Rewind here is in the same size class as Wheelie, who I mentioned was not a Triple Changer unlike some of his wavemates. Well, Rewind is some of Wheelie's wavemates! He goes from box to box-with-turret to boxy robot. Pretty simple. But, like, none of these modes fall apart at the touch, so he's already better than Wheelie in that respect.
It's funny, a year or so ago when we got a Rewind from Fun Publications and their Figure Subscription Service, I was so happy, since it was OBVIOUSLY the only time we'd see such a MTMTE-centric head on a Rewind toy, head-camera and all. WELL HEY GUESS WHO'S WRONG. And... happy to be wrong, sort of? I mean, I don't like making expensive exclusives redundant with better representations of characters that sell for $10 at retail, but I also sort of really do. I am torn.
Regardless, as this toy is not a hulked out space tank robot (while still transforming into a space tank), it's a better MTMTE Rewind toy than the one I previously had. And still have. Look, it's cool, there's two MTMTE Rewinds, technically, so now I have one of each! The alive one and the also-probably-eventually-to-be-revealed-as-still-alive one!
Rewind transforms from a suitably boxy robot to a cellphone or similar electronic device. He's a rectangle with a screen with a battery power, signal strength, and wi-fi icons in the upper menu, so he's definitely phone-ish, but he also has a stylus, which is very Dumbing of Age ca. 2010, but whatevs. The stylus is a great idea, btw. It stores in the side of the phone, becomes Rewind's handheld (or arm-mounted) weapon, and then in tank mode it clips into the turret as the tank's barrel.
In phone mode, he can be inserted like a cartridge into Leader Class Blaster (or Soundwave when he later comes out).
Unlike Wheelie, Rewind doesn't have as interesting an integration with the tiny head robot dudes. He has no cockpit, just some pegs on the roof of his tank's turret that you can stand some tiny head robot dudes on. Because, you know, that's the best place to be on a tank. Standing on the top of it.
TakaraTomy's gonna do this guy themselves later, but they're gonna try to paint his very MTMTE-y face into what his face looked like in the original cartoon, where he had separate eyes and a nose. Why, TT, why. You're monsters! Who even cares about cartoon Rewind? Nobody, that's who!