Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus

Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 7:15am CDT

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, and as a follow-up to the arrival of the Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 4.0 figure, as reported here, we have a video review of the Triggerbot who isn't Ruckus - Grabuge! Check it out embedded below, and keep your optics tuned for the Seibertron.com gallery soon.

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789565)
Posted by Mr O on May 14th, 2016 @ 7:43am CDT
Zeedust wrote:
Mr O wrote:
G.B. Blackrock wrote:I can't fathom where "ZPutty" comes from, or why it's the least bit appropriate as a substitute,


Is there one called "Do-Da"? 'cause that might explain it, but lead to another question.


Would you mind explaining that one?


I'll try. Like 'zippety doo-da' from the song. Bigger questions arise and they're best not asked.

I asked anyway, and only found this: http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Z_Putty_Patrollers
Maybe a reference to neither the original mould nor character having a Japanese version.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789571)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 14th, 2016 @ 8:46am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Is this figure a part of a Combiner? Please don't mind me asking, I don't update myself with BotCon figures as much as I used to.


It's a TFSS 4.0 figure, and all figures in this series combine as they all use CW molds. They are collectively known as the Mayhem Attack Squad, the Decepticon equivalent to the Wreckers from the Marvel comics (including the fact their roster constantly changes), and this iteration consists of:

- Needlenose with Sunbeam and Zputty (aka "Zigzag")
- Grabuge (aka "Ruckus", using the French-Canadian name, so it's not France French)
- Spinister with Singe and Hairsplitter
- Windsweeper
- Bludgeon

They combine into this fellow, designed after the most important character in the Marvel comics, Thunderwing:

Image

Impactor (a retool of CW Rook) is the sixth figure in the set, and he'll part of the Combiner in the next series. The 7th Mystery figure will be a CW Deluxe as far as we know.

Thank you. In fact that is the first time I've ever seen Thunderwing.

...Now that I see him, he looks disgusting. He makes me a little dizzy just looking at all the contrasting colors on the figure alone, and the background just makes it even worse. :HEADHURTS: Why are the designers making the colors so bright? Why go through the trouble for another Transformer that looks like a bag of Skittles? How many times must we taste the rainbow?

Don't get me wrong, the individual figures are exquisite, but not when you put them together as a Gestalt.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789573)
Posted by Prowl4 on May 14th, 2016 @ 8:54am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Is this figure a part of a Combiner? Please don't mind me asking, I don't update myself with BotCon figures as much as I used to.


It's a TFSS 4.0 figure, and all figures in this series combine as they all use CW molds. They are collectively known as the Mayhem Attack Squad, the Decepticon equivalent to the Wreckers from the Marvel comics (including the fact their roster constantly changes), and this iteration consists of:

- Needlenose with Sunbeam and Zputty (aka "Zigzag")
- Grabuge (aka "Ruckus", using the French-Canadian name, so it's not France French)
- Spinister with Singe and Hairsplitter
- Windsweeper
- Bludgeon

They combine into this fellow, designed after the most important character in the Marvel comics, Thunderwing:

Image

Impactor (a retool of CW Rook) is the sixth figure in the set, and he'll part of the Combiner in the next series. The 7th Mystery figure will be a CW Deluxe as far as we know.

Thank you. In fact that is the first time I've ever seen Thunderwing.

...Now that I see him, he looks disgusting. He makes me a little dizzy just looking at all the contrasting colors on the figure alone, and the background just makes it even worse. :HEADHURTS: Why are the designers making the colors so bright? Why go through the trouble for another Transformer that looks like a bag of Skittles? How many times must we taste the rainbow?

Don't get me wrong, the individual figures are exquisite, but not when you put them together as a Gestalt.


With a team name like mayhem I wouldn't exactly think them to be unified.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789624)
Posted by HilltopOfKaon on May 14th, 2016 @ 1:42pm CDT
What the hell is a Grabuge? :???: C'mon hasbro.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789657)
Posted by ScottyP on May 14th, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789666)
Posted by steals_your_goats on May 14th, 2016 @ 4:52pm CDT
HilltopOfKaon wrote:What the hell is a Grabuge? :???: C'mon hasbro.


Well it's funpub not Hasbro, but they couldn't use ruckus due to trademark issues so they used his French Canadian name instead.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789686)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 14th, 2016 @ 6:40pm CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:
HilltopOfKaon wrote:What the hell is a Grabuge? :???: C'mon hasbro.


Well it's funpub not Hasbro, but they couldn't use ruckus due to trademark issues so they used his French Canadian name instead.


The name is certainly fitting as "Grabuge" (pronounced "Gra-booj") translates to "mayhem", "disorder", or "chaos".

For future reference, don't expect every replacement name to have English roots. ;)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789800)
Posted by Deadput on May 15th, 2016 @ 2:17am CDT
HilltopOfKaon wrote:What the hell is a Grabuge? :???: C'mon hasbro.


What the hell is a Starscream?

The hell is a Jhiaxus?

The hell is a Galvatron?

The hell is a Quintesson?

The hell is a Alpha Trion?

The hell is a Emirate Xaaron?

