Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron

Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 4:26am CDT

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Pretty much the entirety of the Seibertron community has notified us of two new video reviews for the Transformers Titans Return toyline, so here they are for your viewing convenience: Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime, with Titan Master Diac, and Megatron, with Titan Master Doomshot!

The new triple changing molds with a land vehicle (truck and tank) and a plane feature, respectively, an homage to Generation 2 Laser Prime (and maybe some Star Convoy), and a probable ringer for Octane, while Megatron is probably a pretool of an upcoming Blitzwing. Check the clips out below!



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Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837596)
Posted by Emerje on October 29th, 2016 @ 4:32am CDT
Maximal Rainmaker wrote:
RAR wrote:I think we are sometimes a little unfair on Hasbro by accusing hollowness of being a recent thing - as I have noticed hollow guns exist even on some G1 toys - and I was recently playing with some Micromaster Playsets and they are full of hollow areas too.


That was G1 though and this is 2016. There's a big year gap, Hasbro should be able to get rid of most of the unneeded hollow-ness by now.

:MAXIMAL:

The goal of cutting down on plastic and costs is pretty timeless. Though I do wish they would sculpt something inside of the hollow parts. Pipes or circuitry, sort of like what we're seeing more of in the hollow parts of the figures.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837597)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 29th, 2016 @ 4:55am CDT
Well, I checked 8 Walgreens stores in my general area over 2 days and found all of wave 2 in multiples, at various prices from $18-$20 (only time I've seen them so far), but no Brainstorm. Maybe I should have asked some employees if he was in the back but I felt foolish enough going into a drug store just to buy a toy. I'm northeast of Atlanta, checked Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, and John's Creek areas. Still need to head up to Buford and Sugar Hill but I'm not holding my breath. The website says they have the figure at some of the stores I checked, which has not been true, so consider their locator to be bunk.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837598)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 5:01am CDT
Haven't watched the Optimus review yet; much more interested in finally getting a Voyager Megatron after so long.

-I'm loving that Titan Master integration in jet mode. Very cleverly done and it still has room for the cockpit to transform
-The tank barrel being on the bottom of the jet is great, and the tank barrel being made up of the optional weapon means you can choose how the jet looks
-Both vehicle modes look really nice and sleek
-The fusion cannon as the tank barrel looks AWESOME
-Very impressive and effective transformations. Great use of paneling and space
-It's looking like you can choose whether the turret points up or not in robot mode meaning you can differentiate Megs and Blitzy more. Same for whether you want the wings out or not it seems
-IMO it scales perfectly with the Classics Optimus I love so much

And I have to stop bullet pointing here because... oh my god. That robot mode. Solid. Threatening. Imposing. Bulky. Downright beautiful. The SDCC in-hand mistransformations and the render were worrying me a bit, but now I actually see it in a review? He's perfect. You couldn't make him better if you tried.
Unless it turns out Takara is using this for Megatron (which I find pretty unlikely), this is definitely going to be my perfect numero uno Megatron both for classics and for MTMTE. This is a very well done job and I'm very impressed with it.

There's a few minor quibbles, though. The chest stickers don't look great - and it's a crying shame there's no autobot sticker. The Fusion Cannon looks a bit... dinky in robot mode which would have been fixed perfectly by the Titan Master gun extension... if said gun was black. And there seem to be some very loose hips on the dude as demonstrated when Peaugh tried to put Doomshot on. But QC issues aside these are fine for me - Reprolabels can fix the first easily and I'm using him mostly for MTMTE which means I don't really need the Fusion Cannon unless I go all-out DOTL.

But again, minor quibbles. It's just a couple knocks to an otherwise incredible looking figure and I really can't wait to pick him up :D

(also the galvy head looks kinda funny on him)
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837600)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 5:23am CDT
Really liking Optimus too. Nowhere near as excited for him as Megatron but he looks to be a really solid figure; that truck mode is ace with the tanker detailing.
Also happy about the option to put down the shoulder pylon G2 thingies and extend the wings out. I know these 'display options' are just there for Blitzwing and Octane, but I still like that they give you options. More G1-ified Optimus with a wingpack all the way baby!
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837601)
Posted by Emerje on October 29th, 2016 @ 5:49am CDT
Wasn't expecting Prime and Megatron to be the different sizes, or for Prime to be slightly shorter than the Classics mold. I guess they're making up for the massive CW mold. Seeing the review I have to admit that I do like him more than I thought I would and it's nice to see that there is an alternative shoulder transformation so make him a little more Star Convoy (or Octane) if we really do get that alternate Titan Master. I won't be popping up the extra antennae, they look dumb so far from his head.

