i had heard a bit of hype over generations roadbuster. and ive got to say he doesnt quite live up to it.
i like his head sculpt and overall color scheme. but his shoulder weapons seem a little strange/small. im sure theres more to them (like skids combining guns) but as they are, theyre not much. the wheels on his forearms feel to big to be hanging out there. and his legs just look to thin. i wont go as far as saying FOC shockwave, but thats what it brings to mind. also his vehicle mode seems to be inflated... or maybe its just this pic that makes it look that way. and if i might speculate, the way his leg tires tuck behind his calves, anyone think that might limit his knee posability?
what i will say though, is generations RB is a closer homage to G1. with his full brown head, 4 wheels instead of revolvers rear treads, and the original RB never had a minicon/powermaster/core/whatever you wanna call him. although the shape of revolvers vehicle mode resembles G1 better...
on to revolver..
his overall blocky look is very appealing to me. makes him look solid and sturdy, like he'd be a hard guy to take down in a fight. i think his arsenal is slightly more impressive (and confirmed the guns connect). the wheels on his arms have less of a "hey look at me!" feel as opposed to RB. his companion whether he should exist or not is still neat.
one thing though... may be minor but i think is ridiculous... revolvers treads dont work and theres NO fake wheels on the bottom of the treads. to me thats just a such a simple thing, how could it be missed? you might as well have the front wheels molded solid too. at least thered be cohesion.
my verdict: revolver
overall the shape of his bot mode is more pleasing to me, so ill probably be preordering him or buying upon release. but who knows, ill keep my eye out for more pics of hasbros. and when i see him in hand i might change my tune and have a revolver to sell. but as of right now my moneys on fansproject!
side note: the pics i have for comparison might not be the best. the hasbro RB looks brighter and "polished" making revolver look a lil drab next to it.