Well done, but soft...
By Ed on September 23, 2016
After absorbing all the reviews I finally decided to buy this as MY MP Blaster.
This version is the (non metallic red painted) red plastic and no die cast metal version. So paint chipping, flaking and disintegration is virtually non existent...
The box is a wonderful window box which is overly deep for the contents. And the inside artwork is nicer than the front of the box art. But the window box is striking as you see a fully upgraded Mugen as the "new" Transistor (w mini pal Tapebot).
The main figure is superbly painted. The silver is nearly immaculate and there are so many molded details (even on his back, which gets covered up in bot mode), it is a wonder to behold. The inside leg painted details are refreshingly nice as well.
You can swap bot heads from white G1 anime to (a mix) comic head. I prefer the silver head as it matches the rest of the expertly panted bot mode.
My figure is VERY softly articulated. Over 80 percent of all Transistors joints are flaccidly soft. The inside hip ratchets are strong but I will have to screw tighten one as its a tad wobbly. Arms are very soft but feet are strong, which is a plus. Standing is no problem.
Mini Tapebot is amazing. So tiny and tight. Very well painted, too. I have concerns over plastic cracks on the most delicate pieces with screws drilled into them, but so far so good. Just be gentle with the little guy...
I want to give 5 stars for the amazing effort, transformation and impeccable paint apps. But with the floppy joints I have to kick it down a star.
TY to KFC. Keep it up. Tighter joints on figures over a hundred bucks, please...
By dw_rtr on August 09, 2016
My first time trying a kfc toy and I was very impressed. I got the pure red version which looks just like the g1 cartoon come to life. some say it is a panel former and it is but it is a smart way to transform. accessories are A+ and the only thing I wish it had a little more heft to it
By mistercadillac on July 20, 2016
I really wanted to like this figure a lot. He looks like he stepped straight out of the G1 cartoon and scales well with my Masterpiece collection. However, QC stinks. His right arm won't hold a pose and neither will his head. They are both very loose. I think this is unacceptable for a $150 collectible.
A Pleasure To Transform
By AlexReynard on May 28, 2016
You know that feel when a figure's hinges and tabs have that 'just right' snugness to them? Transistor has that all over. I'm so glad I waited for the red plastic version because it just feels fantastic. Plus he looks more like my G1 toy (and stands just about the same height!).
Any problems I have with this are minor. A coupla bits of plastic flash. The heads are a bit tricky to swap out due to the neck piece clicking in so well (though that means no wobble-neck, which is good). Hi-Fi's extra heads are unpainted on the back so they're a bit useless for tape mode. And his golden guns look good but fit in his mitts so tight I think I'll just leave them in the box for now. And his damn-near-microscopic chest flaps feel potentially-breakable, but you barely notice if you leave them out anyway. Same for the stunningly-ultraknuckled hands on Transistor: if you're terrified of trying to shove them in or pry them out for transformation, just DON'T! They're perfectly hidden anyway! Finally, a transformation where I don't have to do the lift-the-flap-rotate-the-hands-in thing!!
Boombox mode looks stellar from the front and sides, and who gives a slag if there's gaps in the back? Plug 'em with the guns and you're good. Robot mode is super-well proportioned, has all the articulation I could ask for, and just generally makes me happy to look at. Plus, I love the thoughtful touch of giving us the choice of painted eyes or light-piping for his cartoon head. Aww. If there were problems with this toy in its early releases, I think they're all well-fixed now. Bravo, KFC! (If only DAI Stack was this good...)
Couldn't ask for a better Blaster!
By Shempdog on January 26, 2016
I received this figure over the weekend and I have to say that I was really impressed with the quality and the level of detail this figure has to offer.
I also held off from the metallic version due to numerous reports of paint chipping and I definitely feel like a made the right choice!
transistor stands about the height of MP 10 and has an extensive amount of paint detailing. The molded red plastic is nice to the touch. Since there is no diecast that IU can perceive, the figure is extremely light, I would call this the Only drawback. (Personally the articulated hands and alt mode weapons storage more than makes up for it.
If you are a fan of the character, this toy is a definite must have!
red plastic perfection!
By skywarplives on January 21, 2016
Held off on the metallic version, and I am glad that I did! This version is beautiful in the classic red plastic coloration. I really wanted a toy accurate version of Blaster (silver buttons!) and KFC sure delivered.
No QC issues or loose joints, an all around satisfying figure.
Also, the fixes to his front hip skirts and Hi-fi's improvements are also greatly appreciated.