Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End

Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End

Friday, March 6th, 2015 1:52am CST

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we have a video review of the final deluxe of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars wave 2, and the last (as if it matters) member of the Stunticon team - Dead End (I guess). Check out thoughts and video below (like, whatever)!

Dead End is a fantastic figure, and easily one of the best deluxes that has been released under the Combiner Wars line thus far. Transformation is unique, featuring a hinged door below the knees that secures the entire back half and lower arms in car mode. A very easy recommendation.


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Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659609)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 6th, 2015 @ 4:01am CST
noctorro wrote:Goodness!!!

Cyclonus looks awesome, just sold my Henkei one, soo replaced.

Why does First Aid have an axe? He's like the sweetest of the protectobots out there.

I have no problem with Ironhide being a head retool/repaint of one of the combiner suv/van things.
Didn't like the Universe/classics version and love Combiner Wars, so. Well, I'll be buying every limb/torso bot for sure anyway. Not sure about all the legends, but damn, these also look amazing this time. Great scale choice Hasbro!

Now if only they made a 12 episode OVA about combiner wars, cell animation not the soulless 3d stuff.
And a bit more Gundam 00/Seed/Wing serious :D

Sorry, when you mentioned seed I kinda threw up in my mouth. Seed was overrated rubbish (as a whole, first series itself is okay but destiny destroys everything) plus 00 and seed used a fair amount of computer animated animation.

I'm all for an animated combiner wars though (based on IDW comics of course)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659610)
Posted by RhA on March 6th, 2015 @ 4:04am CST
Good to know that Dead End is a solid figure. Makes me even more itchy for my pre-orders to arrive.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659621)
Posted by prjkt on March 6th, 2015 @ 5:26am CST
noctorro wrote:Why does First Aid have an axe? He's like the sweetest of the protectobots out there.

Makes me think of the "jaws of life" tool emergency workers use to crack open vehicles to rescue trapped passengers
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659623)
Posted by noctorro on March 6th, 2015 @ 5:40am CST
@zerowolf,
I enjoyed Seed & 00. The main robots weren't 3d models ;)
Yes Destiny was a letdown, still I enjoyed certain parts of it.
What's your favorite mecha animé?
Besides the obvious Neon Genesis answer of course.

Jaws of life, I thought you were going for that bone saw to crack open chestbones. But that other one sounds less violent.
Or they could't given him those Sideswipe punch things as electric shock reviver things.

I'm all about the things today.

Can't wait for my Megatron to arrive, it's taking forEVER! :michaelbay:
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659631)
Posted by william-james88 on March 6th, 2015 @ 6:17am CST
Tsutsukakushi wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Good news everyone. The third wave of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars is now available for preorder at Bigbadtoystore. The listings also include images of the deluxe figures' individual limb modes.


Thanks for the pre-order link. Ordered the entire CW wave Three. Got one CW Defensor with Groove and Cyclonus.


BBTS says CW wave Three will be in stock in April. Guessing CW Wave 5, That is the rumored autobots Masquerade Fakesaur. Will be in stock in May-June.


No problem.

Also, Why do you skip wave 4? Wave 4 is the autobot combiner team.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659632)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 6th, 2015 @ 6:19am CST
God, that Cyclonus looks horrible. Lousy altmode (top bit looks dynamic but then it's sleekness is destroyed by all that blocky crap underneath) and the robot mode just looks like junk. Massive, massive downgrade from the Universe/Classics mold. And all this constant redeco/retooling in the line is yet more damage to the actual character's individualities. No decepticon or autobot in their right mind would choose to have the same body type and altmode as someone on the opposing faction. Fine if they're in a allied squad like seekers or whatever or the supposed 'siblings' of Sideswipe and Sunstreaker (though that never made sense for me in G1 since they didn't share the same mold at all and what the hell was Red Alert then? But hey at least they didn't share the molds between both factions like they've done since)

Oh well, at least Leader Megs looks great. I may get that and pass on the rest of the line so far. Was never fond of the combining gimmick to begin with.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659638)
Posted by prjkt on March 6th, 2015 @ 6:40am CST
the original Red Alert was a Sideswipe re-tool, so the Henkei/Generations version was pretty cool for nostalgia value, and the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe pretool idea was a pretty cool concept.

