Transformers Constructbots Scouts Bumblebee & Thundercracker
If you’ve been reading my blogs, then you may remember that the original shipment of Constructbots Starscreams had incorrectly painted heads. When I bought Bumblebee and Thundercracker, I also picked up another Starscream. I got one that had the same code stamped into the box as Thundercracker (meaning they likely came from the same case). It has a correctly painted head. It is possible they fixed this prior to the release of Bumblebee and Thundercracker, but all I can say for sure is that if you want a correctly painted Starscream head, buy one from the case that includes BB and TC.
Bumblebee, like most car Constructbots, isn’t great in vehicle mode. He’s not awful, but nothing special. I do like his robot mode. Not sure I like the head sculpt though. The helmet is fine, but the face just doesn’t look like Bumblebee. The yellow and blue look really nice, but I kind of would have preferred they use yellow and black.
Since Constructbots parts are easily interchangeable, they elected not to make Thundercracker a straight repaint of Starscream. I really like the jet mode. Overall the jets have been much better than the land vehicles. I think this type of toy just lends itself better to a winged vehicle than a wheeled one. I really like the classic Thundercracker colors (accept the black of course). Looks really nice.
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