Deluxe Class Blurr
|Character Design||Derrick Wyatt|
Review by JoshB
Transformers Animated continues to be a fantastic toy line with great designs, too bad the show is being supposedly canceled.
I didn't care for the show at all, but usually if there's no show, there's no toy line. But with Hasbro, who knows.
The original G1 Blurr first appeared in the original transformers movie. He's been represented in several different toy lines since then, but next to the original, this is my favorite. All it needs is metal.
In car mode, Blurr is a futuristic race car. His lines are sleek, reminiscent of the Mach 5 from Speed Racer.
The color scheme evokes a very Tron like aesthetic, which I am a sucker for.
The vehicle rolls freely and the only gimmick is an Energon saw that pops out from under the front of the vehicle.
The tips on the front of the vehicle are rubber, a nice choice, likely for safety reasons.
Transformation to vehicle mode is pretty straightforward and what you get when you are done is a fantastic looking, super articulated robot form. The Transformers design team have really found their groove with these Animated figures.
Blurr stands over 7 inches all and is pretty well articulated, especially below the waist. The large pointy shoulders hinder some of the movement of the arms, but it's not too bad. Despite the spindly appearance, Blurr has tight joints that makes posing a breeze.
The Energon saw that was stashed under the hood is now a shield in robot mode - affixed by a peg to the arm.
The head has a gladiator-style look to it, and features the standard light-pipe effect.
This guy is really fantastic, even if you are not a fan of the show. Grab one while you can.
|Posted 6 May, 2009 - 10:14 by JoshB|