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Ravage, Laserbeak – Transformers: Generations – Titans Return

Continuing on with the Legends in the Titans Return line, we continue with the theme of the tablet computers that turn into stuff.

Ravage:

Ravage is a classic companion of Soundwave, so he is not to be missed. If you look closely at the card art for Ravage, he is drawn with the same head as Stripes that came on the Autobot side a wave before. I was really worried that this was going to be the final version of Ravage, with a rather dragon looking head. Even the figure on the back has the same head as Stripes. Thankfully that is not the case. Ravage comes with the much more sleek look that we saw with the G1 figure.

Of course his initial mode is that of the panther. A little wider than his G1 version, but still just as skinny. I think Hasbro tried too hard to make these guys into triple changers, and Ravage loses a little something with the wings flying out of his butt.

His second mode is that of a plane. Just like with stripes, this is not the best mode. It is okay, and actually gives Ravage a way to get around faster than running. I think it could have made more sense if it looked a bit more like a drone, with no windshield. Nobody is going to be able to fit in there, so why put on a windshield?

Finally, we have the tablet. The stickers (already applied) have a lot of good detail in them. Ravage is using his spy skills with surveillance. A nice touch for this spy.

Laserbeak:

Oh yes, we knew this one was coming. Back in the Combiner Wars, we got our first tablet in the form of Buzzsaw. It was before we had any of the Leader Class figures that can use these tablets, so we knew big things were coming.

And just like the initial G1 release, Buzzsaw came first, and then it was redecoed into Laserbeak. That is a funny thought since we saw more of Laserbeak than Buzzsaw in the show.

Laserbeak looks great in his bird mode. He is very reminiscent of his G1 counterpart, with big jets on top of the body. He even has the skid feet.  He is very black in this version, with only touches of red on the inner part of the wings and the back of his neck. He and Ravage are a great team of spies this time around.

In his tablet mode, you learn a lot about Laserbeak. He hates Autobots, likes to listen to music while he works, and he is listening in on conversations in order to intercept.

I skipped over the lamest of all of the designs. The… what is it? a tank, a forklift? Who knows. It is pretty lame, and I will never use it again.

Well, two more tablets for use with a Leader Class Figure.  Now all I need is to find a Leader Class figure at retail, and see about getting these guys set up with a boss.

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Loudmouth – Transformers: Generations – Titan Master

 

Tonight we are taking a look at the fourth and final Titan Master of wave 1, Loudmouth.  He is totally an Autobot. The red and grey scream Autobot. That and he looks like a nice guy.

He comes with a little convertible hover car that looks like it is right out of Star Wars. Loudmouth sits in the cockpit as he should.

Flip the car over, move around the red parts, and throw Loudmouth in there head down, and you have some sort of tank. It is quite a change from the car in the first mode.

A few adjustments more, and the tank becomes a weapon. It is pretty much the tank with the side skirts flipped out.

And of course he becomes a head. He is a really well done head. He has a red visor and metallic blue sides to his face.  This time around, the head of Blurr did not work in place of Loudmouth. Hyperfire gives Blurr his trademark air vent on the head. That air vent hinders what Hyperfire can be attached to when he is all folded up.

Boy, this is going to be the tiniest little war ever.  Titan Master against Titan Master.   Pew! Pew! Pew!

Even Wheelie looks gigantic around these guys.

Let’s not forget that the Legends Class figures were specifically made to work with the Titan Masters. Only Wheelie, so far, allows a Titan Master a comfortable ride. The rest of the Legends Class has ports for the Titan Masters to stand on their backs or somewhere else. We will see in future waves if we will see any other support vehicles that the Titan Masters can ride in.

That’s it for the Titan Masters Wave 1. These guys are so much fun. I am looking forward to Wave 2. For now, we are on to bigger things. That isn’t hard to do. Maybe we will take a walk away from the Transformers for a day or two and look at some of the other figures that have been lining up for their turn.


Stripes, Rewind, and Wheelie – Transformers: Titans Return – Legends Class

Titans Returns starts with a trio of Legends Class Figures.

Autobot Stripes:

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.

Autobot Rewind:

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.

Autobot Wheelie:

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!


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