SS-40 Studio Series Shatter

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by wtrz, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Shmoptimus Prime

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    Looser than I’d like but they still hold a pose OK for the most part. They do pop off during transformation sometimes though which can get annoying. Still not as bad as my copy of SS01 bee. I will probably put future on the shoulders at one point but for now it’s fine.
     
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    There's a mold for a '71 Plymouth GTX but it ain't got rally lights, suspension and tires, and a roll cage. ;) 

    Alt modes like this will definitely be a "YMMV" kind of deal but I goddamn love rally and cars decked out for it. It's why I praise the alt mode so strongly.
     
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    someone mind measuring the alt mode length and robot mode height for me?
     
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    Not trying to criticize you at all. Just really frustrated with Hasbro's QC. As you say, they're literally selling 1/3 of the promised toy here.

    Another thought I had -
    I bought Cogman at the same time as Shatter. And he's actually kinda fun. But more to the point, his transformation is simple but fun and hes really solid (he even has ratchet joints and everything!). Its hard to believe that these two figures come from the same* "Premium Line".

    Adding insult to injury, is that Shatter is a really cool character from a new cool movie that's going to potentially revitalize the franchise and her figure (as well as VW-B and Dropkick) is kind of a throwaway slop. Meanwhile this non character from a shit movie is release with such loving care right at the same time. It's obnoxious and dumb.

    But mostly, I do think Hasbro has an obligation to present figures that don't completely fall apart when you touch them.

    * I realize that Cogman isn't actually from the same toyline. He's a repaint of a TLK figure. Which is another point of contention I have with the SS Line. SO MANY REPAINTS of characters that NO ONE CARES ABOUT!

    The SS line is really inconsistent, and its frustrating.
     
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    Oh no I get it, no offense taken. It's just tough when you appreciate alt modes and desire certain ones in the franchise but they come tied with "meh" figures like this. Personally I feel the Studio Series has been pretty strong thus far, barring two examples...this one and WWII 'Bee, another figure I desired due to alt mode alone.
     
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    Its the little things. Painted up the rally light bar. Makes the alt mode looks much better. Ain't perfect but it was as much effort for a shitty figure that I was willing to do.

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    It's a shame the robot mode isn't awesome, cause the alt mode looks awesome.
     
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    Yeeeaaahh...

    Alt mode is just baddass.

    That bot mode looks like a complete mess from here. It's not that cool looking, does not evoke that awesome character from the movie, and complaints from solid members saying it falls apart.

    Is it too shitty to hope the repaint fixes it? Hell..rusty bee is leaps and bounds better than the 1st release
     
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    For anyone interested I found this
     
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    The problem is that Camero Bee looks great so long as you don't touch it.
    Even if the joints and stability on this figure are fixed, you still end up with: a figure that is "not that cool looking, does not evoke that awesome character from the movie"

    I thought about putting nail polish on the shoulders and fenders that fall apart, but the end result still wouldn't be worth it for me.
     
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    She's a great figure especially with the mix of car and jet parts in bot mode, just needs some wings hanging off her back. Even her battlemask is an interesting feature though not seen in movie.
     
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    I thought she didn't have any jet parts in bot mode?
     
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    That was just when she first scanned the car mode, she got jet kibble later on.
     
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    Later runs of SS01 Bumblebee fixed the issues the original releases had; I'm sure if Shatter is released in another wave like BB was, they'll probably fix the looseness.
     
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    I am honestly fine with both modes. But yeah, the number of things that fall off during transformation is ridiculous. I did a pass with floor polish and it didn’t help much. I might give it another go to see if it helps at least with the shoulders.
     
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    There are definitely flaws with this figure, but I think that if she had a real face we'd all be a lot happier and more forgiving. Her face had so much character and it's just not here like it should be. Even though Dropkick's chopper figure is totally different than the movie version, the headsculpt is good and that makes me more forgiving. Also if she were more posable. I think she looks great just standing there looking intimidating, but she can't pull off most of the fight moves she used against Bee in the movie. She can kneel and hi-kick though!
     
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    I'm hoping someone makes a new head for her. I thought of buying the energon igniter one but I feel that's a bit big.
     
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    I outlined the eyes on the head. I also display the hood pieces upward, adds character 20190319_233839.jpg
     
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    Screenshot_20190323-063157~2.png Is this accurate? I really like her....maybe i will paint her head like this
     
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    Shatter fits right in on the "Cool but I wish it was a bigger figure made of sturdier plastic" shelf. I think she looks pretty boss in both modes but oh my god those shoulders during transformation tho.
     
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