Titans Return Alpha Trion

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  1. alteisen99

    alteisen99 Active Member

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    1st time posting something substantial. Wave 2 is out in our country so I'll post a quick write up.

    Robot-Mode:

    It's a pretty stocky looking Alpha Trion. More Orc than wizard in my opinion. The colors are nice and punchy, which complements the clear orange bits and the painted silver. Nothing hollow is visible. The hollow thighs are hidden partially by the loin cloth.

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    The head itself is rather angry looking. As all Titans return voyager has some spring loaded gimmick (not sure as this is my 1st Titans Return figure), Alpha Trion gets some head extensions which makes him look like transmetal 2 megs in silhouette. Also, I've seen samples where the paint for the eyes ended up giving him a visor.

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    Articulation is pretty decent. It lacks a waist joint, and the ankle lacks side to side tilts, but its wide enough to actually not matter very much. Swinging the legs to the front can be scary as mine was pretty tight. It comes with a sword (shown) and a gun that resembles a claw.

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    Altmodes:

    Transformation is pretty straight-forward and is super simple. I like how everything has a peg that connects solidly in all modes.

    It transforms into a decent looking battle ship. The sword can only store on the right side, as the left one has a peg that prevents the sword from sitting flush. The gun mentioned earlier can peg on top of the ship.

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    The headmaster can sit in the orange cockpit, or stand on the deck (which has 4 tiny pegs).

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    As all voyagers so far are triple changes, he also transforms into a lion. A unicorn lion. He's pretty much best left static at this point as posing him will make him look awkward. It's also pretty interesting how the robot hands are the actual lower jaw of the lion. Kinda-wish it's eyes were painted though.

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    The Headmaster is Sovereign, which looks a bit optimus prime--ish (I dont know if it's referencing something). It's also devoid of any paint details.
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    Overall, It's pretty good if you're ok with a chunky squat-looking Alpha Trion. It has decent heft, and is pretty poseable.

    *adding pics of the side and with the head ornaments down. He reminds me of undertaker for some reason without the side details.
     

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  2. Yaujta

    Yaujta NOT Randy Butternubs. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice write-up!

    I have yet to see a picture of this figure that makes it look worth the price. Nothing here is appealing in the slightest.
    Oh well.
     
  3. Slingshot

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    Awesome review! I'm looking forward to Alpha Tripn the most from the upcoming Voyager wave. The Lion mode is interesting, and the Space Ship alt. mode is decent, but I find the robot mode very appealing.
     
  4. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the review! I just can't seem to like this mold. I like the concept as I have wanted the old Botcon concept Alpha Trion from Beast Machines Snarl since it was revealed. The mashup of the 2 modes just doesn't work for me. If he had been a lion OR a cruiser I think I would have liked it more.
     
  5. Purple Heart

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    The titanmaster's design is based off of the Minicon Safegaurd, that came with Cybertron/Galaxy Force Vector Prime.

    This looks to be the best voyager in the line thus far, I'm super excited to finally have an Alpha Trion in my collection.
     
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  6. Liege Prime

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    Thanks! Nice review.

    Not exactly the A3 figure I wanted, but since I have little choice, I will be getting him. The worst thing about him, besides A3 just not having anything to do with being a beast, is that super broad waist above his loin cloth. Just looks odd. Since the beast claws and arm are wrapped around the sides of his torso, I wonder if there is an alternate way to transform him?
     
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    nice write up!

    request please, it looks like the "ears" on the robot mode can fold down, can you do a picture of it with the ears down and do a side by side? the head look to bulky like that. but then again, it might look fine in person and it just may not photograph well.
    thanks a lot!!!
     
  8. ex dtw2003

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    Great review. Wacky figure that I have no desire for.
     
  9. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Finally an alpha Trion toy. But it just doesn't appeal to me :( 
     
  10. Soundwinder

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    I'll get a remold if they do away with the weak-ass lion-mode.

    The lion is sufficiently chunky that I can definitely see a Broadside repaint. I really do like its spaceship mode. However the lion mode suffers from every single common flaw of a beast mode, and the robot mode just doesn't impress in any way.

    I do LOVE that sword, though. If I saw this on steep clearance I'd buy it for the sword and head master.
     
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    You can thank Botcon and the decade of associating Alpha Trion with Beast Wars and their failed attempts at a Alpha Trion toy most recently the one that got relabeled and repurposed as Cheetor.
     
  12. Megatron31

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    I think this takes the cake for most mis matched altmodes to character.

    I really want to see who this figure is ment to be cause I dont think its Alpha
     
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    I hope not lio convoy. I want thatfigure, but I think using that mold it would still suck. I'd be fine with a western release of the deluxe Legends version.
     
  14. GoLion

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    Interesting figure. I'm nog entirely sure I want the toy, but if I see it in retail I'll pick it up.
     
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    What alt mode wouldn't be mis-matched?

    To me this is like Alpha Trion before he's so old he can't do shit worth a damn.
     
  16. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    I think this one looks sweet as hell.
     
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    Me too. He's got that kickass battlemage look to him.
     
  18. microclone

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    I like the way the robot curves are replaced by lots straight lines on the ship mode.
     
  19. Fallout

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    this looks cool as shit. it's got its flaws but i wouldn't mind this one if it can be modded to not be a headmaster.
     
  20. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Prime/Meg/Bee/SS completist

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    I wonder what kind of repaints we'll get from that mold. Lio Convoy/Leo Prime? Leobreaker/Ligerjack?
     

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