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Transformers Reveal the Shield Turbo Tracks Pictorial Review

Posted on 10-09-2010 at 02:51 PM by Megablah under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
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Well it's Saturday and with it comes a nice surprise (and no, it's not me actually posting something.) Red Leader (TFW Supporter, owner of Kapow Toys, and all around nice chap) has splurged a bit on the bay of E and garnished a new Reveal the Shield Turbo Tracks which he has been so kind as to review for us today.

A bit of unfortunate news as he reports that it cannot do a flying car mode due to the placement of the wings. Otherwise this figure looks to be a near identical, more poseable, update to the G1 character.

Click on the title to see all of Red Leaders pictures and read his full impressions of the figure!
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Erector
Can't wait for him. Looks absolutely amazing!
Urluck
Wow, I think you just made me want this.
Deceptichage
Nice! Like the better pictures.
thenatureboywoo
The car looks 200% better here than any of the previous looks I've seen. Thanks for the pics man.
Toxicon
I can't wait for this guy!

By the way, Red, you getting Thunderwing any time soon?
Deceptigtar
hes got a backpack and a front pack. looks like you just snap the car in half and done.

i hate most autobot figs anways.

barf.
Tirade
Just a 6/10? Ouch. Seems kind of harsh. From what I've seen (and now heard), I think the biggest disappointment is no car flight mode. Other than that, I think he looks great. Not sure what else there is to complain about.

EDIT: I don't understand all the fuss about the "backpack." I think it's a nice nod to the original figure. It has a very similar feature.
Sy-Rein
Yep, glad I got this guy preordered. He's looking great!
exclusacon
I like this, got it preorder.....I never understood the whole backpack thing...the parts gotta go somewhere.
Red leader
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Originally Posted by Toxicon View Post
I can't wait for this guy!

By the way, Red, you getting Thunderwing any time soon?
If one pops up on the bay of E and I've got enough pocket money I'll grab one and review him asap, these guys are really the only thing I buy nowadays so dont mind paying the stupid prices, it gives me happy happy joy joy feelings a couple of months early, glad you liked the review man
giga-galvatron
i thought this thing had a car flight mode?
Toxicon
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Originally Posted by Red leader View Post
If one pops up on the bay of E and I've got enough pocket money I'll grab one and review him asap, these guys are really the only thing I buy nowadays so dont mind paying the stupid prices, it gives me happy happy joy joy feelings a couple of months early, glad you liked the review man
F5'ing eBay as we speak.
Laffa Taffa
he looks like an overall good transformer, but i don't think i'll be getting him since they didn't give him a corvette vehicle form.
Stryder Wolfe
he looks like a good candidate to repaint as wheeljack with a different head
Brooticus
Great looking Figure. Got Him and Jazz Pre-Ordered from Red Leader's Emporium of Plastic Crack today.

Hopefully a little rubbing alcohol and a spot of Reprolabel magic can sort those fugly flames...
Skywave
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Originally Posted by Brooticus View Post
Hopefully a little rubbing alcohol and a spot of Reprolabel magic can sort those fugly flames...
I hope too, I'd prefer a more "normal" flame design, will have to see what Takara do with him!

Nice pics too, gives a better idea of the toy look, and I like what i see But I guess no car with wings?
Kevin XI
All right, he's firmly on the want list. I prefer the original hood flames, but I don't really care. That goes for flying car mode as well.
Bravemaximike
NO FLYING CAR MODE!!!!!!!!
THAT'S, LIKE, TRACKS' THING MAN!!!!!!
It's like selling Ultra Magnus with no armor!!!! (oh, wait- they do that all the time).
I'll still get him! I think he's way cool, though reprolabels will help out with those flames, I'm sure.
I miss his longer G1 Sniper Rifle. Maybe I'll make him trade with Blurr.
Also, I miss his Faceplate. But I guess having a cartoon accurate Tracks is better than no Tracks at all.
Skalez Convoy
Im so getting this one... but does it look like he is wearing a turtle shell on his back? I mean its that or hes seriously got some junk in that trunk.
Love the pics though, thanks for sharing!!!
Murasame
I so wished they would make a classics version, as I always wanted him when I was a kid and never had him. But I don't like the way he looks

Wings are too short, car mode looks nothing like a corvette, robot mode sucks (especially his chest and his feet).

If it was only about the flames that I don't like either. Than there would be hope the Takara version would look better (where I was hoping for a red version of him). But a better paint job will not help it for me
artiepants
So, can you tell if he can be done up with the legs reversed if they do go the Wheeljack remold route with him? Because that shoo of the back sure makes it look like he can have "bonnet/hood shins"

Really impressed, the only thing I'm not feeling is the way the shoulder wheels are just kind of "hanging" out there - looks a little kibbly/sloppy. And yeah, the flames are terrible.
Seawing
sweeeet. can't wait for him to hit the shelves.
ORIO
Smashing lovey... Simply smashing.
Smokescreen
Nice review. It's a shame he doesn't have a flight mode, but that's a minor quibble. Overall, the figure looks pretty cool.
YoungPrime
Why is his pelvis behind his windshield??

