Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 11:02pm CDT

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After this wave being out in Asia, it has finally reached the west and we have a pictorial review of one of the most anticipated figures in this wave, Windblade.

This new Windblade sits at different extremes makes her end up quite average in the end. Compared to previous 1 blades I would say this is the best-looking one. She has as much paint as I would need especially in her face, which is gorgeous, with a really nice Sarah Stone look and the best detail we have seen so far in the west.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

I like how slender yet tall she is, she stands perfectly fine and has a decent heft to her. She is four more fun to pose than any of the previous Winblades and her alt mode is also slender (unlike the chubby RID one) and doesn't have gaps the same size as the first one (yet there are some gaps still there). So in all these points she is definitely the best of the three so far.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

However when it comes to other aspects she ends up at the end. For instance, the weapons. I know that Hasbro really wants to integrate the Titan Masters into these but adding that to a sword takes away the slender aspect of the weapon. They end up looking much bigger than you would be used to and definitely odd. Plus, that you can do with a Titan master doesn't look good anyway as you can see in the image below. that combined form which sits on top of the cockpit just ends up looking silly.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade


I also have a major issue with the fact that this is the third wind blade and they are still sticking to a very similar transformation where once again to hands are left in the open. I realize that it's because they want more slender four arms for a female robot which means that you can hide yours within the within the forearm you can try something else. That would have added a lot of innovation to a toy which ends up being very plain in the transformation department.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

The transformation is my main beef with toy, it is very very simple. The fact that the head does not need to be hidden removes some steps and ingenuity. And since the hands are not hidden you end up losing that transformation step to making both Scourge and Highbrow, who have a similar transformation, seem a tad bit more complex. So the added fact that this is a reused and simplified transformation along with the fact that if uses a similar transformation to previous Windblades make that aspect of the toy very dull.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade

But I won't fault that the final toy looks good I just wish there was a little bit more to her


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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899776)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 25th, 2017 @ 11:17pm CDT
Her eyes look spooky at certain angles but what an amazingly detailed figure. The alt mode is perfect and those swords are awesome!
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899779)
Posted by bodrock on July 25th, 2017 @ 11:28pm CDT
I gotta have that TR Windblade -- lovely face.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899797)
Posted by Deadput on July 26th, 2017 @ 2:48am CDT
The rid one was fine but this is the Windblade for my collection! ;)^

It might just be bias for my love of Headmasters.

RIP TR you were a great line while you lasted.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899803)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2017 @ 4:06am CDT
I don't care about specials anymore. I just want TR Windblade and Kup at RETAIL price. No 30$ each plus shipping bullcrap. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899804)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2017 @ 4:19am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Deadput wrote:Or he could be referencing the box set characters like Ultra Magnus and Arcee being repurposed in a two pack or part of the Transformers Tribute line.

This is what I think he was referncing. Maybe not in the tribute line, but as store exclusives somewhere.

And TM Optimus Primal and Toraizer. Well, whatever he's referring to it'll be leaked before it's officially announced.

Windblade looks great! Can the swords be mounted backwards in jet mode to look more like guns?

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899810)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on July 26th, 2017 @ 4:54am CDT
I agree about the swords. They are far too chunky for her slender figure.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899812)
Posted by Kurona on July 26th, 2017 @ 5:14am CDT
And now I desperately need her T30 sword. That just looks perfect on her.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899814)
Posted by RAR on July 26th, 2017 @ 5:27am CDT
Doctor Wu. Make some swords supposedly designed for Windblade, the "Drift" sword just about every Maketoys came with for a while might work too.

Speaking of those swords though - anyone know why they are selling a pair of normal looking swords as accessories for her - does she use them in a comic or something ?

Otherwise lending her the RID or Generation's toy's sword seems quite logical. I may buy the white Dr. Wu Swords anyway as they might suit Bludgeon or Drift pretty well too.

Assuming I ever find a Warrior Class Bludgeon that is.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899816)
Posted by Kurona on July 26th, 2017 @ 5:30am CDT
Nah, she hasn't used them in the comic -- or anything else for that matter. It's been quite a confusing point for a while.

