Transformers: Beast Wars II Mega Apache (B’Boom)
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.
As near as I can tell, Apache is identical to B’Boom. While all other toys seem to be described as at least having minimal changes, this one seems to be identical. B’Boom/Apache is a really great toy. I always loved this one. His animal face is really nicely painted. He’s got a great robot head sculpt, and a pretty cool weapon platform mode.
Overall: Fortunately you don’t have to go to Japan for this one, but considering I paid $1 more than the USA original retail for this toy, it’s probably cheaper to look for than the Japanese version.
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