Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1

Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1

Monday, September 28th, 2020 5:06pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Enjoy the RED reveals from Pulsecon this past weekend? Well to tide you over till Prime Arcee hits Walmart's shelves, fellow Seibertron user and toy reviewer, Chuckdawg1999, has created a video review showing off all the wave 1 releases of the line. This includes G1 versions of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Soundwave. Be warned though as his thoughts may make you think twice.

This is what Chuck has to say about these:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If the RED Series was made by any other company it would be a fantastic line of articulated robot figures. The problem is the RED Series is made by Hasbro, the company that set the standard of what articulated 6" scale figures should be. In that case, the first three RED Series figures fall short of what they should be. Yes, they're fun, but they're just not what I was expecting and probably not what you were.




We also have another review from Toy Shiz showing that these are their own new scale.

Transformers News: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1

Transformers News: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1

Transformers News: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1



What do you think of his review? Do you own these figures? Do you agree? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999 from Seibertron


This article was last modified on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 7:06am CDT

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Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082087)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 28th, 2020 @ 5:21pm CDT
"Soft rubberry plastics".

Thanks Chuck. Now I know and I can finally say that's what I expected.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082091)
Posted by o.supreme on September 28th, 2020 @ 6:10pm CDT
Not surprised, this seems to be in line with other reviews I've seen.

Chuck- was there any indication of slipperyness or a "film" on the plastic of these figures? Also be fortunate your Prime had straight antenna, I've seen some bent in package.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082096)
Posted by Emerje on September 28th, 2020 @ 7:00pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:"Soft rubberry plastics".

Thanks Chuck. Now I know and I can finally say that's what I expected.

To be fair, don't all of Hasbro's 6" figures have that plastic?

So far nothing in the RED line looks as good as Prime Arcee, hope they don't screw her up too much for the final figure.

Cheetor, colors aside, that face sculpt is kinda awful with those long slit eyes. Really should have opened them more. Hopefully when they repaint it into Tigatron they do some new sculpting. But how will Kingdom Cheetor look with this gun?

Really bummed out that the line has no sense of scale when all of the other 6" lines do. No scale, no BAF, no license fees, same price and a really half hearted attempt with this line. I'll probably just get Optimus and Megatron and call it good.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082100)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 28th, 2020 @ 7:08pm CDT
It's just that I have FF8 Eidolons PTSD over action figures made out all of rubbery plastics.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082104)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 28th, 2020 @ 7:23pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Not surprised, this seems to be in line with other reviews I've seen.

Chuck- was there any indication of slipperyness or a "film" on the plastic of these figures? Also be fortunate your Prime had straight antenna, I've seen some bent in package.


None whatsoever. The plastic felt good, just not Hasbro 6" figure good. I think there might be some confusion. The plastic used for the RED figures is NOT soft and rubbery. It's firm, just not the quality we should expect.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082122)
Posted by william-james88 on September 28th, 2020 @ 10:32pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's firm, just not the quality we should expect.


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Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082125)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 28th, 2020 @ 11:07pm CDT
I’ve been on the fence with these guys, but seeing how short they are takes me firmly on the “not getting into it” side.

Aside from a few characters that may pop up, I’ll be steering clear of this line.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082131)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 28th, 2020 @ 11:40pm CDT
i think the RED series is way better looking than the Mega SCF
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Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082133)
Posted by transformers_va on September 29th, 2020 @ 1:03am CDT
Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but pre-orders for both Cheetor and Arcee can be found at Walmart here
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082258)
Posted by william-james88 on September 29th, 2020 @ 4:09pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but pre-orders for both Cheetor and Arcee can be found at Walmart here


Thanks! And yeah, I wrote an article about all the exclusives announced during PulseCon and where you could buy them, including these:

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... nes/45279/
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082260)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 29th, 2020 @ 4:48pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's firm, just not the quality we should expect.


