Does that say $200?!?
A Pinto with spinners is cheaper!!
Look its the 1257th Slag!!
So my Scoria fund took a hit to the gut and took a dive ,like Manny Pacquiao will on Saturday, to buy Cubrar. Moltar of course got mad and screamed profanities at me but hey what the heck. I didn't feel so bad about doing so after I heard of all the issues the first run of Scoria had to be honest. Limp arm anyone? Hey it happens to every guy. Probably best to get a fixed 2nd run release anyhow. So here we go folks lets check out Cubrar and see if it was money well spent.
"This ain't your Daddy's dinobot. Seriously! That cheap bastitch needs to buy his own and quit trying to steal mine!!!"
Cubrar is a grey Triceratops with gold, red, and silver metallic highlights which really pop on this mold. This dinobot looks way better than Hasbro's Age of Extinction failed attempt for sure. This figure also seems to have more heft to him unlike the first release of this line Columpio. It only weighed 2 1/2 ounces more a small weight difference that gave it some oomph . See guys weight does matter!! Now it does have some changes that differentiate it from it's Autobot predecessor. First off Cubrar's head frill is not a complete frill. The empty space looks odd and gives the figure an incomplete feel. Something they could have covered with his targetmaster companion in some way if they had tried. Or should I call the guy a Weapon Master since he does change into an ax.
The fin was made this way for the robot's transformation so it is understandable. But couldn't they make a full fin split in half as well? A nice added feature is the flame thrower in Slag's mouth to match the Transformer's cartoon portrayal of the character.
"You SURE you want me to give you a light?"
“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend:
Those with flame throwers, and those who burn. You burn.”
Heck when in doubt blame Obama
Yes Barry. Yes you did...
I did eventually figure out how to close the toys hips 2 weeks later with a combination of watching a video on Youtube, advice on facebook, and following the black and white paper included with the toy. Not 1 thing worked by itself mind you but a combination of all the 3 things got it to fit. I still can't explain how they worked per say, but hey it worked. Which will all go out the window when I transform him back to robot mode for this review. As for articulation this dino can actually move all over the place. It's head can move from side to side, up and down E t cetera Etc. It's beast legs are on ball joints so it can look like it's walking or running or stomping on Megatrons' head. Very freaking cool if you ask me. You can tell they really put the effort to make this a dinosaur that can actually move and not just a statue. Good Job 3rd world sweat shop workers!!
You Put your right foot in and you shake it all about!
“Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while
you shouldn't have messed with? That’s me.”
Cubrar's robot mode rocks like a free Ultimate Cheese Burger with BACON!!! He has a strong visual connection to G1 Slag body wise. But still different enough to be his own bot. Face wise though not so much. His mug reminds me more of Snarl than Slag for some reason. Play wise this guy has all the right parts. Ball jointed arms and hips, swivels on his arms upper thighs and hands. This is almost to be expected on a lot of these 3rd party figures to be honest. Now one thing that has become a bad standard lately on Fansproject's figures is having to bend some of the parts on the figure to get it transformed. Folks say it won't break but I still get worried when I have to bend the plastic back to transform a $100 plus non-action figure. Just saying....
Cubrar comes with 2 guns, a sword, and his ax Targetmaster/Weapons Master companion.
"Any one of you lilly livered, bow legged varmints
care to slap leathers with ME?!?"
No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad.
Why we fought, or why we died.
All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important!
That which does not kill us makes us stronger
The target master really starts to suffer. From the front he looks really good. But once turned
baby got....... uhhh stick
Time to Flamenco! Aribba!
Help me!!! There is a triceratops following me!!
So we have sticks off our backs like Quazidodo.
Deal with it
Ok, I really wanted to give Cubrar aka Slag a great sparkling awesome review. I tried to find no faults in him BECAUSE he is SLAG damn it. The best dang Dinobot EVER!! But at last my integrity got the best of me and I must be honest. Cubrar has issues...... Enough issues that Fan's project added an addendum to the instructions to rectify said issues. Sure it was black and white.... and you couldn't understand what the heck they were trying to show you. But hey they tried right? Shouldn't that weak attempt be more important than actual product testing? Or maybe hiring someone who can translate instructions into English? Hmmmmm.... And what's up with the whole stick thing with the Weapon's Masters. Did the designer of those guys actually think that those would be a good idea? I can imagine a decepticon grabbing those handles while the little dude frantically tries to run for his freaking life. Wait..... Challenge Accepted!!!
Please stare into the circle!!
------ Challenge Completed!!-----------
Run Bob!! Run.
I got this one Fred!! Get closer for I can kick your Decepticon Butt!
So I have to ask are they testing us to see exactly how much crap we will be willing to accept? Is that it? It sure feels like it with Cubrar and Columpio. Fans Project used to be on the top of the 3rd party food chain but these clearly show they are falling. I can't honestly say I can recommend Cubrar at full price. Wait till they hit the clearance sales folks. Lets hope their next attempt at a Dinobot ,Swoop , will be better. Now let's all go watch the Draft. Hopefully the Panthers don't choose some no name Lb named after Shaquille O'neal !!
You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what its all about!
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
This Slags good Side!! "
“It’s a hell of a thing, killin’ a bot.
You take away everything he’s got, and all he’s ever gonna have.”
This town ain't big enough for the both of us, stranger!
Hell, it's barely big enough for me!
Hell. I make technicolor look good!
So does the sepia make us look less lame?
Who turned off all the lights?
Anyone want to buy a DVD Rewinder?!?
This Review is Finally Over!!