So, in the infinite wisdom of Hasbro or someone else, they decided to cancel the Reveal the Shield series of Transformers. You are in luck though, since they were picked up by Ross stores. Yup, you can dress for less, but you can also get a few awesome Transformers for half price too. Ironically they were the few I was really after. So after a search around at all of the stores near me, I have the three I wanted. And they are cool.
Today, I will be looking at Solar Storm Grappel.
You may remember him as a day dreamer and architect in the original TV series. In this newest version, he still retains the crane body he once had. He does have a bit of a change, two hands. Yup, unlike his G1 counterpart, this version of Grappel has two working hands.
The G1 toy of Grappel was a retool of Inferno, taking the ladder off the back and changing it for a crane arm. This version of Grappel also takes his body from Inferno, this time from the Universe version of Inferno. There are some little changes here and there in the body, but if you look closely, you can definitely see a fire truck under those hazard stripes.
This is definitely a Transformer to go after. He may not sound like the greatest vehicle or character, but he is a fantastic Transformer. Big and sturdy. Nice paint, fun transformations, and he has that classic G1 look that can’t be missed.
Get out there and search those little tiny toy aisles in Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. So far I have only seen them at Ross.