Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X

Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X

Friday, April 29th, 2011 6:49am CDT

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Singapore Transformers collector and fellow seibertronian - and2ng has conducted a toy review for the Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (Not-Reflector).

Check out below what he has to say on the figures:


Hi all, just collected my pre-order of “Not Reflector” from a local toy shop and I thought I’d do a simple review on him for the benefit of all you guys. Do pardon that I’m not too much of a wordsmith, so there’ll not a lengthy wall of text to go through.


Okay, now let’s take a look at the box.

Front:
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Back:
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Opening the box, the contents are packaged and laid neatly on a plastic tray, together with one sheet of instructions.

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Close-up of the contents in the box:
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As you can see, a plethora of accessories come with the three robots. At first glance, you can see 3 rifles, 3 daggers, 2 rifle accessories, shield/camera base, lens, flash and tripod stand. Some of the accessories are very small, especially the dagger holders, so be sure to put them away from small children.

Taking all the accessories and laying them out in this picture.
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Following the instructions of putting all the stuff onto the robots:
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I like how the accessories differentiate 3 similar-mould triplets into 3 distinctly different robots. Like the other Perfect Effect products, the robot figures, though small, have many points of articulation. Other than the standard articulated neck, shoulder, elbows, waist, hips and knees, Scouting Force X also come with ankle articulation as well.


Now let’s us take a closer look at each individual component of “Reflector”.

SFX-01 Edge:
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SFX-02 Shield:
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SFX-03 Bullet:
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SFX-03 impresses me the most in terms of the thought process in the design. The long piece of tripod stand not only serves as a weapon for SFX-03, it also acts as a balance to counter the back heavy robot when the “camera lens” is attached.


Remember the tiny daggers that come with the figures? They can be stored away at the back of the figures like this.

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Really, these daggers are like a bonus item. There is really no need to include them in but the addition is highly appreciated.


A few more pictures of Team Scouting Force X and a size-comparison shot with their comrades-in-arms.

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Now you may ask, is there any place to keep all those accessories on the toy itself when transforming the figures, or do you have to leave them aside? The answer lies in the next picture.

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Yes, there are slots and space to keep all the extra accessories that are not necessary in the transformation so you’ll not lose them too easily.


Now that the extra parts are stored away in their places, we can now form the next transformation in the instructions sheet.
For those of you who are familiar to Power Rangers, you might recall that the Rangers sometimes call upon a Super Cannon or Bazooka weapon that needed the entire team to power and use? Hah, Team Scouting Force X does have a similar ability as well.

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Having shown off their robot modes, we’ll now proceed to the Alt mode of an SLR camera. Transformation of the figures to the 3 camera components is very easy and they share identical transformation steps. Push down their arms, swing their forearms to the back, fold their legs to the back and you are done.

Fix them together side and side and attach all the camera accessories (flash, lens, camera top cover thingy, camera base/shield and tripod) and you’ll get the following pictures.

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Size-comparison with Soundwave’s minions, PE’s Frenzy and Rumble and Classics Ravage.
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Finally, we have “Reflector” in action, taking a picture of the Class of Mini-cons.
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This ends my review of PE-11 Scouting Force X, AKA Relector. Thanks for viewing.


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Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1214958)
Posted by alldarker on April 29th, 2011 @ 7:05am CDT
Thanks for an excellent pictorial review: very clear what everything is and does and how everything ties together.
Looks like an excellent set, especially when considering the separate robots. Love all the accessories: looks like these guys are a one-camera-army.
The alt-mode is probably the weakest aspect of this Transformer: it does look like a camera, but the colors, the kibble and the lens all do make it look like an afterthought. Still, all together this is an excellent effort and another step up for PE!
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1214962)
Posted by morphobots on April 29th, 2011 @ 7:24am CDT
A great review. No hands fumbling in the way to block things from sight. No distracting voice stumbling over words or saying "um" every few minutes. A video review is useful for a figure with a more complicated transformation process, but these guys look pretty self-explanatory, and - let's admit it - we want to see the various accessory combinations in action here. A photo series displays this wonderfully.

As far as people griping about colors and kibble, at least these guys match each other, unlike the G1 Reflector set. It's obvious from the character choice and color scheme the target market here is G1 collectors, and we grew up with kibble so we should be used to it by now. Yes, it was annoying sometimes to keep track of everything, but the storage slots with this set solve that problem, and I like my TFs armed to the teeth. A single handgun or missile launcher doesn't do it for me. They are fighting a war after all, not having a showdown.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1214972)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 29th, 2011 @ 7:58am CDT
REALLY nice to see a pictorial review of toys these days.

::High Five::
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215006)
Posted by Rated X on April 29th, 2011 @ 9:18am CDT
Robotkingdom just shipped mine today !!!
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215009)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 29th, 2011 @ 9:21am CDT
Very well done! And I too am one of those that prefer a pictorial review over video review anytime. This just makes me more excited to get these guys in the mail!!

Looking forward to more pic reviews from you in the future and2ng.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215024)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 29th, 2011 @ 9:51am CDT
Excellent review and great pictures! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215027)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 29th, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
When I see them I just have to get them, if only because my father used a camera of a similar shape back in the day. :) This may be the most versatile figure, both official and third party, I've seen in ages! Definitely wishlisted.

Yes, I'll still be getting that Perceptor retool, be it Reflector or not.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215053)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 29th, 2011 @ 11:17am CDT
This review is much better and more helpful than the previous. I can't wait to get these guys.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215104)
Posted by Stockade on April 29th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
Me want now!! these guy are freakin awesome!!! Dont remember Reflector being that well armed, but hey who cares!!
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215112)
Posted by Mykltron on April 29th, 2011 @ 1:09pm CDT
Thank you for a very clear and informative review.

I'm still not excited about these guys so I'll have to pass.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215220)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 29th, 2011 @ 4:58pm CDT
A great review, that. :) Lovely pictures and does anyone else just slaggin' love that giant cannon? :grin: :lol:
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215234)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on April 29th, 2011 @ 5:20pm CDT
Excellent review. Excellent photos. And best of all: NO VIDEO! :APPLAUSE:

Thanks!
:CON:
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1215235)
Posted by rizuan76 on April 29th, 2011 @ 5:21pm CDT
Nice work and2ng. It's very detailed & informative. even tho I'm not really into this set, after reading yr review, I'm more appreciative of the design & concept of the toy. kudos to you bro.

I hope you can do more reviews in the future. :)
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1217523)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 5th, 2011 @ 8:59am CDT
I've got a question: how hard was it to put weapons in hand? I'm having a tough time getting them in hand with the exception of the tri-pod cannon. All the weapon handles seem too big to fit. I may have to shave mine down a little. :-(
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1217567)
Posted by Kibble on May 5th, 2011 @ 10:46am CDT
It was a pretty tight fit for me, but the only ones I had major trouble with was the ballistic shield going in the hand of the guy marked 2. It did fit decent in 3's hand, though, so I swapped their accessories.

I honestly didn't try putting the knives in any of their hands, though.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1217586)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 5th, 2011 @ 11:43am CDT
I put a knife in one's hand and only after much struggling managed to get it out again. I'm really tempted to just put them away and not use them.
Re: Toy Review of Perfect Effect's PE-11 Scouting Force X (1217717)
Posted by NTESHFT on May 5th, 2011 @ 4:33pm CDT
Yes, placing the weapons in the hands was kind of a bitch, but man these little guys are AWESOME!! Just got mine in today. I gotta say that PE did an outstanding job! For these guys to be the size they are, they have great articulation. I believe I'm gonna have to get the others that I'm missing out on.....

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