Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 10:20am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of his sighting yesterday, fellow Tranformers fan from Australia Nathan has kindly done a pictorial review of the voyager class Alpha Trion for your viewing pleasure. Read on to see what he had to say about the highly anticipated upcoming triple-changer, and check out the accompanying pictures, and be sure to let us know what you think of the figure in the comments below.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Alpha Trion is awesome, He looks like a viking berserker was raised as a samurai or maybe the other way round, either way he doesn't give off an especially "Alpha Trion" vibe. Its not necessarily a bad thing, he does still feel very wise and learned but now there's no doubt he can kick some ass.

He has quite a boxy torso which limits posing a little bit, but I feel like you can get him into all the positions and poses you would want a character like this to throw out.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

I thought these figures made good comparison toys not just for their alt mode similarities but also the similarities in design elements of the robot modes, which I'm sure I'm not the only person to have thought so.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Both alt modes have obvious elements of the other in their design, but that's kinda just the nature of the beast. As far as beast modes go, it's not bad, he can throw some fairly regal shapes if you need him to.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

His spaceship mode seems very tame by comparison, but I like that aspect to it, it's almost like he has a Jekyll and Hyde motif to it, I hope this version is one we get to see in the comic's, as I would love an explanation for these alt modes. The other thought I'm left with is how are they going to reuse this mold?

Of the three voyagers in this line I own (Galvatron, Astrotrain and Alpha Trion) he is quickly becoming my favorite due to the uniqueness of his design, my eye is continually drawn to him because he's so weird. I'm looking forward to displaying him on metroplex's shoulder.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion

Credit(s): Nathan Blakeley


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Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816338)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:40am CDT
Ok, I really can't wait for Alpha Trion. He may be my most coveted figure of the line so far. He looks awesome and I love the triple changing beast/ship/bot mode. I really like that the fists are the lower jaw and the fingers come off as teeth.

Kurona wrote:It was sarcasm, but it is actually something I have been considering - TR Megatron looks to be the best Megatron yet (for my personal tastes anyway), and if the Blitzwing redeco/retool is too similar - especially since I'd want them posed next to each other in a 'con display - then I might just have to go Generations Blitzwing.

I am personally very happy with my Thrilling 30 Blitzwing, so I won't get the TR one for him. Depending on his colors, I may just put Flywheels' head on there and make that my generations Flywheels (color depending). If the colors don't work out, I'll get Megatron (or just both, so I have voyager Prime and Megs and Leader Prime and Megs).

Agamemnon wrote:Generations Nightbeat?

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This is cool. How'd you do it?

Mr Skram wrote:Eh, I think it's fine if people have legit complaints about QC and such. It lets others know of potential problems so they can make a more informed decision. Some people don't want to mess with having to fix their brand new figures and that's alright.

For Rewind's alt mode, give the boombox a try. I was inspired by someone pages and pages ago(or possibly a different thread. I couldn't dig that far back to find the exact posts)
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Yep, that was us! I tried it out and then you pulled off a better version :lol:

RodimusConvoy13 wrote:Apparently I missed a notification on this post and was 3 pages behind. Caught up. There's a hell of a lot of Negative Nancy's in those 3 pages. Cheer up folks! Most of the "horrible quality control" you're complaining about can be easily rectified with some scotch tape or some future floor polish. Does it suck you have to do this, yes. But if you do the quick fixes, they are really fun figures.

I got Rewind and Wheelie yesterday. Rewind has lame alt modes, but robot mode is awesome. He looks great.

Wheelie is a bit finicky with the transformation but once you get him right, he's a great alt mode that actually rolls. Also gave him the slingshot from GDO Wheelie.

I love Rewind. He is a great figure and the bot mode is perfect for me. Wheelie is also fun, but I agree the alt mode is a bit panicky, but still awesome! (totally needed that slingshot).
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816339)
Posted by SureShot18 on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:40am CDT
Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816340)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:42am CDT
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?

I feel the same way, unfortunately...
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816347)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:54am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?

I feel the same way, unfortunately...


