Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter

Transformers News: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter

Friday, January 11th, 2019 12:00AM CST

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It was just a few days ago that we saw some new shots of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter, from the new Bumblebee movie. Now we have quite a treat for all you Seibertronians! TonTon of YouTube brings us a video review of this Wave 6 Deluxe Class figure, due out later this year! The review is in English, though it is a translation, and the narration is done by a computer-generated voice. Ton Ton shows off the coversion of Shatter from 1971 Plymouth GTX muscle car to robot and back again! Also included are some size comparisons in vehicle mode to SS-01 Deluxe Bumblebee, SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime, and SS-35 Leader Jetfire, as well as robot mode comparisons to SS-18 Deluxe Bumblebee, SS-13 Voyager Megatron, and SS-07 Leader Grimlock. TonTon also describes the sculpting and molded details in robot mode and shows off some of the articulation the figure can achieve for dynamic poses on your display shelves. Interestingly, it seems that Shatter doesn't come with any extra accessories, though she does have a pair of guns sculpted onto her forearms. Take a look for yourself in the YouTube video below!



What do you think of Dropkick's partner in crime from the Bumblebee movie? Will you be adding her to your collection? Or are you waiting for a jet mode version of Shatter? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
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Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003946)
Posted by Acolyte on January 11th, 2019 @ 12:50am CST
LOLOLOL the CLUNKER bee is the one that transforms correctly for the ...

(1. SS Camaro Bee, 2. SS VW Bee, 3. Retro Rock Garage Vol. I 4. Retro Rock Garage Vol. II 5. Charlie's Garage)

... first time in SIX iterations of the same basic mold? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003947)
Posted by Acolyte on January 11th, 2019 @ 12:55am CST
I rarely mind much of a backpack, but the extent of Bumblebee's (both Camaro and VW SS versions) is just horrible. This one looks to emulate it, although it works a tiny bit better for the character as she has that "wester duster" style look with the angular pieces hanging down. The alt mode looks amazing though - probably my favorite of the deluxe vehicles so far. I'll get her though - SS is on a run for me.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003949)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:06am CST
Acolyte wrote:LOLOLOL the CLUNKER bee is the one that transforms correctly for the ...

(1. SS Camaro Bee, 2. SS VW Bee, 3. Retro Rock Garage Vol. I 4. Retro Rock Garage Vol. II 5. Charlie's Garage)

... first time in SIX iterations of the same basic mold? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hey, it takes time to push a redesign through production! [-(

Not to be a troll, but now I'm gonna wait for reports of the clear plastic hinges breaking :-P
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003958)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 5:46am CST
I was put off of Shatter when those first in hand images popped up, but this video convinced me that she's worth getting. I guess this year, I'll be getting Shatter, SS38 Bee Prime, and Barricade. Don't think I have the encouragement for the others, though I would pick up Blitzwing if he gets done and done good with little to no faux parts.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003959)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 5:54am CST
That masked head really sucks. I was gonna get her based on the car mode and thankfully plane-kibble free robot even though I didn't care for the film much but that rather bland crappy head instead of the highly detailed face one she has in the film? I'll wait for clearance before considering buying it.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2003996)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 11th, 2019 @ 9:42am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Well, in fairness they're supposed to look ugly. Bee's '70s Camaro mode was not exactly a pretty sight on the surface in the first movie. Chipped paint, dirt, patches of rust all over it including a big one on the roof just like on that toy.
Yeah, but the ugliness of this Clunker Bumblebee's deco is the wrong kind of ugly. In the movie, his car mode looks old and worn out. The particular shade and degree of application for the brown on this toy instead makes it look less rusty and dingy and more nasty and mud-splattered (or splattered in some other brown-colored substance :SICK: ).
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004017)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 11:04am CST
Quick comparison of these two cos I was asked to: Battle Blades/Revenge Optimus Prime (figure on right) is technically more accurate to the CGI model, certainly in transformation of the chest windows & legs but the arms are a total mess, the feet are tiny...And also mine is a very fiddly figure (the (red wheel rim section on the back keeps flopping off at the slightest touch) and the proportions are a bit off. The Studio Series figure has a lot more play value, better proportions and poses more naturally too. So in robot mode I truly think Studio Series 32 Optimus Prime is vastly superior. If we're talking truck mode though... well... BB/Revenge Prime has a superb truck mode with a lot of accurate parts (like proper tall smokestacks) the Studio Series figure doesn't.
It also hides the feet completely (but at the cost of them being so tiny) whereas the SS figure's feet are quite visible on the bed of the truck upside down and flat but still noticable. So basically if you want a great truck BB/Revenge wins, a fun playable robot figure? SS32!

