Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime

Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 9:02am CDT

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Robots in Disguise Power Surge Prime has recently hit US shores and if any of you are unsure about getting him, fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has reviewed this figure for us fans.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Here's a little lemon sorbet to cleans the pallet between Titans Return reviews, Power Surge Optimus Prime. The big bot is the central figure in the Weaponizer sub line featuring lights and sounds, that are somewhat hard to control and can go off at random. Transformation is simple, but not simple enough to justify the small sheet of instructions, that are only one sided. Overall the figure looks cool, and thanks to some well placed swivels, can get into some good sword wielding positions. Most collectors will turn their noses up at this figure, but Prime cuts an imposing pose and is a lot of fun.

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Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803599)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:12am CDT
william-james88 wrote:If we are talking about bad and chap toylines, RID doesnt hold a candle to Fall of Cybertron. That line had the smallest deluxes, the cheapest plastic, and a ton of redecos/retools. The transfrmations were also shitty and the alt modes didnt look good (and the robot modes wither for some). At least RID has great transformations (the best on the shelves right now) and some of the best alt mode and robot designs we've seen in a while.

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Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803601)
Posted by Cobotron on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:13am CDT
My brother who spotted the sighting of PS Prime dicribed it as very "Playschooly" feeling. Not nessicarly a bad thing. This toy is totally meant for the kids. And that's fine. Some 7 year old is definitely going to have an AWESOME Christmas.

Oh, and God forbid a toy company make kid's toys. :roll:
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803612)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:31am CDT
Cobotron wrote:My brother who spotted the sighting of PS Prime dicribed it as very "Playschooly" feeling. Not nessicarly a bad thing. This toy is totally meant for the kids. And that's fine. Some 7 year old is definitely going to have an AWESOME Christmas.

I see him in the same vein as that giant Beast Hunters Optimus they released last time. This is the same thing. What sucks though is that due to that removeable cab, I dont think I will ever find one in decent shape at a thrift store :(
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803613)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:34am CDT
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803620)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:53am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803621)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 10:04am CDT
Kurona wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.

Agreed. I am looking forward to see how he looks next to the upcoming Voyager Megatron.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1803634)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 11:04am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.

Agreed. I am looking forward to see how he looks next to the upcoming Voyager Megatron.

Most certainly; that Megsy looks beautiful

Though... on the subject of CHUG in a way that doesn't detract from the thread, is anyone else thinking of using the upcoming Ratchet as their CHUG/MTMTE Ratchet? I mean, he'd probs need some reprolabels, but...
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804504)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:23pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, courtesy of yours truly, there appears to be a new Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicon Mega Pack available for pre-order on Robot Kingdom, priced at $55, it includes: Beastbox, Velocirazor, Sawback, Sandsting, Ratbat, Swelter, Divebomb, Back, Hammer, Lancelon, Tricerashot, Lord Doomitron, Bashbreaker, Undertone and Anvil - but it does not, seemingly, include the sprue's with the armor and weapons. So what do you think of this new pack? Planning on getting it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804507)
Posted by Bronzewolf on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:30pm CDT
Those almost seem like new decos, though it's really hard to tell. This might be interesting to watch.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804509)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:35pm CDT
Interesting...don't get me wrong, I like these Mini-Cons too, but I kinda miss the days when they actually turned into things.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804510)
Posted by Railbomb on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:35pm CDT
As someone who doesn't have any of the minicons I might have to get this. Looks like it has a wide variety in there including some of the weapons.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804512)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:41pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Those almost seem like new decos, though it's really hard to tell. This might be interesting to watch.

They do not seem to be new deco's, but we will see, as the pic is a bit sh|t
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804550)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 11th, 2016 @ 8:58am CDT
I like the ball minicons, but not enough to buy individual toys just to get those. So this is great for that.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804569)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 11th, 2016 @ 10:08am CDT
Seems like this may be a hodge-podge of minicons. (I see one sand colored one, but not its partner) If it were a complete set, I might be tempted by it. As is, I'm still on the fence.

While I liked the notion of the add-on weapons, after trying them out... there were just too many tiny pieces. I couldn't remember where they tabbed in or keep up with them. For people like me, this may be the better option.

I think that's where they went wrong compared with Energon weapons. (I loved those.) There were only a few pieces to contend with, and the weapons were interchangeable.

I hope Hasbro takes note where this was a near-miss as they look to the future.

I did love how they came on an insignia shaped sprue. That aspect was a home run. I hated breaking those up to play with the accessories.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804579)
Posted by william-james88 on July 11th, 2016 @ 10:32am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote: I kinda miss the days when they actually turned into things.

The new ones turn into weapons so I am happy with that.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804921)
Posted by shajaki on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:59pm CDT
Greetings Seibertron, thanks to blogger Blacklai we now have some new in-hand shots of Transformers Robots in Disguise (RID) Warrior Class Scorponok and Windblade! Scorponok strangely changes the trend of Decepticons in this line (turning from vehicles to animalistic robots) by being a straight beast-former. And the fan-pole originated Windblade gets herself a brand new mold as well. Have a look at them in and out of package below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

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Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804927)
Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2016 @ 1:04pm CDT
:SICK: That is an insanely obvious bit of extraneous back kibble on Windblade. Too bad the nosecone just ends up right there in back of her head. Its bigger than Grimlock's T Rex head hanging out of his back. The only plus I see is that this should finally put an end to people saying this is a retool of the Generations Windblade mold. New mold(yay), but I dont know if its any better (d'oh!).
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804933)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 12th, 2016 @ 1:12pm CDT
Scorponok looks great but I REALLY wish his tail was more articulated and less hollow. Perhaps a Shapeways upgrade is in order?

Windblade though...ech. What a sad sack of crap. The basic mold actually looks alright, but the lack of wrist articulation really hurts her and the paintjob is just pathetic. Hopefully the TAV release will give the girl a makeover, though the arms are probably gonna need Shapeways replacements.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804956)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 12th, 2016 @ 2:28pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Scorponok looks great but I REALLY wish his tail was more articulated and less hollow. Perhaps a Shapeways upgrade is in order?

Windblade though...ech. What a sad sack of crap. The basic mold actually looks alright, but the lack of wrist articulation really hurts her and the paintjob is just pathetic. Hopefully the TAV release will give the girl a makeover, though the arms are probably gonna need Shapeways replacements.

Yeah, Scorponok is awesome, but nothing short of TT can save that windblade mold, shame the sword is just sh|t unpainted plastic, the entire thing screams 'crapped out as cheap as possible', it doesn't even resemble the rid deco as far as I can remember =;
Re: Video Review for Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime (1804989)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 12th, 2016 @ 3:14pm CDT
That deco on Windblade does ,what appears to be a decent new mold, no favors. What's worse is I'd buy the heck out of the figure if it looked like her actual color scheme. And that unpainted sword is terrible too, and the sword on the Generations versions is one of my favorite parts of that toy.

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