Video Review of Transformers Beast Hunters Smokescreen
Friday, February 15th, 2013 6:34AM CSTCategory: Reviews
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Posted by BeastProwl on February 15th, 2013 @ 7:06am CST
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 15th, 2013 @ 8:05am CST
BeastProwl wrote:You have to wonder how much if any of his transformation was sacrificed for that armor's functionality. I feel they could have done a better job, especially were the chest is concerned.
You know, I really view the armor as the second thought on this figure, same as Shockwave. I mean, faux parts is not a new concept, and his robot mode looks phenomenal. And with the armor being that soft, it doesn't look like the car is missing anything without it.
Posted by mooncake623 on February 15th, 2013 @ 8:12am CST
Posted by omega666 on February 15th, 2013 @ 8:42am CST
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 15th, 2013 @ 9:35am CST
Posted by Spleenzorio on February 15th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
omega666 wrote:Have zero interest in arm micron, stickers and micron junk. Beast Hunter figure wins. Glad I didn't pay import prices.
Me either. But not because I dislike the AM figs, it's just price really. If I can't get something from the North American line, however, then I will import stuff. Smokescreen looks awesome, a million times better then the AM redeco. I wish his chest area wasn't so flat though.
Posted by Rhinox23 on February 15th, 2013 @ 10:17am CST
Posted by Nemesis Destron on February 15th, 2013 @ 10:50am CST
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 15th, 2013 @ 11:40am CST
Posted by kirbenvost on February 15th, 2013 @ 11:43am CST
mooncake623 wrote:so... where can one go buy stolen Chinese samples?
He may have got it from a legit source. BBTS is already filling preorders for Smokescreen.
Posted by timcourtois on February 15th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
Posted by Flakmaster on February 15th, 2013 @ 12:14pm CST
This looks awesome.
Posted by DrRX8 on February 15th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CST
I see potential for customizers - jazz, wheeljack, deadend, sideswipe..
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Posted by hinomars19 on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:35pm CST
timcourtois wrote:I'm surprised how much people seem to be liking this toy. I'm glad others like it and I hope they really enjoy it; but that kibble is killing it for me. Two layers of kibble just hanging off the back of his arms. And I just don't think the bot mode looks very good. Anyone else feeling that way?
Yes and no. I am happy I'm not alone on my thoughts for this figure I don't understand how this is any better in terms of portraying smokescreen. Neither does the job really. AM Smokescreen is missing the door wings, and the shoulder armour, and is marred simply by being a re-tool. This one is a giant cheat, with the entire car hood hanging off his arms-if anyone can see that on the cgi model do put me straight
I do however think it looks a decent figure, nice car bot, and if I see it in stores I will buy it. Just not Smokescreen, and still not deserved of it's praise I think. A show accurate smokescreen without this level of cheat and kibble is possible, so why herald something that hasn't tried? I'm not that fussed, I'm not getting nerd ragey myself over either, I just don't know why everyone who wanted 'a perfect Smokescreen' seems happy to say this is it
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CST
Posted by CyberAutobotProwl on February 15th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
BH Smokescreen looks like a solid figure, easy for me to pick up when I see him.
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 15th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 15th, 2013 @ 5:43pm CST
that would be awesome
Posted by Cobalt Prime on February 15th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CST
This is a much more show accurate figure than the AM version IMO. I never liked the Knockout mold, which is (once again IMO) only beaten in the ugliness department by the Airachnid mold.
One thing about the armor and net: remove them as soon as humanly possible and store them somewhere far away from the figure! Rubber and plastic are a terrible combination and much grief will occur if the the armor is left in contact with the figure.
If you need proof, go dig up your older Megabloks sets such as Blok Bots and Future Force. If you stored the pieces loose in a box, be prepared to find popcorn ball-like clusters of bricks melted and stuck to any rubber parts in the box such as tires and hoses. If you left the sets assembled, the damage will be much less widespread, but it will be there all the same. Rubber kills!
Posted by Mykltron on February 16th, 2013 @ 4:00am CST
Looks to me like they designed this for season 2 but didn't use it, then added the armour. In robot mode the armour is more like an arbour.
Posted by MGrotusque on February 16th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on February 17th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CST
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 17th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CST
There's some quite serious cheating going on with this new figure, but that's kind of par for the course with PRIME and when the end result looks that good I won't complain too much.
Seeing this review has added weight to the idea that I may not get any of the Beast Hunter versions of returning characters (except Smokescreen and maybe Optimus and Magnus). Most of them have significant differences between their standard PRIME and Beast Hunters appearances, but that rubber wreath of Smokescreen's makes almost no difference. Then again I suppose Rhinox, Waspinator and Inferno went the whole of Beast Wars in the same body while everyone else upgraded once or twice. May just get the ones I like i.e. not Beast Hunters Ratchet.