Transformers: Generations: Retro Headmasters Deluxe Class Hardhead
A few words about the box. It’s gorgeous. A beautiful G1 box complete with box flap. When I saw pictures, I was thrilled that they were finally reissuing the G1 Headmasters! Then I realized what was actually in the boxes, and I was distinctively less excited. Having said that, at least they are repainted and not the same toys in new boxes.
(Left to Right: Retro Headmasters, Takara Legends, Titans Return)
Hasbro used the G1 toy accurate heads from the Transformers: Legends line, but they used the more G1 accurate paint jobs.
(Left to Right: Retro Headmasters, Titans Return Quake, Takara Legends, Titans Return)
Previous Mold Use: Titans Return Deluxe Class Hardhead, Takara Legends Deluxe Class Hardhead, Titans Return Deluxe Class Quake
Hardhead is a significant improvement over his previous paintjobs. They added the silver and red apps to his treads. His G1 had similar stickers. They also painted the top of his cockpit. The original only had a small window. This one looks much better with those additional apps. All his other color changes make him more G1.
Overall: If you have this mold and aren’t a completist, then you can probably skip Hardhead, unless you just want to display him in the awesome box. If toy accuracy matters to you, you just love the upgraded color scheme, or if you don’t have Hardhead, this is a great opportunity to pick him up for $20.
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