Previous Mold Reviews: Blackjack, Rodimus
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
Brake-Neck, AKA Wildrider, looks great, and unlike most of his teammates, has fancy tampoed art on his roof. He looks really great in both modes. Still not a fan of that pipe weapon and his small head.
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
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.
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.
Previous Mold Reviews: Menasor
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.
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