Blog #690: Toy Reviews: Botcon 2014 Ultra Pirate Headmaster Scorponok with Olin Zarak

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Botcon 2014 Ultra Pirate Headmaster Scorponok with Olin Zarak

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Mold: Transformers: Energon Ultra Scorponok (Repainted, Mold Changed to Accept Headmaster) and Spike from Headmaster Fortress Maximus (Repainted, New Faceplate)

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The Scorponok head sculpt on the Headmaster is awesome, as is the paintjob on Scorponok.  The only real problem with him is the plate they put his head on.  Rather than just have it at shoulder level, they made it so that his head sits up on a little platform.  It’s not awful, but it’s not great either.  It doesn’t help that his shoulders are misassembled (more on that linked below).  It makes it so his shoulders don’t bend properly, but does not inhibit transformation.  They get an A for effort on this one.  Taking the Headmaster from Fortress Maximus as the base and then altering the toy to accept it is a pretty big deal.  He gets a few points off for the misassembled shoulders though.  Also for the silliness that the Headmaster is not Zarak, but his son Olin Zarak.  Just have him be Zarak.  No need to change that.  It’s Zarak.  Period.  I suppose that would have been too easy.

Grade: A-

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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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