Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron

Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 11:01pm CST

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Kal El, we now have the first video review of the Armada version of Generations Leader Megatron, which was previously reviewed here. The 2015 Toy Fair also allowed us to take a bunch of pictures of him for those interested in seeing more.

Kal El also has a review of the G1 deco version of Leader Megatron and will also be posting a comparison video. You can follow his reviews here.

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Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651520)
Posted by Mechastrike on February 14th, 2015 @ 11:15pm CST
FINALLY! an G1 accurate, no Optimus Prime look alike Ultra Magnus. gave those 3rd party people a run for their money.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651522)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 14th, 2015 @ 11:21pm CST
william-james88 wrote:While Seibertron.com has provided a bunch of photos of the newly announced Combiner Wars figures, showcased at the US Toy Fair, we now also have a video for you. The first video shows what was found on the showcase floor, which includes Defensor, Ultra Magnus and the new Legends figures. The second shows the assembly of Leader Magnus' Hammer.





I would like to point out that the first video PROVES what calmer heads (Shajaki and myself, among others) have been saying for weeks. Generations Devastator is NOT as tall as Generations Metroplex. The back of the box clearly says Devastator is 18 inches tall. Metroplex is just over 24 inches.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651528)
Posted by ShardFenix on February 14th, 2015 @ 11:54pm CST
The protectobots and Ultra Magnus look fantastic. I Might wait on Defensor instead of Dropping money on Superion.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651530)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2015 @ 11:55pm CST
Mechastrike wrote:FINALLY! an G1 accurate, no Optimus Prime look alike Ultra Magnus. gave those 3rd party people a run for their money.


Isn't that what the MP was?

Also, haha I was right, The protectobots' alt modes are definitely futuristic. I would not call Hot Spot's alt mode earth based. It's design is far more cybertronian.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651531)
Posted by prjkt on February 14th, 2015 @ 11:59pm CST
Hotspot reminds me of a stylised Airport fire truck, so yeah, I can see these as Earth modes, just kinda "futuristic" versions, rather than Cybertronian
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651532)
Posted by Flashwave on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:03am CST
Is it wrong of me to want to paint Minimus as Powered Buggy?
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651533)
Posted by Gearslide on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:07am CST
So of the Protectobots, Blades is a repaint of Alpha Bravo with a new head, Streetwise is a significant retooling of Dead End, and First Aid is a "reshelling" of Offroad, to the point that he barely resembles him at all.

They're very well done.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651534)
Posted by prjkt on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:09am CST
I love post-movie years.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651535)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:09am CST
Flashwave wrote:Is it wrong of me to want to paint Minimus as Powered Buggy?

If hasbro doesn't get to it first; then i'm damn skippy in a few years the club will repaint it as Powered Convoy.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651537)
Posted by G1OPT1MU5PR1M3 on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:16am CST
That ultra magnus is Soooo mine.. I'm liking the detail in the protectobots when they are combined, except those wide thighs and feet. Way too thick and bulky, but wow, hasbro has stepped up their game
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651538)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:19am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:FINALLY! an G1 accurate, no Optimus Prime look alike Ultra Magnus. gave those 3rd party people a run for their money.


Isn't that what the MP was?

Also, haha I was right, The protectobots' alt modes are definitely futuristic. I would not call Hot Spot's alt mode earth based. It's design is far more cybertronian.


I'd say they're pretty believably Earth-based. What's so Cybertronian about Blades? Rook doesn't look so much alien as utilitarian for a SWAT vehicle. First Aid is just an SUV. Streetwise is a little stylized, but lacks anything truly alien in his design. And has already been pointed out several times now, Hot Spot is based on an airport firetruck, like Sentinel Prime in Dark of the Moon.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651539)
Posted by megatronus on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:30am CST
Do folks think that Minimus Ambus figure is new-Legends-sized (i.e. Powerglide, Skrapnel, etc.) or old-Legends-sized? His lack of elbow articulation would suggest the latter, but I really hope it's the former. Ambus is tiny, but not that tiny.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651541)
Posted by shajaki on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:33am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:I would like to point out that the first video PROVES what calmer heads (Shajaki and myself, among others) have been saying for weeks. Generations Devastator is NOT as tall as Generations Metroplex. The back of the box clearly says Devastator is 18 inches tall. Metroplex is just over 24 inches.
its ok. we knew. we had math on our side :lol:
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651544)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:36am CST
This short video shows how minimus ambus hides away in Ultra Magnus

Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651546)
Posted by Henry921 on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:40am CST
I don't like Rook's molded hands. I like being able to mix and match weapons between characters, so closed fists annoy me. :???: Still gonna get him, tho.

Viper does nothing for me (not a Joe fan) and while I love IDW Thundercracker, I'm not digging this particular retool. Suspect I'd also be into Voyager Cyclonus were it not for Silverbolt's tail sticking out the back, but I'm withholding judgment on him until I see who he's meant to combine with.




Buying:

EVERYTHING!!! Ultra Magnus, all of Defensor
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651551)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:55am CST
shajaki wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:I would like to point out that the first video PROVES what calmer heads (Shajaki and myself, among others) have been saying for weeks. Generations Devastator is NOT as tall as Generations Metroplex. The back of the box clearly says Devastator is 18 inches tall. Metroplex is just over 24 inches.
its ok. we knew. we had math on our side :lol:


*math fistbump*
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651553)
Posted by prjkt on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:59am CST
megatronus wrote:Do folks think that Minimus Ambus figure is new-Legends-sized (i.e. Powerglide, Skrapnel, etc.) or old-Legends-sized? His lack of elbow articulation would suggest the latter, but I really hope it's the former. Ambus is tiny, but not that tiny.

Maybe this is the Minimus from within the Minimus armour that's in the Ultra Magnus armour...

But yeah he looks tiny. Joint size, paint apps and lack of wheels kinda hint at that.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651561)
Posted by Short Circuit on February 15th, 2015 @ 2:45am CST
Well crud, I'm torn on whether to grab this Magnus for my CHUG Season 3 collection or to hope for a US release of MP Magnus to go on my MP shelf with Rodimus and Optimus...

The protectobots look really nice! I'll be able to justify getting the re-moulds as well, might skip on Alpha Bravo now so I don't end up with three choppers though even though I kinda prefer him over slingshot.
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651563)
Posted by SkyWarpt on February 15th, 2015 @ 3:05am CST
Defensor is a lot cooler than I expected. Kinda concerned for the leg pegs on UM, looks awesome otherwise.
Not thrilled with bot mode Cyclonus...but love the jet mode. Really wish I had a Voyager scale RTS Cyclonus bot. Still yet, I like this better than the Motormaster...any word on Scourge yet?
Re: Video Review for Generations Combiner Wars Megatron (1651565)
Posted by SkyWarpt on February 15th, 2015 @ 3:09am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I actually had MP Ultra Magnus on order and after seeing these pics, I asked if I could cancel it. Not that this one is better, but I cant justify getting 2 big Magnus toys that emulate a similar look, albeit different of course. And the combiner wars one will both be more compact, 75% less costly and fit with more of my toys. So it was a no brainer for me in this particular case. What I really feared was missing out on the engineering involved in turning a car carrier into a robot and this one fits that bill just fine.

On question though, who is minimus ambus?

Also, I find Defensor super bulky. Groove making the chest piece is a cool look but the whole combiner just seems too wide, especially his legs. And I do not like that Rook figure, whose hands are not working at all.

Love t=what they did with the other protectobots though.


DON'T DO IT!


Keep MP UM. You won't regret it wj88!

There is no way I would trade out MP UM for this

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