Finally, the big guy himself. Bruticus is massive. Not to mention he is incredibly poseable for something so huge, that surprised me. There are more joints on this thing than most of the figures I own. Given the original was limited to arms up and down and a head turn and I still had hours of fun with that when I was a kid this thing is just immense.
To make it all the better; scramble city. All combaticons (bar Onslaught) can turn into an arm or a leg, left or right, for whatever combination you prefer. I normally have Brawl right arm, Vortex left arm, Blast off left leg, Swindle right leg when I shelve him. Looks good and gives him a shoulder cannon.
Giving this 10/10, there are so many variants on this set it’s impossible not to find it somewhere and I highly reccomend it.
My least favourite of the lot, Onslaught. It’s not a bad figure, its just not great. The arms were not thought out well, the legs are very stiff, the vehicle mode is next to nothing like the in game model…. ok its pretty rubbish. But still, you need it for Bruticus so I had to get him. Sometimes I wish a 3rd party company would release a voyager scale Onslaught to replace this one because, honestly, this was the weak link in the entire Generations line.
Giving this one 4/10. The biggest redeeming factor is it turns into a solid torso for Bruticus.
My second favourite of the lot - Vortex. I really liked the design of this figure when I saw it announced as part of the SDCC set. I tracked down one of the SDCC ones down on ebay not long after they came out (paid a pretty penny for it, as is the downside to buying newly released exclusives) but even with that I still wanted this one too because it reminded me of Rotor from RID.
Like Blast Off, this one is almost exact to the in game model and you can even side mount the weapons to give him makeshift wings for his high speed mode. His combiner forms are my favourites of the lot, both as an arm and leg.
This one gets 9/10, losing only to the hollowness of the legs where the giant hand is obvious :3
Next comes Swindle. This one looks vaguely like the video game model, both alt and robot modes. But as a figure it’s still good. Very poseable, great detail and comes with a neat blaster too. His arm mode is probably the weakest of all the arm forms, not all that different from his G1 counterpart to be honest.
This one gets an 8/10 too, the arm mode and hollow back take it town a couple of points.
Next up is my personal favourite of the lot - Brawl. This one gets shafted by fans too much, as a stand alone figure it has more going for it than its given credit for. It’s back heavy, it’s not as accurate to the game design as the others and the robot mode is mostly kibble. But it still has incredible posability, heavy weapon loadout, great combination forms and a colour scheme I, personally, like.
This one I’ll give 7/10, while my favourite it’s still flawed.
A set I’ve wanted to review for a while, Fall of Cybertron deluxe combaticons (”Fruticus” colours). To start the set - Blast Off. For a figure that has incorporated the scramble city function this one is pretty damn good. The robot mode is accurate to the game, as is the alt mode. Posability is decent for something with 4 forms to go through (6 if you count being a left or right limb) and the weapons are neat little blasters that store on his vehicle mode wings.
Over all I’ll give it an 8/10, not great for posability and the leg mode is the worst of the combaticons.
Behold, the Sinanju Stein in all its glory! This kit is my current favourite that I own. If the standard Sinanju is half as good as this I will be buying it because dammit this was fun to build and it is fun to pose.
Issues lie in one place: weight. The kit itself is very heavy and is making my Action Base 1 lean a little cautiously. Then there’s the High beam rifle. I can pose it well with the rifle, but it does come down eventually if it doesn’t get extra support from another stand or the left hand slung under it.
Problems aside I highly reccomend this kit to any and all if you can track one down. It is far more than a white Sinanju, it is a suit all of its own and I love it.
Giving this one 9/10, weight issues accounted for.
Behold the build of the Sinanju Stein! I know I was originally going to stream this, but something came up at home that has meant I won’t be able to stream for a bit :( anywho, back to the kit.
It was a fun 12 hour build ( the Jesta took 13 1/2 hours, 5 for painting and this kit is not painted at all so you can imagine it has quite alot of parts).
I added a good bit of black marker to it for lining just to make some parts and details stand out better. The rifle isnt all that hard to get it to hold if you are careful, just mind the joint in the wrist is firmly connected and it should be golden.
My red action base 1 arrived today as well so photoset will follow tomorrow with a review!
As promised here it is, the RGM96X Jesta in all its glory! This thing is an amazing kit and a really fun build too. Throw in an Action Base 1 to make this thing perfect and you’ve got the set up for one of the best MG kits out there on the market!
I highly reccomend this kit to any and all, it is a seriously good one. Fun to build, fun to paint and alot of little details you can touch up on later (like the LED I plan to add into the head).
9/10 for this one, loses a mark for lacking an onscreen weapon.
Once again, do not expect much from me today! UNLESS!!!!
Maybe, just maybe, I could stream part of the build of this later?
Would anyone watch me building a gundam model kit?
I got my sinanju stein! I might be streaming the build later, if anyone wants to watch. I’ve already built the action base so I should have photos of the Jesta up later.
Anyone interested in a build stream?