New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

Monday, May 6th, 2013 8:27PM CDT

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Seibertron.com is proud to add Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer and Blitzwing to our ever expanding galleries!

There have been several Springers come out in recent years but none of them were Triple Changers, not anymore this latest version features all three unique modes: car, helicopter, and of robot. This incarnation of Springer is heavily influenced by his appearance in IDW's Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers as drawn by Nick Roche.

Our last Blitzwing figure was a Triple Changer, but came out in the highly stylized Transformers Animated line. This version will feel much more at home on a collector's neo-G1 shelf, but retains the Transformers Animated characters three face gimmick.

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Generations Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer


Generations Blitzwing

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer

New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485059)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 6th, 2013 @ 9:05pm CDT
Awesome galleries as always! I cannot believe how many times I have changed my mind on a figure after looking at these galleries.

I have a couple of questions, if Seibertron comes around here.

First, were you able to peg the arms to the top of the jet? It wasn't real obvious in the pics, and I know one reviewer had issues, while it looked like Peaugh was able to do it.

Second, did you notice any issues with Springer's hood/fenders? From the pics it looks like there's a nice gap in car mode. But, the rest of the seams look good. Again, there was one reviewer who had issues, that I recalled.

Thanks in advance, and once again, awesome galleries!! :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485079)
Posted by Seibertron on May 6th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:Awesome galleries as always! I cannot believe how many times I have changed my mind on a figure after looking at these galleries.


Gracias!

Agamemnon wrote:Were you able to peg the arms to the top of the jet?


I didn't have any issues with mine. I did do the Blitzwing arm fix by taking apart the torso and sanding some parts down.

Agamemnon wrote:Did you notice any issues with Springer's hood/fenders? From the pics it looks like there's a nice gap in car mode. But, the rest of the seams look good.


The biggest issue I had with Springer was with his windshield in armored car mode. I couldn't get his left side of the windshield to stay in place. It kept popping out. After tinkering with it some more, I got it to line up as good as I could get it simply by making sure that all of the other pegged spots were pushed in very tightly. Once everything else was pressed in properly, the left side of his windshield seemed to stay in place.

These are two of my favorite figures in a long time. Excellent figures. Having Blitzwing next to Octane and Astrotrain shows just how much Transformers have changed since their releases back in 2008 and 2006. Blitzwing blows those two toys out of the water.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485088)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 6th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
Those two look sooooo sweet. (I really hope Blitzwing's problems aren't that bad)

Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485091)
Posted by Seibertron on May 6th, 2013 @ 11:12pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Those two look sooooo sweet. (I really hope Blitzwing's problems aren't that bad)

Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


I hope they do a new Astrotrain and Octane as well. Those figures aren't in the same league as the new Blitzwing and Springer. Astrotrain is my personal favorite plus he gets a total of 3 repaints (the white, grey, and dark grey versions) plus "Tankor" was one of my least favorite figures from the past 4 or 5 years.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485104)
Posted by El Duque on May 6th, 2013 @ 11:33pm CDT
I didn't have any problems pegging Blitzwing's arms in jet mode either. The nose cone was another story, I finally got it fitted together, but it seems built to fail in the long run. Damn rubber parts.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485129)
Posted by Windsweeper on May 7th, 2013 @ 5:03am CDT
Personally I'd love a repaint and head remold of Energon Omega Supreme as Astrotrain
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485131)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on May 7th, 2013 @ 5:15am CDT
I was mad, at first, that Blitzwing was going to be a different size than his other Triple Changer comrades, but I wanted Blitzwing more than I wanted the three to match.

RiddlerJ wrote:
Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


It is basically confirmed that we're getting a Sandstorm from the same mold.


Hey, Seibertron. You oughta put a few images of Blitzwing with RTS Lugnut and ROTF Lockdown as they are basically Neo-G1 figures originating from Animated. The three look good together, trust me.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485159)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 7th, 2013 @ 8:47am CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


It is basically confirmed that we're getting a Sandstorm from the same mold.


