Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review

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Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:48AM CDT

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Happy Friday fellow Seibertronians this just in from YouTube reviewer PrimeVsPrime it’s the review for the Transformers Studio Series #43 Last Knight KSI Boss! And wow, as far as straight repaints go, this fella is quite a winner. Talk about a knight and day difference.

As noted in the review there are inaccuracies from the movie character, to the box art which for this release uses Zeus’s stock art despite KSI Boss’s art being on file, to the actual figure - especially in regards to the antennas on the head sculpt, and KSI Boss’s pictured flail weapon on his left arm which is still just Zeus’s Gatling gun. Despite these differences there is no denying this looks like a much higher quality toy.

The paint applications follow the similar simplicity of the knight motif such as Cogman and Last Knight Megatron but with this effort we are treated to a deep grey accented by gold metallic and blue details. The paint which catapults this figure into a different class however is primarily dedicated to the front of the robot mode, with most of the back of the figure remaining unpainted. Also included is the Hong Kong pursuit background scaled to look appropriate for Voyagers.

The reviewer noted that for the third use of this mold (Nitro Zeus, Thundercracker, now KSI Boss) the joints appear to be very well put together and are quite tight. He also states the issue he’d had with his original Nitro Zeus’s thruster panels on his back coming off during transformation is no longer present.

This appears to be an overall touch up and improvement of the toy and not just a simple repaint which is always positive to hear. If anyone missed this on the original release and Thundercracker didn’t quite fill the bill here’s your chance. Let us know if you’ll be picking this one up or if it's a solid pass.

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Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023183)
Posted by Flashwave on June 1st, 2019 @ 12:35pm CDT
...but how does it look with TitanMaster Thunderwing?
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023198)
Posted by Gemstonegemini on June 1st, 2019 @ 3:03pm CDT
That video was pretty adorable. I want moar!
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023233)
Posted by Emerje on June 1st, 2019 @ 9:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:"The footsteps of a sinister sound echoed in the distance."

To be continued...

If anyone is curious, that's a Zoids Death Rex at the end. I figured it was a Zoid from the feet and it didn't take long to find one on HLJ. I was hoping this would end with a SS Devastator full preview, but I guess not yet.

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Emerje
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023245)
Posted by Trocheman on June 2nd, 2019 @ 8:20am CDT
Walmart has Optimus prime (44) for preorder now. idk if thats old news but i just ordered one. ships August 15th, arrives the 17th.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers ... /517176157
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023263)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 2nd, 2019 @ 3:20pm CDT
As I still contemplate Blackout, a thought occurred: is Grindor larger than Blackout on screen? If so, will he ever get a SS figure? I thought about buying Blackout and just using him as Grindor, despite 'Blackout' being painted on his tail, in case a Grindor figure is out of the question and sticking with the original voyager Blackout figure.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023266)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 2nd, 2019 @ 3:46pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:As I still contemplate Blackout, a thought occurred: is Grindor larger than Blackout on screen? If so, will he ever get a SS figure? I thought about buying Blackout and just using him as Grindor, despite 'Blackout' being painted on his tail, in case a Grindor figure is out of the question and sticking with the original voyager Blackout figure.

I think Grindor might be bigger on-screen, not sure. Optimus' climbing up onto him makes it seem like that's the case but it's hard to tell. That said, a Leader Blackout nonetheless scales better with movie figures outside of SS than the Voyager, plus he's more accurate.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023267)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 2nd, 2019 @ 3:48pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:As I still contemplate Blackout, a thought occurred: is Grindor larger than Blackout on screen? If so, will he ever get a SS figure? I thought about buying Blackout and just using him as Grindor, despite 'Blackout' being painted on his tail, in case a Grindor figure is out of the question and sticking with the original voyager Blackout figure.


Grindor differs from Blackout in more ways than just his colors. While Blackout is a Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low, Grindor is the slightly different Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. The former model was retired from active service in 2008.

For Grindor, some slight vehicle mode retooling may be in order.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023268)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 2nd, 2019 @ 3:51pm CDT
They might not bother, since Grindor's robot mode doesn't account for the differences. But then again they might, just to make him different beyond being silver.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023270)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 2nd, 2019 @ 4:17pm CDT
At this point, I'm not expecting a Grindor to come out until at least next summer/fall, if at all.

we know 2 Leader figures next year are Overload and Scavenger, so a 3rd would probably come out next year at the same time the leader Prime this year comes out.

I very much doubt we will get a Grindor
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023280)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 2nd, 2019 @ 5:03pm CDT
Trocheman wrote:Walmart has Optimus prime (44) for preorder now. idk if thats old news but i just ordered one. ships August 15th, arrives the 17th.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers ... /517176157


Hopefully that means it’ll be shipping from Pulse sooner than the September 1 estimate!

Also, there’s a 360 degree view of the figure on that page! That’s our first look at the back of the jet pack and weapons platform. The paint deco is the one from toy fair though (bright red and yellow fade), which is interesting because we now have no less than 3 different stock images of this Prime with slightly different decos.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023292)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 2nd, 2019 @ 7:24pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:At this point, I'm not expecting a Grindor to come out until at least next summer/fall, if at all.

we know 2 Leader figures next year are Overload and Scavenger, so a 3rd would probably come out next year at the same time the leader Prime this year comes out.

