RiddlerJ wrote:Slight trivia. On the old G1 cartoon Blitzwing was the only one to recognize the Quintissons and now all his incarnations are face swappers themselves.
Interesting trivia there!
Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't include that gimmick. IMO the overall head sculpt almost always suffers when you implement face-swapping--V1 MP Seekers had rather flat faces due to their ability to flip face-plates for different expressions.
While I don't mind it on the MP seekers since it adds display value and character, the faces on Blitzwing are too reminiscent of his TFA incarnation, which IMO, feel very out of place with his G1 design. While we've only seen his normal and "icy" faces, the icy one looks too TFA for my tastes. Also, his normal face has the visor too low, leaving a gap between it and the rim of his "helmet."
In any case, G1 Blitzwing never had this feature, so I personally think it's unnecessary.
That said, maybe the kids will love it. Gotta keep reminding myself it's a kid's toy line, not MP.
TL;DR, not a fan of his 3-face gimmick because the icy face reminds me too much of his TFA incarnation and creates problems with face proportions, and looks out of place on his neo-G1 toy.