Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug

Transformers News: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug

Monday, April 7th, 2014 4:03AM CDT

Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 33,872

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Fellow Seibertron.com members Fires_of_Inferno and mooncake623 have kept their eyes peeled on Vangelus' YouTube channel, as two more reviews have been uploaded: Transformers Age of Extinction Dinobots Scorn and Slug. Scorn is a red Spinosaurus in dino mode, while Slug is a big purple Triceratops, and both feature fairly knightly looks in robot mode! Check out the embedded reviews below.



Credit(s): Vangelus
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563276)
Posted by Drift082111 on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:45am CDT
Def picking up Scorn
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563279)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:48am CDT
I started watching the review for Scorn and then I had to stop. I'll wait for Peaugh or Optibotimus to do theirs. If I want silly commentary, I'll ask my seven-year old- at least he's supposed to make these kinds of "jokes".

The thing is, Autobot_032 (sorry if I misspelled your screenname), I watch reviews of figures to find out about....the figures.... so forgive those of us who would rather forgo what we see as reviews more about Vangelus' personality and general goofiness than they are about the toys. Peaugh and Optibotimus can be funny, but their reviews are not all about them, with a toy as an added bonus.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563280)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59am CDT
craggy wrote:yeah, it sucks that he can't be grown up when he's reviewing a toy for 8year olds


.....says the adult who's posted over 4,000 times on a website dedicated to collecting and playing with those same toys...
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563281)
Posted by Va'al on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:03am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
craggy wrote:yeah, it sucks that he can't be grown up when he's reviewing a toy for 8year olds


.....says the adult who's posted over 4,000 times on a website dedicated to collecting and playing with those same toys...



Psst. He's from the UK. It was sarcasm. :D
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563283)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:12am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:I started watching the review for Scorn and then I had to stop. I'll wait for Peaugh or Optibotimus to do theirs. If I want silly commentary, I'll ask my seven-year old- at least he's supposed to make these kinds of "jokes".

The thing is, Autobot_032 (sorry if I misspelled your screenname), I watch reviews of figures to find out about....the figures.... so forgive those of us who would rather forgo what we see as reviews more about Vangelus' personality and general goofiness than they are about the toys. Peaugh and Optibotimus can be funny, but their reviews are not all about them, with a toy as an added bonus.


Way to go. Sucked all the fun out of the room.

And yes, you got my name wrong.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563286)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:36am CDT
the two deluxe dinos? good dinos.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563287)
Posted by Va'al on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:42am CDT
craggy wrote:the two deluxe dinos? good dinos.


Diyessaurs. Image
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563288)
Posted by Caelus on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:56am CDT
I for one am stunned by the idea of watching a video review of a figure clear through from beginning to end, in 1:1 speed, and with the audio on no less. I tried it earlier today, since it seems to be the thing to do. It felt disturbingly... inefficient.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563291)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 7th, 2014 @ 6:15am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:
craggy wrote:yeah, it sucks that he can't be grown up when he's reviewing a toy for 8year olds


.....says the adult who's posted over 4,000 times on a website dedicated to collecting and playing with those same toys...



Psst. He's from the UK. It was sarcasm. :D


The British: the true Kings of Sarcasm and Puns.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563298)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 7th, 2014 @ 8:08am CDT
those Head sculpts are pure win! so very unmovie like.. Might have to get these.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563299)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 7th, 2014 @ 8:09am CDT
I'm more interested in them now. I had a lot of doubts based on the pics we've seen, but these reviews convinced me they're worth a purchase.

