Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl

Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 7:39am CDT

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As we announced in the review for Megatron yesterday, Seibertronian PrimeVsPrime has also uploaded a full video review of the Transformers Studio Series 12 Voyager class Brawl, taking on his incarnation from the 2007 live action movie (as the backdrop also shows) in which he was also mistakenly labelled as Devastator.

Check out the embedded clip below, featuring transformation, poses, and comparisons, and share your thoughts in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

Transformers Studio Series Brawl Review

In this review, I take yet another early look at the brand new Studio Series Voyager Class Brawl from Wave 2! I give you a detailed look at both the robot-mode, transformation, as well as the tank mode. I also compare the figure to a multitude of other Transformers including the 2007 Leader Class Brawl! Stay tuned for my next review of the Studio Series Jazz & Lockdown!


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961143)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 23rd, 2018 @ 8:47am CDT
You know, looking at that shot of Brawl in the news post's thumbnail from a distance, it dawned on me that that SS Brawl's silhouette kinda reminds me of that of G1 Bruticus. Triangular-ish torso, thick chunky lower legs, twin back-mounted cannons pointing upward, heavily armed arms (kinda like Ruination's two big combined gun weapons). All he really needs is a more Bruticus-ish head and colors and he'd made a pretty decent non-Combiner Movieverse Bruticus (funky-colored tank mode notwithstanding). ;)
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961189)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 23rd, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:You know, looking at that shot of Brawl in the news post's thumbnail from a distance, it dawned on me that that SS Brawl's silhouette kinda reminds me of that of G1 Bruticus. Triangular-ish torso, thick chunky lower legs, twin back-mounted cannons pointing upward, heavily armed arms (kinda like Ruination's two big combined gun weapons). All he really needs is a more Bruticus-ish head and colors and he'd made a pretty decent non-Combiner Movieverse Bruticus (funky-colored tank mode notwithstanding). ;)


Maybe "Bruticus" was the wrong name he was supposed to have in stead of "Devastator"? :lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961191)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 23rd, 2018 @ 1:46pm CDT
Just a couple pics for funsies and if you folk want to see comparisons and such.

Lockdown Vs Bumblebee (cos I follow Mark Ryan on Twitter, not just for Transformers but cos the ol' Robin of Sherwood show he was in from the 80's is one of my all time faves). Lockdown has a ton of really nice detail. The upper arms are a tad confusing cos they seem to be transformed differently in various stock photos and not 100% sure which is correct (I should probably just look at the instructions but I have fun transforming these without and both Jazz and Lockdown are very easy to change into cars and back). Also Lockdown has a chest piece you have to push out a bit from within the back to make his front a lil less flat. I didn't notice that when I first took photos but I got it now (makes a satisfying click sound too). Lockdown's face sculpt is superb. I did pose him with TLK Optimus Prime (to re-enact battle from end of AoE) and he's a bit short for that but eh it'll do fine for the cheapest option other than huge third party figures like Peru Kill and such.
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Jazz and Grimlock. Just having fun posing the smallest figure in the line with the largest. Technically Grimlock should be even bigger than he is but whatcha gonna do... Jazz is tiny (as is accurate to the movie scale) but I'm finding him so much fun. :)

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961192)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 23rd, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
Here's the big question, though. Can Studio Series Jazz be separated at the waist so that Megatron can have two pieces of him instead of just one?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961193)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 23rd, 2018 @ 1:53pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Here's the big question, though. Can Studio Series Jazz be separated at the waist so that Megatron can have two pieces of him instead of just one?


Not easily. All his joints in there are pinned. When I was first transforming him into car I couldn't figure out how to seperate it all (his car hood is sandwiched in there firmly) and I thought I was gonna break it which worried me but then made me think it would be accurate for that. :P
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961238)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 23rd, 2018 @ 7:17pm CDT
User NOTRAB on Chinese social media site weibo.com has taken some pictures of two new exclusive figures from China. Rusty Bumblebee and Camo Blackout are limited editon prizes for a Lucky Draw contest. Customers who purchased items from Hasbro China's TaoBao store on May the 15th were entered to win one these exclusive figures. NOTRAB seems to have won a Rusty Bumblebee. It appears to be inspired by how Bee looks in the first live action film when Sam Witwicky finds him at the used car lot. This Rusty Bumblebee is one of 300 figures. On the other hand there are only 88 Camo Blackouts made. Have a look below and tell us what you think of these figures. Would you want something like this in your country?

