Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown

Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown

Friday, May 25th, 2018 9:53pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian PrimeVsPrime has once again reached out to us, and graced us with another video review for the Deluxe-class Lockdown from the second wave of Studio Series figures. Alongside posing and transformation, we get a great look at the extensive detail adorning his robot and vehicle modes, as well as comparisons to the previous Age of Extinction Deluxe Lockdown and the other Studio Series figures released so far.

Of course, we want to hear your opinions too! Do you have Lockdown yet too? If you do, let us know what you think of this toy by posting in the Energon Pub Forums - or if you've only seen the review, tell us what you're most anticipating about it!

In this review, I take yet another look at the latest entry into the Studio Series line, that being the Studio Series Lockdown! I showcase the figure in both his robot-mode as well as his vehicle-mode. I also show a step-by-step guide of how to transform him from his robot-bounty hunter mode to his Lamborghini Aventador alt-mode. This is the final figure that I shall be taking a look at this week as I have reviewed and collected all the Studio Series figures released thus far!


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961605)
Posted by Spider5800 on May 26th, 2018 @ 1:08am CDT
Man, that Lockdown is like night and day compared to the original. I was going to skip it, but after seeing those comparisons it's a HUGE improvement. May just pick it up.

The Brawl and Jazz videos, on the other hand, have enforced my decision to skip them. Both are just too tiny for their price point. Brawl doesn't look much bigger than the deluxe version from the first movie, and I think the first movie leader figure just suits him better. And Jazz is almost a scout class he's so small. No way I'm spending $20 on him when I already have the original deluxe and the HA versions.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961608)
Posted by Bucky on May 26th, 2018 @ 1:46am CDT
Looks like a sizable improvement on the old Lockdown figure. The sculpting on him is top notch, but I’m still not sure if I’ll get him. At least not right away. Odds are I’ll just wait until HTS runs a good discount on figures to pick him and Jazz up. It’s nice that he has more articulation than I previously thought (had no idea he’d have an arm swivel and ankle joints), but no wrist and especially not waist articulation is a huge bummer. Not going to get any real dynamic poses out of him. On a personal level I think I would have preferred it if he had been a smallish voyager, similar to Prime.

Brawl and Megatron are immediate buys though. I had some reservations about Brawl when we got our first look at him, but he’s really grown on me. I get an almost Generations Darkmount/Straxus vibe off of him.

So far I think this line has been great. A couple minor misses, but mostly some fantastic hits. I’m just hoping that this line doesn’t end any time soon, because of the Movie universe getting a reboot after ‘Bee. I want more. It would be fantastic to see an updated voyager Shockwave, a redeco of Blackout as Grindor, the Constructicons, and definitely more dreadbot/vehicons. I want to build an army of uglies.

Basically I want many more Decepticons. :CON: .
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961612)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 26th, 2018 @ 1:59am CDT
Even if I have Peru Kill, that Lockdown is PERFECT for the regular Movie line. Seriously, the AoE original was complete garbage compared to the SS one. Much like the original AoE Grimlock leader. I got rid of both for that reason. Look like Jazz and Lockdown are the only two deluxes that I'll ever get for the SS line. That is, until they announce some unexpected extraordinary figures.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961614)
Posted by Qwan on May 26th, 2018 @ 2:06am CDT
Bucky wrote:It’s nice that he has more articulation than I previously thought (had no idea he’d have an arm swivel and ankle joints), but no wrist and especially not waist articulation is a huge bummer. Not going to get any real dynamic poses out of him. On a personal level I think I would have preferred it if he had been a smallish voyager, similar to Prime.

He does actually have a waist joint! PrimeVsPrime doesn't find it until right before the transformation, but it's there :D
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961618)
Posted by Bucky on May 26th, 2018 @ 2:25am CDT
Qwan wrote:
Bucky wrote:It’s nice that he has more articulation than I previously thought (had no idea he’d have an arm swivel and ankle joints), but no wrist and especially not waist articulation is a huge bummer. Not going to get any real dynamic poses out of him. On a personal level I think I would have preferred it if he had been a smallish voyager, similar to Prime.

