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Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift

Transformers News: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift

Monday, June 16th, 2014 2:14PM CDT

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Via Seibertron.com user chuckdawg1999, we have a nice, in-depth video review of the upcoming "Flip and Change" Drift! Drift transforms in the same manner as the previous entry to the Flip and Change series, Lockdown. View the video review below!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While not as fun as One Step Drift the Flip and Change version of the new Samurai warrior has its own unique charm that young, but not too young fans would enjoy. Just be careful not to smack yourself in the face with it!

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1582765)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 16th, 2014 @ 2:51pm CDT
Y'know, I would actually call these pretty decent figures if the legs could bend properly.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1582799)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 16th, 2014 @ 4:31pm CDT
I notice with these gimmick toys the parts of the figure not effected by the gimmick move quite well. The arms on these flip changers are quite nice.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1582813)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 16th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
The Flip and Change Lockdown would work really well with Leader Class Optimus (in robot mode, that is), if his legs could just move.
Plus, none of the simplified figures have weapons.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1582840)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 16th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:The Flip and Change Lockdown would work really well with Leader Class Optimus (in robot mode, that is), if his legs could just move.
Plus, none of the simplified figures have weapons.


Interestingly enough Prime comes with a sword, maybe because it's Prime?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1582843)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 16th, 2014 @ 6:34pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:The Flip and Change Lockdown would work really well with Leader Class Optimus (in robot mode, that is), if his legs could just move.
Plus, none of the simplified figures have weapons.


Interestingly enough Prime comes with a sword, maybe because it's Prime?

I think it's because he's more hollowed out than the other figures, due to his gimmick, so the extra plastic in his sword doesn't affect the cost.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583184)
Posted by Primeultimus on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CDT
Lockdown Deluxe Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Official Pictures

From Transformers Colombia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/17611371999/



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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583185)
Posted by Va'al on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
Courtesy of the Transformers Colombia Facebook fan page, we finally get a decent look at the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Class Lockdown toy, in its official Lamborghini Aventador stock photo and in- and out of package robot mode - check them out below!

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583187)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
"My name is Lockdown, and I will".....have a terrible looking toy. Ow. Sorry, Mr. Major Villain.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583188)
Posted by william-james88 on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
It's too bad for the backpack becuse he actually looks much better than I expected for the most part. I like his torso, it is very remeniscent of the cg model and I like it's contrast with his smaller waist. But its too bad that this contrast is lessened with the large amount of back kibble that makes him look wider than he is. And that gun definately straps to his head
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583189)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
Something about him looks... off. Maybe it's the amount of kibble that is visible?

Though now it's pretty definite that his weapon is meant to fit over his noggin.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583190)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:54pm CDT
Evidently, Lockdown likes to keep the windows rolled down. :lol:

I guess he looks OK. It's impossible for me not to compare him to RotF Lockdown, and as unfair as that is AoE Lockdown just doesn't seem impressive in comparison.
Is that clear plastic being used in his joints? That doesn't seem wise...


Also, I wonder how well he can balance with the gun plugged onto his head. His feet are really tiny.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583191)
Posted by It Is Him on June 17th, 2014 @ 4:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Though now it's pretty definite that his weapon is meant to fit over his noggin.


Im greatful for this. Finally a chance to shoot autobots in the face using someone's face.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583197)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
I wonder if this guy will scale well with Leader Class Optimus? Because the only one so far who seems to fit with him in robot mode is the Flip and Change version, and that's an unposable brick.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583198)
Posted by User897 on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:11pm CDT
Too bad he didn't get the Leader Class treatment. Pass.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583199)
Posted by Va'al on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:11pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Though now it's pretty definite that his weapon is meant to fit over his noggin.


Im greatful for this. Finally a chance to shoot autobots in the face using someone's face.


Him and Optimus can have a great exchange:

O - "Give me your face!"

L - "Sure." *hands gun*

O - "No, your actual face!"

L - "I just did."

