Blog #1703: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Series 3 (Arcee, Cliffjumper, Crankcase, Hound, KSI Sentry, Long Haul, Shadow Spark Megatron, The Last Knight Megatron, Bumblebee Optimus Prime, Scorponok, Iron Forge Steelbane, Topspin)

Transformers: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Series 3 (Arcee, Cliffjumper, Crankcase, Hound, KSI Sentry, Long Haul, Shadow Spark Megatron, The Last Knight Megatron, Bumblebee Optimus Prime, Scorponok, Iron Forge Steelbane, Topspin)

Arcee

When I got my Arcee it had no instructions. I searched for weeks for another, and finally found one on eBay, but the instructions weren’t pictured in the auction. I contacted the seller, and was told that he’d seen five of them and none of them had instructions. Hasbro’s quality control continues to be garbage. Actually, that’s not fair to garbage. It’s way worse than garbage. As to the toy, it’s fine. More paint apps would have helped.

Cliffjumper

Previous Mold Use: Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Bumblebee

As with Bumblebee, they didn’t paint all his windows. They also saved some paint by not painting his wipers.

Crankcase

Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Tiny Turbo Changers Berserker

He’s gray instead of black, and they painted his front window. Otherwise, he’s not that different.

Hound

Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Tiny Turbo Changers Hound

I can’t get to my The Last Knight Hound, and the picture I have of it sucks, but as I recall it was much darker green than this one.

KSI Sentry

Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Tiny Turbo Changers Soundwave, Bumblebee Tiny Turbo Changers Soundwave

Paint apps are virtually non existent.

Long Haul

I like Long Haul a lot. He needs more paint apps, but his dump truck mode looks great, and I really like his robot mode.

Shadow Spark Megatron

Megatron looks awesome. I love his tank mode and his robot mode doesn’t look bad. Paint apps are decent. This is one of the few great toys in the Tiny Turbo Changers line.

Megatron

Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Tiny Turbo Changers Megatron

This was a bizarrely designed toy originally. Now it’s a bizarrely designed toy in purple.

Optimus Prime

With a few more paints apps this Optimus Prime would be pretty great. The square cab truck looks pretty good, and I like his robot mode. This is supposed to be Optimus Prime from Transformers Bumblebee, but it could pass for G1.

Scorponok

I really like Scorponok. His scorpion mode is great, though the tail on mine is bent, likely because its packaged without support to keep it from getting crushed. I really like his robot mode. Kind of cool that they just let his scorpion head be his robot head.

Iron Forge Steelbane

Previous Mold Use: The Last Knight Reveal the Shield Tiny Turbo Changers Steelbane

This mold was only previously available in a Target exclusive 3-Pack that had that garbage reveal the shield paint on it. Nice to have one without it, but I wish they had chosen a better color. He would look better in light silver.

Topspin

They went all out on the molding for Topspin, but his paint apps are completely insufficient.

Overall: I hope the Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers are actually painted properly. I’m not holding my breath.

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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