He does actually have a waist joint! PrimeVsPrime doesn't find it until right before the transformation, but it's there :D


Oh, wow. That’s what I get for not watching the entire video. Thanks for the correction! That actually changes things quite a bit for me. I think Lockdown just moved up to a definite “buy” now.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961625)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 4:46am CDT
Anyone know of any suitable choices for Lockdown's Steeljaws? At present my Lockdown has had to recruit Ravage and a Xenomorph for the time being. :P

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961633)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 26th, 2018 @ 6:26am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Anyone know of any suitable choices for Lockdown's Steeljaws? At present my Lockdown has had to recruit Ravage and a Xenomorph for the time being. :P



Easy. Go with the AoE 1step. It's a pretty good figure in itself. But it's blue. Maybe repaint it?

Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961634)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 6:31am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Anyone know of any suitable choices for Lockdown's Steeljaws? At present my Lockdown has had to recruit Ravage and a Xenomorph for the time being. :P



Easy. Go with the AoE 1step. It's a pretty good figure in itself. But it's blue. Maybe repaint it?



I actually had that but sold it in March of last year as I didn't really like it (and didn't have a Lockdown figure at all to even try fit it with). Bit too big and chunky for my tastes though, I'd quite like something the size and articulation of the Legion Ravage in my pic but also easily affordable so i could have a couple of them without costing too much or taking up too much shelf space (or space on the backdrop card). Wish Hasbro had made little ones. :P




EDIT: Found another sorta substitute in my collection (one of the few G1 figures I have left and nowhere near complete as this was my spare inner robot and I sold the complete one)
:P

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Ooops I left his robot hands out...which actually don't look too bad that way. :P
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961645)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 9:21am CDT
I've ordered Megatron for £29.99 and £5.50 DPD postage from TF-Express (which states it's in-stock) since Forbidden Planet are advertising it for £32.99 (not including delivery) but not out til 12th August and the only UK based sellers on eBay that have it are asking about £50 plus £8 postage.
http://shop.tfs-express.com/studio-seri ... results=17

And just as I went to get that link the thing has changed from In Stock to No Longer In Stock... so I'm hoping that they did indeed have it and that it's miiiiine. Cos I have paid.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961648)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2018 @ 9:48am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Anyone know of any suitable choices for Lockdown's Steeljaws? At present my Lockdown has had to recruit Ravage and a Xenomorph for the time being. :P
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I'd quite like something the size and articulation of the Legion Ravage in my pic but also easily affordable so i could have a couple of them without costing too much or taking up too much shelf space (or space on the backdrop card). Wish Hasbro had made little ones. :P
Classics Mini-Con Overbite?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961649)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 9:52am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Anyone know of any suitable choices for Lockdown's Steeljaws? At present my Lockdown has had to recruit Ravage and a Xenomorph for the time being. :P
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I'd quite like something the size and articulation of the Legion Ravage in my pic but also easily affordable so i could have a couple of them without costing too much or taking up too much shelf space (or space on the backdrop card). Wish Hasbro had made little ones. :P
Classics Mini-Con Overbite?


Ah nuts, I could have tried that cos I had that figure up until last April as part of the Predator mini-con team from the big batch of Mini-cons that came with some other figures I had bought. I didn't collect mini-cons so they all got sold off in their teams to other folk. doh.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961673)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 26th, 2018 @ 3:41pm CDT
Pontiac solstice are small cars a lot smaller than that lambo so i say the vehicles scale pretty close
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961734)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 10:57pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:Pontiac solstice are small cars a lot smaller than that lambo so i say the vehicles scale pretty close


yep, just looked up the length's of the cars on wiki.
Pontiac Solstice = 3993 mm 157.2 in
Lamborghini Aventador = 4,780 mm 188.19 in
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961735)
Posted by william-james88 on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:16pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Pontiac solstice are small cars a lot smaller than that lambo so i say the vehicles scale pretty close


yep, just looked up the length's of the cars on wiki.
Pontiac Solstice = 3993 mm 157.2 in
Lamborghini Aventador = 4,780 mm 188.19 in

SInce when is this a line of scale accuracy for vehicles?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961737)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Pontiac solstice are small cars a lot smaller than that lambo so i say the vehicles scale pretty close


yep, just looked up the length's of the cars on wiki.
Pontiac Solstice = 3993 mm 157.2 in
Lamborghini Aventador = 4,780 mm 188.19 in

SInce when is this a line of scale accuracy for vehicles?


