Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review

Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 9:39am CDT

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Blogger slash Youtuber Open the Toy has posted a review of the Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron! We also recently got the 3-Pack in hand and took a pile of pics, but now you can see them in motion. Open the Toy even has a stop motion(ish) transformation of the trio, so check it out. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!

Credit(s): Open the Toy, Anonymous@Seibertron


This article was last modified on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 9:41am CDT

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692440)
Posted by Shockwave7 on May 30th, 2015 @ 12:22pm CDT
Serves to remind me of just how much toy tech has advanced since the 80s. The classics/generations seeker mold totally blows the G1s out of the water....
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692482)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 30th, 2015 @ 2:41pm CDT
It would've been nice if they included extra seeker style guns for Dirge and Ramjet in addition to the bombs they were stuck with in robot mode.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692489)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 30th, 2015 @ 2:57pm CDT
They come with DIE-CAST?!?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692529)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 30th, 2015 @ 6:42pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


Obviously, like every G1 re-issues ever. If there were diecast originally, the diecast will remain. Only changes are the leight of smokestacks and missilles, plus the removing/weakening of firing mechanisms for new standards in security.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692547)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 30th, 2015 @ 7:51pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:It would've been nice if they included extra seeker style guns for Dirge and Ramjet in addition to the bombs they were stuck with in robot mode.


You willing to pay for the extra cost? And the default, machine guns/missiles launchers have been neutered.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692548)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 30th, 2015 @ 7:52pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


A lost art these days. :lol:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692550)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 30th, 2015 @ 7:56pm CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:Serves to remind me of just how much toy tech has advanced since the 80s. The classics/generations seeker mold totally blows the G1s out of the water....


In the points of articulation an improvement but as "K" previously mentioned, the original Diaclones who would eventually become Transformers, the robots were built around the vehicles in mind. Unlike today hence when you compare the Seeker sizes in robot modes, they stand just about the same but in vehicle mode, the size difference really shows.

Personally, I like the jet mode of the G1 Seekers best over the modern henkei molds.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692630)
Posted by william-james88 on May 30th, 2015 @ 11:26pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


Obviously, like every G1 re-issues ever. If there were diecast originally, the diecast will remain. Only changes are the leight of smokestacks and missilles, plus the removing/weakening of firing mechanisms for new standards in security.


Not necessarily. There is a version of Predaking that comes without Diecast but the recent rereleases kept the die cast instead.

The original G1 predaking in Japan was all plastic, but their reissue had die cast.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692691)
Posted by Regimus Prime on May 31st, 2015 @ 2:29am CDT
I am already the proud owner of the G1 original release of a Trypticon with working electronics and all his accessories. As much as I want this one because of the gorgeous box art, sadly I'll have to pass. Even the storage is getting full and the wife is beginning to lose her patience. But a Generations Titan Class Trypty to go along with the Titan Class Metroplex would be worth the argument and subsequent week long silent treatment. IJS :BOT:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692720)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 31st, 2015 @ 6:03am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


Obviously, like every G1 re-issues ever. If there were diecast originally, the diecast will remain. Only changes are the leight of smokestacks and missilles, plus the removing/weakening of firing mechanisms for new standards in security.


Not necessarily. There is a version of Predaking that comes without Diecast but the recent rereleases kept the die cast instead.

The original G1 predaking in Japan was all plastic, but their reissue had die cast.


On the flipside, Encore Bruticus is all plastic, while the originals had variations with die cast.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692743)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 31st, 2015 @ 8:27am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


Obviously, like every G1 re-issues ever. If there were diecast originally, the diecast will remain. Only changes are the leight of smokestacks and missilles, plus the removing/weakening of firing mechanisms for new standards in security.


Not necessarily. There is a version of Predaking that comes without Diecast but the recent rereleases kept the die cast instead.

The original G1 predaking in Japan was all plastic, but their reissue had die cast.


On the flipside, Encore Bruticus is all plastic, while the originals had variations with die cast.


In Onslaught's case, was the entire silver chest die-cast? Painted or molded silver? 'cause I've seen some Japan vintage boxes of him but already plastic. Those must have sold out in a flash back then.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1692748)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 31st, 2015 @ 8:45am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:They come with DIE-CAST?!?


Obviously, like every G1 re-issues ever. If there were diecast originally, the diecast will remain. Only changes are the leight of smokestacks and missilles, plus the removing/weakening of firing mechanisms for new standards in security.


Not necessarily. There is a version of Predaking that comes without Diecast but the recent rereleases kept the die cast instead.

The original G1 predaking in Japan was all plastic, but their reissue had die cast.


On the flipside, Encore Bruticus is all plastic, while the originals had variations with die cast.


In Onslaught's case, was the entire silver chest die-cast? Painted or molded silver? 'cause I've seen some Japan vintage boxes of him but already plastic. Those must have sold out in a flash back then.

