Transformers: Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers Series 3 (Arcee, Chromia, Dead End, Stealth Force Hot Rod, Megatron X, Ratchet, Skrapnel, Whirl)
Hasbro is doing more almost unpainted Tiny Turbo Changers. It’s very exciting. (That was sarcasm, it’s not exciting at all.) A lot of these toys are nicely designed, but the paintjobs are appalling, though there are a few that are just barely sufficient, so that’s a nice change. I’d be happy to pay $4 each for these instead of $3 if they were correctly painted. This series has six new molds and two repaints.
Arcee is great. I love the car mode, and her robot mode is perfect. She has to be one of the best Tiny Turbo Changers yet. I love that they molded her gun into her hand. If only she had a few more paint apps. Sigh.
I’m not crazy about Chromia’s vehicle mode, but she is every bit as great as Arcee in robot mode. Again, a few paint apps is all that she needed.
Dead End is…fine.
Stealth Force Hot Rod
Previous Mold Use: Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers Hot Rod, Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers Sideswipe
Of the three versions of this mold, Stealth Fore Hot Rod is probably the best, but to be clear, that’s a really low bar. He at least has both his window and exhaust pipes painted.
Previous Mold Use: Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers Megatron
Megatron in black. That’s original.
The design of Ratchet is decent, but he needs paint apps. This is pretty pathetic.
I can’t believe it. Skrapnel is a Tiny Turbo Changer with…barely acceptable paint apps! This is truly remarkable. Hasbro managed to do just the absolute bare minimum to make Skrapnel not suck. That’s way above their usual goal, and the design is pretty great too.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Whirl is a really great Tiny Turbo Changer mold in desperate need of more paint apps.
Overall: Skrapnel is great. Arcee, Chromia, and Whirl are great molds with insufficient paint apps. The best thing I can say about series 3 is that at least it has some new molds.
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@Jason, Not for sale, sorry. I would check eBay. I’m not sure these ever made it to the USA. I had to get mine from Canada.
I want Whirl a lot. There are others you have which include Chromia and Arcee that I would love to add to my collection, but I’ve never owned a version of Whirl. Is yours for sale?
When I was looking up tiny turbo changers, I was surprised that Alpha Strike turns into a tank because it looked to me like her alt mode is a bulldozer; but tanks are better.