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yoshi594
19th June 2014, 07:51 PM
Did a search and couldn't find any topic on this, so here we go.

This thread will be your resource for video toy reviews.


My top 2 favourite reviewers are:

Vangelus (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSavbCuXmMyRzN0mjwB1uEQ) - Love his presentation, the way he talks in the vid (Often humourous :D), his chillformations are something new and would love to see more! Videos are generally straight to the point and of adequate length where you don't lose interest. Also reviews S.H.Figuarts toys!

Peaugh (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6y380FcB6E4rdLae4o2sA) - love his intro music! Sounds like a nice guy and usually reviews the toys i'm interested in. Videos are generally to the point like vangelus and are also of adequate length.


Honorable mentions:
balmatrix (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXbBLj_Iv1ElpJ7LIABdJQ) - videos are generally to the point like the first 2 and are also of adequate length

Sean Long (https://www.youtube.com/user/SEANxLONG) - Wafflemaker, embarrassing intros (very awkward if someone walks in on you watching him), way too kiddie (even if the toys are directed towards kids). Has the most subscribers of all the guys listed.

Optibotimus (https://www.youtube.com/user/optibotimus) - Wafflemaker, some of his videos are outrageously long!


feel free to recommend your favourite reviewers or even advertise yourselves if you are also a video reviewer :).


Other Suggestions by board members

Green Puppet Southern Drool American Accent Guy "Felzbug" (http://m.youtube.com/user/felzbug)
Jon 3.0 (http://www.youtube.com/user/jon3pnt0)
Kuma Style (https://www.youtube.com/user/tjduckett)
Emgo (http://www.youtube.com/user/emgo316)
Shartimus Prime (https://www.youtube.com/user/ShartimusPrime)
TJ Omega (https://www.youtube.com/user/TJOmega)
Thew Adams (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP3AVTw_73U_8jMzLw5TbEg)
Mitchsantona (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtuqbVPQ5st4wxjsBuliFtA)
Thunderhound (https://www.youtube.com/user/thunderhound369/videos)
Odeean (Australian) (https://www.youtube.com/user/odeean)


Reviews by board members

Kal El (http://www.youtube.com/user/KalELofKrypton87)
Tets (http://www.youtube.com/user/TetsmcBooger)

Omega Metro
19th June 2014, 07:54 PM
Who is the one with the green puppet and the 'Southern droool' American accent? Brings a smile to my dial.:D
I find Peaughs reviews the best.

CBratron
19th June 2014, 08:28 PM
I can't watch reviews for information anymore, only entertainment.
Which is why my two mentions are Vangelus (http://www.youtube.com/user/Vange1us) and Jon 3.0 (http://www.youtube.com/user/jon3pnt0) for their humorous spin on reviews and the best Optimus Prime voice that isn't Peter Cullen.

edit: Forgot about Kuma Style (http://kumastyledesigns.com/). Not the best reviews on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/tjduckett) but at least he invests in a proper camera setup and knows how to use it. Seriously, one of the best toy photographers ever.

autobreadticon
19th June 2014, 10:23 PM
no love for your Aussies ,

https://www.youtube.com/user/odeean

best video reviewer in my books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoW314bxX2E Death's head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0vP3PLTCC8 Six Sigma

Paulbot
19th June 2014, 10:45 PM
Another local (and OTCA board member!) Kal El Reviews (www.youtube.com/user/KalELofKrypton87)

BruiseLee
20th June 2014, 09:53 AM
Who is the one with the green puppet and the 'Southern droool' American accent? Brings a smile to my dial.:D
I find Peaughs reviews the best.

That'll be Felzbug

http://m.youtube.com/user/felzbug

I kinda like Emgo's reviews as well

http://m.youtube.com/user/emgo316

Oberon Sexton
20th June 2014, 09:58 AM
When it comes to good production and entertainment I find vangelus and shartimus prime are my go to guys.

Tetsuwan Convoy
20th June 2014, 01:20 PM
Only watch video reviews fo amusement.

I quite enjoy TJ Omega's ones as he takes a different look at toys. He did one in rhyming verse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9qsphmAoR0) which I thought clever and of course his plastic crack vids.

I have no idea how seanxlong got so many subscribers, as soon as I hear him speak I want to smash my computer. And that's something considering how I can't understand what he's saying.

But no more negativity from me.

