Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 10:16pm CDT

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Barricade is a fun character to get again in a movie toyline since he is movie original and has had decent-very good toys ever since the first film. Below are my thoughts on the new figure in a pictorial review followed by fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg's thoughts in a video review. Our opinions could not be more different.

I will start by being very blunt: I think this figure sucks. If this is the best this line has to offer with its deluxes, which is what I am hearing from other reviewers, then we are in for a rough ride. Simply said, he is a basic and lazy shell-former. The transformation is nothing new, it's very similar to deluxe Drift from Age of Extinction but without any ingenuity that figure had like the folding doors to reveal new robot detail.

Instead we just get a plain figure where kibble just hangs out. He is far from being as sleek as any character model has shown us and in fact looks nothing like his character model.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

I was going to say maybe the head looks similar but they do something super odd where the head is made of two pieces and the piece in the back is a dull beige plastic. I have no clue why they couldn't use the same plastic colour as the front of the head. It looks odd and cheap.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

A lot of the problems stem from the simplicity of the figure which results in a terrible looking back, which totally invades the front. There is almost no transformation or deco to the legs, which have the outline of the wheels showing in robot mode, making it look like he has super weird calves.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

The backpack is as bad as it gets with shell-formers, taking up the height of the figure, basically, but what bothers me is that it doesn't peg into anything at the top.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Another thing, this figure is puny. Here he is next to Kup.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

That Kup cost me $15 USD while Baricade cost me $22 USD (current MSRP for both lines in Canada). This figure just makes me appreciate my Kup even more now.

I do like his knuckles though.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

The weapons are ok and I do like that they can be stored in alt mode.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

Another thing to note, this toy is not based on any specific car since there is no licensing. Here is a shot of the back of the box where you can see the amount of steps it should take.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade

So that was my opinion with the photos showing you what I am talking about. Chuckdawg had a very different opinion and here it is below!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While Barricade's transformation is not perfect, it's not as fiddly as it could be. The best part is the wide assortment of accessories, I especially like the Autobot beating stick. If you're going to buy one figure from the first wave of The Last Knight Deluxe Class, make it Barricade.


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Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875377)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 18th, 2017 @ 10:32pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Lo and behold, I'll go to my local Walmart tomorrow and all I'll find will be a barren wasteland. >:oP

You ready to spend $40 on a voyager and $30 on a deluxe?


For voyager Megatron? Hell YEAH! Right here, right now! :x

As for the rest, I'll wait for the usual sale. Even if that "sale" will just bring back the prices at normal levels.
Still, that new Hound is mighty tempting too...
So far however, none of the deluxes interest me.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875378)
Posted by william-james88 on April 18th, 2017 @ 10:39pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Lo and behold, I'll go to my local Walmart tomorrow and all I'll find will be a barren wasteland. >:oP

You ready to spend $40 on a voyager and $30 on a deluxe?


For voyager Megatron? Hell YEAH! Right here, right now! :x

As for the rest, I'll wait for the usual sale. Even if that "sale" will just bring back the prices at normal levels.
Still, that new Hound is mighty tempting too...
So far however, none of the deluxes interest me.

Ok so then it doesnt matter if your walmart will have those figures tomorrow or not then.
The voyagers you want are only coming in like 2 months.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875382)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 18th, 2017 @ 10:50pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Lo and behold, I'll go to my local Walmart tomorrow and all I'll find will be a barren wasteland. >:oP

You ready to spend $40 on a voyager and $30 on a deluxe?


For voyager Megatron? Hell YEAH! Right here, right now! :x

As for the rest, I'll wait for the usual sale. Even if that "sale" will just bring back the prices at normal levels.
Still, that new Hound is mighty tempting too...
So far however, none of the deluxes interest me.

Ok so then it doesnt matter if your walmart will have those figures tomorrow or not then.
The voyagers you want are only coming in like 2 months.


Oh.
Well, thanks, you saved me a trip.

Optimus Prime seem like a fantastic mold, but I have enough of him already and I'll eather wait for it to be 20$, or if some super special repaint ever come out. Based on Evasion Prime, this is very likely.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875404)
Posted by noctorro on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:28am CDT
Offtopic:

Anybody else creeped out by the giant letters official productions ceo apple evil corp in the pictures?
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875407)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:41am CDT
noctorro wrote:Offtopic:

Anybody else creeped out by the giant

Okay, yep, follwing you...
letters official productions ceo apple evil corp in the pictures?

