Review by quinncat
The first Decepticon figure I have from titans return, Scourge really looks the part.
Not suffering from paint grievances like I thought Blurr did, Scourge looks perfect in robot mode! All of my favorite details to his design are here and done well, even down to the funny thing on top of his head. This figure looks imposing and powerful as he should. His Titan Master is also really solid! I'm very impressed by the eyes being painted red, a detail that could've been forgotten very easily.
Articulation is good too aside from the shoulders and the neck. The shoulders kind of restrict his outward arm movement, and the neck is very loose and wobbly because the titan master doesn't fit very securely.
The wings do get in the way a little as well, but none of these problems are very detrimental.
Accessories are good as well but lack the personality Blurr's had with their "vehicle" mode. First is a small pistol formed from the alt mode's middle thruster. It looks a little small, and not very threatening but I still like it. Scourge also comes with a larger, double barrel gun that a Titan Master can sit in when combined with the pistol for an even larger triple barrel gun.
Size is typical for the... size, and he probably would scale well with the new Galvatron if I had one!
Transformation is a typical shell former with a twist; literally. The upper half just gets forgotten in the transformation by being obscured by the shell "wings", but the legs actually pull out of the hips, rotate around, the shins fold open, and then swallow the thighs to complete the transformation.
In vehicle mode, Scourge is a space ship that, while accurate, really looks like a bar of soap. This clean shape is broken up however, by his three iconic thrusters in the back, and some new details that form a very inventive new reimagining of a classic alt mode. The titan master can also, of course, sit in the cockpit!
Taking everything into account, Scourge is another success for Titans Return. A decent figure technically, with a semi interesting transformation and, some winning new aesthetics make this figure a must for Scourge fans (they do exist right?) and just a pretty good classics style figure overall.
|Posted 16 January, 2017 - 10:33 by quinncat|