Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

Transformers News: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

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People who attended Hasbro's event at the 2020 Toy Fair were given goody bags and in them was a deluxe from the upcoming exclusive Netflix Transformers series exclusive toyline. They are all Siege toys with different paint apps and each come with a cardboard piece to make Teletran One. Since they are all out in this way, it was not long for reviews to come in.

Below you will see a review of the entire first wave, done by RFC Reviews. These deluxes are Chromia, Scrapface, Sideswipe, Decepticon Disguise Mirage and Hound.



We also have a nice pictorial review of Chromia from Allspark with nice comparisons to the original. It is clear that this one looks better. However, it is still the Chromia toy so the improvement can only go so far.

Transformers News: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

Transformers News: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

Transformers News: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

Transformers News: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys

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Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054611)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 25th, 2020 @ 11:45pm CST
I don't call the black splotches (which at the same time aren't quite splotchy enough) an improvement :P

Rodimus Prime wrote:Okay I admit I'm being salty about Jetfire. But it's because I was looking forward to him quite a bit and I got a borderline cyberverse figure.
"borderline cyberverse"? That, my good sir, is going too far and veering into the ridiculous. There is simply too much intricacy in the transformation for that to be an apt comparison, and too much articulation in robot mode as well.
Cyberverse figures don't have folding nosecones like his, they don't have chest intakes that pivot 90 degrees and then swing around into robot mode position, they don't have wings that fold up on themseslves to protrude less in robot mode, they don't have the ends of booster engines unfolding from their tidy hiding places in the legs to connect to the rest of the engines, they don't have deployable handles for smaller figures to hang onto (at least, as far as I've seen). Cyberverse figures, even the large ones, don't have articulated hands that retract the 5mm port for better looks when opened, they don't have a full range of motion in all limbs as well as a a waist swivel, a neck tilt, and ankle tilts... Really, the additional armor is the only comparable thing :P

Rodimus Prime wrote:To me, basically he's an oversized KO of a deluxe figure.
That's considerably less ridiculous than calling him "Borderline Cyberverse", but IMO he still has too many moving parts in his transformation for it to be fair, plus he has a lot of features (like the ability to tuck the hands into the arms without having to leave an exposed gap) that are too far beyond the average Deluxe. You wanna talk OSKO, I refer you again to Supreme-class Starscream. Which is still a fun toy, but man is it irritating that HasTak pretty much just straight-up upsizing the Voyager and doing nothing to improve the arm articulation.
Rodimus Prime wrote:The only way he looks good to me is in jet mode from overhead. He just has too many unjustified gaps in his jet mode for such an expensive figure. The robot mode looks better, but again, for that price, he's not good enough.
Here's your justification for those gaps (by which if memory serves, you are chiefly talking about the view of his shoulder balls in jet mode): Not much of a good place to stash the panels that would cover them in robot mode, plus they decided to splurge more on the accessories front (accessories inspired by the Valkyrie). And the robot mode has a full, functional articulation scheme (including the aforementioned articulated hands) as well as snap-on armor, and has that level of engineering while still being on par mass-wise with figures the same size from 15 years ago. They're called size classes for a reason :P Now, if on the other hand he was a featherweight like T30 and Prime Wars Leaders are, then I'd be ticked about the price... But he's not.
Rodimus Prime wrote:The T30 figure looks sharper paint-wise and even though his jet mode isn't accurate it's still a better value for the price. I know a lot of you will disagree and that's fine. Remember, this is just an opinion, don't lose your mind over it. :-D
I disagree with you about his jet mode being better value. Accuracy has nothing to do with it, it's the unjustified lack of integration. Very little of his robot body seems to make up any part of the jet mode, and for no good reason. Would you consider Earthrise Arcee to be more value for money than T30 or Animated Arcee?
Frankly, I think T30 Leader Jetfire can go kiss the Classics Voyager's skidplate. That one uses a hybrid design to preserve the Valkyrie influence as best it can without sacrificing an integrated transformation, and has the added bonus of the boosters (which point up over his shoulders in robot mode like they should on a Valkyrie) containing deployable cannons.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054613)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 26th, 2020 @ 12:18am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I don't call the black splotches (which at the same time aren't quite splotchy enough) an improvement :P


She looks just like the original, only differences are the too close of an encounter with a blow torch and the clear blue canopy. True, one set of parts is switched for black, and painted over where necessary, but keeping the original look still stands.

*meanwhile, still can't decide between T30, Legends, and Siege*
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054616)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on February 26th, 2020 @ 2:14am CST
Well this review just reaffirmed that the only ones I want of these Deluxes are the Cons. The other three seem kinda irrelevant to me compared to their originals since they're just the same but dirtier, whereas Scrapface gets new character points in addition to looking really good with that red and metallic blue combo, and Decepticon Mirage is a unique repaint that looks enough like a new character for me to rename them Crash Test. Very curious to see what the other 5 later Deluxes will be, I hope there are more like these two.

