Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 8:29pm CST

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As we are now at mid-November, we are starting to see reviews pop up for the Generations figures making up the first wave of Combiner Wars 2016. Fellow Seibertronian Optibotimus has reviewed Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off. This is the most controversial of the set since, while Combiner Wars Bruticus has all his original members being released at standard retail (unlike what has appeared in every Combiner Wars wave so far), Blast Off's alt mode is the only one to have changed drastically; going from a space shuttle to a jet, and a repaint no less. Thus, this is the toy people were most hesitant for and it is good to now be able to see it in a review.

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Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741754)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 15th, 2015 @ 8:44pm CST
Reading up on his facebook page, by the end of the week all the combaticons will be reviewed: Brawl on monday, Vortex on wednesday and Swindle on Friday. He also said that Brawl is actually not impressing him, as he has very loose joints and the chest is a mess. We'll just have to see when that review comes out tomorrow! :BOT:
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741755)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 15th, 2015 @ 8:45pm CST
Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741756)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 15th, 2015 @ 8:47pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Reading up on his facebook page, by the end of the week all the combaticons will be reviewed: Brawl on monday, Vortex on wednesday and Swindle on Friday. He also said that Brawl is actually not impressing him, as he has very loose joints and the chest is a mess. We'll just have to see when that review comes out tomorrow! :BOT:


Loose joints are subjective, usually fixable, and varies case by case; I wouldn't be too worried >:oP
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741757)
Posted by optibotimus on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:06pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:He's so optimistic (optibotimistic (thew-ism)) about them being at retail soon, I mean, I know it's what he says, but, come on, they aren't even at bbts yet.

Guess it does prove though that they are nearer than we thought :-?


I got mine from BBTS. THey got a very small shipment in and filled a few preorders. I was luckily on that list
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741758)
Posted by william-james88 on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:07pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(


I like the way you see things and I see them the same way too. I dont need him to be a space shuttle per say but what would be fun about a space shuttle would be the assurance that we are getting something new with this figure. Since there is nothing new about the molding here, the toy feels like it is giving less added value aside from having another jet limb but now in a different colour.

I dont see this release any different than say... this:

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Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741760)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:08pm CST
optibotimus wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:He's so optimistic (optibotimistic (thew-ism)) about them being at retail soon, I mean, I know it's what he says, but, come on, they aren't even at bbts yet.

Guess it does prove though that they are nearer than we thought :-?


I got mine from BBTS. THey got a very small shipment in and filled a few preorders. I was luckily on that list


Indeed you are, I just figured it a 'reviewer privilege' and watched the video;

Did you get an Onslaught? They aren't cased together, but didn't know if they got any of those too...
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741761)
Posted by optibotimus on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:10pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
optibotimus wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:He's so optimistic (optibotimistic (thew-ism)) about them being at retail soon, I mean, I know it's what he says, but, come on, they aren't even at bbts yet.

Guess it does prove though that they are nearer than we thought :-?


I got mine from BBTS. THey got a very small shipment in and filled a few preorders. I was luckily on that list


Indeed you are, I just figured it a 'reviewer privilege' and watched the video;

Did you get an Onslaught? They aren't cased together, but didn't know if they got any of those too...


We reviewers don't get as many privileges as people seem to think lol. No i didn't get Onslaught but i have that preordered as well. I had heard a rumor that him and SCattershot were due in Monday at retailers. Not specifically BBTS mind you. But it should be soonish i would imagine.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741762)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:12pm CST
optibotimus wrote:I had heard a rumor that him and SCattershot were due in Monday at retailers. Not specifically BBTS mind you. But it should be soonish i would imagine.


What? Like target - brick'n'mortar retailers, or, arriving at bbts retailers?
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741763)
Posted by optibotimus on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:22pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
optibotimus wrote:I had heard a rumor that him and SCattershot were due in Monday at retailers. Not specifically BBTS mind you. But it should be soonish i would imagine.


What? Like target - brick'n'mortar retailers, or, arriving at bbts retailers?


I saw it was posted on some ebay page selling them. They said they were coming in stock on Monday for them. I would imagine it would be soon for the other online retailers, maybe a little later for actual stores
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741765)
Posted by MemphisR56 on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:22pm CST
optibotimus wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
optibotimus wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:He's so optimistic (optibotimistic (thew-ism)) about them being at retail soon, I mean, I know it's what he says, but, come on, they aren't even at bbts yet.

Guess it does prove though that they are nearer than we thought :-?


I got mine from BBTS. THey got a very small shipment in and filled a few preorders. I was luckily on that list


Indeed you are, I just figured it a 'reviewer privilege' and watched the video;

Did you get an Onslaught? They aren't cased together, but didn't know if they got any of those too...


