Blog #1597: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Series 2 (Bumblebee, Dragonstorm, Dropkick Car, Dropkick Helicopter, Grimlock, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Scorn, Shatter, Soundwave, Swoop)

Transformers: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Series 2 (Bumblebee, Dragonstorm, Dropkick Car, Dropkick Helicopter, Grimlock, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Scorn, Shatter, Soundwave, Swoop)

Bumblebee

At least they painted his front windows. Pity they couldn’t be bothered to paint the rest of his windows.

Dragonstorm

Dragonstorm does have three heads, though you can’t really see the middle one very well. He does looks pretty cool in dragon mode. His robot mode is okay, but his right arm is his dragon heads. That’s not great.

Dropkick (Car)

Previous Mold Use: Cogman

Dropkick is a repaint of Cogman.

Dropkick (Helicopter)

Previous Mold Use: Blackout, Chopster

Two Dropkicks and they couldn’t be bothered to make either one of them a new mold.

Grimlock

Previous Mold Use: Grimlock, Shadow Armor Grimlock

Why is Grimlock in Semi-translucent yellow?

Megatron

In robot mode, Megatron looks pretty great. In vehicle mode he’s a dumpster fire. In fact that might be an insult to dumpster fires.

Optimus Prime

Previous Mold Use: Optimus Prime, Reveal the Shield Optimus Prime, Silver Knight Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime has been repainted into something approximating G1 colors, but without actually making it accurate. They painted the truck bed, but didn’t bother paint the other sides of it so he had blue legs in robot mode. Hasbro isn’t even trying.

Ratchet

Previous Mold Use: Ratchet

I don’t remember Ratchet ever being silver, but we wouldn’t want something like logic getting in the way or a repaint. Worse yet, they didn’t even bother to properly paint the cage on the front of his vehicle.

Scorn

Scorn is pretty cool in robot mode. His dinosaur mode is not.

Shatter

Shatter is one of only four new molds in this wave. She’s fine, but has enormous arms.

Soundwave

Previous Mold Use: Soundwave

Soundwave is purple, and they painted even less of his windows than before.

Swoop

Swoop looks pretty awesome in robot mode. Definitely my favorite of the wave. He’s not bad in dinosaur mode.

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.

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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