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Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 11:19AM CDT

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YouTube reviewer PaxCybertron just dropped by with a video review for Crosscut. A repaint of Skids from an earlier Generations wave with a completely new head mold. Will you be getting this figure? Let us know in the Seibertron.com forums and check out the video we've embeded below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Credit(s): Pax Cybertron
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Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1600960)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:21am CDT
The video is dead.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1600993)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 21st, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
Works for me... but as far as the figure itself... meh. Don't have enough connection to the character. Might buy it just to keep it in package, toss in the attic, and sell in 5 years if it ends up being a rarity, but I'm not going out of my way to find it, either. He's not a "big" enough character to go in my Lost Light display (what all did he do, other than be name checked, after all?).
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601001)
Posted by shajaki on August 21st, 2014 @ 1:36pm CDT
its a shame that crosscut is just gray plastic. not that i expected the shiney united treatment, but one can dream. gray plastic aside, i really dig it.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601007)
Posted by Down_Shift on August 21st, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
I think Crosscut is the better looking of the two characters from that mold.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601042)
Posted by Rated X on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
I want this guy most out of the wave. More than a headmaster thzt isnt a headmaster. More than a retool thats not colored the same as his G1/G2 imcarnation. More than a robot with a geisha head.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601283)
Posted by Manterax Prime on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:36pm CDT
He's made of silver plastic, not grey.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601284)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:43pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:He's made of silver plastic, not grey.
Will it be affected by some sort of SPS (Silver Plastic Syndrome) down the line?
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601286)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:He's made of silver plastic, not grey.
Will it be affected by some sort of SPS (Silver Plastic Syndrome) down the line?


No such thing. And it doesn't look like he has metallic flake which is the main culprit of such brittle plastic.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1601805)
Posted by frogbat on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
really wanted the skids version of this guy but i seem to have missed out on that wave.

I'm on the fence about getting him as he's not a character I care for... but i still want the mould grr.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1602015)
Posted by william-james88 on August 26th, 2014 @ 8:46am CDT
frogbat wrote:really wanted the skids version of this guy but i seem to have missed out on that wave.

I'm on the fence about getting him as he's not a character I care for... but i still want the mould grr.


If you want that mold, you are better off with this one than Skids. Skids has issues locking his panels in. We all know how much Ryan wants to show the best version of the toys in the galleries and even he couldnt get the darn doors to fit in properly

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It looks like crosscut has fixed that particular issue. I dont want to own two similar molds that I dont absolutely adore (unlike some seeker molds) so in retrospect I would much rather have had this version of the mold than Skids (though his prices on e-bay do comfort my purchase).
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1602020)
Posted by frogbat on August 26th, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT
hate it when that happens! thanks, it is a bit of a comfort knowing there were issues. Hopefully they fixed them on crosscut though at times I think it depends on a particular batch rather than the whole run.

I'm a bit confused re the wave containing skids and waspinator.. seems like a couple of sites are saying they'll be out september 2014? was there a 2nd run or is that a mistake you think?
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1602021)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 26th, 2014 @ 9:01am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
frogbat wrote:really wanted the skids version of this guy but i seem to have missed out on that wave.

I'm on the fence about getting him as he's not a character I care for... but i still want the mould grr.


If you want that mold, you are better off with this one than Skids. Skids has issues locking his panels in. We all know how much Ryan wants to show the best version of the toys in the galleries and even he couldnt get the darn doors to fit in properly

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It looks like crosscut has fixed that particular issue. I dont want to own two similar molds that I dont absolutely adore (unlike some seeker molds) so in retrospect I would much rather have had this version of the mold than Skids (though his prices on e-bay do comfort my purchase).


Also take into account Skids has his upper legs misassmbled, and that the fix could potentially ruin it as the ball joints in the hips can snap off. Crosscut and Rollbar seem to have that fixed.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1602116)
Posted by william-james88 on August 26th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Also take into account Skids has his upper legs misassmbled, and that the fix could potentially ruin it as the ball joints in the hips can snap off. Crosscut and Rollbar seem to have that fixed.


