Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster

Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 8:17am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg has a nice new video review for us: Generations Titans Return Blaster. This is part of the very first wave of Leader Class toys to come out of this new line. It also has 3 forms, like all voyagers and leaders in the Titans Return line so far, and turns into a boombox, a robot and a base for smaller bots. Speaking of smaller bots, he is also a headmaster and Chuck will go through the gimmick to show how it works and how the little robot can interact with the base. Enjoy and let us know if you will be getting this toy!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Titans Return,oh how I'm torn about you. On one hand it's great to see Headmasters once again, but to see the gimmick applied to a character like Blaster leaves me, torn. Blaster is a great figure, it's fantastic to see the 80's style boom box finally. Robot mode can be a bit fiddly from the hips down, but it's worth mastering. Surprisingly base mode works a lot better than Optimus Prime's, featuring several attachment points for Titan Master figures. My opinions on the line are right down the middle for the time being so be your own judge if you want this figure.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801389)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 28th, 2016 @ 8:55am CDT
Sorry if any of these guys have already been posted...







Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801487)
Posted by SureShot18 on June 28th, 2016 @ 1:57pm CDT
I'm still not feeling Galvatron. The mask/helmet just doesn't work for me ,it makes the head look awkward. However, I am absolutely sold on Skullsmasher. That ball jointed beast mode head is awesome. Hardhead looks like an excellent figure as well. I think those two, along with Wheelie and Rewind, are my only must haves from Wave 1. Meanwhile almost the entirety of Wave 2 look like must haves for me.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801497)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 28th, 2016 @ 2:32pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
That Bot wrote:The different size classes are shipped fairly independently of each other. Wave X deluxe, legends, Titan Master, Voyager, and Leader do not all necessarily ship at the same time. They come when they come, as has always been the case.


Umm, I remember fairly recently all the classes of a wave being released at the same time. Combiner Wars Wave 1 deluxes, Voyagers, and Legends all hit at the same time. It is possible though that was due to the cross play pattern.

Voyagers and deluxes were the closest but even that didnt always happen. Remember all those people who had the combaticon limbs but no onslaught? There was a 1-2 month interval at retail between getting the limbs and torso.


Actually no, this is the first I've heard of that. Was it just a Canadian thing?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801506)
Posted by william-james88 on June 28th, 2016 @ 2:48pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
That Bot wrote:The different size classes are shipped fairly independently of each other. Wave X deluxe, legends, Titan Master, Voyager, and Leader do not all necessarily ship at the same time. They come when they come, as has always been the case.


Umm, I remember fairly recently all the classes of a wave being released at the same time. Combiner Wars Wave 1 deluxes, Voyagers, and Legends all hit at the same time. It is possible though that was due to the cross play pattern.

Voyagers and deluxes were the closest but even that didnt always happen. Remember all those people who had the combaticon limbs but no onslaught? There was a 1-2 month interval at retail between getting the limbs and torso.


Actually no, this is the first I've heard of that. Was it just a Canadian thing?

No, I was referring to americans, I picked mine up at the same time.
The voyagers came out much alter than the deluxes. The deluxes were around at the end of 2015 but not the voyagers.

Here, check this page, it starts witha guy finding the deluxes in december and ends with him finding onslaught in february

http://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/12 ... lia/page-3
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801582)
Posted by william-james88 on June 28th, 2016 @ 4:27pm CDT
Ok, so there is a fix for Galvatron, but its a bit rough:

The Titanmaster gimmick for the face creast hampered head articulation and caused the head to looked funny when turned. The mod involves just cutting the chin of the head vreast that flips open from the chest. The rest of the crest is glued to the Titanmaster Nucleon. This mod came with a sacrifice that Nucleon no longer can sit in the cockpit due to extra protrusions. However it improved the head articulation and the head does not looked recessed anymore.
- https://www.facebook.com/GenmonTCracker ... =3&theater

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801608)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 28th, 2016 @ 4:58pm CDT
Totally doing that when I get this guy, solves his appearance issues in a snap, and I'm just going to paint Nucleon to match, or at least make it close.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801609)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 28th, 2016 @ 5:04pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Ok, so there is a fix for Galvatron, but its a bit rough:

