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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:14 pm

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Is ol' Blitzy perfect? No. Am I still picking him up? Yes.

Say what you want, but he is a FAR better looking figure than Animated's Voyager. So his jet mode is lacking. That's fine, I need a new tank for my collection anyways.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Azmodeus » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:40 pm

I'll probably still buy it since I usually only take a figure through it's transformation once from robot to alt mod and then display it in whichever I like better. The reviewer points out my biggest complaint with all of the recent figures and that is the thin and low quality plastic. It would be interesting to know the average age of the individual buying the voyager and larger figures because I'm of the opinion that it's mostly the adult collectors like me. I'd gladly pay more, say $30-40 for a quality voyager figure that had some weight to it and didn't feel like it was going to break from using it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby RiddlerJ » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:08 pm

gothsaurus wrote: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?



Oh no, I'm done trying to self fix these guys. I just picked up a second Kickback today because I tried sanding the abdomen tips on the first one so the halves connected better and instead made the whole thing worse.

And I'm actually not that picky when it comes to this stuff but when I hear talk about whole modes being a floppy mess and plastic that fells like it may break any second, I get edgy.

I'm still grabbing him but I hope I'm just assuming the worse based on this review.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby dragons » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:10 pm

i will be buying blitzwing & springer to support hasbro maybe they will make more triple changers and combiners if they sell well
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby YoungPrime » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:32 pm

I think the reviewer's being way too harsh...

Hopefully its just his that doesn't lock in but even it's not I'm getting this figure.

Comparing it to that Animated version doesn't help his case in my book, I hated that line!

The figure looks like it's a C or C+

3.5 out 5 which is still cool in my book.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:37 pm

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This has become a bit of a conundrum for me.

As an adult, I'm looking at this figure thinking'"Do I want to pay 22 bucks for this with all the problems it seems to have?". But then I think back to when I was a kid playing with my Transformers and realizing how much less I worried about some of the same issues I had back then- the Constructicons not holding up in Devastator mode, the arm to Swoop breaking with nit even a little force being used when pulling it out (giggity), Jazz not being able to stand up straight,....etc,etc- and I wonder why I'm going to have a heart attack over this. I mean, because of these similar issues when i was a kid, it made me take better care of my beloved toys.

Maybe me being leery of buying it is simply because, as an adult, I should be making more sound decisions on my purchases. But then again, it's a toy, so I'm just gonna blow that sound decision out of the water. Is this the best one Hasbro has ever done-no. there are issues, but i'm gonna treat it like the others in my collection- with the utmost care.

Plus, in my opinion, this one is far better than the Animated Blitzwing. I do like the Generations alt modes better than the Animated one. I especially didn't like the way the tracks were so visible in tank mode.......

That was a great review, though. It definitely gave me a heads up on what to expect and where to be most careful.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:43 pm

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YoungPrime wrote:I think the reviewer's being way too harsh...


Watch more of Baltmatrix's videos, then come back. It's rare when he criticizes a figure.

Hopefully its just his that doesn't lock in but even it's not I'm getting this figure.


Then brace for disappointment; Baltmatrix isn't the only one to get a defective unit.

Comparing it to that Animated version doesn't help his case in my book, I hated that line!


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The figure looks like it's a C or C+

3.5 out 5 which is still cool in my book.


Initially, I would have scored him nine or ten (on a scale of 1-10), but due to the recent reviews, I'm giving him the same scoring.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:23 pm

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:32 pm

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*to the tune of Hi Ho* "He sucks, he sucks, he really flippin' sucks, he's a piece of crap, I don't know how to rap, he sucks, he sucks, he really really sucks."

I was wary after the first review, now seeing this, I have actually grown to hate it.

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby MCutter » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:40 pm

The Toy Fair pictures show him with the holes on the front of his shoulders. Would rotating them 180 degrees allow them to peg? Might they be swapped L-R?
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:45 pm

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MCutter wrote:The Toy Fair pictures show him with the holes on the front of his shoulders. Would rotating them 180 degrees allow them to peg? Might they be swapped L-R?


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Nah, won't change a thing.

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Enygma177 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:56 pm

Motto: "That which does not kill us, renders us unconscious."
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The soft plastic nosecone really disappoints, especially because it's the whole piece and not just the grey part. But the jet mode reminds me too much of the Alpha fighter from Robotech (Genesis Climber Mosepeada), so that alone gives me a reason to pick it up. Not the home run a lot were hoping for, but I still think it's well worth the 20-22 bucks at retail.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby YoungPrime » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:57 pm

I don't think any "CHUGS" figure is worse than Universe Galvatron.

Hell I think that hollow bellied FOC Grimlock is more of a disappointment than this Blitzwing figure is.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby baltmatrix » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:59 pm

MCutter wrote:The Toy Fair pictures show him with the holes on the front of his shoulders. Would rotating them 180 degrees allow them to peg? Might they be swapped L-R?


The picture you are talking about has the figure transformed incorrectly. Those holes need to be facing behind the figure and sadly they have nothing to do with how the arm is connected to the chest.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:20 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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Maybe it's just me but it looked like there were some clips on the arms that attach to the inside of the turret as well as those front pegs. I won't be sure until I get it in hand.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Antron » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:57 pm

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YoungPrime wrote:I don't think any "CHUGS" figure is worse than Universe Galvatron.

