Autobot032 wrote:Meh. The size is nice, the deco's okay, but the transformation just makes me a sad panda. I don't care much for the sword/tail, either.
Still, it's leaps and bounds better than his wavemate Optimus. Good heavens that's awful.
You're right about the transformation simplicity. & I am unhappy that they didn't give this variant an articulated neck, or a similar "firing" mechanic. Still, of the three, this one is nice.
For a humorous observation. Looking at the colors, I can't help but think of "MurderBee":
...giving himself that black paint job, then doing some cybergene splicing, to become the new Voyager Predaking
Think about it? This Predaking is black, with yellow & orange highlights. Bumblebee, at the end of Prime, was black with yellow highlights, & you could see "MurderBee" given the same colors.
Putting these 2 toys together, looking at the "spiky" bits, the similar colors, and predatory nature? They look very related.