The fix can easily snap off the limb. It happened to me. I tried dissassembling him by twisting the hip and when it gave way, the ball joint was still attached to the leg, but apart from the body #-o

Crazy glue helped though and I usually forget it ever happened, until SOME people bring it up...
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603294)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 1st, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
Probably a character I've wanted for a while to get a figure. Thecollector75 takes a look at the leader of the G2 Decepticons!

Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603331)
Posted by Va'al on September 1st, 2014 @ 12:45pm CDT
We had posted this one already, but thanks for the tip! :D

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... xus/31114/
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603733)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 3rd, 2014 @ 6:00am CDT
D'oh! XD
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603929)
Posted by Va'al on September 4th, 2014 @ 3:27am CDT
We saw these figures show up in the Philippines, but we now have confirmation of their existence at US retail too, thanks to fellow Seibertronian Bounti76. Check out below photo proof of Generations Nemesis Prime and Cliffjumper, with their respective Targetmasters. The figures come from a Toys R Us in Murray, Utah; make you sure you flag up your own sightings in the appropriate section too!

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Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603941)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 4th, 2014 @ 4:29am CDT
Va'al wrote:We saw these figures show up in the Philippines, but we now have confirmation of their existence at US retail too, thanks to fellow Seibertronian Bounti76. Check out below photo proof of Generations Nemesis Prime and Cliffjumper, with their respective Targetmasters. The figures come from a Toys R Us in Murray, Utah; make you sure you flag up your own sightings in the appropriate section too!

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Meanwhile, at my local Canadian TrU, the Bomshel/Reflector set, along with his wavemate, are priced at 15$tx. That's 50% more expensive than the American price. TrU, what the hell?

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Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603959)
Posted by YoungPrime on September 4th, 2014 @ 6:51am CDT
I sent them this sighting like 3 weeks ago and never responded!

They make stuff too difficult here.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603971)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on September 4th, 2014 @ 7:29am CDT
Va'al wrote:We saw these figures show up in the Philippines, but we now have confirmation of their existence at US retail too, thanks to fellow Seibertronian Bounti76. Check out below photo proof of Generations Nemesis Prime and Cliffjumper, with their respective Targetmasters. The figures come from a Toys R Us in Murray, Utah; make you sure you flag up your own sightings in the appropriate section too!

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Uh these hit down here in New Orleans about 3 weeks ago on August 14th.

louisiana-transformers-sightings-p1599222.php#p1599222

And here

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... s-209.html

YoungPrime wrote:I sent them this sighting like 3 weeks ago and never responded!

They make stuff too difficult here.


Frustrating isn't it?

:roll:
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603975)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 4th, 2014 @ 7:43am CDT
I actually found (and bought) these two myself, and asked the staff if it was newsworthy. No response. *shrug*
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1603978)
Posted by Va'al on September 4th, 2014 @ 7:57am CDT
Ok, the deal with Sightings.

The News Staff are running a bit on overwork right now, and I hope you can all understand that we do this on a voluntary basis, in our spare time, and in different time zones.

There can be issues with emails, and a new address has been created specifically for sightings: sightings@seibertron.com. If you see something, send it along, and we'll get to it as soon as we can. If you don't email us, it'll be harder to track it down in forums and the Sightings page (which should still be used for everyone's hunting, though!).

