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Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs

Transformers News: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 4:56PM CDT

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Continuing the slew of video reviews from the first wave of Transformers: Age of Extinction toys, Seibertron.com user Fires_of_Inferno has alerted us to another one on YouTube. Check out below a new deluxe Autobot character, the seemingly trigger-happy Crosshairs, and his green 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 alt mode, courtesy of reviewer allanmonster111.

Credit(s): allanmonster111
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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563689)
Posted by dragons on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
did you movie in , buy new stove I see plastic on it first thing I noticed like location of video first review that is in kitchen I saw thanks for sharing
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563694)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Thanks for the review! I am still on the fence about a lot of these guys so far to be honest.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563704)
Posted by sdn1337 on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CDT
I'm looking foward to this figure and good review! Shoutout to the #DecepticonClique :CON:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563712)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CDT
not sure about crosshairs. the vehicle mode is fine, nowt special, it's a car. bot mode might be ok. will wait for a clearer review, but I like that he has gun options.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563715)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:50pm CDT
Thanks so much for posting the review. I had no idea this guy was a shell former. I thought just the paint scheme on this guy was bad, but that back kibble/inability of roof/hood to fold in on itself is unforgivable in this day and age of figure design. I might pick up the Dinobots, but if I do it in haste like I did with Bruticus then all will end up at Gooodwill around Christmas time. The hobby has become too expensive and distribution in my area (Central Illinois) gets worse every year.

Just how bad is the distribution?...this bad!!

1) The only consistent figures coming in are TRU exclusives. The newer Generations figs are non-existent.

2) I went into a local Kmart yesterday and there was no Transformer section anymore...Star Wars and Captain America crap had taken over the peg space.

3) Target remains full of Beast Hunters Crap and old Generations Voyagers.

4) Walmarts here are also a joke as the only thing on the shelves at Walmart are Construct Bots and maybe a Blaster/Springer/Blitzwing located half way down the aisle laying on some other crap toys.

5) There are few if any items on clearance right now other than at TRU.

6) All stores in my area have raised their prices with no new product in site to justify the price increase. Nothing is shipping...so why the price increase?

7) I hate to say this...but I have had better luck getting stuff from Hasbrotoyshop.com than anywhere else when it comes to anything outside Masterpiece.


~Reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563721)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 8th, 2014 @ 6:18pm CDT
Now that I see this new Crosshairs toy, it's ridiculous. :SICK: It has bad weapon storage, and his design is on one side of the car instead of the other (I'm surprised that the One-Step Changers had this right). Why is this toy made this way? Carelessness on an awesome looking character is not what we Transformers fans don't want on a toy. :BANG_HEAD: Intolerable...unacceptable...inappropriate...and objectionable are the words that I can describe this toy. I rather get a K.O. toy than the official toy.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563728)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 8th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
Ughhhh why does he and Bumblebee's bot modes look so poop D: I know they want to make them easier for kids to transform but doesn't mean they had to make them look so...... unofficial.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563746)
Posted by skidflap on April 8th, 2014 @ 7:44pm CDT
To everyone that is complaining about crosshairs, the kibble is meant to be like that. He is designed to have a trenchcoat and the hood and headlights hanging off his back is designed to mimic that look. :michaelbay:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563761)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 8th, 2014 @ 8:43pm CDT
skidflap wrote:To everyone that is complaining about crosshairs, the kibble is meant to be like that. He is designed to have a trenchcoat and the hood and headlights hanging off his back is designed to mimic that look. :michaelbay:

I don't think that the kibble is what everybody is talking about (we all know about the trenchcoat). I think the vehicle mode and the weapon storage is just weird. I'll probably get him anyway. I like toys.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563771)
Posted by GoodEnoughPictures on April 8th, 2014 @ 10:03pm CDT
Am i the only one whose noticed that the vehicle mode is completely missing the decal on one side? Step your game up Hasbro, this is ridiculous. If I'm going to be paying $15 for deludes, they better be freaking painted
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563774)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 8th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
Great review of his kitchen.. They Toy is not in focus once in his vid... =/
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563817)
Posted by EunuchRon on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:08am CDT
I'm kinda diggin' these guys. I wasn't so sure from the pix... pix only say so much, but this Vran... Varn... Vern... well, the dude in the video put some sweet focus on how these dinos work. Only problem I got is figurin' out what I'm gonna do without shelf space. I'm maxed out. Man... never thought I'd have that problem. :-?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563820)
Posted by optibotimus on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:26am CDT
craggy wrote:ads n stuff probably. a fraction of a penny every click adds up if you get enough viewers


Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
optibotimus wrote:
Ah, see now THAT I did not know! Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Wait, how in the hell are you making money off youtube videos? Does Hasbro pay you to review their figures?


That's an over simplified version. Yes...it's because of the ads. It is a lot more detailed than just a "fraction of a penny" however for some of us. That might work for someone with not a lot of views, but someone that gets a substantial viewership, it's a much higher CPM (cost per thousand views). It works very similar to how TV ads are. The more views you get on something, the higher an advertiser will pay to have their ads placed on your videos. Which in turn, results in higher payouts. But that isn't the only thing that you get paid from. You also get a much higher pay out if someone clicks on those ads.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563840)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 5:58am CDT
Good news everyone! There's now an alternative to this blurry, out of focus, and all to brief review! Better angles, more detail, and size comparisons all included! And I know how EVERYONE here loves...

