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.
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.
If Bumbleebee can hold off Underbite’s metal chomping jaws, he can win this Clash!
Megatronus brought a gun AND a knife to this fight. Optimus brought nothing!
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.
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.