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Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire

Transformers News: 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.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594143)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:25pm 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.



What I complain about is not the chrome itself. It's the fact that these red chore accessories just look WRONG on Jetfire. It would have made more sense if Jetfire himself had some chrome on him and/or the chrome on the accessories were broken in part by regular paint aps.

It's a fashion thing, really. Imagine if you have a vey suave black toxedo, but your watch, neckackes, earings, and hat, were all oversized and were in a very bright & shiny silver. This would look out of place and ridiculous.
Now, Elton Jhonn walk to you, in his fabulous suit, with glitter, sequins and shit allover it, but he's wearing very sober accessories. He's not looking better until you trade accessories with him. Voila, both ensembles are fixed and you both look great in your own way!

TlDr; Gen Leader Jetfire make a dubious fashion statement.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594148)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:33pm CDT
I think Hasbro is still "learning" with the vacuum metalized paint apps. Takara went through some similar growing pains with the Henkei line. Seriously, some of those figures just seemed to have chrome applied for the sake of it being somewhere on the figure. It's already getting better with Hasbro's chrome deco designs in some respects. Compare the random chrome applications to the likes of First Edition AoE Optimus Prime to the excellent use of chrome with Evolutions 2-Pack Classics Optimus Prime.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594162)
Posted by megatronus on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I think Hasbro is still "learning" with the vacuum metalized paint apps. Takara went through some similar growing pains with the Henkei line. Seriously, some of those figures just seemed to have chrome applied for the sake of it being somewhere on the figure. It's already getting better with Hasbro's chrome deco designs in some respects. Compare the random chrome applications to the likes of First Edition AoE Optimus Prime to the excellent use of chrome with Evolutions 2-Pack Classics Optimus Prime.

I... need... it... :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Seriously hope that 2-pack hits TRU soon.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594270)
Posted by It Is Him on July 27th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
Did anyone else notice that the reviewer fired the missile into the air and caught it in his hand!? That was pretty badass. :lol:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594288)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 27th, 2014 @ 11:23pm CDT
Wait for the Tomy version to correct the paint apps.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594434)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
dragons wrote: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


The cockpit actually does open, it was shown in a picture review on another site. I guess this reviewer just didn't notice or forgot to show it.

I'm really looking forward to this guy. I don't care for the red chrome at all, so I hope a 3rd Party will take care of that because I don't like permanently modifying my figures. This figure would be perfect if they could take care of those hollow arms and the silly chrome.

Even though he does truly scale better with Generations figures, I will be displaying him with MPs because I don't want to put away my Classics Jetfire. I might get creative and figure out some sort of stand solution to make him appear taller. Looking forward to adding some air power to the Autobot shelf. Then we just need a whole lot more Decepticons, they're getting even more outnumbered!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594437)
Posted by megatronus on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Even though he does truly scale better with Generations figures, I will be displaying him with MPs because I don't want to put away my Classics Jetfire. I might get creative and figure out some sort of stand solution to make him appear taller. Looking forward to adding some air power to the Autobot shelf. Then we just need a whole lot more Decepticons, they're getting even more outnumbered!

I plan on displaying Classics Jetfire with my Metroplex and new Legends-sized figures. :-$
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594651)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 29th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Even though he does truly scale better with Generations figures, I will be displaying him with MPs because I don't want to put away my Classics Jetfire. I might get creative and figure out some sort of stand solution to make him appear taller. Looking forward to adding some air power to the Autobot shelf. Then we just need a whole lot more Decepticons, they're getting even more outnumbered!

I plan on displaying Classics Jetfire with my Metroplex and new Legends-sized figures. :-$


That's an awesome idea! I don't have enough Legends for that to be viable for me, but I bet it would look really cool.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1594811)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 29th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CDT
Hopefully will arrive this Friday. Can't wait to play with him.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595369)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 31st, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
Still looking for a place to pre-order the new Generations 30th Anniversary Leader Class Jetfire? Amazon.com has it up for preorder for the cheapest price yet! Due to be released on 9/15/2014 you can put in your pre-order here:

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Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595386)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 31st, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
Well that is some good news since HTS still has NOT put up SDCC exclusives yet. I canceled my preorder for (2) from TRU and ordered (2) from Amazon. The entire order was $10.00 cheaper thanks to no tax and free Prime shipping. Thanks for being on the lookout Mooncake. :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595387)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 31st, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Im still going to wait until these hit the stores, not buying til i see it in person cause im still not sold on it. $35 id say screw it & take a chance but at $45 no way.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595388)
Posted by MenaceRX on July 31st, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
Same here just killed my TRU pre-order. No free 2 day shipping and the extra tax. Saved around $10 as well by going with Amazon and my Prime Membership, only way it can be better is with a TRU 20% coupon and in store purchase.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595396)
Posted by dedcat on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Deals like this were far sweeter back when Amazon did not charge sales tax.

