Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift

Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 5:36pm CDT

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Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has sent us his latest review for the Robots in Disguise one-step changers Sideswipe and Drift! Drift is another use of the butterfly transformation while Sideswipe is an all new mold. You'll find Chuck's thoughts below along with the review!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While there's a large number of fans who just can't get behind the concept of simplified figures, the RID One Step changers make for interesting desk toys. Drift is done in the butterfly opening style which if I'm honest, has been way overused. Sideswipe, features a fantastic new transformation that I hope to see more of in the future.


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Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868519)
Posted by RAR on March 22nd, 2017 @ 7:40pm CDT
Hopefully somewhere will still be stocking the RID lines after the Movie toys come out. I expect having two legion lines is going to cause some trouble though - unless the Movie one replaces the RID one - which would annoy me a lot as I still need to get Legion Bisk and frankly I'd like a Legion Thermidor too.

They showed some newer ones at Australian Toyfair and so It looks like they are going to be making both at the same time - but darn is the supermarkets never going to order both. So one of them is going to be hard to get. same with the onesteps too.

I am hopeful Sideswipe (Transformation 3) will show up before the line gets canned. as I don't much appreciate having to import onesteps.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868560)
Posted by ScottyP on March 22nd, 2017 @ 9:16pm CDT
Crazybolt was released in the US, with Entertainment Earth having stock for a few very brief moments and walmart.com had them in stock (sold by themselves and not a marketplace seller) for about two days back in the fall? This is nitpicking, I realize, as it was effectively not released here in the scope of things ;)


So new Warriors arrived from HTS yesterday. For the new molds, I thought Blurr was a bunch of fun but the poseability is limited. I enjoy Soundwave quite a bit, but objectively, many of you won't. The alt mode is strange, it has visible hands in said mode, and some parts don't quite move around as seamlessly as they could. Personal taste on the design and transformation scheme has me pretty positive on it, but if I put on the critical toy nerd hat it doesn't hold up well. Anyone else pick these up?
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868578)
Posted by RAR on March 22nd, 2017 @ 9:58pm CDT
yep.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868610)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 23rd, 2017 @ 12:21am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Crazybolt was released in the US, with Entertainment Earth having stock for a few very brief moments and walmart.com had them in stock (sold by themselves and not a marketplace seller) for about two days back in the fall? This is nitpicking, I realize, as it was effectively not released here in the scope of things ;)


So new Warriors arrived from HTS yesterday. For the new molds, I thought Blurr was a bunch of fun but the poseability is limited. I enjoy Soundwave quite a bit, but objectively, many of you won't. The alt mode is strange, it has visible hands in said mode, and some parts don't quite move around as seamlessly as they could. Personal taste on the design and transformation scheme has me pretty positive on it, but if I put on the critical toy nerd hat it doesn't hold up well. Anyone else pick these up?

I got both yesterday as well. They are both good and fun, but not the winners of the line to me.

soundwave feels a little lighter than I'd like, and his chest looks a bit too big in robot mode. I love the design but I wish it was a little denser and a little less... chesty.

And Blurr, yeah the posability feels off, and I think his shoulders are a bit too high.

They are alright and lots of fun, but they aren't the Thunderhoofs and the Fractures of the line
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868645)
Posted by ScottyP on March 23rd, 2017 @ 9:42am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:They are alright and lots of fun, but they aren't the Thunderhoofs and the Fractures of the line
That's a very succinct and effective way to describe them. Good, but not great like the ones you mentioned and Bisk.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868683)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 23rd, 2017 @ 1:16pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:They are alright and lots of fun, but they aren't the Thunderhoofs and the Fractures of the line
That's a very succinct and effective way to describe them. Good, but not great like the ones you mentioned and Bisk.

It's actually kind of funny that Blurr, Ratchet, and Windblade are the only Autobots I've bought in the past year. It's been ruled by the Rid cons
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1868706)
Posted by RAR on March 23rd, 2017 @ 3:30pm CDT
I really wish the new wave info would drop so I can find out if I need to import a Bisk & Ratchet warrior class or not.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869118)
Posted by MrBlack on March 24th, 2017 @ 10:24pm CDT
Picked up Blurr and Soundwave.

I actually really like Blurr. No waist swivel, but poseable nonetheless, and a fun transformation.

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Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869123)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 24th, 2017 @ 10:29pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:Picked up Blurr and Soundwave.

I actually really like Blurr. No waist swivel, but poseable nonetheless, and a fun transformation.

