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United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby El Duque » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:16 am

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YouTube reviewer extraordinaire peaugh has uploaded a review of the highly anticipated Transformers United Rumble & Frenzy. US fans are getting a little nervous about actually being able to find the domestic versions of these guys. See what peaugh thought about these guys below.

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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Rated X » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:44 am

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Hasbro excetutive # 1: "His G1 alt mode is boring for kids to play with."

Hasbro excetutive # 2: "Just follow the standard protocol and make him a tank."

Hasbro excetutive # 3: "Tanks are fun."
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Doctor McGrath » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:47 am

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Rated X wrote:Hasbro excetutive # 1: "His G1 alt mode is boring for kids to play with."

Hasbro excetutive # 2: "Just follow the standard protocol and make him a tank."

Hasbro excetutive # 3: "Tanks are fun."


I've never met anyone that hates change as much as you do ;)


Looks like I wont have to worry about these guys for a while anyway.. :sad:
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Rated X » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:13 am

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amcgrath929 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hasbro excetutive # 1: "His G1 alt mode is boring for kids to play with."

Hasbro excetutive # 2: "Just follow the standard protocol and make him a tank."

Hasbro excetutive # 3: "Tanks are fun."


I've never met anyone that hates change as much as you do ;)


Looks like I wont have to worry about these guys for a while anyway.. :sad:



Yeah I admit it, Im 34 so I dont sit well with changing G1 concepts. Isnt that what we have other lines for ??? It's funny how the robot mode is made to target collectors and the alt mode is made to target kids.

Am I the only one who enjoyed playing with tape decks, cassettes, microscopes, and cameras as a kid ??? When I wanted to play with a car, tank, plane, or beast, there were so many other options. It was these characters unique alt modes that made them so cool. I guess they fired the guy that made Ravage transform into a cassette. (with classics Hound) Horrors...
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Optimutt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:21 am

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Maybe this is coming from he fact that I've been watching Dr. Who, but does RIRFIB's tank mode remind anyone else of a modified Dalek?
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Doctor McGrath » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:09 am

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Rated X wrote:Am I the only one who enjoyed playing with tape decks, cassettes, microscopes, and cameras as a kid ??? When I wanted to play with a car, tank, plane, or beast, there were so many other options. It was these characters unique alt modes that made them so cool. I guess they fired the guy that made Ravage transform into a cassette. (with classics Hound) Horrors...


I understand your point and I'll also admit that Hasbro/TT do not always hit the mark, but in this case I think they did they best with what they had. Now, personally, I would have loved articulated a Rumble/Frenzy mold that turned into a cassette but i doubt children these days would. Especially, without an updated Soundwave to interact with. (Maybe a reason why the RTS version didnt even mention SW in the bio?) And if Hasbro/TT would have gone the cassette route, we would have kissed the piledrivers goodbye. So, I think they did a decent job with trying to update the character to appeal to todays generation and accomodate the original figures.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby griftimus prime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:25 am

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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby El Duque » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:42 am

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Got these Friday, not very impressed. Both are floppy, the pile driver gimmick goes off constantly, they look awkward in all modes, their alt modes don't peg together very well. I got these guys to be my WFC versions of the characters, classics shelf is already occupied by the PE versions. PE wins this round IMHO.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby RiddlerJ » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:45 am

I want these guys but I don't know if it's a $50+ want. Especially since I have the Shadow Warrior versions.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby rpetras » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:24 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:I want these guys but I don't know if it's a $50+ want. Especially since I have the Shadow Warrior versions.



I have to say this review was the first thing that really made me want these two. But now, since they have become hard to find, and are $50+ when they can be.

I'll stick with the Shadow Warrior versions too.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:59 pm

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Yeah (in a Bill Lumbergh tone) these just aren't going to be good for me. When the word first broke about Rumble and Frenzy I was stoked. Then when the first images were posted it was a real let me down. I stop and think of what really could have been for these two awesome G1 TF's. I think I too will consider the Perfect Effect Shadow 2 pack as well, a far better representation of these 2 guys...'nuff said! :CON:
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby YoungPrime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:54 pm

This is the second review of these guys that didn't have a size comparison...

How hard is it to stand a Generations Deluxe figure next to them?

Huh guess it doesn't matter either way since Bayformers are stealing what little joy I have left for the foreseeable future.

PE ones look far better anyway.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby El Duque » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:34 pm

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YoungPrime wrote:This is the second review of these guys that didn't have a size comparison...

How hard is it to stand a Generations Deluxe figure next to them?

Huh guess it doesn't matter either way since Bayformers are stealing what little joy I have left for the foreseeable future.

PE ones look far better anyway.


Here ya go, posed with music label SW who's roughly deluxe in size. Hope that helps.

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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:52 pm

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El Duque wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:This is the second review of these guys that didn't have a size comparison...

How hard is it to stand a Generations Deluxe figure next to them?

Huh guess it doesn't matter either way since Bayformers are stealing what little joy I have left for the foreseeable future.

PE ones look far better anyway.


Here ya go, posed with music label SW who's roughly deluxe in size. Hope that helps.

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They look awesome with WFC Soundwave, too.

As for their alt modes, I personally think they looks more like those unmanned SWORDS systems the Army is now trying out [you know, those remote-controlled robots mounted with assault rifles, running on tractor treads?]

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Maybe it's Rumble's & Frenzy's implied size, and the fact that they have thin, twin lasers instead of one main large barrel canon.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:13 pm

I'll pass on these for sure. I think they could have at least cleaned up the design a bit. If they were less kibbly looking with cleaner lines and more solid looking limbs then they may have warranted some interest from me. Plus i hate tanks. SOOO BORING!!

I agree with Rated X on these guys. They've taken away what makes these guys unique and interesting and made them pedestrian.

Sure they've added the pile driver feature but it still doesn't sell me on the overall design.
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby Sentinel Maximus » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:13 pm

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I pass too. The Shadow Warrior versions are better IMO. 8)
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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

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Re: United Rumble & Frenzy Video Review

Postby dinogeist » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:18 pm

amcgrath929 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hasbro excetutive # 1: "His G1 alt mode is boring for kids to play with."

Hasbro excetutive # 2: "Just follow the standard protocol and make him a tank."

Hasbro excetutive # 3: "Tanks are fun."


I've never met anyone that hates change as much as you do ;)


Looks like I wont have to worry about these guys for a while anyway.. :sad:


I'm not a fan of Giving the microchange TF G-1 toys different radical alt modes.
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