Blog #1773: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Siege Amazon Exclusive Fan Vote Battle 3-Pack (Powerdasher Aragon, Decepticon Impactor, Holo Mirage)

Transformers: Generations: Siege Amazon Exclusive Fan Vote Battle 3-Pack (Aragon, Decepticon Impactor, Holo Mirage)

Powerdasher Aragon

Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Cog

Aragon is based on the G1 Powerdasher car version. Vehicle mode looks fine. I like the new head sculpt. Aragon is not bad looking, but I think I like this mold looks better in Cog’s colors.

Decepticon Impactor

Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Impactor

Why in the name of Devastator’s balls did we need an Impactor with an IDW head? Was IDW just too incompetent to draw his head correctly to begin with? Why would someone decide to not draw a character correctly? Really, I shouldn’t be surprised. This is the same company that gave us Ultra Minimus and God Complex Wingblade. As to why he’s a Decepticon, I’m sure that’s more IDW crap. Anyway, the toy has very few changes other than the new head. There are a few different paint apps, but that’s about it. They should have done a complete repaint rather than this garbage, or better yet, another toy altogether.

Holo Mirage

Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Mirage

So, I really like translucent Mirage. I like the light blue plastic they chose for the parts that couldn’t be translucent. What I just don’t understand is why he has a different head. Not sure why he has two heads at all. Why not put something else in the mold? They could have included a head for an homage to the Gobot Crasher. That would have been a really cool repaint. Maybe do a non combining Drag Strip. And even if they wanted to have both Mirage heads available, then why would the color version have an animation head, and the translucent version have a toy head? If they were going to do two heads for the same character who has two different forms, then it should have been swappable (it might be, I didn’t try to remove it) like so many Marvel Legends figures have. Doesn’t matter as one isn’t painted, and the other isn’t translucent. If you want a toy version color mirage or an animation version translucent mirage you’re shit out of luck. Much like the weapons left out of so many toys in this line, if its part of the mold anyway, what is it costing them to include an extra part that was already made? Admittedly, this one would have needed a paint app or two, but still. Do better, Hasbro.

Overall: I love that the Powerdashers are getting homages. They are pretty much a footnote to the G1 Transformers line. I give Hasbro credit for this, but when you look at how badly they failed in other areas, homages the Pretenders, giving us just a handful of them for example, the good just doesn’t outweigh the bad, but this is a great toy. Impactor, why? Mirage is cool. I suppose the set is worth it for Mirage and Aragon, but honestly, I think I would have been less annoyed with an unchanged Impactor than this one.

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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2 Responses to Blog #1773: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Siege Amazon Exclusive Fan Vote Battle 3-Pack (Powerdasher Aragon, Decepticon Impactor, Holo Mirage)

  1. lmb3 says:

    Thanks for asking. I stopped reading IDW pretty early on, but I still collect the comics. After the early mini series they started with, which I mostly liked, I was reading a Bumblebee series, and suddenly from one issue to the next, they changed Bumblebee from a G1 character to look more like a movie character. There was no in story reason for the radical new look and this is not a matter of artistic license. You can draw Wolverine a thousand different ways, but if you make him six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes, he’s no longer Wolverine. If you draw Bumblebee like a movie character, then he’s not Bumblebee anymore. I decided that if they were going to completely change the look of characters without their being an in story reason for the change, that I wasn’t going to bother with it. Since then, IDW has been all down hill. Here’s a short list of things I hate about IDW. It’s not a complete list.

    Randomly changing out members of combiner teams.
    So many freaking covers.
    Everything about IDW Windblade. (Thankfully, RID & Cyberverse gave us a good Windblade.)
    Crossing over Transformers with things that make no sense.
    Turning Ultra Magnus into a mech suit.
    Removing the useful cover guide from their more recent books.

    If you want to call any of that not catering to G1, then you go right ahead. I love all Transformers series. I love the Bay movies. I have no problem with things being new, as long as they don’t completely shit on what came before.

    Thanks,

    Lewis

  2. Andre says:

    What is up with your immense hate boner for IDW? Is it because they don’t cater to full G1? IMO Impactor’s new head is so much better that his older Marvel Comics head

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