Warbotron comes on strong with the first three of five in their WB01 combiner series!
Although they’ve been out for a little while now, we’re going to take a look at the first three of Warbotron’s take on the G1 Transformers “Bruticus” combiner team. Out of the box, the size and quality of each of these three is astounding when you look at Third Party Transformers homages of a similar price range. Whether it was just or not, I spent quite a bit of time just looking for areas that this company cut costs on these to justify their price point, and I seriously could not find anything.
Air Burst is a great update to Blastoff, and gives a very “tough” vibe with his more imposing stature and heavy artillery as opposed to the original incarnation. I really like that you have the option of either the bigger missile launchers or more standard blasters for him to hold, and the multiple points of storage on his forearms and legs really make for great options if you want a variety of looks. His space shuttle mode is also very well done.
For everything that I said about Heavy Noisy in terms of personality, Sly Strike is on the opposite end! His smirking face is so expressive that I don’t even know how to describe it. It truly embodies his “slick” personality. I also really like the shade of brown that they used for him, as it contrasts really well off of the purples and grays throughout his scheme. The one area that I was let down was his instructions showing his weapons as being able to mount on his shoulders, but apparently there was a piece missing which allowed them to do so on all releases of him. Warbotron has stated that the piece will be included with a later figure.
This is probably the best initial product from a Third Party Transformers toy company that I’ve seen to date, and if the combined mode is on par with where these are as individual toys, then it’s going to be a sight to see!
Overall Score: 9.0/10
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Enjoy a few more pictures of this figure below! Remember to click the pictures to view larger resolutions: