Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 10:18pm CDT

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Qwan - another resident Australian - we have an addendum to the full review of Titans Return Titan Class Trypticon, as covered here. This time around, we have an in-depth look at the purple partner in crime of the dino-base-ship: Full-Tilt! Check it out below.

Qwan wrote:PREPARE FOR INCOMING HUGE REVIEW. AND NOT EVEN OF TRYPTICON, THIS IS JUST FULL TILT. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE A MAN A SINGLE TOY, THREE HOURS AND A MESSAGEBOARD.

And now, to add to the number of people who have claimed Trypticon as their own, I grabbed one for myself before work this morning! Suffice to say I can't open or play with the big guy yet, but that just means I can focus more on the other things that would've been overshadowed had I tried to give thoughts about all of them at once.

Things like, the box:
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
(It claims that there's one figure inside, which is kinda wrong however you look at it.)

The collector's card:
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
(Still nowhere near as strong as Alpha Trion though. (I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.))

The sticker sheet:
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
(At a glance, I believe there were upwards of 160 stickers! This is gonna take a while...)

The fact that Full Tilt is packaged slotted into Tryp already, making him really hard and really scary to get out without freeing the main attraction as well:
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
(Seriously, do not try to extract Full Tilt while leaving Trypticon in the package. It felt awful and I'm pretty sure I got really lucky not breaking anything (to my knowledge). Also Necro comes already sitting inside Full Tilt, which is kinda cute and a fun surprise. Like a Kinder egg, except the egg is a plastic toy too!)

And Full Tilt himself:
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

So, for a quick "review" of Full Tilt. Starting from vehicle mode he's pretty nice looking, even if I'm not too fond of the 'two-pronged-car' look in general. It looks suitably non-Earthlike and in fact has what's usually one of my favorite things to see in non-Earth TF vehicles - a lack of any real 'cockpit' area, instead opting for the general shape of a canopy but done up in the same opaque purple as the rest of the toy. (Kind of ironic seeing as this is the one line where Cybertronian vehicles having cockpits would actually make some sense for once.) On the subject of the colors there's no paint to speak of, but the matching of the 'regular' and 'stress-resistant' plastics is quite good, for better or worse since it means that he really is one single color all over.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

As you can see he's a little small next to Topspin (the only other TF I have on hand right now), which means he's basically exactly Deluxe size.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Necro is purple. (In all seriousness there's not much to say; he's your standard Titan Master, with maybe sliiightly looser shoulder joints thank I'd like, but still nowhere near as bad as GXort's were.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Full Tilt has, as far as I can tell, two TM pegs, one on each side by the cockpit. (The cockpit itself does its job perfectly well, but there's really not much to say about it. It holds a Titan Master, yay. It does blend into the vehicle mode's shapes really well though - until I had him in hand I wasn't even 100% sure where the cockpit was, or if he even had one!)

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)
Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Transformation was actually considerably more involved than I was expecting! I mean it's nothing incredible and I'd still be fairly underwhelmed if I saw it on a regular Deluxe figure, but it had one or two little details that I wasn't expecting. (Worth noting also, that Necro is pretty tough to get pegged into the neck, on my copy at least. Not scarily so though, and all it means is that Full Tilt suffers no bobble-head issues in robot mode.) And once it's done, you end up with an extremely purple robot!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Same applies as in vehicle mode; slightly smaller than Topspin, therefore exact Deluxe size. I imagine he's pretty much the same general mass and volume as Perceptor, though I can't check that right now. The near-unbroken-single-color thing works a lot better for him than it did for Blurr, IMO - maybe it's just because it's such a delicious purple this time but he just pulls the look off really well! :x

He has a decent range of articulation, but it's severely undercut by the fact that his feet are totally flat to the ground. People can say what they like about cut A-stances on their Transformers' feet, but they really do help with making posing not feel awful at least. He just always feels wobbly, and like he's going to tip over - even standing straight but with his legs a fraction of a degree apart makes him feel extremely precarious. I guess it's true that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. He looks pretty great once he's posed, though - even with my amateurish attempts!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

On top of moving well, almost all of his joints are nice and tight, but not scarily so! I say almost because his backpack is comprised of two separate pieces that rotate around the same pin - they have really great friction against each other, but are both extremely loose on the main joint they're connected to, if that makes sense. Basically it means that his backpack just flippy-floops all around, but luckily it gets held down by gravity most of the time (as long as he's not actually upside-down it shouldn't cause an issue). It's also probably just an issue on mine too, so suffice to say he's really satisfying to pose since he holds everything so well. (Except that those feet ruin it. Urgh. :BANG_HEAD: )

(Unrelated-to-anything side note: his arms really remind me of smaller versions of CW/UW Scrapper's. I don't have any particular feelings on that, it's just a really strong connection that I'm feeling here and I felt the need to comment on it.)

