Continuing on with the Legends in the Titans Return line, we continue with the theme of the tablet computers that turn into stuff.
Ravage is a classic companion of Soundwave, so he is not to be missed. If you look closely at the card art for Ravage, he is drawn with the same head as Stripes that came on the Autobot side a wave before. I was really worried that this was going to be the final version of Ravage, with a rather dragon looking head. Even the figure on the back has the same head as Stripes. Thankfully that is not the case. Ravage comes with the much more sleek look that we saw with the G1 figure.
Of course his initial mode is that of the panther. A little wider than his G1 version, but still just as skinny. I think Hasbro tried too hard to make these guys into triple changers, and Ravage loses a little something with the wings flying out of his butt.
His second mode is that of a plane. Just like with stripes, this is not the best mode. It is okay, and actually gives Ravage a way to get around faster than running. I think it could have made more sense if it looked a bit more like a drone, with no windshield. Nobody is going to be able to fit in there, so why put on a windshield?
Finally, we have the tablet. The stickers (already applied) have a lot of good detail in them. Ravage is using his spy skills with surveillance. A nice touch for this spy.
Oh yes, we knew this one was coming. Back in the Combiner Wars, we got our first tablet in the form of Buzzsaw. It was before we had any of the Leader Class figures that can use these tablets, so we knew big things were coming.
And just like the initial G1 release, Buzzsaw came first, and then it was redecoed into Laserbeak. That is a funny thought since we saw more of Laserbeak than Buzzsaw in the show.
Laserbeak looks great in his bird mode. He is very reminiscent of his G1 counterpart, with big jets on top of the body. He even has the skid feet. He is very black in this version, with only touches of red on the inner part of the wings and the back of his neck. He and Ravage are a great team of spies this time around.
In his tablet mode, you learn a lot about Laserbeak. He hates Autobots, likes to listen to music while he works, and he is listening in on conversations in order to intercept.
I skipped over the lamest of all of the designs. The… what is it? a tank, a forklift? Who knows. It is pretty lame, and I will never use it again.
Well, two more tablets for use with a Leader Class Figure. Now all I need is to find a Leader Class figure at retail, and see about getting these guys set up with a boss.