I kind of like the idea of having nemeses amongst the Autobots and Deceptions - brothers fighting brothers etc, I can kinda deal with that level of retooling with that sort of head-canon in mind.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659639)
Posted by happylock on March 6th, 2015 @ 6:43am CST
Is it just me or is the leader of the protectabots face showing in his ladder while in "fire truck" mode? In the official images currently.

Which brings me to my next 2 points.

Mis-transformations in "official" images. Who else is tired of them letting some mis-transform something then use it as the official image?

Secondaly that is the worst fire truck mold in a long time. It was clearly meant to be Onslaunt for the combaticons.Just like how Prime was clearly mean to me motor master. Or Alphpa Bravo meant to be vortex or the helicopter from the protectabots. I think its First Aid, not sure i never like that team so i have no clue what all their names are.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659648)
Posted by Rated X on March 6th, 2015 @ 7:35am CST
Dead End looks nice. But the grey on the side of the car sucks. It’s like an annoying difference Hasbro does on purpose just to allow Takara to produce a more cartoon accurate version.

Also, the weapon blows…literally.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659667)
Posted by Cobotron on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:07am CST
Ahhhhh. Nothing goes better with that first cup of coffee, then people sharing what they DON'T like. Hey! look my coffee cup is still half full. :D
These Protectbots look like a bunch of fun to me.

Questions.
1. Is Streetwise a retool of Dead End? the only similarity I can see are his thighs.
2. What would everyone rather have for Ironhide, a repaint of Off Road or First Aid? I'm leaning towards Off Road's truck style. Seems tougher than an ambulance.

Another thought, what if Prowl is a repaint of First Aid? He is an SUV in the comics now, correct?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659673)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:14am CST
Weeelll, they got me. Preordered the whole Protectabot gang. Saves me the trouble of trying to hunt for them whenever they may show up in stores. Even got Cyclonus too. Was on the fence, but right now, the only way to order Hotspot was with him so I bit.

The only one I didn't order was Warpath. And Tailwind, er, Viper because there's no separate listing for him :-(
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659676)
Posted by Shuttershock on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:22am CST
happylock wrote:Is it just me or is the leader of the protectabots face showing in his ladder while in "fire truck" mode? In the official images currently.

Which brings me to my next 2 points.

Mis-transformations in "official" images. Who else is tired of them letting some mis-transform something then use it as the official image?

Secondaly that is the worst fire truck mold in a long time. It was clearly meant to be Onslaunt for the combaticons.Just like how Prime was clearly mean to me motor master. Or Alphpa Bravo meant to be vortex or the helicopter from the protectabots. I think its First Aid, not sure i never like that team so i have no clue what all their names are.


I think it's supposed to be a Rosenbauer airport fire truck, albiet with some thinning in the middle. Think Movie Sentinel Prime.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659680)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:31am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Tsutsukakushi wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Good news everyone. The third wave of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars is now available for preorder at Bigbadtoystore. The listings also include images of the deluxe figures' individual limb modes.


Thanks for the pre-order link. Ordered the entire CW wave Three. Got one CW Defensor with Groove and Cyclonus.


BBTS says CW wave Three will be in stock in April. Guessing CW Wave 5, That is the rumored autobots Masquerade Fakesaur. Will be in stock in May-June.


No problem.

Also, Why do you skip wave 4? Wave 4 is the autobot combiner team.


Sorry, Got the waves numbers mixed up. Meant to type that CW wave 4 was the fakesaur toys.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659681)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:33am CST
Cobotron wrote:Questions.
1. Is Streetwise a retool of Dead End? the only similarity I can see are his thighs.
2. What would everyone rather have for Ironhide, a repaint of Off Road or First Aid? I'm leaning towards Off Road's truck style. Seems tougher than an ambulance.


