Hi again. Thanks to everyone who liked my Kup review!
Here is a quick look at Transformers Prime: Decepticon Rumble
. That's his full boxed title.
As always thanks to Kapow Toys
in the UK! They are getting these guys from Asia at lightning speeds. Rumble is sold out now but there is a UK case due. http://tinyurl.com/d56xjrj
This came in the smaller multi language box again. The Bio reads:“Decepticon Rumble's Piledrivers create chaos and destruction."
A lot of my pictures make his blue shade appear a lot lighter than it is. I will put a more natural picture up at the end to compare it. He is a nice blue kinda between that and cyan. Not as light as Hot Spot as it can seem in the pics.
He transforms into a small car. What type I don't know. Bots are my thing not cars.
It has a nice shade of red windows and black grill. There is a Decepticon logo on his grill but it's hard to see as it's dark.
His Piledrivers can be mounted on the sides. The whole car is quite small like most TFP but very plain. I would have preferred a more sporty or better model. This reminds me of the family car you might find Carly driving Daniel down to the local mall in!
If Bumblebee and others can be flashy why is Rumble so boring?
As you can see the rear is empty of paint except for one tiny Con symbol. Rather like Knock Out this guy screams out "Reprolabel me!"
Seriously Hasbro does paint cost that much these days! It's like all the budget went on the robot and they just said "paint it blue".
The robot mode is really very nice. I never had the United version and this is a great way to bring a new style to the figure I think.
He can hold his weapons in his hands as gatling type guns or flush to his wrist as Piledrivers. If you look underneath they are labelled L1 and R2.
Of course he has the giant chest face going on which a few figures have been showing but maybe not as blatantly. It has 2 red shoulder areas that run the light into the chest eyes.
The shoulder pieces can lock into place but can slightly scratch and scuff the sides. So treat it a little carefully.
The back is nicely detailed with the now almost standard hollow leg area.
A really cool feature is built in laser cannons on his back! In my view a real homage to the G1 guns he carried. They could have easily left him with large "wing" things so this was a nice touch. They could use a silver sharpie, which I plan on doing.
By clipping his arms back in you can create this kind of transformed piledriver mode look.
He has a lot of articulation and can make some nice poses. I'm not great at that so I will leave it to the video guys.
Ball joints on the shoulders, swivel biceps, jointed elbows, ball joint hips, ankles and jointed knees.
Tried to show the head well. Red eyes and crest which light up very nicely giving him an evil stare! It's on a ball joint with an extended red neck. Can get a lot of movement from it.
Basically I feel this is another great Decepticon! They seem to be the cooler of the figures so far. He's got a lot of character and I hope he appears in the show.
The only downsides are the car mode being so plain and that it doesn't scale too well with the other cars. Almost more First Edition size than RID scale. Compared to Kup's gaping holes though this is nothing.
I would recommend getting this guy when he comes out to add to the army!
Comparison pics coming up below shortly