O - "That's a gun."

L - "Transformers, changing things into things.. that's my face."

O - "..."

L - *smiles up from OP's hands*


Noideaforaname wrote:It's impossible for me not to compare him to RotF Lockdown, and as unfair as that is AoE Lockdown just doesn't seem impressive in comparison.


No comparison, really. RotF Lockdown is amazing.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583200)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Optimus Prime can take Lockdown's face (which presumably uses a 5mm peg) and use it as a gun? THIS IS AMAZING.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583201)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:16pm CDT
Great, the main villain is a GoBot.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583203)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CDT
Cyclonus43 wrote:Great, the main villain is a GoBot.

...How is he a Gobot?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583206)
Posted by TimothyR on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
i really wish they had used the silver they used for the rotf deluxe sideways variant on lockdowns vehicle mode rather than this weird pearly looking brownish color.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583207)
Posted by VioMeTriX on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
boy did Hasbro get downgraded technology to give us transformers worse than in the 80's???
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583208)
Posted by dragons on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:

Also, I wonder how well he can balance with the gun plugged onto his head. His feet are really tiny.



barricade was worse with his tiny feet as deluxe nice figure but not for me
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583212)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:32pm CDT
Instead of splitting this newsie up in parts, we've decided to make a round-up of these official images! All images courtesy of the ever-infamous Transformers Columbia Facebook page, we have official images of an Age of Extinction One Step Changers Giftset, Hero Mashers Soundwave and Slug, the Titan Bumblebee figurine, and package variants of Power Battlers Optimus Prime!

To start off, here are the images of the One Step Changers giftset, comprised of Lockdown, Drift, Slug, Grimlock, with Silver Knight Optimus Prime being included as an exclusive bonus.

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Next up on the agenda is the Titan Bumblebee figure, which is based on his 2014 Camaro design and comes equipped with a plain black weapon.

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Also revealed are Hero Masher figures of Soundwave and Slag Slug, who takes after Grimlock and is based on his dinosaur alternate form.

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And to wrap things up, we have some official images of package variants of Power Battlers Optimus Prime.

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583213)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:41pm CDT
I find it funny that the Power Battlers Optimus has a more cohesive robot mode than the $40 Leader version.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583214)
Posted by Shockwave7 on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:41pm CDT
My first thoughts on seeing Lockdown's 'face' - what's with the puffy lips? Is the VA a black guy, and they're thinking, 'Well, guess we'd better make his face LOOK like a black guy after what we did to Jazz....'
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583215)
Posted by Rated X on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
Talk about ugly. Is lockdown in the same wave that dinobot snarl is in ? Thats what im waiting for...
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583216)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Talk about ugly. Is lockdown in the same wave that dinobot snarl is in ? Thats what im waiting for...


According to other sources, Lockdown will be with the 2014 Camaro Bumblebee and "Hot Shot", who is speculated as being Shane's rally car.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583218)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2014 @ 5:57pm CDT
Why so much hate on Lockdown? This is one sexy, sexy guy! I'll cough up the 20$ when I'll see him in store for sure.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583219)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:My first thoughts on seeing Lockdown's 'face' - what's with the puffy lips? Is the VA a black guy, and they're thinking, 'Well, guess we'd better make his face LOOK like a black guy after what we did to Jazz....'


Shockwave7--I may be reading your context wrong, and if that's so, my apologies. But this comment reads in such a way that there is a definite undertone of racism, and we really don't want to get down that road. So let's keep the topic of Lockdown's appearance to just that, and avoid speculations that are racially offensive in tone.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583223)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
that one step slag actually looks pretty good, its the only one with a good alt & robot mode. If the prices stay down & he gets released on his own i might get one. As for deluxe lockdown i dont know why but for some reason i like him, its no where near lockdown to me but as a figure looks pretty good. Coloring doesnt look dull & the car parts look like they integrate well into the robot mode. I will wait til i seem more cause if most of the car is just slapped on the back then ill probably pass, if the bits fold up into a nice size back pack then ill probably pick one up and use him as lockdowns rival. Since the head looks like a gobot maybe ill steal one of their names & give it to him.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583226)
Posted by Autobot tap out on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:boy did Hasbro get downgraded technology to give us transformers worse than in the 80's???


