New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe

New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 3:49pm CST

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Greetings Seibertronians! Following on from yesterday's sightings and video reviews, fellow Seibertron user, Lore Keeper, has sent over a link to the last toy in Wave 1, Mindwipe!

As before, this is not a reissue of the original Mindwipe Headmaster from the 1987 Generation 1 toyline. Instead this is a redeco'ed Titan's Returns version of the character. Featuring a deco different from the previous versions of the two past releases of this toy. Mindwipes Decepticon Headmaster allies will be released along with the Autobot Headmaster Highbrow.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



Will you be picking up this Decepticon? Or are you happy enough with one of this molds past releases? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Lore Keeper from Seibertron


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Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093223)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 20th, 2021 @ 5:21pm CST
You know... I know people are wondering why Skullcruncher's cockpit hatch and Weirdwolf's cockpit windows are that soft plastic. I have a better question: why did they choose those pieces to be gang-molded with the teeth?
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093482)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on January 23rd, 2021 @ 3:05pm CST
So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
Headmaster leak maybe.jpg
And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it. On one hand, these would be the first new figures in this line, the fact that they seem to have just grabbed an Arcee-colored Chromedome boxart off Deviantart is a bit sketch, and what mold would they even use for Armada Sideways. On the other, this feels veeery similar to the PotP leak (where they just used old images/art to display figures that weren't done yet), they've done new-mold exclusives in the past (PotP Punch/CP, SS Leadfoot, etc), and they did release two other UT references/updates semi-recently in Siege/Selects (and a third one was supposed to come with Sky Lynx before getting cut).

Thoughts? I honestly would love for this to be real just for Sideways alone.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093486)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 23rd, 2021 @ 3:36pm CST
Arcee, Fangry and Armada Sideways? :-?

Dunno what to think, but the Blurr retool Arcee is in the cards, if true. Maybe a Monsterbot retool for Fangry (maybe Grotusque) with Squeezeplay using Repugnus in the future. Sideways... Outside of a straight reissue of the Armada figure (what a disappointment that would be) I'm blank on that one.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093493)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 23rd, 2021 @ 7:28pm CST
that was already confirmed to be fake
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093510)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on January 24th, 2021 @ 3:10am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:that was already confirmed to be fake
Aw man, was it? I saw people speculating it was fake, but I haven't seen any of the trustworthy sources confirm that. I was really hoping for Sideways, dang it.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093526)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 24th, 2021 @ 2:11pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:that was already confirmed to be fake
Aw man, was it? I saw people speculating it was fake, but I haven't seen any of the trustworthy sources confirm that. I was really hoping for Sideways, dang it.


Kinda figured in all honesty: the code on top was off, but I was hoping it wasn't a Hasbro product code. The Retro Headmaster assortment code is F0930 if you must know.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093530)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 24th, 2021 @ 3:24pm CST
I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093534)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 4:01pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the Titans Return toy before.

Image

And the G1 toy could hold the tail as a weapon too.

Image
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093549)
Posted by william-james88 on January 24th, 2021 @ 5:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093550)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 5:23pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.

He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
The bold parts. He's surprised by the tail's ability to be held by the toy in its robot mode and how nice it looks, as though he's never seen that before.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093565)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 9:01pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
Image
And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it.
Looks like this next slide from the same source confirms that it's bogus:

Image
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093571)
Posted by william-james88 on January 24th, 2021 @ 11:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.

He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
The bold parts. He's surprised by the tail's ability to be held by the toy in its robot mode and how nice it looks, as though he's never seen that before.


It's not how I read it. It could just as easily be an observation they had on the toy and still like at the moment. Like how I speak of older toys in present tense when writing my top 5 lists. Just to say, we shouldn't be so quick to be dismissive of people's comments. Their comment added to the discussion, giving their opinion of a toy, while yours did not.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093609)
Posted by Tuned Agent on January 25th, 2021 @ 12:46pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
Image
And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it.
Looks like this next slide from the same source confirms that it's bogus:

Image

As someone who'd love a titan master-compatible Animated Headmaster, I felt that "sorry" for wave 6.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093868)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 28th, 2021 @ 9:59pm CST
I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093869)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 28th, 2021 @ 10:04pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".


I hear you on the "tails for weapons" bit. I pulled out Classics Grimlock the other day (He's keeping PCC Grimstone company) and really dislike that on him. O well.

My Walmarts are done with their resets, and one even had a Hardhead on the shelf. Later, Chromedome first. Though... dunno if I'm dodging bullets out with the Decepticon ones, or missing out. :-?
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093908)
Posted by Changewinds on January 29th, 2021 @ 1:46pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".


I do wonder if they fixed the loose hips on this new version. I did like the look of the bot and alt mode, but the loose hips were a dealbreaker since Skullcruncher and his recolor Gatorface both couldn’t stand very well on their own.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093909)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:25pm CST
Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093912)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:33pm CST
I also have both and can confirm Krok wasn't nearly as bad as Skullcruncher. Floor polish did the trick just fine for me too.

I'm curious to see if they did anything about the hinge on Wolfwire myself. I have all 7 from TR already, so he is the only one I might be interested if they fixed things.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093913)
Posted by william-james88 on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:39pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.


Best tail sword ever though goes to the Tigerzord from MMPR.
Cybertron Scourge is pretty awesome too though.
Re: New Video Review of Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters Mindwipe (2093958)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 30th, 2021 @ 12:17am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.


Cybertron Snarl, that was some tail.

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