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Headrobots.com Hothead (Hardhead) Video Review

Posted on 10-06-2010 at 11:05 AM by Super_Megatron under Transformers Video Reviews
Views: 3,362 / Credit: optibotimus316 of the 2005 Boards!
chrisr291
wait? So is this out yet?
supervir2
I take it this heralds mass release! I've been waiting quite a while
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by chrisr291 View Post
wait? So is this out yet?
It's not out just yet...it's still up for preorder...but should be releasing later this month
chrisr291
Sweet, i'll have to consider ordering from Toy Arena next time.
Nerdicon
Great review as always.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Nerdicon View Post
Great review as always.
thank you kindly
Angelwave
Thank you so much for that review.

Oh man. Such a simple, yet extremely versatile upgrade that also looks fantastic. They did a great job incorporating it into the existing figure. I so can't wait to get this.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Angelwave View Post
Thank you so much for that review.

Oh man. Such a simple, yet extremely versatile upgrade that also looks fantastic. They did a great job incorporating it into the existing figure. I so can't wait to get this.
Glad to be able to bring it to you.

The versatility and playability with the various options really make this thing impressive to me. Not only that, but it's simple and looks great. My only regret would be the light on the figure is red..it'd be awesome to get a blue light in there to match with the blue visor on the head unit itself. That's not a fault of the upgrade set and i'm sure it'd be easy to replace the bulb...i just don't know how to do that sorta thing.
Mechafire
Been debating on buying this set, but after watching this, I think I'm definitely gonna order it later.
chrisr291
oh yeah, thanks for the review!
Chaos Muffin
Nice, must get!

Always loving your reviews OB.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Chaos Muffin View Post
Nice, must get!

Always loving your reviews OB.
Thank you for the compliment Glad it came across well
bulletthebluesky
Great review for a great upgrade set... just wish I had bought Hardhead that one time I saw him at Walmart. "Naw, I'll pick him up later" I said to myself... never to be seen again.
Kraken
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Originally Posted by bulletthebluesky View Post
Great review for a great upgrade set... just wish I had bought Hardhead that one time I saw him at Walmart. "Naw, I'll pick him up later" I said to myself... never to be seen again.
Same as, we never got Hardhead over here, but I turned my nose up at Onslaught so many times, even when he went on sale at half price, then as soon as I wanted him, can't be found bloody anywhere
SpicyRichter
Why do I always feel like Optibotimus is trying to sell me something?

Technically a great review though, nice work
SkyQuake
Great Review! Since you mentioned the LED, I might have to make a Radio Shack run. I'm pretty sure that they don't have Blue LEDs, but they definately have clear, and since the eyes are clear blue, it should work fine.
ckhtiger
man, it looks like the hasbro toy was designed around those pieces, not the other way around! I'll be excited to have this finally released. it's what's holding up me shipping a HUGE pile of loot from bbts.
MegaMoonMan
No G1 love?

Not liking how it has to be disassembled to attach it.

I want to know what the G1 neck adapter looks like on it. Can you keep the adapter on the headmaster without it looking dumb?
Megatronwp38
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Originally Posted by ckhtiger View Post
man, it looks like the hasbro toy was designed around those pieces, not the other way around! I'll be excited to have this finally released. it's what's holding up me shipping a HUGE pile of loot from bbts.
Same here!
Tirade
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Originally Posted by MegaMoonMan View Post
No G1 love?

Not liking how it has to be disassembled to attach it.

I want to know what the G1 neck adapter looks like on it. Can you keep the adapter on the headmaster without it looking dumb?
I'm guessing he doesn't have G1 Headmasters to show off the neck adapter. Otherwise we would have seen it in the video.

From what I've seen, the neck adapter looks just fine with the G1 HMs. Actually gives the G1 HM some head movement too (can turn the head). The top part of the adapter simulates the piece you see on the Onslaught/Hardhead mold after you take the original head off. The other side of the adapter is just your traditional HM meter gimmick clip in.

Here is a pic that Solscud007 took with Hothead and G1 Hardhead body:

Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by SpicyRichter View Post
Why do I always feel like Optibotimus is trying to sell me something?

Technically a great review though, nice work
If i like something and recommend it...wouldn't that be like selling someone something? lol so i guess you're right
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by SkyQuake View Post
Great Review! Since you mentioned the LED, I might have to make a Radio Shack run. I'm pretty sure that they don't have Blue LEDs, but they definately have clear, and since the eyes are clear blue, it should work fine.
that's a terrific idea...i only wish i knew how to swap the lights out
Tirade
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Originally Posted by optibotimus316 View Post
If i like something and recommend it...wouldn't that be like selling someone something? lol so i guess you're right
The money is always well spent when dealing with HeadRobots. I love their work. The Cobra was nice (I have every variation), but this Hothead offering is sensational.
MegaMoonMan
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Originally Posted by Tirade View Post
I'm guessing he doesn't have G1 Headmasters to show off the neck adapter. Otherwise we would have seen it in the video.

