Sunday, August 05, 2007

Review - Transformers Movie Legends Blackout

The first Transformer that appeared in the movie was Blackout, and boy did it leave an impression on the viewers. But after that initial attack, we do not get to see Blackout until the final street battle, where it whisk in and out, and finally back during the Megatron vs Optimus Prime. It was sadly destroyed by the human with some lame shots.

Today's review is based Hasbro's Legends class Blackout.

Hasbro's Legends series has been around for some time, starting with the Transformers Cybertron series. They are small versions of their counterparts in the other classes, and have very simple transformation. The transformation itself might not be the same as the original sequence, due to the size of the figure.

Packaging

Blackout comes with the standard Legends class packaging, with the card altered to feature the movie prints.

Robot Mode


In robot mode, Blackout has the following articulations:

  • ball-joint shoulders
  • swivle elbow
  • ball-joint hip
  • ball-joint knee
  • rotating main and tail rotor blades

Note that the ball-joints have limited movements due to the design of the figure. Joints are tight.

Transformation



Transformation is fairly simple. The only difficult part is getting the legs, which form the lower half of the helicopter to click in place. It gets stuck at the outer groves, but you just have to force it in.

Vehicle Mode




The helicoptor's main rotor blades are divided into 2 sets (upper and lower) of 3 blades, and they click in place to form the 6 blades and rotates as a unit. This is a good design, and does not leave you with loose blades that spin out of control.

Overall


A nice figure, and nice collection to the other flying vehicles like Evac from Cybertron series.

6 comments:

WILLIAM TAN said...

Thanks for the excellent review on Blackout.
Love the way you displayed the disguise mode on the stand which looks so familiar. If I am not wrong, it is the MS Stand acquired from the nice fella at CSC along the bridge?

Arman said...

nice review....hope to meet up with you one day.......

Shaun said...

Good review best pal, hope to see more of these from you

Arman said...
nice review....hope to meet up with you one day.......


So you can sell him a master replica?

neoconvoy said...

Shaun said...
Good review best pal, hope to see more of these from you

WILLIAM TAN said...
Thanks for the excellent review on Blackout.

Arman said...
nice review....

Thanks, will try to post more and improve on the review.

Shaun said...
So you can sell him a master replica?

He tried, but in vain...bwahahahaa...

WILLIAM TAN said...
If I am not wrong, it is the MS Stand acquired from the nice fella at CSC along the bridge?

You are right, the stand is the MS (Flight) Stand from Koto, but I forgot where I got it from. I had it since 2006.

WILLIAM TAN said...

neoconvoy said...
You are right, the stand is the MS (Flight) Stand from Koto, but I forgot where I got it from. I had it since 2006.


i thought the one i saw was a cheap replica for around $6?

neoconvoy said...

WILLIAM TAN said...
i thought the one i saw was a cheap replica for around $6?

if cheap replica is as firm and sturdy as this one, then it's quite value for money. the koto one costs more than S$10.