Shameless plug. I do some videos too ;) (http://www.youtube.com/user/TetsmcBooger)

Bumbleb33
21st June 2014, 10:35 AM
I enjoy watching Thew Adams, he's an English fella who reviews anything from any era which means you get some reviews on some really funky ancient stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP3AVTw_73U_8jMzLw5TbEg

If you are looking for a laugh catch Thew's "Longrack" review...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y629PEgIxxY

I also watch Mitchsantona as his videos are really short and to the point.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtuqbVPQ5st4wxjsBuliFtA

Sinnertwin
21st June 2014, 04:32 PM
I really enjoy Thew, Mitch & Thunderhound's reviews.
Sean Long needs help & i just want to headbutt Optibotimus

Oberon Sexton
21st June 2014, 06:07 PM
I really enjoy Thew, Mitch & Thunderhound's reviews.
Sean Long needs help & i just want to headbutt Optibotimus

I feel bad about not liking Sean Long. He seems like a nice guy and is best mates with Shartimus Prime, but his production is shotty while his personality is 'meh'. As for ol' Optibotimus? Get in line mate, lol.

Tetsuwan Convoy
22nd June 2014, 07:50 PM
I feel bad about not liking Sean Long. He seems like a nice guy and is best mates with Shartimus Prime, but his production is shotty while his personality is 'meh'. As for ol' Optibotimus? Get in line mate, lol.

lol. I enjoy reading Optibotimus' comments. :D

yoshi594
23rd June 2014, 12:54 AM
I didn't want to be too negative with optibotimus and Sean Long as I didn't know you guys share the same sentiments to them as I do :)

First post has been updated with all your suggestions!

SkyWarp91
14th July 2014, 01:01 AM
Sean Long is what he says he is - a big kid and he's confident with that which I find respectable. His videos don't have the professionalism or sharp-editing that say someone like Vangelus has but they're decent in my books and his skits remind me of how I was when I was younger with my toys.

I personally never got into Peaugh or Optibotimus because they remind me of Lord Business/The Man Upstairs from The Lego Movie.

A new reviewer I'd like to give a shout out to here is

The Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer

Cool guy who makes funny videos like this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXMCPFXwA-E

KalEl
19th July 2014, 04:07 PM
I heard of an aussie guy that's not bad, now he's back from his holiday and had a new camera, he should be putting up a lot more content.

Tetsuwan Convoy
20th July 2014, 11:13 AM
I heard of an aussie guy that's not bad, now he's back from his holiday and had a new camera, he should be putting up a lot more content.

Thanks! But I'm already on the list



:D ;)

rodent
1st September 2014, 08:18 PM
My blame for this recent bout of TF collecting rests solely upon Mitch. His reviews really make me WANT the toys.

crainger
4th November 2014, 01:12 PM
Same. I was going to get a G1 Soundwave until Mitch told me to get the MP. :)

doublespy
21st January 2015, 08:45 PM
I started watching peaugh's videos right when he'd just started his channel, with some early Animated reviews. He gets straight to the point and mostly informative, however lacks attention to detail. And I find him to be kinda "doing it just for the sake of doing it" lately. He used to be passionate and gush about the figures he enjoys, but not so much of late. Maybe it's life as it is that your passion fades away over time. I do appreciate that he still constantly uploads content.

There used to be a British guy who did a bunch of Beast Wars reviews that I really loved. Haven't checked if he's still around.

The one reviewer I really enjoy is Vangelus. Love his humor and appreciate all the effort that went into editing, but mostly enjoy the how he always has a structure for the reviews,and his attention to detail. Plus, I find his reviews quite informative actually.

gamblor916
12th July 2018, 04:32 PM
Just came across this review livestream (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4Gq22DJm8) from Retroblasting. Fairly general and wide ranging but interesting nonetheless.

shockNwave
12th July 2018, 05:10 PM
I normally prefer to read reviews rather than watch them. So on that note the only name that rings a bell is Emgo. It's because of his humorous mascot who digs chicks in black (see the Airachnid review).

FatalityPitt
13th July 2018, 12:00 PM
I normally prefer to read reviews rather than watch them. So on that note the only name that rings a bell is Emgo. It's because of his humorous mascot who digs chicks in black (see the Airachnid review).

Same, I prefer reading reviews too. I think the benefit of video reviews is that you can watch the reviewer handle and transform the figure on camera, and that helps a lot when you've tried to transform a complex figure but got stuck on one of the steps and need help.

My favourite is Baltmatrix, for the simple fact that the reviews are relatively short and straight to the point.

shockNwave
16th July 2018, 08:49 PM
And speak of the devil, I had to watch an Emgo review of the Dragonstorm combiner because there's no review on this site.