Blog #1916: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Earthrise Micromasters Wave 2 (Astro Squad, Race Track Patrol)

Transformers: Generations: Earthrise Micromasters Wave 2 (Astro Squad, Race Track Patrol)

Astro Squad

Blast Master

In robot mode Blast Master needed a few paint apps, he’s awfully plain. He’s also very back heavy, an does not want to stand up.

Fazer

Phaser, or Fuzer, as they are now calling him, looks great. He has guns molded into his hand, which are the thrusters on the bottom of the shuttle.

Astro Squad Combined Mode

Fuzer and Blast Master look AWESOME in shuttle mode. It carries the NASA logo, which I love. It would have been nice if they had given the shuttle a name. Unlike other Micromaster teams Astro Squad does not have a gun mode, at least not officially. Each half of the vehicle has a peg to become a gun separately or together, but they are not show as guns in the instructions. It may be that Hasbro realized the gun mode on the Battle Squad was just too stupid, and decided not to do that again. Though that would ascribe a level of awareness to Hasbro that I have rarely known them to have.

Race Track Patrol

Ground Hog

I’m not sure why they changed Ground Hog from purple to blue, but he looks great. I love the flames on his hood. In robot mode, in addition to the change from blue to purple, his yellow is now much lighter.

Roller Force

Roller Force’s race car mode is awesome. I love the design. He looks great in robot mode.

Race Track Patrol Weapon Mode

This “gun mode” looks like the result of a head on collision. It does not look like a gun.

Overall: These are all very cool toys, but Astro Squad is the must have.

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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