Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Heatseeker (Legion)


Review:  #413
Name:  Heatseeker
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Decepticon
Line:  Robots in Disguise (2015)
Year of Release:  2017
Size Class:  Legion (Wave 12)
Mold Status:  new

VEHICLE MODE:


Heatseeker transforms into a grey SUV with four rolling wheels, purple headlights and red windows.


The back feels unfinished due to the unpainted window and the transformation joints, however, at least it is not an empty gap.


The RiD insignia for the game is on the left side.  Above is a size comparison against Legion Drift.


While simple, this is a strong robot mode.

TRANSFORMATION:

Heatseeker's transformation takes a lot of inspiration from Legion Strongarm.  The front splits to form his arms and shoulderpads, while the back unfolds to form his legs.  It has nothing that we haven't seen before.

ROBOT MODE:


Heatseeker's robot mode looks bulky and menacing, with the big shoulderpads and the thick lower legs, he has a great silhouette.


Due to the simple transformation and small size, there isn't many pieces of kibble to speak of.  The major one being the side windows behind his shoulders.


The headsculpt is quite unique in that he has an eye piece.


He is average size in this mode, he wins out by being bulkier than normal though.


Due to transformation, his poseability is great with knees as well as hips, elbows and shoulders.


The grey plastic used isn't exactly the best shade but otherwise, the various silver and red highlights help show off the sculpting.


A strong robot mode that despite the small size, packs a lot of punch.

OVERALL:

Heatseeker is another winner in the Legion size class of the Robots in Disguise (2015) line.  While the transformation is simple, it is solid and it works here.  The robot mode looks great and is packed with articulation.  For the inexpensive price, Heatseeker is well worth it.

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