Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review

Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review

Monday, April 20th, 2015 3:58pm CDT

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Thanks to Youtube reviewer and Seibertron.com memeber chuckdawg1999 we get a first look at a video review of Transformers Combiner Wars Viper! A Repaint of Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide mold with a new head, Check out Chuckdawg1999's thoughts below!

Joe fans, Trans fans, our time has come to be unified as toy collectors. Sure there's been little nods here and there but Viper is really the first time Hasbro has crossed the streams and brought GI Joe and Transformers together at retail. Using the Legends Powerglide mold was a great idea, and giving it a new head that resembles the legendary Wild Weasel, puts it over the top. For me the best thing about the figure is the use (first time?) of the Cobra Air Force/Decepticon hybrid logo. Hopefully Viper will be showing up in your areas soon. Share this with your friends, share they joy of being a toy collector!


We've also embedded the video for your viewing pleasures!



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Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


This article was last modified on Monday, April 20th, 2015 4:00pm CDT

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Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677216)
Posted by Rated X on April 20th, 2015 @ 4:24pm CDT
Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


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Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677224)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 20th, 2015 @ 5:01pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


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Because he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic >:oP
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677238)
Posted by Deadput on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:21pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


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I'm sorry but who?



"uses google"




Oh you mean the guy that was sold with some Simmons ROTF props

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Yeah who could forget about him hey?
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677241)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:37pm CDT
Sorry for the dumb question. Will this hit stores or is this an exclusive elsewhere? :VEHI:
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677243)
Posted by Deadput on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:53pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Sorry for the dumb question. Will this hit stores or is this an exclusive elsewhere? :VEHI:



It's a normal figure that's coming to stores not an exclusive.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677244)
Posted by Rated X on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:56pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


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Because he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic >:oP


And you think Cobra Rattlers aren't "army building generic" ? According to the reviewer, the bio says he is a mindless drone. (stated during the gun mode segment) >:oP
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677264)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 20th, 2015 @ 8:45pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


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Because he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic >:oP


And you think Cobra Rattlers aren't "army building generic" ? According to the reviewer, the bio says he is a mindless drone. (stated during the gun mode segment) >:oP

Do read the posts you quote?
SW's SilverHammer wrote:he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic

Gee, I wonder, what I'm referencing to when I say an army building generic, could it possibly be the the viper figure? Could I possibly be saying that tailwind is less interesting, than viper a figure that is meant to represent the decepticon/cobra equivalent of a Stormtrooper?

Anyhow, if that was a little to subtle, yes I think Viper has worlds more personality in his appearance, compared to tailwind. Especially when you consider the latter of the two is just a blob of grey with blue limbs. If that warrants a figure, then i'd rather have a generations Bad Boy before tailwind.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677329)
Posted by VonDoom on April 20th, 2015 @ 11:06pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


Image

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I'm sorry but who?



"uses google"




Oh you mean the guy that was sold with some Simmons ROTF props

Image





Yeah who could forget about him hey?


Not his only appearance try tfwiki http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tailwind_(G1)
Viper is much more interesting though. The crossover aspect is the only reason I would be getting him if it was released as Tailwind I would also be in the 'Who??' crowd and would pass on him.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677337)
Posted by Rated X on April 20th, 2015 @ 11:24pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


Image

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Because he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic >:oP


And you think Cobra Rattlers aren't "army building generic" ? According to the reviewer, the bio says he is a mindless drone. (stated during the gun mode segment) >:oP

Do read the posts you quote?
SW's SilverHammer wrote:he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic

Gee, I wonder, what I'm referencing to when I say an army building generic, could it possibly be the the viper figure? Could I possibly be saying that tailwind is less interesting, than viper a figure that is meant to represent the decepticon/cobra equivalent of a Stormtrooper?

Anyhow, if that was a little to subtle, yes I think Viper has worlds more personality in his appearance, compared to tailwind. Especially when you consider the latter of the two is just a blob of grey with blue limbs. If that warrants a figure, then i'd rather have a generations Bad Boy before tailwind.

You did not specify who you meant when you said "he". One could take your comment either way. I took it as the oppisite of what you intended.

