Blog #735: Toy Review: Transformers Botcon Subscription Service Chromedome with Stylor

Transformers Botcon Subscription Service Chromedome with Stylor

Original Molds: Transformers: Prime Deluxe Wheeljack (Repainted, New Head) and Arms Micron S.2 (Repainted, No Mold Changes)

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Stylor

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I cannot believe what my eyes behold!  He has…a paint app!!!!!  Yes, that’s right, Fun Publications actually put a paint app other than the symbol on an Arms Micron partner, painting his face orange like the G1.  I don’t know what’s more amazing, that they put a paint app on him, or that it took them this long to realize they needed to.  It’s not my favorite Arms Micron mold, but it works well enough for Stylor.

Chromedome

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He looks incredible in vehicle mode.  They really did a great job on him.  His paint apps are detailed.  He looks really sharp.  There is no roof port for Stylor, which is one of the reasons that they should have picked a different Arms Micron mold that would have worked better on the side of the vehicle.  His head sculpt is fantastic and he looks perfect in robot mode.  They painted his sword blades silver, which looks great.  Unfortunately, his left elbow joint is so loose that he can’t hold his arm up even without holding a weapon.  Given the information that has come to light about Fun Publications cost cutting for exclusives, that could be a contributing factor, but it’s just as likely that it’s Hasbro’s fault, as previous uses of this mold have had somewhat loose elbow joints also, though not to this extent.

Grade: A-

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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One Response to Blog #735: Toy Review: Transformers Botcon Subscription Service Chromedome with Stylor

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