View Full Version : Quick review: Transformers Crossovers Hulk & Iron Man

06-04-2008, 12:26 PM
First, the pictures...















I'll say it right away: I'm having much, much more fun with these 2 figures than with say, Animated Leader Megatron.



-innovative transformation for a tank (turret becomes the legs and several never seen before steps convert the tank treads into arms)
-excellent poseability: head, shoulders (3!), biceps, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, toes
-turret can move up and down
-sculpt.... tank totally suits Hulk and the robot mode is convincing with its Hulk-esque proportions... tank is well detailed, rivets and mechanical detailing everywhere
-spring-loaded waist and shoulders for punching/clapping action!
-molded and painted battle damage
-looks good from all angles in robot mode except for the longish heels/turret halves
-rolls superbly


-turret can turn
-tank doesn't look good from the rear
-deformed cannon (myself, I don't mind it)

Plastic quality is on par with actual Transformers. All the parts peg or snap solidly, no floppyness whatsoever. Mostly molded in green plastic with silver, gold, white and steel blue paint apps.




-some innovation transformation steps for a seeker (although the legs could vaguely remind you of Cybertron Legends Thundercracker!)... I especially like how the leg guards move down to cover the void left by the rotated feet... nosecone turns into hip guards... flap to cover the void left on the upper chest... cockpit moves down to reveal Iron Man's signature chest thingy
-double missiles can be pegged on the arms for additional firepower
-very good articulation: head, shoulders (3), biceps, elbows, wrists, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, arm cannons
-good sculpt, especially on the head... this really looks like Iron Man... jet mode could easily pass for a real TF seeker
-backpack (wings) is snapped on the back and folded out of the way... take that Thundercracker!
-all the parts peg/snap solidly into place


-hollow forearms.. too bad they couldn't do panels like on Cybertron Thundercracker
-slightly longish legs
-no wheels or landing gears in jet mode, just unpainted molded wheels

Another good figure. Molded in red and grey (2) plastic with yellow, red and black paint apps.


Are they better than Star Wars Transformers? It depends on what you're looking for. Plastic and engineering are much better, on par with real Transformers. But Star Wars Transformers still have better looking alternate modes. And they have pilots. Transformers Crossovers are sturdier, more poseable and more stable. Can't wait to get the rest of the series.

PS : Sorry if my thoughts are posted so randomly, I'm running out of time and I had to do this quick.

06-04-2008, 12:47 PM
Awesome dude, another great set of pics and review!

Looking at both the Tank and Jet from the side reminds me alot of the vehicles in Metal Slug :D

06-04-2008, 01:19 PM
Very cool.

06-04-2008, 01:41 PM
Not near as bad I thought they would be.

Paradigm-Shift Prime
06-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Great pics and details of reviewing.

These guys are a huge pass for me though. I don't collect anything other than TFs, so crossovers don't interest me to start with anyways.

06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
The reason I buy SWTF and Crossovers is that as much as I like the characters, I would never ever waste money on non-transformable action figures that don't do anything. To me, it's really the best of both worlds.

Paradigm-Shift Prime
06-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Yup, doing stuff is cool. Seriously though, every Transformer is like a basic level rubics cube, the engagement of critical thought involved in transforming them and the engineering behind them = not just a simple toy. I'd like to see a brain-science study done on youth development via tfs.

06-04-2008, 02:48 PM
Great review. I'm not a fan of crossovers though. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

06-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Transformers themselves don't make much sense when you think about it. :)

Team Jetfire
06-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Not near as bad I thought they would be.


Not sure if I will get them, but I think my son would Like em.

06-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the review, Pascal. The Hulk looks amazing.

06-04-2008, 04:23 PM
Yeah dude, I was gonna pass on Hulk because of the apparent lack of shoulder articulation in the pics seen so far. You've just blown that out of the water! I will pick up Hulk for sure. I don't know about the others.

06-04-2008, 04:52 PM
It's funny because I was watching The Hulk on dvd last night. :)

06-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Wow. Still not entirely sold on Iron Man, but I'm definitely picking up the Hulk at some point.

06-04-2008, 05:02 PM
I remember that Megamorph Hulk I had a few years. God, THAT was a real 200% POS.

06-04-2008, 05:32 PM
I remember that Megamorph Hulk I had a few years. God, THAT was a real 200% POS.

Oh lordy loo, I still have mine and I absolutely hate it. Great pictures and reviews man, I kinda wish that I didn't like them, cause I don't want to spend my money on transformers that aren't transformers, but they sure do look temptimg....

06-04-2008, 05:37 PM
Ironman is awesome! can't what to get him!

Skywarp's Shadow
06-04-2008, 08:58 PM
Robo Hulk looks flippin' awesome! His tank mode could make a decent bludgeon.

Autovolt 127
06-05-2008, 05:52 AM
I'm getting these two.

as for Spidey and Venom, I doin't like their robot modes so i might pass but Iron Man and Hulk = awesome.

06-05-2008, 08:31 AM
Too bad we will never get a Batman Transformer...

06-05-2008, 09:27 AM
I'll get the Hulk, but Iron Man does nothing for me.

06-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Too bad we will never get a Batman Transformer...

Now that I would buy. Transformable Batman has been made by Mattel, but imagine a real Transformer Batman that changed into the Batmobile.

06-05-2008, 11:36 AM
I could see the rear fairings turning into his cape or something.

06-07-2008, 01:26 AM
Hey, interesting update guys: while I was watching my new Radiohead dvd, I was playing with Iron Man when I suddenly noticed under the light... the cockpit is translucent red!!! Dark red, but translucent! I feel even more stupid now because looking at my very own pics, you can totally see it's translucent. :p

06-07-2008, 01:37 AM
after seeing this review, and the other with venom... i'm really liking these, much more than the SWTF

06-12-2008, 12:13 PM
Discovered another feature on the Hulk: in robot mode, you can slide the hands toward the middle the forearm at the wrist to center them. So many nice touches on that figure.