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Vorath and Mindwipe – Transformers: Generation – Titans Retrun (Deluxe Class)

Today we are going to look at the other Decepticon animal in this wave. Mindwipe is a Headmaster from 1987. He was teamed up with Vorath. Today, he has the same name, his Titan Master has the same name. That might be a first for the entire run. Probably not, but there seems to be a lot of trademark causing name changes from Headmasters to Titan Masters.

In robot mode, Mindwipe looks pretty good. He has a real G1 feel to him. Squared off corners, with big bulky square legs. He even has tiny wings on his back to show that he is a bat in his other mode. Do we really need those wings? It is a nice aesthetic in robot mode, but then it gives him extra wings in bat mode, which is a bit odd. I think they were needed to cover up the fact that Mindwipe has a giant bat head hanging off back there, and they needed to cover it up a bit.

He comes with a blaster with a good solid Transformers design to it. As with the rest of this line, Mindwipe comes with a second weapon that the Titan Master can interact with. It is a shield with blades and blasters. That is a pretty good weapon there. Close combat and range weapon in one. I like it.

As I mentioned earlier, Mindwipe comes with Vorath. Like with Wolfwire’s Titan Master Monxo, Vorath is also organic in some universes. Interesting that the two would be organic, and also team up with animals. He is standard with movement in the arms, head, and the legs attached.

When Mindwipe transforms into his bat mode, this is where things get really special. We know Mindwipe will have pretty sizable wings, but they fold up so well, and that is pretty awesome. They unfold out of the sides of his legs, with the foot becoming the bottom of the wing. He is fairly boxy in beast mode, with little movement besides his wings’ joints. He does have an opening mouth that is a nice addition.

In his chest, he has a cockpit hatch that opens to reveal a seat for Vorath. Vorath snuggles right in there, ready for his trip.

In the 1987 version, Mindwipe had a terrible tail that impeded his sitting. This new version is a bit better. It hinges out of the way. It is made up of the shield and gun combined. It is very long and very wide. It seems like it would have been a lot better to have the shield as a backpack. It could have ported in on the bat’s back, fit in between the fake wings really nicely, and been out of the way.

The gun and the shield can combine to form a weapon for Vorath. It is pretty much a triple blaster that he rides on. You can flip out the blades for a little extra weaponry, though I doubt you would really want your Titan Master in quite that close combat.

Mindwipe and Wolfwire make a good team in this wave. A couple of beasts hanging out together. I can’t imagine they would be that good of friends, you know, with one that talks to himself, and another that thinks he talks to ghosts.

Crazy is as crazy does.

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Monxo and Wolfwire – Transformers: Generations – Titans Return – Deluxe Class

Wait, is this Titans Return or Robots in Disguise? They love to make Decepticon animals in RiD, but we are getting a bit of overflow into Titans Return. This is not the only animal we are getting in this wave either.

Today we are looking at Wolfwire with his Titan Master Monxo.

Wolfwire is a bright yellow and blue robot. I think he is giving off a really strong Wolverine vibe with the X-Men coloring and bad attitude.

His little head, Monxo is blue and grey. He has a weird back story, where sometime he is a humanoid fleshbag. They went with the Headmaster version. The colors are pretty close, with a bit lighter blue this time around.

As for Wolfwire, this is a pretty darn close redesign of the original version from 1987. The former Weirdwolf slimmed down a lot for this iteration, but he looks very close, including the sword tail and red cockpit for the Monxo to ride in.

Wolfwire comes with a great big gun along with the grey sword. The Titan Return figures certainly do carry a lot of weaponry. His gun of course doubles as a seat for his Titan Master. We will see that a bit later.  He has an opening door in his chest that is similar to the original. This one does not really serve a purpose, except to help push out the torso of the wolf when going through transformation.

In wolf mode, Wolfwire has an opening mouth. It is a bit scary looking with the red teeth. His head is on a swivel to allow the head to swing side to side, and there is even a slight head turn as well.

Moving back, Wolfwire has… ah crud! I just realized I blew the transformation on the front legs. They are backwards and show the empty elbows. Ugh! Anyway, he has pretty good articulation in the fore legs and unlike is G1 counterpart, he can move his back legs too.

The cockpit window flips forward to allow access to the seat.

There is so much room in the cockpit because of the stretch of the waist, that you can actually fit two Titan Masters in there. Pretty neat.

Once closed, the gun can be placed on top of Wirewolf, and he has himself some heavy firepower at his disposal. He looks like a Wolf-tank to me.

Phew! Got the legs the right way around this time!

The gun can also be attached under his body so his back is free for someone to catch a ride. Now he can have his fire power and little help too.

After a few weeks of playing with him, I did notice a problem around the cockpit hinge. Both sides have broken and the hinge dangles loose when the hatch is open. Thankfully there is the rubbery plastic that is attached to the same metal post, so the door does not fall off. It is just a bummer with this guy being so good otherwise.


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