs to take another stab at astrotrain and octane. Neither of those figures were all that wonderful.. But with technology these days, and upping them to voyager scale, I think they'd turn out much better.


Well, at the time it was already apparent that an even better job could be done at a larger size. Springer just makes it undeniable. I'm all for a new Octane, though, and it isn't as if Astrotrain would be a bad idea either.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:27 am

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Goodbye Defender.

Just one question Baltmatrix: what's "frowling"? ;)
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Ravage XK » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:15 am

Motto: "Never mess with anything that has bigger or more wheels that you."
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Springers car/buggy mode would look awesome in black, get a sort of Tumbler vibe from it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer by Baltmatrix

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:21 am

Ravage XK wrote:Springers car/buggy mode would look awesome in black, get a sort of Tumbler vibe from it.


Replace green and yellow with black, replace head with a bat head. Bam. Rake the cash in.
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