I think that was a digibash. The one fuzzy image we have appears to be a new mold. (Can't find the image. It was on Generations Metroplex's packaging.)

Edit: Here's the image from Metroplex packaging:


Here's the digibash:



I suppose they might be the same mold, but with extensive mold modifications.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485277)
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 7th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


It is basically confirmed that we're getting a Sandstorm from the same mold.


I think that was a digibash. The one fuzzy image we have appears to be a new mold. (Can't find the image. It was on Generations Metroplex's packaging.)

Edit: Here's the image from Metroplex packaging:


Here's the digibash:



I suppose they might be the same mold, but with extensive mold modifications.


Sandstorm appears to be a slight retool of Springer (note the identical cockpit sections), but also features a modified transformation. The ends of the wings appear to have giant wheels on the bottom, so i'm guessing his vehicle mode will look more like a dragster/dune buggy than Springer's armoured car.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485282)
Posted by Cybertronian on May 7th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Those two look sooooo sweet. (I really hope Blitzwing's problems aren't that bad)

Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


I wouldn't worry too much about Sandstorm. This mold looks like it was made to be repainted as Sandstorm. (Why else would Springer's car mode look like a dune buggy with big, knobby tires?) As for Broadside, if they don't make him a Voyager (or bigger), and make his plane mode resemble a carrier-transported fighter plane (like the F-14), they're doing him a disservice.

As for Blitzwing, I'll miss his MiG-25 Foxbat jet mode. His Mitsubishi (model unknown) M.B.T. mode? Not so much. I hate that they forced him to keep the triple face/personality gimmick from Animated Blitzwing. To me, Blitzwing only hade one personality: loud-mouthed jerk.
"Contracts, like bones, are meant to be broken!" (wishing his new profile mentioned his love of the "zone defense" and the "long bomb".)
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485288)
Posted by Seibertron on May 7th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CDT
Cybertronian wrote:"Contracts, like bones, are meant to be broken!" (wishing his new profile mentioned his love of the "zone defense" and the "long bomb".)


That would be hilarious. Maybe in an expanded profile or as a quote in upcoming IDW comics. (hint hint)
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485293)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 7th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
Cybertronian wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Those two look sooooo sweet. (I really hope Blitzwing's problems aren't that bad)

Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


I wouldn't worry too much about Sandstorm. This mold looks like it was made to be repainted as Sandstorm. (Why else would Springer's car mode look like a dune buggy with big, knobby tires?) As for Broadside, if they don't make him a Voyager (or bigger), and make his plane mode resemble a carrier-transported fighter plane (like the F-14), they're doing him a disservice.

As for Blitzwing, I'll miss his MiG-25 Foxbat jet mode. His Mitsubishi (model unknown) M.B.T. mode? Not so much. I hate that they forced him to keep the triple face/personality gimmick from Animated Blitzwing. To me, Blitzwing only hade one personality: loud-mouthed jerk.
"Contracts, like bones, are meant to be broken!" (wishing his new profile mentioned his love of the "zone defense" and the "long bomb".)


Broadside should be so easy to do. One mode is just a flat boat.

Plus, I've said this before, he can be repainted into Flattop. Boom! Two figures


"Tell me what's on your mind, or I'll splatter it on the wall and see for myself!"
(Blitzwing was bloodthirsty back in the day. Yikes!)
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485349)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 7th, 2013 @ 7:05pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
"Tell me what's on your mind, or I'll splatter it on the wall and see for myself!"
(Blitzwing was bloodthirsty back in the day. Yikes!)


And that's why he's awesome :CON:
Great galleries. The shot with Astrotrain and Octane definitely looks funny. Those 2 look like statues compared to BW. I still like them both in their own way though, so I'll be happy to complete the trio.

