New Galleries: United Wreck-Gar, Tracks, and Bumblebee
Saturday, April 16th, 2011 6:50pm CDTCategories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 44,439
Three shiny new additions to the world famous Seibertron.com galleries! This round of entries boldly steps into Takara's world of Transformers United with high quality galleries of Bumblebee, Tracks, and Wreck-Gar! Stay tuned for galleries of the e-Hobby United Autobot and Decepticon three packs coming online soon!
This article was last modified on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 1:46am CDT
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Posted by Stixx on April 16th, 2011 @ 7:01pm CDT
Posted by Optimum Supreme on April 16th, 2011 @ 7:29pm CDT
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 16th, 2011 @ 8:52pm CDT
Oh BTW Stixx, you misspelled too, there is an extra O. Just poking fun at ya man.
Posted by El Duque on April 16th, 2011 @ 9:38pm CDT
Stixx wrote:Very Nice. United Tracks Looks so Much better than the Hasbro Version. By the way El Duque, you spelled Bumblebee wrong on the first paragraph, you forgot an e. Great galleries as always, But I still prefer the Hasbro Version on Wreck Gar, he looks to cream colored on that one.
Posted by Seibertron on April 17th, 2011 @ 1:50am CDT
Posted by waaaaghlord on April 17th, 2011 @ 1:58am CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:That Bumblebee is just screaming out for a Goldbug replacement head.
Agreed, and I figure this is something we'll probably see before long. Although with the amount of mileage this mould has had over the last 4 or 5 years it would be nice if we didn't have to go the 3rd part route to get our Cliffjumpers and Goldbugs up to scratch, A head remould surely wouldn't break the bank for Hasbro/TT and would have a lot of collectors that pass on 'just' a repaint thinking again about picking up a better representation of the characters.
Posted by funklizard on April 17th, 2011 @ 2:00am CDT
Tracks is simply outstanding. He would have looked better than the Hasbro RTS version even without the metallic paint job. But with it... Wow. Very glad I got this one. (Not that I've even seen RTS Tracks in stores here. Ahem.)
I'm digging the metallic paint on all the United figures. In fact, I'd love to see more molds from the Henkei lineup get this treatment. (Especially Voyager Optimus Prime. And Jetfire with metallic red paint.) I do hope that United is just on hiatus rather than finished. The world needs a Warpath with metallic maroon paint. (And I still want a Cliffjumper from the Classic Bumblebee mold with a proper head. And metallic paint.)
Posted by OlivusPrime on April 17th, 2011 @ 5:21am CDT
Posted by El Duque on April 17th, 2011 @ 3:50pm CDT
Posted by Rated X on April 17th, 2011 @ 7:13pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on April 18th, 2011 @ 11:44am CDT
Hasbro's blue plastic used on Tracks is a closer blue to the original than the dark blue paint Takara Tomy used. Yes, I do prefer the flame pattern used on Tracks better than Hasbro's, but since it doesn't show in robot mode, I'm pretty indifferent to it because Tracks won't be in car mode a whole lot. And check out that lovely paint flaw on the top left hand side of the flame paint scheme in the blue paint on Tracks' hood.
I like this version of Bumblebee, but only as a special edition type of figure. I basically only got it because I own every other version of this mold so I was able to do some nice comparison shot photos with all 7 of this mold, and because it fits in with the Animated gold painted Bumblebee. The gold paint on the figure, I'd prefer to go without once again.
As for Wreck-Gar -- the Hasbro version wins hands down with me. I like having both, just like I like having both versions of Scourge for the sake of troop building, but the Hasbro version will be Wreck-Gar in my collection. There are already some paint flaws in the red paint on Wreck-Gar. The light cream color isn't my thing and the silver face is way off on a figure in a toy line that tries to be very faithful to the original concepts.
The Hasbro versions will remain more durable through the years. As a collector who dumps a ton of money into this stuff, I prefer to have something that will last than something that needs to be handled very delicately. United Jazz is probably the only figure that I prefer the Takara Tomy version over the Hasbro version from the past two years.
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:07pm CDT