Review: Universe Onslaught Figure

OK, so he's not a missile transport. He's also not the main connection point to a gestalt team. However, he is Onslaught. He's still a strategist, but this time he doesn't wallow in his failed tactics... he charges head on! Check out the second of the Ultra class reviews by using this link.





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Agent Zero 2008-10-07 @ 2:37 pm
"Combiners Suck". Methinks the unfortunate poster who made such a silly comment needs to go back to Transformers School, eh readers?

Hahahha....no. Learn to deal with the fact that people will have different opinions from your own.

Why do I dislike combiners? Well for one, the individual figures tend to suffer, as their possibility, transformation, weapons selection, or just their overall look is sacrificed for the sake of a combiner joint, a third "limb" mode, and a giant foot/fist selection.

Secondly, scale. Like most (sensible) TFans I recognize that scale is never going to be perfect in a TF line. Still, I can't really accept that a robot who is the combined form of a bunch of cars or construction vehicles can stand toe-to-toe with a robot who is the combined form of a bunch of jets. Sorry, no, doesn't work for me.

Finally, the characters suffer. I would rather get more unique characters by exploring the personalities of the individual team members then simple having them there to be "Devastator's foot" or "Superion's arm."

I prefer more characterization over combiners.

I'm not saying ditch the Constructicons, Aerialbots, etc....

By all means, release the individual team members. I would rather get five/six great-to-decent toys then one torso with a group of sacrificed limb-bots.

I've done that with the Constructicons, and I'm doing that with the Combaticons. I've got Universe Onslaught, Armada Cyclonus as Vortex, Cybertron Skywarp as Blast Off, and a Classics VS pack tank Megatron with a new head as Brawl. I'm just waiting on Animated Swindle. And I have no plans to kitbash them into a combined form.

Primal-Convoy 2008-10-07 @ 1:58 am

"Combiners Suck". Methinks the unfortunate poster who made such a silly comment needs to go back to Transformers School, eh readers?

Anyway, ridiculous comments aside, the Japanese version seems OK, but:

1/ It still doesn't combine (BIG negative for this character).

2/ There are no sound effects just for the robot mode (the siren especially sounds silly in bot mode)

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3/ The arm gun seems unfinished. It seems to me that the nozzle "clipped" into another, perhaps bigger attachment).

4/ The "SWAT" details seem out of place (much better to have army design as he is a COMBATICON, not a "Urban Pacifier-otron".

5/ His wheel that activates the truck engine starter sound effect (not crashing sound, although it's hard to tell the difference with the sample they used) makes the entire alt-mode non-free-wheeling (in fact, it makes the alt mode go round in circles!). Im sure a quick mod by some peeps here will sort that design flaw out though.

I hope that some kitbash company makes extra parts for him to combine with, say, movie "blackout" (aka: Vortex), Animated Swindle, etc.

Ryu Hayabusa 2008-08-20 @ 11:57 pm

i have to send mine back to hasbro, it was missing the grey clip part on his left leg...still a sweet figure though.

Bumblebee 2008-08-20 @ 10:41 pm

I just got Onslaught about 30 mins ago and I had no idea Onslaught was this big!! I found it a little ghey at first but now I'm staring at him...a big bad a$$. It works. Great toy but ya, I have issues of things not locking in quite as tight as I would like. But whatever, it is awesome...does not take away from the looks of this figure at all. WIN

Agent Zero 2008-08-19 @ 5:40 pm
Onslaught looks to be the best of the lot but the more I see of it, the more I'm thinking pass.

I'm just going to have to disagree with you here. The more I see this guy the more I want him. He oozes kickass-ness.

But...it doesn't combine... :tfemo

Combiners suck.

Primal-Convoy 2008-08-19 @ 1:01 pm

But...it doesn't combine... :tfemo

JustLOKIPLVY 2008-08-19 @ 5:20 am

If ever I do actually bother with any of these.

I think Onslaught's the best.

Wish I could get some comparison shots of him and Red Alert from Cybertron.

If Onslaught's anywhere as awesome as that he shouldn't disappoint.

Didn't know the wrists turned. Thanks for pointing that out BK. :thumb

formerly nortagem 2008-08-19 @ 5:12 am

I ended up liking this Onslaught figure a lot more once I finally had him in hand than all the pics I'd previously viewed. The detail & colors look better...he's just overall bad@$$! My only wish is that they would have made him, as well as Galvatron, voyager sized figures...I think the design team really f'd up the sizes on this batch of Decepticon Classics (with the exception of Octane)...Onslaught's just a little too big, and Galvatron's not nearly big enough...

Buddykiller 2008-08-19 @ 1:06 am
It's like I said from the beginning, these should have been voyagers.

Ultra for the sake of added electronics is just wrong on so many levels. Had they been good SFX I'd say fine, but as is none too impressive.

Onslaught looks to be the best of the lot but the more I see of it, the more I'm thinking pass.

god i agree with this so much. i love this fig, and i love it that he's alot bigger than i thought he would be, but the electronics are entirely unnecessary and completely suck. the gunfire is ok, i like how the eyes light up, but the single whoop siren is ultra fail and the engine sound is just.... stupid.

i would have gotten him if he had hand articulation to rotate but because hi didnt it was a maybe but because of is wheel sound its an "i doubt it"

uhm, his hands do rotate.

Matt Booker 2008-08-18 @ 8:40 pm
To be fair, these are BIGGER then voyagers anyway, plus i dont agree. :roll

Are they?

*hides Lugnut and Bulkhead*

~Matt Booker

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