Pictorial Review for Generations Selects Cromar
Friday, October 4th, 2019 9:09PM CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews, Sightings
Posted by: william-james88 Views: 16,639
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.
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Posted by Stargrave on October 4th, 2019 @ 10:56pm CDT
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!
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 5th, 2019 @ 9:27pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2019 @ 10:55pm CDT
Well, how rude of Iron Man not to give you advanced notice of his arrival. He really is Tony Stank.D-Maximal_Primal wrote:so look who showed up without a shipping or credit card notice at all
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 5th, 2019 @ 10:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Well, how rude of Iron Man not to give you advanced notice of his arrival. He really is Tony Stank.D-Maximal_Primal wrote:so look who showed up without a shipping or credit card notice at all
Cut him some slack, he's not used to using the space stone yet
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.
Cut him some slack, he's not used to using the space stone yet
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
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2019 @ 1:38pm CDT
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!
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2019 @ 7:09pm CDT
and have some more Smokescreen
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2019 @ 7:50pm CDT
Posted by william-james88 on October 9th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
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
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 9th, 2019 @ 6:09pm CDT
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 9th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CDT
Nah, its all good, my wallet needs a little break.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 9th, 2019 @ 8:02pm CDT
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 10th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CDT
At least now I know I'll have them on Monday.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 10th, 2019 @ 4:47pm CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 10th, 2019 @ 10:56pm CDT
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.
Posted by Emerje on October 11th, 2019 @ 11:06pm CDT
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.
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.
Posted by Cobotron on October 12th, 2019 @ 2:21pm CDT
I . like to turn them inside out to show off the cool Cybertonian hexopattern.
Adds a splash of techno-greeble to the background.
Posted by aronjlove on October 12th, 2019 @ 2:35pm CDT
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.