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961240)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 23rd, 2018 @ 7:37pm CDT
"Rusty" Bee looks pretty good, actually. It's a way better attempt at matching the look of his "junker" alt mode from the first movie than the 2007 toy was with it's weird blackwash paint apps. "Camo" Blackout just looks odd, though. Does he actually sport a camo pattern in the movie? If so, it's not that bright or contrasted.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961242)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 23rd, 2018 @ 7:47pm CDT
Damn, once the contest is over, those will sell for a pretty premium. :shock:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961244)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 23rd, 2018 @ 7:58pm CDT
both look pretty good. I do wish the rust was brought forward a little more in Bee's robot mode. While I do like the idea of camo on Blackout, i'm not sure which military that's mimicking that's not a US camo pattern I've seen before. The original release is already "low vis". If anything a sand camo would have made more sense (considering where the military base was in the movie).
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961247)
Posted by Victinoko on May 23rd, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
That camo looks so awful I love it. I'd rather actually have that than the retail release figure! Bee looks really nice too. Too bad these will be EXPENSIVE on the after market. Maybe :HASBRO: could do some kind of exclusive release for these, or a figure that looks similar? Probably not.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961248)
Posted by shajaki on May 23rd, 2018 @ 8:09pm CDT
Meh. The car mode looks properly neat, but almost none of the rusty detail carry over to the robot mode (pretty much just the doors). I'm quite alright not hunting down one of these likely insanely expensive exclusive.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961256)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 23rd, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
Wow, I am actually pretty livid about how small Blackout is now. I heard that he was sort of small for a Leader class toy, but now actually seeing this.... uuuuuuuurrrrgh. I'll need some time to cool down from this. I was getting so sick of when Hasbro makes a big huge character into a toy that ends up smaller than or as big as the toy size class lower, like with 2007 blackout, or animated bulkhead, or ... I dunno, maybe it was just those two, but I'm mad, let me be mad over childen's toys! XD

Why can't they get his size right? I still kinda want him, because it's an awesome design. I was even able to look past the weird wrists, and the arm kibble. But now add this to it and I'm just so disappointed with everything on the planet.

Still getting that Megatron though.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961257)
Posted by Toy_Spectre on May 23rd, 2018 @ 10:18pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Wow, I am actually pretty livid about how small Blackout is now. I heard that he was sort of small for a Leader class toy, but now actually seeing this.... uuuuuuuurrrrgh. I'll need some time to cool down from this. I was getting so sick of when Hasbro makes a big huge character into a toy that ends up smaller than or as big as the toy size class lower, like with 2007 blackout, or animated bulkhead, or ... I dunno, maybe it was just those two, but I'm mad, let me be mad over childen's toys! XD

Why can't they get his size right? I still kinda want him, because it's an awesome design. I was even able to look past the weird wrists, and the arm kibble. But now add this to it and I'm just so disappointed with everything on the planet.

Still getting that Megatron though.


The Studio Series is making consistent movie accurate scales for characters throughout all classes. If Blackout is bigger, then Grimmlock is gonna be gigantic.

Also I think it's classified as Leader class because of its details and complexity. Not just size. Look at Voyager Megatron; there's a giant hole in the middle. Lol
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961261)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 23rd, 2018 @ 10:41pm CDT
For what it's worth... This helicopter mode is absolutely MASSIVE (albeit hollow). As Toy_Spectre mentioned he's got a lot going on mechanically (panels the rotor assembly and how it splits, etc). Grimlock is absolutely massive, but he's a *lot* more mechanically straight forward
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961262)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 23rd, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
Toy_Spectre wrote:The Studio Series is making consistent movie accurate scales for characters throughout all classes. If Blackout is bigger, then Grimmlock is gonna be gigantic.

Also I think it's classified as Leader class because of its details and complexity. Not just size. Look at Voyager Megatron; there's a giant hole in the middle. Lol



Well, in the movie, Optimus comes up to the middle of Grimlock's shin! So Grimlock SHOULD be huge! That would be awesome! I still want a larger Blackout though! >:I
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961273)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 24th, 2018 @ 12:19am CDT
I've got an exclusive, guys! It turns out this special edition "Camo" Blackout is even more than meets the eye! Hasbro has retooled him a little bit to sneak in a third mode! That's right, Camo Blackout just might be a triple changer, compared to the normal retail version. The third mode is extremely compact, compared to how the normal helicopter alt mode is expansive bot hollow in many parts. Take a look below:

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Impressive, right? Man, it's going to be a pain finding one of these on the aftermarket!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961275)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 24th, 2018 @ 12:31am CDT
That game boy advance did not age well loljk.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961283)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 24th, 2018 @ 1:40am CDT
Scale for the 2007 bots seems pretty good going by this image. We need a new Studio Ironhide to complete the Autobot team.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961295)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 24th, 2018 @ 4:34am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:That game boy advance did not age well loljk.


That's a Neo Geo pocket. In term of perfeormance, it's between the GBC and the GBA. It was not popular thus making the console and it's games relatively rare.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Voyager Brawl (1961299)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 24th, 2018 @ 4:54am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:That game boy advance did not age well loljk.


That's a Neo Geo pocket. In term of perfeormance, it's between the GBC and the GBA. It was not popular thus making the console and it's games relatively rare.


unless I'm thinking of a different "import handheld" during my High School years... it wasn't that they were "unpopular" just "prohibitively expensive" (compared to Gameboys at the time). Also... it catered to the arcade crowd, while everyone else was busy with pokemon.

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