Vehicle Mode: Groove being a Legend Class toy is great for scale, but leaves Defensor a bit less G1 than it really could be. Groove looks great. Motorcycles are historically hard to do well, but he really came out great. He’s got really nice paint apps.
Robot Mode: His robot mode looks great, and his head sculpt is excellent. I just hate that these Legends don’t come with any weapons.
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Viper looks great. He’s painted up to look like a Cobra Rattler, and his new face sculpt is meant to look like Rattler pilot Wild Weasel’s mask. His symbols are from the Cobra Air Guard with Decepticon logos superimposed on it. Kind of makes it look like it has wings. This is pretty cool, and frankly, I’m glad they did it before Fun Publications got the idea to do another multi club exclusive. I hate it when they do that, and there are three of them coming out this year (Serpent-OR from the Subscription Service and the two club exclusive figure/toy sets).
Frankly this mold looks a lot better as Warpath than it did as Megatron. He’s got a new head sculpt that is absolutely perfect. I just wish he was a shade or two lighter red. He seems awfully dark. Not a big deal though, he looks fantastic in both modes. What I’d really like to see is the Leader Megatron remolded and repainted as Warpath. That would be awesome.
Overall: A pretty good wave overall. Groove is a must as is Warpath, but unless you’re a GI Joe fan, you can probably skip Viper, especially if you already have Powerglide.
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