Titans Returns starts with a trio of Legends Class Figures.
Stripes is a triple changer. He is a jet, a beast, and a spy tablet. This is one of those figures that has to be squished into a specific size, so you may not get exactly what you want out of a figure of this type. He does his job, and transforms, and has an additional mode that works with Blaster.
In jet mode, he has the front end that looks similar to a Concorde. The back end is the beast’s legs flipped up, so it kind of has a look of a bird. Not the best mode.
In beast mode, I am guessing it is supposed to be a tiger, since he is “Stripes.” It looks a bit like a wolf. Who knows? Anyway, this is a better mode than the plane. He has good movement in the legs that allows for some posing.
Everything folds up to create the tablet that can be used with Blaster. Not a lot going on here, other than everything folding up nice and tight and out of the way.
Overall, not the best figure in the world, but he transforms well, and he will be a lot more fun once Blaster comes into play.
Rewind is the other triple changer of the trio. He is a robot, a tank, and a spy tablet.
The robot mode is great. He is reminiscent of the original tapes that Baster carried around in the G1 toys.
He has a lot of good movement with knees and elbows, and even a turning head. The Legends Class figures keep getting better at this small scale.
He transforms into a tank. This is quite impressive since he is a rather flat figure, but can twist and turn to create a turret.
His gun becomes the cannon for the tank, and even has movement of it’s own.
Transforming him slightly from the tank, and he becomes the spy tablet. A very nice nod to the G1 figure, where he looks to be more of a tape recorder with a tape inside.
Even his gun has a place to attach to be a part of the tablet. An incredibly nice touch.
Rewind and Stripes are definitely not matching tablets. It will be interesting to see how the insert into Blaster.
Wheelie is the odd man out on this wave. He does not become a tablet, and he is not a triple changer. What we get is a cute little version of Wheelie in robot mode. It is clear who he is instantly with the bright yellow and orange color scheme. He has his trademark head that has a swivel in the neck.
He becomes a car. It is difficult to stick the pieces together, and falls apart easily. This figure definitely looses points when he is not playable in one of his modes.
There is a cockpit for a Titan Master to ride inside. While the other two figures have posts for a Titan Master to stand on them, Wheelie is the only one who can actually carry one.
This first wave is okay. No real standouts as totally amazing. Rewind is the best overall figure, with a good robot and vehicle mode. Wheelie would have been great if he could hold together in vehicle mode.
Next up we will take a look a the Deluxe Class figures. They are really good figures. Stay tuned!