And I really like the knight helmets.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563309)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 7th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
I personally like a review with more than 37 pieces of flair thank you very much!!! :grin: I think he did a great job and didn't stumble through transformation or go for long pauses. I dread those videos. I wasn't sold on any figure from this line and would not be eager to pick up the deluxe Dinobots (Grimlock is crap however you slice it or package it in every incarnation) nor Evasion Mode Optimus Prime without them. I'm so glad that people are willing to take the time to review the products like this. Those giving this reviewer grief about his commentary style take a chill pill. Yes he is reviewing a kids toy...not trying to solve the mysteries of the universe or anything like that. Too many people on here have a case of the Mondays 24/7. Peaugh is great...always look at his reviews. Optibotimus only gets on my nerves because he seems to just "LOVE" every aspect of every figure he reviews even when he initially says he doesn't like it.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:

PS-Yes the Office Space references still hold true today...that movie never gets old for me.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563315)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
I'm really liking the Dinobots a lot more than any of the figures with vehicle alt modes. Its almost like a totally different design team worked exclusively on the Dinobots just from how much more aesthetically pleasing they are to look at. I'll probably end up getting both the voyager and leader Grimlock just because I'm a man child and that's what we do.


As for the review: This is probably only the second or third time I've watched his reviews, I don't think he does very many compared to peaugh or optibotimus (I'm probably wrong). I watched the reviews with my girlfriend and she thought he was entertaining, which is rare because she normally doesn't get why I watch someone else play with a figure I'm probably going to get anyways. A nice change of pace from watching the same two people all the time. He has a really nice filming technique, like showing closeups of the figures from a lot of angles. You can tell he puts effort into his videos, not just plopping a toy in front of the camera for 10 minutes then uploading it right away.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563316)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
These things look really great. Can't wait to see Strafe reviewed. :michaelbay:
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563317)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
i am really really impressed so far. i thought the AOE line was gonna be full of crap toys. i could not be so wrong.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563318)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
I like Slug's Dark Souls helmet.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563325)
Posted by mtma on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
My gawd... All the Dinos so far had me impressed and wanting them more and more... Including Grimlock... His dino mode is so beastly and feral and ready to kill someone that I don't really care for his small problems...
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563326)
Posted by mattwhite924 on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:I started watching the review for Scorn and then I had to stop. I'll wait for Peaugh or Optibotimus to do theirs. If I want silly commentary, I'll ask my seven-year old- at least he's supposed to make these kinds of "jokes".

The thing is, Autobot_032 (sorry if I misspelled your screenname), I watch reviews of figures to find out about....the figures.... so forgive those of us who would rather forgo what we see as reviews more about Vangelus' personality and general goofiness than they are about the toys. Peaugh and Optibotimus can be funny, but their reviews are not all about them, with a toy as an added bonus.



Yeah, he's a bit silly, and some of the jokes fall a bit flat, but I enjoy his toy reviews more than most others. His videos feel more like a real review to me, and less like a simple rundown of features and transformation that some other reviews give. You can tell he's passionate about toys and want's to tell you about them, good and bad. I like hearing from someone who has fun with their toys, and who seems to take time to think through the positives and negatives of them rather than just open the box, transform it a couple times, and then point a camera at it.

Though I will say, I do enjoy Peaugh's videos too. Quite a bit different than Vangelus', but I think they complement each other well.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563333)
Posted by Rated X on April 7th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
I enjoy Vangelus reviews solely because of the jokes. Its called having a sense of humor. I wish he would show step by step transformation starting with whatever mode the figure comes packaged in. But since its AOE, ill give him a pass since they are going to be dumbed down for stupid kids who cant tie their own shoe laces. I really would like to see reviews from people who buy their own figures instead of getting them for free. I would feel alot more confident in their opinion if I knew it wasnt tainted with a sales pitch. If its a piece of crap and you wouldnt recommend us wasting our money, just say it on the video. Who cares, its a AOE figure thats going to be warming the shelves at walmart, bbts and tfsource wont be making a whole lot on AOE like they do with 3rd party stuff.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563340)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 7th, 2014 @ 1:45pm CDT
Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563341)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 7th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:


^ This. Thew Adams is hilarious. He really should do reviews much more often.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563357)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:

I agree with pretty much all of this. I used to watch a lot of Optibotimus reviews but his fixed style and yes, actual repetition actually really does sometimes actually kinda get to me sometimes kinda. I've never been a huge fan of Peaugh's reviews, I just don't often find them that entertaining. I do find them informative though and will usually check both those guys and Baltmatrix if I'm interested in getting a bot. Especially if it's a pricey 3rd party item. I've watched a bunch of Vangelus reviews for stuff I've had no interest in at all because he's entertaining, and sure, maybe not as straight "step-by-step" as some others, but he clearly has passion for what he's reviewing and will give honest opinions.

