Titans Return Legends Class Rewind

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  1. Autobot Burnout

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    8/1/16 EDIT - NOW WITH PICTURES!

    Anyway, didn't originally plan on picking up this guy, but when I noticed in-package he has the MTMTE head with the little camera detail, what's $10 these days given inflation? Hopefully he'd be better than the only other 'revised' tape figure I bought, which was CW Buzzsaw (decent enough but not spectacular and riddled with problems in my opinion).

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    Robot mode was surprisingly excellent EXCEPT for the arms, which I'll get to in a moment. But the head has a swivel neck AND a very good hinge joint used for transformation that allows him to look up and down - almost as if it was a compact ball joint but with the head staying flush to the neck plate. The feet aren't really arictulated but the footprint overall is good, with great range for the legs and knees, and the shoulders are servicable enough.

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    But goddamn this guy really needed better elbows, the fact there's a double-joint reserved only for transformation while the too-high-mounted single hinge elbows only go 90 degrees really hurt this toy in the arm posability department, but the rest of the joints do negate some of these problems.

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    The strength in his arms is extremely good, though, since he's able to dual wield two Titanmaster vehicle weapons with minimal fuss.

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    Smartphone/Microcassette/Microcassette player mode is decent - love the blatant cassette on the smartphone screen makes it look like a tape player in its own right. The gun storage in the style of a stylus in one of the arms is also very clever. Not a fan of the stickers being to easily damaged by being at easily colliding tips on the legs, though - Buzzsaw and pretty much all the tapes have this issue and while I get the reason for it, I feel Hasbro still could have done better to preserve the longevity of foil stickers since I've only transformed this guy TWICE extremely carefully and the edges are already starting to fray.

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    Points for a dummy audio jack port, though, feels like the old Real Gears back in 2007. Suffice to say this is NOT a 5mm compatible port.

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    Tank mode is certainly better than the forklift 'thing' Buzzsaw is, and while kind of a pain to attach the gun having an elevation hinge like a tank for this mode is a nice touch.

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    While one of the more questionable and 'this feels tacked on' methods of Titanmaster integration, he does have the pegs on the turret top to accomidate two of them.

    Still, Overall, this is a solid toy with one or two minor faults and as long as you mind the stickers and more importantly do not for a second forget to take out the gun from his arms before trying to fold them back, he's a nifty little plaything.

    And to invoke the spirit of Monty Python, now for something completely different:

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    I regret nothing.

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    So close to true headmaster status!

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    ...screw it that's close enough.

    Better gallery here by another user: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...turn-legends-class-rewind-3.html#post13791546
     
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  2. payres

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    Head ok on yours? Loose as anything on mine!
     
  3. Anguirus

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    My dog has given Rewind a very positive review, on some aspects that you don't typically see covered. Unfortunately, this has left him in like-post-Overlord condition. :( 
     
  4. lordcryotek

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    Your dog's part of the DJD (The Doggy Justice Division).
     
  5. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Mine too. Time to break out the Acrylic Floor Polish (sorry I refuse to say Future, because they don't make that anymore).
     
  6. Rewind

    Rewind Data Slug

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    Easily the best TF toy to be released in quite some time.
    But I may be biased.
     
  7. payres

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    Rewind

    A tank mode isn't what you automatically associate with Rewind who is usually depicted as being a tape. But in 2014 the Transformers Subscription Service did Rewind & Eject as repaints, with new heads, of United Rumble & Frenzy. It's the second Legends tank mould after Megatron, which was reused as Warpath, and, As FOC previously showed us, a a toy mould for one tape robot will do fine for all four so we can expect to be seeing a bit more of of it.

    So tank test time:

    Does the gun barrel elevate? YES! Hurrah, pleased about this.

    Does the turret turn? NO! A little disappointing as this has been done in the size, and smaller, but I can live with this here where at deluxe and larger I'd be cross.

    The tank rolls along courtesy of three small wheels in the underside. Titanmaster comparability is provided by two pairs of foot pegs on the turret's roof so a pair of Titanmasters can stand side by side. They're probably the best footpegs on any Titans Return Legend so far too, no complaints about them. A small unintended extra is provided in tank mode: there's a 5mm peg hole in the side which can be used for mounting extra weapons. The hole's official use becomes becomes apparent during transformation:

    Start by removing any Titanmasters. Pull the weapon forwards away from the turret: it's rear is a two pronged fork with a dimple on each fork's inner edge which fits into a pair of slots on the turret. The turret splits in two down the middle, with one slot on each half so the gun is actually holding the turret together, and folds out to the sides. Fold the tops of the tank forward, with one of the Titanmaster pegs recessing into a hole in the tank tread. Place the gun in the recess of the side of the tank.

