Yeah, so we found wave 4 TFCybertron deluxes today. They’re showing up in Wal-marts everywhere, usually as part of a giant display pallet, so they should be pretty easy to find. Ours were found hung up on the pegs like usual, so maybe there wasn’t room for the pallet itself.
Anyway, it was a bittersweet toy search because while we did find them, the whole wave is really frustrating. I don’t like them. Brimstone is easily the best, but that’s just because there’s nothing outstandingly wrong with him. He’s simple and playable, but on the Way Too Simple side.
On the other end of the spectrum is Crosswise, who’s axe-murderingly complex and unplayable. Remember the RiD car brothers? Well, he’s definitely one of them. That means he’s got thin, fragile car pieces hanging off every bit of his body and he’s floppy as all hell. Mine does the splits constantly like he’s a performing circus clown or something. And getting him back into car mode involves all the fun of rearranging his altmode shell-pieces back together Rubik’s Cube-style that Big Convoy offers. Too bad. I was looking forward to him.
And do I really have to say why I dislike Thunderblast? Dude, she doesn’t even transform. You wad her up into a ball and close the boat hull around her. Her feet barely reach the ground, that backpack is so big. There’s absolutely nothing I can do with her.
So, um, yeah. Hello whiplash, what with Cybertron having been so pleasant until this wave. Oh well. The sad thing is that since we’ve reached Christmas, we probably won’t get any new waves until March…