I watch Thew's Reviews because he's the best. Seriously, can we start a kickstarter to fund him reviewing full-time?
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563365)
Posted by Autobot_Benz on April 7th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
I agree with the people who can't stand the goofiness of Vangleus's reviews. When I watch a review I want to see and hear about the product see comparisons and hear if I should pick it up or not. I don't watch reviews for stupid childish humor and lame jokes. Hence why like many have stated I will wait for Optibotimus's professional review. Its the same reason I can't stand Emgo's reviews to much stupid humor.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563367)
Posted by optibotimus on April 7th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
craggy wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:

I agree with pretty much all of this. I used to watch a lot of Optibotimus reviews but his fixed style and yes, actual repetition actually really does sometimes actually kinda get to me sometimes kinda. I've never been a huge fan of Peaugh's reviews, I just don't often find them that entertaining. I do find them informative though and will usually check both those guys and Baltmatrix if I'm interested in getting a bot. Especially if it's a pricey 3rd party item. I've watched a bunch of Vangelus reviews for stuff I've had no interest in at all because he's entertaining, and sure, maybe not as straight "step-by-step" as some others, but he clearly has passion for what he's reviewing and will give honest opinions.

I watch Thew's Reviews because he's the best. Seriously, can we start a kickstarter to fund him reviewing full-time?



The review is what it is to whoever watches it. To some it's good, to others it's not. Your style is successful depending on if it can fit well with your viewers. I'll never apologize for my style. I do repeat things often. I know that, but it's simply just me talking. I don't script things such as Vangelus does. I give him credit for that. But i like talking on camera as if i'm talking to someone in person. That's my style. It's also something i take pride in when someone comes up to me at a convention, talks to me and says that it's cool that i sound just like i do in my videos. I also know that i say several things, like words, often in videos. That comes with me not scripting things. It's not my style. I apologize for that. But there are a ton of reviewers out there. So if you don't like one persons style, you have a lot of other options. Sometimes you have to wait longer to see a review on a particular figure by the reviewer you prefer. But that's just the nature of things. That being said, i'm always grateful for the support that i've gotten over the years. Both from viewers, community members and sites like Seibertron. There are always bad apples in the bunch, but i try not to let those that are few and far between ruin it for everything as a whole. So thank you for the votes of confidence guys. My reviews of some deluxe figures from AOE should be up next week. I've had a hard time finding Canadian folks that can pick me up the figures.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563369)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:07pm CDT
optibotimus wrote:
craggy wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:

I agree with pretty much all of this. I used to watch a lot of Optibotimus reviews but his fixed style and yes, actual repetition actually really does sometimes actually kinda get to me sometimes kinda. I've never been a huge fan of Peaugh's reviews, I just don't often find them that entertaining. I do find them informative though and will usually check both those guys and Baltmatrix if I'm interested in getting a bot. Especially if it's a pricey 3rd party item. I've watched a bunch of Vangelus reviews for stuff I've had no interest in at all because he's entertaining, and sure, maybe not as straight "step-by-step" as some others, but he clearly has passion for what he's reviewing and will give honest opinions.

I watch Thew's Reviews because he's the best. Seriously, can we start a kickstarter to fund him reviewing full-time?



The review is what it is to whoever watches it. To some it's good, to others it's not. Your style is successful depending on if it can fit well with your viewers. I'll never apologize for my style. I do repeat things often. I know that, but it's simply just me talking. I don't script things such as Vangelus does. I give him credit for that. But i like talking on camera as if i'm talking to someone in person. That's my style. It's also something i take pride in when someone comes up to me at a convention, talks to me and says that it's cool that i sound just like i do in my videos. I also know that i say several things, like words, often in videos. That comes with me not scripting things. It's not my style. I apologize for that. But there are a ton of reviewers out there. So if you don't like one persons style, you have a lot of other options. Sometimes you have to wait longer to see a review on a particular figure by the reviewer you prefer. But that's just the nature of things. That being said, i'm always grateful for the support that i've gotten over the years. Both from viewers, community members and sites like Seibertron. There are always bad apples in the bunch, but i try not to let those that are few and far between ruin it for everything as a whole. So thank you for the votes of confidence guys. My reviews of some deluxe figures from AOE should be up next week. I've had a hard time finding Canadian folks that can pick me up the figures.


