Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 1:17pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of Cobotron's slew of pictures of Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime, we have a video review of it courtesy of Baltmatrix.



So how do you feel about this new line of figures with this more comprehensive look at what they're all about? Let us know in the comments below.

Credit(s): Baltmatrix


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Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750145)
Posted by baltmatrix on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:38am CST
Hey Guys,

Happy Holidays! Thanks for watching the Optimus review. For a comparison here my Battle Pack Sideswipe review as well! While neither figures are bad they are little more than scaled up Legion class figures with silly armor bits and a bakugan. Younger kids might like them but I worry that the kids will lose or swallow the energon bits. (as the father of a 19-month-old I worry about these things)

Oh an on the 26th I'll follow up with my 2016 Wave 1 RID Minicon review.




Again, wishing you all a wonderful Holiday,

Balt
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750146)
Posted by william-james88 on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:40am CST
I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750148)
Posted by baltmatrix on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:44am CST
william-james88 wrote:I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD


At Legion scale I don't expect a crazy amount of articulation given the designs. But at this scale some more articulation would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750151)
Posted by carytheone on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:57am CST
william-james88 wrote:I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD

Well for some of them...
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Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750152)
Posted by william-james88 on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:58am CST
baltmatrix wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD


At Legion scale I don't expect a crazy amount of articulation given the designs. But at this scale some more articulation would be greatly appreciated.


More articulation than legion or more articulation than what they actually gave us?

Looks like you can pull off some pretty great poses still:

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carytheone wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD

Well for some of them...
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Haha, yes Fixit had all the articulaiton I needed :)
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750165)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on December 24th, 2015 @ 11:43am CST
william-james88 wrote:
baltmatrix wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I think they are far more than upscaled Legion since they have double the articulation. No offense to those legion class toys but that articulation is BAAAAAAAAAAAD


At Legion scale I don't expect a crazy amount of articulation given the designs. But at this scale some more articulation would be greatly appreciated.


More articulation than legion or more articulation than what they actually gave us?

Looks like you can pull off some pretty great poses still:

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Yeah, almost everything's ball-jointed, he just isn't painted, that's my only beef with them [-(
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750224)
Posted by shajaki on December 24th, 2015 @ 7:05pm CST
Happy almost holidays folks! Today we have an unexpectedly festive sighting and set of in-hand pics. The latest wave of Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class figures features:
Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime
Megatronus (sans faceplate)
Fracture (sans pictured)
and Night Strike Bumblebee (now with 18% more aqua!)

These fellas were stumbled upon by yours truly at a local Wal-Mart in Edmonton Alberta Canada amidst many a holiday shopper. It goes to show that you should always be on the hunt! Stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

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Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750227)
Posted by carytheone on December 24th, 2015 @ 7:12pm CST
Hey bud, long time no see. Cool find, I've been on the hunt for that Megatronus.
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750231)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 24th, 2015 @ 7:24pm CST
Night Ops Bumblebee. Night Strike Bumblebee. Clash Of The Transformers Bumblebee.

Cool.
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750235)
Posted by Cobotron on December 24th, 2015 @ 8:33pm CST
Who is this mystery news man?
Like a news ninja.
;)
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750237)
Posted by shajaki on December 24th, 2015 @ 8:50pm CST
carytheone wrote:Hey bud, long time no see. Cool find, I've been on the hunt for that Megatronus.
Hey! Nice blues ;)^

Megatronus is strangely satisfying, I think you'll dig him. Only reason I didn't get Fracture though is cause I recently pre-ordered the Adventure version.

Bumblebee is an odd duck though. He comes with a translucent smokey black sword more suitable for the Night Ops Bee which I recently acquired. I did some modding and swapping, now Backwards Day Bumblebee might be my favorite of the bunch!

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Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750242)
Posted by carytheone on December 24th, 2015 @ 9:38pm CST
Fracture is a wonderful figure. Be prepared for awesomeness.

I'm digging the snot out of sad mustard bee on the right. :lol:
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750245)
Posted by shajaki on December 24th, 2015 @ 9:49pm CST
Cobotron wrote:Who is this mystery news man?
Like a news ninja.
;)
heeeeeYAH NEWS'd
*jumps back behind your couch*

carytheone wrote:Fracture is a wonderful figure. Be prepared for awesomeness.

