Blog #2051: Toy Review: Transformers: Kingdom: Deluxe Class Fossilizers Ractonite

Transformers: Kingdom: Deluxe Class Fossilizers Ractonite

Ractonite

Beast Mode: Ractonite is a dinosaur skeleton. Yeah, I don’t get it either. I mean, I might get it if Hasbro bothered to put tech specs and character bios on the package so we can learn who the characters are. Absent of that, I don’t know if this toy is really great, or really stupid, but if we assume there is a logical and non-stupid reason he’s a skeletal dinosaur, then his dinosaur mode is pretty freaking awesome. I prefer Paleotrex’s color scheme. No real reason why one set of bones would be a different color than another, and a uniform look for the Fossilizers would have been awesome. Ignoring the color scheme, his paint apps are pretty great. Initially I thought he was a triceratops, but I think he is actually a styracosaurus.

Robot Mode: Let’s start with the obvious. He has no hands. His wrists end in pegs, one of which has a sword attached. This is pretty poor design, not to give him hands at all. It would have been better if his dinosaur head could have become the other hand. That wouldn’t have been great, but better.

Armor/Weapon Mode: Ractonite becomes armor and weapons for other figures. These configurations are shown in his instructions.

Overall: Ractonite is fine in two out of three modes, but his robot mode is awful.

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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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