Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 4:27PM CDT

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member Fires_Of_Inferno, we get a nice long look, in the form of a video review by YouTube user Baltmatrix, at the upcoming Generations Leader (first of its class) Jetfire - check out the embedded clip below!

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Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1593973)
Posted by Super Megatron on July 26th, 2014 @ 4:39pm CDT
The engineering and transformation schema for this toy is a bit disappointing, but the upper torso and the way it folds up is quite ingenious. Too bad there is no waist articulation.

I'll hold judgment until I get a copy of this toy.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1593981)
Posted by dragons on July 26th, 2014 @ 5:16pm CDT
I fast forward through possibility see one leader figure pose see them all cockpit don't open does voyager backpack fit on leader class jet fire g1 toys are all one color
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1593982)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 26th, 2014 @ 5:20pm CDT
Not a bad toy. Not bad. However, I do agree with Baltmatrix, the accessories do need some more paint than just red chrome (which does look cool I'll admit). I wish the face could transform into the battle mask and back again. I would have been a lot more happier. :grin:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1593994)
Posted by Zeek99g on July 26th, 2014 @ 6:18pm CDT
The transformation reminds me of RotF Leader Starscream. especially the arms.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594002)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CDT
Jetfire is freaking AWESOME! Without the gaudy chromed outy accessories. Seriously, that chrome look out of place.

I may buy it anyway.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594004)
Posted by megatronus on July 26th, 2014 @ 6:57pm CDT
Super excited for Jetfire. I do like him weaponless, so I don't mind the straight red chrome, and I imagine Takara's version will fix the issue.

Also, I don't find the engineering to be sub-par at all - for yet another plane that simply has robot bits at the bottom, the transformation seems fairly involved, even if not so difficult.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594009)
Posted by padfoo on July 26th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CDT
Great looking figure and a very good review. Both modes look great, just a bit bland perhaps the lack of more paint detail is the reason.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594011)
Posted by Stormrider on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:26pm CDT
I am not as impressed as I hoped. It's okay, but not amazing.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594016)
Posted by durroth on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CDT
if someone makes addons for the figure, I hope they make covers for those forearms. you could probably make something that fits in the carved out parts without obstructing the holes. I just really don't want to putty that in and sand it :/
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594017)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:47pm CDT
durroth wrote:if someone makes addons for the figure, I hope they make covers for those forearms. you could probably make something that fits in the carved out parts without obstructing the holes. I just really don't want to putty that in and sand it :/


1) Put guns on forearms.
2) ????
3) Profit!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594019)
Posted by durroth on July 26th, 2014 @ 9:00pm CDT
but I dun want the guns on the forearms all the time!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594022)
Posted by Slashercon on July 26th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CDT
Even though I'll probably get this already, I would love to see a Cybertron repaint of him.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594029)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 26th, 2014 @ 11:20pm CDT
I'm pleased that the transformation is involved without being overly difficult, even if it is some VERY cheatsy engineering (faux cockpit, etc.). I can forgive that for the excellent robot AND alt modes, though. I can't wait for this to come out. He'll look fantastic on my Classics shelf, especially since he'll be more properly scaled with the rest of the Classics Autobots.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594033)
Posted by durroth on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:18am CDT
I really don't mind the fauxpit or the backpack on this one, so much as I mind say, Voyager Prime's faux windshield or Prime Smokescreen's faux hood (the latter mostly because the figure looks very... flat, I guess is the best word to describe it. There's very little depth to the chest and there's not much backing it so the figure looks like its chest has been squished)
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594043)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:56am CDT
Skyfire in robot mode, Jetfire in plane mode. Reminds me of Evasion Mode Prime in a way.

The robot mode is pretty cool, I like it without the accessories. Not sure about the nose cone on the back.

And I rather like the scale with deluxe figures. Should look cool next to Henkei Starscream.

I didn't know there's a Takara version planned, does anyone know when it's due?
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594045)
Posted by K2vox on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:34am CDT
Awesome objective review, Baltmatrix. I agree with a lot of your points and those of other reviewers. It would be nice if the cockpit (not on the chest) opened, and those spaces in the arms and inner thighs are dreadful. Chrome too much... agreed. Will definitely get though. Always thought the Classics Jetfire was too darn short! This guy is supposed to carry them places? LOL. Keep it up man, will definitely subscribe on YouTube to your channel.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594090)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
I kinda find it amusing that after years of bitching at Hasbro for the lack of chrome on modern Transformers, when they finally start adding it again, people are complaining about it.

They just can't win.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594091)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
I kinda find it amusing that after years of bitching at Hasbro for the lack of chrome on modern Transformers, when they finally start adding it again, people are complaining about it.

They just can't win.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594095)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 27th, 2014 @ 9:45am CDT
Good figure, not as great as we all hoped for but good figure none the less. I will hope for a possibly better looking Takara version. :PRAY:

IMO the only major flaws are the exposed forearms as mentions and the fact that the rear landing gear doesn't retract...c'mon HasTak was that really hard to engineer? :VEHI:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594127)
Posted by megatronus on July 27th, 2014 @ 11:39am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I kinda find it amusing that after years of bitching at Hasbro for the lack of chrome on modern Transformers, when they finally start adding it again, people are complaining about it.

They just can't win.

I don't mind the chrome, personally. But I think the complaints aren't about the chrome per se, but how the weapons deviate from the more nuanced deco that was advertised. Oh well. He still looks great to me.

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