Thursday, 12 December 2013

Review: Transformers Metroplex

It's amazing really. How do you take a 25 year old toy, update with modern design and manufacturing techniques but generally keep everything  the same and yet have the final product somehow turn out worse than the original?

Because that's what Hasbro's done with their new Metroplex.

Not that I'm saying the old Metroplex was perfect. I mean, look at all the 'fortress' Transformers from the 80s.

  • Scorponok: cool scorpion mode, pretty good robot mode, terrible, terrible base mode.
  • Trypticon: cool dinosaur mode, terrible, terrible base mode.
  • Fortress Maximus: decent (if blocky) robot mode, iffy ship mode, surprisingly not too bad base mode.
  • Metroplex: decent robot mode, ok vehicle mode and hmm... could do better base mode.

Notice a trend?

Super-dooper-giant Metroplex takes the crown from Fort Max as being the Biggest Transformer Ever (in height, if not bulk), but that's about it prize-wise.