It doesn’t count if you murder these guys.on May 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm
In addition to my Hot Shot and Knock Out, there was a lone Vehicon in the box from Big Bad Toy Store. I only ordered the set of three, figuring I’d buy a second one whenever I found one at retail. And that day has come!
I wanted more than one because, if you don’t follow the show, Vehicons are the generic Decepticon troopers. They are infinite. Two of them are good for me. I’d usually say three, but there are also jet-style Vehicons which are coming out later, and with two of each kind, that’s a good enough-sized army for me.
This is the second Vehicon toy. There was also a Vehicon in the “First Edition” assortment, and boy am I glad those never made it out over here! Seriously, I am. Because I’d own a bunch. And you know what? Those First Edition ones are crap. They’ve got Kibble Backpack like they’re going camping. It’s not an elegant-looking toy.
“Robots in Disguise” Vehicon, in comparison, is friggin’ magic. For reals. Folks were starting at photos of Vehicon v2.0 wondering where the hell all its vehicle parts go. They vanished! What happened, is there a car roof shield he holds or something? Pyche naw. He instead defies the laws of physics. Nearly all of his vehicle mode — hood, roof, and all, folds up delicately and compacts inside his shins. This should not work, and yet it does. And so Vehicon is virtually kibble-free except the parts that are actually supposed to be there according to the character model. It’s insane.
He comes with a gun. It can peg into any of his holes (hur hur) or it can clip onto various mounting points. If you fold his wrist down and clip the gun there, it sort of looks like how his guns look like on the show. Like most of the show characters, he doesn’t have handheld weaponry, opting instead for a forearm that transforms into a gun.
Buy all the ones you can find.