Blog #897: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot First Aid

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Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot First Aid

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See the end of the blog for links to all my other Protectobots reviews.  First Aid is repainted and heavily remolded from Stunticon Offroad.  He’s so heavily remolded in fact, that while he uses the same basic design as Offroad, it’s likely not actually remolded, but a complete new mold based on the Offroad design and transformation.  You can read my Offroad review here, but I will be doing a full review.

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Vehicle Mode: As I said above, he’s based on Offroad’s design, but every part has been remolded to turn him into an ambulance.  He’s very cool.  He looks almost like an armored ambulance.  He looks an awful lot like a Humvee, which makes me think he will be repainted into Swindle.  He’s nicely painted.  I really like this one.

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Robot Mode: He’s just perfect in robot mode.  He comes with Offroad’s axe repainted.  This kind of works.  First Aid is a pacifist, so giving him a “rescue axe” works, though it would work better with a fire truck.  Of course, he comes with the other weapon anyway.  You have to give him accessories, you can’t not give him any weapons just because he’s a pacifist.

Overall: Hasbro really is doing an overall amazing job on Combiner Wars.  There have been a few foul-ups here and there, but First Aid certainly isn’t one of them.

Links to other Protectobot reviews:

Blades

Defensor

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 #897: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Deluxe Protectobot First Aid

  1. lmb3 says:

    I don’t mind the remolds. As long as they aren’t just churning out repaints and are putting in the effort to remold them. Especially when the vehicles look as completely different as First Aid and Off Road. It’s not like it’s a new thing. Look at G1 Prowl and Smokescreen of Inferno and Grapple.

  2. DarkAlex1978 says:

    Well, I’m not a big fan of all this remolding. I understand that they want to save the costs but as I always say “if you have not the budget or you are so unsure to sell well enough, simply do something else less risky project”
    I’m not sure to be able to explain myself right (I’m not english so my apologizes in advance for errors and such) but another thing that I find lost is the unique tranformation of many character. For example the g1 Streetwise has an unique transformation and when I were a kid, he made me think “cool, nobody transform like him”. So Vortex and Blades, that aside to be different copters they (expecially Vortex) had distinctive transformations.
    Now they looks like a band of “separated at birth brothers” and even if they remolded the veichle modes (with mixed result in my opinon, but maybe is beacuse i’m an hard core fan of real life vehicle modes… you know, “robots in disguise” XD) , they transform exactly in the same way: there is not the pleasure to (at least for me) to transform them to see what unique engineering trick the designers came up to.
    This was not a real rant: I’m not angry but sorry for what I see as a (in part, at least) missed opportunity.

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