Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 11:35PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian, chuckdawg1999, has provided us the first video review of the upcoming Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain. This set has been a hot topic amongst fans seeing as it's a reissue no one was expecting, and a couple of molds that haven't seen much love as of late, as well as a color scheme that is quite striking and bizzare.

Here's what Chuck had to say:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Platinum Editions have been around for a few years with varying degrees of desirability. This set, featuring dramatic repaints of Blitzwing and Astrotrain, probably falls somewhere in the middle. While I and many others would've preferred paint schemes closer to the original animation models, I can appreciate what they were going for with tributes to the Duo-Cons and Multi-Force. Fans of unique paint schemes will be all over this but I can only recommend it for $50 or less.



To see the molds as they once were, you can see the galleries of Astrotrain and Blitzwing in their G1 skins, then decide which version is right for you.

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1680454)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 29th, 2015 @ 9:51am CDT
Seeing these makes me remember just how clunky they really were. Sure in 1986 they were cutting edge, but 2014 Blitzwing blows away the G1 mold. I had G1 Blitzwing, and I remember well how little articulation it had. It would fall over in robot mode all the time because the 'feet' were just the thin, metal tail fins of the jet, held in place only with a tiny bump on the fins that would click into a corresponding hole at the end of the leg.

And they want like $80 bucks for these? No thanks. As fond as I am of G1, I'll go with the modern versions. They're not perfect, but they're a darn sight better than G1 after 30 years of advancement in toy making.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1680494)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 29th, 2015 @ 12:27pm CDT
I wish they had a little more paint apps on Astrotrain to fix the weird orange oddities on the train mode. Maybe ReproLabel will help us out there.

Blitzwing does look good like this. Wish they went ahead and renamed these two and gave them new character bios and Autobot sticker for the "new MachTackle".

Very weird. Will try to pick them up if I can find them.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1680653)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 29th, 2015 @ 7:54pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I wish they had a little more paint apps on Astrotrain to fix the weird orange oddities on the train mode. Maybe ReproLabel will help us out there.

Blitzwing does look good like this. Wish they went ahead and renamed these two and gave them new character bios and Autobot sticker for the "new MachTackle".

Very weird. Will try to pick them up if I can find them.


The orange in train mode is for the Tackle part of the MachTackle homage. it's not that bad in hand. The blue really pops since it's mostly on the die-cast parts
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1680804)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 30th, 2015 @ 10:19am CDT
Hey Chuckdawg... I'm talking about the weird triangle of orange on the side... and the tiny strip of orange on the front of the train.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1681098)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 1st, 2015 @ 2:12am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Hey Chuckdawg... I'm talking about the weird triangle of orange on the side... and the tiny strip of orange on the front of the train.


I know. It's weird, I should post a pic but some of that orange with the blue matches the design of Tackle in vehicle mode. Gotta hand it to them they tried, it didn't work that well, but they tried.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1681145)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 1st, 2015 @ 9:15am CDT
If they stuck with a white fin, you could have left it sticking out in the front like MachTackle. Oh, and a blue head would help.

Makes me want to take my own crack painting one of these. Maybe if it goes on clearance, or if someone REALLY wants Blitzwing but wants to toss out Astrotrain.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1681260)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 1st, 2015 @ 2:55pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:If they stuck with a white fin, you could have left it sticking out in the front like MachTackle. Oh, and a blue head would help.

Makes me want to take my own crack painting one of these. Maybe if it goes on clearance, or if someone REALLY wants Blitzwing but wants to toss out Astrotrain.


If they could've swung it that the shuttle was white and blue, while the train was orange and blue, that would've been sick.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1681271)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 1st, 2015 @ 3:31pm CDT
Agreed. ALSO it just dawned on me... they could have done Blitzwing like another two Landcross team members... like the plane and military vehicle. (green tank, white and red plane). Trying to envision that... Maybe I'll buy an extra Overcharge and paint it. HAHAHAHAHAH.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1681402)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 2nd, 2015 @ 1:24am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Agreed. ALSO it just dawned on me... they could have done Blitzwing like another two Landcross team members... like the plane and military vehicle. (green tank, white and red plane). Trying to envision that... Maybe I'll buy an extra Overcharge and paint it. HAHAHAHAHAH.


How much you wanna bet one of the Bot Con attendee sets will feature Generations Blitzwing done in these colors?
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Video Review (1682191)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 4th, 2015 @ 11:17am CDT
Ha. Well, It would be less fun having a mix of sizes and G1/classic style toys together. BUT...

I had to take a sec last week to try these colors out on the G1 toy.

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