Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Video Reviews' started by Peaugh, Jun 30, 2014.
Didn't realize those chest panels were like that. Is it some thin plastic they are attached with. Looked like they were on strings. Still cool though. Its not like I play with my toys so he'll pose on a shelf and look cool no matter how many parts come off him.
you'll want to mention those swivel arms can be tightened. the video makes it look like a problem.
They're on ball joint hinges attached to the nose cone.
I haven't been following this nor was interested in a G1 Skyfire. But that excessive partsforming and the way the torso flops around doesn't do it for me. I'd imagine anyone getting it would keep it in bot mode.
Those chest pieces during transformation reminded me of when girls don't wear a sports bra to the gym! Yikes Kronos. They also look and sounded pretty hollow.
Not to mention that right arm holding the gun seemed loose/floppy. Were the legs solid or hollow once extended? Kronos reviewed in under 13 minutes? Seemed like you skimmed over a few points of interest Peaugh. I've seen you give MUCH more detailed reviews on the components of much less anticipated figures. You hardly even touched on the "fixed" crotch gap. We keep hearing that was only in the test shot and would be fixed in the final version. Woulda been nice to see the backside of how it pegs together. Also woulda been nice to see the ball jointed pulley system they used for the chest transformation. That was news to me and woulda been nice to focus on. I don't typically say this after your reviews, but I'm still on the fence...
he said the right arm just needed the screws tightened. not floppy anymore.
Yeah I went and read that in the comments on the other thread just now. What about the other concerns?
during transformation it turns into a ratchety floppy mess just like the Ultimate Bumblebee figure.
and wow, underneath the alt mode is a humungous disappointment full of empty space and gaps.
to me it looks like a 60/100 figure (another words 3 out of 5 stars)
and what's up with the feet. I'm pretty sure they were mistransformed in alt. mode.
I want to like it, I used to like it alot (obsessively so), but the more I'm seeing it, especially now in the review, he looks sorta mediocre. alot of partsforming. Such a shame.
It's a very nice interpretation of the Cartoon Skyfire in toy form, in fact...., it's the best looking to date (granted it's the ONLY Skyfire toy in existance right now).
I give it a C+ since the transformation is basic at best.
Hoping once I get it inhand I'll change my opinion. and hey I can always trade it or sell it if I don't like it, eh?
Thanks so much for the review Peaugh, you really helped put things into perspective for me.
The chest pieces ARE hollow. They're sturdy and fine, but they're not filled in with plastic for the sake of filling them in with plastic. And this is a personal thing, but I don't really get the "OMG IT FLOPS DURING TRANSFORMATION." It pegs all together in both modes, and being a little loose by design during transformation saves a lot of wear and tear on the toy. The arm was a loose screw, but even then not nearly as bad as people keep trying to make it sound in the main thread. I wasn't aware the crotch gap was a huge deal, I don't really follow the main thread since most of it has been crap for months. The crotch pegs together just fine, as shown in the video, I'm not sure what showing the back would have done. Same with the chest pulley system, they flip around and fold down just like I showed in the video, I'm not usually aware people are so desperate to see how each and every piece of engineering works. It was the same kind of video I'd do for any other figure. 13 minutes was how long it took, and I was consciously trying not to needlessly ramble like I usually can and not go off on tangents, which has been something I'm working on in all my reviews. I know this one has had some drama behind it and was eagerly anticipated, but I also kind of feel like that's made a lot of people want to find anything they can to pick it apart. Like Scoria, it's not an OMG SECOND COMING SO PERFECT toy, but it's a a good solid figure.
That really wasn't intended as a rant and wasn't really directed at you specifically, but you mentioned several of the other nitpicks I've seen in one place so it was the easiest to respond to without quoting several posts.
I need to reiterate that that Robot mode does look pretty fantastic, and I'm glad his waist doesn't really swivel when the backpack is attached since it didn't swivel in the show.
I absolutely love the gun. he really did an amazing job of capturing it's toon likeness.
I love the hands and face as well. And since I personally have a huge affinity towards this character, it's a no-brainer purchase. and I'm sure despite my gripes, I'm gonna dig him.
Hopefully once I get him in hand it'll rekindle my obsession.
I'm dying to make him stand on one hand while shooting with the other hand.
Oh, it's all good, Like I said I wasn't blasting anyone and we all dig different things, and if you're not liking it after the video then hey, it's not for you. I've just had a bunch of comments lately that make me feel like somehow *I'm* the jerk because I say "hey, I like this." I like Kronos. Is it the best thing ever? No, but I feel like it's a really neat figure.
I am sold on him and thanks Peaugh for the review.
I think he looks great. Thanks for the video, however there was about five things I wanted to see and your hand got in the way...
this video confirms my fears..cancel pre-order
Thanks for the review. Still feeling good about pre-ordering this guy. I grew up with G1, so parts-forming doesn't really bother me. Waiting to ship Scoria along with Kronos. Starting a shelf just for Dinobots, so this guy will take Grimlock's old spot in the display!
Thanks for the review, Peaugh. I really don't like the transformation (which is a huge part of the fun of MP figures for me), and the feet sticking out like that in jet mode don't look good at all... But for all of that, I still really like it for some reason. There's no denying he looks superb in robot mode, and I always wanted a cartoon-accurate Skyfire as a kid (as much as I loved Jetfire). So, yep, still looking forward to this. I hope mine doesn't have a chip on the end of his nose, though.
Thank ya kindly for the tasteful response Peaugh. While I can't say ALL of my concerns are squashed, I did preorder with Toy Dojo last night after watching your review. The price of admission for me is the robot mode. While the transformation still doesn't look sturdy, he did look solid once in bot mode.
I guess reviews vary from bot to bot, and we are probably a bit guilty in terms of anticipation and hype for this guy, but it wasn't as detailed of a review of let's say... the FP Stunticons. Especially M3. You were pretty in depth with all of those guys and just didn't seem to have the same vim and vigor with Kronos. Except for on the hands, Peaugh loves him some articulated fingers.
All in all though, thanks for the review AND for the response. If you take a step back and think about it, you are in the position that some people don't make a move on getting a toy unless you give it the go ahead. And while you never openly bash anything, you are more excited about some things than others. So I'd like to think that we as buyers have to decipher how you really feel about something based on how thoroughly you review it (cause they ALL can't be great). Just something that crossed my mind. Still a fan, looking forward to that Mindwipe/ Sigma L review.
I imagine it would've been mentioned if it was an issue, and it looked pretty smooth, but is it a painless transformation? Because there are definitely some "oh-shit-please-God-just-let-this-work" moments with the MP Datsuns and Scoria. So now, when I'm buying MPs, I fear transformations that have an element of stress associated with them. I like to play with my expensive toys a little too much...
The updated paint on his face really lets the headsculpt shine. Thanks for the review!
I still really like what I'm seeing here. Simple transformation, but you know what, I like simpler stuff these days. I like the flexibility being able to flip between both modes quickly.
As long as he's solid and locked together in both modes, what happens during the transform isn't that big a deal to me.
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