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I saw this exact picture on that Facebook page you have and liked it! It is coo.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869129)
Posted by william-james88 on March 24th, 2017 @ 10:34pm CDT
So jealous of you guys!
These probably wont hit canada for a while :-(
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869201)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 25th, 2017 @ 5:22am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
MrBlack wrote:Picked up Blurr and Soundwave.

I actually really like Blurr. No waist swivel, but poseable nonetheless, and a fun transformation.

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I saw this exact picture on that Facebook page you have and liked it! It is coo.

Is it just me or does Blurr have TFP Wheeljack's legs?

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Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869234)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:23am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
MrBlack wrote:Picked up Blurr and Soundwave.

I actually really like Blurr. No waist swivel, but poseable nonetheless, and a fun transformation.

Image

I saw this exact picture on that Facebook page you have and liked it! It is coo.

Is it just me or does Blurr have TFP Wheeljack's legs?

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No they are completely different. the transformation of the legs is wholly different. I can show it off later
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869275)
Posted by RAR on March 25th, 2017 @ 4:45pm CDT
Ah does anyone remember when RID-12 Wheeljack and Co were seen as "Simplified" & "under-decorated" - ah the good ol' days.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869288)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 25th, 2017 @ 5:53pm CDT
RAR wrote:Ah does anyone remember when RID-12 Wheeljack and Co were seen as "Simplified" & "under-decorated" - ah the good ol' days.

My only complaint with TFP Wheeljack is he needs his faction symbol. I would have also preferred his face but his battle mask does look cool. I will admit that whenever I try drawing Wheeljack it is a pain and he often winds up looking like a gremlin so I understand why they gave him the mask instead.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869290)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on March 25th, 2017 @ 5:57pm CDT
Still need to find a Prime Wheeljack... :(

...anyway, back to topic...uh...

*doesn't have any RiD toys*

...uhhhhh... :-s
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869291)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 25th, 2017 @ 6:02pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:Still need to find a Prime Wheeljack... :(

...anyway, back to topic...uh...

*doesn't have any RiD toys*

...uhhhhh... :-s

There's a few Wheeljack's on Ebay if you don't mind used toys. I was able to get mine off there and he was in good shape. You wouldn't be able to tell someone owned him before me.

As far as RiD goes the only ones I really felt I needed to have were Thunderhoof and Ratchet. I have found this line to be a little...underwhelming. I may grab a minicon or two at some point but I think I'm better off with Titans Masters.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869295)
Posted by Kurona on March 25th, 2017 @ 6:43pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:Still need to find a Prime Wheeljack... :(

...anyway, back to topic...uh...

Tricerashot is AWESOME

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First taste of the Weaponizer Mini-cons and he's a damn good one! I've wanted more Targetmasters for a while and if this is standard for the subline I am very happy with RiD 15 right now :)
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869310)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 25th, 2017 @ 7:30pm CDT
..and I only ever saw that stupid boxset and no individual weaponizers. so Slipstream, filling in as my Jetstorm, is my only weaponizer :(
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869313)
Posted by william-james88 on March 25th, 2017 @ 7:35pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:*doesn't have any RiD toys*

...uhhhhh... :-s

ANy reason? Is it just budget or does the line leave you uninspired? I can recomend some good ones and once this line is over I will happily write a list of the top 5 new molds within the RID/TAV lines.

WreckerJack wrote:y ones I really felt I needed to have were Thunderhoof and Ratchet. I have found this line to be a little...underwhelming. I may grab a minicon or two at some point but I think I'm better off with Titans Masters.

If you are gonna grab minicons, better do it before they are completely sold out and impossible to find, because its about to become that way soon.

Kurona wrote:First taste of the Weaponizer Mini-cons and he's a damn good one! I've wanted more Targetmasters for a while and if this is standard for the subline I am very happy with RiD 15 right now :)


Sadly, he is not the standard, he is the best one. I find the rest not as great. The others I like are Bludgeon and Sawtooth since they have both fun robot modes and weapons.
Re: Review of Robots in Disguise One-Step Combiner Force Sideswipe and Drift (1869314)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on March 25th, 2017 @ 7:39pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:*doesn't have any RiD toys*

...uhhhhh... :-s

ANy reason? Is it just budget or does the line leave you uninspired? I can recommend some good ones and once this line is over I will happily write a list of the top 5 new molds within the RID/TAV lines.

Budget. Remember my big Christmas and birthday hauls? That's pretty much the only time of year I get anything, which is why I got so much. Trying to get TR deluxe completion, so everything else (except TLK Leader Megs) is low priority.

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