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Doomshot and Megatron – Transformers: Generation – Titans Return – Voyager Class

We looked at the Voyager Class Optimus Prime, based on the Laser Optimus from Generation 2. This time we are going to look at the Decepticon side of things, with Megatron and Doomshot.

We got a new Megatron in the last series, Combiner Wars, where we actually got two really nice Megatrons that were Leader Class. This time around, they are going with the triple changer feature, and using the body that we know will end up being Blitzwing with a repaint and a new Titan Master.

Hasbro was able to stick with the same basic shape and design of the robot, from Combiner Wars to Titans Return. There is just a massive size difference. I have to say, it is a bit of a de-evolution, going from the massive and shiny Combiner Wars version, to the smaller, grey Titans Return version.

As with other triple changers, it is clear there is a lot going on here. Like with Optimus, you can see jet parts in a backpack, as well as the tank parts.

Side by side, Optimus and Megatron are fairly evenly matched. Their size and bulk are very similar.

Megatron comes with Doomshot, who looks amazingly like Blitzwing, whom we will see in a future wave. Red and grey, and that is about it for this guy.

Transforming Megatron first takes us to the tank mode. Well, it looks like a tank that is getting ready to fly. I am thinking this is some kind of Nazi World War II attempted invention. A tank that can fly. Wings folded in and ready for takeoff.

From the back, there is a lot going on. A lot of the jet parts hang out back there.

And from the front… the jets. They couldn’t figure out how to build the two modes, so the tank and the jet were facing the same way? I bet Megatron would have loved to have had jet power in tank mode.

The turret has a swivel to it, so that makes for some nice playability. Doomshot gets to sit in the turret and fire the cannon.

Moving on to jet mode. Hey, that actually looks like a jet that could fly. Hasbro took cues from the F-15 Strike Eagle, a boxy plane in it’s own right and perfect for transforming into a tank. That being said, there is a whole lot of tank parts hanging off under there, which really isn’t good for flying, and makes the plane sit off the ground when landed.

The cockpit opens and allows Doomshot to ride in there. Much better than Optimus’ ride where his Titan Master has to ride in the back.

From the top, the F-15 looks good. I am not big on the shiny metallic stickers. It would have worked if he had actually been shiny like the Combiners War version, but this version looks a bit silly.

One of the configurations allows for the smaller cannon to be attached to the top of Megatron’s back. That allows the large cannon to not be quite as long and unwieldy.

Megatron and Optimus together in jet modes. I think Megatron definitely pulls out the win on this one. His jet looks better and actually able to fly.

In vehicle mode, tank vs tanker. Um, well I am going to give it to Megatron again Megatron looks better and has more playability, with the moving turret.

The two are pretty evenly matched in robot mode. They are of similar sizes, though Megatron has half a head on Prime. Megatron pretty much has one massive weapon, while Prime can fight with two. It is hard to say who would win this fight.

Bring in their stats, and again it is pretty even. Megatron is up on strength and firepower, but Optimus is up on speed and smarts. This would be a good match to watch.


Stormshot – Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Warrior Class

Well, we have another Autobot flier to go along with Windblade. Stormshot here had the initial running name of Skyfire, which we know to be Jetfire, one of the most sought after Transformers of all time.

This time around, he is a little less impressive. He is so, so, so American, but I guess if you are from France, he would be so French, or from England, he would be so British. There are a lot of countries with Red, White and Blue in their flags. I know he is not Italian 😉

He is pretty standard for a Warrior Class figure in the Robots in Disguise line. As we have seen over 9 waves of this series, these are not Generation style figures. They tend to be more simplistic.

Stormshot comes with two guns. A handgun, and a rifle or shotgun. They fit into his hands, but do not have any other storage places.

The two guns can be combined to form a larger gun. I tried to work it so Stormshot could fit the two handles into both hands, but he just doesn’t bend that way.

In jet mode, he forms a jet. It looks like it could have been many different jets, while being a fictional jet at the same time. Since this is a RiD vehicle, the body parts don’t fold up all that well. In the front, the engine intakes have shoulder joints right in the middle of them. That would not happen in other series of Transformers. The guns mount to the wings. They do not look good, since they are not even close to the same size. That always hurts an appearance of a plane, when a figure comes with two different weapons. We are looking for aerodynamics here.

The two guns can once again form a larger weapon and attach under the nose of the jet. This is a somewhat better look, but ironically is not included in the directions.

From the top, the jet looks pretty good. The details are well done with body panels and the paint is well executed.

From the bottom, it looks like an old Transformer, where you can see the entire robot folded up down there. Even his face shows. Not great.

Overall, this guy fits in well with the rest of the figures in the Robots in Disguise line. They are okay, but severely overshadowed by what is going on in the Generations: Titans Return line right now. He is a fun one to get if you need an extra Autobot flier. There is a lack of flyers on their side.


Tranformers: Generations – Windblade

Windblade was a hard lady to track down.  I finally had to breakdown and get her off of Amazon.  I am in the toy hobby for the hunt as much as the toys themselves, but I figured with Windblade being a Fan’s Choice figure, as well as being the rare female Transformer, I should get her while the deal was good.  That and with enough other stuff for Christmas presents, I was able to get free shipping.  Always a bonus.

Windblade’s vehicle mode is a jet. An Autobot jet is not too common, but we see them from time to time. She looks like Hasbro took some cues from Prime’s Starscream. She has her legs standing tall there on the jet’s back. Not a very good design in that respect. Nothing I hate more than a “robot in disguise” that has body parts hanging out there for everyone to see.  She is pretty tricky to transform.  To get the wings locked into place, there are a lot of parts that need to be just right.  And that is on both sides, so you may get one side into place, and then it will pop loose while you are working on the other side.   Keep at it, you will eventually get it to work right.   After all of the work, there are some things that are just a bit off.  Sitting on the table, the jet listed to one side.   I don’t know if it was a part that was not transformed just right, or some thing with the overall design.   The tail also has a problem staying together, and tends to splay open at the top (see above picture).

Not that the jet is all bad.  The overall appearance of the jet is pretty cool.  The VTOL turbines rotate, and there is a front landing gear that moves up and down. Both nice touches.

I think she shines in robot mode.   She is a tough looking lady.  If she looked like Starscream in vehicle mode, she looks like Arcee in robot mode.  Yup, I think Windblade is the love child of Starscream and Arcee.

Not only did Windblade come with a sword, but it has a sheath.  We have seen quite a few swords being carried by a large number of Cybertonians, but there are very few that have a sheath to go with it.

The blade she carries is pretty fierce looking.  To give it more power apparently, there is a little turbine down by the hilt.  Guess this this the whole “Windblade” thing.

Overall, I think Windblade is a much better robot than she is a jet.  The jet has a little bit of a wonky sit, where it looks like it is listing a bit.  There are some really tricky parts to transform, so it will be really hard for kids to change her.  In robot mode, the only problem I had was with her high heels folding into her foot.  That does make play and posing her a little more difficult.    A fine figure.  Now I have to go back and read her comic and find out what she is all about.


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