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  • Dino Mega Playset a badly molded folded up mortar - the light artillery tubes used by infantry. It would fit with the other military themed accessories.

    F-ZeroOne   1 year 28 weeks ago
  • Fortress Maximus

    You are an opinionated coward - you force your opinions on other people and call them names when they have a different opinion than yours and you know they can't answer you back and pretend that nothing happened every time you're here.

    You are a hypocritical whiner - you call people like that while you never look in the mirror while most of your posts are just like that, whining.

    You are the type of person who enjoys to be miserable to others because your life is too boring and this is the only way for you to have some sort of excitement.

    But go ahead and do your own thing because that's what you always do until the day you wake up and realize how much time you wasted whining and ranting instead of doing something more productive.

    makaikishi   1 year 39 weeks ago
  • Fortress Maximus

    Assuming that by "goggled" you mean where his eyes were joined by the eye color being extended across the bridge of his nose (which turned into full goggles in some art after the first time it happened), that was a look only present in the comics, and only inconsistently.

    For instance, nowhere to be seen in the iconic image of Fort Max pulling his own damn head off:

    Or these:

    A comic-only look that wasn't even constantly present in the comics wouldn't even have been in the running.

    If by goggled you just mean the eyes sticking out of the face, there are reasons why they wouldn't have gone that route even when they went with an American face for Cerebros:
    1. Inset eyes like the toy and the Headmasters depiction are easier to sculpt and paint; they also made it easier to do the clear eyes for the electronic lights
    2. The toy/Headmasters look is probably more iconic overall, and it was also the only one suitable for the prospective redecoes.
    3. Related to 2, having multiple Cerebros faceplates is one thing, multiple Fort Max faceplates is another.
    4. Conflicting designer desires.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   1 year 40 weeks ago
  • Fortress Maximus

    When the reviewer or commenter is an illogical whiny bitch? Yes.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   1 year 40 weeks ago
  • Krepitus

    Whoever designs these figures does a good job. Flea can attach to the shoulder of Krepitus. These little design choices for the line are awesome.

    BVJ_Fan   2 years 4 days ago
  • Riptide

    I didn't notice the loops before, awesome detail!

    JoshB   2 years 1 week ago
  • Riptide

    Nice pics! What I really like about the figure are his harpoon accessories. There are tiny loops on the wrist launchers and harpoons themselves so you can tie string to them if you want. That was well thought-out. Plus, the dude is buff.

    BVJ_Fan   2 years 1 week ago
  • Papa Emeritus II

    I have several friends who love Ghost and I keep meaning to check them out. We did see them live in support of Iron Maiden a few years back and while it was a good show, it didn't blow me away as I was hoping it would, based on the hype. Cool to see the ReAction figures being made though. I love this line and all the different characters. I wish I could get them all and make a giant action figure arena with them, stadium seating all around. LOL

    NekroDave   2 years 4 weeks ago
  • Thanks, I've got the whole line so far. We've already covered series 1 but S2 has so many great figures and accessories,. And that Kharn vehicle! OMG.

    JoshB   2 years 4 weeks ago
  • Looking forward to the Final Faction reviews. Absolutely love the series. It hits the sweet spot of nostalgia (5 poa) while having great designs for both the Kharn and the heroes that run the gamut of techno-organic to 90s comics. Riptide is my favorite followed by the new Rampage Suit for Ruck. It’s bonkers how awesome and affordable these are! Find myself doing extra trips to Dollar Tree.

    BVJ_Fan   2 years 4 weeks ago
  • Volkswagen Beetle

    Nice trip down memory lane !

    speedy1701   2 years 7 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    "The almost simplistic transformation, lack of detailing and the toy feels it's a few steps away from being a Happy Meal toy reeks of a kid's toy."

    I think I already pointed out the issues with the toy itself in the first place and the mere fact that it's still a kid's toy (the label says ages 4+) despite aiming for adults as well due to nostalgia. Also, Josh already pointed out the issues on his last paragraph that I agree with.

    I don't know what else to call a person other than a "man-child" for his consistent condescending attitude towards people and whining for the sake of whining but the only toxic person here is the one calling people names for having a different opinion and whose comments are nothing but whining in the first place especially on reviews that have been made years ago. People may have valid opinions that are different than mine once in a while but at least I don't call them idiots firsthand.

    makaikishi   2 years 8 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Hey, cool off. His attitude is not "man-children".

    I can tell you with absolute certainty that, after what Hasbro has been doing since 2007 with their Transformers line, their early attempts at PR are definitely below-the-line in terms of quality. Not only are they inheriting a toy line with significantly-simpler transformations and combining, but they probably didn't have the exact same people working on PR early on that they had committed to Transformers.

    That DOES NOT make the other user a "man-children" for calling out Hasbro over a legitimate issue. I just-so happen to agree that there were a lot of BA-quality decisions that Hasbro made early on, which are reflected in the above figure, so much so that I didn't get it either.
    There are many things to complain about PR's toy lines over the decades, and the above is simply one of those, not the only one.

    Now, both of you need to take a step back, breathe, and think. There's no reason to be toxic over a ____ing children's toy that is very clearly aimed at adults who grew up with such nostalgia.

    EVA_Unit_4A   2 years 8 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Do not call that other user an idiot. You're responding to a two-year-old comment, and you may know something now that they didn't have access to previously.

    Also, Hasbro needed a spin-up time from when they got PR in 2018; this was their first attempt at an in-house design after they literally scrambled to make "Beast Morphers". More-than-likely Hasbro used stuff that BA had given them as inspiration for the PRBM line, and then Hasbro had to learn to do it on their own from customer feedback.

    So I think you need to lay off a bit.

