It’s just…. this guy is so toyetic, you know???
He’s a giant red and blue and silver robot who has a big green translucent sword and like four wings and there are boosters back there too but they can be guns if you want and oh look he also transforms into a friggin’ snarled monster of a semi with friggin’ bumper claws. It’s the kind of Transformers stuff we’d get before the Movies, when it was decided that everything must look like realistic vehicles. This toy says eff you, I’m gonna be a claw truck. Oh, you don’t like that my arms just fold behind the cab and are barely covered up by wings barely pretending to be the surface of a trailer? Well, that’s too bad, because I just impaled you. Honey Optimus don’t care.
I dunno. He’s just bulky and extravagant in all the ways I think I needed right now. He looks like a toy, not carefully-maintained-flagship-character-for-a-toy-franchise-desperate-for-mainstream-legitimacy, and he doesn’t apologize for it. Screw you, my windows are friggin’ green. Yeah, that’s right. Take a picture, it’ll last longer.
(I took several.)
There’s gonna be a bigger and more insane version coming out later this year, and we’ll probably see photos of it today at Toy Fair if anyone can master the snow, but I couldn’t wait. I wanted this guy, this particular one. I might want the bigger one, too, I dunno yet. But I do know that this one was always meant to be mine, and finally is. He is the one I have been waiting for. Him and his Beast Wars Transmetally grimace. He’s mad as hell, and he’s not gonna faceplate up anymore.
Beasts, you’ve been warned.