Botcon 2014 Ultra Pirate Headmaster Scorponok with Olin Zarak
Mold: Transformers: Energon Ultra Scorponok (Repainted, Mold Changed to Accept Headmaster) and Spike from Headmaster Fortress Maximus (Repainted, New Faceplate)
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.
Blog #666: Toy Reviews: Botcon 2014
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