Yeah, I had most of Bruticus as a kid, and I don't remember any die cast on any of the limbs. (I didn't have Onslaught. :-( )
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693080)
Posted by superchook6909 on June 1st, 2015 @ 11:18am CDT
What's funny is, my World's Smallest Transformer Thrust has landing gears that are attached and able to rotate out of the way for transformation. No need to detach it and store in the cockpit. yet the Transformation and attaching of the hands (which sadly I lost) is much like the G1 Larger counterparts.

Please release the other three seekers as well.

And please release Sixshot as well.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693184)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 1st, 2015 @ 4:48pm CDT
superchook6909 wrote:What's funny is, my World's Smallest Transformer Thrust has landing gears that are attached and able to rotate out of the way for transformation. No need to detach it and store in the cockpit. yet the Transformation and attaching of the hands (which sadly I lost) is much like the G1 Larger counterparts.

Please release the other three seekers as well.

And please release Sixshot as well.


Sixshot have already beed re-issued. With chrome overkill!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Transformers-G1- ... 2c8a03152a
Image

Still, why bother buying that pricey reissue when the vintage original is way cheaper?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693235)
Posted by Moosey on June 1st, 2015 @ 6:38pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
superchook6909 wrote:What's funny is, my World's Smallest Transformer Thrust has landing gears that are attached and able to rotate out of the way for transformation. No need to detach it and store in the cockpit. yet the Transformation and attaching of the hands (which sadly I lost) is much like the G1 Larger counterparts.

Please release the other three seekers as well.

And please release Sixshot as well.


Sixshot have already beed re-issued. With chrome overkill!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Transformers-G1- ... 2c8a03152a
Image

Still, why bother buying that pricey reissue when the vintage original is way cheaper?

I think people prefer re-issues simply due to the fact that it's a good way to get a mint condition figure. Some people probably also don't want to deal with used figures that have been handled by little kids and are missing stickers or whatnot.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693241)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 1st, 2015 @ 6:57pm CDT
Moosey wrote:I think people prefer re-issues simply due to the fact that it's a good way to get a mint condition figure. Some people probably also don't want to deal with used figures that have been handled by little kids and are missing stickers or whatnot.


Maybe. But when the reissue is nearly 200$ When you can get a PERFECT condition and COMPLETE vintage for less than 100$, the question still stand.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693248)
Posted by shajaki on June 1st, 2015 @ 7:18pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:With chrome overkill!
Image

-Kanrabat- wrote:But when the reissue is nearly 200$ When you can get a PERFECT condition and COMPLETE vintage for less than 100$, the question still stand.
Ehhhhhhh.... you and I may have different definitions of "perfect". To me, there's NO way to recapture the feeling of opening your own brand new TF. Which is why I'm only going to buy vintage G1's when I absolutely have to. Cause even though I bought it, its not mine y'know?

JMO ;)
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693259)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 1st, 2015 @ 7:33pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:But when the reissue is nearly 200$ When you can get a PERFECT condition and COMPLETE vintage for less than 100$, the question still stand.
Ehhhhhhh.... you and I may have different definitions of "perfect". To me, there's NO way to recapture the feeling of opening your own brand new TF. Which is why I'm only going to buy vintage G1's when I absolutely have to. Cause even though I bought it, its not mine y'know?

JMO ;)


So... You'll only buy an original vintage G1 Transformer only if it's SEALED IN PACKAGE so you can have the pleasure to OPEN it?

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693260)
Posted by Moosey on June 1st, 2015 @ 7:34pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Moosey wrote:I think people prefer re-issues simply due to the fact that it's a good way to get a mint condition figure. Some people probably also don't want to deal with used figures that have been handled by little kids and are missing stickers or whatnot.


Maybe. But when the reissue is nearly 200$ When you can get a PERFECT condition and COMPLETE vintage for less than 100$, the question still stand.

*Searches for g1 Sixshot on google* OOOHHHHH I gotcha, sorry about that. Didn't realize Sixshot came so cheap.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review (1693269)
Posted by shajaki on June 1st, 2015 @ 7:43pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:But when the reissue is nearly 200$ When you can get a PERFECT condition and COMPLETE vintage for less than 100$, the question still stand.
Ehhhhhhh.... you and I may have different definitions of "perfect". To me, there's NO way to recapture the feeling of opening your own brand new TF. Which is why I'm only going to buy vintage G1's when I absolutely have to. Cause even though I bought it, its not mine y'know?

JMO ;)
So... You'll only buy an original vintage G1 Transformer only if it's SEALED IN PACKAGE so you can have the pleasure to OPEN it?

Image
Yes actually. Possible not sealed boxes, but y'know how some G1's were sealed on a bubble inside the box? At least that. Expensive and crazy, I'm fully aware.

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