I wonder just how they'll retool Megatron into Blitzwing? I imagine they'll only have to replace his chest and abs which should be easy enough. But what about the weapons? I can't picture him coming with Megatron's cannon. I'm thinking maybe a shorter canon with a Titan Master seat at the base like an extension of the turret as well as his sword?

I have a feeling I'm going to be owning a lot of figures based on these two molds.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837603)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 5:53am CDT
Emerje wrote:Wasn't expecting Prime and Megatron to be the different sizes, or for Prime to be slightly shorter than the Classics mold. I guess they're making up for the massive CW mold. Seeing the review I have to admit that I do like him more than I thought I would and it's nice to see that there is an alternative shoulder transformation so make him a little more Star Convoy (or Octane) if we really do get that alternate Titan Master. I won't be popping up the extra antennae, they look dumb so far from his head.

I wonder just how they'll retool Megatron into Blitzwing? I imagine they'll only have to replace his chest and abs which should be easy enough. But what about the weapons? I can't picture him coming with Megatron's cannon. I'm thinking maybe a shorter canon with a Titan Master seat at the base like an extension of the turret as well as his sword?

I have a feeling I'm going to be owning a lot of figures based on these two molds.

Emerje

They'll probably keep the Titan Master gun and replace the Fusion Cannon with the sword. Can't imagine there being much more retooling than the chest and abs, yeah.
Optimus... I don't think Octane came with a gun so that'll probably be replaced. Shoulders will probably be retooled, maybe the legs? Think that's about it.

But man... considering Astrotrain's already a success, they nailed the Decepticon Triple Changers this line. Now if only Broadside can be good then together with Thrilling 30 Springer and Sandstorm we'll have a perfect run of the six G1 Triple Changers.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837612)
Posted by Deathsanras on October 29th, 2016 @ 7:18am CDT
Can't help wondering if Blitzwing's front will be Megatron's back, Sideswipe/Sunstreaker and Blast Off/Strafe style.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837613)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 7:23am CDT
Deathsanras wrote:Can't help wondering if Blitzwing's front will be Megatron's back, Sideswipe/Sunstreaker and Blast Off/Strafe style.

Far more likely that the chest will be replaced - after all, Megatron's chest ends up in the same place Blitzwing's chest did on his original toy (just behind the cockpit).

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It'd be very cool if they brought that tactic back though, especially with all the Triple Changer pretooling in TR. Maybe we'll see it for Broadside > Tidal Wave?
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837615)
Posted by nycPrime on October 29th, 2016 @ 7:32am CDT
King Kuuga wrote:Well, I checked 8 Walgreens stores in my general area over 2 days and found all of wave 2 in multiples, at various prices from $18-$20 (only time I've seen them so far), but no Brainstorm. Maybe I should have asked some employees if he was in the back but I felt foolish enough going into a drug store just to buy a toy. I'm northeast of Atlanta, checked Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, and John's Creek areas. Still need to head up to Buford and Sugar Hill but I'm not holding my breath. The website says they have the figure at some of the stores I checked, which has not been true, so consider their locator to be bunk.

Precisely the reason I ordered it online I tried 2 stores that supposedly had stock and didn't.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837620)
Posted by SureShot18 on October 29th, 2016 @ 7:59am CDT
Super excited for Megatron. The mold looks really good for the most part. The deco, not so much. I'm still hoping Takara does their own version but they'll probably just release Blitzwing. I may get the Reprolabels set whenever that comes out and I'll definitely do some repainting.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837621)
Posted by Albatross250 on October 29th, 2016 @ 8:03am CDT
SureShot18 wrote:Super excited for Megatron. The mold looks really good for the most part. The deco, not so much. I'm still hoping Takara does their own version but they'll probably just release Blitzwing. I may get the Reprolabels set whenever that comes out and I'll definitely do some repainting.