I always value the robot figure over the alt-mode (in some cases I couldn't care less about the alt-mode whether it's cos of the character or the figure itself) because I'm more about wanting the robot character than a toy car/plane/whatever. Nice alt-mode is usually a bonus. :)

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Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004052)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:46pm CST
Seibertron.com member PrimeVsPrime has published our first English language review of the upcoming Studio Series SS-34 Dark of the Moon Leader Megatron on his YouTube channel! We had reported on a Chinese language review by Kevin Liu previously. This review by PrimeVsPrime showcases the converstion of Megatron from robot mode to vehicle mode, a licensed Mack M915 Line-Haul Replacement Tractor. PrimeVsPrime also shows off some of the articulation in robot mode and provides us with plenty of comparisons to other Studio Series figures in robot mode (SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime, SS-31 Voyager Battle Damaged Megatron, SS-08 Leader Blackout, and SS-35 Leader Jetfire). We also get some nice comparisons with other Studio Series vehicle modes, in particular, SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime and SS-29 Deluxe Sideswipe. Watch the review for yourself below.



Speaking of Studio Series 35 Leader Jetfire, PrimeVsPrime has also uploaded of that highly anticipated figure to his YouTube channel. You may recall that we newsed a video review recently by TonTon of YouTube. PrimeVsPrime's review features English language narration, whereas the TonTon review is almost strictly visual and without narration of any kind. The PrimeVsPrime video is available below for your curiosity.



What do you think of the first two new Leader Class figures for the Studio Series of 2019? Are they worth your purchase? Is the focus on screen-accurate robot mode scale paying off for this new joint venture of Hasbro and Takara Tomy? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004062)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:55pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:What do you think of the first two new Leader Class figures for the Studio Series of 2019? Are they worth your purchase?


Yup. Well I already got Jetfire before that review but Megatron looks fun too and I almost got him at same time but there's only so much money in my bank account. :P
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004065)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:01pm CST
i wondering how much it costs to license so many real world vehicles for Studio Series. Does Hasbro make enough money from this line? Compared to something like Siege where all the alt-modes are made up sci-fi stuffs.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004086)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:39pm CST
itscramtastic wrote:Waitasecond, Ben's Collectibles did that review a week ago?


If it wasn't sent to us to news, it might have gotten overlooked. Was it posted here in the thread?
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004089)
Posted by william-james88 on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:43pm CST
itscramtastic wrote:Waitasecond, Ben's Collectibles did that review a week ago?


And you only tell us this now?
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004090)
Posted by itscramtastic on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:44pm CST
I thought errybody knew!!

I'll send it to news!

:lol:
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004092)
Posted by william-james88 on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:50pm CST
FYI, we only need to news english language reviews once so there is no need to populate the thread with more.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004100)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on January 11th, 2019 @ 3:05pm CST
Jetfire looks fantastic in that review! The beard sticking out from under the jet mode still bugs me, but the kibble other than that isn’t too bad. It’s crazy how much improved it is from the ROTF Leader.

I guess that extra chest piece means DOTM Optimus will be metallic red, which would be really disappointing after SS MV1 Prime got the red right. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Also, fun fact: the claw in DOTM Crankcase’s Mechtech weapon lets Ironhide store it on his back in a not-so-bad stand in for the heavy iron rifles, at least until a third party company makes some proper ones. It doesn’t tab in or anything, but I thought it looked kinda cool!