It doesn't look right is he transformed correctly?
Angelwave
Y'know....from the back...he reminds me a bit of WFC Silverbolt. Only a bit more...um.....wide.

Still can't wait to get him though, hopefully Reprolabels can do a nice Flame sticker set for him. Tribals really don't work on cars............
Skylock
Not the most enticing figure from the upcoming batch, but still cool. Hopefully, the United line will make him look better.
MidnightBliss
I can't wait. Love him.
maltesefalcon
no wings in car mode, hmm... i smell third party add-on using rocket connections
Autobot Burnout
I for one think he is an excellent update for what Hasbro has been able to put into him. He's got the right colors, the weapondry is top-notch, all the visual cues in robot mode are there, I think he's just a good looking figure. The only problems I still have with the figure are the flame deco and the feet, but Reprolabels will undoubtedly make a set to fix the flames and as long as the feet are that good at poseability I'm not complaining.
Mechafire
I think this guy looks spectacular. Thanks for the review.
Sy-Rein
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Originally Posted by artiepants View Post
So, can you tell if he can be done up with the legs reversed if they do go the Wheeljack remold route with him? Because that shoo of the back sure makes it look like he can have "bonnet/hood shins"
It looks like his feet are attached to the front hood parts on the same ankle/support so they should be just as poseable as his feet, both parts look to also be on ball-joints off that support. Also the waist, I assume, must rotate for the transformation to work. So all thats left would be the knees, so if they can reverse the thighs for the knee joints to bend the right way and then remove Tracks' knee pads to allow clearance then it should work just fine.

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Originally Posted by YoungPrime View Post
Why is his pelvis behind his windshield??

It doesn't look right is he transformed correctly?
I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one pic where his pelvis looked like it was below the windshield so I'm hoping that is still a mistransformation for these pics.
ZEGR
very nice review man,as for the figure itself hm...i kinda expected more,not that its bad...just a few things im not so sure about
Megatron31
i would be happy if they repaint it white and give it a different head and call it wheeljack
Trailbreaker77
Nice this is one of my most wanted figures of this new line.
Anguirus
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I think the biggest disappointment is no car flight mode.
What? Like, the only thing I even know about Tracks is that he does that. Bah.
Tirade
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What? Like, the only thing I even know about Tracks is that he does that. Bah.
Yeah, that is probably the biggest downer about him. The only negative IMO. Could a 3rd party group work on this? Maybe. I still think the wings would be off in car mode (if they use the same missile attachment area).
supervir2
Looks good enough for me.
Abrogate
I dunno what all the complaining's about. He looks just like G1 Tracks in bot mode but with more articulation. That's all I care about.
Dr MegsG1
So, with Wheeljack in mind... some thoughts on the retooling of Tracks:

1) There's definitely a panel on the trunk/boot where a spoiler attaches (similar to the skyroof panel for Ironhide/Ratchet, Prowl/Bluestreak, etc) which will probably be styled to match the G1 look. Obviously there will be a new head, I do think it would be neat to have light-piping glow-ears in blue.
2) Keeping the wings undeployed (if Hasbro doesn't remove them outright), the design resembles the E.J.Su/IDW design, where they used the doors to emulate the G1 "wings." I wonder if they'll have new rockets for WJ.
3) The wheels look like they can rest facing out to the sides, better emulating the original G1 design. We saw this in previous in-hand photos due to mistransformation.
4) The legs absolutely rotate, and gives us the hood-shins and fender-feet of the original. The knees bend both ways, but the knee-guard might interfere. I wonder if Hasbro has intentions of remolding that to allow the different transformation? I doubt it, it's not an area Hasbro usually retools. Oh well, that's what x-acto knives are for, right?
OptionZero
Can't the waist be extended downward more?
Tirade
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Originally Posted by Abrogate View Post
I dunno what all the complaining's about. He looks just like G1 Tracks in bot mode but with more articulation. That's all I care about.
Agreed. He's darn near perfect.
Ezilla82
I dig him already. So he doesn't have a flight mode thats cool, some people already had the idea of the third party thing doing that and thats great. Now IMHO I like the tribal flame job its different, creative, and kinda badass. Still he's on the want list and I'm cool with that thanks Red Leader for the review.
amd098
is it possible to get a picture of him next to cybertron hotshot (or any of his repaints)?
Im doing a custom, and want to know if the heads are similar in size
katitas33
amazing, amazing, amazing
I am getting at least two.
95% like G1.
"NOW HASBRO" make me "FORTRESS MAXIMUSSSSSSSSS"
SarahMobius
I love Tracks, so I had very high hopes for this toy... and... well...

The lack of flying-car mode kills me... I'm so disappointed.
The chest still looks odd to me. I think I can get over that though.
The hood will be repro-labeled (just like the alternator Tracks) but I don't absolutely hate it as is.

Overall I feel this toy could have been better, but probably not at its price-point.
megatroptimus
Looks cool, too bad there's no (silly) flight mode though.
DJW107PRIME
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hes got a backpack and a front pack. looks like you just snap the car in half and done.

i hate most autobot figs anways.

barf.
Ah no one asked you Decipti bum I think it's ace's I'll be picking him up and if they remold him to Wheeljack I'll get that as well.
TCracker
Awesome pics! I will have him

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