Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive

Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 4:16am CDT

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Thanks to frequent reviewer and Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we have a video review to share of the Prime Wars Repugnus figure, which is currently shipping out from Amazon's website. We've had in-hand images already, but an in-motion review is a new occurrence for this toy.

In addition to the usual review fare of transformation, articulation and so on, Chuck also runs through the retooling done to the figure, comparisons to Repugnus' Monsterbot colleague Grotusque, further looks at the option to swap in the Titans Return Repugnus Titan Master for the head, and more. Check out the video below, and share your thoughts on the Energon Pub Forums!

Repugnus is the second Amazon exclusive figure from the Prime Wars trilogy representing Titans Return. A heavy retool of Twinferno, it's closer in appearance to the previously released exclusive Grotusque. An interesting figure in its own right with a fun transformation, Repugnus is a solid choice.


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976188)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on August 3rd, 2018 @ 4:21am CDT
Qwan wrote:Thanks to frequent reviewer and Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we have a video review to share of the Prime Wars Repugnus figure, which is currently shipping out from Amazon's website. We've had in-hand images already, but an in-motion review is a new occurrence for this toy.

In addition to the usual review fare of transformation, articulation and so on, Chuck also runs through the retooling done to the figure, comparisons to Repugnus' Monsterbot colleague Grotusque, further looks at the option to swap in the Titans Return Repugnus Titan Master for the head, and more. Check out the video below, and share your thoughts on the Energon Pub Forums!

Repugnus is the second Amazon exclusive figure from the Prime Wars trilogy representing Titans Return. A heavy retool of Twinferno, it's closer in appearance to the previously released exclusive Grotusque. An interesting figure in its own right with a fun transformation, Repugnus is a solid choice.



I already watched it and it's a good review.
And here's another good one from Long's Toys:

*I don't know why it's not working.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976189)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on August 3rd, 2018 @ 4:56am CDT
i picked Inferno up with plans to get a Titanmaster adapter and use him as Cab's Transtector. may need to get 2nd one but not sure as of yet
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976202)
Posted by Autobot N on August 3rd, 2018 @ 6:12am CDT
Lunatic Prime wrote:And here's another good one from Long's Toys:

*I don't know why it's not working.
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Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976203)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on August 3rd, 2018 @ 6:15am CDT
There is a lot of negativity in the comments about red Hot Spo- I mean Inferno, but I really like him. Infact, I like the look more of this guy than Hot Spot. That may have something to do with the painted hanbands, and white ladder, more silver paint, and the very unique head sculpt that doesn't look like a standard Optimus Prime head.However it would've been nice if the original mold went for a more realistic fire truck, instead of the more futuristic one. I feel like that would've fit better with the the original combiner team, and would've looked nice here. The two characters have very distinct looks, so I get the dissapointment. Maybe in the new War for Cybertron line, we'll get a more proper Inferno, if not a more Cybertronian one. Then we could get a Grapple, or is it Hoist? That G1 episode has messed me up for life.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976210)
Posted by durroth on August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:15am CDT
do either of those repugnus reviews talk about the baffling fact they painted his face yellow? I repeat, they *painted his face yellow*
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976212)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:28am CDT
durroth wrote:do either of those repugnus reviews talk about the baffling fact they painted his face yellow? I repeat, they *painted his face yellow*

Maybe :HASBRO: noticed that yellow plastic would hide all the details. You can compare :HASBRO: Titan Master Repugnus with :TAKARATOMY: Headmaster Repugnus. There you can see the exact difference ;)
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Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976214)
Posted by dflash on August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:36am CDT
I would have liked it if they had done him in orange and replaced the ladder with a crane to make a Grapple. It would have given collectors more of a reason to buy it instead of releasing this mold as just another fire truck. It would also have looked good with Combiner Wars Wreck-gar as the chest armor.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976215)
Posted by durroth on August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:38am CDT
I mean it's baffling for Hasbro, who don't like spending money on paint in the best of times, to put yellow paint on plastic that is almost the same color. It's not unappreciated, it's just out of character
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976218)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 3rd, 2018 @ 8:08am CDT
I probably would be more tempted to get inferno if he had some of his own limbs bots. If they're gonna just repaint that mold, repaint a few others.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976221)
Posted by william-james88 on August 3rd, 2018 @ 8:55am CDT
Lunatic Prime wrote:
william_james88 wrote:Image

You know that you have to turn the combiner head a 180° for truck mode?

The instructions put it that way, yeah, but I thought it was supposed to be a bucket that you could flip the other way.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976228)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2018 @ 9:52am CDT
I think Inferno is ok, for what it's worth. Still I'd rather not have had it, since they didn't create enough deluxes to properly finish it. I don't have extras from the previous line, so Jazz and Wreck-Gar will be keeping armless *Infernac* (points if you get the reference) standing for now.

I also got the *sorry for delay* notice on Repugnus, but I checked tracking , and he's at least in my county now ;) Should have it today or tomorrow.

Also I feel a bit jaded about these exclusives. I mean it's great that Hasbro is offering an all-new toy in Punch/Counterpunch, but I still maintain it's more of a sneak preview for Siege than anything else. Other than coming with a Prime Master (which the others do as well), It's not a true representation of PotP, as it's not a combiner limb. They should have made 4 exclusives, or just released Punch/CP as a regular Siege deluxe.