Hey, I didn't know you posted on Seibertron! Hello!

Out of interest, do you know if/when there are any more of the 3rd-party FOC Dinobots coming out?
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563391)
Posted by megatronus on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:those Head sculpts are pure win! so very unmovie like.. Might have to get these.


I feel the same. I love how Scorn's head is basically IDW Tailgate's. I also like how the Dinobots' "Knights" theme (perhaps that's why Botcon is doing it?) contrasts with the Samurai look of OP & Drift. I wasn't planning on getting any AOE stuff besides Evasion Optimus, but I might just have to hunt for these Dinos.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563400)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 7th, 2014 @ 7:03pm CDT
did he say c...c...c...cocaine?
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563418)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 7th, 2014 @ 9:20pm CDT
Scorn and Slug look incredible, to my surprise. And I thought Galvatron would be my only AoE toy...
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563468)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:43am CDT
Autobot_Benz wrote:Hence why like many have stated I will wait for Optibotimus's professional review. Its the same reason I can't stand Emgo's reviews to much stupid humor.


Um, technically speaking, Vangelus' reviews are more "professional" because he writes scrips, does extensive editing, adds effects and such. I don't mean to bash on the other reviewers like Peaugh or Optibotimus, but really they just put the figure in frame and then talk about it as they transform it. It's simple, it's effective, it gets the point across and it does what it needs to, but Vangelus goes that extra little bit to make the review, not JUST informative, but entertaining as well. Of course he skips over things like transformation, details and such, but expect every reviewer to do everything the same. That would be boring.

Personally, I'm subscribed to Peaugh, Emgo, Thew, Vangelus, AND Optibotimus because there's some things I like about all of their reviews and some things I hate (like Emgo's "visible head syndrome" thing, I hate that), but they're not all going to review the same things, and if they do then they all have a different take on it.

EDIT

Oh yeah, and I love this Grimlock figure, looks good, orange bot, yay. ;)
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563481)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 3:39am CDT
optibotimus wrote:
craggy wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:

I agree with pretty much all of this. I used to watch a lot of Optibotimus reviews but his fixed style and yes, actual repetition actually really does sometimes actually kinda get to me sometimes kinda. I've never been a huge fan of Peaugh's reviews, I just don't often find them that entertaining. I do find them informative though and will usually check both those guys and Baltmatrix if I'm interested in getting a bot. Especially if it's a pricey 3rd party item. I've watched a bunch of Vangelus reviews for stuff I've had no interest in at all because he's entertaining, and sure, maybe not as straight "step-by-step" as some others, but he clearly has passion for what he's reviewing and will give honest opinions.

I watch Thew's Reviews because he's the best. Seriously, can we start a kickstarter to fund him reviewing full-time?



The review is what it is to whoever watches it. To some it's good, to others it's not. Your style is successful depending on if it can fit well with your viewers. I'll never apologize for my style. I do repeat things often. I know that, but it's simply just me talking. I don't script things such as Vangelus does. I give him credit for that. But i like talking on camera as if i'm talking to someone in person. That's my style. It's also something i take pride in when someone comes up to me at a convention, talks to me and says that it's cool that i sound just like i do in my videos. I also know that i say several things, like words, often in videos. That comes with me not scripting things. It's not my style. I apologize for that. But there are a ton of reviewers out there. So if you don't like one persons style, you have a lot of other options. Sometimes you have to wait longer to see a review on a particular figure by the reviewer you prefer. But that's just the nature of things. That being said, i'm always grateful for the support that i've gotten over the years. Both from viewers, community members and sites like Seibertron. There are always bad apples in the bunch, but i try not to let those that are few and far between ruin it for everything as a whole. So thank you for the votes of confidence guys. My reviews of some deluxe figures from AOE should be up next week. I've had a hard time finding Canadian folks that can pick me up the figures.

