At the beginning of the Titans Return line, we got Fortress Maximus. It wouldn’t be much fun if the Autobots were the only ones who got a Titan of their own. So, Trypticon Is here at the end of the line. A nice bookend with the two Titans.
Let’s start small and work our way up to the Titan. We are starting off with Necro who was known as Wipe-Out in the comics. He was originally a comic-only character, and a car. His name was changed to Necro, which brings up the idea of a Necromancer, or one that can summon the dead. Well, Necro may not be able to summon the dead, but he sure can steal their spark. Not good for anyone who crosses his path. He is a Titan Master, so that means he forms a head. No, not Trypticon’s head. That would be awfully small. He forms Full-Tilt’s head.
Full-Tilt is a holdover from 1986, and attached to Trypticon’s front as added armor, as well as being able to be launched from the city mode. This Full-Tilt already fares better, having actual articulation, and WAY more detail molded in. He is a good looking Deluxe Class figure all on his own.
Full-Tilt becomes an armored car that looks like it has gotten all of the design cues from the original version. Well done,
And then there is Trypticon. A massive beast of a Transformer. He is the largest Decepticon ever made, and I dare say he has more bulk to him than Fortress Maximus. I should weigh the two and see.
Anyway, the head is the first part we see, and boy is it impressive. There is a head cannon that pops up, along with two cannons in the mouth. When all else fails, there are the sharp teeth.
There are so many great details on Trypticon, from the grey/teal/purple scheme, to the areas of clear orange added in. The stickers took FOREVER to apply. There were well over 100 of them, probably closer to the 200 mark.
As if there wasn’t already enough playability with Trypticon, he has pop-up blasters over the shoulders. That is 5 around the head alone, for those keeping track.
A size comparison for all to see. Fortress Maximus still has the record for height, with Trypticon beating out Devastator by a bit of height and a ton of weight.
This makes for some epic battles, with two titans going at it with good articulation. Sadly, Trypticon is based on a T-Rex, so he still has tiny little arms.
One of the great features of Trypticon is the ability to eat other Titan Masters.
Step 1: Catch your meal. Preferably Deluxe Class Transformer. They don’t have any pesky helmets covering the Titan Master.
Step 2: Tear the head off your prey, tossing the rest of the body to the wayside.
Step 3: Swallow the Titan Master into your stomach prison for assimilation or use at a later time.
From there, Trypticon still has two more modes. First up is the City Mode. He spreads WAY out and has landing platforms, ramps, and weapons galore.
Trypticon does not have quite as many hidey-holes as Fort Max, but there is still a lot of playability in this mode.
There is a great hiding/storage place for Full-Tilt under the ramp. It can also be accessed in Space Ship mode.
Speaking of Space Ship mode, Trypticon kind of folds up really nicely and is ready for takeoff. The space ship looks really cool with an alternate head-like front. The real head is tucked in behind.
Overall, I don’t think I could have asked for more from this Titan. He is so cool and giant, and heavy. He will take anyone to task, with his massive size. There is a lot of playability with the figure, and being able to use other figures with it. I don’t know how Power of the Primes will compete with this, only going up to Leader Class. They may have some hard work ahead if the Autobots want to win this war.