Posts tagged with "rewind" - 1
Posted July 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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!  

Posted March 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm
The two Autobot Recordiguys in the eHobby Shattered Glass set are Rewind and Ramhorn, and both borrow their color schemes from Rumbles.  SG Rewind is patterned after the unreleased G2 Go-Bot Rumble and SG Ramhorn is patterned after the comics-only movie universe Rumble (who was a little blue rhino partner for Soundwave).

SG Rewind is stalwart in its attempt to homage G2 Rumble.  In addition to the base colors, there are a trio of stickers which seal the deal.  Two of them go on his legs and mimic the sculpted shapes on G2 Rumble's legs.  The final one says "VINNY'S MOTORS" and goes on Rewind's back.  That's going the extra mile, and I appreciate it.

SG Ramhorn is in blue with some gray accents to make him look more movie-segmentedy, plus he comes with a sticker that gives him more chunks of movie innards striped down his midsection.

Since these are new guys to the set and to everywhere, they get their personalities here.  Rewind is, uh, a hunter/tracker guy who's gathering Cybertronic wildlife so SG Blaster can have a bunch of animal dudefriends like Sir Soundwave.  Ramhorn is one of these Cybertronic wildlives.  I don't think either are particularly very SGy in concept, but whatcha gonna do.  I think SG Rewind should be like the dude from Memento, personally.  It feels like a better twist on who normal Rewind is.  And Ramhorn... I dunno.  I do like that he's given "Chaos Generator cannons" that seriously fire random, unpredictable things.  That could be a source of fun.   Like, *blam* rubber chickens!  *blam* confetti!  *blam* actual bullets!  *blam* Liam Neeson!

Colors- and homage-wise I definitely can't complain.  Getting their appearances from G2 Rumble and Movie Rumble is an interesting choice.
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