The Titanmaster gimmick for the face creast hampered head articulation and caused the head to looked funny when turned. The mod involves just cutting the chin of the head vreast that flips open from the chest. The rest of the crest is glued to the Titanmaster Nucleon. This mod came with a sacrifice that Nucleon no longer can sit in the cockpit due to extra protrusions. However it improved the head articulation and the head does not looked recessed anymore.
- https://www.facebook.com/GenmonTCracker ... =3&theater

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That looks awesome! Do we know what he used to cut it with? What kind of glue? I really want to do that to when I get Galvatron.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801624)
Posted by SureShot18 on June 28th, 2016 @ 6:29pm CDT
Wow that looks a lot better. I'm definitely going to have to get Galvatron and try this now.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801625)
Posted by william-james88 on June 28th, 2016 @ 6:29pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
That looks awesome! Do we know what he used to cut it with? What kind of glue? I really want to do that to when I get Galvatron.

We dont know, but I left the facebook link in the post so you can click it and reach out to the guy.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801628)
Posted by .... on June 28th, 2016 @ 6:41pm CDT
They probably used superglue, but hot glue probably would work too.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801701)
Posted by william-james88 on June 29th, 2016 @ 7:41am CDT
Anyone in the states have a Fry's Electronics near them? They apaprently received the Titans Return deluxes. If you find them, please send us a pic.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801703)
Posted by Cobotron on June 29th, 2016 @ 8:01am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Anyone in the states have a Fry's Electronics near them? They apaprently received the Titans Return deluxes. If you find them, please send us a pic.
Fry's is mostly in California, but here's the one closest to Seibertron's house. :lol: ;)
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801740)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on June 29th, 2016 @ 9:40am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Anyone in the states have a Fry's Electronics near them? They apaprently received the Titans Return deluxes. If you find them, please send us a pic.

heres pics from tfw2005
http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/06/29/tran ... ail-318093
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801770)
Posted by william-james88 on June 29th, 2016 @ 10:18am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Anyone in the states have a Fry's Electronics near them? They apaprently received the Titans Return deluxes. If you find them, please send us a pic.

heres pics from tfw2005
http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/06/29/tran ... ail-318093

Oh I know, but I was wondering if I could get a confirmation from a fellow seibertronian :) Plus I would rather it be from an actual customer and not an employee to hae a better idea of the retail price.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801798)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on June 29th, 2016 @ 11:02am CDT
For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801799)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 29th, 2016 @ 11:05am CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??
I like Takara's deco better. It's the only one of the three that actually looks like Fort Max.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801802)
Posted by william-james88 on June 29th, 2016 @ 11:11am CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??

Not a stupid question in the least, thats why this forum exists, amongst other reasons. I personally am unimpressed. I dont like his base mode, but thats because I had the expectations of the G1 toy with better articulation (this is not it). Looking at it from a toy perspective, it is very unimpressive since it is a retool of Metroplex that keeps vestigial components that dont serve as anything anymore. Like the opening legs and the big arm moving mechanism on his right breast that can no longer move his arm.

I may still get him, but once the prices become more reasonable (dont know if its common in the US, but in Canada, there are price adjustments, especially at walmart).
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801826)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 29th, 2016 @ 12:20pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??

I am also unimpressed at the moment. I will still be getting him, albeit waiting until closer to Christmas for a sale, but he is not the big bang I had hoped for.

Being a retool, and a huge one at that, it's a bit disappointing considering there is only 1 of this size made per year, and being a retool makes it feel a bit less of an event, especially when parts from the original are removed and left hollow. Now he is much more bulked up than Metroplex was torso wise, but the arms now look a little wimpy with the lack of huge shoulders.

I like the colors and the details, but the fact that he is a retool lets me down a good bit.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801827)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 29th, 2016 @ 12:21pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??

I think it's a pathetic attempt to cash in on our nostalgia by painting up metroplex like fort max, and plunking a new head onto it. It has nothing that made the original fort max stand apart form the other city-formers, and doesn't even have the iconic city mode; it's nowhere near worth retail price, and there's really nothing special about it; but if it scratches that itch for you, then, go for it - this is just how I feel about it and view this figure.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Blaster (1801828)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 29th, 2016 @ 12:26pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:For some people this will be a stupid question.
But is this new Fort Max truly that impressive??

I say that they tried. But, in my opinion...I don't think they tried hard enough. As a toy, it's great. Good playability with the Titanmasters and a good centerpiece for the line. Perfect for kids and such. But as Fortress Maximus...no. A new mold would've been so much better. It's not bad, it's actually pretty good...it's just not good enough.

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