The colours on these figures are brilliant. Not really digging G1 BW's face though. It's alright. I'm actually liking the animated monical eye the most. The Halloween mug doesn't look quite evil enough. Ah well, least we have options.

The weapon integration could be better on Springer, but this is MUCH better than general figures.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485366)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on May 7th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Now Springer needs Sandstorm and Broadside. He's outnumbered 3 to 1.


It is basically confirmed that we're getting a Sandstorm from the same mold.


I think that was a digibash. The one fuzzy image we have appears to be a new mold. (Can't find the image. It was on Generations Metroplex's packaging.)

Edit: Here's the image from Metroplex packaging:


Here's the digibash:



I suppose they might be the same mold, but with extensive mold modifications.


I actually hadn't seen that digi-bash yet. I should have specified that I meant a re-tooled version of the mold. I'm excited for it. Those wing-hover-thingies look hella-cool.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485377)
Posted by EagleBot13 on May 7th, 2013 @ 9:31pm CDT
Can anyone tell me if they had problems flipping the nose cone all the way down in robot mode on blitzwing. Mine does not go down far enough to allow the cannon to flip up all the way onto the back. It looks like every other pic I have seen of him have the nose cone folded away much more than mine can.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485381)
Posted by Seibertron on May 7th, 2013 @ 9:44pm CDT
EagleBot13 wrote:Can anyone tell me if they had problems flipping the nose cone all the way down in robot mode on blitzwing. Mine does not go down far enough to allow the cannon to flip up all the way onto the back. It looks like every other pic I have seen of him have the nose cone folded away much more than mine can.


I'm not sure if I have it correctly or not, but this achieved the look of the cannon that I wanted from the front to make it look like the G1 version of this toy (though it looks like from this angle that I had more clearance for the nosecone to point down further).

Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485404)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 7th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
Check out Peaugh's review, around the 14:00 minute mark. Is that what you are looking for, EagleBot? It looks like he was able to tuck the nosecone down the back a little further.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485446)
Posted by EagleBot13 on May 8th, 2013 @ 6:51am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Can anyone tell me if they had problems flipping the nose cone all the way down in robot mode on blitzwing. Mine does not go down far enough to allow the cannon to flip up all the way onto the back. It looks like every other pic I have seen of him have the nose cone folded away much more than mine can.


I'm not sure if I have it correctly or not, but this achieved the look of the cannon that I wanted from the front to make it look like the G1 version of this toy (though it looks like from this angle that I had more clearance for the nosecone to point down further).



Your nose cone goes down just as far as mine it looks like. But you don't have the chest all the way back and locked in place, that is why the cannon goes all the way up.

Agamemnon wrote:Check out Peaugh's review, around the 14:00 minute mark. Is that what you are looking for, EagleBot? It looks like he was able to tuck the nosecone down the back a little further.


yes I have. That is what I meant, mine just won't go any farther. It even shows in the instructions that the nose cone is supposed to tuck away more.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1485450)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 8th, 2013 @ 7:59am CDT
EagleBot13 wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:Check out Peaugh's review, around the 14:00 minute mark. Is that what you are looking for, EagleBot? It looks like he was able to tuck the nosecone down the back a little further.


yes I have. That is what I meant, mine just won't go any farther. It even shows in the instructions that the nose cone is supposed to tuck away more.


When I get done with my shoulder fix, I'll see if I can snap a couple of pictures for you. I could get my nose cone in between the barrel holding piece. My problem was I felt like I was going to break that piece when I folded the barrel up into place. That part is tight.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing and Springer (1486578)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CDT
EagleBot13 wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:Check out Peaugh's review, around the 14:00 minute mark. Is that what you are looking for, EagleBot? It looks like he was able to tuck the nosecone down the back a little further.


yes I have. That is what I meant, mine just won't go any farther. It even shows in the instructions that the nose cone is supposed to tuck away more.


I have a couple of pictures for you of what I think you are trying to do. Have you had any luck yet? The cannon takes some force to put into the correct position.


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