As much as it can be frustrating to see an item not recognised and credit not given, it's equally frustrating to have to read the same comments each time. We know things can slip, and we apologise for that - but please help us out! :D

Thank you Cyber Bishop for the link to the Louisiana thread; YoungPrime, can you please re-send the email notification? This is not the first time it's happened, and we'd rather make sure all is working correctly on both ends.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1604014)
Posted by Rated X on September 4th, 2014 @ 11:11am CDT
Saw these on sunday in miami. Easy pass for me.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1604048)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 4th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
if i knew this was news i would've reported it, i saw these 2 days ago at walmart. Figured if they're showing up here they must've been out for a while elsewhere. But i passed on em since i still dont think they are worth it, especially since the Rattrap & Tankor that were right next to them were $9.96. Oh and id like to thank hasbro for putting generations on the AoE deluxes, cause of that i got lockdown for $10 as well.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1604050)
Posted by Flashwave on September 4th, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
Same here, saw these the second week of August, but I have been so used to being behind the releases I didn't say anything. And to that fact, no store oter than that Target in Fishers, IN has them. I might pickup Cliffy , but I have really no interest in him. And truthfully, I only got NP for Spinister, and gave hat to TFSS Scourge.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1604079)
Posted by Killerewok on September 4th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
Well, pricing should be going back to "normal" soon, so grab your $9.98 Generations while it lasts. My Walmart went back up to $14.95 for Generations Deluxe once the Rattrap wave hit. This also included the movie stuff. Target is $15.99 near me, and I have heard higher in some areas.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605343)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:04pm CDT
The wait is finally over fellow Seibertronians! Earlier today both Seibertron and myself received our shipping notices from Hasbro Toy Shop for Transformers Generations Crosscut, Jhiaxus, and Nightbeat! You can still pre-order at Hasbro Toy Shop here. This means that this wave will be hitting everywhere pretty soon so make sure to post up any of your own sightings in the appropriate section and forums when you see these guys in the wild!

Also let's speculate away here, why has Windblade from the same wave not shipped?

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Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605351)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
why has Windblade from the same wave not ship?


Because HTS send the order in more than one shot if they go beyond 3 figures or something. I dealt with them ONCE. Not only they charge taxes, they charge my ass 30$ base Fedex shipping for a order of ONE minimicro figure. Then, the shipping cost increase and increase as I add figures to the cart. Then, they MUST use FedEx for me. Meaning I had to change the shipping address to my workplace or I'll had to go to the NEXT TOWN AIRPORT to get my package! They also sent my order of six figures in 3 different packages over a week!

TlDr:
HTS is awesome ONLY if you are American.
For anyone else, go to BBTS or any other online shops instead.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605354)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:29pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
why has Windblade from the same wave not ship?


Because HTS send the order in more than one shot if they go beyond 3 figures or something.


That's not True I've ordered from them many times before.

Hopefully BBTS will get these soon so you have have yours =]
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605363)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
why has Windblade from the same wave not ship?


Because HTS send the order in more than one shot if they go beyond 3 figures or something.


That's not True I've ordered from them many times before.

Hopefully BBTS will get these soon so you have have yours =]


Well, that was true for me. Read my original post again. As an American, not only you have cheap or FREE shipping from HTS, you can have your stuff in one go. I'm CANADIAN so I'm screwed. 30$ base shipping costs, taxes anyway, FedEx mandatory, and an order shipped in more than one shot obligatory at my workplace.

So, never again.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605364)
Posted by RiddlerJ on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
Women, always running late. Am I right? (chugs a beer, farts on my way out)
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605365)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 9th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CDT
still not sure if i want any of these, ill wait til the hit stores so i can see them in person. Plus im sure they'll be cheaper
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605377)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on September 10th, 2014 @ 1:19am CDT
Yep, just got my notice on these 3. Meanwhile, it says that Windblade, Lockdown, Drift (heli), Slog, Roadbuster, and Skybyte won't ship til the 22nd.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605391)
Posted by leokearon on September 10th, 2014 @ 5:09am CDT
I hope BBTS gets these in stock soon.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605395)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 10th, 2014 @ 5:56am CDT
Shouldn't it be "are shipping"?
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605399)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 10th, 2014 @ 6:22am CDT
HTS brought and sold ALL of the Windblades they had at FanExpo this year. That might be a small reason why there are none left for anyone.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605407)
Posted by YoungPrime on September 10th, 2014 @ 6:46am CDT
I'm really tempted to just cancel my preorder with BBTS and just grab this one. If there was a coupon available or at least free shipping it would be no contest.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605418)
Posted by OneConArmy on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:18am CDT
Wow, this wave's already shipping and I haven't even found Rattrap and Tankor yet! I thought I was caught up after pre-ordering Wasp, Skids and Dreadwing... I just can't win, can I :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605420)
Posted by RiddlerJ on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:19am CDT
Damnit, when is Snarl coming out?
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605426)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:42am CDT
YoungPrime wrote:I'm really tempted to just cancel my preorder with BBTS and just grab this one. If there was a coupon available or at least free shipping it would be no contest.


