Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 9:49pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal Views: 35,558
To begin, we will look at Blurr.
This figure is supposed to represent the Rescue Bots version of Blurr as he becomes the first Rescue Bot character to cross over into the more advanced toylines. Now mind you he does not look exactly like the character people came to love in Rescue Bots, but then again, did Sideswipe and Bumblebee look exactly the same between shows?
Overall, this figure does look really cool! His colors are pleasing to the eyes and he does have a pretty well thought out color scheme that makes him look pretty sexy.
Below, you will find a pair of comparisons, one with the Titans Return Hot Rod and the other with Combiner Force Primestrong for size comparisons.
He stands about your standard height for a deluxe/warrior figure, and his proportions looks similar to Hot Rod's in that the arms feel a bit too long and the shoulders a bit too high. But overall he still looks good.
His blaster is fairly cool looking, though the translucent plastic used for it would have been better in an actual solid blue, at least to me.
Inspired by Seibertronian Mr.Black, he can also cast a great running pose!
His backpack kind of keeps to itself, though it basically is a big, smooth, mostly translucent backpack. But it stays out the wave and doesn't hinder articulation at all, so it's no biggie.
His Transformation is simple yet fun and intuitive. Despite the robot mode look, he does not share any sort of Transformation trick with Prime Wheeljack.
The alt mode looks really good too. A sleek and sexy car that really looks like it can move fast. He looks really good next to Titans Return Hot Rod in this mode too. I wish something could have been put in the cockpit area since you can see right through it to his legs and the ground between his legs, but that's a minor quibble.
Now onto Soundwave:
This figure has been pretty hyped up, and I can see why. It is a pretty swell figure! The robot mode looks really cool, all beefy and brawny. He really uses his War for Cybertron design here, and it looks really good with the Prime headsculpt.
Now, something I will point out is that he really looks like a Prime Breakdown. Just looking at him next to Breakdown, they looks very similar. They even share locations of where their parts end up! If this character could get a repaint, Breakdown would be a Prime suspect! (so sorry)
He also looks fun deploying his legion of minions! (sorry, puns are funs). On this note, I will say that his posability in the arms is a bit troublesome. The shoulders really limit his different poses, just as a warning. He also has mid-torso rotation instead of waist rotation, which actually works out pretty well!
MOAR LIGHT PIPING!!!!
Transformation is really interesting and very fun! It is definitely unique and one that is fun to do again and again.
The alt mode looks pretty good too! Mind you the hands are fully visible, but it isn't really an issue. It looks big and mean and really does show his Highmoon Studios heritage here.
Now mind you, the big appearance is sort of deceiving. The underside ends up fairly hollow, but that is hardly an issue because no one displays their transformers in alt mode upsidedown or on their side.
Once again, you can really see a Breakdown appearance here too, and I would not doubt a retool of Soundwave as Breakdown down the road.
Also of note, his gun is capable of adjusting its angle, so you can not only rotate the gun, but also point it up in the air!
And now the 2 figures together:
Overall, these are 2 fairly good figures. Now mind you, these are not the Fracture's or the Thunderhoof's or the Bisk's of the line in that they are not completely mind-blowing, but they are both still pretty good. They are worth having for sure. So head on out to your stores and pick up one today!
Credit(s): D-Maximus_Prime @Seibertron
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Posted by WreckerJack on March 25th, 2017 @ 10:28pm CDT
Posted by william-james88 on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:06pm CDT
Kurona wrote:william-james88 wrote:Kurona wrote:First taste of the Weaponizer Mini-cons and he's a damn good one! I've wanted more Targetmasters for a while and if this is standard for the subline I am very happy with RiD 15 right now
Sadly, he is not the standard, he is the best one. I find the rest not as great. The others I like are Bludgeon and Sawtooth since they have both fun robot modes and weapons.
Damn, glad I trusted my intuition and grabbed him then. What about Dragonus? I could have sworn I saw you singing his praises.
They are all fun and I dont regret getting any, but I dont remember praising any of them either.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:17pm CDT
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, oh, D-Max! Have Blurr raise his translucent gun all the way up in the air for a "Power Up and Energize!" pose.