Also I'm still not over the fact that we're not only getting a new Hotlink from the awesome tetrajet mold, but also that they made his flamethrower into a Battlemaster/Battlemasters so he could finally have it, that's a genius way to include that accessory for him. Heatstroke is a really good name for a guy who turns into a flamethrower too, I love it on all accounts. I'm now only one Seeker away from getting the three I really wanted as tetrajets, show me a Sunstorm and I'm set (although you may as well finish the Welcoming Committee at that point, I suppose).
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054618)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 26th, 2020 @ 2:50am CST
Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054621)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 26th, 2020 @ 3:20am CST
blackeyedprime wrote:Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.

I'm not sure we'll get a Sideswipe in Earthrise, his Siege alt looks pretty earth mode already.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054622)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 26th, 2020 @ 3:27am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.

I'm not sure we'll get a Sideswipe in Earthrise, his Siege alt looks pretty earth mode already.


If it's on the packaging, they will come.

Jest aside, pretty sure we will otherwise sunstreaker will be bro less.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054623)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 26th, 2020 @ 3:30am CST
On the contrary, there will be a Sideswipe on the shelves with Sunstreaker ;) Netflix Sideswipe and Earthrise Sunstreaker, side by side again.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054625)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 26th, 2020 @ 4:48am CST
So they took some of the biggest shelfwarmers from siege and went balls to the wall with the aesthetic gimmick no one really cared for, and gave it to walmart? I wonder if this is in response to walmart not bothering to carry most of the transformers line anymore :lol:
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054626)
Posted by Brokebot on February 26th, 2020 @ 5:46am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:So they took some of the biggest shelfwarmers from siege and went balls to the wall with the aesthetic gimmick no one really cared for, and gave it to walmart? I wonder if this is in response to walmart not bothering to carry most of the transformers line anymore :lol:


Ditto. Even in Walmarts where there is only one toy on the peg, it's usually a Chromia. In some cases, three or four Chromias. Easy pass on this group. >:oP
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054627)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 26th, 2020 @ 6:40am CST
I couldn't tell from the stock photos, does anyone know if the mirage figure has a clear plastic legs/cockpit?

*edit, looks like its all dark grey, but that the tolerances weren't fixed :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054632)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 26th, 2020 @ 7:58am CST
Awesome, so Scrapface is a Decepticon, I was hoping so. Now for the next dilemma, do I want a full set of 3 for a 3rd camera, or will just 1 suffice? Leaning toward just 1 for now, and waiting out any possible sales/discounts on getting another 2.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054635)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 26th, 2020 @ 9:41am CST
All this talk of T30 or Siege Jetfire, and I'm sat here quite happy with the Classics Voyager. >:oP

Nemesis Primal wrote:and Decepticon Mirage is a unique repaint that looks enough like a new character for me to rename them Crash Test.

I've seen it mentioned elsewhere that someone was think of renaming him Deluge after the G2 version of the character, which fits: Colour scheme, alt-mode & Faction.

Nemesis Primal wrote:Also I'm still not over the fact that we're not only getting a new Hotlink from the awesome tetrajet mold, but also that they made his flamethrower into a Battlemaster/Battlemasters so he could finally have it, that's a genius way to include that accessory for him. Heatstroke is a really good name for a guy who turns into a flamethrower too, I love it on all accounts. I'm now only one Seeker away from getting the three I really wanted as tetrajets, show me a Sunstorm and I'm set (although you may as well finish the Welcoming Committee at that point, I suppose).

It is pretty cool. Debating on if I should get Thundercraker to fill in the role of Bitstream or wait and see if Hasbro give us a Bitstream.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054636)
Posted by aronjlove on February 26th, 2020 @ 9:54am CST
william-james88 wrote:People who attended Hasbro's event at the 2020 Toy Fair were given goody bags and in them was a deluxe from the upcoming exclusive Netflix Transformers series exclusive toyline. They are all Siege toys with different paint apps and each come with a cardboard piece to make Teletran One. Since they are all out in this way, it was not long for reviews to come in.

Below you will see a review of the entire first wave, done by RFC Reviews. These deluxes are Chromia, Scrapface, Sideswipe, Decepticon Disguise Mirage and Hound.



We also have a nice pictorial review of Chromia from Allspark with nice comparisons to the original. It is clear that this one looks better. However, it is still the Chromia toy so the improvement can only go so far.