Dude don't apologise for your style! As you've said, it's clearly how you naturally talk and that natural, honest approach is a good thing.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563645)
Posted by optibotimus on April 8th, 2014 @ 2:44pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
optibotimus wrote:
craggy wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Just watched the reviews. They look really nice figures, I might have to get them! I generally speaking don't get more than 1 version of the same character (although I am beginning to change that outlook), so Slug will probably be my main incarnation of Slag, or at least until that third-party FOC figure comes out; if the Not-Swoop (which I really need to get) was anything to go by, it should be great.

Scorn looks like a great character in his own right. If my customizing skills were up to scratch I'd buy a few and paint one up in Energon Cruellock colours.

Also, I'm not getting the Vangelus hate. Peaugh gives very thorough, in-depth reviews, but they seem a bit too clinical and dull for my liking. Optibotimus does good reviews too, and I've found does a great job with comparisons and making up my mind what to buy, but I find he waffles on and reiterates the same points over and over a it too much. Vangelus is unique in that he manages to make his reviews genuinely entertaining whilst still remaining informative, and also gets a point across without an hour-long review. Generally speaking I'll only watch Peaugh and Optibotimus reviews to get an idea of how good a figure is, whereas I tend to watch Vangelus reviews over and over for the heck of it. I dunno, i like his goofiness. You can't be dead serious about everything after all.

Of course, we all know the best reviewer is in fact Thew. :grin:

I agree with pretty much all of this. I used to watch a lot of Optibotimus reviews but his fixed style and yes, actual repetition actually really does sometimes actually kinda get to me sometimes kinda. I've never been a huge fan of Peaugh's reviews, I just don't often find them that entertaining. I do find them informative though and will usually check both those guys and Baltmatrix if I'm interested in getting a bot. Especially if it's a pricey 3rd party item. I've watched a bunch of Vangelus reviews for stuff I've had no interest in at all because he's entertaining, and sure, maybe not as straight "step-by-step" as some others, but he clearly has passion for what he's reviewing and will give honest opinions.

I watch Thew's Reviews because he's the best. Seriously, can we start a kickstarter to fund him reviewing full-time?



The review is what it is to whoever watches it. To some it's good, to others it's not. Your style is successful depending on if it can fit well with your viewers. I'll never apologize for my style. I do repeat things often. I know that, but it's simply just me talking. I don't script things such as Vangelus does. I give him credit for that. But i like talking on camera as if i'm talking to someone in person. That's my style. It's also something i take pride in when someone comes up to me at a convention, talks to me and says that it's cool that i sound just like i do in my videos. I also know that i say several things, like words, often in videos. That comes with me not scripting things. It's not my style. I apologize for that. But there are a ton of reviewers out there. So if you don't like one persons style, you have a lot of other options. Sometimes you have to wait longer to see a review on a particular figure by the reviewer you prefer. But that's just the nature of things. That being said, i'm always grateful for the support that i've gotten over the years. Both from viewers, community members and sites like Seibertron. There are always bad apples in the bunch, but i try not to let those that are few and far between ruin it for everything as a whole. So thank you for the votes of confidence guys. My reviews of some deluxe figures from AOE should be up next week. I've had a hard time finding Canadian folks that can pick me up the figures.


Hey, I didn't know you posted on Seibertron! Hello!

Out of interest, do you know if/when there are any more of the 3rd-party FOC Dinobots coming out?


I've been on here for a long time. I don't post a lot though. I'm not really someone that gets a lot of 3rd party knowledge.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563650)
Posted by optibotimus on April 8th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Autobot_Benz wrote:Hence why like many have stated I will wait for Optibotimus's professional review. Its the same reason I can't stand Emgo's reviews to much stupid humor.


Um, technically speaking, Vangelus' reviews are more "professional" because he writes scrips, does extensive editing, adds effects and such. I don't mean to bash on the other reviewers like Peaugh or Optibotimus, but really they just put the figure in frame and then talk about it as they transform it. It's simple, it's effective, it gets the point across and it does what it needs to, but Vangelus goes that extra little bit to make the review, not JUST informative, but entertaining as well. Of course he skips over things like transformation, details and such, but expect every reviewer to do everything the same. That would be boring.

