Blog #1041 Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Generation 2 Stunticons (Blackjack, Brake-Neck, Breakdown, Dead End, Dragstrip, Motormaster, Menasor)

0generations-logoTransformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Generation 2 Stunticons (Blackjack, Brake-Neck, Breakdown, Dead End, Dragstrip, Motormaster, Menasor)

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G2 Blackjack

Previous Mold Reviews: Blackjack, Rodimus

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I am not really happy with the color scheme on Blackjack.  Rather than giving him a unique color scheme, they basically colored him so that he would match with Motormaster.  I would have preferred something different.  He also doesn’t have any of the G2 art that so many G2 toys had, but then most of the other Stunticons don’t either, so I guess it’s par for the course.

G2 Air Brake-Neck

Previous Mold Reviews: Dead End, Brake-Neck, Streetwise, Prowl, Smokescreen

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G2 Breakdown

Previous Mold Reviews: Breakdown, Sunstreaker

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G2 Breakdown was made famous as the first Botcon exclusive toy back in the good old days before Glen Hallit and Brian Savage ruined Botcon, but that’s for another blog post.  This is the first G2 Breakdown available at retail.  This mold looks really nice in these colors, but he lacks the art on his roof, which really ruins it.  After they did a mostly good job on G2 Superion, I hope skimping on paint apps won’t continue, but knowing Hasbro it will.

G2 Dead End

Previous Mold Reviews: Dead End, Brake-Neck, Streetwise, Prowl, Smokescreen

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Like Breakdown, G2 Dead End is missing the art on his roof.  Kind of makes me wonder why they bothered to include it on Brake-Neck at all.  Other than the missing art, he looks pretty great.

G2 Dragstrip

Previous Mold Reviews: Dragstrip, Mirage

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I hate to sound like a broken record, but Dragstrip is missing all his cool G1 art too.  It’s really sad, because he looks pretty great otherwise.  Once upon a time I had an MOC G2 Dragstrip that I bought for $4 in a comic shop.  Not really relevant, just reminiscing.

G2 Motormaster

Previous Mold Reviews: Motormaster, Optimus Prime, Battle Core Optimus Prime

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I get that Motormaster does not have a trailer, so it’s not possible to put all his art on him, but he has none of it.  They did give him great paint apps in robot mode.  He looks amazing.

G2 Menasor

Previous Mold Reviews: Menasor

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G2 Menasor looks awesome, and it’s nice to have him with all the right parts.  Unfortunately, he still has that awful head sculpt that looks nothing like Menasor.

Overall: G2 Menasor is missing way too many paint apps.  It really feels like they just decided to start going cheap as Hasbro so often does.  It’s still really nice, but it could have been better.

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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8 Responses to Blog #1041 Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Combiner Wars Generation 2 Stunticons (Blackjack, Brake-Neck, Breakdown, Dead End, Dragstrip, Motormaster, Menasor)

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  8. Data Soong says:

    I still play with this one. The colors balance nicely, and it has the right amount of play value.

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