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Does anyone know the reasoning behind the removable crotch plate on Chromia/Nightbird. The stupid thing literally explodes away when trying to just twist the waist much less transform. The PotP version of these ladies don't have that and I know it is a different figure but dear God, why?
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054638)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 26th, 2020 @ 11:27am CST
So, how does one get an invite to Toy Fair? In case I ever matter enough to make the cut. Gotta say, I'm totally jealous of everyone that got one of these goody bags. :-P
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054644)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 26th, 2020 @ 12:40pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.

I'm not sure we'll get a Sideswipe in Earthrise, his Siege alt looks pretty earth mode already.


If it's on the packaging, they will come.

Jest aside, pretty sure we will otherwise sunstreaker will be bro less.
Wheeljack was on the SIEGE packaging, didn't get a figure til Earthrise. Also, bear in mind that the package art of pending characters doesn't reflect what the toys will look like - I'm pretty sure that Trailbreaker isn't going to be a reissue of his T30 toy, and that they're not going to stuff G1 Conehead toys into Earthrise packaging. :P

An Earthrise Sideswipe isn't needed, since this is all one trilogy and we already got a sufficiently Earthlike Sideswipe during SIEGE. Who is not exactly difficult to come by.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054646)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 26th, 2020 @ 2:11pm CST
aronjlove wrote:Does anyone know the reasoning behind the removable crotch plate on Chromia/Nightbird. The stupid thing literally explodes away when trying to just twist the waist much less transform. The PotP version of these ladies don't have that and I know it is a different figure but dear God, why?


With the current trends, it may be to make it easier to switch out molds for retools. Chromia's light blue parts such as the fists, upper arms, upper legs and waist, and the ankle tilts can easily be reused (if fact most were from Moonracer), while the other colors including the crotch plate are mainly for looks.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054647)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 26th, 2020 @ 2:11pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.

I'm not sure we'll get a Sideswipe in Earthrise, his Siege alt looks pretty earth mode already.


If it's on the packaging, they will come.

Jest aside, pretty sure we will otherwise sunstreaker will be bro less.
Wheeljack was on the SIEGE packaging, didn't get a figure til Earthrise. Also, bear in mind that the package art of pending characters doesn't reflect what the toys will look like - I'm pretty sure that Trailbreaker isn't going to be a reissue of his T30 toy, and that they're not going to stuff G1 Conehead toys into Earthrise packaging. :P

An Earthrise Sideswipe isn't needed, since this is all one trilogy and we already got a sufficiently Earthlike Sideswipe during SIEGE. Who is not exactly difficult to come by.


Earthrise sideswipe is as much needed as smokescreen. But failing that, if they do a repainted blue sideswipe for second series of netlix there can be a Mr Birthday to go with Mr Strong :)
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054654)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 26th, 2020 @ 2:43pm CST
I too think Sideswipe is fine as is with his Siege release. That alt mode looks more like a near future version of the Countache than an alien spacecar from millions of years ago. Hound is another that I feel fits the "already terrestrial enough" Siege alt mode. He legitimately looks like an earth-based military jeep in Siege. Smokescreen, Prowl, Bluestreak, and Barricade, on the other hand, look more stylized Siege, and so are harder to pass off as real Earth vehicles, especially the ones with translucent wheels and Cybertronian lettering. Giving them a redo makes a lot more sense than Sideswipe and Red Alert.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054660)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 26th, 2020 @ 3:11pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:I too think Sideswipe is fine as is with his Siege release. That alt mode looks more like a near future version of the Countache than an alien spacecar from millions of years ago. Hound is another that I feel fits the "already terrestrial enough" Siege alt mode. He legitimately looks like an earth-based military jeep in Siege. Smokescreen, Prowl, Bluestreak, and Barricade, on the other hand, look more stylized Siege, and so are harder to pass off as real Earth vehicles, especially the ones with translucent wheels and Cybertronian lettering. Giving them a redo makes a lot more sense than Sideswipe and Red Alert.
Yeah, really.
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The only thing that really sticks out is SIEGE Sideswipe lacks a spoiler. Even the windshield has the same profile.
Re: Reviews of all Wave 1 Netflix Transformers Series Exclusive Deluxe Toys (2054674)
Posted by emlit on February 26th, 2020 @ 6:23pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Weird, for figures with more paint on them they forget to paint some side parts of sideswipe black - I'll wait for earthrise sideswipe anyhoos and hope the siege figures improved on in a few areas.

I'm not sure we'll get a Sideswipe in Earthrise, his Siege alt looks pretty earth mode already.


If it's on the packaging, they will come.

Jest aside, pretty sure we will otherwise sunstreaker will be bro less.


My major concern is having two bros whose alt modes look odd together. Whether one feels Sideswipe’s Siege vehicle was otherworldly or future Earth, neither interpretation will work with an 80s-style Countach look.

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