Since when is it a problem if the vehicle modes ARE reasonably accurately scaled for once? We were just pointing out to anyone who thinks Jazz is too small that he's actually quite well scaled which ever mode you have him in.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961739)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:34pm CDT
Can you guys tell me how much Studio Series deluxe cost for you and at which stores?

The Wal-mart that I drove out to a few weeks ago wanted 21.99 for them, while my local Fred Meyer wants 24.99. I went to Target today and I saw an empty slot where I thought they would go and the price was 29.99 which I don't think could have been for the deluxe. (24.99 is pushing it imho) I doubt the price would vary by that much so I want to know what prices you guys are seeing, thanks for your time!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961741)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:41pm CDT
WreckerJack wrote:Can you guys tell me how much Studio Series deluxe cost for you and at which stores?

The Wal-mart that I drove out to a few weeks ago wanted 21.99 for them, while my local Fred Meyer wants 24.99. I went to Target today and I saw an empty slot where I thought they would go and the price was 29.99 which I don't think could have been for the deluxe. (24.99 is pushing it imho) I doubt the price would vary by that much so I want to know what prices you guys are seeing, thanks for your time!



is this in dollars or pounds?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961743)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:49pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:Can you guys tell me how much Studio Series deluxe cost for you and at which stores?

The Wal-mart that I drove out to a few weeks ago wanted 21.99 for them, while my local Fred Meyer wants 24.99. I went to Target today and I saw an empty slot where I thought they would go and the price was 29.99 which I don't think could have been for the deluxe. (24.99 is pushing it imho) I doubt the price would vary by that much so I want to know what prices you guys are seeing, thanks for your time!



is this in dollars or pounds?


US dollars, but if you are in the UK I can just use google to figure out the exchange rates. I do that all the time with sightings anyways.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961745)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 26th, 2018 @ 11:57pm CDT
WreckerJack wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:Can you guys tell me how much Studio Series deluxe cost for you and at which stores?

The Wal-mart that I drove out to a few weeks ago wanted 21.99 for them, while my local Fred Meyer wants 24.99. I went to Target today and I saw an empty slot where I thought they would go and the price was 29.99 which I don't think could have been for the deluxe. (24.99 is pushing it imho) I doubt the price would vary by that much so I want to know what prices you guys are seeing, thanks for your time!



is this in dollars or pounds?


US dollars, but if you are in the UK I can just use google to figure out the exchange rates. I do that all the time with sightings anyways.


I don't think those tend to be very accurate. Cos we in the UK tend to have to pay more. Like often something for $30 in your country costs me £30 to buy here which clearly isn't the same amount of money. :P Studio Deluxes are supposed to be £22.99 - £24.99 here and Voyagers about £29.99 - £32.99 and Leaders £49.99 - £54.99 depending where shopping.



In other news that cool looking DNA Design upgrade kit for Grimlock has now been shown in colour with paint matching that of the figure. As someone who was pretty disappointed in the Grimlock (the ONLY Studio purchase I feel any buyers remorse with) I'm finding this kit to be an essential purchase as it fixes some of my biggest problems with the figure. If I can find it easy available from a UK website.
https://tfsource.com/dk-06-grimlock-upgrade-kit/
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Lockdown (1961748)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:10am CDT
Oh wow, that is 10 USD more about. I always knew that pounds were more than dollars but I didn't think by that much holey moley! I know that Australia things are more pricey too but considering to ship anything there it's gotta be by air or sea. Now that I think of it, that is true of the UK but I don't think about it often because it isn't so far from the rest of Europe.

Google exchange rates tend to be spot on when I order things from Japan and need to do yen to USD.

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