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Clash of the Transformers – Legion Class – Toys R Us Exclusive

There are a few Transformers that are exclusive to Toys R Us in the Robots in Disguise line.   There are the two 2-packs here, as well as three Warrior Class figures, and some one-step and three-step figures.  As I shy away from any of the one-step figures, I will not be looking at them.   I will however be looking at the Legion Class figures today, and the Warrior Class figures coming up.

Clash of the Transformers - Logo

The TRU exclusive figures are listed under the Clash of the Transformers subline of the Robots in Disguise TV series line of action figures.  The figures are recolored versions for Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Underbite. This is the first Megatronus figure we have seen in the RiD line.

I like the colors of Bee.  In vehicle mode we see mostly grey/blue, but get him in robot mode, and we get to see his signature yellow show.  As with most of the Legion Class figures, the articulation is pretty limited.  We get some shoulder movement, and leg/hip movement and that is about it.

This version of Optimus is pretty plain. He is basically white and dark grey with a few splashes of blue and red.  He doesn’t have much in terms of articulation either. Mostly some movement in the shoulders, and that is about it.

Underbite looks pretty close to his original Legion Class version, with a little bit of green added on. More really that much added, but it gives a bit more detail.

Megatronus is probably the best figure in this wave of 4. He has movement in his waist (due to transformation), and he is the only figure to come with a weapon. He does lack the articulation very much the same as Optimus. No knees or elbow joints. It really limits the play.

Underbite Vs Bumblebee  

If Bumbleebee can hold off Underbite’s metal chomping jaws, he can win this Clash!

Bumblebee Wins!

Optimus vs Megatronus

Megatronus brought a gun AND a knife to this fight.  Optimus brought nothing!

Optimus Strike – “Side Kick!!!”

 

Megatronus falls!!!

Overall, these figures are just what you would expect from the smaller Legion Class figures.  They are rather simplistic and they don’t have the articulation of the larger scale figures.  What they do have is size and cost.  They are small enough for someone to carry in their pocket, or play a big scene with small figures.  They are also cost efficient.  They were $11.99 for the two-pack, at least where I live in California.  The single Legion figures are going for $7.99.  The single pack Legion figures are cheaper on Amazon, but the Exclusives are way more expensive.  It is still better to get them in store.

If you have the other figures in the line, these are nothing new… except for Megatronus. He is a good figure to pick-up for your Legion collection.  If he had come with the grey Bumblebee, I may not have even been interested in picking up both sets.  Underbite is really similar to the regular version, and a white Optimus really doesn’t do much for me, since they are repainting him to be Ultra Magnus, that should be out now, or very soon.  I wish Hasbro would stop sandwiching in an Ultra Magnus every time they make an Optimus.  They are really quite different, and should be treated separately, like they are doing in the Combiner Wars Line.

 

Bonus:

This is the first photo shoot, using my new background.  I am still working the kinks out of lighting, and I have some ways to go there.   This background is two sided.  This side was intended to be multi-scale.   I can use it with Legion Class, Deluxe Class, or Voyager Class figures.

It can also be used with other brands of toys too.  Marvel Legends, GI Joe, or really anything.  The back side was really the whole reason for making this background in the first place.  It is an alley scape really for Marvel Legends and that scale figures.  I have some prop pieces ready to go on it, and I have just found a few of the Rhino Series figures to get started on that photo shoot soon.

Coming up, I have a fun story to tell using Marvel Legends figures I carried in a backpack for over an hour through the rough forest, just looking for a place to shoot.   When I saw it, the whole store came around.   It should be fun.

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Marvel MiniMates – Toys R Us 2 packs Wave 10 (Age of Apocalypse)

The heavy theme this time around is from the Age of Apocalypse story line in X-Men.   They did of course need to get Spider-Man and Wolverine in there, so we are 50-50 for AOA and other stuff.  The figures this time around are fantastic, and I am saving the best for last.

Danger Room Wolverine and Omega Red:

Here is yet another Wolverine.  I do have to say though, with only one type of body, they do keep Wolvie interesting.   This time missing his shirt, he has a nasty look on his face. Someone is about to get something bad.

Omega Red is his own kind of evil.  He is a great nemesis to the X-Men, and one that is a good addition to the MiniMates line.  His whip tendrils come out of the bottom of his wrists and they look pretty good.  They are not posable, but they are different sizes and are shaped differently so they work well.

Big Time Spider-Man and Shadowland Iron Fist:

Honestly I had to look this one up.  I did not have any clue as to what the Big Time thing was all about.  I am really out of the comic loop other than the toys and movies.  Of course MiniMates will have another Spider-Man.  All the figures need to be painted, and Spider-Man is just that, paint.  He does not have any other body part accessories.   He does come with his webbing, this time in a clear yellow.  The webbing is a little more stiff than the webs that came with other Spider-folk.

Iron Fist is just Bad-@$$.  I don’t really know much about Iron Fist.  Only a little here and there.  The figure is well painted, he comes with his hands wrapped and an alternate version with just hands.   He also has a face under that mask.  Take that Spider-Man.  Not so big time now, huh?

Now we get into the Age of Apocalypse figures.   Sabretooth and Blink.  Both figures are well done.  We have seen Sabretooth before but this one is a bit different.  I like him.  Blink has great clothing, along with a power platform.

Nemesis and Morph.   Morph has such a heavy cape that he can not stand on his own.  Other than the cape, he does not have a lot going for him that is unique.   The paint is really nice though.

And then there is Nemesis.  He is one of the Exclusive 2 Packs, and worth the hunt:

He has great accessories.  His body is nice and clear.  They were able to mold the body shell so clear that the skull and bones show through.   He has two different shaped fists, with giant feet and leg attachments.   This is a GREAT figure.

And there you have it my friends.   A really nice set of Marvel MiniMates.  I did not see any outright flaws that hindered the wave, other than Morph not being able to stand up.   A little thing.   We get some nice big scale bad guys this time around.   Go forth and hunt!


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