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Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster

Transformers News: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 2:58PM CDT

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Once again, thanks to Pax Cybertron, we have a video review of the soon-to-be-released Generations Roadbuster! Pax Cybertron goes in-depth with Roadbuster, showing off the articulation, weaponry, sticker sheet, size comparison, and how to transform him. The video review has been mirrored below for your convenience.

Credit(s): Pax Cybertron via YouTube
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Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587442)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
Aw man, is he really shorter than Springer and Whirl? :-(
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587456)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 2nd, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
Thanks for the in depth review. Springer is the best of the three for sure. I will probably pick this guy up but avoid Sky Byte. I do like the stickers and the effectiveness of the simplistic transformation. This doesn't scream $24.99 to me though or whatever the heck Walmart will be charging by the time I see him here in Central Illinois. I doubt I will find him if I try to wait. I was hoping Hasbro would have some new pre orders up during the summer no shipping charge promo...maybe they have learned not to do that.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587483)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:


Bought on sight...
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587496)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 6:46pm CDT
Got mine on pre-order at BBTS
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587500)
Posted by Stormrider on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:07pm CDT
Looks like a fun toy.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587516)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 2nd, 2014 @ 8:06pm CDT
Kick ass! I'm super glad his clown shoes were only the result of Hasbro's hilariously inept photographer. :lol:

At first I was kinda bummed that he lacks the serious bulk that Roadbuster has had in the comics, but the athletic look is growing on me.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587519)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 8:18pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Kick ass! I'm super glad his clown shoes were only the result of Hasbro's hilariously inept photographer. :lol:

At first I was kinda bummed that he lacks the serious bulk that Roadbuster has had in the comics, but the athletic look is growing on me.


Anybody know how this matches up to the original toy or the CMS corp version?
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587536)
Posted by Stormrider on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587537)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:18pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?


So far, there are none as those characters. The closest Whirl is getting to Japan is being redecoed as Shockwave for their Cloud line.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587542)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:26pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?


So far, there are none as those characters. The closest Whirl is getting to Japan is being redecoed as Shockwave for their Cloud line.


Could there be issues with the figures releases as Roadbuster and Whirl due to the fact the original toys were made by another company... who I believe is now owned by Tomy so never mind unless I'm wrong about the Tomy thing.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587545)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:29pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?


So far, there are none as those characters. The closest Whirl is getting to Japan is being redecoed as Shockwave for their Cloud line.


Could there be issues with the figures releases as Roadbuster and Whirl due to the fact the original toys were made by another company... who I believe is now owned by Tomy so never mind unless I'm wrong about the Tomy thing.


The original toys of Whirl and Roadbuster were originally licensed to Hasbro by Takatoku Toys, which is owned by Bandai, a major competitor of Takara Tomy's in Japan. Releasing any of these guys as their intended characters could probably mean some serious trouble.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587548)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:40pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?


So far, there are none as those characters. The closest Whirl is getting to Japan is being redecoed as Shockwave for their Cloud line.


Could there be issues with the figures releases as Roadbuster and Whirl due to the fact the original toys were made by another company... who I believe is now owned by Tomy so never mind unless I'm wrong about the Tomy thing.


The original toys of Whirl and Roadbuster were originally licensed to Hasbro by Takatoku Toys, which is owned by Bandai, a major competitor of Takara Tomy's in Japan. Releasing any of these guys as their intended characters could probably mean some serious trouble.


I forgot Bandai owned them. Snatched them up after Devorak tanked just for Macross probably.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587568)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:27am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Does Takara have any plans to release Roadbuster or Whirl?


So far, there are none as those characters. The closest Whirl is getting to Japan is being redecoed as Shockwave for their Cloud line.


Could there be issues with the figures releases as Roadbuster and Whirl due to the fact the original toys were made by another company... who I believe is now owned by Tomy so never mind unless I'm wrong about the Tomy thing.


The original toys of Whirl and Roadbuster were originally licensed to Hasbro by Takatoku Toys, which is owned by Bandai, a major competitor of Takara Tomy's in Japan. Releasing any of these guys as their intended characters could probably mean some serious trouble.


@ Mindmaster

If that's the case, how come these two were released as Roadbuster?

