Generations Warpath Review

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  1. maximus_73

    maximus_73 Well-Known Member

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    Warpath is my favorite transformers, and I've waited for 25 yrs for this figure. Just got him yesterday, and he is an awesome figure. I was not dissapointed at all, H-tank is not even bother me at all. I give him 9/10, would get 10/10 if he is voyager or leader class, or better yet Masterpiece treatment.
     
  2. TheTFReview

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    He looks nothing like the Scarab... He looks like the Scorpion Tank! Boom Shakalaka!
     
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    Last for awhile? I thought Generations was continuing through the movie....
     
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    very cool. I wish they would run the movie line and generations line side by side...I would wager they would bothplay welloff on another. C'mon hasbro...give us both at once.
     
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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Hasbro has said that a few times, with no indication otherwise. But all it takes is one guy making a negative assumption based on past patterns for the fandom to roll into a little ball and echo it as fact.
     
  6. Red leader

    Red leader Well-Known Member

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    Not wht the phasing plans states for the next few months but hey what do we know, we only sell em after all :sly2: 
     
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    cool
     
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    I'm normally not the kind of guy that get easily won over by new TFs, but dear Lord, Warpath has me reduced to a slobbering fanboy!!! :thumbs2: 
     
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    This!

    Gimme bazillion other repaints now!?!
     
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    Brakescream F&@king Twist Ties!

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    Apparently they're repainting him into Hardhead so there's one. :) 

    Just pre-ordered my Warpath from All The Cool Stuff. Can't wait.
     
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    I like how the treads don't have to be broken to transform him. Most tanks or treaded construction vehicle transformers require the treads to be broken into sections. I always wondered how they would stay attached to the robot in the real world.

    The only other TF I can think of where the treads stay intact is Armada Scavenger/Energon Treadbolt.
     
  12. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    Assemblies that pull back loose track links and hold them together in the space that they go into. Mechanisms that when going back to alt mode, extend the track links and reconnects them into the full track belt. Or, like ROTF Bludgeon and have them hanging off robot mode in an armor motif. I particularly liked how Brawl had it in the 1st movie where the tracks spool up right up onto his shoulders.
     
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    I guess all that makes sense. About as much sense as giant transforming robots from space, anyway. :) 

    Thanks!
     
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    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Warpath is complete win !!!!! But I need to find Wheeljack and T-cracker as well.
     
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    cooldeal99 my hero is me

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    thats one sweet looking figure.and im glad bbts got some more pre orders up cause i know it was gonna be hard to find this figure in my area
     
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    I pre-ordered mine yesterday which I was pleased about as I missed out on Kapow's pre-order.
     
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    Do we have a release date for Warpath? And what else wil be in the wave with him?
     
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    This will probably be my last TF for while (when he comes out) and I think he will be well worth it.
     
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    2 Thundercrackers
    2 Wheeljacks
    2 Warpaths
    1 Scourge
    1 Kup

    Of course...there is never a street date. However he has been released over seas already. And probably will be getting here by next week at the online retailers. BBTS re-open their preorder for the three you need right here:

    Generations 2011 Series 04 - Set of 3 - Transformers 2010 - 2011 Transformers Generations - Deluxe
     
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    An eBay one arrived here in Swindon today. My thoughts:

    Generations Warpath

    Poor Warpath. He's not had much fortune with his re-imagined versions. First we get Movie Warpath, a repaint that you look at and thing "Why have they called that Warpath when Warpath's a tank?" until it hits you that the missile in the chest is kinda like Warpath's gun barrel. Then we get Universe Legends Warpath, a doubly cursed toy in that it was released in tinsy tiny numbers just before the second film came out (I can see two carded on eBay for £15 each. £15 for a Legend ? ? ? ?) and that a section of molding on the toy stops the turret from spinning meaning it's pointing backwards in robot mode. So when a new Generations version was announced we were all pleased.... until we realised that he'd be in the last wave of Generations toys before the 2011 movie came out and everyone's limited availability alert sounded again. I have one pre ordered. But when I spotted an eBay auction for one, a month ahead of release and at a reasonable price I jumped on it.

    My first thought on seeing Warpath straight out of the box was "You're a bit small". The Tank mode has a footprint of 10.5cm x 8.5cm and is coloured a burgundy red, with a small amount of grey plastic and some silver highlights, especially on the treads.

    It's time for the Transformers Tank Test!

    Does the turret turn? Yes, a full 360 degrees and I didn't even have to saw anything off this time.
    Does the barrel elevate? Yes!

    100% pass for Generations Warpath.

    I've seen Warpath described as an H tank, which I guess means the treads on either side and not much in the middle. That's a tad unfair. Yes the body of the tank begins 1cm further back than the front of the treads, but from there it stretches all the rest of the way back. Each side of the vehicle is actually formed from two treads, each with a wheel embedded in the underside and a small gap between the font and the back tread, very similar to the look employed for Universe Legends Warpath except that the slope forward (assuming you corrected your Legends version) is less pronounced on the Generations version. The front treads are rock solid in relation to the rest of the toy, but the back ones can be pushed down on if you pick the toy up. There's a tab on each that fits into a slot in the body and the slot has no restraint along the bottom of it. Each rear tread has a screw hole on the top near the front. I'd hoped these would be 5mm holes so I could plug some of my cache of 5mm peg weapons into the tank but alas it's not. They are however 4mm holes which although less used than the larger diameter does allow you to plug in the guns for Topspin, Twin Twist, Hot Rod, Classics Rodimus and thus Fansproject Sidearm and Targetroid Hot Flame.

