Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set

Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 3:15pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer optibotimus was able to acquire an exclusive SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobot set, featuring redecos with added chrome paint Age of Extinction Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Snarl, and posted a video review of the awesome foursome - and the pop-up display by Matthew Reinhart! Check out the shiny goodness in the clip embedded below.

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Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595097)
Posted by Neurie on July 30th, 2014 @ 6:49pm CDT
Its a great set. My friend gave me mine yesterday. The chrome is super slick.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595112)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 30th, 2014 @ 7:23pm CDT
Fairly certain that the stegosaurus plates that pop off and fold outward are supposed to combine with the tail-piece to form a battleaxe. I think. :-?
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595142)
Posted by durroth on July 30th, 2014 @ 8:43pm CDT
anyone have a rough idea what day they're going in the HTS this year?
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595158)
Posted by MenaceRX on July 30th, 2014 @ 9:51pm CDT
I was wondering the same thing, though I think the smart play is to pick one up on Ebay while they are still only double price, because once they sell out at HTS they will probably jump up some more. Of course you could always trade with someone... for example the complete TRU MP Soundwave for this set is a good value in my personal opinion, others may not agree.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595168)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CDT
For some reason I'm feeling Thursday
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595197)
Posted by xyl360 on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:23pm CDT
Hmm, now that I've actually seen them in HD and what not, I'm not liking them nearly as much as I did at first. I think I'm more excited about the Mount St Hilary pop-up playset thing than I am the figures themselves. I hope Takara does (at least) all 5 of these in a G1-ish deco (but with that metallic paint rather than chrome) and doesn't stop with just Grimlock and Slag (who's more G1 accurate with a golden snout, by the way). They'll probably end up costing more than this set, but at this point those are the ones I want. I'll have to see about picking up the Mt St Hilary box/display on ebay if anyone is selling it off and keeping the figures.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595203)
Posted by durroth on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:30pm CDT
I probably won't manage to snag this, but if I can at least grab the kreo set I'll be happy
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595210)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:37pm CDT
This set is really getting a lot of negative feedback by folks who got their hands on at SDCC. Disappointments range from some of the worst cases of chrome flaking ever, to Snarl being an awful toy, to all four figures being very delicate and fragile because of the special materials that went into making them, to the pop-up base itself being even more delicate and fragile (some say that it breaks apart even if you just look at it funny).

It sounds to me like those who got this set and found it lackluster are like when a child bought a brand new G1/G2/BW toy they've always wanted, only to get home and find out that said toy is one the infamous GPS victims.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595217)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CDT
durroth wrote:anyone have a rough idea what day they're going in the HTS this year?


For the last few years, it's been completely unpredictable. It could be any day in the week following the close of the convention and at any time of day that the exclusives go live. Also, quantities seem to be a LOT shorter recently than in years past, so whenever the Dinobot set does pop up, it'll be sold out in minutes, like Bruticus in 2012 and Metroplex in 2013. If you manage to get one from HTS, consider yourself EXTREMELY lucky.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595231)
Posted by durroth on July 31st, 2014 @ 12:44am CDT
I'm more interested in the kre-o set honestly. I'm figuring, like Shockwave's Lab, it's more of a niche market. also, is snarl really that bad of a toy? what are the complaints with him so far?
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595242)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 31st, 2014 @ 1:56am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:This set is really getting a lot of negative feedback by folks who got their hands on at SDCC. Disappointments range from some of the worst cases of chrome flaking ever, to Snarl being an awful toy, to all four figures being very delicate and fragile because of the special materials that went into making them, to the pop-up base itself being even more delicate and fragile (some say that it breaks apart even if you just look at it funny).

It sounds to me like those who got this set and found it lackluster are like when a child bought a brand new G1/G2/BW toy they've always wanted, only to get home and find out that said toy is one the infamous GPS victims.


I spoke to botimus directly cause, you know, we're boys, and he said that as long as everything is Velcroed in right it's very sturdy.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595308)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 31st, 2014 @ 8:47am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
durroth wrote:anyone have a rough idea what day they're going in the HTS this year?


For the last few years, it's been completely unpredictable. It could be any day in the week following the close of the convention and at any time of day that the exclusives go live. Also, quantities seem to be a LOT shorter recently than in years past, so whenever the Dinobot set does pop up, it'll be sold out in minutes, like Bruticus in 2012 and Metroplex in 2013. If you manage to get one from HTS, consider yourself EXTREMELY lucky.



I totally agree. The quantity available on HTS has been dwindling significantly. Remember last year when the exclusives hit? The last GI Joe/Transformer Crossover was left out of the initial offering and weeks later miraculously showed up out of nowhere under the Transformers tabs. I luckily got my hand on the last Crossover set...I'm not holding my breath for Dinobots. It would not surprise me one iota if the same thing happens and we get the Dinobots weeks later. :BOT:
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595351)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 31st, 2014 @ 10:52am CDT
Grrr Hasbro Really? It's 10:50 am Central Time on Thursday 07.31.14 and NO Exclusives on the website yet? I have been hitting refresh for the last 45 min hoping this was the day to try for a Dinobot set...I cannot handle the waiting and refreshing much longer. I want to crash the system with everyone else. :-x :BOT:
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595507)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 31st, 2014 @ 4:56pm CDT
If it doesn't go up tomorrow I think the best bet is next Monday.
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Posted by Zeek99g on August 1st, 2014 @ 11:09am CDT
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Posted by Zeek99g on August 1st, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 1st, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If it doesn't go up tomorrow I think the best bet is next Monday.


Yeah, I'd be surprised at this point of the day (Friday) they'll pop up. It'll likely have to wait until next week.
Re: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set (1595771)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 1st, 2014 @ 5:32pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If it doesn't go up tomorrow I think the best bet is next Monday.


Yeah, I'd be surprised at this point of the day (Friday) they'll pop up. It'll likely have to wait until next week.


Keep in mind that there's no guarantee that they'll have stuff to put up.
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 1st, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If it doesn't go up tomorrow I think the best bet is next Monday.


Yeah, I'd be surprised at this point of the day (Friday) they'll pop up. It'll likely have to wait until next week.


Keep in mind that there's no guarantee that they'll have stuff to put up.


They most likely will, I think. The aftershow sale on HasbroToyShop is always mentioned prominently in the press releases for these exclusives as an alternative for those who can't attend SDCC in person, and this year has been no different. A certain supply is almost certainly put aside just for this purpose. It's a question of when, not if. I don't think it's time to panic just yet.
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Posted by WildclawPrime on August 1st, 2014 @ 6:34pm CDT
Really liking the Combiner Wars stuff. I'm guessing the Legends figure for the Stunticons is going to be Blackjack, since it DOES look like the original Decepticon Micromaster. I really like the new head for Menasor, it makes him look even more intimidating than his G1 incarnation. The Aerialbots all look nice as well, and I'm a little unsure why Hasbro made new characters to replace Slingshot and Wildrider. Oh well, they do look nice. Sorry Optimus Prime, but Motormaster looks WAY better than you.

I know there's also a lot of people not that impressed with RID (2015) so far. Hey I remember when the promotional poster for TFA came out 7 years ago, and I had my thoughts about it at first, but it turned out to be a good series (too bad we didn't get a season 4, because I would've LOVED to see more new characters, such as Galvatron). Well, this is a new generation for Transformers, you can't expect things to be like they were in the 80s. So far, I really do like Bee's figure. Can't wait to see how the Deluxe, and even Voyager figures in this lineup will look like. Don't really care for Legends figures, unless they're G1 incarnations of the Minibots.

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