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

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

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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.



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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 Dr 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 Dr Va'al on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:42am CDT
craggy wrote:the two deluxe dinos? good dinos.


Diyessaurs.
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:

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