Blog #855: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Superion

0generations-logoTransformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Superion

Read my reviews of Alpha Bravo, Air Raid, Firefly (Fireflight), Powerglide, Silverbolt, and Skydive.


Combined Mode: Superion is nearly perfect.  In fact, he could have been completely perfect, accept that Hasbro had to screw up the simplest thing.  His antennae are made of soft rubbery plastic.  When you tilt them up straight, they won’t stay.  I finally got one of them to almost stay straight, and the other one was close, but this is an unforgivable design flaw.  I’ve heard there is a set of third party antennae available.  Perhaps Hasbro should have hired them while designing Superion.

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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.
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2 Responses to Blog #855: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Superion

  1. lmb3 says:

    DarkAlex1978, I’m not so bothered by the arms. For them to have folded into the body they would have had to be designed like the originals, with a sold piece for both feet that slides down, and I’m sure everyone would have complained about that. There just isn’t anywhere to put them. You could fold them inside the fuselage like G1 jets, but then their shape and size is constrained. As this scale it’s just hard to have everything.

    My main issue with Menasor is that awful head sculpt, but it’s only partly Hasbro’s fault. IDW needs stop screwing around with characters. Killing combiner limbs so they can create their own? Whatever moron came up with that should never be allowed to work on Transformers again. It’s their fault they changed his head so much. Hasbro could have ignored them and done it right, of course, but they are using IDW as he source material instead of the real source material, so this is what happens.

    I don’t mind he hands and feet so much, but they certainly could have been simplified.

    As to the antennae, While I don’t like the soft plastic, the issue is the base of them. You slide it up, and since it’s soft it doesn’t completely slide into place. All they needed to do was have the base of them hard plastic and then attach the soft plastic to them. problem solved, and not a safety issue.

  2. DarkAlex1978 says:

    There is a major thing that I really can’t stand about these new aerialbots: the hands that does not flip inside the forearms or concelead in some way. I cannot help me to figure this giant robot with these tiny hands all over his limbs….. is creepy, very creepy and bad to look at. That and the arms that are clearly visible in limb mode and veichle mode. However Superion is the goodest of the duo: Menasor is wrong on so many levels that I prefer to say nothing about him (but at least the stunticons are good: the problem is Motormaster and that little minicon of sort).
    I think that if Hasbro didn’t waste budget in the transformable hand/foot/weapon thing (that are not good on the combiners: actually hands and feets like the vintage ones would have worked better with minor cost), maybe both stunticons and aerialbots would not have the flaws they have.
    Now is Devastator’s turn: in the previews he looks good except for Mixmaster’s alt mode.

    About the antennas, I think that Hasbro this time has no fault but forced to realize them in that way by the safety laws.

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