Non show character time! We have here Decepticon Rumble from the Transformers Prime line. Another rare Decepticon, and one I find to be truly unique in the line!
Let’s start with the vehicle mode, gone is the minion tape mode, Rumble is his own ride. He reminds me of Bumblebee’s mode in Animated actually. Pretty much sky blue, nice red windows though and black grill and wheels. I may actually do some detailing with a panel lining pen because the hard lines are there. He could have used some color on the tail lights as well. All in all, while a nice solid car, pretty drab for details.
And then you put the guns on it…lol. Ok the cannons are nice over kill weapons I do have to say. The box art has them blue at the base, and that would have been a killer touch, especially for the $15 you shell out, but hey life is life.
Speaking of paying for what you get, he is beefier than the scout figure, so I am really happy with that.
Robot mode time!! Opening up that shell of blah yields a bundle of awesome! The blue is now touched up with yellow and black to really add some dimension.
Oh and did we mention light piping? This seems to be slowly getting phased out sadly, so I am appreciating what we get. And this is done really really well.
Rumble has the awesome legs I love. He could stand on one leg with no issues. There was some nice thought put into his design. And speaking of his design…let’s talk about the two big ones…
The car kibble on the arms. Ok he has a hell of a lot of car on him. These aren’t door wings, these are two big honking top part of car parts. Here is the the thing, they don’t hinder his ability to pose, or his balance, and they do add more red…on the other hand they are just there for no other purpose. I suppose they could be like Ryuki’s Guard vent and could be armor…they COULD have house more weapons as well…but they are there. You deal or you bitch lol.
Then there is his body. I have his head folded up here, so not to distract. I really think the designer of this toy is a fan boy…because the face reminds me of something Beast Men would pilot in an anime called Gurren Lagann…
I really need to review that guy sometime…but here he is next to said Gurren…and there is the face. A nice touch.
Another nice touch is the blasters hard mounted on the back flanges. A very nice throw back to the original namesake.
WHO IS BLUE! Had to get that off the chest…
Finally the weapons. These are great cannons looking to spread out some serious destruction in a hail of gun fire…
There are two peg holes in his back that can hold these guys out of the way. These are the little things that make me like him more and more.
I could so see him just wading into a foray, mowing down all in front of him…oh who are we kidding, we all know the REAL intent of them “guns”…
Just like in the cartoon (where he was blue…) our Rumble has some pile drivers baby. and with the ball joint in the neck that lets him look up, he can strike “the pose.”
These are the kicker, the one detail that make this toy not just good, but awesome! If you see him, you should get him, hands down. He would look good leading the ground troops of Vehicons I think…here is hoping for a Frenzy now in this line.