Ah, the Twins. Characters that annoyed people so much they got taken out of the third Transformers film altogether. They never really bugged me, though, and the scenes that were written for them in Dark of the Moon probably would’ve made some people hate them a little less, but I guess the damage was done. Besides, I think Brains and Wheelie played the “plucky-annoying buddies” role much better than the Twins ever did, and thankfully nobody calls them out for being “stereotypes.” Also, Wheelie not humping anyone’s leg gives them a few points in that regard.
Since it would be a bit silly to cover them separately, I’ll be tackling both Skids and Mudflap in this review.
Both Skids and Mudflap transform into the same car this time around, the Chevy Spark. It is what it is, really, but I like this vehicle mode on Mudflap more than the Trax from Revenge of the Fallen. It’s not a cool car, for sure (which is probably what caused the original versions of these two to shelfwarm so badly) but it’s nicely detailed. I find myself liking Mudflap’s deco more.
Both of them have two MechTech ports on their roofs.
Now here’s what sold me on these two: Their transformations are MUCH MUCH SIMPLER than their Revenge of the Fallen counterparts. I was actually able to get them both into robot mode without instructions on the first try. I still have to look at pictures of the ROTF toys just to figure out what the heck I’m doing! Continue reading
If there’s one Movieverse character I’ve been holding off on ever since the first Transformers movie, it was Megatron. I came close to buying the repaint of his Revenge of the Fallen Leader a few times, but I couldn’t bring myself to it. I liked the look of his ROTF Voyager, but I didn’t like the idea of having such a small Megatron with no Optimus to fight, since I didn’t like any of the Voyager Primes available at the time. Then his Dark of the Moon figure was revealed… and I was sold. Megatron as a big nasty truck? That’s new. Only one problem… he’s a Voyager! So I guess I had to settle for a smaller Megatron. But is he good enough to warrant purchasing a similarly-sized Prime for him to fight? Let’s take a look… Continue reading
Don’t you hate it when Hasbro saves the awesome stuff for last?
I never really had this problem up until a few years ago, with the G.I. Joe movie figures. The last wave—the one with City Strike Snake-Eyes and Duke, Jungle Ripcord, etc was IMPOSSIBLE for me to find here (I never even SAW the Desert Viper at regular stores). Some of the figures from the last wave of Revenge of the Fallen never showed up here, either. It’s really just a case of stores being clogged up with so much older crap (LIKE MUDFLAP) that they don’t order new stuff. It sucks, but that’s unfortunately how it is. Remember folks—for each crappy figure you pick up, you bring the stores one step closer to putting out the awesome stuff!
Warpath here was the unfortunate victim with Transformers Generations, and a damn shame because he is AWESOME. Continue reading
Revenge of the Fallen showed us that non-humanoid robot modes can be done in Transformers. Yes, we’ve had the original cassettes who had animal modes, but personally, they never really felt like stand-alone figures to me, and were best enjoyed if you had Soundwave or Blaster. Revenge of the Fallen gave us some pretty wild stuff like Rampage and Demolishor. There was Ravage, of course, but he shared the same problem Scorponok had with the first movie: What the heck do you have him transform into? Continue reading