Yeah, I got...you just...I don't...what?
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875411)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:08am CDT
Optimus' face needs more painted details. Looks weird that it's all grey.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875422)
Posted by King Kuuga on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:45am CDT
AgentK2 wrote:Lots of text and broken pictures

So hey buddy, it looks like your pictures were hosted on Discord. It looks like they don't allow external access to their files, so all your embedded reference pics just showed up as broken links. I even followed the URL and only got an error message. I suggest hosting your pictures on Imgur or another site if they're too big to upload straight to Seibertron.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875435)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:13am CDT
Eh I dunno. Still looks better to me than that TItans Kup he's pictured with (liking Takara's Kup so much more). Kup avoids having bulky back pack by simply turning into a made up sci fi shoe-car with no roof. :P

I'd quite like to get painting some lil details on this Barricade but yes some of the car kibble could have been made to fold up more to improve it but I still like the look of it. I'd paint the back of his head like I do with some of my figures anyways to block the lightpiping they have (I hate lightpiping, just paint the damn eyes the colour they're supposed to be!)
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875441)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:29am CDT
He doesnt have any lightpiping.
And his car mode is also made up. There is no license.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875442)
Posted by Burn on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:38am CDT
I can see myself not getting much of this line. Which is fine, as far as movie figures go I've become VERY selective.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875444)
Posted by Evil Eye on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:39am CDT
Oh. That's disappointing. If he didn't have that backpack or if it folded up better (see Battle Blade Bumblebee) he'd look OK, but with that whole non-compressible vehicle roof on his back...Nah. A shame as his movie design (from what we've seen of it) and aesthetic concept is pretty awesome. Nightstick, shotgun mandala and "Protect and Serve" knuckledusters? Hell yeah! What a pity they got translated to such a crappy figure.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875445)
Posted by Galva Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:48am CDT
I'd say Barricade and Optimus are the weakest of all the new moulds so this is not indicative of how good the entire line's going to be. You only have to look at both Megatrons and Scorn to see that they're better than the the Barrcade mould. Not sure why he's so simplified when others in the line transform in more steps. Perhaps it's because he comes with more accessories. Still, it wouldn't have hurt them to actually but the doors on his arms and maybe have the chest transform a bit more to show his badge in the middle.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875447)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:55am CDT
i took the backpack off of barricade and it makes him soo much better.
he does have a lot of paint on him or a finish of some type
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875453)
Posted by Ig89ninja on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:52am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:i took the backpack off of barricade and it makes him soo much better.
he does have a lot of paint on him or a finish of some type

Wait wait wait, the backpack is removable? If so I'll might actually get this figure
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875456)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:57am CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:i took the backpack off of barricade and it makes him soo much better.
he does have a lot of paint on him or a finish of some type

Wait wait wait, the backpack is removable? If so I'll might actually get this figure

yes
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875458)
Posted by EmirateXaaron on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:59am CDT
Argh, sorry for taking so long to get back here. I was unable to revisit the TRU during my stay in Indiana, as I had Easter events to attend with family. Though, I'd say they were stock that was accidentally put out early, if the other experiences here are anything to go by. I might be able to ask a friend that's staying down there to give it a try, though.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875461)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
Galva Prime wrote:I'd say Barricade and Optimus are the weakest of all the new moulds so this is not indicative of how good the entire line's going to be. You only have to look at both Megatrons and Scorn to see that they're better than the the Barrcade mould. Not sure why he's so simplified when others in the line transform in more steps. Perhaps it's because he comes with more accessories. Still, it wouldn't have hurt them to actually but the doors on his arms and maybe have the chest transform a bit more to show his badge in the middle.

I totally agree with it being odd that Barricade is simplified when the other new molds seem to go back to the ROTF complexity. That Voyager Optimus is super complex (almost annoyingly so, especially with those damn truck panels on the arms).

And while I like your optimism on megatron and the other new molds, these two and berserker are the only ones we have so far for new molds. We didnt handle the other ones yet so we cant know for sure. There are a bunch of cool looking toys which end up being dissapointing once we have them in hand (Leader Grimlock from the previous movie is a good example). I am hoping thats not the case with any of these but the only ones we have been able to handle so far arent that great. Thats pretty much all I meant.

Bumblebee21 wrote:i took the backpack off of barricade and it makes him soo much better.
he does have a lot of paint on him or a finish of some type

Its the metallic plastic used that gives it a nice looking finish.

Ig89ninja wrote:Wait wait wait, the backpack is removable? If so I'll might actually get this figure

Its not intentional. Like how his arms and head are also removeable since they are on ball joints. Removing the backpack just means your shell-former became a partformer, yay.

EmirateXaaron wrote:Argh, sorry for taking so long to get back here. I was unable to revisit the TRU during my stay in Indiana, as I had Easter events to attend with family. Though, I'd say they were stock that was accidentally put out early, if the other experiences here are anything to go by. I might be able to ask a friend that's staying down there to give it a try, though.


Its been days, so forget that for now. We will news when the line is made available monday.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875534)
Posted by Va'al on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
After some first look images we got a while ago from Argos UK for Transformers: The Last Knight toys, we now also have a confirmed sighting of the figures on the shelves in other retailers! The following proof comes from fellow Seibertronian Crankcase79 and the Smyths in Birstall, Leeds - check out the display of £22.49/$29 USD Deluxes (lotsa Barricades), One-Steps, Turbo Changers - regular and Tiny - and more, and use our Sightings database anywhere in the world to help out local collectors too!

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Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875537)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:11pm CDT
I hope Barricade will be in stores here soon. I'm really looking forward to him and he is the one figure from wave 1 I want
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Barricade (1875543)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:43pm CDT
Are deluxe class figures worth £22.49? These seem to have shot up in price.

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