Blog #1530: Toy Review: Transformers: Adventures (Robots in Disguise) Legends Shrapnel

Transformers: Adventures (Robots in Disguise) Legends Shrapnel

Read my review of the Hasbro version of Shrapnel.


I recently found out that the Takara release of Shrapnel as part of the Adventures (Robots in Disguise) toyline was remolded from the Hasbro version. A circular indent was molded on his chest for his scannable badge, which is why I tracked one down. If not for the mold variation I wouldn’t have even bothered. Bombshell and Powerglide also have this variation. The Takara version of Shrapnel has a different paint job than the USA version. His purple plastic is darker and he has yellow paint apps on his legs and the top rear of his insect mode. The yellow on his chest is darker. None of these changes are really major, but they painted his pincers silver, and that it a big difference. He looks great. I wish Hasbro had done that.

Thanks for reading!

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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