Thanks to the extra few transformation tricks I mentioned above (the particular one I refer to here is basically the same concept as the CW Dead End mold's calf transformation), Full Tilt's calves end up being covered from all four sides, which means he looks great from basically any angle! Even, dare I say it, I almost think he looks better from the back than from the front, and that's not an insult to how he looks front-on! I just love the way the back looks, for some indiscernible reason.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

And that about wraps it up, I think. Holy cow that was long. I really did not think I had that much to say about one single (fairly plain, all things considered) figure. Long story short, he looks fantastic and is pretty decent on his own, albeit with a few shortcomings that make him a little less fun than I'd have liked. If I were to buy him as a regular Deluxe figure, at full Deluxe price, I'd probably feel pretty underwhelmed even though he's actually quite decent from an objective standpoint. (And I do like him! I'd put him at least equal with Cerebros, his packed-with-a-Titan buddy, if not higher since he can actually function as a self-sufficient Transformer. He just... doesn't feel quite up to scratch for the size-class he's approximating.) But he's not a standalone item, is he? Coming whenever I get around to it: the big guy...

(Bonus head-swap with Topspin! Yeah, he doesn't look great with Freezeout - and I'm gonna guess, probably the same with just about any TM that's not primarily purple, so maybe Apeface'll be good on him? But it looks like Necro's gonna be fantastic on a lot of bots, if his combination with Topspin is anything to go by!)

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Generations Full Tilt (Trypticon Set)

Credit(s): Qwan


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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891340)
Posted by bodrock on June 21st, 2017 @ 10:40pm CDT
Thanks a lot, guys.

Now I MUST HAVE TRYPTICON.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891345)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:12pm CDT
Always had a soft spot for Full-Tilt.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891348)
Posted by bodrock on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:19pm CDT
Ha! Full-Tilt made it for me too, RiddlerJ. :)
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891353)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:29pm CDT
Necro looks like the kind of TM that would make the single best generic army builder on the Perceptor body of repainted on all black and purple. Basically shadow Magnificus.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891355)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:37pm CDT
its a bit different than this
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too bad, i like the different shades of purple
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891357)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:38pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:its a bit different than this
1488740657-australia-toyfair-17-tryp.jpg

too bad, i like the different shades of purple


Ewwwwwwwwww. Why does he look like an eggplantformer?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891412)
Posted by LE0KING on June 22nd, 2017 @ 7:34am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:its a bit different than this
1488740657-australia-toyfair-17-tryp.jpg

too bad, i like the different shades of purple

That's the theme of this line. It has to look like it did 30 years ago, no matter how crappy that makes the toy.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891427)
Posted by kurthy on June 22nd, 2017 @ 8:46am CDT
I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891438)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on June 22nd, 2017 @ 9:30am CDT
Qwan wrote:I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.

Technically speaking, if Trypticon is huge, his speed would be high in mph or km/h, given that a single footstep is absolutely massive.

I think.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891518)
Posted by Omegatron. on June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:02pm CDT
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891534)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:30pm CDT
MagicDeath wrote:
Qwan wrote:I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.

Technically speaking, if Trypticon is huge, his speed would be high in mph or km/h, given that a single footstep is absolutely massive.

I think.


I assume his spacecraft mode should factor in too; if he has interstellar capabilities, most iterations of Blurr should be eating his dust.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891602)
Posted by kurthy on June 22nd, 2017 @ 3:46pm CDT
Omegatron. wrote:
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.


That's kind of my point. You can only do one pose where they are heavily over balanced. I want some high kicks, not side kicks.
It also makes it much harder to do walking poses and the like since the center of gravity is rarely over the foot with an A stance.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891615)
Posted by Omegatron. on June 22nd, 2017 @ 5:02pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
Omegatron. wrote:
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.


That's kind of my point. You can only do one pose where they are heavily over balanced. I want some high kicks, not side kicks.
It also makes it much harder to do walking poses and the like since the center of gravity is rarely over the foot with an A stance.


