New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset

New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 4:39pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, -Kanrabat-, has let us know that fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, PrimeVsPrime, has uploaded a brand new video review of the recently announced Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator boxset!

This boxset contains 8 of the 9 previously released Constructicon toys (it doesn't include Rampage, instead going for Skipjack, to make Devastator appear closer to his film self), there is some deco changes made as well.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



Also don't forget to check out the Unboxed blog over on HasbroPulse.com to see how this beast was designed!

What do you think of this set? Are you planning on getting it? Do you already have Devastator on your shelf? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): PrimeVsPrime from Seibertron


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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2084982)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 22nd, 2020 @ 4:57pm CDT
I skimmed through it out of morbid curiosity, and I gotta say when placed together in a box, they don't look that bad. I like the Constructicons individually, but Devastator doesn't appeal to me, so I never bought any of them. However, I might pick this up just so I can have all the Constructicons to display, and have a box to store them all together instead of in individual boxes. And I do think this version looks better, even with the slight paint apps changes. It would have been cool if we got legends class figures of the twins included.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2084984)
Posted by Betenoire on October 22nd, 2020 @ 5:01pm CDT
Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2084991)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2020 @ 5:23pm CDT
I already have most of the individual Constructicons, I just need Long Haul and Overload, so I'm passing on the box set.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085011)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on October 22nd, 2020 @ 9:57pm CDT
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085012)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 22nd, 2020 @ 10:04pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.
Which is ironic considering that in the novelization Sentinel killed them both and if Paramount had followed that the haters would have been placated. FWIW, I had no problem with them whatsoever. They were funny. Whoever decided they were racial caricatures must have been a racist to begin with to project that onto 2 alien robots.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085014)
Posted by First-Aid on October 22nd, 2020 @ 10:16pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.
Which is ironic considering that in the novelization Sentinel killed them both and if Paramount had followed that the haters would have been placated. FWIW, I had no problem with them whatsoever. They were funny. Whoever decided they were racial caricatures must have been a racist to begin with to project that onto 2 alien robots.


Thats an interesting point. I just saw them as a couple of idiots...the comic relief. There are plenty of people of all races that act like those two. And what about the racial stereotype of Drift as Asian? Of Dino? Hot Rod? Even Wheelie to an extent as a dirtyminded New Yorker...and God in heaven was Wheelie an idiot. It's projection. There was no skin color outside of green and...burnt orange?
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085016)
Posted by sol magnus on October 22nd, 2020 @ 10:31pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.
Which is ironic considering that in the novelization Sentinel killed them both and if Paramount had followed that the haters would have been placated. FWIW, I had no problem with them whatsoever. They were funny. Whoever decided they were racial caricatures must have been a racist to begin with to project that onto 2 alien robots.

Hmmm...that's an interesting take.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085019)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 22nd, 2020 @ 10:51pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.
Which is ironic considering that in the novelization Sentinel killed them both and if Paramount had followed that the haters would have been placated. FWIW, I had no problem with them whatsoever. They were funny. Whoever decided they were racial caricatures must have been a racist to begin with to project that onto 2 alien robots.


Thats an interesting point. I just saw them as a couple of idiots...the comic relief. There are plenty of people of all races that act like those two. And what about the racial stereotype of Drift as Asian? Of Dino? Hot Rod? Even Wheelie to an extent as a dirtyminded New Yorker...and God in heaven was Wheelie an idiot. It's projection. There was no skin color outside of green and...burnt orange?

The Twins reminded me of my brothers because they constantly came up with stupid ideas that ended up being funny. I think the only thing that really IDs them as racist stereotypes is Skids' golden tooth, and the descriptor of "wannabe gangstas". Which is unfortunate because I'd love an updated set of them, but it's unlikely to ever happen, and their other figures are a tad too expensive for me to justify picking them up
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085021)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2020 @ 11:11pm CDT
If what happened with POTP Jazz is any indication, Hasbro likely just wants to avoid any controversy, racial or otherwise, altogether, so their lack of producing any SS updates to Skids and Mudflap could be taken as a sign of that avoidance.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085022)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2020 @ 12:19am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.


I never, ever saw the "race thing" in the twins. Maybe I'm just not insane enough.
All I saw was just forced cringe "comedy" like every other parts of the movie.
But the toys were pretty good or even awesome like the stellar Human Alliance figures. They will come around to make them, like so many other skipped "less popular" characters.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085026)
Posted by Emerje on October 23rd, 2020 @ 1:03am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Betenoire wrote:Guessing given the current political mood the Twins are not high on Hasbro's "must release soon" list.

And I have most of these characters individually, don't have Skipjack yet, not sure if I want this set or not so I have the Constructicons and Devy. :-? Ah well, I should have some time to decide.
Not just the current climate, the 2009-2011 climate was fairly hostile to them as well. Between that, and a lot of the people who sadly don't see the problem with racial caricatures (intentional or otherwise) also hating them (because pathological hatred for comic relief characters)... The bad reception actually got them cut from Dark of the Moon, if you'll recall.