I'm digging the snot out of sad mustard bee on the right. :lol:
Mustard Bee :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750246)
Posted by Cobotron on December 24th, 2015 @ 9:53pm CST
shajaki wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Who is this mystery news man?
Like a news ninja.
;)
heeeeeYAH NEWS'd
*jumps back behind your couch*
:lol: :lol:
Merry Christmas Jack! ;)^
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750293)
Posted by RAR on December 25th, 2015 @ 6:59am CST
I guess they gave Optimus Orange armour - as they were thinking many people will just throw the extra bits in a parts bin and the axe would be the correct colour - but assuming you'd actually want the armour to look nice - I think another darker colour would have been better - heck even all spark blue would have been better too.


I think my reaction to the armour is coloured negatively by the choice of the coloured they decided to cast them in - I don't think any work well at all - If they ever repaint them I hope they pick matching tones to the originals so they can be juggled with the armour from the 1st releases.

Dark Blue or red for Optimus and Red or magenta for Sideswipe for example.

I'm a little surprised that when they designed them they didn't think to make the armour also fit on the vehicles and the minicons in some ways too.
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750304)
Posted by william-james88 on December 25th, 2015 @ 10:47am CST
A finding like this is always interesting. In the Toywiz listing for the previously revealed Minicon 4-pack, there is one very key picture. This picture below, showing some kids playing with minicons joyfully gives us our very first look at the toys that were previously seen only in the app.

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These minicons are "Weapon Slipstream", "Stealth Anvil", "Stealth Hammer" and "Cyclone Undertone".

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Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750311)
Posted by william-james88 on December 25th, 2015 @ 11:07am CST
We have some nice new video reviews coming at you this Christmas day. We have not one but two reviews for Battle Pack Sideswipe and Mini-con Anvil (is he THAT good?) and a review for Legion Class Drift. These are from Chuckdawg1999 and Balmatrix. Enjoy!


baltmatrix wrote:Hey Guys,

Happy Holidays! Thanks for watching the Optimus review. For a comparison here my Battle Pack Sideswipe review as well! While neither figures are bad they are little more than scaled up Legion class figures with silly armor bits and a bakugan. Younger kids might like them but I worry that the kids will lose or swallow the energon bits. (as the father of a 19-month-old I worry about these things)

Oh an on the 26th I'll follow up with my 2016 Wave 1 RID Minicon review.




Again, wishing you all a wonderful Holiday,

Balt


chuckdawg1999 wrote:After the disappointment of Warrior Sideswipe I, and many other collectors, were hoping for a better version of the character. Hasbro must have heard us as this Decepticon Hunter version is fantastic. If I were to have one complaint, it's that the figure doesn't come with a proper sword, instead the main weapon is a mace. Armored up the figure looks really good, and the combined weapon holds together better than Prime's. All in all, a solid buy.



chuckdawg1999 wrote:Drift is a great Legion figure with a fun transformation.

Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750429)
Posted by carytheone on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:23am CST
Howdy fellow Seibertronians. Following the previous in hand look at the Robots in Disguise Mini-con 4 pack we have had several retail sightings submitted this morning.

The set includes the Mini-cons:

-Scorch strike Undertone

-Blizzard Strike Backtrack

-Scorch strike Beastbox

-Blizzard Strike Swelter

Seibertronian xRotorstormx, reluctantyouth and yours truly found the Mini-con 4 pack for $16.99 at ToysRUs in Milford, CT, Peoria IL and Baton Rouge, LA respectively. You can refresh your memory of the rest of the RID line here.

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Are you a Mini-con addict? What do you think of the new molds and decos? Sound off in the discussion below.

And remember to keep your browsers pointed to Seibertron.com for the latest in Transformer news, the largest Transformers galleries found on the web and the handiest Transformers sightings this side of a space bridge.
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750440)
Posted by ScottyP on December 26th, 2015 @ 12:20pm CST
Speaking of the sightings section, I've added a listing for these in there. Got so busy getting the Rescue Bots section caught up these slipped through the cracks on me!
Re: Transformers RID Battle Pack Optimus Prime & Bludgeon Video Review (1750444)
Posted by carytheone on December 26th, 2015 @ 1:03pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Speaking of the sightings section, I've added a listing for these in there. Got so busy getting the Rescue Bots section caught up these slipped through the cracks on me!
Awesome, I couldn't find them earlier. I'll go make a submission now.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed that the 4 packs appear to only come with 2 sets of energon armor?

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