Blog #345: Toy Reviews: Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Blaster with Steeljaw

Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Blaster with Steeljaw

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Steeljaw

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Steeljaw is a repaint of Ravage with a new head.  Unfortunately, the new head and repainting doesn’t make it a better toy.

Blaster

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Vehicle Mode: Blaster is repainted from Soundwave/Soundblaster.  His chest/front of vehicle has been remolded to look like G1 Blaster’s chest.  He has a pretty decent paint job, but I’m not crazy about all the gray plastic in vehicle mode.

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Robot Mode: While I don’t like the gray plastic in vehicle mode, it works perfectly in robot mode, making him match the colors on the original very well.  He has a new head, which is a pretty great sculpt.  I would have liked to see him have a bigger weapon (if you’ll recall Blaster’s G1 weapon was enormous).  That’s not a major issue though.  All in all a nice homage.

It’s worth noting that Blaster is short packed with only one to a case.  I must give credit to Hasbro where it’s due.  I had expected him to be the heavy pack, as he is certainly the less desired toy (Blaster is a G1 character, but he’s a third use of the same mold in two waves).  Points to Hasbro for getting something right for a change.  Could it be they are finally figuring out that they will sell more toys if they don’t over pack the toys that fewer people want?  I shudder to think what will happen if Hasbro has actually wised up.

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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