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Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004115)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 3:26pm CST
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:I guess that extra chest piece means DOTM Optimus will be metallic red, which would be really disappointing after SS MV1 Prime got the red right. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!


I dunno. I think I'd be fine with a metallic paint job on DotM Prime. Would be a nice variant to make the main figure different enough from SS32 (thought I wish paint budget could give him his damn robot mode flames!) and I presume they'd be interchangable so you could put SS32 with the DotM trailer thingy and obviously (from what we assume) DotM Prime with Jetfire if you want. I just find it a bit strange that the ab piece is included with Jetfire and not as an extra with the DotM Prime. Cos at the moment it's completely unnecessary (and confused some people who switched the piece with the ab piece on SS32 cos they thought it needed to connect Prime to Jetfire when it isn't) and just a strange extra piece to put in the accessory box. Maybe DotM Prime is gonna max out the Leader class budget and Jetfire had a smidgey bit left in his? I dunno how it all works.

More weapons for Ironhide always fun. Heck, more weapons for any character is fun. :D As long as they are cool looking weapons. Like guns that actually look like guns and not two small car robots doing weird things to each other (I'm looking at your Roadhandler and Thingy from Siege). Would quite happily buy a weapons pack from Hasbro full of guns and swords and stuff that are styled to look great with any main Transformers line whether it Studio or Siege or whatever. You always get some figures who are seriously lacking in firepower these days.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004124)
Posted by Bucky on January 11th, 2019 @ 3:47pm CST
I can’t wait to pick up Jetfire. He’s an automatic buy.

As for Megatron....eeeeeh....I want to like him. I was hoping that maybe I wouldn’t mind his huge blocky legs as much, after having so much fun playing with Siege Magnus. His legs are huge blocks. But I feel like the aesthetics are just too different. What works for Magnus might not work for Megs. I’m also disappointed to see how little articulation Megatron has, and some of those clearance issues. That’s a real bummer.

I was immensely impressed with his shotgun! Until we saw the reverse side. I just don’t get going all out to make a finely painted, highly detailed sculpt, but for only one side of an object. Igor is awesome though.

If someone like DNA comes out with a real good upgrade that fixes some of the issues, then I’ll probably pick him and the upgrade up at some point, but as of right now, I feel no rush to get him.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004233)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 12th, 2019 @ 7:03am CST
After seeing both video reviews of Leader DOTM Megatron and ROTF Jetfire, I still haven't changed my mind over Megatron. Sure the engineering is fantastic, but those HUGE boots just ruin with scrawny legs just ruin the whole figure for me.

However, I did change my mind over Jetfire. This is a pure MASTERPIECE who blow the previous ROTF version out of the water with a friggin' NUKE. This will certainly be a buy for me.
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004234)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 12th, 2019 @ 7:29am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:After seeing both video reviews of Leader DOTM Megatron and ROTF Jetfire, I still haven't changed my mind over Megatron. Sure the engineering is fantastic, but those HUGE boots just ruin with scrawny legs just ruin the whole figure for me.

However, I did change my mind over Jetfire. This is a pure MASTERPIECE who blow the previous ROTF version out of the water with a friggin' NUKE. This will certainly be a buy for me.

Yeah, considering he's a 'second round' on this figure, instead of a 'sixth round' like starscream, they got him surprisingly well done :APPLAUSE:
Re: Video Review of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter (2004258)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 12th, 2019 @ 2:03pm CST
Amazing what can be done when the stupid AA battery box is no longer a factor.

Megatron on the other hand is a total disappointment.

Like, here's the DOTM Voyager:
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Yeah, the chest isn't quite as good and the cloak is restrictive because of being made of plastic rather than cloth. But his limbs are much better. More consistently proportioned and nowhere near as excessively chunky. And this is a Voyager figure. A Leader-class toy cf him could have and should have more refined and complicated engineering to pull off the design even better.

But no.

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