I can only imagine they're going to be some ultra-powerful super-duper weapon she gets in the Titans Return Machinima cartoon.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899828)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 26th, 2017 @ 6:40am CDT
Windblade looks pretty good! The jet mode looks absolutely great, and the robot mode is nice looking too. Her shoulder/neck area looks a bit weird but that could just be certain photos. The transformation looks annoyingly simple but hey, if it works, it works.

The thing that annoys me the most is those swords. Quite aside from the fact they look nothing like her normal sword, who puts a seat on a sword!?!?. They'll be going to someone else methinks.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899831)
Posted by Insurgent on July 26th, 2017 @ 6:47am CDT
It's so you can plug them into Fortress and have them as manned turrets that shoot swords.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899833)
Posted by Rated X on July 26th, 2017 @ 7:27am CDT
How much you wanna bet that at some point in power of the primes, the voyager elita one mold will be redecoed as Windblade? :lol:

They can even redeco Nitro Zeus mold red and black with the titans head as movie Windblade. :SICK:

She is definitely on her way to becoming the new Bumblebee.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899844)
Posted by ExciKaiser on July 26th, 2017 @ 8:48am CDT
Rated X wrote:She is definitely on her way to becoming the new Bumblebee.


Why not. I'm really tiered of Bumblebee. too much Bumblebee.

I realize we havent seen Bumblebee on the POTP leaks. What a great line it seems to be.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899854)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 26th, 2017 @ 9:27am CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
Rated X wrote:She is definitely on her way to becoming the new Bumblebee.


Why not. I'm really tiered of Bumblebee. too much Bumblebee.

I realize we havent seen Bumblebee on the POTP leaks. What a great line it seems to be.


Plenty of movie Bumblebee to come, no doubt. Maybe there's a POTP BUMBLE PRIME on the way too! :lol:

Bbts just got wave 5 deluxes in today, and wave 5 tm(s). Now we just need the Overlord preorder to come about.... Any time....
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899856)
Posted by o.supreme on July 26th, 2017 @ 9:30am CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
Rated X wrote:She is definitely on her way to becoming the new Bumblebee.


Why not. I'm really tiered of Bumblebee. too much Bumblebee.

I realize we havent seen Bumblebee on the POTP leaks. What a great line it seems to be.


Not really a fan of Windblade just because of the whole "fan vote" aspect...

anyway, I hope there is no BB in PotP, he's getting his own flippin' movie. TBH , I don't know how they can make a whole toy line out of this, I guess a dozen or so different BB's? But there's been no indication that there will be any other bots or cons in the film, so not exactly sure how that's going to work.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899857)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 26th, 2017 @ 9:33am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
ExciKaiser wrote:
Rated X wrote:She is definitely on her way to becoming the new Bumblebee.


Why not. I'm really tiered of Bumblebee. too much Bumblebee.

I realize we havent seen Bumblebee on the POTP leaks. What a great line it seems to be.


Not really a fan of Windblade just because of the whole "fan vote" aspect...
Heh, if you can even call it that, since Hasbro misconstrued the results of the vote into something that no fan ever voted for.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899860)
Posted by ExciKaiser on July 26th, 2017 @ 9:40am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I guess a dozen or so different BB's?


No difference with previous movies then. >:oP
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899862)
Posted by Kurona on July 26th, 2017 @ 9:42am CDT
Windblade's in that frustrating position of being cool, but also being shoved in everyone's faces every two seconds causing dislike for her. Like Charizard or something.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899866)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2017 @ 10:02am CDT
Kurona wrote:Windblade's in that frustrating position of being cool, but also being shoved in everyone's faces every two seconds causing dislike for her. Like Charizard or something.


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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers Titans Return Windblade (1899868)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 26th, 2017 @ 10:05am CDT
Kurona wrote:Windblade's in that frustrating position of being cool, but also being shoved in everyone's faces every two seconds causing dislike for her. Like Charizard or something.



Charizard is shoved in people' s faces all the time and they don't like him? New to Pokemon scene as my boys are interested. Not any of our favorites, but acceptable to us.


I don't mind Windblade. I expect to see her added to the line action movies at some point. Drift as been made into less of a generations toy character and more of an RID, and movie character, minus MTMTE/LL, of course.

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