You can still just about manage that, and this is with the toy with the most slanted feet I've ever seen.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891664)
Posted by Qwan on June 22nd, 2017 @ 10:10pm CDT
I haven't had a chance to do a photoshoot with him yet, but I busted Trypticon out yesterday afternoon and I can safely say he's BY FAR the better of the city-bot molds. (I haven't yet decided if I prefer him or Devastator for the best Titan-class toy, but they're pretty neck-and-neck to be honest.) I'm still working on the stickers - I only got the ship-mode ones on so far, probably about a third of the total number - but even without all the extra detail that they provide he's still a beauty to look at. :x

He is definitely shorter than the Maxtroplex mold (if you have them facing each other and put Trypticon at full standing height, he ends up gazing longingly at Max's robo-pecs), but as others have said he definitely feels like an equal match mass- and volume-wise. Especially if you're at angle where you can see that ridiculously beefy tail. City mode is also really cool-looking and expansive, though I haven't had the chance to compare to Max's (in official and/or fan configurations), but once again it feels like a much more impressive city/stronghold than the other molds' attempts.

Both altmodes are way more convincing than anything on the previous two cityformers, as long as you can disregard (or obstruct from view) the blatant dinosaur head sticking out the back. Yeah, there are little panels to cover the eyes so I guess that's nice, but his mouth is unable to close fully so it still always ends up looking less like a generic lump and more like a mildly surprised T-Rex sticking out the back of a spaceship (or city, as the case may be).


One thing to mention in particular, though, that I could've benefited from knowing for certain as I messed with Tryp for the first time: he absolutely does have forward-backward ratchets in his hips. Mine were very resistant to movement, to the point where it felt like there wasn't actually a joint there, and I spent a good ten minutes feeling like I was about to shear my new toy's legs off, and poring over the instructions trying to determine if I was reading them wrong.

Eventually I disassembled his hips, and confirmed that there was a ratchet there when it launched a positively huge spring at my face. Seriously, no surprise that the hips are hard to move when you've got a spring the length and thickness of a moderately-sized earthworm putting pressure on the ratchet. Luckily it was easy enough to reassemble, albeit with a modicum of constant force to keep the spring from exploding out again, and Trypticon has suffered no lasting impact. But the discovery stands: the figure's hips definitely can move forward and backward, even if it doesn't feel like it - and I've found the best way to get them to move, amusingly, is to not be delicate when you're trying to do so. (Within reason, of course. I am not responsible for any damage sustained by whacking your Transformer with a mallet to try and move its joints.)


As I mentioned at the start, I haven't had time to do a proper photoshoot yet (and he's not even fully stickered up either, so even if I did he wouldn't be at his movie-star best), but I managed to snap a pic of a fun little thing as I headed out this morning.
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"Oh wow, you've got Grimlock, yeah that's real scary Prime. My dinosaur is a city and my personal attack spaceship. I think we both know whose is the better one."

I also brought Full Tilt to work again today, and I'm getting better at keeping him upright; I don't retract my statement about the trouble with his flat feet, but it's not as bad as I had thought it was yesterday. I can get him standing without issue on just the edge of one foot and the toe of the other, so that's pretty good!
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Shots like this often look more dynamic if you take them at a 'Dutch Full-Tilt' angle. Sorrynotsorry

(Side note: I just checked my post history out of curiosity and that crazy-long Full Tilt review, probably the pinnacle of my writing on these boards so far, fittingly comprises my landmark of post number three hundred... and one. :lol: )
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891690)
Posted by Va'al on June 22nd, 2017 @ 11:56pm CDT
As part of the Takara Tomy Transformers site update, and along with all the Legends line figures newsed here, we also have an update on stock photography for LG-43 Dinosaurer - the Japanese release of Trypticon! Check them all out below.

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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891702)
Posted by Regimus Prime on June 23rd, 2017 @ 1:46am CDT
NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891712)
Posted by Qwan on June 23rd, 2017 @ 2:21am CDT
Regimus Prime wrote:NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Oh, Trypticon is truly fantastic. Believe me, you will love (at least one of) him. :x
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891720)
Posted by dragons on June 23rd, 2017 @ 5:34am CDT
Qwan wrote:
Regimus Prime wrote:NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Oh, Trypticon is truly fantastic. Believe me, you will love (at least one of) him. :x


Isn't one enough you really need two? Some people say 400 on statue is to much but buy titan class trypticon that's almost 400 right there plus shipping and handling with tax if you buy him online.

Been waiting patiently get him from first pictures that showed him in prototype stage finally trypticon is got upgrade look from countless versions of metroplex fortress Maximus and scorponok we got
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891731)
Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2017 @ 6:47am CDT
Wow, even the Titan Master isn't better painted. I wonder why Takara didn't bother with this?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Full Tilt (Trypticon Set) (1891941)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 23rd, 2017 @ 6:32pm CDT
Is there ANYTHING different now between the Takara Legends Trypticon release and the Hasbro Titan's Return version? They honestly look identical. Maybe Takara found it easier this time to just go with Hasbro's design and not bother the factory with changing up plastic colors or paint apps for their release in September?

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