Wait, a double review?? Well the back log has grown, and honestly when it comes to collectors, you know we’ll just get them all when we see ‘em…So have a two for one special on me! Slug and Scorn were our first examples of the Dinobots. Now let’s see how these guys rate…
Slug, NOT Slag, is an amped up super spiked triceratops. He’s a great purple lined with crimson and a touch of silver.
Plus look at that cute face! Don’t you want to just hug this guy? Ok, maybe not…he is spikey…For the dinomode, we don’t really have much articulation, the legs kind of sort of move, and the jaw opens and closes…but this guy just kind of just stands there.
Now we do have an attack mode of sorts. The weapons can be fitted in the gaps of his armor. I think it would be kind of cool seeing him charge into a crowd of ‘cons deploying this just before impact.
Having a cool transformation that involves opening the face of the dino. I had fun changing him. The knight theme is just awesome with this robot. It is the kind used by jousting knights. Packing the dual swords, we have a warrior ready for battle. I love how the armor is segmented just giving all kinds of bulk to the guy.
Plus he looks cool from both sides, though I almost wish the dino faces were on the other sided. They show a flair of savagery.
Ok one design nit pick is his profile, or complete utter lack of one. Seriously, he looks like someone shaved off his face and torso from this angle. Not a deal killer, but yeah, just face him forward on the display shelf.
Slug offers a decent range in motion and balance. Not the best in the line, but not the worst figure I’ve purchased.
So for our first deluxe dino warrior, I give a solid B+. I really think you will enjoy having him on the display shelf in either mode.
Now, let’s move to Scorn! Here we have a Spinosaurus. An awesome one to say the least. Now for balancing issues, I actually prefer to flip the center claw behind to give him some heel spurs, but if you want to be accurate, he should have three claws. Still I absolutely love this mode.
He has all kinds of bends, the neck can look left and right, jaw opens and shuts…yes everything that is cool is on this guy!
As for the robot mode…oh yes…the Crimson Knight arrives! He sort or reminds me of Beast Wars Megatron in all the right ways. The fact his tail becomes his arm is not a distraction, because it essentially becomes his Knight’s Lance. That or in the movie it will still be flexible like a tail and he’ll just whip people left and right with it. Oh and just because, he still has a sword that is stored in his tail.
Now proper transformation states that the dino jaw should be wide open but this leaves an open gap in his arm.
I like to keep the jaw shut because well…it is a compete arm now. This also keeps with the Megatron idea, he had the same thing going for him, but again, not a an issue for me.
I totally love this robot mode. The armor is just screaming aggression, conflict and the want of battle. The spikes are like two flags or plumes, the legs actually expand to have a fuller look…plus great balance.
Of the two, Scorn is hands down my favorite, a solid A+, but if you can afford it, get both. The Knights of Justice have to be one of the best things the movie line has offered us in ages. I will be getting the entire team.
Oh and one last fun thing…remember how I lauded over that peg hole in Evasion Prime? Well after a second inspection all the deluxe and Voyager figures seem to have them!!!
So really this line…wow, it may be what the fans have been wanting in design after all!