Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 2:01PM CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user Fires_Of_Inferno we get to look at a new Baltmatrix video review, and this time, it's Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager class Galvatron! This appears to be, for now, a new take on the characters, whose alt-mode is a flat-nosed silver Freightliner Argosy - check it out below.

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Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573597)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:11pm CDT
Galvatron's alt mode is sweet. Shame that he's just a shellformer. :( When you look at the bot mode (from the front), there are no elements of the alt mode visible.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573598)
Posted by RAcast on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Galvatron's alt mode is sweet. Shame that he's just a shellformer. :( When you look at the bot mode (from the front), there are no elements of the alt mode visible.

That seems to be the 'thing' with this line. No altmode parts visible in the robot mode.

It's awful.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573604)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:31pm CDT
LOL i just realized grimlock has dog ears, grimlock good little puppy. But anyway who decides where the chrome goes on these guys? the shoulders on prime look stupid & the hands are just a very bad idea cause its going to flake off from the gun being inserted repeatedly. The chrome does make these look better but still doesnt justify the price, id still rather just wait for a clearance to pick up prime & paint him my self. Thats if these ever show in my area, stopped by a few stores today to kill time & look for a charger for my phone & no one had any AoE stuff not eve a place for them. The walmarts are the only stores that have anything but its only leaders & the quick change guys. It pisses me off that the store still dont stock things cause it means ill never see any generations but im also glad cause hasbro wont be making any money in this area. Also didnt find the charger i need either
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573605)
Posted by william-james88 on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:35pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Galvatron's alt mode is sweet. Shame that he's just a shellformer. :( When you look at the bot mode (from the front), there are no elements of the alt mode visible.

That seems to be the 'thing' with this line. No altmode parts visible in the robot mode.

It's awful.


So I am the only one who notices his giant alt mode backpack? And I have seen shots of the figure from the front and those alt mode panels are very visible.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573606)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RAcast wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Galvatron's alt mode is sweet. Shame that he's just a shellformer. :( When you look at the bot mode (from the front), there are no elements of the alt mode visible.

That seems to be the 'thing' with this line. No altmode parts visible in the robot mode.

It's awful.


So I am the only one who notices his giant alt mode backpack? And I have seen shots of the figure from the front and those alt mode panels are very visible.
They mean in the robot mode's design are there no vehicle parts visible. Little-to-nothing from the truck actually integrates into his body in robot mode, resulting in the outlandish backpack of truck kibble. The backpack isn't part of his robot mode body design, hence all the talk of the truck parts not being part of his robot mode body.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573607)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:41pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:LOL i just realized grimlock has dog ears, grimlock good little puppy.


I just noticed that myself for the first time and they just don't look right! 8-}

That Galvatron is just hot garbage in bot mode. :SICK: I hope Takara can salvage this hot mess and give more impressive paint apps or a G1 version. The alt-mode I think is far more impressive and though it is a shell-former kinda it all seems to collapse quite nicely IMO. :VEHI:
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573608)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:42pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:LOL i just realized grimlock has dog ears, grimlock good little puppy.


I just noticed that myself for the first time and they just don't look right! 8-}
Devil horns, not ears.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573609)
Posted by ILL-Star on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
That backpack really is nothing to fuss about. I'd rather have all the kibble on the back allowing the robot to be as screen accurate as possible over having it anywhere else. Galvatron appears to have a pretty well executed design. The only thing I'm a little bothered with is where the knees bend. Other than that though, I'm really looking forward to him. However, I may wait till Botcon reveals to see if there is a more attractive deco being released. I can see this figure having several different versions down the line or being packed with something good.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573610)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Galvatron's alt mode is sweet. Shame that he's just a shellformer. :( When you look at the bot mode (from the front), there are no elements of the alt mode visible.

That seems to be the 'thing' with this line. No altmode parts visible in the robot mode.

It's awful.


That doesn't seem to be the "thing" with Evasion Mode OP, or Crosshairs, or Drift, or BB, or Hound, or any of the Dinobots. It's really just Galvatron and the Leader-class OPs.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573611)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 13th, 2014 @ 2:58pm CDT
Yes, this is a shellformer, but it's like the best shellformer ever. And the complaints about no kibble? really?

The robot mode seems a little action figurey but then again, isn't that the point?

I don't see any reason why this can't be considered a decent toy.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573615)
Posted by STngAR on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Wow, simplifying these toys is really killing them for me

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573616)
Posted by Diem on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Yes, this is a shellformer, but it's like the best shellformer ever. And the complaints about no kibble? really?

The robot mode seems a little action figurey but then again, isn't that the point?

I don't see any reason why this can't be considered a decent toy.


I can't speak for anyone else but the big concern for me is how little each mode actually transforms into the other. What we have is not quite an action figure, not quite a Transformer, and not quite the sum of its parts.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573617)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
Prime RID Deluxe Vehicon is a fine example of how a figure can have a coherent robot mode design with little-to-no traces of altmode elements or kibble in it anywhere and still transform excellently into a just as coherent altmode design.

Leader OP and Voyager Galvatron? No so much.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573620)
Posted by SentinelA on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CDT
Going for this Optimus Prime over the Evasion Mode one.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573622)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
Ratchet joints! :D
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573624)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
That chrome looks really nice. Shame about the dull grey on the things and stuff, but nothing a bit of paint won't fix.

Also, for all this talk about how Hasbro needs to "aim for collectors" if you're having that much trouble with the chrome flaking you're obviously being much too rough with it.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573627)
Posted by Dr Va'al on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
After the Voyager Galvatron review, here's a very quick look at the other Voyager figure from the Transformers: Age of Extinction first wave, courtesy of YouTube reviewer Peaugh's Twitter feed: Autobot Hound! Check out the robot mode in the images below, and the actually amazingly combining and storing weapons.









Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573630)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
Wish he was fatter.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573633)
Posted by Siger on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Might as well buy Hound only for all those cool weapons. The arms are horrible looking. Something like Stretch Armstrong and an accordion had a baby Hound. :roll:
Re: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Galvatron (1573634)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Oh mygod Hound looks absolutely boss. I need this guy.

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