There is one result. . . . . . :-?
AH I know!
It's Super Megatron! :ic$: :TAKARATOMY:
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837622)
Posted by Crosscheck on October 29th, 2016 @ 8:30am CDT
I think I am going to fold the shoulder pylons on Optimus back in jet mode to help make him look less like he has truck cabs on the side of the plane.

Overall, I am looking forward to both of these. I don't need a new Blitzwing or Octane, so I will get Optimus and Megatron. Hopefully Reprolabels makes an upgrade for Megatron with Autobot symbols so this can be my Lost Light Megatron.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837628)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:40am CDT
These would be so much better if they stopped headmastering characters that are not.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837630)
Posted by Tyrannacon on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:43am CDT
Kinda was doubtful about the TR Voyager Megatron, but I definitely love it after seeing the review. I also am curious to see how it will look when/if it is retooled into Blitzwing.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837631)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:45am CDT
These both look absolutely amazing. I don't have an Optimus-Megatron pair in scale with each other, so these will definitely fill that hole in my collection. Maybe I'll have MP-10 and MP-36 standing behind them... :-?
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837632)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:46am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:These both look absolutely amazing. I don't have an Optimus-Megatron pair in scale with each other, so these will definitely fill that hole in my collection. Maybe I'll have MP-10 and MP-36 standing behind them... :-?

The Classics Voyagers didn't quite do it for you? Or were you never able to get ahold of them
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837634)
Posted by RAR on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:48am CDT
500 Pages Yay !!!

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Ahem, anyway I can think of some other annoyances as bad as hollow toys.

1) Removing joints that previous version of a mould had - for example the hinge on Leader Jetfire's back that Starscream etal don't have.

2) Using the same piece on both sides instead of making a left and right part - 3rd parties like Fansproject are getting into the bad habit of doing this especially.

3) Stickers used to add decoration can be a good thing or a bad thing some could argue that the stickers should be included or that the details should be painted on or tampographed on. - Personally I just wish the special stickers Hasbro Asia makes were easier to get.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837635)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:50am CDT
RAR wrote:1) Removing joints that previous version of a mould had - for example the hinge on Leader Jetfire's back that Starscream etal don't have.

2) Using the same piece on both sides instead of making a left and right part - 3rd parties like Fansproject are getting into the bad habit of doing this especially.

3) Stickers used to add decoration can be a good thing or a bad thing some could argue that the stickers should be included or that the details should be painted on or tampographed on. - Personally I just wish the special stickers Hasbro Asia makes were easier to get.

The first isn't really that common and sounds like a problem exclusive to the Jetfire mold. What exactly did that hinge do?

What do you mean by the second exactly
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837636)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:51am CDT
Kurona wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:These both look absolutely amazing. I don't have an Optimus-Megatron pair in scale with each other, so these will definitely fill that hole in my collection. Maybe I'll have MP-10 and MP-36 standing behind them... :-?

The Classics Voyagers didn't quite do it for you? Or were you never able to get ahold of them

I was six when those were released, so...yeah, couldn't get 'em. I'd love to have those too, though. Specifically the Henkei versions. The Platinum re-release doesn't really tickle my fancy.
Re: Video Reviews of Titans Return Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron (1837638)
Posted by Kurona on October 29th, 2016 @ 9:59am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:These both look absolutely amazing. I don't have an Optimus-Megatron pair in scale with each other, so these will definitely fill that hole in my collection. Maybe I'll have MP-10 and MP-36 standing behind them... :-?

The Classics Voyagers didn't quite do it for you? Or were you never able to get ahold of them

I was six when those were released, so...yeah, couldn't get 'em. I'd love to have those too, though. Specifically the Henkei versions. The Platinum re-release doesn't really tickle my fancy.

Lol, tell me about it - I was 10. Only ended up getting Classics Optimus because there was a heavy sale on that TRU-exclusive Classics/Evasion Optimus 2-pack - it's still my favourite CHUG Optimus and I wanna see if this one's any better. Seeing they were about the same size was pretty surprising though considering the Classics Voyagers feel a tad small compared to most modern Voyagers.

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