Photron is a modern rendition of a vintage classic! Features a realistic looking camera that can actually be worn. Note: Camera does not actually function but each bot it separates into is fully transformable! Only you will know the secret when wearing.
Note: Pictures are of a prototype, final product may vary
"With repolabels optional stickers - 5 stars"
I finally decided to open my Photron after getting stickers for them over at repolabels (where most collectors get their labels/stickers from).
I am by no means anyway affiliated with RL, so lets get that out of the way first : )
The stickers bring out a H U G E amount of personality and detail - and they all feel like true Decepticons.
The figure(s) don't even come with their own labels and leaves much to be desired. They're very generic looking and lack a big amount of personality.
I know Reflector was "supposed" to look semi-generic, but a lot of that can be contributed to the poor animation of G1 (compared to other Japanese cartoons in Japan at the time) and budget.
No brittle parts. And I never worried once about transforming them. In fact, I pulled and tugged on a piece or two until I realized I wasn't supposed to, and no harm done. Transformed back into alt mode perfectly.
Also, my friends constantly asking about my "new camera" is also awesome - it's a transforming toy silly people ; )
"Nice but needs some improvement"
First off, the alt mode is amazing looking. What is lacking is on the figures themselves. The two smaller bots I feel are superior to the big bot. The problem I have with the big bot is the back and right arm kibble. This was known when I got it so it's not a huge problem, but I still wish it would fold away a little cleaner or be removable. The figs themselves have a nice look to them, and is a good modern take on Reflector. I'd prefer there to be a few more paint apps on the camera itself, especially the "screen" on the back of the camera. Overall, I have to say it's a nice figure, but is a little bland.
I just received this product last week and am VERY satisfied. It was well worth the wait.
The quality of the craftsmanship is high overall, and it truly is hard to tell that it is not a real camera when given a quick glance: one truly has to pick it up and inspect it to realize it isn't real.
That being said, my only complaint is that after a couple of transformations, not all of the "joints" and connections seal smoothly back into camera mode. Its not highly noticeable, but to be fair in my review it needs to be mentioned.
Otherwise this is an incredible product and i highly recommend it to other collectors.
A mint box generally has no noticeable flaws. This doesn't mean it is a C10 box, but that it doesn't have any significant damage to the box. It still may have wear to the window, and a small amount of wear to the box that is noticeable upon close inspection.
A C9 box is still considered very displayable and may have a kink, ding, minor fray to an edge, etc. The box is still case fresh and unopened with factory sealed tape on both sides.
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