Review by JoshB
Perceptor is one of those Transformers that I distinctly remember having a knock-off of as a kid. It was actually a KO of the Micro Change version, in the black color scheme.
I would eventually get the regular release, and such, have an affinity for Perceptor.
This one is part of a sub-line of Studio Series, focusing on characters from the 1986 Transformers The Movie. It was a fine movie but as an adult collector this movie is a sort of cut-off in collecting Transformers for me. If they are making a modern version of an old character, and it came out after this movie, I am probably not interested.
Packaging is nice though.
Perceptor has three modes - Robot, Microscope, Tank.
He looks good in Robot mode, very evocative of the movie design. He can hold a neutral pose well.
There's a big gap on the back where the head goes during transformation.
The plastic on this one is weird. It feels a bit like... Little Tykes? Almost like recycled plastic? It's hard to explain.
Articulation is great.
He's got a gun...
There is an additional joint in the thigh for transformation that goes out of line rather easily. I wish there was a way to lock it in place in robot mode.
Transformation is super-simple, and basically the same as the original, aside from the overly-engineered head section.
Quick, hide... as a Microscope!
There's also a tank mode. This begs the question: Does Perceptor become a really big microscope or a really small tank?
You can sort of see through the microscope lens.
|Posted 27 July, 2022 - 12:27 by JoshB|