Blog #331: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Legion 2013 Wave 1 (Smokescreen, Twinstrike, Airachnid, Bumblebee)

Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Legion 2013 Wave 1 (Smokescreen, Twinstrike, Airachnid, Bumblebee)

In an unexpected and welcome move, Hasbro has gone away from the cheap soft plastic translucent weapons for the Legion toys.  They are now hard plastic.  Hooray!

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Smokescreen

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Vehicle Mode: Smokescreen’s vehicle mode is great.  Especially nice is the paint details on his doors.  They could have certainly gone with simpler apps there.  Really nice.

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Robot Mode: He might be one of my favorite Legion toys.  His robot mode looks great.  They really did a nice job on him.

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Twinstrike

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Vehicle Mode: If it’s not obvious, Twinstrike is an homage to G1 Terrorcon Sinnertwin.  He is the first member of a Beast Hunters Abominus combiner.  He has nice paint apps and a lot of detail in the molding.

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Robot Mode: He’s got a great head sculpt, and I like the use of his heads for arms.  I really can’t wait to see the entire team combined.  It’s interesting that they are not in a single wave as Hasbro has done with other recent combiners.  While it’s probably unlikely, I must admit to being a bit worried that we’ll never see the whole team at retail.

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Airachnid

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Vehicle Mode: Well,  it’s better than the deluxe one, but that’s a really low bar to set, and it’s not better by much.

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Robot Mode: See my comment on her vehicle mode.  I have nothing else to add.

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Bumblebee

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Vehicle Mode: Bumblebee is not as detailed (obviously) as the deluxe version, but he looks pretty good.

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Robot Mode: I really like the cannons on his shoulders.  Another nice Bumblebee.

Overall: This is a pretty good wave.  In some ways, it’s overall the best first wave of Beast Hunters in any class.  That’s kind of depressing actually.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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5 Responses to Blog #331: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Legion 2013 Wave 1 (Smokescreen, Twinstrike, Airachnid, Bumblebee)

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