Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

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Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:23 am

PROS

-G1 Arcee!
-good sculpt
-G1-esque box and instructions
-guns stay in the hands during transformation, much like ROTF DLX Brawn
-easy to transform
-good arm articulation

CONS

-questionable paint job, dirty
-delicate
-nothing really locks anywhere (torso and shoulder plates should but they don't feel like it, tabs are too small and the minute you try to pose the figure they untab)
-loose right foot (could be just mine)
-neck joint is REALLY stiff
-no waist rotation
-hard to balance
-bad print quality for the instructions

My call? For hardcore collectors and display only. And wait for a sale.

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:34 am

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Thanks for the review.. Man that does look dirty and sloppy for a paint job.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:45 am

Aw, really? THAT'S the paint job?

My Quints actually had a similar problem. On the Scientist the tentacles were stuck together thanks tot he paint (seperated them, but there's some white showing). I was hoping that this figure would be better, but ... doesn't look like it.

Although I still will likely get it.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Mkall » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:52 am

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Hmmm, thanks for the review. I am saddened that it's not a good paint-job. I'll still get it though, but I may have to do some touch-ups.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:16 pm

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That looks really rough.

I know you get early releases of figures Pascal, was this one of those instances or did you by from a retailer who got finished final product? (Honest question, just wondering if perhaps some of the smudges and paint blemishes were because it was an early release from the factory)
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:24 pm

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*sighs*

I hope that isn't the finished product, because if it is, I'm extremely let down and now I'm not sure I'll be buying it.

It looks like a badly made knockoff, going for collector piece prices.

I think I'll have tremendous buyers remorse after paying $77.38 (including shipping) for ...that.

I'm seriously disappointed.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:28 pm

Counterpunch wrote:That looks really rough.

I know you get early releases of figures Pascal, was this one of those instances or did you by from a retailer who got finished final product? (Honest question, just wondering if perhaps some of the smudges and paint blemishes were because it was an early release from the factory)


I got it from BBTS, along with 2 equally disappointing PCC 5-packs. :)
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:41 pm

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
Pascal wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:That looks really rough.

I know you get early releases of figures Pascal, was this one of those instances or did you by from a retailer who got finished final product? (Honest question, just wondering if perhaps some of the smudges and paint blemishes were because it was an early release from the factory)


I got it from BBTS, along with 2 equally disappointing PCC 5-packs. :)


Oh great. That worries me even more. That's where I have her on order. -_- I wonder how the TFCon folks are gonna feel when they see their Nightbird exclusive has the same quality.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Amelie » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:46 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:$77.38


$91.73 with UK shipping.

I still consider it worth the money, though. I've paid more for some reissues\ehobbys with equally dodgy paint applications\manufacturing faults.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:52 pm

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Seibertron.com member Pascal has received TRNS-01 Valkyrie from site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com and has given us a review and mini-gallery.

Pascal wrote:PROS

-G1 Arcee!
-good sculpt
-G1-esque box and instructions
-guns stay in the hands during transformation, much like ROTF DLX Brawn
-easy to transform
-good arm articulation

CONS

-questionable paint job, dirty
-delicate
-nothing really locks anywhere (torso and shoulder plates should but they don't feel like it, tabs are too small and the minute you try to pose the figure they untab)
-loose right foot (could be just mine)
-head doesn't look like it can turn (if it does, the joint is really stiff, to the point you feel like you'll break the head off)
-no waist rotation
-hard to balance
-bad print quality for the instructions

My call? For hardcore collectors and display only. And wait for a sale.


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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Blurrz » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:00 pm

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And this is the power of third party products. This completes life for many Arcee fans.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:10 pm

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Sid Burn » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:13 pm

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alright I guess I will be the first to totally condemn this thing.

I had two on order with BBTS which I have now canceled. The quality of this custom is atrocious, this is not the arcee I was looking forward too.

paint work is unforgivable, parts that dont lock together, unbalanced so posing is a pain.