HTS10DISC is currently working, so there you go. Cancel that BBTS preorder! :D
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605427)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:44am CDT
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605440)
Posted by wolverinetodd on September 10th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
I've gotten confirmation of my shipment of Jhiaxus, Nightbeat, Crosscut, Skids, and Waspinator as well. Windblade still showing "Not Shipped" along with Roadblock, Skybyte, Slog, and Jetfire. That's rather odd considering she's part of that case.

I missed out on their Skids the first time it was available because it didn't get posted on the site at the same time as Dreadwing, Goldfire, and Waspinator. I blame their IT department for not getting it posted at the same time. It was about a week later before Skids did appear and it alone wouldn't qualify for free shipping at the time and $30 for a Hasbro Deluxe is just too much. Good quality 3rd party deluxe figures is the exception to that rule. :grin:
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605474)
Posted by YoungPrime on September 10th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I'm really tempted to just cancel my preorder with BBTS and just grab this one. If there was a coupon available or at least free shipping it would be no contest.


HTS10DISC is currently working, so there you go. Cancel that BBTS preorder! :D


HTS10DISC isn't working and HTS is charging taxes on top of it. I'll just wait for BBTS.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605489)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 10th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
Seibertron.com member william-james88 stopped by to let us know of a current ongoing auction held by ebay seller lena81822.In this auction lena81822 brings us some new in-hand images of Generations Chromia. Chromia is a repaint and extensive retool of Transformers Prime RID Arcee. Check out the images we've mirrored below.

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Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605490)
Posted by Shuttershock on September 10th, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
Pretty good for a heavy retool.

A relatively minor thing all things considered, but I guess someone missed the memo that Camians don't like to use guns.

Oh well, I'm sure we can count on Dr. Wu or Shapeways for a 3rd party halberd.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605493)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:Pretty good for a heavy retool.

A relatively minor thing all things considered, but I guess someone missed the memo that Camians don't like to use guns.

Oh well, I'm sure we can count on Dr. Wu or Shapeways for a 3rd party halberd.
The gun is actually Arcee's gun from the G1 movie:

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Or at least loosely inspired by it.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605494)
Posted by OneConArmy on September 10th, 2014 @ 12:15pm CDT
That is one horribly mistransformed Chromia 8-}
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605496)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 10th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
OneConArmy wrote:That is one horribly mistransformed Chromia 8-}


Thank god for that, I was looking at the photos thinking that this isn't what Hasbro showed us!
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605499)
Posted by Shuttershock on September 10th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:Pretty good for a heavy retool.

A relatively minor thing all things considered, but I guess someone missed the memo that Camians don't like to use guns.

Oh well, I'm sure we can count on Dr. Wu or Shapeways for a 3rd party halberd.
The gun is actually Arcee's gun from the G1 movie:

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Or at least loosely inspired by it.


Good spot. Wonder why the Generations Arcee isn't using it?

Still, the point remains that Chromia has been shown most prominently as a melee combatant.
Re: Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review (1605501)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 10th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
Loving the lightcycle alt-mode. :D Too bad about the completely clear canopy, it looked better when it was transparent smoke/grey. But otherwise, she looks great! This is how repaints should be done.

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