Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Video Review
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 4:12AM CDTCategories: Reviews, Toy News
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Posted by Mykltron on June 25th, 2013 @ 5:37am CDT
Second, is his articulation 'pretty good' or 'awesome'? It looks just 'ok' for me, but very poor considering the size of the thing.
Third, this guy has a funny idea of 360°!
Finally, did you guys notice how much he wobbles from side to side after being touched?
This review does give a good view of the figure and makes me secure in my decision to pass.
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 25th, 2013 @ 6:38am CDT
Now c'mon Takara let's see what you got.
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 25th, 2013 @ 8:42am CDT
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 25th, 2013 @ 8:51am CDT
I'd have appreciated a couple of comments on the quality of the plastic though.
Posted by NTESHFT on June 25th, 2013 @ 9:01am CDT
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 25th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
Posted by optimuscarlos on June 25th, 2013 @ 10:45am CDT
My wallet was worried about this release, but after watch the video I feel relief.
If they had used the Fall of cybertron looking instead the G1 I would have just say: Shut up and take my money!!
I will go for the UFO dark of the moon Transformable trailer for Leader class Optimus Prime, instead.
Posted by craggy on June 25th, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
Posted by same138 on June 25th, 2013 @ 1:18pm CDT
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 25th, 2013 @ 6:09pm CDT
I mean he's big, but there's not too much he offers beyond that. I'm not interested in lights and sounds and beyond that, there's not too much play value, particularly in his city mode.
What's up with that ramp design? The original had a better city mode, to say nothing of what Fortress Maximus offered.
Posted by MenaceRX on June 25th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on June 25th, 2013 @ 8:50pm CDT
Bummed I missed an early sale on Amazon.com. Hopefully I catch it the 2nd time around.
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 25th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CDT
I, for one, am looking to display it in city mode, as I like to display my smaller figures with the cities. As such, I want Metroplex to look ace in city mode
Posted by megatronus on June 26th, 2013 @ 12:35am CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:The playability factor on this huge figure is not good. For a toy of this size I want a lot more and better everything. If this was a movieverse figure it would had everything we all want in a huge transformer.
I think "playability" is in the eyes of the beholder. After watching the video, I am of the opinion this thing will be super playable. I know I'll be posing him, and possibly displaying him in carrier mode. To make the movieverse comparison is unfair. There are plenty of big, crappy movie figures out there. You have to judge Generations Metroplex on his own merits.
RiddlerJ wrote:Yeah, I think I'm gonna pass
optimuscarlos wrote:Thank GOOD!!! He is a PASS
same138 wrote: the review convinced me I didn't want it
So... much... hate...
Seibertron wrote:Thanks for sharing this video with us, mrtbone81. I personally can't wait for the figure. Photographing a very poseable big ass Metroplex is going to be fun plus it will give me an excuse to finally do galleries of G1 Metroplex, Encore Metroplex, G1 Metrotitan, G1 Trypticon, and BW2 Gigastorm.
Phew. Now that's more like it.
Can't wait to find this guy at retail so I can give him a whirl!
Posted by Mykltron on June 26th, 2013 @ 4:35am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Photographing a [strike]very[/strike] moderately poseable big ass Metroplex is going to be fun
Fixed. He's poseable compared to the original but by today's standards?
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 26th, 2013 @ 8:02am CDT
And I just can't get past the fact that the "building" mode is just the robot sitting down. You can plainly see arms, legs, torso and head.
And finally, I can't think of anywhere in my display area where this will fit. I don't have a shelf big enough for it in either mode.
As much as I wanted this when it was first revealed, I'm losing interest quickly.
Posted by Jazz813 on June 26th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CDT
Posted by gbm on June 26th, 2013 @ 4:26pm CDT
The city mode is a let down beyond words.
The other mode is "ok"
And the robot mode is just plain too big.
I'm G1 all the way with this one.
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 2nd, 2013 @ 10:09pm CDT
But I dig him just because he's basically an up-sized G1 Metroplex. Calling him FOC Metroplex is misleading, IMO. And the G1 Metro didn't do that much to begin with.
I think the majority of you are spoiled on how good the deluxe and voyagers have been in the past few years, but believe it or not, it's pretty difficult to offer so much poseability in something SO MASSIVE. It's a blessing enough if the thing can stand upright without knocking everything off of your shelf (if you guys know of a more poseable figure at that size, feel free to let me know).
I do agree with some of the "pass" comments however: the city mode needs more oomph (like the mentioned launcher for Scamper), the hollowed plastic is lame, the hands should have really been hidden away, etc.
But hopefully enough of us buy this guy that they can green light the next titan, Trypticon. It'd be a no-brainer (and he appeared in War for Cybertron, the only titan to not get a recent toy). But if sales are disappointing, it may be another 10 years before we see Trypticon 2.0!
(This video review was pretty crappy, by the way. I appreciate the enthusiasm and rush to get it done, but don't do a video just for the page hits of being the first to do it! At least rehearse a little and plan what you want to say... the whole thing had a lot of babbling and run-on's. Short and to-the-point would be more appreciated!)
Posted by Tobota on August 28th, 2013 @ 7:31pm CDT