The hell is a Moonrace?

The hell is a Catilla?

The hell is a Chromedome?

The hell is an Arcee?

The hell is a Kup?

The hell is a Omega Supreme?

The hell is a Wheeljack?

The hell is a Sunstreaker?

The hell is a Straxus?

The hell is a Octopunch?

The hell is a Bugly?

The hell is a Carnivac?

The hell is a Fangry?

The hell is a Cindersaur?

The hell is a Horri-Bull?

The hell is a Iguanus?

The hell is a Tentakil, Skalor, Nautilator and a Piranacon?

The hell is a Submarauder?

The hell is a Scorponok?

The hell is a Slugslinger?

The hell is a Hun-Grrr?

The hell is a Sinnertwin?

The hell is a Cyclonus?

The hell is a Weirdwolf?

The hell is a Ratbat?

The hell is a Motormaster?

The hell is a Trypticon?

The hell is an Astrotrain?

The hell is a Laserbeak?

The hell is a Thundercracker?

And what the hell is a Grimlock?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1789938)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 15th, 2016 @ 11:39pm CDT
Deadput wrote:The hell is a Chromedome?
Bad example. That one's a real word. It refers to a baldheaded person or an intellectual, according to Dictionary.com.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790005)
Posted by TF_JW on May 16th, 2016 @ 9:21am CDT
The trademarks are all owned by Hasbro and run through all the legal checks by Hasbro Legal.

Fun Pub picks names that they hope will pass legal, always choosing the original names first. Sometimes those don't pass and replacements have to be found.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790041)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 16th, 2016 @ 11:55am CDT
TF_JW wrote:The trademarks are all owned by Hasbro and run through all the legal checks by Hasbro Legal.

Fun Pub picks names that they hope will pass legal, always choosing the original names first. Sometimes those don't pass and replacements have to be found.


Silly question, but something I've been wondering. Can Hasbro use the trademarks they've acquired for FunPub for their own toys, or are they tied to a certain company?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790043)
Posted by TF_JW on May 16th, 2016 @ 12:13pm CDT
Hasbro are the ones who own all the names and characters that Fun Pub use.

"Breakaway" is a name that comes to mind as something that Fun Pub used first and then Hasbro grabbed onto.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790890)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 19th, 2016 @ 1:39pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.


My issue with him is that if you were to attach the hand/foot gun in alt mode, the paint will tear off its tab.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790943)
Posted by G.B. Blackrock on May 19th, 2016 @ 4:16pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
ScottyP wrote:I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.


My issue with him is that if you were to attach the hand/foot gun in alt mode, the paint will tear off its tab.


It might happen eventually, and I certainly advise caution, but several folks have posted that they've done so without issue, despite their own fears.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1790954)
Posted by Prowl4 on May 19th, 2016 @ 5:06pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
ScottyP wrote:I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.


My issue with him is that if you were to attach the hand/foot gun in alt mode, the paint will tear off its tab.


Which tab?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1791436)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on May 21st, 2016 @ 2:08pm CDT
Got charged for the next two figures, which makes me very happy. :D So, who do you think are the next two? My money's on Spinister and Windsweeper.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1791458)
Posted by steals_your_goats on May 21st, 2016 @ 3:09pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Got charged for the next two figures, which makes me very happy. :D So, who do you think are the next two? My money's on Spinister and Windsweeper.


It seems like they're releasing them in the same order they were revealed in so it'll be windsweeper next. I hope I'm wrong and It's someone else though because there's no mystery to it if they just go in order.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1791464)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 21st, 2016 @ 3:21pm CDT
Prowl4 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
ScottyP wrote:I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.


My issue with him is that if you were to attach the hand/foot gun in alt mode, the paint will tear off its tab.


Which tab?

Well, if it's being attached in vehicle mode, likely the tab on the pickup bed that slots into the space between the middle and ring fingers on the hfg (see below), which would mean that his lower legs are painted.

Image
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1791469)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 21st, 2016 @ 4:08pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
ScottyP wrote:I got Ruckus in today and I'm pretty disappointed with it. Lots of chipped tan paint already, and the teal/green color should have been metallic. Pretty 'meh' on this guy.


My issue with him is that if you were to attach the hand/foot gun in alt mode, the paint will tear off its tab.


Which tab?

Well, if it's being attached in vehicle mode, likely the tab on the pickup bed that slots into the space between the middle and ring fingers on the hfg (see below), which would mean that his lower legs are painted.


I read one review that didn't have that problem, so I guess mileage will vary (read: it depends on how thick the layer of paint is).
Re: Video Review - Transformers Collectors' Club 4.0 Mayhem Attack Squad Grabuge / Ruckus (1791473)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on May 21st, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Got charged for the next two figures, which makes me very happy. :D So, who do you think are the next two? My money's on Spinister and Windsweeper.


It seems like they're releasing them in the same order they were revealed in so it'll be windsweeper next. I hope I'm wrong and It's someone else though because there's no mystery to it if they just go in order.

Hmm, personally I don't care about any 'mystery'. I already know who six of the seven will be. I just want them for my shelves. ;)

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