The free shipping does make it sting less though.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595398)
Posted by MenaceRX on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
Agreed, thank the States for that one. While they held a legit point as a bargain shopper I dont care lol. Amazon had it nailed down for a while. Still small tax and free shipping trumps most of the other competitors.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595403)
Posted by zatara1701 on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:18pm CDT
So what's all the fuss over $2 difference? I am all for saving money, but $2 isnt worth the hassle of canceling then reordering... i got free shipping on TRU (Ordered my son a Planes backpack w/FREE lunch box :grin: )

Dont get me wrong, LOVE Amazon, but I will start dancing when someone has him for $35 :KREMZEEK:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595404)
Posted by MenaceRX on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
That was the only thing I ordered at the time so for me it was a $10 savings.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595414)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:41pm CDT
just the price of the item.
no shipping.
no tax.

best deal
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595477)
Posted by rpetras on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
These were sold out on TRU and HTS when I went to order, so I'm happy with this.

And I found some Lego stuff for my kid's birthday at a great discount while I was there ... go Amazon!!!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595622)
Posted by triKlops on July 31st, 2014 @ 11:02pm CDT
Yes, i preordered mine as soon as it popped up in my wish list.
Hell of a deal with Prime and no tax; used a few reward dollars to bring it down farther.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595631)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 31st, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Well that is some good news since HTS still has NOT put up SDCC exclusives yet. I canceled my preorder for (2) from TRU and ordered (2) from Amazon. The entire order was $10.00 cheaper thanks to no tax and free Prime shipping. Thanks for being on the lookout Mooncake. :BOT:



Happy to help! :D
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595702)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 1st, 2014 @ 9:48am CDT
zatara1701 wrote:So what's all the fuss over $2 difference? I am all for saving money, but $2 isnt worth the hassle of canceling then reordering... i got free shipping on TRU (Ordered my son a Planes backpack w/FREE lunch box :grin: )

Dont get me wrong, LOVE Amazon, but I will start dancing when someone has him for $35 :KREMZEEK:



I totally understand getting the backpack for your kiddo and sticking with TRU, but for how much this figure is I want mine to arrive undamaged. Amazon has a much much better track record in the undamaged department for Transformers than TRU. I, knock on wood, have always received superior packing and shipping through Amazon. :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1595721)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 1st, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
I went ahead and preordered from Amazon. I don't want to have to hunt all over town for it later just to save like $5. If it turns out to be one of those really-hard-to-find figures, I'd kick myself for not preordering when I had the chance.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1597268)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 7th, 2014 @ 7:31am CDT
Just picked up mine from a specialty shop. Nope, the local TRU isn't carrying him unlike Roadbuster.

Yup, the chrome chipping has started even before my opening him (the clear plastic rubber bands that kept his BFG in place was wrapped way too tight)namely on the BFG........a pest but minute issue.

Overall? What the other online reviewers are all spot on! You have got to see him to appreciate the mold/design. If the original henkei (great but limited by the stupid choice of scale and over sized helmet)gave us the 1st taste of a modern JF, this one leaves it biting the dust!

It is not perfect but MAN!!!!!!!! You must own one!

Btw, he ain't made in China anymore but in Vietnam like the recent Japanese Go! exclusives.

Another thing, his character bio seems to reflect his ROTF persona........so wrong!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1597442)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:08pm CDT
Well, I have yet to read the IDW TF comics, but IIRC it's more closely based on his IDW incarnation than his cartoon/Marvel self. Also, the bios are usually total bunk anyway. Especially if you're in the UK- Scorn got the description "Has the jaws of a dino" completely neglecting to mention his love of walks along the beach, candlelit dinners and classic oriental poetry!
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1597458)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 7th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Jetfire ancient? Since G1, if you follow the the story, he existed at the same time as Starscream.

Hide? Well he got stuck in the Arctic circle in the show and DW. In IDW he was already functional during the Thunderwing saga so I wonder where he hid?

Really? Who does those bios today? Is there no one like a Bob Budiansky to do it right?
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1598135)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2014 @ 3:17am CDT
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Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1598138)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 10th, 2014 @ 3:22am CDT
All that chrome. :SICK:
It truly does NOT work at all.

I wonder if I could repaint them without having the whole paint chipping away in the future?
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1598139)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2014 @ 3:28am CDT
You either sand off all the chrome "K" or wait for the chromeless Tomy version. Painting over it will only lead to more chipping.
Re: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire (1598141)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 10th, 2014 @ 3:55am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:You either sand off all the chrome "K" or wait for the chromeless Tomy version. Painting over it will only lead to more chipping.


Is that a thing? Officially announced and everything? Because having to pay 60$ + taxes in store, might as well throw in another 20 to have a better looking version.

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