Complete opposite. I can't wait for this guy! I think he looks great. I love the spaceship mode and that face is so great.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816352)
Posted by Mr Skram on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:05am CDT
D-Max and the boombox, okay! Sorry, I have a hard enough time remembering people's names irl, can be a bit tougher on forums.


I like Alpha Trion, but not necessarily as A3. I'd like to see who they repaint/remold him as. The samurai berserker description is great! He does look like it, but to me that's not a characteristic of Alpha Trion. I wonder if I can hold off long enough to wait for the repurposed mold, if there is one.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816355)
Posted by RAR on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:09am CDT
Is Alpha Trion supposed to transform into Parsley the Lion ?
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816357)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:22am CDT
Mr Skram wrote:I like Alpha Trion, but not necessarily as A3. I'd like to see who they repaint/remold him as. The samurai berserker description is great! He does look like it, but to me that's not a characteristic of Alpha Trion. I wonder if I can hold off long enough to wait for the repurposed mold, if there is one.


Our best guesses are Vector Prime, any Japanese lion Prime (Lio Convoy or Go Prime), or even Prime Thundertron.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816359)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:29am CDT
Agamemnon wrote:Generations Nightbeat?

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What Hasbro should've did.

Those little titan sets are nice but are poor stand-ins for the established characters. The only one that makes the concept even feel palpable is Apeface. Most of them look like generic sets were designed first, then a certain character was attached. What does a jet or tank have to do with Horri-Bull?

I guess I must've lucked out with my Skullsmasher. I haven't had any problems with parts popping off. Only once did a leg come off when transforming him. He's been standing sturdy on my desk for two weeks now. Granted, I didn't get one of the initial releases so maybe the later waves are better.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816360)
Posted by Ultimate Weapon1 on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:29am CDT
I can't wait till they arrive in the US! (and not just them but all of the others too) ;)^
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816362)
Posted by Bradimus on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:33am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?

I feel the same way, unfortunately...


My biggest problem with the robot mode is that crotch plate. It doesn't make sense and gets in the way. Then there is the block look. What works for Zyuohger doesn't work for Transformers. I think just like the legend class chest minions this mold suffers from triple changer syndrome. In this case lion and space ship do not mix. What we are left with is a lion that looks like a brick with strange limbs and no articulation and a space ship with half a lion head on each side destroying the look. I wish Hasbro would have made a lion as one figure and a space ship as another instead of this mess. I do like how the lion head halves make up the shoulders, but that's all I like.

To everyone who likes this mold all the power to you. It's just not for me. [-(
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816363)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:35am CDT
Bradimus wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?

I feel the same way, unfortunately...


My biggest problem with the robot mode is that crotch plate. It doesn't make sense and gets in the way. Then there is the block look. What works for Zyuohger doesn't work for Transformers. I think just like the legend class chest minions this mold suffers from triple changer syndrome. In this case lion and space ship do not mix. What we are left with is a lion that looks like a brick with strange limbs and no articulation and a space ship with half a lion head on each side destroying the look. I wish Hasbro would have made a lion as one figure and a space ship as another instead of this mess. I do like how the lion head halves make up the shoulders, but that's all I like.

To everyone who likes this mold all the power to you. It's just not for me. [-(

At least this lion mode has articulation, unlike thundertron :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816364)
Posted by william-james88 on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:38am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mr Skram wrote:I like Alpha Trion, but not necessarily as A3. I'd like to see who they repaint/remold him as. The samurai berserker description is great! He does look like it, but to me that's not a characteristic of Alpha Trion. I wonder if I can hold off long enough to wait for the repurposed mold, if there is one.


Our best guesses are Vector Prime, any Japanese lion Prime (Lio Convoy or Go Prime), or even Prime Thundertron.

Aside from Vector Prime, the rest sound like things the Club would do, or Takara, nothing mainline Hasbro. And even then Vecotr Prime doesnt make sense as a lion. Is it possible that this, along with Galvatron, could be a unique mold, as far as a mianline release?

SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?