I mean I'm only getting Repugnus to complete the Monsterbot Trio, which my son wanted more than anything else. I'm Not getting Blastoff since I already have the UW one (a different paint scheme isn't enough to warrant me purchasing it again), and I'm not getting P/CP obviously because it isn't part of a combiner. I may even end up selling the exclusive Solus that comes with Repugnus. I'll eventually have all the regular releases of the 13 PM's, I don't need just one of three exclusive variants.

Speaking of which...Remember we originally saw 15 symbols? How awesome would it have been if the 3 Amazon deluxes came with two of those? P/CP being more of a siege preview could have just been released on his own, without a PM.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976232)
Posted by frogbat on August 3rd, 2018 @ 10:23am CDT
would still like a grapple and inferno based on their g1 appearance and toy, have the original generations releases but I reckon it's time for an update... a simplified mp would be great.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976233)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 3rd, 2018 @ 10:34am CDT
The walmart near my realm somehow got a HUGE shipment of voyager PotP figures, including nearly a dozen Inferno figures. All of them are currently warming shelf. If only they'd done it a year ago when these wave 1 voyagers were highly sought after...

I'll be waiting until they're (inevitably) on clearance, then pick up an Inferno on the cheap. It'll be fun to make a red-only combiner out of Inferno, CW Ironhide, Novastar...

And check out my review for Inferno if you haven't seen it yet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7RkMdQNVaQ&t=2s
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976235)
Posted by Cobotron on August 3rd, 2018 @ 10:41am CDT
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Daddy bug loves his lil larva! :x

Then he ate him. Because that's what weird bug monsters do.

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:lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976240)
Posted by mordhelm on August 3rd, 2018 @ 10:53am CDT
So with PotP coming to a close, it's almost a little sad that we will be imbalanced by 2 bots for CW style Autobots.

Here is the breakdown of Hasbro released Deluxe CW figures:

Aerialbots
Air Raid
Firefly
Slingshot
Sky Dive
Alpha Bravo

Protectobots
Groove
First Aid
Blades
Streetwise
Rook

Technobots
Afterburner
Lightspeed
Nosecone
Strafe

Torchbearers
Skyburst
Dustup
Jumpstream
Stormclash

Dinobots
Slug
Swoop
Slag
Sludge

Optimus bots
Prowl
Ironhide
Sunstreaker
Mirage

Lynx bots
Hound
Smokescreen
Trailbreaker
Wheeljack

PotP leftover bots
Moonracer
Novastar
Jazz
Wreck-Gar

Whereas the Decepticons are wrapped in a nice little bow:

Stunticons
Wildrider
Dead End
Breakdown
Dragstrip

Combaticons
Blast Off Shuttle
Brawl
Vortex
Swindle

Terrorcons
Cutthroat
Blot
Sinnertwin
Rippersnapper

Liokaiser
Drillhorn
Fellbat
Guyhawk
Ironbison

Left over cons
Blast Off Jet
Offroad
Dreadwind
Blackwing


All we really needed was Ratchet (sorry, I am not counting the ridiculously overpriced FunPub Ratchet) and 1 more autobot to have complete teams. Or... 2 more female autobots to round out Elita-Inf1nite.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976245)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:13am CDT
I still don't buy the idea that Counterpunch was a siege preview solely on the basis that he looks our of place with the rest of that line. If anything I would say he was supposed to have come out during thrilling 30 but didn't for whatever reason.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976247)
Posted by MECHdirge on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:16am CDT
I actually got Inferno and Repugnus on the same day, despite ordering them months apart, from different companies. I like Inferno more than I thought I would. While he isn’t perfect, I like that he’s a combiner torso. I have the earlier Classics/Generations Inferno and Grapple, along with their G1 originals. I agree that a slight alteration into Grapple might have been more interesting for collectors, but I was still happy to pick up Inferno.

Repugnus is a decent figure. I like his Hasbro Headmaster head a bit better, and swapped it out before putting him next to Doublecross (Twinferno) and Grotusque on my shelves. I’m just happy Hasbro didn’t leave us with two Deluxe scale Monsterbots and tiny Repugnus.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976251)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:31am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I still don't buy the idea that Counterpunch was a siege preview solely on the basis that he looks our of place with the rest of that line. If anything I would say he was supposed to have come out during thrilling 30 but didn't for whatever reason.


T30 throwback, or Siege preview, whatever you want to call it. But the fact remains P/CP while probably a great new toy, should not have the PotP label as it isn't a representation of that line.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976254)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:49am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I still don't buy the idea that Counterpunch was a siege preview solely on the basis that he looks our of place with the rest of that line. If anything I would say he was supposed to have come out during thrilling 30 but didn't for whatever reason.


T30 throwback, or Siege preview, whatever you want to call it. But the fact remains P/CP while probably a great new toy, should not have the PotP label as it isn't a representation of that line.


You could just consider the Throne of the Primes to be the "Power of the Primes" exclusive representative instead. It definitely fits the PotP theme.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Prime Wars Repugnus Exclusive (1976255)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:49am CDT
I can agree with that not sure what would have been that wouldnt have caused a controversy. Some people would have been very unhappy at the idea of having an exclusive limb that they wanted for one of the other torsos

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