We reviewers don't get as many privileges as people seem to think lol. No i didn't get Onslaught but i have that preordered as well. I had heard a rumor that him and SCattershot were due in Monday at retailers. Not specifically BBTS mind you. But it should be soonish i would imagine.


So what is it about Brawl that makes him so dissapointing? Is it just on the looseness?
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741768)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 15th, 2015 @ 9:27pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Reading up on his facebook page, by the end of the week all the combaticons will be reviewed: Brawl on monday, Vortex on wednesday and Swindle on Friday. He also said that Brawl is actually not impressing him, as he has very loose joints and the chest is a mess. We'll just have to see when that review comes out tomorrow! :BOT:


Loose joints are subjective, usually fixable, and varies case by case; I wouldn't be too worried >:oP

I'm not worried, more like impatient. I really want to see Swindle and Brawl, and I am very excited for the combaticons to come. I just want to see some reviews! :BOT:
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741781)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on November 15th, 2015 @ 11:36pm CST
I got these guys in too, I'm just waiting in hope Onslaught comes in soon before I ship them.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741785)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on November 15th, 2015 @ 11:58pm CST
Can anyone explain why the Prowl I just picked up has the manual printed on entirely different paper stock than any of the other CW figures I have (and I have a lot of them)? All the other manuals were typical glossy paper, Prowl's is a cheaper seeming non-glossy type. Not a big deal, it's just weird that his is different, even from Sunstreaker and Mirage that were from the same wave.

Mine's combiner thingy is also misassembled, with the part that connects the thumb/heel to the main part put in upside down, so it doesn't fold up quite right. If not for the stupid pins, it would be an easy fix.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741787)
Posted by padfoo on November 16th, 2015 @ 12:02am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(


Blast off makes a lot of sense as a jet. The space shuttle was just too dang big of an alt mode.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741788)
Posted by william-james88 on November 16th, 2015 @ 12:17am CST
padfoo wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(


Blast off makes a lot of sense as a jet. The space shuttle was just too dang big of an alt mode.


Seems to be about the same size as the other components ;)

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Transformers G1 1986 Bruticus Gallery
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741792)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 16th, 2015 @ 12:31am CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:Can anyone explain why the Prowl I just picked up has the manual printed on entirely different paper stock than any of the other CW figures I have (and I have a lot of them)? All the other manuals were typical glossy paper, Prowl's is a cheaper seeming non-glossy type. Not a big deal, it's just weird that his is different, even from Sunstreaker and Mirage that were from the same wave.

My Sunstreaker came with flat paper instructions, I assumed it was standard for wave 4 (he's my only wave 4 purchase). Sounds from your comment like it's not, which is weirder.

william-james88 wrote:
padfoo wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(


Blast off makes a lot of sense as a jet. The space shuttle was just too dang big of an alt mode.


Seems to be about the same size as the other components ;)

http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/03/r_bruticus025.jpg
Transformers G1 1986 Bruticus Gallery

Oh don't pretend you don't know what he means.
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Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741795)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 16th, 2015 @ 12:41am CST
Sighhhhhhhhh the one time I didn't pre-order something from BBTS
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741796)
Posted by Agamemnon on November 16th, 2015 @ 1:18am CST
That Bot wrote:
Optimum Supreme wrote:Can anyone explain why the Prowl I just picked up has the manual printed on entirely different paper stock than any of the other CW figures I have (and I have a lot of them)? All the other manuals were typical glossy paper, Prowl's is a cheaper seeming non-glossy type. Not a big deal, it's just weird that his is different, even from Sunstreaker and Mirage that were from the same wave.

My Sunstreaker came with flat paper instructions, I assumed it was standard for wave 4 (he's my only wave 4 purchase). Sounds from your comment like it's not, which is weirder.

My second Motormaster (the one that came with Battle Core OP) came on the same dull paper, almost like it was photocopied. I thought it was weird too.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Sighhhhhhhhh the one time I didn't pre-order something from BBTS

I preordered Combaticons as soon as I got the email notification the preorder was available. I didn't get a notice of them being in stock either (even though I have in the past, most notably Leader Ultra Magnus). So, it must have been a really small shipment.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741807)
Posted by Optimizzy on November 16th, 2015 @ 5:10am CST
I preordered mine from bbts. They should be here soon. Hope my brawl isn't plagued with looseness. :(

I didn't get onslaught. Did anyone preorder him or did he not come in yet? Honestly waiting on the running change.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Blast Off (1741813)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 16th, 2015 @ 8:00am CST
william-james88 wrote:
padfoo wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Glad he's a jet, love the colors, BUT he could've used more paint, not too happy that there's no remolding [-(


Blast off makes a lot of sense as a jet. The space shuttle was just too dang big of an alt mode.


Seems to be about the same size as the other components ;)

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Transformers G1 1986 Bruticus Gallery

If you start this up again Will.... :lol: :BOT:

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