Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron

Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron

Friday, October 31st, 2014 4:03am CDT

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Almost at the end of the simplified Transformers: Age of Extinction line, fellow Seibertron.com user chuckdawg1999 has shared another video review, hitting the Decepticon-but-not-quite-spot with Galvatron. Check out the clip below, and leave a comment on the line - if you picked any up - in the Energon Pub!

I've gone back and forth but I have to say, Galvatron is the best One-Step changer from the AOE line. It has a really unique transformation that's a lot of fun to work back and forth. The details and paint are solid too. If there's one figure to get from this simplified line it really is Galvatron.


Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


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Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618474)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 31st, 2014 @ 4:15am CDT
Wow. I mean, wow. That 1 step Galvatron is one incredible feat of engeneering! If I ever see him in stores, along with HelocoDrift, I'll pick them up without waiting for any sales.

Know what? At first, I hated the idea of these 1step changers. The early ones were kinda bad too. However, the more they create them, the more they come up with some nifty ideas that end up with some cool results! I'd never thought I would say this, but I'm looking foward to see what will they come up next.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618477)
Posted by RhA on October 31st, 2014 @ 4:45am CDT
I was doubting if I ever would pick up a one-step figure, but if it's ever going to be the case... Galvatron would top the list.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618487)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 31st, 2014 @ 5:39am CDT
Galvatron looks amazing. That head is even better than the one on the Voyager. I'd say he is up there on the list in terms of One-Step figures, but Steeljaw, while very simplistic even in One-Step terms, is a really nice figure in both modes. Stinger is painfully simplistic, but it looks SO good.

Galvatron, though...you sexy beast.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618518)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
I know its not intentional but I can't help it.

In the box with all that kibble raised above his shoulders, AOE Hotshot reminds me of one of his predecessors:

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618520)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 8:44am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Wow. I mean, wow. That 1 step Galvatron is one incredible feat of engeneering! If I ever see him in stores, along with HelocoDrift, I'll pick them up without waiting for any sales.

Know what? At first, I hated the idea of these 1step changers. The early ones were kinda bad too. However, the more they create them, the more they come up with some nifty ideas that end up with some cool results! I'd never thought I would say this, but I'm looking foward to see what will they come up next.



I dont see how Galvatron is better than that one step Drift. That helicopter drift is so sleek while Galvatron has this giant backpack.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618537)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:02am CDT
Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618540)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:07am CDT
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


Which toy are you referring to?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618547)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:25am CDT
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


If you're looking at AoE TracksHot Shot, I'll say one thing: Canadian, not US. Though I will agree prices are high wherever you go.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618551)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:34am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


If you're looking at AoE TracksHot Shot, I'll say one thing: If you read the post in addition to looking at the pretty picture, you'd have known that's the Canadian price, not the US one.


Imagine he knew the Euro Price? And in Japan, they spend 25$ per deluxe at retail. And I just learnt that in England, MP Grimlock was selling for 99 pounds. Thats 157 $ US!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618554)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:39am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


If you're looking at AoE TracksHot Shot, I'll say one thing: If you read the post in addition to looking at the pretty picture, you'd have known that's the Canadian price, not the US one.


Imagine he knew the Euro Price? And in Japan, they spend 25$ per deluxe at retail. And I just learnt that in England, MP Grimlock was selling for 99 pounds. Thats 157 $ US!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Euro prices are nuts, but the 20%-off promo in the Netherlands soften the blow: €22 instead of €27 for a Deluxe is closer to the original level. I hope it's a permanent change, I'll find out by next week.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618557)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 10:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


If you're looking at AoE TracksHot Shot, I'll say one thing: If you read the post in addition to looking at the pretty picture, you'd have known that's the Canadian price, not the US one.


Imagine he knew the Euro Price? And in Japan, they spend 25$ per deluxe at retail. And I just learnt that in England, MP Grimlock was selling for 99 pounds. Thats 157 $ US!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Euro prices are nuts, but the 20%-off promo in the Netherlands soften the blow: €22 instead of €27 for a Deluxe is closer to the original level. I hope it's a permanent change, I'll find out by next week.