I am of two minds on this toy. The robot mode rocks and I find it really cool how the ship can have such smooth sides and yet also turn into a lion. But the duality of this toy does end up hurting the alt modes. The ship ends up having beast feet on the sides and I also find it really odd why they chose not not have a tapered front. I thought the feet would connect the other way with the silver in between. I dont get why they chose the other way, it also makes his feet look weird.

And the lion ends up having a very angular rickish mody, especially the back. The front is fine but the back is all blocky with the lion legs looking way too small. Reminds me a bit of this, and not in a good way:

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But overall, the robot mode is awesome and I like triple changers so I am still very interested in this.

On another note, that review makes me want to go play with my Vector Prime, easily one of the best Transformers of all time.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816367)
Posted by william-james88 on August 18th, 2016 @ 11:43am CDT
Bradimus wrote: a space ship with half a lion head on each side destroying the look.


But we dont see the lion head on the shapeship:

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Its the flat half we see instead that doesnt have any of the lion features.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816373)
Posted by Dude Gatsby on August 18th, 2016 @ 12:02pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mr Skram wrote:I like Alpha Trion, but not necessarily as A3. I'd like to see who they repaint/remold him as. The samurai berserker description is great! He does look like it, but to me that's not a characteristic of Alpha Trion. I wonder if I can hold off long enough to wait for the repurposed mold, if there is one.


Our best guesses are Vector Prime, any Japanese lion Prime (Lio Convoy or Go Prime), or even Prime Thundertron.


It's a bit of a stretch, but I was thinking they would use it for Victory Leo.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816374)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 18th, 2016 @ 12:09pm CDT
Dude Gatsby wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mr Skram wrote:I like Alpha Trion, but not necessarily as A3. I'd like to see who they repaint/remold him as. The samurai berserker description is great! He does look like it, but to me that's not a characteristic of Alpha Trion. I wonder if I can hold off long enough to wait for the repurposed mold, if there is one.


Our best guesses are Vector Prime, any Japanese lion Prime (Lio Convoy or Go Prime), or even Prime Thundertron.


It's a bit of a stretch, but I was thinking they would use it for Victory Leo.

Hmm, that's kind of clever actually :-?
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816393)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 18th, 2016 @ 1:24pm CDT
yeah, it doesn't scream Alpha Trion to me at all. Wondering what the intended mold might be instead of A3. Maybe it's designed for one of the upcoming Predacons and/or Lio Convoy. (?)

It's odd seeing some of the Botcon fiction coming to life in the main line, though. I'll probably pick it up for that reason alone.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816402)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 18th, 2016 @ 2:13pm CDT
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?


It just looks like a hot mess to me.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816406)
Posted by Bradimus on August 18th, 2016 @ 2:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Bradimus wrote: a space ship with half a lion head on each side destroying the look.


But we dont see the lion head on the shapeship:

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Its the flat half we see instead that doesnt have any of the lion features.


It looks terrible from the front, totally unbelievable as a ship, and terrible from the rear, though some people might not care about that. It also looks pretty bad from the side (the angle you are sharing in the picture) as the lion legs are clearly visible.

Optimum Supreme wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:Ugh, I really want to like Alpha Trion. But I can't. The proportions of the robot mode look off to me and the altmodes aren't anything to write home about. Does anybody else have a similar opinion?


It just looks like a hot mess to me.


And that about sums it up.

Sorry, there is no winning me over with this mold. But I won't tell anyone who likes it not to. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816409)
Posted by Cobotron on August 18th, 2016 @ 2:40pm CDT
Say what you will about the figure, but no one can deny that that sword is absolutely glorious!

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Re: Pictorial Review Titans Return Voyager Class Alpha Trion (1816410)
Posted by LE0KING on August 18th, 2016 @ 2:49pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:yeah, it doesn't scream Alpha Trion to me at all. Wondering what the intended mold might be instead of A3. Maybe it's designed for one of the upcoming Predacons and/or Lio Convoy.


My guess is onyx prime (the beastformer prime) and if that's the case I'll pass. I have car robots/rid Megatron as onyx in my 13 primes collection.

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