    The hatch on the turret opens revealing the robot's face within the turret. Yes you could raise the head up, turn it round and push it back in so the rear of the head is facing up but it's a tight, tight fit going in that way round and you'll be looking for a screwdriver to lever it out again. The turret has two additional weapons attached to it: To your left (from the front) is a dark grey missile launcher which fires a single burgundy missile, most of which sticks out the back of the launcher. To your right is a four barrelled grenade launcher array. Both weapons can be folded out to the sides or inwards closer to the turret. It a shame that these are attached weapons: a c-clip would have allowed the same motion and made them removable so they could be used on other toys or clipped onto the 3mm bars that Warpath has, two on each side of the vehicle, mounted on top of each tread portion.

    Transformation: Pull back on the turret rotating it back 180 degrees so it's upside down and pointing out the back of the toy having brought much of the top of the middle of the tank with it. Fold both parts of what was in front of the turret forwards and then bring the turret back forward, using the joint in the middle of the robot's back, not the one on the waist that you used before. For each forward tread, pull it's base slightly out to the side, pulling it off it's tab. Fold the back of the tread forward bringing them so the base of the tread faces out the front of the tank. Separate the front of the tank in two to form them legs. Rotate each leg in 90 degrees at the thigh, then fold the tank tread foot back locking on to the end of the leg. Fold the rear treads down 90 degrees. Look at the top of each tread, now on the back of the toy, and open the door you find there, under the 3mm bar, out to the side. Fold the tank tread forward 180 degrees to form the lower arm. Fold the fists out. Close the arm doors. Fold the turret weapons up towards the body so they're not restricting the arms. Open the turret hatch and fold the nose up. Push the gun barrel back into the turret.

    Warpath's robot mode is 13cm high by 8.5cm wide, the same as the vehicle mode. The robot retains the "tank treads as feet" look from original Warpath, but now makes them separate feet with fully articulated legs. The upper body formed from the turret and head out for the turret hatch are also from the older toy and while the arms look like they're a deviation from the original design with the added articulation, you'll find that the original's arms are also formed from the rear portion of the tank treads with the actual tread as the underside of the arms like here. The head looks like that of the original, but I'm slightly disapointed to see it has black eyes, with a black plate in the back of the head. It's obviously designed to be lightpiped and the black plastic doesn't show up elsewhere so why didn't they give him a clear lightpipe?

    Articulation isn't bad: the feet tilt a little backwards and forwards, the knees bend, there's a thigh swivel and ball jointed hips. No waist but the head turns although it's a little hard to get a decent grip on it due to the turret hatch raised behind the head. The shoulders turn and swing out to sides, there's a low bicep swivel and a bending elbow that will bend a full 90 degrees but moves very stiffly for the last 20 or so of them. His hands are closed fists with 5mm peg holes - RESULT! I see you RTS Optimus Prime and your stress marked open hands that won't properly grip half my weapons. A 3mm bar has ended up over the front of each lower leg and the top of each wrist allowing the robot mode to be tooled up too. When the arms are raised there's a curious gap at the top of the wrists. This does allow you to place weapons inside the forearm, like Generations Wheeljack's Wrenches/Guns or RTS Tracks' missiles, and have them protrude from the front of the wrist above the hand. The 4mm screw holes have ended up on the back of shoulder so you can use that to store weapons on or mount shoulder cannons in this mode.

    For a bit of fun you can get a different leg transformation out of the toy: Detach the foot from the leg and fold the front of the leg in. Rotate each leg out to the sides 90 degrees at the waist and peg together. Yes you loose all the leg articulation but the tank treads out to the sides of the feet look quite interesting.

    When it comes down to it, Generations Warpath reminds me of Universe Legends Warpath, but upscaled. Yes there's some tweaks in the transformation here and there with the feet and the arms but essentially these two are the same toy at a different scale with the barrel retreating into the turret, rear treads becoming the arms and front treads & tank body becoming the legs. That's no bad thing as Legends Warpath is my probably favourite toy of that size and the changes made to the transformation are nice little tweaks that take advantage of the larger size to get more articulation for the robot.

    Top toy, love him to bits.

    Warpath is due to be released in the USA in late March/early April 2011 in a Generations case which probably won't be available for long due to the Dark of the Moon toys hitting in May. He is not scheduled to be released in the UK, and has no Japanese release scheduled due to United ending in March. If you want one of these, don't hesitate: buy one as soon as you're able to as my feeling is availability will be limited. Yes Hasbro have said at Toyfair that Generations will continue through 2011 but at this moment in time there's not much sign of that happening.

    Future Repaints

    Warpath's Instructions show an alternate head sculpt which looks a lot like Headmaster Hardhead so I think a green version of this is on the horizon somewhere.