    EVA_Unit_4A   2 years 8 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Maybe you need to call yourself a whiny ass instead, seeing as your posts are mostly whining in this site. And calling people names over a toy review? This is why tokusatsu fans will always be stigmatized as man-children as long as people like you continue to act like babies on the internet. GROW UP, kid.

    makaikishi   2 years 10 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Good luck to people taking you seriously after your meltdown, seeing as you're COMPLETELY incapable of handling other people's opinions whatsoever.

    makaikishi   2 years 10 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    'Nuff said. Get over it, baby.

    I'm surprised that Josh allows people like this baby to openly call him names in his own site.

    makaikishi   2 years 10 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Sooo much of what you said in this is wrong, or just you being a whiny smeghead with no perspective.

    See my comment above for why you're talking completely out your ass when it comes to the Beast Morphers Zords.

    For my money, you have exactly one valid complaint: The molded fake wheel nubs on the Triceratops Dinozord. I agree that the treads should have been left flat if they weren't going to do actual wheels. Unless the fake ones help it perform better on carpet.

    That hole on the top edge of the Tyrannosaurus' chest that you keep whinging about is small and easy to overlook - I don't know why you find it so hard to do so. And it was the best solution for connecting the Mastodon head to the chest - it was a hole there on a spot that's easy to tune out due to the angle (especially when you have the head to focus on instead), or a much more obtrusive hole or clip on the *front* of the chest.

    The Pterodactyl is only leaning too far back in tank mode because you HORRIBLY screwed up the transformation. The Tyrannosaurus is supposed to be leaned forward on its hips all the way (as if it were in standalone dinosaur mode), and the Mastodon arms should be straight at the elbow and rotated at the *shoulder*. Congratulations: You made all the people who forget to push the Tyrannosaurus' hip buttons on the 1993 version to tilt the knees forward look competent by comparison.

    Why does the head not rotate? Because of the way its transformation works. Accommodating both that and head rotation, while keeping it structurally sound? That's a bit beyond the reach of this price level.

    Why no knees? Because they'd be more complex than you'd think thanks to how the Tyrannosaurus' legs collapse, and sadly it seems that was a bit more than the budget for this could deliver.

    As for the price... You do realize that, collectively, you're getting a 5-component combo comparable in overall size (although not mass, most likely) to a CW combiner... for $5 under the price of a WFC Leader, yes?

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   2 years 11 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Zords and Megazords have largely been bricks for years and years and years. That is their default design standard.

    But the mecha of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (the source Sentai for Beast Morphers) were a radical departure. They were substantially more articulated, both in the individual mecha and the combined robos. On par with modern Transformers. Go look up a review of Go-Buster Oh. I have no doubt in my mind that this complexity is why Saban wound up skipping Go-Busters - with how much Bandai America had to water toys down, there was no way they could successfully adapt those designs, and to try would have been a garbagefire.

    But Hasbro did what they could not. Hasbro adapted the Go-Busters mecha designs for the American market, articulation intact. It made them cost more than the usual bricks would have, but it was very successful.

    As for the Beast-X Ultrazord not being well-made... If you think it's ugly, that's most likely PLEX's fault rather than Hasbro's - after all, it's PLEX's design rather than theirs. If you think it's not well-made quality-wise, then by all accounts I've heard from people who own the thing, you're wrong.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   2 years 11 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    Your whiny ass, that's what's worse

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   2 years 11 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    The hip articulation is for transformation first and foremost, as per the original. And the thigh articulation helps the Tyrannosaurus, and can still pull off some poses (feet turned outwards instead of pointing straight ahead, for instance) even without knee articulation.

    Knee articulation is certainly doable and even straightforward with the Dino Megazord, but it's a bit more work than you might think. The way the Tyrannosaurus' legs collapse (rendering its knees useless for the job) means that giving the Megazord knee articulation requires engineering the Triceratops and Saber-tooth Tiger's combining sockets to be separate pieces from the rest of their bodies and mounted on ratcheting swivels.

    As for "simplified", the only simplifications are that the Sabertooth and Triceratops lack working wheels and the Triceratops' gunbarrels are molded as one with the tail. A downgrade from the original, but it was also seen with the Zordbuilder recreation (which, unlike this, was just as much of a brick in the arms department as the original so...)

    And hey, you got your wish of an expensive collector-aimed one.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   2 years 11 weeks ago
  • Megazord

    You're an idiot. Hasbro actually has put good effort into Power Rangers - more than Bandai America was doing from post-Operation Overdrive. I'm pretty sure the reason Saban skipped adapting Go-Busters was because Bandai America were incapable of adapting the much-more-articulated-than-normal Go-Busters mecha to their budget and pricing needs. By the time you posted this Hasbro had already done what Bandai America could not in that regard, and by this point have continued to excel with both the Dino Fury line and a Lightning Collection masterpiece version of the Dino Megazord.

    This is basically the 2010 Zordbuilder recreation of the Dino Megazord except with arm articulation beyond shoulder rotation, and for $5 less than a WFC Leader. Not too shabby by today's costs and prices.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   2 years 11 weeks ago
  • Boba Fett's Slave 1

    These images were lost, so the new pictures were taken of my specimen in March of 2022 - the original text remains Dan's. (RIP)

    JoshB   2 years 14 weeks ago
  • Gorosaurus

    Playmates toys have really been improving this line. Jet Jaguar was a standout piece and now this guy. They seem to be giving the really old suit designs some great sculptural attention and love.

    netkid   2 years 21 weeks ago
  • Jumbo Skyhawk

    We just got in an American packaged version of this toy a month ago. Maybe we'll review it.

    netkid   2 years 21 weeks ago