POWER UP AND ENERGIZE!!!
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:30pm CDT
SCORE!!!D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Sabrblade wrote:Oh, oh, D-Max! Have Blurr raise his translucent gun all the way up in the air for a "Power Up and Energize!" pose.
POWER UP AND ENERGIZE!!!
Now if he could just do that (carry over the gimmick from the RB show) in the RID show. Bonus points if he deliberately does it to try to annoy Sideswipe.
Posted by RAR on March 26th, 2017 @ 7:19am CDT
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 26th, 2017 @ 3:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Now if he could just do that (carry over the gimmick from the RB show) in the RID show. Bonus points if he deliberately does it to try to annoy Sideswipe.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2017 @ 9:54am CDT
Extra bonus points if the gun turns out to not be a gun but instead a Collision Foam Cannon.D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Sabrblade wrote:Now if he could just do that (carry over the gimmick from the RB show) in the RID show. Bonus points if he deliberately does it to try to annoy Sideswipe.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 27th, 2017 @ 10:13am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Extra bonus points if the gun turns out to not be a gun but instead a Collision Foam Cannon.D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Sabrblade wrote:Now if he could just do that (carry over the gimmick from the RB show) in the RID show. Bonus points if he deliberately does it to try to annoy Sideswipe.
This is RiD. Something like that is entirely with the realms of possibility
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 27th, 2017 @ 5:13pm CDT
See the Texas sightings thread for images
Posted by RAR on March 28th, 2017 @ 1:09am CDT
Lancelon is OK a bit short perhaps and the colours don't really go with anything terribly well. But he looks OK enough.
Lord Doomitron is going to get partnered with Bludgeon for sure when I get him as the colours should go really well.
I'm considering buying another Bashbreaker (on a card) to get this one some more armour - he looks a little plain without it.
Autobot Dragonus is a great looking Turret - now I just have to find a suitable vehicle with a 5mm hole in the roof that doens't colour clash with him - he might look nice on Activator Combiner Strongarm or Sideswipe perhaps.
A lot of the things I'd like to use him on though it won't fit due to a lack of suitable 5mm centre port.
I might get him some armour too - if I can find another Dragonus - no easy task as I've only ever seen 1 and I bought it.
Posted by william-james88 on March 28th, 2017 @ 7:45am CDT
RAR wrote:Well I finally got the 3rd Minicon Boxed set (yay) with Autobot Dragonus, Bashbreaker, Lord Doomitron and Lancelon.
Thats great! Hopefulyl that means there isstill hope it hits canada. I still have a raincheck for it
Posted by RAR on March 29th, 2017 @ 1:00am CDT
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/r ... k.1104120/
I hope I can get them as they look long term useful - especially Decepticon Dragonus & The swords.
Posted by william-james88 on March 29th, 2017 @ 10:23am CDT
The Germany sighting is TFW2005's Nevermore and the Canada sighting is from Cybertron.ca's Downshift.
Posted by Bronzewolf on March 30th, 2017 @ 10:54pm CDT
Posted by Pot Bot on March 31st, 2017 @ 1:23am CDT
Posted by RAR on April 1st, 2017 @ 2:41am CDT
Scorch Strike Jetstorm
I would be interested in any report on the differences in the big gift set of minicons if anyone ever got that as - I noticed some of them seem to have a bit more paint than the other released versions.
For example Bashbreaker has light grey paint on the sides of the hammer. and Tricerashot has extra paint on his face to give a couple of examples.
Posted by X3ROhour on April 1st, 2017 @ 3:03pm CDT
the weaponizers i mean.
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 1st, 2017 @ 3:19pm CDT
Z3ROhour wrote:y r they the wrong color?
the weaponizers i mean.
Because the show versions are in the 4-packs or the Battle Packs in the case of Windstrike and Sawtooth.
Posted by Va'al on April 2nd, 2017 @ 4:12am CDT
Va'al wrote:Italy still has them too, they just switched company for the license this year!