Ahhh…more transforming robots! Even better, another 3rd party from Master Mind Creations! This is their rendition of the IDW only character Turmoil, so knowing that this was pretty much our only chance of seeing this guy in plastic I had to scoop him up. So read on to see if he does cause a ruckus! Oh and who left off a “t” on the title card? I need to fire that guy…
While never transforming in the comics, Turmoil was supposed to turn into a tank, and the guys at MMC did a damn fun rendition of some mobile artillery! In fact it is reminiscent of one of the tanks from Metal Slug! Oh how much money that SNK cabinet took from me in my youth…but I digress…the treads are static, but I really don’t mind The details are prominent and I love it.
The pistons look pretty cool on the turret, but when set up, they do reduce the range of the rotation. Actually pretty much kill it all together, but the gun can raise and lower. The colors as you can see are black, darker black, with some more lighter black…with a tad bit of teal and sliver. Ok it’s not that bad, but still it is a lot of dark colors.
Transformation is not too crazy, especially for MMC standards (looks at Hexatron…oh one day I’ll attempt you…). Commutus’ robot mode though is just fantastic. Looks like he stepped right from the comic. The teal is a bit more prominent, but I would have loved to have gotten a bit more color. The hands are MMC’s typical fanfare of slight spread/holding, but it works for being expressive.
The highlight is easily all the slight details. This is where MMC shines I have to say. From the rivets to the jagged edges. Oh and look at that face! It just looks EEEEVIL with those glaring red eyes.
His only accessory is his gun. This of course can be held in either hand. I also have to mention just how expressive this guy is. He can be adjusted for just the most oh so subtle body language…which for a guy with a face play is probably important to show emotion.
It returns! The coveted standing on one leg test!!! Commutus passes with flying colors! Oh it is good to see proper figures being made again (sorry NECA, your one sore spot…).
Now one feature is that his hands do unpeg. Why?
Well for comic accuracy of course! We wouldn’t want fanboys getting in an uproar…In the comics, Turmoil is kind of the love child of Megatron and Shockwave in a way. That includes a gun arm. Honestly I can go either way. With the gun arm, it does make the cannon look that much more larger I have to say.
With the gun like this, he does look a bit more imposing on the battlefield I have to say.
Aside from a dash of more color, I can’t say I need much more from this guy. He is solid Master Mind Creations work.Thick plastic, proper articulation, well detailed…and they even have a slight remold of him for the Autobots who I hear can leave quite an Impact…or well…you get my drift…I give Commutus a SOLID A.