Blog #996: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Legends Wave 5 (Buzzsaw, Chop Shop, Pipes, Shockwave)

0generations-logoTransformers: Generations: Legends Wave 5 (Buzzsaw, Chop Shop, Pipes, Shockwave)

Chop Shop is a repaint of Skrapnel with a new head, and Pipes is a repaint of Huffer.

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Buzzsaw

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Buzzsaw is not what I would call…good.  Bird mode is okay, but his tail is really bizarre.  The car mode looks completely stupid.  At least they could have given him a weapon to mount on top and call him a tank.  The third mode is supposed to be a tablet.  I could buy it as a cell phone, but the dimensions are not right for a tablet.  This is really disappointing.

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Chop Shop

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Chops Shop is a repaint of Skrapnel with a new head.  The head sculpt is pretty cool, and it works well enough as a repaint, but I’m a little annoyed that we still don’t have Kickback.  Hasbro said they were going to complete the sub groups.  They would need a new mold for Kickback, but could then repaint it with a new head as Ransack, but that still leaves Venom, who will need to be a new mold.

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Pipes

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Pipes is okay.  The cool thing about G1 Pipes was that he was a remold of Huffer, not a straight repaint.  I wasn’t expecting anything like that.  Glad to have him, but nothing special.  Hasbro said they would complete the sub groups.  If my info is right, we still need Beachcomber, Brawn, Hubcap, Outback, and Seaspray.  Brawn and Outback obviously share a mold.  Bumblebee/Cliffjumper can be repainted and or remolded into Hubcap.  If they really want to go all out, maybe we can even get Bumblejumper.  Beachcomber and Seaspray would need to be their own molds.

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Shockwave

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Shockwave’s spaceship mode is okay.  He does have a handle that flips down so he is also a gun, but overall I’m not terribly impressed.  I would have preferred he actually transform into the laser gun.  This is the cartoon color version.  Hasbro claims there will be a running change to the toy color version.  I’m not holding my breath.

Overall: Not a bad wave except for the turkey that is Buzzsaw.

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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