Blog #398: Toy Reviews: MasterShooter Collectible (Third Party) Big Bad Toy Store Exclusive Crusaders and Leader Destruction Team (Peacemaker, Spoilsport, Pinpointer, Aimless, Caliburst, Blowpipe)

MasterShooter Collectible (Third Party) Big Bad Toy Store Exclusive Crusaders and Leader Destruction Team (Peacemaker, Spoilsport, Pinpointer, Aimless, Caliburst, Blowpipe)

Crusaders
mscsmbbts01

Recently I got these guys in the mail and I can’t overstate how impressed I am with them.  The Shooter Masters are Targetmasters (kind of obvious).  They are brilliantly designed so that the same base unit can be built with different barrel combinations to make an incredible array of Targetmaster weapons.  These sets are new versions of Targetmasters Peacemaker, Spoilsport, Pinpointer, Aimless, Caliburst, and Blowpipe the partners of Pointblank, Sureshot, Crosshairs, Misfire, Slugslinger, and Triggerhappy respectively.

Crusaders Bonus Parts
mscsmbbts02

The design of these guys is brilliant.  There are a total of two different of each of the following: heads, lower legs, thighs, chests, and forearms.  There are three different mold upper arms.  Each toy is built by mix and matching those parts.  Each also includes a back (all appear the same) with a multi level peg that can fit two different size ports and a snap on connector (for use with some toys from the last couple of years that have clip on weapons).  Each toy also includes an attachment that clips onto the clip for a larger peg, or it can be attached the other direction to become a port that could clip over a peg.  This design brilliantly allows many different combinations and uses and we haven’t even talked about the gun barrel options.

Peacemaker Gun
mscsmbbts03

Peacemaker Robot
mscsmbbts04

As you can see from the pictures below, there are a number of different barrel options.  A thin single barrel attaches directly to the lower back.  This is the only one like it I’ve seen, but I don’t have the four base model toys yet (Recoil, Firebolt, Haywire, and Fracus) so there could be another mold for a single thin barrel that I haven’t seen yet.

Spoilsport Gun
mscsmbbts05

Spoilsport Robot
mscsmbbts06

The other barrel option is a foldout barrel.  A small piece attaches to the lower back providing a hinge for the various barrels.  There is the wide single barrel as on Caliburst and Blowpipe.  There are three different double barrel molds, one on each of Spoilsport and Pinpointer, and the third double barrel on the additional parts photo.  There is also a saw attachment.

Pinpointer Gun
mscsmbbts07

Pinpointer Robot
mscsmbbts08

With adding in all the barrel attachments, I couldn’t even think about calculating the number of combinations.  There could also be additional parts that they have that haven’t been seen (or again, are on the four toys I don’t yet have).

Leader Destruction Team
mscsmbbts09

As an extra added feature, the robot hands can hold any of the weapon attachments, as they clip on just like they do on the hinge on the back.  I’m pretty sure we’ve never had a Targetmaster before that had it’s own hand gun.

Leader Destruction Team Bonus Parts
mscsmbbts10

The plastic is of excellent quality, and the ball and socket joints are all tight.  The hinged barrels aren’t quite as tight, but stay in place fine.

Aimless Gun
mscsmbbts11

Aimless Robot
mscsmbbts12

One minor issue I ran into.  One of the thighs molds has a gun molded at an angle onto the back.  This puts two small gun barrels mounted high up, above (or instead of as with Aimless) the main barrel.  If those are used with one of the fold out double barrels, the small guns prevent the legs from being straight in robot mode.  You need to either take off the barrel (which you can use as a gun, so that’s not too bad) or pivot the thighs slightly, which looks a bit odd, but not too bad.  The large single barrel and the saw aren’t as wide at the hinge, so this is less of an issue.

Caliburst Gun
mscsmbbts13

Caliburst Robot
mscsmbbts14

These are incredibly cool toys, and at about $33 per set, they are very affordable, especially compared to other third party toys.

Blowpipe Gun
mscsmbbts15

Blowpipe Robot
mscsmbbts16

Thanks for reading!

Advertisements

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
This entry was posted in Toy Reviews, Toys, Transformers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Blog #398: Toy Reviews: MasterShooter Collectible (Third Party) Big Bad Toy Store Exclusive Crusaders and Leader Destruction Team (Peacemaker, Spoilsport, Pinpointer, Aimless, Caliburst, Blowpipe)

  1. Pingback: Blog #527: Toy Reviews: MasterShooter Collectibles (Third Party) Broken Reflection High-Que and Bolt-Action (Shattered Glass Hi-Q and Firebolt) | lmb3.net

  2. Pingback: Blog #434: Toy Reviews: MasterShooter Collectibles (Third Party) The Ground Shakers (Pinnacle and Firebox) and The Sinister Shooters (Nit-Picker and Firebrand) | lmb3.net

  3. Pingback: Blog #433: Toy Reviews: MasterShooter Collectibles (Third Party) Bolt-Action, BrOOM-Stick, Minute-Bot, Shot-Piece | lmb3.net

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s