I am fine with the price tag, IF what I get is fans project level quality. This is far far away from being in the same league as FP.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:15 pm

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Pascal wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:That looks really rough.

I know you get early releases of figures Pascal, was this one of those instances or did you by from a retailer who got finished final product? (Honest question, just wondering if perhaps some of the smudges and paint blemishes were because it was an early release from the factory)


I got it from BBTS, along with 2 equally disappointing PCC 5-packs. :)


Now I'm even more anxious to get mine on Friday...
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Daddycon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:17 pm

Wow, that is a real shame. The paint on my Sari, Fanzone, and Isaac Sumdac figures wasn't the best, but I didn't shell out $80 for them. I'd be pretty pissed if that arrived at my door looking like that. Not dissing anyone who paid good money for one BTW.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby --B-- » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:22 pm

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I passed on this as I just don't care for the face, and the limbs just look a little too slender, but that's pretty bad. I had hesitated, but not worth it just because it's a G1-ish Arcee.

Still hopeful for a headrobots head to the TFA version.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby DaiShanPrime » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:33 pm

Motto: ""Baa weep grahna weep ninny bong?""
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Bad paint job??? NO! It's Battle Damage Arcee!

Yes, This the same thing I say to all the TFs I buy which I can't return and has some defect or another.

This helps me sleep at night, really, instead of planning multiple styles and variations of torture and death of whoever made it or sold it to me, I Just say "Battle Damage (insert name of any transformer with any type of defect here)" It can help you too! Try it out.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:35 pm

Somehow, she kinda feels like a S.H.E. toy, only made with hard plastic.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:47 pm

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I kind of figured this would be the case. Quality on the Quintessons was lacking and the TFA humans were not the greatest. All good looking molds, just poor quality. I was hoping that we'd see something different from Impossible Toys with this product but I guess not.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:49 pm

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Oh man, that paint job is a real shame. I only hope that's an isolated incident, because that is not cool. Paying that price, I expect it to be decent at least, but that's sub-par. Still looks good in car mode though.

She does have knee articulation, doesn't she?

Thank god I have Defender in the same Pile of Loot, it'll lessen the blow of disappointment. I dunno, if my Valkyrie ends up looking like crap I might just return it.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:56 pm

Yes, she does have knee articulation.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Skullcrunchberries » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:26 pm

Motto: "It's time to pull up a groove and get fabulous."
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I always knew Arcee was a dirty girl at heart!

*ahem* Moving right along...

Really great review, and it definitely answered some concerns I had about the posability and weight distribution. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my preorder due to BotCon stealing all my finance...

...but honestly, I think I'm still going to get it when I have money. It does look a little sloppy, but let's face it; for anyone that wants a G1-esque Arcee this is the closest we'll get. If you don't care, or just want a Classics, then Animated Arcee is fabulous. If you're a stickler for G1, I think it's better to invest now than to decide a year from now that you want it only to find it selling for triple the price on eBay or conventions.

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby El Duque » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:48 pm

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Shame about the grime and poor paint apps. I've got her and the Medic version in my POL, waiting for a few more things to come in before I ship. Am I the only one who thinks the she would look better without that extra "lump" of plastic on her outer hips?
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Crisdecal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:07 pm

Motto: "Pimps up, hoes down!"
DaiShanPrime wrote:Bad paint job??? NO! It's Battle Damage Arcee!

Yes, This the same thing I say to all the TFs I buy which I can't return and has some defect or another.

This helps me sleep at night, really, instead of planning multiple styles and variations of torture and death of whoever made it or sold it to me, I Just say "Battle Damage (insert name of any transformer with any type of defect here)" It can help you too! Try it out.


Hey that's a different way to look at it. I never thought of that point of view :lol: I just ordered both Arcee & the other chick & despite the cons being a reality, I'm such a G1 fan that I have to have my Arcee! :D
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby dragons » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:14 pm

i ddint relay car how she looks its g1 arcee here where talking about its as rare as sentinal prime or surpreme prime or something im only saying that shes in my pile of loot all ready to be shipped
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