Shortpacked!: Batman + Politics = BFF
The story Leslie refers to is true. How could he make such a blunder?
Nothing warms the heart more than adding Beast Wars Robot Heroes to my ranks. Even better, the third wave of this round includes two of my favorite Beast Wars characters, Silverbolt and Transmetal Megatron. In the wake of what scraps of Beast Wars nostalgia we get these days, it's always the first season toys that see all the love, so I'm overjoyed that we get a few nods from Season 2.
Oh man, Transmetal Megatron is so close to perfect. The Transmetal body is my favorite Beast Megs body, since he did all his best stuff in this one. Going the extra mile, he's even grasping the Golden Disk in his claw. (And specifically the claw attachment that showed up in "Code of Hero," not the one his toy has.) That is sweet. This may be my favorite Robot Heroes toy ever!
As I said, close to perfect. I do wish they finished painting his copper gauntlet. As-is, they only painted his fist! I wonder if I can fix that myself. I do have some copper paint left over from touching up Animated Blackarachnia, but the quality and depth of the copper Megatron has feels like one I won't find in a store. His rotor-fans on his back are also unpainted, but I can deal with that. Stuff ain't painted on Robot Heroes all the time. It's just the glove that bothers me, really.
Oh man, the indigo used for Megatron's toes? Beautiful. And oh, how he smiles sinisterly...
Silverbolt's more of a mixed bag. His design feels all over the place. He's traded in his usual chest ornamentation for what appears to be some sort of sweater. Hrm! The big tummy circle has been relocated to his belt buckle, it seems. And he apparently wields twin stalks of wheat. Well, I can't say no to Silverbolt, no matter how dippy he looks.
A sweet set, even if Megatron's pulling all the weight.
The next Beast Wars guys appear to be Tigatron/Inferno, two or more waves away. C'mon, Hasbro, give me Dinobot! I don't care who the hell he's versused with, just do it. (Hint: Terrorsaur.)
Transformers Wiki link of the day: Flint