VANGELUS! \o/

Really though, he gives a better look at Crosshairs. Just watch it on mute or something if you don't like the guy.

Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563881)
Posted by Va'al on April 9th, 2014 @ 8:43am CDT
Yet another Transformers: Age of Extinction figure review! After yesterday's video on Deluxe Crosshairs, YouTube user allanmonster111 has sent us a link to his next one: Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee, with its Classic Camaro alt mode - check out the embedded video below.

Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563896)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
Thanks for the review. I love the car mode but not the bot at all. Why in the world could Hasbro not figure out a way to lock in the mid section of the figure and or not give him ridiculous feet as in years past. This really reminds me of earlier Bumblebees with the auto morph legs coming pretty much standard anymore. The weapon is also a complete joke. I like the matte finish black paint over the yellow, but just like the reviewer said the paint will likely rub off with multiple transformations. This is a mighty pass for me. I would love to see and ultimate Bumblebee in this mold with better attention to detail...that I would consider buying to put along side my other ultimate Bumblebee.

~Reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563904)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
I actually quite like the look of Crosshairs. The idea of a robot in a trenchcoat is gloriously silly, and I think he pulls it off fairly well for a figure made on a relatively small budget. The car mode is perfectly adequate (I'm fond of the asymmetrical pattern) and the robot mode is actually fairly decent, lack of paint aside (which is easily fixable). My biggest gripe is that those rubber tabs look like they could tear off easily. Still, I applaud them for trying something so different, and aside from a few quibbles with the trenchcoat (and let's be honest, the fact they even tried a robo trenchcoat forgives that) the robot mode is pretty cool too.

Of course, I don't segregate my TFs into separate collections, following the Insecticomics approach to canon (completely ignoring it) so he'll make an excellent detective bot to hang out with my other Autobots.

Also, I can forsee a lot of fun with those 5mm weapons. Especially those pistols.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563906)
Posted by ConBotFormer on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563909)
Posted by Mykltron on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
Great view of this guy's kitchen. The focus on the tiles was perfect. Shame about that green blurry blob getting in the way all the time.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563912)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Actually now that I see Bumblebee in video form he's not so bad. I just wish he woulda focused his camera more in both his reviews. Also his walls seem to be melting every so often!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563914)
Posted by Mykltron on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
ConBotFormer wrote:Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...


Good point.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563979)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
Vange1us's review shows that his torso can actually lock into place:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1563980)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
ConBotFormer wrote:Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...


Good point.


Vangelus has Crosshairs standing with the DOTM Wreckers.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564020)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 9th, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
I have to say I have some serious problems with some of the aspects of his bot mode. They would be deal-breakers normally but since I'm buying this for it's alt mode only and it will likely see robot mode 3 times in its lifetime, Hasbro is lucking out and actually getting enough out of me for 1 figure from their movie line.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564026)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I have to say I have some serious problems with some of the aspects of his bot mode. They would be deal-breakers normally but since I'm buying this for it's alt mode only and it will likely see robot mode 3 times in its lifetime, Hasbro is lucking out and actually getting enough out of me for 1 figure from their movie line.


Why not just buy a model of the vehicle then?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564049)
Posted by Rated X on April 9th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564058)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564079)
Posted by toyskingstudio on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
:sad: :sad: I cant even look at it from the back
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564081)
Posted by Captain on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:27pm CDT
Looks like the only one I like is Scorn. I think his robot and dino mode is the best of wave 1. :-?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564176)
Posted by Nerv103 on April 10th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Happy to say I do not have a Bumblebee in my collection (although my kids do have one each). I will not be adding this one either althought the paint job does look ok. I will wait and see if we get a US release of Masterpiece Bumblebee. :CON:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564291)
Posted by TimothyR on April 10th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
Captain wrote:Looks like the only one I like is Scorn. I think his robot and dino mode is the best of wave 1. :-?


it's too bad they decided to take a rainbow colored dump on the dinobots. but.. i guess i could always get rid of the purple.. it's just a shame to think of all the painting i'm going to have to do to this line.

Nerv103 wrote:Happy to say I do not have a Bumblebee in my collection


why?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564316)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 10th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.


And Starscream :(

Wait he's killing those three off?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564393)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:27am CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.


And Starscream :(

Wait he's killing those three off?


We have no confirmation of robot deaths, yet. We see Ratchet get fired upon and injured in the trailer, but that doesn't mean he dies.

Leadfoot (the filming vehicle) was seen on set twice, and being carted off on a trailer.

While Sideswipe isn't seen, it doesn't mean anything for sure at this point. We'll know more in June.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564549)
Posted by craggy on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CDT
the Bumblebee mold looks pretty cool. stick a new head on it, and a different colourscheme (I'd be okay with the black, but maybe with a red or a blue?) and I'd consider getting it.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1564553)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 11th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
craggy wrote:the Bumblebee mold looks pretty cool. stick a new head on it, and a different colourscheme (I'd be okay with the black, but maybe with a red or a blue?) and I'd consider getting it.


Keep the black, paint or dye the yellow red, put a new head on him and BOOM, you got Cliffjumper!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs (1566745)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 20th, 2014 @ 12:44am CDT
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Doesn't look accurate
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I will wait for Takara's revision
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