Blog #893: Toy Review: Transformers: Beast Wars II Deluxe Tonbot (Jetstorm)

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Back in the glory days of Beast Wars, after the initial series in Japan, Takara decided to start making new beast molds on their own.  We got the fantastic Lio Convoy and Galvatron toys, repaints of a number of G1 and G2 toys, including two that had never been previously released.  We also got a lot of straight repaints of American Beast Wars toys.  I picked up all the new, G1, and G2 molds, but not the Beast Wars repaints.  I was looking at stuff on ebay and found 4 deluxe and 2 mega molds that I didn’t get back then, really cheap, so I picked them up.  All are repaints, slight to total accept one.  I thought I’d review them since when I got them out of the box I got a little nostalgic for toys that I hadn’t thought much of back in the day, but seem so much better with the passage of time.

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I was never a fan of a lot of the Beast Wars insect modes.  Too many legs and wings to try to keep in place for me.  But I always loved Jetstorm, who Tonbot is repainted from.  I love the original red, black and green deco, but this version looks fantastic too.  He’s so nicely painted, the colors work great on this mold.

Overall: This one is just too cool not to have, and if you can get both versions, that’s even better.

Thanks for reading!

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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