This guy is an Autobot? He has a skull for a face. How can HE be an Autobot? Oh, he is a bounty hunter. Okay, ya gotta be pretty mean looking when you are after some of the greatest types of villainy in space.
Blastwave is a SUPER retooled version of Megatronus. And I mean major. They share the same basic structure, but everything is different on the outside from the knees up.
The face on his chest is a pretty cool looking effect. It reminds me of the anime, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, with the robots that had faces for chests.
Blastwave comes equipped for battle. He has a sword, as well as a double cannon. The cannon and sword can be stored on his back for when good old fashion fists work best.
In tank mode, he continues to be a force. Double cannons on a tall rotating turret.
The sword can be mounted to the top and is not actually that much of a standout when in place.
From the back it is clear that the arms make up the turret. The fists face upwards. This is more of a trait that we have in the Robots in Disguise line. Not as much attention to detail go into these figures than the Generations line, and we tend to see a bit more greeble. This isn’t too bad.
Blastwave hanging out with a few of the guys that followed him in the following wave. I like the figures overall. It helps that they are pretty fun in their TV show. The figures are pretty basic as they are. Some are definitely better than others. I am a bit surprised at the variety of details put into the figures. Some are really cool with good transformations, while others seem more thrown together. I am definitely not as much of a fan of the RiD line as I am the Generations. And I am really not a fan of the super gimmicky Crash Combiners that came out of the Combiner Force.
There are supposed to be a few more figures coming out in the Warrior Class, Thermidor (Bisk repainted, Twinferno (who we also got as a two-headed dragon in Generations), and Bludgeon (who is a repaint of Blastwave). I bet the skull face makes more sense when you know that the extensive retool of Megatronus was to make Bludgeon and a second repaint for Blastwave. Make the most of your money spent. Not a good deal if they never come out in the stores.