Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Friday, October 4th, 2019 9:09PM CDT

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With Transformers Generations Selects WFC-GS004 Powerdasher Cromar being available to order now, he was officially launched in Canada as well, along with Hotshot. Oddly enough, this exclusive looking toy is far from exclusive in Canada. Not only can he be picked up at Toysrus (where I got him) but he is also available at EB Games stores, along with Hotshot. Both are $29.99 CAD but getting him at Toysrus with an R Card means you now have a 90 minute return/price match window if ever they have a sale on Transformers (which they always do). Since I got him today, I thought of doing a quick pictorial review, comparing him to fellow Weaponizer Sixgun.

The only difference is the deco with a new head, which is standard for the Generations Selects line as it is made to replace the Collector's Club which also had similar constraints (leaving new molds for the main line). That head though, is something else. It has a Gobot like aestehtic, looking almost like a clown. You can see a detailed shot below. The paint on that headsculpt is well handled and quite detailed.

He does look plain at first, similar to Sixgun. However, there are some subtle paint apps and there is even some large painted areas, but the result still looks (intentionally?) basic. He has darker paint highlights, which are as subtle in real life as they are on camera. You can find those on the gun tips, feet and on the protruding knee details. His main torso and pelvis pieces are actually fully painted in black over red plastic (due to those parts being on red sprues). So a lot of paint is given there.

I really love the silver paint used for details on the figure against the black. The sculpted details just pop so much more than on Sixgun where those same parts were painted black instead.

As with Sixgun, the legs come off rather easily but he can still hold a pose without a problem. Every other part is solid. Also, yes I did reverse the box in the images for the alternate design.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar
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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040744)
Posted by Stargrave on October 4th, 2019 @ 10:56pm CDT
We're bringing you some more select images from the #NYCC2019, this time we have the current Transformers Generations Selects offerings Smokescreen, Cromar, and Cybertron Defense Hot Shot, and the 35th Anniversary versions of War for Cybertron Siege Voyager class Megatron and Optimus Prime. Just click HERE or on any of the images below to head to the full gallery. Also below is our video taken of the Generations Selects from the showroom floor. Enjoy!

Make sure to share your view with the Seibertron crew in the forum and stay tuned to Seibertron for the latest in #NYCC2019 Transformers news!
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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040859)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 5th, 2019 @ 9:27pm CDT
so look who showed up without a shipping or credit card notice at all

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040875)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2019 @ 10:55pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:so look who showed up without a shipping or credit card notice at all

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Well, how rude of Iron Man not to give you advanced notice of his arrival. He really is Tony Stank. :P
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040876)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 5th, 2019 @ 10:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:so look who showed up without a shipping or credit card notice at all

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Well, how rude of Iron Man not to give you advanced notice of his arrival. He really is Tony Stank. :P

Cut him some slack, he's not used to using the space stone yet :-P
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040939)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2019 @ 10:58am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Well, how rude of Iron Man not to give you advanced notice of his arrival. He really is Tony Stank. :P

Cut him some slack, he's not used to using the space stone yet :-P

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Smokescreen's red is a bit darker and more muted than I thought it would be. But the paint work looks pretty dang good so far
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2040951)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2019 @ 1:38pm CDT
Messing around with Smokescreen today, and wow he is an improvement on Prowl. The race car aesthetic works so much better for this mold, and the paint work is fantastic.

Also, thinking about it and then looking at the list of Autobots, I've now realized that from the entire 1984-85 Autobot tv show cast, the only bot I do not have a toy of at all is Smoke's moldmate Bluestreak. I have everyone else in some capacity, and while some are purely combiners, I feel like very soon I fill have them as individuals too.

Check out Smoke!

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041265)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2019 @ 7:09pm CDT
2/3 Powerdashers complete! Funny Aragon was revealed first and he will be the last i get.

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and have some more Smokescreen

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041277)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2019 @ 7:50pm CDT
Cromar was forged to be G2 armor

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041344)
Posted by william-james88 on October 9th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
Hasbro is truly trying to solve distribution woes by amplifying the ease of purchasing these collectible toys online. For Canadians who couldn't find them at EB Games nor want to pay the extra shipping fees from Pulse, Toysrus.ca now has some of the Generations Selects figures for you to buy online. They are Transformers Generations Selects WFC Nightbird and Powerdasher Zetar. This makes it now 3 Generations Selects figures that Toysrus distributs in Canada. Toysrus is also the exclusive distributor of the Seeker 3 pack with Ionsotrm, Novastorm and Acidstorm and that pack can also be purchased from Toysrus.ca.