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/review ... agecnt%3D1

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/review ... agecnt%3D1

Maybe Bandai won't go bonkers like Harmony Gold?

I sure hope somewhere down the road, they get the Tomy paint treatment. And a 3rd party battle armor pack.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587573)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:58am CDT
Just released in my neck of the woods. Asia north of the Equator. What sucks (just got mine) is that it's just 2 units per box together with Skybite in Toys R Us........... :sad:

Verrrrrry limited.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587596)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 8:10am CDT
Whirl and Roadbuster aren't the only Genertions toys Takara hasn't released.

None of the following got released by Takara:
  • FOC Impactor
  • FOC Twintwist
  • FOC Autobot Topspin
  • FOC Roadbuster
  • FOC Autobot Whirl
  • Swerve & Flanker
  • Autobot Cosmos & Payload
  • Skrapnel & Reflector
  • Tailgate & Groundbuster
  • Dreadwing
  • Autobot Skids
  • Goldfire (the new tooling for this mold, that is)
  • Autobot Scoop
  • Tankor
  • Decepticon Doubledealer (aside from Cloud Starscream)
Rattrap is getting a release in the Legends line, and other figures haven't come out yet. But Japan's Generations line is over.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587610)
Posted by ScottyP on July 3rd, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
^ Yikes, you're right, the list is that long now. Some of that stuff I can see them not touching, but things like Skids still not even scheduled for release (that we know of) is surprising.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587656)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Just released in my neck of the woods. Asia north of the Equator. What sucks (just got mine) is that it's just 2 units per box together with Skybite in Toys R Us........... :sad:

Verrrrrry limited.


If you mind, would you provide us with photographic evidence (the figure itself plus the receipt), as well as where you got it, so we can report it on the front page? You can either submit it in this thread, or alert us at news@seibertron.com ;)
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587766)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 8:01pm CDT
@ Mindmaster

I'm uploading a scan of the TRU receipt and picture. Its costs xcurrency equivalent of $ 34.90

The TRU coding only identifies him as a "Voyager". Purchased 07/03/2014

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Btw, here is my take on him

"Roadbuster love!

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Great face sculpt based on art by Guido Guidi from AHM. Original Mugen Calibur(classic design) looks stiff and bulky, this version more proportional macho (in human terms)

About issues with paint mentioned by another poster, correct......right on! Trouble is, the lower ankle is kind of hidden by the die-cut art of the packaging as mine has some slight paint issues.

His sniper rifle is AMAZING! the modular nature is genius.

His rocket launcher has some issues......it keeps on launching prematurely

Ratcheted joints on the shoulders! Static wrist (acceptable) at least we won't have the Wreck-gar thumb syndrome because he's got closed but very detailed mecha fists.

You "can" adjust his feet so as not to appear to spindly.(Thanks to the youtube tip)

Last.....I love the transparent decals ala Takatoku 1980 style. But there is one issue I have with it. The font's letters should have used white color instead of black for some areas to enhanced its effects. It works well on Whirl because he is light blue but on Roadbuster, who's got a lot of green and brown, you'll be hard pressed to see them.

He has an alternate Wrecker sigil........kick @ss!

Good thing I waited for this instead of the FP version. Maybe that fig's price will start dropping like a hot potato lol!

In a scale of 1 to 5...........he gets a 4."
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587785)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:42pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:His rocket launcher has some issues......it keeps on launching prematurely


That's what she said! Thank you, I'll be here all week!
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587792)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:52pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:His rocket launcher has some issues......it keeps on launching prematurely


That's what she said! Thank you, I'll be here all week!
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587796)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 4th, 2014 @ 12:19am CDT
:lol:

I'm surprised too that Hasbro incorporated an eye poking accessory. What would the parents say 8-}
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1587988)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 4th, 2014 @ 10:43pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote::lol:

I'm surprised too that Hasbro incorporated an eye poking accessory. What would the parents say 8-}


If the kids haven't killed themselves with the flip changers or those punching battlers, we're good.
Re: Video Review of Generations Voyager Roadbuster (1588147)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 5th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CDT
I do like him, and glad I decided to not get the FP version if only because of cost.
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