T-Macksimus wrote:I have no issue with the fact that they brought back the old rub signs but what really gets me is them placing a deluxe class Optimus in this particular line up. There is no mystery whatsoever as to what is on his rub shield and also, he's a G2 design.
Oh really? Mo mystery whatsoever? I posed a theory when the RtS line was announced, that it'd be the perfect place to include Maximals, Predacons, Junkions and G2 (or any other faction they choose to include/create) characters, as they can surprise people a little, rather than giving away every single thing months before the toys come out.
Of course, I don't know if he has a G2 Autobot symbol under there. Honestly, that particular figure is a little underwhelming to me so I'll probably never find out in person, but there's certainly room for the possibility, no?
Now the rest of the figures:
Wreck-Gar - looks good, and I'm going to have to get him if only because he's one of the few TFs these days I see but can't immediately figure out the transformation. Yes, the face does look a bit too fleshy coloured, but I'm sure I can live with it.
Perceptor - looks pretty cool in robot mode. I don't hate the alt mode, but I don't like enough for me to buy the toy. I do like the chest gimmick.
Optimus Prime - yeah, looks like maybe a decent figure, but the paint isn't doing it for me. I may get the Nemesis Version.
Bumblebee - well, he looks ok. I already have the Classics one, so not keen on spending more money on another BB that doesn't look all that G1ish. If I didn't own the mold already, I'd get the United version, as is, I reckon I'll pass and make do.
Scourge - not really liking the alt mode, and the robot mode isn't all that great either, but I'll probably get him to go with Galvatron and Cyclonus. I do like the weapon. It's Fracas alright, he's just been tagged with some transfomation inhibitor so he doesn't run away.
Kup - oh
he has far too many different shades of green. The colour on his head and wrists in particular really puts me off. The extortionately priced E-Hobby 3pack is looking a lot more interesting.
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