    Now the hole is at the bottom of the recess for the gun, lying beneath the handle. Now I see it in tape mode the handle doesn't quite stretch into the hole which makes me wonder why it's there! But bonus points for storing the weapon in this mode! As per the other Titans Returns "Tapes" he's more an iPod, complete with 3.5mm audio jack socket on the bottom, than a tape but since this mode fits in Blaster or Soundwave tape it is. Up is defined by the direction of the Autobot symbols on the front of the toy which amusingly has a tape detail pattern on it.

    I must relay a conversation I had with my son Jonathan, who is starting to like Transformers thanks to the RiD cartoon, about this toy and the weapons storage:
    Half an hour later....
    DO NOT FORGET TO REMOVE THE WEAPON BEFORE STARTING TO TRANSFORM TO ROBOT MODE!

    The first step in the transformation involves folding the bottom of each side up to lie alongside the toy in the same configuration they are for the turret. You will damage the gun if you leave it in place and we'll see an awful lot of bent tank barrels in years to come! Pull each turret half out to the sides so they're alongside the top of the toy which now forms a T shape. Rotate each turret half down & back 90°. Reverse the toy so you're looking at the tank's underside and can see a 5mm socket facing forward from the end of each bar of the T shape. Pull the black tan treads to the sides, exposing the robot's lower legs, fold down at the knees and then rotate each lower leg in 90°. Fold the bottom of the leg up to form a foot. Split the top half of the toy in two and fold the bars of the T shape to the sides to become the arms. Open the chest, fold the head out and close the chest. Place the gun in the 5mm peg hole hand.

    The robot mode is going for a very More Than Meets The Eye appearance for Rewind: While the chest is the traditional design the shoulders have a red outline round the panels and the head has a camera moulded into the side which, if I'm honest, could do with a small dab of red paint on it. The head sculpt in general is superb which unfortunately is spoilt somewhat by the quality control on mine: the joint on the head is very loose to the point you could hold the toy by the head and spin it round. Sadly the neck platform is also a little loose too so it tends to rock backwards & forwards a bit. The arms feel very blocky and chunky but he can hold his weapon in his hand which makes him better than the original straight off! You can also peg the weapon into the extra hole, which is now on the side of the right arm. Articulation is good, shoulders shrug up to the sides and are ball jointed, bicep swivels & bending elbows plus ball jointed hips & knees plus the aforementioned dodgy neck joint.

    Despite the dodgy neck joint easily the best Eject they've done so far which is good as this is a "get used to it, you'll see it again a few more time" mould as they do Rumble, already scheduled in Wave 2, then Eject & Frenzy.
     
  8. ex dtw2003

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    Can we please get some photos up in here?
     
  9. Snake_eyes1975

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    No offense, But I dont think reviews should go up without pics. At least the 1st post should have pics, or it should not be considered for the thread.
     
  10. T16skyhopp

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  11. BWfan86

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    Pics?
     
  12. ex dtw2003

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    Yeah, I hate to be that guy but...agreed.
     
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    Rewind is fun, but I hate that it falls back/over so easily. The giant arms don't do this figure any favors.

    So far Wheelie is the winner between these two, and wheelie ain't that great.
     
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    Why? You must have seen pictures already. Whats wrong with a detailed written review?
     
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    It doesn't have pictures, which are worth, like a 1000 words.
     
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    I just got Rewind yesterday for my birthday (the Target I went to only had a Rewind and a couple of Stripes, so either somebody bought the entirety of the Titans Return stock or the Target is just restocking). The last Legends figure I got was Groove, who I found to be a fun little figure. Rewind is like Groove to me, a fun little figure that I wouldn't have hunted down to get but would have picked up if I found him sitting on the shelf.
     
  19. Slingshot

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    Would've been so much better without the asymmetrical design on the arms. I can't stand that at all.
    I'll get Wheelie, and think about Rewind for now. I'm really disappointed about the arms.
     
  20. Fallout

    Fallout you finally met your nemesis

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    yeah seriousl, what's up with those arms? that kills it for me.