Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam

Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 7:55pm CDT

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We have quite a bit of Thunderhowl news. Firstly, we've been getting sightings of this new deluxe figure since early October and it seems he is becoming easier to find at Targets across the US as the days pass.

Him being found means we now have a good look at him. Below you will find plenty of images from fellow Seibertronian D-Maximus primal along with a video review by Emgo. The images show a comparison with the Ultra class figure, which is the same price. You'll let us know which onw you like best. D-Max also has a written review posted on our boards if you want another opinion.

We also have shots of the now fully built Maccadam.



Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews

Transformers News: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews


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Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083933)
Posted by william-james88 on October 14th, 2020 @ 8:25pm CDT
We have quite a bit of Cyberverse news to get through. Firstly, below you will find video reviews from Chuckdawg for the following figures:

Battle Call Officer Class Bumblebee

1 step Cybertronian Megatron

Ultra Class Skullcruncher

Those are all below but before we get to them we also have some sightings. Officer Class Bumblebee (the giant one that has a face that looks like Gypsy Danger) was found at Canadian Walmarts. In Australia, the Warrior Starscream/Hammerbyte wave was found at Toyworld, which is a more collector oriented store that also got their hands on the exclusive Slipstream figure. That came from Ozformers on Facebook and they also posted that Ultra Class Thunderhowl was found at BigW.

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Battle Call Officer Class Bumblebee is a complex figure, kids will like it for a while until the same sound clips bore them, but not until it drives parents nuts. Transformation is relatively simple, just make sure the panels line up, and vehicle mode unlocks more lights and sounds, but you'll miss the lights since the chest faces down. There isn't any cross-play with the Trooper Class which is a shame, the Trooper sized figures are now that much harder to recommend. Overall, at the price point, I just can't recommend buying the figure.




chuckdawg1999 wrote:We all know the deal with 1-step figures so I won't go through it again. Megatron is fun and a great representation of its Cybertron design. As always I appreciate how Hasbro has been able to work an action feature into such a small and simple figure.




chuckdawg1999 wrote:When first revealed some months ago Skullcruncher was a pleasant surprise, then nothing; no leaked in-hand images, no early reviews, nothing. So it was a pleasant surprise when the figure showed up in-stock on Amazon. The figure really doesn't disappoint, transformation is fun and the armor gimmick is one of the best I've seen. If you're a fan of the Cyberverse line this is a definite pick up, for those who might want to try something new with their Transformers, give this figure a shot too.

Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083945)
Posted by william-james88 on October 14th, 2020 @ 9:46pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:So Thunderhowl then, this toy isn't really good. The best part about this toy is the transformation, it's great, but neither resting mode is particularly good. The Ultra class figure is the better Thunderhowl, no doubt in my mind.

And of the deluxes, I think Bumblebee ended up being the best one. I'd rank them:

1) Bumblebee
2) Grimlock
3) Arcee
4) Optimus Prime
5) Hot Rod
6) Megatron
7) Thunderhowl
8) Shockwave


Wow, I thought you liked Shockwave. I havent come up with my list but I know that my number 1 is Bumblebee and the one I like least is Hot Rod. I like Arcee a lot too, she's just so cute all around and wonderfully show accurate, right size too.

I know we have another line of Cyberverse deluxe class toys coming out since the line and the show are not over after all. But so far, the contenders for a top 5 list for me would be, Deluxe Bumblebee and Arcee, Ultimate Grimlock, Ultra Thunderhowl and Warrior Hammerbyte.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083963)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 15th, 2020 @ 1:13am CDT
I love the engineering on Thunderhowl, but I think there's just too much going on for a Cyberverse figure compared to a Generations deluxe. Mine has little issues I haven't experienced in that line: for example, the wolf jaw is prone to falling out. I also wish the blast effect didn't have a unique port. You can use it on his sword or mouth, but not on any other figure, as far as I can tell. He looks good in both modes and has good poseability, so even with my complaints he's probably the best of the Cyberverse Deluxe line. I just can't help but think he would be a better fit as a Generations build.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083964)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 15th, 2020 @ 1:15am CDT
I also don't have the Ultra class figure so I can't compare. I don't doubt it's better, as I've really enjoyed others in that class like Clobber and Rack 'n Ruin.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083972)
Posted by PerfectVision on October 15th, 2020 @ 5:02am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:I love the engineering on Thunderhowl, but I think there's just too much going on for a Cyberverse figure compared to a Generations deluxe. Mine has little issues I haven't experienced in that line: for example, the wolf jaw is prone to falling out. I also wish the blast effect didn't have a unique port. You can use it on his sword or mouth, but not on any other figure, as far as I can tell. He looks good in both modes and has good poseability, so even with my complaints he's probably the best of the Cyberverse Deluxe line. I just can't help but think he would be a better fit as a Generations build.


