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View Poll Results: Generations Cosmos with Payload - worth getting?
Hells yeah - he's outta this world! 19 100.00%
Only if cheap 0 0%
Only if... 0 0%
Na 0 0%
Consign this horrible toy to deep space! 0 0%
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Old 18th September 2014, 09:03 PM
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Default Toy Review - Generations Cosmos with Payload

Name – Cosmos with Payload
Series - Generations
Sub-line - Thrilling 30
Size/class - Legends
New/remould/redeco - New
Wave - 5
Released here – Not yet
Approximate Retail Price - $11.00US
Approximate Size – 10cm
Allegiance - Autobot
Alt-mode – UFO & Space Shuttle
Main Features/Gimmicks – Targetmaster Partner
Main Colours – Cosmos – Green & Yellow, Payload – White & Black
Main Accessories – Payload Targetmaster Partner






Robot Mode
I have the G1 Cosmos as well as the Henkei! (Universe) version of him and this eclipses them both. Well proportioned, not as fat looking but hasn’t lost too much bulk in exchange for added height, beautiful colours, this is by far and away the best looking Cosmos toy we’ve ever had! His gun ports are now on his thighs instead of his wrists/fingers which is an interesting change but kinda works.

UFO Mode
Loving the fact that Cosmos is now sporting some little touches like tiny fins around the sides as well as the tail that the Universe version introduced. Also the cannons at the front are a nice touch, though if the barells had been much rounder could have been mistaken for exhaust. Like Gears, he has a really strong vibrant colour scheme which makes this toy look even better! Good on Hasbro for finally doing some decent paintjobs!

Transformation
Easy but damn annoying. It’s too easy to disconnect his lower legs from his thighs and his torso from his upper body, meaning you have to reconnect the balljoints and slots a lot. Also not all the parts of the UFO’s outer dish have slots to link them together so if you don’t get it exactly right you end up with big gaps between sections.

Payload
A really good homage to the G1 Micromaster Blast Master with very similar colours and is now able to be a space shuttle on his own without a partner. A very good alt mode on him to compliment Cosmos’ alt-mode, which is good as unlike other figures in the series there doesn’t seem to be a place to attach him to Cosmos’ UFO mode. The gun mode is ok, but only requires lifting up his handle from his chest from the robot mode to get him there so yet another simple transform. Still a much better triple changer than Reflector and Groundbuster though and with Cosmos’ thick arms doesn’t look out of place being held as a weapon.

Overall
A really great looking Cosmos and a very good Targetmaster partner. Only let down by loose ball joints and that its not always easy to make the bits line up in UFO mode. Still well worth the relatively cheap price he is going for so until we get a Deluxe or Voyager Cosmos I heartily recommend him!
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Old 18th September 2014, 10:52 PM
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Love this guy although Cosmos was my first tf so I'm biased. I agree with BTT. Magnificent little figure.

The only way I've had payload cconnect to Cosmos is by plugging the front guns into the exhaust of payload. For. Um. Docking...? It's not that cool a look and you can't have payload in gun mode on Cosmos' vehicle mode which is a shame.

I think considering how simple payload is he makes a good Targetmaster figure as he has a decent robot and vehicle mode and a nice gunt mode. Which is more than I can say for Scoop's TM pals.

Get him! He's better than jesus!
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Old 19th September 2014, 12:37 PM
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Get him! He's better than jesus!

Well yeah, Jesus could only walk on water and cater a party. Comos can fly to the moon, walk in air and shoot lasers from his legs
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Old 20th September 2014, 12:51 PM
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Gotta be careful with the paint on the head. In transport from America his head rubbed in my backpack and now he has a giant pointless bald spot on the top of his head. Other than that it's a great little figure, I love how he looks with payload.
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Old 20th September 2014, 06:13 PM
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Cosmos is fantastic!! Payload on the other hand is a waste of material. But I have a terrible anti-minicon bias...
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Really like him. Love the way the alt mode fits in your hand. This morning when we were driving out I had the childish-urge to take bring him along with me
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Old 28th September 2014, 02:39 AM
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This morning when we were driving out I had the childish-urge to take bring him along with me
Hey! Nothin' wrong with bringing toys with you outside! It's perfectly normal I say --- normal! It's all the non-toy carrying Mundaners who are the weirdos.
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Hey! Nothin' wrong with bringing toys with you outside! It's perfectly normal I say --- normal! It's all the non-toy carrying Mundaners who are the weirdos.
MmmmHmmmm.... perfectly normal.
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Really like him. Love the way the alt mode fits in your hand. This morning when we were driving out I had the childish-urge to take bring him along with me
Did you hold him tight in your hand like your own little bunny rabbit?
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Old 13th October 2014, 09:55 PM
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Haha, not tightly, but with five-fingers wrapped around the edges. Would be so much more better as a IDW-fit if only he was Deluxe-scaled.

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