Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews

Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 9:46pm CDT

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Another day, another round of reviews! Thanks to Youtubers Chuckdawg1999 and emgo316 we bring to you our latest round of reviews, this time focusing on the Robots in Disguise Power Surge line. Up first is Chuck's review of Power Surge Sideswipe and his minicon Windstrike, which can be found below:

Chuckdawg1999 wrote:Power Surge Sideswipe is part of the simplified line of RID figures. Sideswipe is a chunky robot, that reminds me of 80s Transformer. Activating the sounds is a bit awkward, with or without the Minicon attached. Most collectors will pass on this but I can really see kids enjoying it.



Up next are Emgo's reviews of Power Surge Starscream with Lancelon and Power Surge Optimus Prime with Aerobolt. Check them out:


Credit(s): chuckdawg1999, Emgo316


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Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816581)
Posted by william-james88 on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:01pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Was at walmart today and saw pegs for the minicon weaponizers but the price was $2.50, so either hasbro is finally pricing things right or its a clearance price for the old minicons. Speaking of the old minicons with the weaponziers showing up i guess waves 3 & 4 wont be making it to stores, hell at this rate id be surprised if anything made it to the stores.

Wave 3 and 4 did make it to stores, just no the big box ones. All those waves were sent to the market six stores like TJ Maxx, marshalls and the rest.

Speaking of minicons, do we know what wave 6 is already?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816583)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:08pm CDT
I don't think we know anything about wave 6. My shelves still have wave 2 on them
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816586)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:17pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:I don't think we know anything about wave 6. My shelves still have wave 2 on them


TFWiki has this:

Wave 1
Divebomb
Dragonus
Sawback
Slipstream

Wave 2
Beastbox
Ratbat
Sandsting
Velocirazor

Wave 3
Back
Hammer
Blizzard Strike Slipstream
Swelter

Wave 4
Scorch Strike Jetstorm
Ransack
Glacius

Mini-Con Weaponizer Wave 1
Bashbreaker
Lord Doomitron
Slipstream
Tricerashot

Mini-Con Weaponizer Wave 2
Dragonus
Lancelon
Sawtooth
Windstrike
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816593)
Posted by Nexus Knight on August 18th, 2016 @ 10:50pm CDT
Y'all realize Baltmatrix posted a review for OP a few weeks back?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816647)
Posted by dragons on August 19th, 2016 @ 7:05am CDT
I know it's been up for while just got done watching starscream last night
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816658)
Posted by william-james88 on August 19th, 2016 @ 8:14am CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:Y'all realize Baltmatrix posted a review for OP a few weeks back?

Did you send it to us? We didnt noice. You can always write to us by clicking on the link in my signature if you find something newsworthy.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816741)
Posted by Ultimate Weapon1 on August 19th, 2016 @ 1:25pm CDT
Yes emgo316 got mentioned, he is one of my favorite youtube transformer reviewers of all time, definitely will check out these vids. :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816753)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 19th, 2016 @ 1:40pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:Y'all realize Baltmatrix posted a review for OP a few weeks back?

we never got any news reports, and I found those on Emgo's channel and after watching it realized that they had never been newsed so I put them up.

Both Will, Va'al, and I have links in our sigs to report news, and we're all very active, so let us know if you see another video, we like posting them when brought to our attention!

Also, thanks Jelz. Still disappointed in the lack of minis in my area, wave 1 and 2 wont go away
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816786)
Posted by RAR on August 19th, 2016 @ 2:45pm CDT
Speaking of Youtube reviewers (sort of) :

I was just watching this...



And I had a thought is it possible to jam the hammer type or other Minicons inside Overload's arms to fill those HUGE gaps in at all ?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816837)
Posted by ScottyP on August 19th, 2016 @ 5:17pm CDT
necr0blivion wrote:The database page needs to be updated to include these figures, please.

