Blog #1874: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Chromia

Transformers: Generations: Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Chromia

The Netflix Siege series represents everything that is wrong with Hasbro these days. Unimaginative repaints, abysmal quality control, and deplorable distribution. The first two are self explanatory, and you can read more about them in my reviews. Walmart put these up for preorder after/during Toy Fair. They were to be released April 1st (I think, or close to that, beginning of April for sure). I ordered mine that first week. Now I realize that Covid-19 screwed up distribution of all kinds of things, but that didn’t become a big deal in the US until the middle of March. These toys should have been well on their way to distribution by then. The toys should have shipped when they were supposed to. I got e-mails right around the release date saying they would be delayed until May (Ultra Magnus) and July (the rest). I ended up finding all of them but Ultra Magnus in store long before the expected ship date. I’m sure some will blame Walmart for the distribution problems, but if Hasbro is going to announce a release date and the vendor is not going to make good on that, then they shouldn’t give them exclusives. They can sell all their exclusives through Pulse. No reason to make things exclusive to companies that won’t deliver on time.

Chromia

Previous Mold Use: Power of the Primes Deluxe Moonracer, Power of the Primes Deluxe Novastar, Siege Deluxe Chromia, Siege Deluxe Greenlight, Selects Deluxe Nightbird, Siege Deluxe Lancer

Why Hasbro? You do an exclusive line of toys based on the new cartoon, and give us the same toys we got previously with some black paint splattered on them? That’s really the best you could do? What a waste. At least they could have done a line of repaints with some silly name prefix, like Power Surge Chromia, or Final Battle Chromia, or Shameless Money Grab Chromia. At least the last one would be honest.

Overall: Unless you have a thing for black paint apps splattered on as battle damage, you can skip this one.

Thanks for reading!

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.

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s