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Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

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Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby El Duque » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:03 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
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Dribble, drool, wibble...........................um this guy is slightly.................awesome ??? As a kid watching the 86 movie Springer stood out for me as one of the coolest characters ever, he says the line ''I've got better things to do tonight die'' for goodness sake but his toy was ever so slightly naff even for the 7 year old me so fast forward 26 years and Hasbro have just dumped one of the most amazing pieces of green plastic ever on the fandom and you simply must own it. I'm not one to normally go overboard from the point of view that we're an active business selling these things and it can come across as a sales tactic but this really is a triumph, the robot mode is Roche style perfection with nice clicky joints and the ability to either wield both weapons or carry one on his back whilst using the other, the colours are spot on with the only minor gripe being that the Autobot insignia could be bigger, to top it off he is capable of almost any pose you want, its a true action figure.

On to the alt modes, armored car is great, it does somewhat resemble something G.I.Joe would use crossed with a Batmobile but in my book that a whole lot of awesome and not much fail. The sword can be stored on the bottom of the car whilst the gun becomes a rocket launcher that can pivot up and down thanks to the hinge in the actual handle, the rockets themselves are activated by pushing the mechanism forward
rather than spring loaded which can sometimes be a pain for adult collectors due to the loss potential thanks to family pets, kids or misfires.

Helicopter mode is again very very nice with a great aesthetic and a nice tight transformation, the futuristic element is there as it does not resemble any current earth bound helicopters but its a necessity for a toy which is switching through 3 modes. The blades spin freely and you can mount the cannon under the nosecone ( not shown )

Overall it might be because I'm simply blown away but this guy scores 9.5/10

Nice work Hasbro, more of this please.


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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:47 pm

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Personally, I would have scored it a perfect 10.

On a side note, will Kapow also judge Blitzwing accordingly? I'd like to see more reviews of him.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby ILL-Star » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:14 pm

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After hearing about Blitzwing the other day, this is very relieving news. I wish there were more pictoral reviews though. They're short and just get to the point.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Superwheeljack » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:58 pm

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Never should've bought that gdo one, this one, excuse my language, is simply badass
No questions
The best thing hasbro has given us since mp 10
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I swear, this will be on everyones top ten list
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Rodimus the Prime » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:31 pm

Motto: ""Great Leaders inspire Greatness in others.""
This figure is glorious! Seeing it makes me wish for a Classics update to Hot Rod in the worst way, and for Hasbro to give us Arcee, a proper Ultra Magnus and a more G1 accurate Blurr!!
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:03 pm

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Rodimus the Prime wrote:This figure is glorious! Seeing it makes me wish for a Classics update to Hot Rod in the worst way, and for Hasbro to give us Arcee, a proper Ultra Magnus and a more G1 accurate Blurr!!


He actually goes quite well with the existing one because they're both IDW versions. :)

This figure looks absolutely amazing. Just judging by what I see here I think I'm going to agree completely with the reviewer.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:42 pm

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That looks really nice. I don't think I've ever seen a triple changer pull off all 3 modes so well before.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby frogbat » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:25 am

Motto: "All my 6 nipples are tingling."
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i love the triple changers.. even though they were never very good, i always appreciated the effort. As a kid the only one i had was broadside and man was he a crap toy. However i still loved him, loved his profile too. I recall many hours thinking as a kid about how much better the toy could've been only if they did this or did that...

later.. I had sandstorm who was a very well designed toy in comparison, also had his counterpart octane, again flawed but immense fun. Its a pity that generations astrotrain and octane weren't voyagers.. would've been a nice battle with jetfire.

I've ordered blitzwing, in spite of the reviews he looks awesome, the criticism is mainly regarding the transformation and materials. I keep mine on display in robot mode so it won't affect me too much. I'm thinkin of gettin a KO g1 blitzwing and broadside at this point...

I have a feeling they'll somehow retool springer into sandstorm, and hopefully they'll one day address broadside.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Mykltron » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:26 am

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
I'd call him perfect if his legs didn't bend outwards... but he does look amazing.

the futuristic element is there as it does not resemble any current earth bound helicopters but its a necessity for a toy which is switching through 3 modes.

No, it's a necessity for a toy that is based on an outdated vision of the future ;)
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby ThunderThruster » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:41 am

Rodimus the Prime wrote:This figure is glorious! Seeing it makes me wish for a Classics update to Hot Rod in the worst way, and for Hasbro to give us Arcee, a proper Ultra Magnus and a more G1 accurate Blurr!!


While I agree a more G1-esque Blurr would have been preferred, I'd kill to get hold of the figure which they gave us. The key thing for me personally now, is the for Hasbro to Arcee!
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:56 am

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Mykltron wrote:I'd call him perfect if his legs didn't bend outwards... but he does look amazing.


Yeah, the only thing that's keeping him from flawlessness is that outward bend to his legs. I think this is to facilitate his helicopter transformation. DOTM Skyhammer (another gem of a helicopter-former) also has this weird outward bend to his legs.

Mykltron wrote:
the futuristic element is there as it does not resemble any current earth bound helicopters but its a necessity for a toy which is switching through 3 modes.


No, it's a necessity for a toy that is based on an outdated vision of the future ;)


I think that applies more to Hot Rod that anyone else in the TF universe. :lol:

Arcee, Blurr and Kup are supposed to have Cybertronian modes as opposed to futuristic Earth modes, right? :-?
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby RoundWave » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:49 am

Wow. Anyone know the release date yet?
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:32 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Arcee, Blurr and Kup are supposed to have Cybertronian modes as opposed to futuristic Earth modes, right? :-?


Well, technically speaking, when they made their debut in the animated movie back in the 80's, it was never stated if their alternate modes were of Cybertronian origins or of Earth-based machinery.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Shelf Space » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:49 am

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I want this toy so damn hard... shame FOC Impactor is gonna look so small next to him
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Kapow wrote:....up and down thanks to the hinge in the actual handle...

You know, as opposed to that metaphorical handle which stubbornly doesn't move an inch. ;)

I really am impressed with this figure, and the only reason I haven't already forked out for it is I'm waiting to see what Takara does with it.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby LordTwann » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Lets hope we can actually get this guy. I've never seen Grimlock or Blaster locally, and at nearly every online outlet they're $40.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Shelf Space » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:19 pm

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I've seen a glut of Grimlocks around me, course I couldn't wait so I went to a my tf dealer an paid a couple extra bucks. Only ever saw one Blaster at a walmart but I left him there cause I already had the Soundwave mold... I can forgive the Soundwave car but if Blaster ain't a boombox then keep walkin way I look at it
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:33 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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Shelf Space wrote:I can forgive the Soundwave car but if Blaster ain't a boombox then keep walkin way I look at it


But...

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Only saw him once at a Toys "R" Us, and I want him reeeally badly.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Arctorro » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:58 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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Mindmaster wrote:
Shelf Space wrote:I can forgive the Soundwave car but if Blaster ain't a boombox then keep walkin way I look at it


But...

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Only saw him once at a Toys "R" Us, and I want him reeeally badly.

Personally I like having him transformed like this
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I think he looks like a cybertronian boombox like that :D
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Shelf Space » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:41 am

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i dunno, the kinda sorta maybe a boombox mode ain't quite doin it for me
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby SJ21 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:55 am

Motto: "You don't know because you can't see me. Then you are dead."
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and since this will be placed on the Classics shelf, what do I do with GDO Springer? This one is far better.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:29 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
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^I put mine with my Movie TFs since he's a movie mold and I already had Defender. Not the best fit since the face is so G1, but it's all I could think of.
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer

Postby Blurrz » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:56 pm

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