I never, ever saw the "race thing" in the twins. Maybe I'm just not insane enough.
All I saw was just forced cringe "comedy" like every other parts of the movie.
But the toys were pretty good or even awesome like the stellar Human Alliance figures. They will come around to make them, like so many other skipped "less popular" characters.

If I try I can certainly impress a "race thing" on them, but I don't see that by default. To me, being from the country, I just see caricatures of rednecks or white wannabe gangstas.

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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085029)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2020 @ 1:16am CDT
Emerje wrote:If I try I can certainly impress a "race thing" on them, but I don't see that by default. To me, being from the country, I just see caricatures of rednecks or white wannabe gangstas.


Emerje



That was and still is my exact same impression of them as well!

I find the "racism" pushed on these characters to be quite forced. First time I heard about it, I was going "uh? whaaa?" and even the voices actors themselves were dumbfounded.

One more result of the critical-race-theories cancer festering in the USA (and too many parts of the western world) since decades. #-o
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085032)
Posted by LeAwesome1 on October 23rd, 2020 @ 4:09am CDT
I really hope they do update Skids and Mudflap, I really enjoyed them and they have quite nice designs. You can't update all the movie characters without updating them.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085037)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2020 @ 5:51am CDT
LeAwesome1 wrote:I really hope they do update Skids and Mudflap, I really enjoyed them and they have quite nice designs. You can't update all the movie characters without updating them.


I Didn't bought much of the SS figures. But man, I would really love to have a boxset of the icecream twins but this time, in proper deluxe sized bots with the vehicle that scale using modern engineering. Why not add the two regular ones as well? A special boxset of four figures.

Then, it will be a badly distributed exclusive. :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085038)
Posted by LeAwesome1 on October 23rd, 2020 @ 5:53am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
LeAwesome1 wrote:I really hope they do update Skids and Mudflap, I really enjoyed them and they have quite nice designs. You can't update all the movie characters without updating them.


I Didn't bought much of the SS figures. But man, I would really love to have a boxset of the icecream twins but this time, in proper deluxe sized bots with the vehicle that scale using modern engineering. Why not add the two regular ones as well? A special boxset of four figures.

Then, it will be a badly distributed exclusive. :KREMZEEK:

I strongly feel they shouldn't make any actual film characters into exclusives. I get Leadfoot because he literally has Targets logo on him, and luckily (in the UK at least) he was very easy to get ahold of. But aside from him, the exclusives should just be repaints or characters that weren't in the film, such as Thundercracker. Please don't let SS get the same treatment as Earthrise where half the characters are unobtainable exclusives.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085040)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 23rd, 2020 @ 5:58am CDT
Nah Bay characters wouldn't be exclusives...Studio Series 86 on the other hand...
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085045)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 23rd, 2020 @ 6:52am CDT
I'm glad I completed Devastator individually, I don't see my need for the boxset. which is sad, I wish they had done something more to try to get me to buy it.

I also want the twins, they are among the very few bots that have not gotten figures, and now that we have Devastator complete, they really should release them. Wouldn't mind a deluxe or even voyager 2-pack to get them right
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085111)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2020 @ 9:08am CDT
Emerje wrote:If I try I can certainly impress a "race thing" on them, but I don't see that by default. To me, being from the country, I just see caricatures of rednecks or white wannabe gangstas.


Emerje
See, that's just it. One could argue that "white wannabe gangstas" is itself an offensive mockery of another race's culture, and in that light it's easy to see why people felt offended by Skids and Mudflap resembling "white wannabe gangstas".
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085117)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 24th, 2020 @ 11:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:If I try I can certainly impress a "race thing" on them, but I don't see that by default. To me, being from the country, I just see caricatures of rednecks or white wannabe gangstas.


Emerje
See, that's just it. One could argue that "white wannabe gangstas" is itself an offensive mockery of another race's culture, and in that light it's easy to see why people felt offended by Skids and Mudflap resembling "white wannabe gangstas".
That was my point. That's projecting onto them that being that way belongs to 1 specific culture. It doesn't. (What I'm trying to say is that if you say it's racist because being gangsta only belongs to black people then that is racist in itself.)
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 69 Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Boxset (2085121)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 24th, 2020 @ 12:02pm CDT
I think it's sad that a couple fictional characters in a movie that are aliens could be labeled as portraying a specific race.
But what's more sad is that a specific race has dealt with so much oppression and mistreatment and shit that this assumed portrayal, while most likely inaccurate, isn't exactly some crazy stretch.
I'm not black, I'm Asian. And while I'm no high scholar, you don't have to be to understand the reality of history.
What's probably more of a stretch is for people to claim that blacks are too sensitive to the racial issue. Imo, the fact that there is still a racial issue may in fact be justification for a black person's "sensitivity", not matter what level or degree.

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