Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 3:58pm CDT

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The Walmart exclusive Netflix Series voyager three packs are out in Canada and your fellow news editor found them while getting some milk today. Since these are all simply redecos, I felt in hand images would be all that was needed for a review since all of these molds have already been released multiple times.

This review will be for Megatron with Battlemasters Captive Lionizer & Captive Pinpointer (yes, that is their names, Megatron has imprisoned these guys).

Firstly, as a multipack, I much preferred this one over Hotlink's simply due to wanting all these toys. Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the bot that came with action master Rad. And while Pinpointer does feels cheap, with the barrel detaching rather easily, I do like that we are getting the targetmaster that goes with Crosshairs.

Now onto Megatron, while I still don't fully get what Hasbro is going for with the spray paint effect, I do prefer him much more than the other versions of this mold. For one, they fixed something with the ankles. I can't tell for sure what it is mechanically, since it does still look the same, but there's no longer the idea of locking and unlocking his ankles. And once unlocked, they don't feel loose. It results in a more satisfying time posing him with ankle pivot.

While the paint seemed to be the biggest difference at first glance (especially due to cameras picking up that silver in an oddly lighted room), I find the change in plastic itself to be more significant to the overall look. It is leagues better than on the original, now that I have them to compare. The "black" plastic on the original had a rust/brown tinge to it but here, it is actually black. It looks especially great on his legs since it created the perfect contrasting look to that spray painted silver on the front, which gives it a G1 toy homage. This adds to the G1 homage that was already on the original toy, with those red highlights in the joint areas and sword, and of course that silver paint and darker grey plastic all add to that theme.

This makes this particular version of Megatron truly shine (ha!) as a more specific homage compared to the original version which was more of an amalgamation. Also, he fact that the inner tank treads are unpainted on this new version makes them less obvious and easier to ignore. You instead get a more Megatron-like silhouette created through the colour contrast of the two different plastic colours.

The spray paint scheme is purposefully uneven, though I don't really know why (this is the case for all these Netflix series redecos). You end up with half his helmet painted. It actually reminds me a lot of that Friends episode where Ross gets a spray tan and through some mishap only gets the spray done on one side of his body. But as you can tell from the images, it still makes for a decent look. It actually ends up emphasizing effectiveness more so creating a cell shaded effect naturally.

The only thing I actually have against this deco is that they just could not resist putting that battle damage splatter somewhere. It has been greatly reduced from the original toy, but it's all focused on his crotch. It would be nice to go one year without attention being given to Meg's crotch (for a recap: MP 36 and 36+ had octo crotch, and last year we got several shots of Beast Wars Meg's broken crotch).

On that fine note, I give you all these images, enjoy!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer


This article was last modified on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 6:16pm CDT

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Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057895)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 26th, 2020 @ 3:59pm CDT
It's too bad they couldn't have done Lionizer's legs in gray plastic, or painted them gray. He would have been spot-on G1 perfect then. Oh well!
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057898)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2020 @ 4:03pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the wolf bot that came with action master Rad.
/:)
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057900)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on March 26th, 2020 @ 4:13pm CDT
Soon we may see ultra magnus in his sspoiler pack if this is accurate he will arrive next week
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Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057902)
Posted by william-james88 on March 26th, 2020 @ 4:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the wolf bot that came with action master Rad.
/:)

I knew it felt weird when writing it, but I was looking at both this and the G1 toy and it really looked more like a wolf. Was it ever confirmed what animal it was imitating?
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057903)
Posted by JomasterII on March 26th, 2020 @ 4:37pm CDT
...isn't LIONizer a LION though, not a wolf? :P
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057904)
Posted by Lore Keeper on March 26th, 2020 @ 5:11pm CDT
Seeing as we have had TWO Lionizers released for WFC, I hope maybe we'll get a non-action master Rad sometime soon. In fact, I'd love to get all of the action master originals as fully fledged Transformers, as well as their partners. I'm also curious to see how they might reimagine the pretender characters to be more appealing to buyers than their last go-around. I'm thinking attachable armor to go over their inner robots. It would make them more than just a dinky Transformer hidden inside a dinkier action figure.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057906)
Posted by blackeyedprime on March 26th, 2020 @ 5:35pm CDT
Kinda wish the silver was all over him but it's still a nice look and makes the figure seem more megatronish somehow. Alt mode is still lackluster but might be one of those things that can't be improved on no matter the paint scheme.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057912)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:14pm CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:Seeing as we have had TWO Lionizers released for WFC, I hope maybe we'll get a non-action master Rad sometime soon. In fact, I'd love to get all of the action master originals as fully fledged Transformers, as well as their partners. I'm also curious to see how they might reimagine the pretender characters to be more appealing to buyers than their last go-around. I'm thinking attachable armor to go over their inner robots. It would make them more than just a dinky Transformer hidden inside a dinkier action figure.

