Transformers: Authentics Deluxe Class Wave 1 (Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Prime)
I’m referring to these as Deluxes, but Hasbro didn’t actually bother to give this class a name.
I really like this Bumblebee. I love the design of the vehicle mode, and he looks pretty good in robot mode too. I like his head sculpt. Given that Authentics is basically a discount store line, I was surprised they painted his face and eyes, but they look great. I just wish they could have put some black striping on his hood, roof, and trunk. Some taillights would have been nice too. Still, a much better toy than I was expecting.
I really like Grimlock’s dinosaur mode. If only he had a few paint apps to make him look like Grimlock. His robot mode is pretty great too. He’s not going to win any best toy awards, but for $10, he’s a pretty good Grimlock.
Optimus Prime’s head sculpt looks great. If only the bumper’s protruding from the inside of his hands could flip down flat against his arms. His vehicle mode is not bad, but they failed to paint his side windows, which makes it look really odd.
Overall: This is a pretty good wave of toys. They all look great for what they are.
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