Anyways I always found GI Joe toys to be a little boring. I did own a sky striker as a kid, but never cared about collecting a bunch of little men. I preferred me some kick ass robots. I would much rather have a tailwind. I slapped a con logo right on x-transbots version of the rattler and he has been tailwind ever since.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677370)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 21st, 2015 @ 2:14am CDT
Rated X wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does everyone forget about G1 Tailwind and opt to do the stupid GI Joe homage instead ?

X-Transbots did the same thing.


Image

Image


Because he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic >:oP


And you think Cobra Rattlers aren't "army building generic" ? According to the reviewer, the bio says he is a mindless drone. (stated during the gun mode segment) >:oP

Do read the posts you quote?
SW's SilverHammer wrote:he's more of a generic robot than a figure meant to be an army building generic

Gee, I wonder, what I'm referencing to when I say an army building generic, could it possibly be the the viper figure? Could I possibly be saying that tailwind is less interesting, than viper a figure that is meant to represent the decepticon/cobra equivalent of a Stormtrooper?

Anyhow, if that was a little to subtle, yes I think Viper has worlds more personality in his appearance, compared to tailwind. Especially when you consider the latter of the two is just a blob of grey with blue limbs. If that warrants a figure, then i'd rather have a generations Bad Boy before tailwind.

You did not specify who you meant when you said "he". One could take your comment either way. I took it as the oppisite of what you intended.

Anyways I always found GI Joe toys to be a little boring. I did own a sky striker as a kid, but never cared about collecting a bunch of little men. I preferred me some kick ass robots. I would much rather have a tailwind. I slapped a con logo right on x-transbots version of the rattler and he has been tailwind ever since.
You know what? I agree that the Air Strike Patrol were way more than forgettable generics. In his first issue at the helm of the U.S. comic, Furman turned them into a team with unique personalities in what little space he had. Tailwind in particular struck me as what I always wanted Starscream to be; that is, capable of shutting up up and biding his time. He deserves respect.

But he'll never actually get it if homaged by name, because he'll be written off as a dumb joke, similar to fellow Micromaster Erector. In fact, any tech spec data on Tailwind as this mold's third mode would surely reference the fart blaster from Despicable Me. It's a sad fact of life. Get over it and bide your time until maybe this remold actually does get a half-grey repaint down the road, perhaps under a pseudonym like that mixed up Storm Cloud (?) repaint of big ol' Universe Powerglide.

As for this toy...when he's not in jet mode, I just keep seeing Straxus over the Cobra homage I'm supposed to. He and Powerglide debuted in the same issue, and this toy even has a flying cannon mode. And since Time Wars + Two Megatrons ended up implying that Straxus-Megatron was who got rebuilt into Galvatron, the idea of Galvatronus wielding him becomes downright acid-trippy in my mind.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677406)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 21st, 2015 @ 9:12am CDT
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Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1677834)
Posted by Rated X on April 22nd, 2015 @ 9:26am CDT
For anyone who thinks Micromaster Tailwind does not deserve a scout homage, I challenge you to explain the rationale behind his wave mate:

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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blackjack Gallery

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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blackjack Gallery

Blackjack just happens to be another forgotten Micromaster from a Decepticon team of four.

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Transformers G1 1989 Blackjack (Blackheat) Gallery

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Transformers G1 1989 Blackjack (Blackheat) Gallery

I would rather have an actual Transformer homage over a GI Joke.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Viper Video Review (1678007)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:02pm CDT
Rated X wrote:For anyone who thinks Micromaster Tailwind does not deserve a scout homage, I challenge you to explain the rationale behind his wave mate:

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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blackjack Gallery

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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blackjack Gallery

Blackjack just happens to be another forgotten Micromaster from a Decepticon team of four.

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Transformers G1 1989 Blackjack (Blackheat) Gallery

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Transformers G1 1989 Blackjack (Blackheat) Gallery

I would rather have an actual Transformer homage over a GI Joke.



Th figure was originally meant to be runamuck and runabout, however hasbro changed it due to name being unavailability and a desire for a more colorful toy. "Blackjack" was just filler.

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