I am being completely honest and think that UT and Prime had some good designs while thinking prime should had a season 4 unless you count the 2015 series as season 4 :???: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583227)
Posted by TimothyR on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote: its no where near lockdown to me


what does that even mean?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583230)
Posted by craggy on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
when Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583231)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote: its no where near lockdown to me


what does that even mean?


Translation: Baawww, it's not Animated.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583235)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:43pm CDT
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
Shockwave7 wrote:My first thoughts on seeing Lockdown's 'face' - what's with the puffy lips? Is the VA a black guy, and they're thinking, 'Well, guess we'd better make his face LOOK like a black guy after what we did to Jazz....'


Shockwave7--I may be reading your context wrong, and if that's so, my apologies. But this comment reads in such a way that there is a definite undertone of racism, and we really don't want to get down that road. So let's keep the topic of Lockdown's appearance to just that, and avoid speculations that are racially offensive in tone.


Yeah I'll be honest, I don't see minstrel show, I actually see Transformer vladimir putin, the Sagging mammaries formed from carparts, the "Hairline" formed by the the helmet pulled back, the no nonsense characterization, i'm just making things up for the fun of it now Image
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583236)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
craggy wrote:when Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.


This. A majority of Age of Extinction (nay, a majority of decisions the new team's making, i.e oddly colored Sunstorm) toys in a nutshell.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583238)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
damn. its horribly mis transformed.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583239)
Posted by Kapiko Customs on June 17th, 2014 @ 7:02pm CDT
Remember when even the deluxe class rocked? Well Now it sucks big time!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583241)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
Kapiko Customs wrote:Remember when even the deluxe class rocked? Well Now it sucks big time!


No it don't. Far from it. The dinobots alone are amazing. The cars are very great too! There's lots of paints aps, the figures dont feel as cheap as the early Generations FOC deluxes, and they even are getting bigger!

I just don't understand what the hell you guys are whining about. The fawk do you want? Tiny MPs for 9$?!

Good grief. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583244)
Posted by slugfest200x on June 17th, 2014 @ 7:18pm CDT
like how they made one of soundwaves blasters look reminiscent of buzzsaw
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583252)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 17th, 2014 @ 8:06pm CDT
craggy wrote:when Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.


Let's be fair, the Hero Mashers don't have to transform, so they can basically look however they dang well please. Decent sculpts, I guess, but not my thing. I might pick up the Bulkhead one, but other than that, nah.

Lockdown seems... Adequate, I guess? There' nothing there that really seems any worse than the average movie toy, but at the same time, there's nothing that really captures my interest, either. It's a fairly standard moviebot design.

I do kinda like the looks of that one-step Slug. I'll probably go for it once it's released on its own, but I'm not particularly interested in any of the others in that set (except Grimlock, who I have already).

Power Battler Optimus has four arms. Weird.

...And does ANYONE actually want those Titan Hero/Titan Guardian figures? I mean, if they're going to be making non-transforming Transformers toys, they can at least put some effort into it. The Robot Replicas figures from the first two movie toylines are a case in point, as is the Power Bots Bumblebee from the Animated toyline.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583255)
Posted by ILL-Star on June 17th, 2014 @ 8:14pm CDT
Looks good to me. I don't feel it's right to compare the AOE figures to the first trilogy figures. Those had plenty enough screen accurate kibble to work with. In my opinion, this Lockdown does a good job of storing any kibble. Especially when his character model is one of the most human looking among the new designs that show hardly any vehicle mode parts at all. Unfortunately, It looks as if this may be the first Lockdown to not include his hook hand. Or at least I don't see it.

