Legends is back, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. These bite-sized desk toys are what started my collection. I don’t really care for the Beast Wars designs, but the Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom Core Class Rattrap is quite cheap (and has a big enough chin to fit in with my animated Beast Wars collection) so I decided to pick him up and try out Beast-formers.
Yeah, this figure is great, a remarkable update to the Generations figure with incredible fur texturing and perfect paint applications on the forearms.
The articulation is also outstanding for a figure of this size, with highlights including: 180° knees, something most larger figures don’t have; and the accidental butterfly allowed by the user of ball joints.
He would also appear to have wrist swivels and bends, but he doesn’t, it seems this is because this was a bigger figure scaled down to fit with the other Beast Wars figures.
The transformation is dynamite. Most of my deluxes have less complex conversions than this figure, but then again, that’s par for the course with Beast modes. Everything folds and turns, really pulling off some mass shifting. He converts into a wonderful rat, and, again to my point that this was probably a bigger figure scaled down, the rat mode is closer to the size of a mouse. In fact, the rat mode size might be the only place the Generations figure is better than this figure.
The fur texturing is wonderful in this mode, the eyes are so well painted and you can cheat the back legs for some dynamic poses, other than that the Beast mode is a brick. My one issue with this mode is that, given the way the robot mode hands convert, the rat mode has a very distinct orange bottom. Still, a great mode.
All in all, I love this figure, and I’m thankful that Hasbro have brought back Legends in such a ceremonious way… ignoring Vertebreak and Optimus Prime, that is.
Honestly, you won’t regret purchasing this figure, even if you’re not a fan of the character or Beast Wars. It’s figure is well worth the £10.99 price tag (CLICK HERE TO ORDER). A great toy and a blast to handle.
The writer of this piece was: BrickBuiltDengar