As some of you already figured, I have started to focus my Transformers collection to only the G1 designs. I guess the designs bring me back to the good old day of my youth. As I am not willing to pay so much for the original G1 transformers, I will have to settle for the Encore & Reissue versions.
To celebrate 25 years of Transformers, Hasbro has come out with 2 Toys R Us exclusive Transformers Universe G1 Commemorative Transformers, Insecticons and Perceptor. The Insecticons are one of my all time favourite Decepticons! When I saw that Toys R Us were selling them, I just had to get my hands on them.
There are 4 main reasons why I love the G1 design Incesticons:
1) Black, purple, yellow & chrome is a rocking color combination!
2) They are robot bugs!
3) Individualistic, greedy, and arrogant and will work only for Energon cubes
4) 3 is always a good number for a group
The insecticons consist of:
1) Kickback who transforms into a grasshopper
2) Shrapnel into a stag beetle
3) Bombshell into a Japanese rhinoceros beetle
Pretty cool bugs I must say.
I don't really fancy the packaging as it does not give me the old school feel. I guess if the toy is of G1 design, the packaging should follow the same concept. Thankfully I don't keep my toys in their packaging so good riddance to the box.
Ok...being too harsh here...just basing on the design, I think the packaging is pretty attractive.
Love the G1 design so the overall sculpt is a 5 out of 5.
Transforming the robots to their insect mode is a breeze and you dont need the instruction manual. As compared to the recent movie's Transformers, transforming the G1 robots is really child's play.
The only minor flaw I can find are the stickers. Some of the stickers are required to be pasted over corners so it tends to come out. It can be quite frustrating.
Overall, these transformers are a must have for me as they were one of my most memorable toys back when I was a child. Keep the G1 trannsformers coming. I am really wanting Devastator and Hound!!
Kickback as a grasshopper
Bombshell as a Japanese rhinoceros beetle
Shrapnel as a stag beetle