Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review

Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 10:34pm CDT

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YouTube reviewer optibotimus has uploaded a video review the BigBadToyStore exclusive Head Robots Alternate Universe Hothead. The set is intended to give your Universe Hardhead a more comic and cartoon accurate appearance. The set is available for pre-order at site sponsor BigBadToyStore. Check out his review below.

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Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1224969)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 19th, 2011 @ 12:23am CDT
Looks kinda chubby.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225115)
Posted by Rated X on May 19th, 2011 @ 9:34am CDT
As nice as the new set is, I cant justify spending another 30 bucks when I got the old set. Youre basically putting a cartoon accurate head and guns on a body that DOES NOT resemble the cartoon body at all. So why bother ??? I dont think they made this new set to appease fan criticism. I think this was their plan all along to double up their money with minimal effort. If they had offered a 10 dollar discount to anyone who bought the first version, I would have bought it.

On a side note: No disrespect to the reviewer, but putting a fan made coke commercial at the beginning of your review was a bit too much. I think Im gonna start taking pictures of Old English 800 and Colt 45 bottles on my signature again...LOL
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225123)
Posted by El Duque on May 19th, 2011 @ 9:58am CDT
Rated X wrote:As nice as the new set is, I cant justify spending another 30 bucks when I got the old set. Youre basically putting a cartoon accurate head and guns on a body that DOES NOT resemble the cartoon body at all. So why bother ??? I dont think they made this new set to appease fan criticism. I think this was their plan all along to double up their money with minimal effort. If they had offered a 10 dollar discount to anyone who bought the first version, I would have bought it.

On a side note: No disrespect to the reviewer, but putting a fan made coke commercial at the beginning of your review was a bit too much. I think Im gonna start taking pictures of Old English 800 and Colt 45 bottles on my signature again...LOL


I'm cool with them getting repaints out of their molds. It's a tried and true method to generate revenue Hasbro's been doing it for years, it fuels future projects. At least it's a remold and not just a straight redeco.

I fully agree about the Coke commercial.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225128)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 19th, 2011 @ 10:08am CDT
I'm especially thankful whena company (including HasTak) PLANS for a repaint... and plans a new head sculpt or slight retool. They've done increasingly better and better with that over the past few years... with Sideswipe/Sunstreaker and Tracks/Wheeljack being the pinnacle. Even the 3rd parties are catching on.

So as that applies to these guys... a retool on Hothead is appreciated. Makes it feel like you're getting a better value on the repaint. So thanks there!

I can't knock repaints... it seems like the 2nd or 3rd paint job is where they get things right, many times... a G1 accurate paint scheme, inspired nods to the comics and obscure characters, missing seekers we've been pining for... or simply a second chance to buy a mold for those who came on board late.

Seriously, whatever it takes to "pay for the mold." Keep the repaints rolling out.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225143)
Posted by optibotimus on May 19th, 2011 @ 10:41am CDT
The Coke ad is there because they were a paid sponsor for the video. I had the option of using one of their ads or making my own. I elected to make one of my own to have some fun with it.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225151)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 19th, 2011 @ 10:51am CDT
I've got no problem watching a short ad... if it brings the price down on the figures :grin:
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225165)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 19th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
Rated X wrote:As nice as the new set is, I cant justify spending another 30 bucks when I got the old set. Youre basically putting a cartoon accurate head and guns on a body that DOES NOT resemble the cartoon body at all. So why bother ??? I dont think they made this new set to appease fan criticism. I think this was their plan all along to double up their money with minimal effort. If they had offered a 10 dollar discount to anyone who bought the first version, I would have bought it.


It loosely resembles the IDW version of Hardhead if you are familiar with him at all.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225171)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 19th, 2011 @ 11:30am CDT
Individuals aside, nothing will ever make me agree with the choice of providing a video review of a non-moving item when a pictorial and text review would be more informative and provide more visual acuity and relevance. IMO even a poorly written review with mediocre photos is more valuable than 5-15 minutes of the same shot of some item with occasional breaks by picking it up and moving it around. Not interested in a review of your hands… Never mind the ability to scroll to the information that is important to me.