See, i like this because we got Crosshairs and then 2 potential Targetmasters for him (Trenchfoot with the Firestormers pack can work, it's what i use/Pinpointer with Neflix Megs). It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057916)
Posted by carytheone on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:26pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
If they released Rad or any other Action Master, would you want them to transform or would you want them done right?

Mega silver paint is awesome. Kind of a shame they keep pairing desirable Target Masters with exclusives. I wouldn't mind those two.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057918)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:35pm CDT
carytheone wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
If they released Rad or any other Action Master, would you want them to transform or would you want them done right?

I would not mind either way, but I think I would prefer to give Rad a vehicle mode. MTMTE gave several action masters alt mods at last, and I wouldn't mind those being used.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057919)
Posted by o.supreme on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:39pm CDT
Sorry if this has already been covered but....Are these walmart exclusives? Also if anyone is interested in selling just the Battlemasters at a fair price PM me.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057920)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:39pm CDT
Yes they are walmart exclusives
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057921)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 26th, 2020 @ 7:02pm CDT
Not sure if it’s been mentioned but wasn’t expecting the size difference in size on Starscream.... on the fence with which I like better
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057923)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 26th, 2020 @ 7:25pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
carytheone wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
If they released Rad or any other Action Master, would you want them to transform or would you want them done right?

I would not mind either way, but I think I would prefer to give Rad a vehicle mode. MTMTE gave several action masters alt mods at last, and I wouldn't mind those being used.
Ah, so that's what cary meant by "done 'right'" and refused to explain :roll:
Transform, definitely. Nontransforming is for sidelines like Revoltech, Robot Replicas, or Hero Mashers.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057927)
Posted by Deadput on March 26th, 2020 @ 8:37pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
In case they don't then I already have a blue and black/purple tetrajet on the squad anyway.

Also, the listing you mention which I'll put below doesnt really mention who it was, so it could be anyone:

Voyager Seeker 2-Pack 477915

Late post sorry.

I know the two pack is not mentioned to have names one way or another, I say it's most likely to have the Coneheads because of the presence of Thrust on his own.

I don't see this line having the 3 main Seekers and the Coneheads bar some appearing in selects.
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057931)
Posted by sol magnus on March 26th, 2020 @ 8:51pm CDT
Both have their pros and cons, but I think I like the Netflix version better. I'll pass the OG one to my son, or if he complains too much I'll give him the Netflix one. Either way, I'm keeping the Battlemasters. >:oP
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057932)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on March 26th, 2020 @ 8:55pm CDT
Guys, Magnus may be coming soon. Would you like pictures if he comes?
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057933)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on March 26th, 2020 @ 8:57pm CDT
Sarahthecutevixen wrote:Guys, Magnus may be coming soon. Would you like pictures if he comes?

Absolutely, no one knows what he looks like and this site would much rather news a user submitted pic than an outside one ;)^
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057935)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on March 26th, 2020 @ 9:29pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sarahthecutevixen wrote:Guys, Magnus may be coming soon. Would you like pictures if he comes?

Absolutely, no one knows what he looks like and this site would much rather news a user submitted pic than an outside one ;)^

the images will be from tfw2005 because it's easier to upload them there and link them to here

I like being able to upload a bunch of images at once and I am gonna take lots when he comes
Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer (2057936)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2020 @ 9:34pm CDT
Sarahthecutevixen wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sarahthecutevixen wrote:Guys, Magnus may be coming soon. Would you like pictures if he comes?

Absolutely, no one knows what he looks like and this site would much rather news a user submitted pic than an outside one ;)^

the images will be from tfw2005 because it's easier to upload them there and link them to here

I like being able to upload a bunch of images at once and I am gonna take lots when he comes
Just upload them all to Imgur or something and then embed each of them here with the image tags.

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