Transformers: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Series 1 (Barricade, Bumblebee, Aldo, Drift, Evac, Ironhide, Lockdown, Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Sentinel Prime, Slug, Sky Rage Starscream)
I’m not sure if this Barricade is based on his pre-The Last Knight design or on his design from the upcoming Bumblebee movie. He is one of the better painted toys in the line. That’s not saying much, but it’s something.
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Target Exclusive Reveal the Shield 3-Pack Bumblebee, The Last Knight Bumblebee, The Last Knight Knight Strike Bumblebee
For the third series of Tiny Turbo Changers in a row we’ve got Bumblebee virtually unchanged. Oh wait, they are different. They made a minor alteration to how they painted his tires. The front tires no longer have the yellow circle in the middle, and in robot mode the surfaces of his tires are painted. Big deal. I am pretty sure I have been mistransforming him. These toys are so meh, it’s kind of hard to even care.
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Hot Rod
Aldo is a repaint of Hot Rod with just as few paint apps. Looks like crap.
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Drift
This version of Drift looks much better than the red one that made no sense since he was predominantly black in The last Knight.
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Crosshairs
I don’t know why they called him Evac when the blue Crosshairs from Age of Extinction was called Hot Shot. They probably needed to update the trademark on the name Evac. Too bad they didn’t bother to paint his eyes blue.
Ironhide is pretty cool. Since he’s supposed to be a black truck, the lack of paint apps doesn’t really hurt him the way it does others. Not bad.
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Lockdown
Lockdown is now translucent gray. They didn’t even bother paint his face green and tires black. It’s like Hasbro is trying to prove they can even do less than the minimum and get away with it.
Silver Knight Optimus Prime
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Target Exclusive Reveal the Shield 3-Pack Optimus Prime, The Last Knight Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is now in his Silver Knight paint job from Age of Extinction.
Ratchet would look very cool if he was properly painted. As is he looks stupid.
Like Ratchet, with some paint apps, Sentinel Prime would look pretty cool. As is he looks stupid. At least they painted his face and chest.
Slug looks pretty good in dino mode, though he has never been in these colors, so he makes little sense. Robot mode needs some paint apps. What else is new?
Sky Rage Starscream
Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Sky Camo Starscream, The Last Knight Starscream
Three Starscreams instead of just giving us Skywarp and Thundercracker. Hell, one of them could have been Thundercracker without changing the colors.
Overall: I hate these. Hasbro does such a piss poor job painting them. I would pay more for them if they were painted right. Hell, I’d even buy a box set of all of them painted properly.
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