Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing

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Friday, April 19th, 2013 3:11PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member baltmatrix has posted a video review of the highly anticipated Transformers Generations Voyager Class Triplechanger Blitzwing. Check out his review embedded below.

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480342)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 19th, 2013 @ 3:38pm CDT
Well...doesn't that suck? :-(

I still don't get why he simply doesn't have an intact turret on his back like the original did so those arms could go into filling in the gaps in the other modes. It seems like the designers just don't care about filling in the hollow chunks anymore.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480343)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on April 19th, 2013 @ 3:41pm CDT
I can see why they don't make that many triple changers any more. Transformation is a finicky mess.

I'm still getting him regardless since Lugnut needs his pal.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480347)
Posted by WasPWNator on April 19th, 2013 @ 3:46pm CDT
I want this figure so badly it makes me feel ill.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480350)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT


Way to dash all our hopes and dreams, Hasbro. :-(

I'll still pick him up, only for the sake of Springer having a nemesis (outside of Octane and Astrotrain) and adding another tank to the collection.

I hope and pray to God they get their shit together and fix all those problems.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480351)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 19th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
One Word- Devastated :sad:

I removed my BBTS preorder and will not be searching for this figure. I'm really saddened by Hasbro's total lack of quality control and execution of this figure. I can only imagine that Springer will me much worse. A rubber nose cone and misaligned parts all around?...are you kidding me!! :-x Sorry BBTS...maybe I'll save that money for Metroplex. :BOT:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480353)
Posted by omega666 on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:05pm CDT
Haha! Looks fine as long as you don't ope it out of the box, pick it up, touch, transform it, play with it...
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480354)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:08pm CDT
Hmm. Well, that's discouraging. But I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, so...

In the immortal worlds of one Mr. Kool-Aid Man: "OHHH YEEEAAAAH!"
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480355)
Posted by Mkall on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:10pm CDT
Makes me wonder if the Takara Version will fix some of the problems he mentioned when it comes to plastic quality.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480358)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:I can only imagine that Springer will me much worse.


Whoa now, let's not jump to conclusions/jinx us... :-s


Hopefully Springer will be the silver linings in the proverbial cloud. Hopefully.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480361)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:26pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
In the immortal worlds of one Mr. Kool-Aid Man: "OHHH YEEEAAAAH!"


Oddly relevant, considering the situation:

Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480364)
Posted by Rated X on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CDT
uh oh...

The perfection police are out in full force today. :lol: What do you want for 22 bucks ? I cant really watch the video since Im at work. But looking at a few clips, it seems you are getting your moneys worth.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480366)
Posted by baltmatrix on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:42pm CDT
I can confirm that Springer is a MUCH better figure. That video review is uploading as I type this and will go live a little later this evening.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480367)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Rated X wrote:uh oh...

The perfection police are out in full force today. :lol: What do you want for 22 bucks ? I cant really watch the video since Im at work. But looking at a few clips, it seems you are getting your moneys worth.


Not just the clips at the shoulders. "Tabs" in jet mode do not tab in like they are supposed to, the nosecone is apparently a bitch to transform into either vehicle mode, uneven tank treads, he can barely hold his gun, and possibly more.

But he stands pretty well, and he has RhA's originally-named "dongsword" that he has no trouble wielding, so there's a couple of positives...

baltmatrix wrote:I can confirm that Springer is a MUCH better figure. That video review is uploading as I type this and will go live a little later this evening.


See? Silver lining in the clouds.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480371)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 19th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CDT
Ha ha ha ha. He's FREAKING OUT because those tabs won't lock in. :lol:

Personally, I'm thinking that's a woulda-been-nice-if-they-tabbed-in. While not perfect, I think all three modes are looking fantastic. Thinking with the new info it would be getting an 8/10 instead of a 10. :-?

I appreciate the honest review though. I'll make sure not to be drinking too much coffee when I tackle ole Blitzwing. >:oP
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480373)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Makes me wonder if the Takara Version will fix some of the problems he mentioned when it comes to plastic quality.


Sorry to say but they usually don't. Once the mold is set and the plastics are chosen that's it. All we can hope for is that it'll look better.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480374)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
I wonder if there's any sort of sanding or filing that could remedy the issues with the nose cone. Hmmmmmmmm. :-?

Either way, this will look great on the shelf.

I also have a pretty snazzy idea for a custom out of this guy. Makes me wonder if they have any repaints in store with a new head, etc. Overcharge anyone? Shattered Glass?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480376)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:
I also have a pretty snazzy idea for a custom out of this guy. Makes me wonder if they have any repaints in store with a new head, etc. Overcharge anyone? Shattered Glass?


Overcharge, yes.

Shattered Glass? Possibly, but not for straight-up retail. Try BotCon exclusive.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480377)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CDT
Wow, so much pessimism and negativity based on one review. :roll:

Personally, I will break out the Xacto knife when I get mine to fix those mishapen pegs, and use my usual methods to stiffen any other loose or tight joints, pegs, etc.

I am still very excited for this guy!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480378)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CDT
Yeah, I was just curious for interest regarding repaints. I know any SG version would be for the club or Botcon.

Has SG Blitzwing ever appeared anywhere in fiction?

Glad to hear Springer is better!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing (1480380)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I was just curious for interest regarding repaints. I know any SG version would be for the club or Botcon.

Has SG Blitzwing ever appeared anywhere in fiction?

Glad to hear Springer is better!


http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Blitzwing_%28SG%29

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