Strongarm and Steeljaw – Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Today we are going to look at two of the smaller Legion Class figures that are coming out now for the new Robots in Disguise show.

Strongarm:

Strongarm comes with her face in a shield, as opposed to mouth showing as the box art shows.  I like my Transformers much better with masks anyway.  She is a good sized figure.  Mostly due to the large shoulders that are head height and above.  She is very typical for the Legion Class figures.   She has movement in her shoulder, arms, hips and knees.   She has some really nice details for a small Legion figure.

She is a little shorter than the Prime Legion figures.   I don’t know if this is going to be the new standard for height going forward, as there are only two figures out now, but at least the hands are still the same size, so the RiD figures can borrow weapons from the other Legion figures, since they don’t have any weapons.  Boo!

In vehicle mode, she takes on the appearance of a police SUV.  This does not look like any SUV I am used to.  Maybe she is taking cues from Bulkhead’s SUV.

Overall, I like how she looks. It is hard to tell she is a female Transformer, except for her face on the box art.

Steeljaw:

Now for the tiny werewolf Decepticon, Steeljaw.  He is really intriguing to me.  I can’t wait to see how he is in the show.   The Legion Class figure is again similar to the others.   He has a little less movement than Strongarm.  He is bent at the knees, and cannot stand up very tall.

They even found out a way to give him a tail.  Pretty fun.  It does bump the legs on the way down, so it looks like he is constantly wagging his tail.  In the Warrior Class figure, the tail is actually a nice support to help him stand.  He is pretty sturdy in the Legion version.

He turns into an off-road vehicle of some sort.  Whatever it is, he looks fast and mean.  His vehicle mode is a direct representation of his robot mode.  Well done.

These are the first two releases for the new Robots in Disguise show/line. It is a little strange to me that they would bring out two characters who are very similarly colored.  One thing that stands out right away is the size difference. Strongarm is a lot taller in robot mode, but Steeljaw is a lot wider in vehicle mode.

Well, I am now three figures into the Robots in Disguise line, and I am excited.   I have these two Legion Class figures, and the Steeljaw Warrior Class figure I will look at next.  Overall, they are well done.  It looks like a pretty slow roll-out for the toys, so we will have to see how it goes. Hopefully not another thousand versions of Bumblebee this time around.

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