I've got a Trypticon! He's a big Trypticon, unlike the tiny Legends of Cybertron class Trypticon I've had for a decade, and even bigger than the original Trypticon I got last year when it was reissued. We found out about this new Titan Class Trypticon like the day before my original Trypticon reissue arrived in the mail, and I don't regret it. He's Trypticon. He's a very large robot dinosaur and/or kaiju. There should be more of him.
Trypticon is definitely of the "original design with knees" school of design most Transformers seem to graduate from these days. He's essentially a bigger version of the original. But with articulation. And no electronic walking gimmick. There are some improvements, though, like how there are fewer.... pieces. Trypticon stays whole when he changes from dinosaur to spaceship to city, instead of having to rip some smaller parts off him and move them around. The only part that really comes off is his separate little race car guy, Full-Tilt. And this makes sense because, you know, he's a separate little race car guy.
That I said "from dinosaur to SPACESHIP to city" is a clue at another improvement. Trypticon's third mode used to be a battlestation instead of a spaceship. But, honestly, battlestation versus city is not a very large distinction. And so now he has a new spaceship mode, which looks very much like his original battlestation-like mode with tiny wings attached, which we've decided is the Nemesis.
Also, like, you can put little Titan Master guys in his mouth and they dump into his tummy. Or out of his tummy, if you have his tummy hatch open. Food spills out of his maw like Cookie Monster. This is an excellent addition.
1) Full-Tilt is pretty heavy, as he's a full Deluxe-Class-sized toy, and the weight of him kind of pulls Trypticon's tummy hatch open constantly. Is there a way to secure this better? I dunno.
2) Some people have reported that Trypticon's leg springs are so tight that they destroy the legs if you try to move them at the hip. Mine does not have this problem, but it's something to look out for, just in case. Apparently you need to screw open his hips and snip the giant-ass spring inside to lower the pressure.
3) WHY STICKERS, WHY. I mean, I could see if they were GOOD stickers, but the thinner-than-paper foil stickers that Trypticon comes with are... not good stickers. And they're incredibly difficult to place without error, because, like, they're constantly staticky and want to jump to the wrong place, and because they're so thin you can't actually remove them once they're placed because they will tear or crumble instead. Also, sometimes the stickers aren't fully cut from the sheet! Hooray! WHY, WHY IS THIS A THING, WHY CAN'T WE JUST HAVE PAINT, OR AT LEAST QUALITY STICKERS THAT ARE NOT SHITTY, STOP TRYING TO MAKE THIS GIJOE, THE WORST PART OF GIJOE WAS THE SHITTY STICKERS
All that said and swept under the rug while we whistle, this Trypticon is easily the best of the three big Titan Class city/battlestation guys we've gotten so far. Both Metroplex and Fort Max are fine, sure, but neither of them transform into friggin' dinosaurs, and that's kind of a huge mark in Trypticon's favor. And being a spaceship instead of a city is a huge plus, too. Three solid modes, all distinct from the other. And one of them's a friggin' dinosaur.