Tyrannotaur wrote:Blaze Master is good. Amazing Alt mode. He should be repainted to a police chopper.
Blackout is easily my favorite Decepticon from the first film but his toy is mediocre. He is too small, has half a helicopter on his back and doesn't really look at all like the movie version. I hope that Hasbro uses their design for Animated blackout and uses it toward a leader Grindor, which is then repainted as Blackout. Have his hands become the helicopter tail, the cockpit splits and becomes his chest and his head comes out of that, His legs form the body, and the rotors sit on his back. Really not hard. If the guys at hasbro can design leader prime they could do that. No excuse. Now I realize they make the toys based of concept art and early stuff from the movies, but still I had better hopes for a Blackout toy. Hopefully once they are done rereleasing it 5 times they will make a better version of him. I don't see why Brawl was more deserving of a bigger mold and Blackout wasn't.
eh.. I'm done.
I bought Voyager Blackout, and he's among one of my favorites. Unfortunately, he's another victim of Hasbro gimmicks--the designer had to compromise a figure's aesthetics with the compulsory gimmicks, apparently to give more value to the toy. IMO, the Blackout's back kibble could have been easily rectified by incorporating his tail transformation into his legs. The little rubber Scorponok could have been stored in the engine, just like in the movie. But then, they had come up with that silly rotor blade gimmick, which meant his entire back, right down to the tail rotors, had to be kept intact to accommodate the spring and gears.
In the case of Blaze Master, the thin grasshopper legs really make a joke out of him, despite the excellent alt mode. Pity.