Every now and then, Hasbro gets it right…it is too damn few and far between, but when they do all you can say is damn. The picture above just needs the angels singing…we have the Thrilling 30 edition of Generations Springer…and at this time (or at least until I get Sandstorm I hear) the perfect transformer made this decade…
I really didn’t know where to start, but since he came in robot mode, let us talk about this wonderful hunk of plastic. First he feels SOLID. I mean heavier than any of the FoC stuff…the Beast Hunters stuff…he feels like the action figures should.
Weapons, these are awesome. The stays together perfectly, and the rifle has double missiles that are friction based. I love this because lord knows I hate it when the springs go off on a hair trigger (looking at you Energon Bulkhead). Less chance of losing them after all.
And did me mention articulation??? Elbows, waist, head…wrists…legs…my god he is perfect. Action pose heaven!!! And look at that face sculpt!! Straight from g1 and the Wreckers comics, he is near flawless.
The transformation is intuitive and fun. Car mode to start has a solid profile, looks great from all angles. No issues like Blitzwing here at all.
Oh and the sword tucks underneath perfectly! No hindering to him rolling at all.
His cannon mounts on top as well, and it looks like it was meant to be there. This isn’t Mech Tech or just a plug and play weapon. I love the car mode, and the way he is designed it looks like this was the only mode…but we all know better…
For Springer is a triple changer!! Look at this sexy helicopter mode!!!
Again this looks great from all sides! The car kibble is all but gone! I mean really this is one of the best helicopters yet!
The rifle mounts under the cabin, though blocks the landing gear, but honestly, this is Springer. He’d fly in, strafe the bad guys then hit the ground in car mode and keep going. He is a bot of ACTION! No safe landings for him!
Of course you can enhance him with 3rd party stuff, but this is one where I’d keep him pure…
Make way for the new Generation of Transformers…well…generations…where Blitzwing let me down, Springer brought me back up and more.
This figure will give you your money’s worth hands down. I just can’t wait to get Sandstorm now. Springer is hands down a must have.
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The biggest shame now though is that not many more figures will be this size. The next wave will be back to the little guys…