Blog #815: Toy Reviews: Q Transformers Wave 1 and 2 (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, Crosshairs, Sideswipe, Prowl, Hot Rod, Hotrod, Bumble)

Q Transformers Wave 1 and 2 (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, Crosshairs, Sideswipe, Prowl, Hot Rod, Hotrod, Bumble)

These are pretty cool.  They are tiny, just a couple inches long at most.  Wave 1 is based on Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, and Crosshairs.  Wave 2 is based on G1 Sideswipe, Prowl, Hot Rod, and Bumblebee (called Bumble in Japan).  Wave 3 includes Alternity Optimus Prime and five more G1 characters and Wave 4 includes three more G1’s and a Nemesis Prime repainted from the Movie Optimus Prime mold.  I hope we will get a G1 Optimus Prime at some point.

There really isn’t a lot to say about these.  I have just a few comments below.

Wave 1

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All the vehicle modes are great, especially Crosshairs.  Optimus Prime’s cab kind of extends over the bed, but it doesn’t look bad.  I’m not crazy about Bumblebee’s robot face.  He looks almost like some kind of monster, and not much like his battle helmet.

Wave 2

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Sideswipe and Prowl look awesome in vehicle mode.  I do not like Hot Rod.  He should look more futuristic.  At very least he should have a spoiler.  Bumblebee doesn’t look bad, but he should be a VW Bug.  All look amazing in robot mode.

Overall: At about $10 each, less if you buy the sets, they are pretty cheap, certainly cheap enough to make it worth picking up your favorite characters.

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 #815: Toy Reviews: Q Transformers Wave 1 and 2 (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, Crosshairs, Sideswipe, Prowl, Hot Rod, Hotrod, Bumble)

  1. I agree with you about Rodimus as he is to “plain looking”. I originally didn’t buy him, but went back and added him at the last second. Skipping the movie based releases. I too hope we get a proper G1 Optimus release. I’ve currently got these sitting in my Private Warehouse at HLJ waiting for the others to be released before I have them shipped.

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