Still, at 22 euros, thats about the same price Japanese retailers sell their deluxe Takaras. But they get the better deco. Man, I will remember those prices the next time I think I am paying too much for a deluxe here in Canada. But arent you coming over to the US soon? You will finally get these low low prices.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618558)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
omega666 wrote:Wow. That price is reason enough to stop collecting. I'd rather save up and get 3rd party figures.


If you're looking at AoE TracksHot Shot, I'll say one thing: Canadian, not US. Though I will agree prices are high wherever you go.


Also, while the color scheme does look like G1 tracks, it is also quite reminescent of Cybertron Hot Shot

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618563)
Posted by ScottyP on October 31st, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
Way back at Botcon we had a glimpse of a two pack being released containing the Smash and Change Optimus Prime along with Flip and Change Grimlock from Age of Extinction. This set has finally been sighted at a Kohl's store in Grand Blanc, Michigan by site owner Seibertron's dad Kevin Yzquierdo.

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This set is another opportunity to grab these up if you missed these upon their first release, or if you're looking for a fun gift for the younger Transformers fan in your life this holiday. There don't appear to be any deco changes to either toy in this set, at least not to this Seibertronian! You can also order the set online for $44.99 at Kohls.com, however be warned that their sale price is actually higher than the retail price of buying these two separately at many other outlets.

We've got extensive Galleries of both Smash and Change Optimus Prime and Flip and Change Grimlock available to help you find out if these are right for you.

Keep it tuned right here to Seibertron.com for all the latest news, and if you've got a sighting of a new toy yourself, be sure to let us know at sightings@seibertron.com, use our Toy Sightings resource tool, and be sure to post in your local Toy Sightings thread too!
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618581)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on October 31st, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
Fxfranz already did a review of this guy a month or 2 ago. Why do you NEVER read my news submissions?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618584)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 31st, 2014 @ 12:52pm CDT
wow they're selling it for $45 figured it would be around $60 or $70, kohls has the worst prices on everything.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618585)
Posted by Seibertron on October 31st, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:wow they're selling it for $45 figured it would be around $60 or $70, kohls has the worst prices on everything.


Actually they don't, especially if you have a Kohl's credit card. They always have sales going on and you can also get an additional 15 to 30% off if you use your Kohl's credit card.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618595)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
That pack was also just spotted yesterday in Canada, don't know if that is news worthy.

What is very itneresting is that in Canada, it's a Walmart exclusive for 25$..canaidian! (that's like 22$ US) And it is thus cheaper than buying them individually.

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618606)
Posted by ScottyP on October 31st, 2014 @ 2:31pm CDT
^ See that's a good deal! Kohl's will probably mark it down to $25 or $30 closer to the Holidays and use the $59.99 regular price as a marketing ploy to go "Look at the great savings on these!"
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618641)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 31st, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:^ See that's a good deal! Kohl's will probably mark it down to $25 or $30 closer to the Holidays and use the $59.99 regular price as a marketing ploy to go "Look at the great savings on these!"


Not sure if that's legal. If it is, that's quite a shady practice.
This remind me in Canadian Tire, I saw a set of cooking pots at 75% off! From like 500$ to only 150$!!!!!! WOW!!! Turn out that I saw the exact same set at Walmart and the REGULAR price was around 200$. Sure, the one at Canadian Tire was indeed on sale, but you didnt save a gazillion dollars. Next time I see them pulling a bullshit like that, I'm going around stores, I'll take pictures, then I'll complain to our government customers protection agency.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron (1618645)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 31st, 2014 @ 4:56pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ScottyP wrote:^ See that's a good deal! Kohl's will probably mark it down to $25 or $30 closer to the Holidays and use the $59.99 regular price as a marketing ploy to go "Look at the great savings on these!"


Not sure if that's legal. If it is, that's quite a shady practice.
This remind me in Canadian Tire, I saw a set of cooking pots at 75% off! From like 500$ to only 150$!!!!!! WOW!!! Turn out that I saw the exact same set at Walmart and the REGULAR price was around 200$. Sure, the one at Canadian Tire was indeed on sale, but you didnt save a gazillion dollars. Next time I see them pulling a bullshit like that, I'm going around stores, I'll take pictures, then I'll complain to our government customers protection agency.


They pull that stunt all the time here, and it's perfectly legal, as long as the original MSRP shown matches. They even do it when a product first lands on the shelves: drop the selling price by a few euros from the MRSP to wet their beaks.

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