Looks good. Has gun face. He's a Lambo. And I can probably get him for $10. I'm happy. :D
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583257)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 17th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CDT
I'm not comparing the AOE figures to the ones from the first three movies. I guess all I'm really trying to say is that to me, that Lockdown looks a tad, well, generic.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583264)
Posted by Kapiko Customs on June 17th, 2014 @ 8:39pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Kapiko Customs wrote:Remember when even the deluxe class rocked? Well Now it sucks big time!


No it don't. Far from it. The dinobots alone are amazing. The cars are very great too! There's lots of paints aps, the figures dont feel as cheap as the early Generations FOC deluxes, and they even are getting bigger!

I just don't understand what the hell you guys are whining about. The fawk do you want? Tiny MPs for 9$?!

Good grief. :BANG_HEAD:

Well some people like it more detailed and complex and some easy and cheap! I don't know which cars you're referring as "great" with lots of paint apps.I haven't seen those anywhere! And all recently released AoE toys are very cheap looking compare to the first two movie figures.Starting with scout all the way to leader class!
Just my opinion!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583267)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2014 @ 9:07pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583270)
Posted by megatronus on June 17th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CDT
See, the Japanese Movie Advanced line makes Lockdown look really nice! I'm sure folks will like the Hasbro version once we get him in-hand, and have the chance to transform him properly.



I don't understand folks who make blanket statements like "these AOE toys look cheap and don't even compare to the first Movie Trilogy" - that's willfully ignoring a lot of missteps throughout the 7 years of movie toys we've gotten. DOTM was as bad as ROTF/HFTD was great. For every Battle Blade Bumblebee, you're going to have a handful of Rampages.

Given Hasbro's goal of simplifying the toys to make parents & kids less frustrated, and what we thought that would mean for us, I have to give Hasbro a lot of credit for not leaving collectors in the dust. So far, the dinobots have exceeded my expectations, the voyagers have generally bene very, very well done, and the Leaders to be, though smaller, very nice overall.

None of the figures are perfect by any means, but I am very excited for Deluxe & Voyager Drift, and Lockdown, too. I just hope I'm as impressed with the movie, but that might be a longer shot. :P
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583278)
Posted by DEANO85 on June 17th, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
If only we got more human alliance sized toys from the new movie. Need more cars the size of the alternators
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583293)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2014 @ 11:49pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I don't understand folks who make blanket statements like "these AOE toys look cheap and don't even compare to the first Movie Trilogy" - that's willfully ignoring a lot of missteps throughout the 7 years of movie toys we've gotten. DOTM was as bad as ROTF/HFTD was great. For every Battle Blade Bumblebee, you're going to have a handful of Rampages.


The voice of reason!
I'm just tired of the one who scream FIRE when they smell toasts baking.

DEANO85 wrote:If only we got more human alliance sized toys from the new movie. Need more cars the size of the alternators


This. I'd also really like some proper new Cyberverses but the AoE line is trying something new with all those instant-change lines. Whatcha gonna do...

So far, the only thing I truly hate are those "dollar store" action figures that are mainly unpainted, unposable bricks. WHO BUY THAT?! Those horrible hunk of plastics sell for a premium too!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583297)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:
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Ha ha, Takara failed big time. Seriously, all that black. Why? Hasbro wins for making Lockdown look like his on-screen counterpart.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583303)
Posted by OmegaPrime273 on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:49am CDT
:CON: Tbh I was a bit worried how his toy was gonna come out, I'm diggin' it the more I look at it. :CON: I'm hoping....hoping they make a voyager Lockdown..since he's TF4s main baddy, and I'd like a slide on/off mask, face cannon and his battle blade :CON: ....or even a Leader class Lockdown???? I'll definitely get all 3, voyager first but yknow :CON:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Drift (1583304)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:49am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
Cyclonus43 wrote:Great, the main villain is a GoBot.

...How is he a Gobot?


Extremely generic and boring looking.

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