Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 12:09pm CDT

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I will get right to the punch: This is the best deluxe class figure of the line so far and I am certain it will be one of the main figures this line is remembered for.

Firstly, while this toy's robot mode is sized smaller than a deluxe, it definitely feels like a deluxe class toy in terms of paint applications, size of the alt mode, complexity, accessories, and heft. I don't feel in any way ripped off for paying a deluxe price and frankly, I feel I am getting more from this toy than any other deluxe in this line so far. Plus, him being smaller means we will be able to recreate Megatron trying to crush him when we get the Leader Megatron figure in hand.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

We will start with the alt mode which baffles me a tiny bit with the fact that both the box and instructions make sure to highlight the Mercedez Benz licence. That's odd since there is no mention of the brand anywhere on the toy and Mercedez doesn't make scooters, at least none like this. This looks more like a Vespa with some changes done to avoid licensing. The Vespa inspirations are even more apparent on the CG art on the box where some recognisable Vespa traits are found in panels making up the robot. Even the colour is very Vespa like.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Ok aside from that oddity, the vehicle is great. I really like how part of the robot head pops out near a rear wheel well to help give shape to the wheel well. It seems to be part of the alt mode, what part I could not say, but it works. The other factor that might make you think this transforms is that there are two additional handle bars on the sides, which become the robot hands in robot mode. But these can be taken out if you want to complete the illusion. And they store in the cargo trailer. Speaking of which, both extra handlebars and interchangeable arms can fit in the back compartment in the red tool box. The only accessory that does not fit is the giant gun, but it can be attached to any peg along the alt mode. I really like how tight the connection with the cargo trailer is. It will never let go, and yet it being a ball joint means you can remove it by finding the right pressure point and not exerting yourself much. The whole alt mode balances very well and if you detach the cargo trailer, you have a stand to have the scooter stat upright.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Now onto cargo trailer. I do not know why, but it is almost entirely made of clear blue plastic. That colour is not used anywhere since the trailer is fully painted light blue, with some brown wash to show dirt. The wheels are clear blue plastic, but that doesn't really help explain anything. It does mean you end up with easily the most painted toy in the entire line so far.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

The cargo trailer opens up to be a nice maintenance bay. This is easily the best looking maintenance bay I have ever seen on a transformer and a much better transformation than just opening Prime's trailer. You really lose track that this was once a cargo trailer. More paint inside, of course. And the tool box opens to give you all the hand options you may need.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Now those hands and arm need to go on a robot, so lets transform this bugger. The Transformation is not simple but not complicated and 100% refreshing. This is not a shellformer and it does one of those nice transformation moves where the plane of transformation shifts. Like what was horizontal now becomes vertical. Another fascinating bit is how this transformation is essentially trying to convey and go around some massive morphing that happens in the movies. Like how bits of the alt mode grow smaller or bigger to suit a purpose. With Sqweeks, his headlights should be his eyes, but that doesn't work due to the size difference and its impossible to achieve. The toy finds an ingenious way to have the alt mode headlights disappear while having the robot head appear to replace it, at the same spot. This really blew me away. When affixing the handles, unless you left them in alt mode, you will notice that he does end up with 4 handles. 2 forming his hands and 2 coming out of his neck. Now that is not as big a problem as I would have thought since in this mode, the handles coming out of his neck are made to represent the breaks that also come out of his neck in the film. So he still ends up with small alt mode pieces at the same spot, helping to give the look we see in the film, I have no problem with that.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

In robot mode, you have a ton of options depending on how deadly you want to be. The giant gun can replace either of his hand(le)s. He also has a beefy right arm that you can swap out and that arm itself can hold the gun too (or another weapon you have handy, and you can keep the gun on the other hand). if you want even more firepower, you can take that cargo trailer we spoke about before and attach it to his back to give him some shoulder mounted missile packs. The backpack attaches really well here too.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

So there you go. Lots of paint, a fun refreshing transformation unlike the usual movie kind, lots of play-ability and personality and looking good in both modes. This is usually all I need to be happy and right no I am very happy.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Oh and another thing, his glasses can flip up to give him that Millhouse look.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight


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Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888670)
Posted by VikingsBlade247 on June 11th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
Well how about this new image.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888676)
Posted by william-james88 on June 11th, 2017 @ 12:49pm CDT
Toysrus Australia has an odd new listing where they lump in the only 2 deluxe exclusives Toysrus is carrying globally under the Mission to Cybertron subline: Skullitron and Megatron. Skullitron looks very different from his CG render which was revealed a few weeks ago. The colours are far more bold here in these stock images of the finished toys. Megatron looks far more similar to what we were expecting though. These will be sold for $40 AUD (Americans shouldn't worry, they were confirmed to be $20 in the US).

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Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888677)
Posted by william-james88 on June 11th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
Thanks VikingsBlade247, I found others along with the one you sent in and gave you a news credit!
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888685)
Posted by Ig89ninja on June 11th, 2017 @ 1:15pm CDT
Looks like skullitron had an encounter with optimus prime, while Megatron wants to say "yeessss"
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888687)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 11th, 2017 @ 1:37pm CDT
Great review of Sqweeks. I agree with it. He's such a fun toy that shows Hasbro/Takara had a lot of fun designing him and giving him that repair bay trailer for extra play value.