1. Streetwise is a complete reshell of Dead End as their transformations match perfectly. Same goes for Air Raid vs. Skydive, they're also what I call a "pretool pair". So far, the total list is:

Powerglide & Viper
Blackjack & Rodimus

Skydive & Air Raid
Alpha Bravo & Blades
Dead End & Streetwise
Offroad & First Aid

Optimus Prime & Motormaster
Silverbolt & Cyclonus

Megatron & Armada Megatron

I suspect each combining toy in CW has a "twin" planned in, which may see use either this year or the next. Alpha Bravo sporting Vortex' head seems to point to at least the Combaticons being considered.

2. "Ironhide" is based on Offroad, as he has his hood and legs, not First Aid's.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659684)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:42am CST
noctorro wrote:@zerowolf,
I enjoyed Seed & 00. The main robots weren't 3d models ;)
Yes Destiny was a letdown, still I enjoyed certain parts of it.
What's your favorite mecha animé?
Besides the obvious Neon Genesis answer of course.

Jaws of life, I thought you were going for that bone saw to crack open chestbones. But that other one sounds less violent.
Or they could't given him those Sideswipe punch things as electric shock reviver things.

I'm all about the things today.

Can't wait for my Megatron to arrive, it's taking forEVER! :michaelbay:

Favourite mech anime. ..that is a tough- it's GaoGaiGar, with Guren Laggan hot on its heels. My top 10 is a diverse list...:) plus evangelion is no where near my favourite :lol: I much prefer Rahxephon.

@Mistransformed pictures, I'm puzzled that people doing the shoots don't know how they're supposed to look and why they can't tell something is a little off.

On saying that though I have become unfazed by it after being exposed to it for so long.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659686)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:47am CST
Rated X wrote:Dead End looks nice. But the grey on the side of the car sucks. It’s like an annoying difference Hasbro does on purpose just to allow Takara to produce a more cartoon accurate version.

Also, the weapon blows…literally.


Deadend is a race car, most race cars have multiple paints apps on the vehicle. None of these CW toys are updates in the original G1 Universe. These CHUG and CW toys are updates in a alternate IDW G1 universe.

:lol: If the only complaint with CW Deadend is extra paint apps, Then it's doing great. :lol:

The HasTak Masterpiece Transformers toy line. That you dislike and have little interest in. #-o Is the one and only Transformers toy line that is doing original G1 update toys.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659688)
Posted by peaces on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:49am CST
why post in a cw thread if you hate cw?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659689)
Posted by Shuttershock on March 6th, 2015 @ 8:51am CST
Rated X wrote:Dead End looks nice. But the grey on the side of the car sucks. It’s like an annoying difference Hasbro does on purpose just to allow Takara to produce a more cartoon accurate version.

Also, the weapon blows…literally.


On the upside, he's fully equipped to lay some pipe. ;)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659698)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 6th, 2015 @ 9:09am CST
Tsutsukakushi wrote:Deadend is a race car, most race cars have multiple paints apps on the vehicle. None of these CW toys are updates in the original G1 Universe. These CHUG and CW toys are updates in a alternate IDW G1 universe.

:lol: If the only complaint with CW Deadend is extra paint apps, Then it's doing great. :lol:

Me thinks he might be talking about the unpainted grey bit, which ruins the nice little half-circle design.

... which didn't exist on the original. Uh, hmmm...
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Dead End (1659703)
Posted by Cobotron on March 6th, 2015 @ 9:20am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:1. Streetwise is a complete reshell of Dead End as their transformations match perfectly. Same goes for Air Raid vs. Skydive, they're also what I call a "pretool pair". So far, the total list is:
I really appreciate this level of reduex much more than a straight repaint. I find the foresight "pretooling" a fantastic compromise.
2. "Ironhide" is based on Offroad, as he has his hood and legs, not First Aid's.
Are you using the drawing from the previous page as your reference?

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