Blog #1926: Toy Review: Transformers: Studio Series Deluxe Class Leadfoot

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Transformers: Studio Series Deluxe Class Leadfoot

Steeljaw

Steeljaw’s name does not appear on the package anywhere. You would think it would be impossible to be so incompetent as to not put a character’s name on the box he comes in, but they have been doing it for years, so why stop now?

Leadfoot

(Left to Right: Studio Series Deluxe Class, Unreleased Hasbro Dark of the Moon Deluxe Class, Takara Dark of the Moon Deluxe Class)

Vehicle Mode: Read my review of both versions of Dark of the Moon Deluxe Leadfoot for some background on those releases. It’s taken eleven years to finally get a Deluxe Class Leadfoot released in the USA. He looks pretty good in vehicle mode, though I can’t say he’s better than the previous version, though he has a better paintjob.

(Left to Right: Studio Series Deluxe Class, Unreleased Hasbro Dark of the Moon Deluxe Class, Takara Dark of the Moon Deluxe Class)

Robot Mode: (Yes, I am aware that the Takara Leadfoot pictured is mistransformed.) In robot mode, I like Studio Series Leadfoot quite a bit more than the old mold. The original is just really not well proportioned. You’ll note the photo of him with his weapons has the arms out to his sides. This was for a reason.

The small triple rockets that plug into the sides of his chest, do not stay in well at all. If you fold his arms down they will pop out. It’s too bad that a good toy has such an obvious design/molding problem.

Overall: Leadfoot is a good toy, not a great one, but we’ve never gotten a Deluxe in the USA before, so he’s probably a must for Transformers movie fans. Having said that, I am disappointed. I would have liked to have a deluxe class non weaponized version since there has never been one. I am hoping that sometime down the road, maybe next year for the tenth anniversary of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, we’ll get the non weaponized versions.

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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