Saturday, September 9, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Blurr (Warrior)


Review:  #402
Name:  Blurr
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Autobot
Line:  Robots in Disguise (2015)
Year of Release:  2017
Size Class:  Warrior (Wave 10)
Mold Status:  new

VEHICLE MODE:


Blurr transforms into a blue and white sports car that looks fantastic.  It's has the speedy look that such a fast character should have.


The sculpting is generally good, just that there isn't many paint applications to bring out the detailing.


Blurr is part of the Warrior size class of figures, which is approximately Deluxe size, above is a comparison against The Last Knight Barricade.


The robot mode weapon can peg onto a slot on top.


Or the weapon can peg to the side.  Apart from this, there's no other play value, he's pretty gappy underneath the windshield too.


A strong vehicle mode, even the somewhat gappy front isn't too bad in person.

TRANSFORMATION:

The the transformation into robot mode is simple but there is one neat element, which is how the windshield and part of the back of the car fold around onto his back.  Otherwise, the rest of the steps is just how you'd expect with the sides pulling out to form the arms, and the front splitting to form the legs.

ROBOT MODE:


The robot mode carries over some design elements from the Rescue Bots version with the spoilers on his shoulders and the bulkier look.


He has the windshield on his back but otherwise is kibble-free.


The headsculpt is really nice and his visor/eye piece is translucent plastic which allows excellent lightpiping.


Again, Blurr is comparable in height to other Deluxes, just that he is a lot more hollow and a lot lighter than you would expect.


Articulation is strong but your mileage will vary with the tightness of the joints.  His balljointed hips in particular can be loose.


Despite the bulky shoulders, he can lift out his arms enough for most poses to be satisfied.


His weapon is a molded from clear plastic which makes it really hard to make out the intricate sculpting.


Blurr has proportionally long arms which is one of the biggest factors against this robot mode.


Speaking of hollowness, his torso is completely hollow, as are thighs and legs.  Be prepared to be shocked at his lightness but at least the plastic feels strong enough to not snap easily.


A great looking robot mode.

OVERALL:

Like most of the Warrior class in the Robots in Disguise (2015) line, Blurr is actually quite well designed with an easy but fun transformation and some unique elements in robot mode.  He is plagued by the cheapness of Hasbro with a huge reduction in plastic used and limited paint applications.  Blurr isn't a bad figure, just needs to be picked up on sale for you not to feel ripped off.

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