Personally, I'm subscribed to Peaugh, Emgo, Thew, Vangelus, AND Optibotimus because there's some things I like about all of their reviews and some things I hate (like Emgo's "visible head syndrome" thing, I hate that), but they're not all going to review the same things, and if they do then they all have a different take on it.

EDIT

Oh yeah, and I love this Grimlock figure, looks good, orange bot, yay. ;)


"Technically speaking", i think that since i'm the only of the 3 that is listed as a business to the US government and has made my job out of reviewing figures....that makes me the professional LOL

In all seriousness though, i don't think it's fair to say anyone, based on the work they do, is more professional than another. I could easily script my stuff, but i choose not to. He has a very nice production value. But i don't think that makes him more professional than others. They're conflicting styles. Looking at views and subscribers, one could make the case i'm more successful than he is. Does that make me more professional? I don't think it does. If anything, me working on my videos 5-6 days a week, usually from 9am (sometimes 10am if i sleep in) to 4-5pm would make it more of a job for me as i said already. I suppose it's a matter of perspective. I don't consider myself a professional at all, but this is how i earn my living and support my family. Does someone that work at McDonalds consider themselves a professional because they have a job? I don't know if they do. But i wouldn't judge someone on being professional based on simply a style that you might prefer. Just my opinion though.
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563667)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 8th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
optibotimus wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Autobot_Benz wrote:Hence why like many have stated I will wait for Optibotimus's professional review. Its the same reason I can't stand Emgo's reviews to much stupid humor.


Um, technically speaking, Vangelus' reviews are more "professional" because he writes scrips, does extensive editing, adds effects and such. I don't mean to bash on the other reviewers like Peaugh or Optibotimus, but really they just put the figure in frame and then talk about it as they transform it. It's simple, it's effective, it gets the point across and it does what it needs to, but Vangelus goes that extra little bit to make the review, not JUST informative, but entertaining as well. Of course he skips over things like transformation, details and such, but expect every reviewer to do everything the same. That would be boring.

Personally, I'm subscribed to Peaugh, Emgo, Thew, Vangelus, AND Optibotimus because there's some things I like about all of their reviews and some things I hate (like Emgo's "visible head syndrome" thing, I hate that), but they're not all going to review the same things, and if they do then they all have a different take on it.

EDIT

Oh yeah, and I love this Grimlock figure, looks good, orange bot, yay. ;)


"Technically speaking", i think that since i'm the only of the 3 that is listed as a business to the US government and has made my job out of reviewing figures....that makes me the professional LOL

In all seriousness though, i don't think it's fair to say anyone, based on the work they do, is more professional than another. I could easily script my stuff, but i choose not to. He has a very nice production value. But i don't think that makes him more professional than others. They're conflicting styles. Looking at views and subscribers, one could make the case i'm more successful than he is. Does that make me more professional? I don't think it does. If anything, me working on my videos 5-6 days a week, usually from 9am (sometimes 10am if i sleep in) to 4-5pm would make it more of a job for me as i said already. I suppose it's a matter of perspective. I don't consider myself a professional at all, but this is how i earn my living and support my family. Does someone that work at McDonalds consider themselves a professional because they have a job? I don't know if they do. But i wouldn't judge someone on being professional based on simply a style that you might prefer. Just my opinion though.


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?
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563668)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
ads n stuff probably. a fraction of a penny every click adds up if you get enough viewers
Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563677)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 8th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
From Allanmonster111, here's the review for Crosshairs. So many weapons, and thankfully the last pic I saw of him was mistransformed!

Somewhat simplistic, but not bad at all, and it's articulated nicely!



Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (1563685)
Posted by Va'al on April 8th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
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.

Re: Video Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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 Reviews: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobots Scorn and Slug (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.


Click here to view an additional 22 comments about this topic at the Energon Pub Forums ...

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #101 - Talkin' 'Bout My Generations
Twincast / Podcast #101:
"Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, September 21st, 2014