It's weird. I hated the partsforming when it was the toon version. They did achieve their goal of the tooniest Devastator ever made but it wasn't worth it.
But this? I want this. I'm having to remind myself that I hate how they designed it. This is the spitting image of the Devastator I imagined back in 2004 when people were building Devastators out of Tonka trucks and Armada Unicron parts.
It's a lot more appropriate for the toy homage version since the original devastator was also more than half partsforming crap by mass. Problem is, this was designed thirty years later with a far larger budget.
Devastator has to be hard to design. Not only does the cartoon blatantly have extra mass magically grow out of somewhere, but the animators couldn't even make up their minds where the extra mass is supposed to magically grow from. This approach sucks but there's a certain honesty to it.
So this showed up on BBTS
I wonder if Action Toys lost the license? Also, has anyone bought Megahouse figures before? How is the quality? I don't like to pass up new Machine Robo/Gobot offerings, but when it's a character I have several iterations of, it's hard to drop that kind of money. Now, if they did Leo Tribe Sofia...
Well, in theory, it should be hard to screw up Drill, but Action Toys' version had some questionable design choices, too. It's been a while since I got that one out, so I'm a little fuzzy on specifics, but I think there were some hip articulation issues.
I may pass on this one, anyway, but if they announce characters Action Toys never got around to releasing (cough) Turbo (cough), I'll be extremely interested.
I didn't realize Action Toys and Maketoys were connected. That makes sense.
I think part of what bothers me about this Drill is the hands. Drill doesn't have round fingers, he's a tough bruiser machine, and so he's got tough mechanical claws (which he often grabbed one of the Devil Satan Six from underground with). It does appear that his correct hands are among the optional parts, but the other 2 pair are just wrong.
IF really need to ditch whatever that plastic they like using is. It’s very rigid, has no give and has this weird chalky texture to it. Anybody who’s handled an Iron Factory toy willknow what I’m talking about. Coating everything in a layer of paint like the samurai figures are doing cannot help. being somewhat bigger might buy grimlock some grace though. IIRC breakages were all on tiny, tiny balll joint ball stems or sockets.
Bludgeon was cool but is made of cheese. Lio Convoy is real messy. Cyclonus turns into a leaf, Lockdown has hips for miles.Drift is a mainline legends/core toywith a few more joints, terrible all around