Blog #896: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot Blades

0generations-logoTransformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot Blades

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See the end of the blog for links to all my other Protectobots reviews.  Blades is repainted and remolded from Aerialbot Alpha Bravo.  Read my Alpha Bravo review here.

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Vehicle Mode: Hasbro got lazy with Blades, which is a bit surprising, since they’ve gone to great lengths with some of the other toys.  Blades is a rescue helicopter.  He should not have missiles.  They should have remolded his forearms.  Perhaps to have life boats or something.  It’s a small thing, but it really shouldn’t have been that hard.  He’s nicely painted, but unfortunately, he’s the wrong color.  Blades should be orange and white, not red and white.  As of now, the Japanese Unite Warriors release has only been shown with what appears to be a USA toy with an unpainted prototype of deluxe Groove.  Usually the paint apps are changed on the Japanese toys, so I am holding out hope that the final version might have Blades in the correct colors.  I have to get it anyway for the Groove, so that would work out really well.

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Robot Mode: He’s got a new head sculpt that looks great.

Overall: The overall color problem and missiles on his arms aside, Blades looks really great.

Links to other Protectobot reviews:

Defensor

First Aid

Groove

Hot Spot

Rook

Streetwise

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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2 Responses to Blog #896: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot Blades

  1. lmb3 says:

    It’s really weird that they do remolding on the others, but don’t seem to want to touch the Alpha Bravo mold.

  2. Similar to your idea, the missiles should be a rescue basket, and if possible, molded with a winch above. That would be realistic for the model.

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