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I legit laughed at this. I was really working them over too.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082653)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 2nd, 2020 @ 11:28pm CDT
I am considering cancelling my preorder through Walmart for Megatron and Soundwave...
That $40 is going to be nice to have for either SS86 figures, or maybe even the new MP Starscream.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082676)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 3rd, 2020 @ 12:05pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I am considering cancelling my preorder through Walmart for Megatron and Soundwave...
That $40 is going to be nice to have for either SS86 figures, or maybe even the new MP Starscream.


I would say that's a good idea. If you're still curious about them you can always double back later and get them at a sale price.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082729)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 3rd, 2020 @ 11:29pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I am considering cancelling my preorder through Walmart for Megatron and Soundwave...
That $40 is going to be nice to have for either SS86 figures, or maybe even the new MP Starscream.


I would say that's a good idea. If you're still curious about them you can always double back later and get them at a sale price.


Yeah I have a feeling that they won't be that difficult to find once available.
And I'd feel a lot better if I could get each for somewhere around $12-$15.
Preorder has been canceled!
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082797)
Posted by william-james88 on October 5th, 2020 @ 9:02am CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:And I'd feel a lot better if I could get each for somewhere around $12-$15.
Preorder has been canceled!


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Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082801)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 5th, 2020 @ 9:19am CDT
Not sure I'd trust the walmart pre-orders at this point anyway. All of the netflix figures were spotted at stores long before pre-orders were filled (and there are still outstanding wave 1 preorders). And people who pre-ordered the Wave 2 Earthrise figures are receiving beauty products and other things like that instead of the actual toys
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2082846)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 5th, 2020 @ 5:09pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Not sure I'd trust the walmart pre-orders at this point anyway. All of the netflix figures were spotted at stores long before pre-orders were filled (and there are still outstanding wave 1 preorders). And people who pre-ordered the Wave 2 Earthrise figures are receiving beauty products and other things like that instead of the actual toys


I've had a theory that I just can't shake, Walmart, Target, etc. will always make sure their brick and mortar stores are stocked before their online sites because they live off that foot traffic.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2083064)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 7th, 2020 @ 9:15pm CDT
Just watched a RED Soundwave review... I will be tempted to get these if I see them in a store.
The more I've thought about it, the more I'm okay with what some consider a lack of articulation;
I don't play with my figures... Especially in this case, it is 150% a display piece.
I don't need them positioned with one leg kicked forward, or doing the splits, or doing some sort of yoga/gymnastics pose... They'll be standing, and yeah, maybe in a semi-dynamic stance, but nothing crazy.
I'll still wait until they go on sale, but I have a feeling I'll end up with both Soundwave and Megatron.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2083150)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 8th, 2020 @ 4:32pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:Just watched a RED Soundwave review... I will be tempted to get these if I see them in a store.
The more I've thought about it, the more I'm okay with what some consider a lack of articulation;
I don't play with my figures... Especially in this case, it is 150% a display piece.
I don't need them positioned with one leg kicked forward, or doing the splits, or doing some sort of yoga/gymnastics pose... They'll be standing, and yeah, maybe in a semi-dynamic stance, but nothing crazy.
I'll still wait until they go on sale, but I have a feeling I'll end up with both Soundwave and Megatron.


If you're going to end up with two, those are the two best thus far.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers RED Wave 1 (2083183)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 8th, 2020 @ 10:03pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:Just watched a RED Soundwave review... I will be tempted to get these if I see them in a store.
The more I've thought about it, the more I'm okay with what some consider a lack of articulation;
I don't play with my figures... Especially in this case, it is 150% a display piece.
I don't need them positioned with one leg kicked forward, or doing the splits, or doing some sort of yoga/gymnastics pose... They'll be standing, and yeah, maybe in a semi-dynamic stance, but nothing crazy.
I'll still wait until they go on sale, but I have a feeling I'll end up with both Soundwave and Megatron.


If you're going to end up with two, those are the two best thus far.


Yeah, but even on sale, we'll see... Looking at all of the MP SS photos has me thinking that funds will need to be funneled toward that guy!

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