Clash of the Transformers Sightings listings have been updated to include the two newest items, Power Surge Starscream and the Island Showdown set. Sorry it took so long, if you notice something like that in the future shoot me a PM or make a post in this thread and I'll see it sooner ;)

On another topic, speaking of the Decepticon Island Showdown set, not sure it's been pointed out that Bumblebee and Steeljaw are a little different. By "a little different" I mean there is one teeny-tiny difference: the smooth silver plastic with clearly visible metallic flake mixed in from the initial Warrior Class releases of the toys has been replaced in this set by a much grayer, matte silver. It's actually more noticeable from far away then up close if you just glance at the toys. Not a big thing but still, at least there was something a little new outside of the cool accessories!
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816893)
Posted by ScottyP on August 19th, 2016 @ 11:14pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:I don't think we know anything about wave 6. My shelves still have wave 2 on them


TFWiki has this:

You know I had Minicons up to date right here on this site's database when you posted this? Is it the wave breakdown that makes it easier to go elsewhere?

Honest question because with all the time I spend on just keeping listings up to date it's super frustrating to see posts like this. I'm not perfect (see immediately above) but it's usually pretty on point.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816922)
Posted by william-james88 on August 20th, 2016 @ 6:34am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:I don't think we know anything about wave 6. My shelves still have wave 2 on them


TFWiki has this:

You know I had Minicons up to date right here on this site's database when you posted this? Is it the wave breakdown that makes it easier to go elsewhere?

Honest question because with all the time I spend on just keeping listings up to date it's super frustrating to see posts like this. I'm not perfect (see immediately above) but it's usually pretty on point.


In case people don't know where to go, could you show us all real quick how to find the info on this site for the minicons?

Also, could it because Robots in Disguise is within the Prime section and not on its own?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816937)
Posted by RAR on August 20th, 2016 @ 7:59am CDT
As promised sorry it's a bit vague I was interrupted while photographing.

But this shows the axe stored on the leg and the launchers combined with the sword.

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Also the storage for the Launchers & Axe that Hasbro neglected to put in the instructions :

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Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816942)
Posted by william-james88 on August 20th, 2016 @ 8:16am CDT
Dont know about the regular release but the instructions for the white redeco do talk about the storage for the launchers in alt mode.

Thanks for showing us this, its pretty awesome! Might make for a news article :-?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816957)
Posted by william-james88 on August 20th, 2016 @ 9:07am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian RAR has found some new features for Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Power Surge Optimus Prime that were not shown in the instructions. For instance, did you notice those hooks on his legs and ever wonder "what is that doing there?", well fear no more because we have the answer.

RAR wrote:This shows the axe stored on the leg and the launchers combined with the sword.

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Also the storage for the Launchers & Axe

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Do any of you have this toy yet? How do you find him?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1816960)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 20th, 2016 @ 9:24am CDT
We already knew about the gun and axe storage in vehicle mode, I wanna see this supposed mega-sword people keep going on about...
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1817001)
Posted by RAR on August 20th, 2016 @ 11:35am CDT
I thought it was worth a mention anyway as I was watching some Youtube reviews and people didn't seem to always find where to store the launchers.

He can hold two swords (and the launcher) in one hand like a staff - but not easily - I even tried to jam the axe on there to make it look like a bow but it's pretty loose on the bottom sword and it all falls to pieces if you look at it funny... so not really 100% practical. may also require the fore arm mode to even work.

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Also the screw hole on his backside is compatible with the sword storage too - not much use as it sticks out oddly "But it's a thing - you can do".

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As the large hole in his axe is 5mm and so are the sword handles if you are giving him one sword as a weapon - say with the launcher - then the other one sitting one sides on his back cross wise how has a free 5mm post on it for you to slip the hole on the axe onto.

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Looks a bit like Armada Megatron's Cannon like this - I thought.
So there is actually more than one way to store the axe - other than the leg.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1817047)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 20th, 2016 @ 2:55pm CDT
I dont understand why hasbro does this, why go through the trouble of designing a feature then not include it in the instructions?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1817049)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 20th, 2016 @ 3:20pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:I dont understand why hasbro does this, why go through the trouble of designing a feature then not include it in the instructions?


Possibly for kids to figure out their own thing, to promote imagination.

Or Hasbro just plain forgot about it, or didn't care about in the first place. Wouldn't be the first time this happened, look at the Titan Master Class' weapon modes.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Starscream Reviews (1817076)
Posted by ScottyP on August 20th, 2016 @ 4:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:In case people don't know where to go, could you show us all real quick how to find the info on this site for the minicons?

Also, could it because Robots in Disguise is within the Prime section and not on its own?
Man, I feel dumb now for that earlier post. Might be a bug.

More later, but for now, here's RiD's database of characters: http://www.seibertron.com/database/seri ... ies_id=221

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