The packaging is in all North American languages so they can be shipped across Canada. Hopefully Toysrus also stocks the other Generations Selects figures, especially since Redwing still has no Canadian retailer.

Here are the links:

Transformers Generations Selects - WFC-GS07 Nightbird, War for Cybertron Deluxe Class Figure

Transformers Generations Selects - WFC-GS08 Powerdasher Zetar, War for Cybertron Deluxe Class Figure

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Voyager Class Seekers 3-Pack

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041374)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 9th, 2019 @ 6:09pm CDT
Some more images of the good guy with an evil clown face

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Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041391)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 9th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CDT
Everybody with awesome stuffs, meanwhile, I'm still waiting on my Pulse Star Convoy....


Nah, its all good, my wallet needs a little break.
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041395)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 9th, 2019 @ 8:02pm CDT
I'm waiting on Star Convoy too. But honestly, considering the delays of stuff i've ordered into October, it might be better that he comes out in November
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041466)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 10th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CDT
So I ordered Hot Shot and Cromar from Pulse a week ago when they went live, and I just today got the email saying they've shipped, but when I check the tracking info on the orders, it says they started shipping Monday and they're already in Illinois by now. Hasbro just didn't let me know they were on their way or change my order status and let me track them until today, because....reasons, I guess. :HEADHURTS:

At least now I know I'll have them on Monday.
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041469)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 10th, 2019 @ 4:47pm CDT
Pulse has been weird with the shipping. I got my notice that Cromar shipped today.. even though he arrived Tuesday
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041495)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 10th, 2019 @ 10:56pm CDT
I got the email notice that my Cromar and Hot Shot had shipped just this morning. By the time I got home from work today, they had already been delivered! That's instant gratification, lol! :D

By the way, both figures are fantastic! Zetar and Cromar look great together on my display shelf. I can't wait to get Aragon from the Amazon set now. I'm looking forward to him more than "Invisible" Mirage or "Decepticon" Impactor. Hot Shot is a great repaint. Different details are picked out as compared to Hound, giving him a more distinct look. Hot Shot really makes me appreciate the Siege Hound mold even more now.
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041560)
Posted by Emerje on October 11th, 2019 @ 11:06pm CDT
So I emailed Pulse Tuesday asking what's happening with the last two Seacons. I pointed out that they've been on Takara Tomy Mall for a while and they're already listed at domestic web shops. Haven't heard anything yet which is a little concerning, the previous two waves were listed within a couple days. I hope things just got lost in the shuffle while trying to get things listed from NYCC and wrapping things up with Unicron's crowdfund and they'll get up there soon.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041568)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 12th, 2019 @ 2:10am CDT
Emerje wrote:So I emailed Pulse Tuesday asking what's happening with the last two Seacons. I pointed out that they've been on Takara Tomy Mall for a while and they're already listed at domestic web shops. Haven't heard anything yet which is a little concerning, the previous two waves were listed within a couple days. I hope things just got lost in the shuffle while trying to get things listed from NYCC and wrapping things up with Unicron's crowdfund and they'll get up there soon.

Emerje


This is why I've ordered the last two from TFSource. The first four I ordered through Hasbro Pulse. When they do eventually go up on Pulse, I'll just cancel the TFSource order.
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041614)
Posted by Cobotron on October 12th, 2019 @ 2:21pm CDT
Posting these pics here just to illustrate that these Selects boxes work great as building block risers/platforms for terracing a display.

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I . like to turn them inside out to show off the cool Cybertonian hexopattern.
Adds a splash of techno-greeble to the background. ;)^
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041615)
Posted by aronjlove on October 12th, 2019 @ 2:35pm CDT
Thursday I noticed Hot Shot was listed on Pulse so I ordered him along with Astrotrain. I then cancelled my pre-order at Big Bad. While the order still says unfulfilled on the Pulse site I got a notification from FedEx saying Hasbro is getting a package ready to ship to me.
Re: Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar (2041639)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 12th, 2019 @ 7:05pm CDT
aronjlove wrote:Thursday I noticed Hot Shot was listed on Pulse so I ordered him along with Astrotrain. I then cancelled my pre-order at Big Bad. While the order still says unfulfilled on the Pulse site I got a notification from FedEx saying Hasbro is getting a package ready to ship to me.


Yeah, Pulse has been a bit weird in sending out their ship notifications and updating orders on their site. A few members got their ship notifications from Pulse on the day their items arrived. Cromar and Hot Shot arrived for me on Thursday and still showed up as unfulfilled on Pulse until this morning. Fedex has been been more reliable on the ship notifications for my recent orders.

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