Saturday, September 23, 2017

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


Review:  #405
Name:  Twinferno
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Autobot
Line:  Robots in Disguise (2015)
Year of Release:  2017
Size Class:  Warrior (Wave 11)
Mold Status:  new

ALTERNATE MODE:


Twinferno transforms into a bright orange stealth bomber with a dragon head on either side of the cockpit.


The rear has jet flames.  It is a unique alternate mode and design choice for sure...


Twinferno is your typical Warrior size, feeling somewhat light due to the focus on hollow sections wherever possible.  Above is a comparison against RiD Stormshot.


Everything about this stealth bomber doesn't suit a stealth bomber from the color scheme and dragon head, it's just very unusual and looks weird.


An "meh" jet mode.  It would have been better if they managed to hide the dragon heads underneath the wings out of sight.

TRANSFORMATION:

As you'd expect, it's very simple converting Twinferno into robot mode.  You fold the cockpit back, bring the dragon heads to the sides for his arms and extend the legs.  Uninspired and no surprises.

ROBOT MODE:


Twinferno's robot mode is heavily inspired by G1 Doublecross (of which a recent Generations homage was released) with the dragon arms and wings.


He carries all of the jet mode on his back, he is a typical jet Transformer where the alternate mode is a folded up robot with jet parts on top, and doesn't integrate them into robot mode.


The headsculpt is average.  It has a swivel for side to side movement.


Size-wise, he is once again of average height, fairly unremarkable.


Poseability is also normal.  The way his elbows are jointed means that his dragon-head-hands face upwards, which isn't too bad.


He lacks a waist swivel.  The RiD Autobot insignia is on his shoulder, which allows you to scan it in the app to use the character.


Weapons-wise, he has the two flames from jet mode.


You can peg the flames into the hands so that it looks like they're spitting fire and doesn't look half bad.  The heads also have a 5mm hole on the bottom such that you can use more conventional weapons as well if you have some spare.


The biggest thing against this robot mode is the ugly orange used, just makes him look tacky.


An average robot mode that doesn't really do anything special.

OVERALL:

Twinferno's strongest aspect is the jet mode with the unusual design choice.  Frankly, Twinferno isn't anything special and is a very average toy.  He doesn't even have the RiD design quirks that makes the line interesting.  Only get him if you like the character or if you see him heavily discounted.

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