Review by JoshB
Lazerback is a new character in the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters storyline. He’s a Predacon, which means he’s a bad guy, and that’s all I know.
I’m going to get it right out in the open. I don’t like this toy. I’m sure it’s a fine toy, for those who are into beast-type transformers, but this is just not for me. I don’t like the aesthetic at all.
Sample provided by BigBadToyStore.com
Let’s get this over with, shall we?
Lazerback comes on a nice blister card, with color representations of the figure on the front and back. There’s hardly any bio to speak of, and no levels (strength, intelligence, etc..). I miss those.
The toy is packaged in Dragon mode, so that’s where I’ll start. I’ve never seen a dragon like this. THERE ARE NO WINGS. Its pose is permanently crouching and the head doesn’t tilt up as much as you want it to. It’s a very lame beast mode.
The cannon on the back can be extended and the flaps can open, but we’ll look at this in Robot mode.
Transformation is insultingly easy. Skill level 2 my ass.
Robot mode is not much better. It’s sort of dorky looking with the not-at-all-well-hidden hands and the awkward triple jointed knees. The color scheme makes it look like a Ronald McDonald chicken robot.
Paint and finish are below average. I had numerous underspray / overspray issues, with odd texture in the shoulders and some kind of gold spray on the feet. I couldn’t tell if it was intentional or not.
The cannon on the back can extend and the doors can open up for some reason. Most of the toy is rigid ABS plastic but these doors are rubber. They don’t actually reveal anything, they just look neat. The missile can be fired with them opened or closed.
Did I say missile? Yes, although it looks like two missiles, it’s really one missile with a dual tip.
The launcher can be removed from the back and used as a hand weapon, although it’s a tricky fit with the missile inside.
The tail can be detached and used as some kind of Melee weapon. It’s either that or use it for Tentacle Porn.
|Posted 7 May, 2013 - 08:41 by JoshB|