If the real purpose is providing information to others, video is the less efficient method in every case when it comes to static items. But it's undoubtedly easier to set-up a video camera, ramble on and edit a bit than to try to craft a text and attempt to take substantive photos. And if someone actually writes a real script to a video review, then I can only wonder why they're wasting their time as well as mine by opting for linear medium like video as opposed to something more accessible (data-wise). I suppose much like "die-cast construction, it's a lost art."

In case you haven't guessed, I don't like video reviews, AT ALL. ;)

To all video reviewers:
I thank you for your time and effort, but truly believe that your labours could be put to far better use if disseminating information is your intent.

That is all.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225281)
Posted by Vicalliose on May 19th, 2011 @ 2:46pm CDT
I don't really like the puffy face on this one, so I'm still glad I got the original. Also it looks more natural when Hothead is in robot mode when he doesn't have a mouth on his back.

What's more, Hasbro is going to release their own version (eventually), and I'll probably be picking that up just because I'm a bit of a completest for CHUGHUR.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225298)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 19th, 2011 @ 3:07pm CDT
Oh yeah, the retool of *bang-zowie-kabloom* Warpath. I'm down for that one as well.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225457)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on May 19th, 2011 @ 7:20pm CDT
Looks pretty cool, might check them out.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225533)
Posted by Rated X on May 19th, 2011 @ 10:00pm CDT
optibotimus wrote:The Coke ad is there because they were a paid sponsor for the video. I had the option of using one of their ads or making my own. I elected to make one of my own to have some fun with it.



A paid sponsor ??? How much money does it really cost to set a digital camera on a tripod to shoot a five minute home video with no transforming ???

I mean no disrespect, Im just being honest. Of course if coke is paying for the figure then thats a good deal ;)
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225864)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 20th, 2011 @ 2:03pm CDT
I received mine today. I love him.
Vicalliose wrote:I don't really like the puffy face on this one, so I'm still glad I got the original. Also it looks more natural when Hothead is in robot mode when he doesn't have a mouth on his back.

What's more, Hasbro is going to release their own version (eventually), and I'll probably be picking that up just because I'm a bit of a completest for CHUGHUR.


I have both releases now and I will still buy the Hasbro one if released. The more the merrier in my book.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1225896)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 20th, 2011 @ 2:46pm CDT
"CHUGHUR"?
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1226380)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 21st, 2011 @ 12:40pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:"CHUGHUR"?


Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations-(Don't know on the second H)-United-Reveal the Shield
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1229398)
Posted by It Is Him on May 27th, 2011 @ 8:37am CDT
This "CHUG" nonsense needs to stop.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1229434)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 27th, 2011 @ 9:34am CDT
Yeah, I don't care WHAT Hasbro calls it, as long as they keep slipping us some Classics. (I know that's how they have to slip them into their current lines these days. Whatever it takes. Same with the names. We know who they're supposed to be.... Trailblazer, I'm looking at you.)

Looking at that list, I think Gentei was the letter left out. Anything missing, guys?

Classics, Henkei, Universe (2.0), Gentei, Generations, United, Reveal the Shield = CHUGGUR

Mind you, I just keep calling them Classics, unless someone gets bent out of shape.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1229442)
Posted by It Is Him on May 27th, 2011 @ 9:51am CDT
Timelines (Funpub toys). HFTD (Bludgeon and Lockdown). Not to mention 3rd party stuff like City Commander and Warbot Defender.

And CHUG is still stupid. Besides the simple fact that the fandom doesn't need a one-size-fits-all term, it's also awkward and likely to go out of date real quick (not to mention a racial slur). Classicverse, Neo-G1, G3 or whatever make so much more sense if you really need a catch-all term.

And on second thought, I'd like to propose to the mods that the term CHUG be banned and replaced with asterisks, much like other four letter words here on the boards.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1229460)
Posted by Hal7300 on May 27th, 2011 @ 10:31am CDT
It Is Him wrote:And on second thought, I'd like to propose to the mods that the term CHUG be banned and replaced with asterisks, much like other four letter words here on the boards.

Wholeheartedly seconded.
Re: Head Robots: Alternate Universe Hothead Video Review (1229497)
Posted by Prime Evil on May 27th, 2011 @ 11:19am CDT
Hal7300 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:And on second thought, I'd like to propose to the mods that the term CHUG be banned and replaced with asterisks, much like other four letter words here on the boards.

Wholeheartedly seconded.


Thirded!!

motion moved!! :lol:

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