Transformers: Generations: Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Voyager Class Megatron & Battle Masters Lionizer and Pinpointer
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.
Previous Mold Use: Siege Battle Master Lionizer, Siege Battle Master Dazelstrike
Lionizer is now orange. They should have added some black stripes and called him Tigerizer, though that would have been a stupid name. Would it be too much to ask to get LIONizer painted to look like a lion? He is supposed to be Megatron’s prisoner, but that does not explain the change in his colors.
Previous Mold Use: Siege Battle Master Firedrive, Siege Battle Master Fracas, Siege Battle Master Singe
Now we have Hasbro’s excuse for not including Pinpointer with Crosshairs. He was captured by Megatron. Whatever. Pinpointer looks great. He’s very G1 accurate having both the double barrels and the mostly right color scheme. Would have been nice if his gun barrels were red.
Previous Mold Use: Siege Voyager Megatron, Siege Walmart Exclusive 35th Anniversary Voyager Megatron
Would it kill them to give us just one version of this mold without either the animated cell shading or battle damage? Having said that, Megatron is absolutely awesome. I love the silver/gunmetal gray paint, and while I still want an un-battle-damaged version, he looks really cool with the battle damage all over him.
Overall: This is the only must have toy in the entire Netflix line, which is very sad.
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