Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse

Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 2:38pm CDT

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In further Hasbro Transformers Generations news today, we bring you another video review from Seibertron.com board member chuckdawg1999, this time talking us through a Legends figure: Gears and Targetmaster Eclipse! The little guy is a repaint of the Swerve mold, with new headsculpt, while the partner's a simple redeco of Flanker. Check out the embedded clip below!

One of the fun things with the Generation line is seeing how repaints/remolds can get turned around. Case it point, way back when Gears was the original figure while Swerve was the remold. 30 years later with Swerve being a more popular character we see Gears as a repaint of that Legends figure. Surprisingly the joints are a little bit tighter so take care moving them around, other than that this is a fine figure worthy of your collection.


Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


This article was last modified on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 2:58pm CDT

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605528)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
Eclipse is a repaint of Swerve partner, Flanker, not Payload. He is supposed to represent G1 Eagle Eye. No switching partners yet here like with Cliffjumper and Nemesis Prime.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605531)
Posted by Va'al on September 10th, 2014 @ 2:58pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Eclipse is a repaint of Swerve partner, Flanker, not Payload. He is supposed to represent G1 Eagle Eye. No switching partners yet here like with Cliffjumper and Nemesis Prime.


Thanks, I'm losing it this week. :)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605534)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2014 @ 3:10pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Eclipse is a repaint of Swerve partner, Flanker, not Payload. He is supposed to represent G1 Eagle Eye. No switching partners yet here like with Cliffjumper and Nemesis Prime.


Thanks, I'm losing it this week. :)


Any time :PEACE:

Swerve and Gears are required purchases for me. I just hope I can find the latter when moving.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605535)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 10th, 2014 @ 3:29pm CDT
What number is Gears out of 30?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605536)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:What number is Gears out of 30?


He's not part of the "list of 30 randomly picked exclusives and special releases". "Thrilling 30" refers to the line of the year as a whole.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605547)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:11pm CDT
Mmm-mm. Nope. That's the ugliest repaint I've seen in a long time. Swerve doesn't deserve this kind of atrocity for a legacy.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605549)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:19pm CDT
I think the head missing its red paint stripes and outside/top hurts the look. Makes him look like Brawn.

If those were applied and the area surrounding the head were simply blue, I think it would resemble the original character a lot more.

Saying this for customizers out there... and because I plan to paint mine this way.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605554)
Posted by DMSL on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
The kibble above her head is very obnoxious, apart from that she looks nice.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605556)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:39pm CDT
DMSL wrote:The kibble above her head is very obnoxious, apart from that she looks nice.


I don't "think" Gears is identifying himself as female in the comics... unless there's something I've missed recently (???).
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605559)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:
DMSL wrote:The kibble above her head is very obnoxious, apart from that she looks nice.


I don't "think" Gears is identifying himself as female in the comics... unless there's something I've missed recently (???).


He was talking about Chromia from the previous news post.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605560)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
Too bad Gears's little buddy isn't decoed like black suit Spider-Man, that would've been neat.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605563)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
Spider Man!!!! Ha.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605568)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 10th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CDT
I'm all for Gears, and I'm all for Chromia. Shame she doesn't have the smoky orange canopy that she was first shown with, but it's not an issue.

Now I shall wait impatiently for these and their wave-mates to appear in retailers near me.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605569)
Posted by Zeedust on September 10th, 2014 @ 5:48pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
I just find it funny that they gave her a gun and not a halberd, especially since Generations has been pretty good about giving the right weapons to the right people.


I seem to recall her using a gun at least once or twice in Windblade's series. Might be wrong though.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605572)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 10th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
Ignoring the horrendous mistransformation, this looks pretty great. Amazed they could take the PRID Arcee mold and completely change it like that.

I also like how they made the wheel struts out of clear plastic to make them look like they're not actually connected, but rather sort of "float" in place. Really adds to the whole lightcycle thing. I am worried about them breaking, though. Clear plastic can be a bitch.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605579)
Posted by Blurrz on September 10th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
I really like her, the colors pop. I could do without the Arcee attempt, but its good stuff nonetheless.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605581)
Posted by partholon on September 10th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
chromia's got "afterburner remold" stamped all over her.

its just so close its unreal.

really like the look of her too but odds are like most TF stuff no it wont hit the shelves in ireland.

we get nothing nowadays, ya shoulda seen the AOE stuff. nothing past the flip and change stuff as generations and stuff like thats been kept to UK retailers.

still i like her enough to maybe buy on line but the postal charges put ya off.

well see.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605593)
Posted by Agamemnon on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
mooncake wrote:Image


So....why does she have Conehead-faced knees? (Or maybe Cyclonus without his "ears"?) I'm looking at my FE Prime Arcee, and while there are some similarities there, the face-ish area is flat on my Arcee. It looks like they rounded out the area under the knee spikes making a face looking shape. :lol:
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605597)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:So....why does she have Conehead-faced knees? (Or maybe Cyclonus without his "ears"?)


CANNOT UNSEE
Re: Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Gears with Eclipse (1605598)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:
mooncake wrote:Image


So....why does she have Conehead-faced knees? (Or maybe Cyclonus without his "ears"?) I'm looking at my FE Prime Arcee, and while there are some similarities there, the face-ish area is flat on my Arcee. It looks like they rounded out the area under the knee spikes making a face looking shape. :lol:


-_- Now I Can't unsee the faces... thanks a lot bud!

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