Earlier,i said this:

"Some display advice for Dreadwing BH:his epaulettes and wings should be painted in black,don't open them.

Thunderhowl is basically a beasty version of Skyququake."

He's simpler than a PRIME figure,like if he has been delayed for very long.
And there is Thundertron who is a lion out of nowhere.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083974)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 15th, 2020 @ 7:01am CDT
From looks alone, Ultra Thunderhowl is the clear winner. In both modes. Deluxe pose better, but my money would be on the Ultra.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083977)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 15th, 2020 @ 7:20am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:I also don't have the Ultra class figure so I can't compare. I don't doubt it's better, as I've really enjoyed others in that class like Clobber and Rack 'n Ruin.

The funny thing is, thanks to the way they both transform and share limbs between modes, the only way the new deluxe is more posable is his head can rotate a little bit while the ultras head cannot rotate at all. But the ultra also has a movable cape and full range of leg movement with nothing to impede it going in either direction, so it sort of makes up for no head movement with unrestricted legs. It even has all the swivels and the wrist as well. Neither have waists.
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:So Thunderhowl then, this toy isn't really good. The best part about this toy is the transformation, it's great, but neither resting mode is particularly good. The Ultra class figure is the better Thunderhowl, no doubt in my mind.

And of the deluxes, I think Bumblebee ended up being the best one. I'd rank them:

1) Bumblebee
2) Grimlock
3) Arcee
4) Optimus Prime
5) Hot Rod
6) Megatron
7) Thunderhowl
8) Shockwave

Wow, I thought you liked Shockwave. I havent come up with my list but I know that my number 1 is Bumblebee and the one I like least is Hot Rod. I like Arcee a lot too, she's just so cute all around and wonderfully show accurate, right size too.

I know we have another line of Cyberverse deluxe class toys coming out since the line and the show are not over after all. But so far, the contenders for a top 5 list for me would be, Deluxe Bumblebee and Arcee, Ultimate Grimlock, Ultra Thunderhowl and Warrior Hammerbyte.

No, I always found shockwave to be mediocre at best. And his tube thingy is just a royal pain to work with.

I still like Hot Rod, his main weakness was utter lack of paint. Megatron's sort of wonky arms and occasional legs giving out/falling off put him below Hot Rod.

Top 5 of the line so far for me would include deluxe Bee, ultimate Grimlock, ultra Rack n' Ruin, BAF Maccadam, and 1-step Whirl.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083986)
Posted by william-james88 on October 15th, 2020 @ 8:28am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Top 5 of the line so far for me would include deluxe Bee, ultimate Grimlock, ultra Rack n' Ruin, BAF Maccadam, and 1-step Whirl.


You find one step Whirl better than Hammerbyte?
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2083987)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 15th, 2020 @ 8:32am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Top 5 of the line so far for me would include deluxe Bee, ultimate Grimlock, ultra Rack n' Ruin, BAF Maccadam, and 1-step Whirl.


You find one step Whirl better than Hammerbyte?

I do, I think he is better, though Hammerbyte is a really good figure, but I'm not sure I could accept him knocking anyone out of that top 5 except maybe Rack n' Ruin, but that's also both a good figure and a long awaited one
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2084071)
Posted by Burn on October 15th, 2020 @ 4:13pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:In Australia, the Warrior Starscream/Hammerbyte wave was found at Toyworld, which is a more collector oriented store

Toyworld is not collector oriented. They're a plain ol toy store franchise but are limited in number throughout the country, far from collector oriented.
Re: Deluxe Thunderhowl Found at Retail + Reviews of him and Maccadam (2084294)
Posted by william-james88 on October 16th, 2020 @ 7:30pm CDT
Burn wrote:
william-james88 wrote:In Australia, the Warrior Starscream/Hammerbyte wave was found at Toyworld, which is a more collector oriented store

Toyworld is not collector oriented. They're a plain ol toy store franchise but are limited in number throughout the country, far from collector oriented.


I see, thanks.

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