With a new video game that is supposed to be one of the best games ever, and gearing up for the next movie, Transformers are starting to amass on the toy shelves.
Today we are going to have a look at two of the new Generations characters.
Transformers: War on Cybertron – Bumblebee
Bumblebee is one of my favorite characters. Maybe it is because he was the underdog, the little guy of the team that could do so much with so little. In any case, he is back in the new War on Cybertron game coming out soon.
For his vehicle we get something that resembles a Cybertronian Beetle which is a nice omage to his Generation 1 roots and would explain why he chose the vehicle mode he did when he got to Earth. Not so similar to the Camaro, but at least he has the yellow and black combination. 😉
His robot mode is pretty solid. He has a look that more closely resembles the Generation 1 stylings of big arms and legs, and less of the organic feel that we saw in the movies.
A nice color combo with some great touches of red that are probably light-up features in the game. He is a little difficult to get transformed into the vehicle mode. There is a lot to get stuffed under the body of the car, and it all has to be just right to get him all buttoned up under there.
Drift is one fast looking dude. He has a sense of being a loner, even in his vehicle mode. He is a fairly long vehicle, with some nice touches of being a street race car. Graphics, a tall fin, and big exhaust out the back, make for a fast ride.
The real magic comes in his robot mode though.
Drift comes with three weapons. On his back he holds a long sword. It has a long handle that be held with both hands if so desired. It is etched with Japanese markings. When in vehicle mode, the sword is held in the same place as on his back, but it is under the car now.
Two short swords that are hidden in his doors that act like sheathes. They hang down at his side and make for easy access to the smaller weapons. This is fairly unique for a Transformer to have, not only blades that he holds, but also to have three weapons.
Transformation for Drift is easy and straight forward. A lot less twisting and folding down of appendages that in some of the movie styled characters. He closes down nicely and has a good display quality in either mode
Both of these figures are really nice, and would look good in any collector’s collection. If you are a fan of the new game, get Bumblebee. He is a very well designed character, and from what I have read in ToyFare magazine, he is very close to his video game counterpart in how he transforms, and how he looks.
Up next: A look at one of the two-packs from the Hunt for the Decepticons line. We are getting some re-issues, and the paint schemes are getting out there. I think I found a good set though.