That chest piece can slide up a fair bit further if you want to give him a beefier chest. Also when that's done, if you look underneath it you see the six round thingies the artwork shows too. :)

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Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888693)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 11th, 2017 @ 1:50pm CDT
william-james88 wrote: Skullitron looks very different from his CG render which was revealed a few weeks ago. The colours are far more bold here in these stock images of the finished toysImage

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Skullitron look WAY better than Steelbane. If he end up being not a floppy mess, this is the one I'll get.

I don't care for that deluxe Megs because I already have the mold and I don't really like it.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888697)
Posted by .... on June 11th, 2017 @ 2:32pm CDT
Skullitron looks pretty creepy! Dunno if I want it.

Megatron on the other hand looks great, and because he's a deluxe he'd scale better with voyager Scorn. :D Only wish there was a proper TLK deluxe Optimus coming out as well besides the the DotM repaint. :( Still though, I love the movie design of the head with the Generations/G1 sort of face underneath. Looks brilliant! Way better than if he had the fully movie style face on this smooth-looking body.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888698)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 11th, 2017 @ 2:36pm CDT
Skullitron's threatening to go on my buy list. I love that creepy head sculpt and I love the knights style. Deluxe Megs is an easy pass. The new head is kinda cool but I've never really cared for that figure mold.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888699)
Posted by .... on June 11th, 2017 @ 2:38pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Skullitron's threatening to go on my buy list. I love that creepy head sculpt and I love the knights style. Deluxe Megs is an easy pass. The new head is kinda cool but I've never really cared for that figure mold.


Yay! I like Megs, so it's nice to hear that he won't disappear within two days of being in stock. More time for me!
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888700)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 11th, 2017 @ 2:39pm CDT
SillyMcGilly wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Skullitron's threatening to go on my buy list. I love that creepy head sculpt and I love the knights style. Deluxe Megs is an easy pass. The new head is kinda cool but I've never really cared for that figure mold.


Yay! I like Megs, so it's nice to hear that he won't disappear within two days of being in stock. More time for me!



Oh just cos you said I gonna go to your nearest store and buy all them deluxe meggys! :P

Nah it's ok, you can have 'em. :D
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888704)
Posted by .... on June 11th, 2017 @ 2:51pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
SillyMcGilly wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Skullitron's threatening to go on my buy list. I love that creepy head sculpt and I love the knights style. Deluxe Megs is an easy pass. The new head is kinda cool but I've never really cared for that figure mold.


Yay! I like Megs, so it's nice to hear that he won't disappear within two days of being in stock. More time for me!



Oh just cos you said I gonna go to your nearest store and buy all them deluxe meggys! :P

Nah it's ok, you can have 'em. :D


LOL thanks.

The lesser amount of people want it the more likely it is to go on sale. *crosses fingers* Please please please I don't like paying 20USD for a deluxe. I will if I need to though.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888722)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 11th, 2017 @ 3:42pm CDT
skullitron.. Not digging it at all.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888725)
Posted by Tyrannacon on June 11th, 2017 @ 3:56pm CDT
The uh...deluxe Megatron's head almost looks like the Emperor Palpatine transformer's head. I'll name him Palpatron. XD
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888726)
Posted by dragons on June 11th, 2017 @ 3:59pm CDT
He's good figure look forward to see him in movie
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888730)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 11th, 2017 @ 4:46pm CDT
Weak ass alt mode for that Skullitron but a fun head sculpt. Totally bizarre.

That deluxe Megs is also a pretty weak offering. TLK head and AOE body is pretty lazy.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888731)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2017 @ 4:50pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:That deluxe Megs is also a pretty weak offering. TLK head and AOE body is pretty lazy.
That toy mold is not from AOE.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888733)
Posted by Rainmaker on June 11th, 2017 @ 4:53pm CDT
The backside of the Mission To Cybertron cards create a battle scene with Optimus and Megatron on Cybertron.
:MAXIMAL:
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888734)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 11th, 2017 @ 4:55pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Weak ass alt mode for that Skullitron but a fun head sculpt. Totally bizarre.

That deluxe Megs is also a pretty weak offering. TLK head and AOE body is pretty lazy.



Is not AoE. Megatron ... well Galvatron... was a truck in AoE. That Deluxe Megatron is 30th thrilling IDW G1 Megatron toy from 2013.
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888736)
Posted by Rainmaker on June 11th, 2017 @ 4:58pm CDT
Wait, is Primus Cybertron a MtC toy?
:MAXIMAL:
Re: Pictorial Review of Deluxe Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight (1888738)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 11th, 2017 @ 5:03pm CDT
Rainmaker wrote:Wait, is Primus Cybertron a MtC toy?
:MAXIMAL:


Every chain has it's own exclusive gimmick:

Toys 'R Us: Mission to Cybertron, featuring cyberglyphs
Walmart: Autobots United, featuring Hot Rod
Target: similar to G1 Tech Spec decoders, except the codes are on the toys

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