Hell I think that hollow bellied FOC Grimlock is more of a disappointment than this Blitzwing figure is.


I'm not too stressed about this review. You can buy 5 of these guys and the odds of them being all the same as far as tight joints and such are really 50/50. Some times toys have some prominent defects/flaws but alot of times it's a figure to figure basis. It's just the nature of mass production. %99.99999 accurate is not %100 accurate. They are only machines.

And not to discredit the reviewer but I think he's just a little intimidated by the plastic. Which is why I quoted YoungPrime above. I was super let down with U Galv. Wonky, floppy arm was horrible.

Well, I was good and drunk about a month ago and was playing with him as I was doing a little shelf re-organizing and I found a spot that arm tabs onto. You just need to put some ass behind it.

Normally i'm also intimidated by the plastic but I was drunk and didn't care. Galvatron is great now. Next time you're playing with him, be a little more assertive in your actions and you should get him to shape up for you.

I'm thinking that this video is an example of that. I'm certainly in no hurry to trash $20+ so I can see how it happens. I've found that my TFs are pretty durable even though some would appear otherwise. I've had a few TF's that I thought just "laid or rested". Eventually I find the spots that line/tighten things up. Now, I'll admit there are some that I've accepted as layers but they seem few and far between. I got my 2 3-piecers on pre-order and can not wait.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:29 am

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I wasn't sold on the design of this figure to begin with, so that review certainly hasn't convinced me to purchase. It's good to see a reviewer not mince his words about a figure and tell it how it is.

That being said, so many issues with tabs and pegs not aligning, I have to wonder if there is indeed a bit of mis-transformation in there somewhere. However, that probably wouldn't explain the looseness of the shoulders or the difficulty in locking the nose cone in place.

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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Azmodeus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:16 am

The really sad part is that these triple changers are the lead off figures for the 30th anniversary and are the first ones to carry that branding. Hasbro has the opportunity to make something really special out of that landmark or put out low quality product that almost certainly will not last until the 40th anniversary. Why not choose to make something to be proud of?
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby DevastaTTor » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:36 am

reluctantyouth wrote: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:

What makes you think Metroplex will be much better? He'll have a simpler transformation for sure which will help but he'll probably still have thin, rubbery plastic all over him and some suspect engineering.

Blitzwing basically sums up all of Hasbro's cost cutting, margin raising measures in one craptastic figure. He's been engineered to use the least amount of plastic possible as will most of the future Hasbro/TT releases I fear (looking at you FOC Bruticus and Grimlock). Clearly the days of the great Classics/Generations figures are probably over.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Cybertronus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:51 am

I don't get it.! I really don't get it!! Why does Hasbro make such crapy toys now?? This Blitzwing is so awfully done. I bet Fansproject or any other 3rd company with less butchet could do a much nicer triplechanger Blitzwing. Come one!! I have even seen customs made out of deluxe starscream better than this!! Springer is great. Yes it is but this one? I totaly not going to waist money on it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:13 am

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its not that bad, the reviewer is over exagerating because he does not like it. half the problems are with just his, a pictorial review over on TFW the reviewer loves it and said to buy it. also baltmatrix said his hands cant move? yeah ok, so hasbro just gave blitzwing wrist swivels for decoration. we have 2 reviews of blitzbrains and both have two completely different feelings about him. i for one am not changing my mind about buying him. he still looks awesome and i will love everything about the toy. they toy only has one really problem and its not that bad, it can be prevented if you hold his shoulder parts in place while you move his arms its not that troublesome. We have complained for so long about not having a blitzwing and when we get one we complain about the littlest things wrong with it and dont want it. wtf guys
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Cybertronus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:50 am

Perhaps people wouldn't complain if Hasbro did not think that what ever crap they spit out people would buy.
They have the tools,the experience, the money and the people to make figures so much better than this. They are just lazy and the only thing they think off is money
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:02 am

Motto: "You can run,you'll just die trying"
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Cybertronus wrote:Perhaps people wouldn't complain if Hasbro did not think that what ever crap they spit out people would buy.
They have the tools,the experience, the money and the people to make figures so much better than this. They are just lazy and the only thing they think off is money

If you don't like it, don't spend your money! Hasbro could be looking at these reactions and decide to cancel all other triple changers we could possibly get in the future because people keep bashing the ones they're providing us. I'm still getting him. His minor problems can be fixed and I know MOST people will probably just display him in robot mode anyways.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Rated X » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:48 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Ill probally just mod the tabs so they lock into place. This guy does have some legit complaints about the figure. But I also see some of it as coming off rather petty. My biggest complaint about the figure is that it should have been a deluxe to scale with Astrotrain and Octane. But Ill still be happy to own him.
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Re: Transformers Generations Blitzwing by Baltmatrix

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:50 am

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There's no way i'm passing on this figure i want it so bad i don't care about QC issues from one reviewer even if all the YT TF reviewers said the same thing if this is the only one were gonna get i want it >:oP .
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