From what I've seen, the neck adapter looks just fine with the G1 HMs. Actually gives the G1 HM some head movement too (can turn the head). The top part of the adapter simulates the piece you see on the Onslaught/Hardhead mold after you take the original head off. The other side of the adapter is just your traditional HM meter gimmick clip in.

Here is a pic that Solscud007 took with Hothead and G1 Hardhead body:
I know what it looks like combined - I want to know what the headmaster looks like in robot mode with the adapter left on. Nobody has shown that yet.
CURAMEN
Awesome review as always, Sir!

Now, I'm really looking forward from getting this from ToyArena!
Tirade
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Originally Posted by MegaMoonMan View Post
I know what it looks like combined - I want to know what the headmaster looks like in robot mode with the adapter left on. Nobody has shown that yet.
So I'm guessing you don't like loose accessories then? Honestly, I don't think it will look that bad. Most of the adapter should be in the hole behind the hothead small head. The only part sticking up should be the classic tech spec meter part. But yeah, that would be nice to see in a picture or video.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by MegaMoonMan View Post
I know what it looks like combined - I want to know what the headmaster looks like in robot mode with the adapter left on. Nobody has shown that yet.
Uploading pictures now....
MegaMoonMan
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Uploading pictures now....
Sweet - I'm sure it will be appreciated by others than just myself.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by MegaMoonMan View Post
Sweet - I'm sure it will be appreciated by others than just myself.
I do apologize for not including it in my video. Because i don't have the G1 toy itself, i admit that i totally forgot about that aspect while filming. If you would like some more angles or anything else, let me know and i'll try to get better pictures...but here are a few...




katitas33
WOW WOW, I need to get this head, help me out again. what site can I find this head at?
MegaMoonMan
Thanks. It sticks out higher than I had hoped but it still looks ok.
Optibotimus
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Thanks. It sticks out higher than I had hoped but it still looks ok.
I think it's mostly because the actual head of the small headmaster figure was originally the connector to the body on the G1 figure. This upgrade seems more geared towards people with the Universe version and not so much the G1 figure so the engineering is a bit different and directed in that way. I could be wrong, but that's my guess.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by katitas33 View Post
WOW WOW, I need to get this head, help me out again. what site can I find this head at?
check your PMs
Ezilla82
You already know about what I said about this and its cool. I wonder does this set have a blaster for Duros, man because that would be nice.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Ezilla82 View Post
You already know about what I said about this and its cool. I wonder did this what a blaster for Duros, man because that would be nice.
believe it or not..the hands on the headmaster figure can hold LEGO figure weapons lol give that a try
Ezilla82
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Originally Posted by optibotimus316 View Post
believe it or not..the hands on the headmaster figure can hold LEGO figure weapons lol give that a try
well thats even better.
Chaos Prime
It's a real shame I never picked up Classics Hardhead, because now I want it.
TwinSpin
Brilliant. Just Brilliant.

Wish I had the Walmart thingy.
Weirdwolf
Never have been much on 3rd party stuff but this is just badass. I have to have it, especially since I'm a Headmaster fan. Can't wait till it's released.
kajobaldisimo
thanks for the review. if i was into headmasters, i definitely would pick this up. looks like a good quality 3rd party set.
Metal Chaos
Can he still transform with the headmaster still attached?
Fast_Draw
Thanks for the review. I grabbed the last Universe Hardhead that I've seen in the area a couple weeks ago for $25. I was on the fence about this, but this video combined with the eBay prices for the G1 guns helped me make my decision to order it. The eBay prices just for the guns are out of control. Ordering this is cheaper and it comes with more. It will start a new PoL for me so I won't get it until they get the next waves of Generations/Shield/Pursuit of Cobra singles.
megatroptimus
Cool kit but I'm a bit disappointed the face is showing on Hothead's back in robot mode. A little panel should have flipped down to cover it like on regular deluxe Headmasters.
Tirade
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
Cool kit but I'm a bit disappointed the face is showing on Hothead's back in robot mode. A little panel should have flipped down to cover it like on regular deluxe Headmasters.
Hmmm, seems like a rather minor issue IMO. It's not like the original G1 "flap" covered the entire head. Seemed rather silly to me. Almost like pretending there isn't a HM face. The face is just part of the HM gimmick. You can't really get around the issue. That panel "flap" has been more of a band-aide.
megatroptimus
It wasn't a band-aid for me. To leave the face visible is just lazy engineering.
Tirade
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It wasn't a band-aid for me. To leave the face visible is just lazy engineering.
Eh, I just don't understand how it's lazy engineering. That's me, though. Rather minor in the scheme of HM toys. I think all the work put into this upgrade is amazing. I'm not gonna lose any sleep over the "face showing" aspect.
C16
I'm having issues with the new head. As soon as I attach it and squeeze the two parts together, if I try turning it, the head splits open a bit and becomes loose. There doesn't seem to be a way to close the head around the neck and be able to turn it without loosening the way it holds together. Is there something I'm not doing right?
Grimlock_13
Awesome upgrade kit. I haven't been able to put Hardhead down since I got mine last Thusday. The face being visible in the ittle robot mode doesn't bother me at all since I'll rarely be taking it off the body anyway.

Bring on more Headrobots!

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