I very much doubt we will get a Grindor

I dunno, it would be a way to get more money out of the Blackout mold.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023298)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 2nd, 2019 @ 9:18pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:At this point, I'm not expecting a Grindor to come out until at least next summer/fall, if at all.

we know 2 Leader figures next year are Overload and Scavenger, so a 3rd would probably come out next year at the same time the leader Prime this year comes out.

I very much doubt we will get a Grindor

I dunno, it would be a way to get more money out of the Blackout mold.


Would be a good litmus test: if Grindor is released as a straight redeco of Blackout, how many fans will complain about the vehicle being inaccurate and talk down on the Studio Series as a whole? :-?
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023313)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 2nd, 2019 @ 11:59pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:At this point, I'm not expecting a Grindor to come out until at least next summer/fall, if at all.

we know 2 Leader figures next year are Overload and Scavenger, so a 3rd would probably come out next year at the same time the leader Prime this year comes out.

I very much doubt we will get a Grindor

I dunno, it would be a way to get more money out of the Blackout mold.


Would be a good litmus test: if Grindor is released as a straight redeco of Blackout, how many fans will complain about the vehicle being inaccurate and talk down on the Studio Series as a whole? :-?


They released this thing, didn't they?:
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People hate this thing's guts for being inaccurate, and it is still shelfwarming since... December? Primus...

Either way, whether they retool the copter to leave an inaccurate robot, or redeco the mold to have an inaccurate copter mode, fans will still be bothered, so it all boils down to whatever you prefer.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023314)
Posted by william-james88 on June 3rd, 2019 @ 12:05am CDT
Its also not a great toy.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023316)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 3rd, 2019 @ 12:20am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Its also not a great toy.


I know that, but I wanted to focus on the criticism about his inaccuracy to the movie character, much like the discussion about whether or not Grindor should be a retool or redeco of Blackout.

And on the subject of Dropkopter, while it may be fiddly to handle and transform, it is nowhere near Bold Forms Gladius...
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023322)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 3rd, 2019 @ 1:22am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Trocheman wrote:Walmart has Optimus prime (44) for preorder now. idk if thats old news but i just ordered one. ships August 15th, arrives the 17th.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers ... /517176157


Hopefully that means it’ll be shipping from Pulse sooner than the September 1 estimate!

Also, there’s a 360 degree view of the figure on that page! That’s our first look at the back of the jet pack and weapons platform. The paint deco is the one from toy fair though (bright red and yellow fade), which is interesting because we now have no less than 3 different stock images of this Prime with slightly different decos.

Which browser do you use? I use Firefox, most recent version, and if the picture was supposed to have any interactivity it was proving completely nonfunctional for me.

EDIT: I guess my browser was just misbehaving that time, possibly from the length of the session.
I tried it again just now, and this time the ALL the pictures loaded as well as the 360 view vid, and the "Large View" function actually functioned.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023323)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 3rd, 2019 @ 1:30am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Trocheman wrote:Walmart has Optimus prime (44) for preorder now. idk if thats old news but i just ordered one. ships August 15th, arrives the 17th.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers ... /517176157


Hopefully that means it’ll be shipping from Pulse sooner than the September 1 estimate!

Also, there’s a 360 degree view of the figure on that page! That’s our first look at the back of the jet pack and weapons platform. The paint deco is the one from toy fair though (bright red and yellow fade), which is interesting because we now have no less than 3 different stock images of this Prime with slightly different decos.

Which browser do you use? I use Firefox, most recent version, and if the picture was supposed to have any interactivity it was proving completely nonfunctional for me.


I'm using the Walmart app, and while the preorder listing is there, there are only the stock photos on it, with no turn around video. Target has removed its listing from the app, which is strange considering it was there for like a month or two.
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023329)
Posted by Emerje on June 3rd, 2019 @ 6:45am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:The paint deco is the one from toy fair though (bright red and yellow fade), which is interesting because we now have no less than 3 different stock images of this Prime with slightly different decos.

Technically we have four variations going here:

Bright red with painted weapons (Toy Fair display)
Dark red with unpainted weapons (April Stock Photos)
Bright red with unpainted weapons (Walmart.com spinning video)
Painted abs, bright red with unpainted weapons (new Takara Tomy stock photos)

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I don't think we'll actually know what we're getting until somebody has one in hand.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023345)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 3rd, 2019 @ 11:21am CDT
I'm crossing my fingers for the Takara stock photos!
Re: Transformers Studio Series KSI Boss Video Review (2023347)
Posted by Stargrave on June 3rd, 2019 @ 11:24am CDT
Good morning and happy Monday fellow Seibertronians! To help kick start your day Seibertron member EvasionModeBumblebee found a treat over at Walmart.com - a very eye opening view of the new (take a deep breath) Studio Series 44 Leader Class Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie Optimus Prime with transforming trailer jet pack! You get a perfect clear view of the trailer in upright quartermaster mode fully loaded with Optimus’s movie rifle, shield, axe, standard orange bladed sword, and twin jet mode blasters! There’s in package views and you can zoom in on each individual image for a clear close up. Click on the play button for a 45 second long crisp 360 view of this amazing piece in all modes. There have been multiple Optimus Primes released in this line but this one has to take the cake for accessories! Is this the one Optimus you’ve been waiting for or will this be the centerpiece for your Studio Series Optimus collection? Take a view and share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew!

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Credit: EvasionModeBumblebee

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