Video Review of Voyager Sea Spray
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 1:44pm CSTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
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Posted by shlee on February 2nd, 2010 @ 1:47pm CST
Posted by Chaoslock on February 2nd, 2010 @ 2:00pm CST
shlee wrote:yeah me agaian. diddums to any one who thinks i should read thing properly before posting. but who is crank start? a new figure or old nemesis. this is a question.
No clue yet... An older figure whose name was Crankcase, was a decepticon triggercon, but I don't recall that he and Seaspray had a common past, possibly just a random pairing like in case of Rambohide-Bludgeon.
Posted by Dagon on February 2nd, 2010 @ 3:54pm CST
Convotron wrote:Scuba mask AND flippers on a robot? I'm sold. It's so goofy it works.
I saw the little flippers and just said "Awwwww!!!" pretty loudly in a public computer lab. But I feel better knowing somebody else is onboard with them.
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on February 2nd, 2010 @ 4:17pm CST
Posted by Swiftpaw on February 2nd, 2010 @ 4:54pm CST
Bonus points for his turbines being able to fold back into a underwater propulsion pack... actually I think he did that in the cartoon once.
I'm also happy to see they're continuing the 'rivals' angle in profiles that they started with the latest movie figures. It adds a nice depth and background to the franchise again.
I'm sure there will be a G1 cartoon repaint, by Takara if not Hasbro themselves, but despite originally thinking about holding out, now I think he looks fine as he is. The more 'realistic' colors of white and blue work in this case.
'Crankstart' may not necessarily be an old model of car. It could just be a reference to a purpose, if he's a combat medic or engineer or such. We'll have to wait and see!
Posted by PhunkJunkion on February 2nd, 2010 @ 6:37pm CST
Posted by ceratoformers3 on February 2nd, 2010 @ 8:26pm CST
Posted by Down_Shift on February 2nd, 2010 @ 10:01pm CST
Now that I see him in a much more up close picture gallery, I feel almost the same. Head doesn't appeal to me, open hands kinda look like claws, guns gotta plug into hole in arm behind the hands, movie style legs, color pallet... all of these things make me think it's not Seaspray. That being said, I do like the figure and just because he doesn't look like Joe Transformer doesn't mean he isn't Joe Transformer (see 98% of ROTF). There are just things I would change based on my tastes.
I won't need to get the first one because he'll warm the shelf pretty hard for 8 months and I can wait until it goes on sale or I see the better re-deco. I mean sure we like it, but kids are going to look at it and not give it two thoughts then move right along to something else. We all loved Powerglide, Silverbold and Onslaught, but they are still warming shelves here in my neck of the woods so I don't see Seaspray being any different.
I'm guessing we'll get a few repaints out of this. Walmart exclusive G1 deco, Takara better G1 Deco, and Decepticon Shortround. You all know this will happen... don't act like it won't, because it will. The proof is in the pudding so to speak.
Now if only Yizhi can get his hands on that Bruticus Combiner... then my engine will turn over.
Lastly, did anyone else find that video painful to watch? Like, that figure looks like it might take one minute WCS, but that kid took FOREVER. Gah' my head still wants to go nova.
Posted by Doctor McGrath on February 2nd, 2010 @ 10:25pm CST
Posted by Autobot032 on February 3rd, 2010 @ 12:42am CST
amcgrath929 wrote:This guy looks like he came straight out of the old cybertron line. I pray they aren't mixing the two lines, ROTF and Universe. I'd buy a universe classic over ROTF any day..
In terms of design, we don't know if they're mixing the two together.
In terms of distribution and packaging, yes, they're mixing them together. The new packaging will cover a good portion of the toylines.
Posted by kirbenvost on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:39am CST