I’m just going to combine these two…there’s no need to do separate posts, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because these guys have been reviewed EVERYWHERE by now.
As many of you know, I have no real love for PRIME. The show is starting to grow on me just a little, but I don’t like the designs of the main characters at all. Luckily Hasbro’s releasing non-show characters that are pretty cool.
Let’s start with Green IronHide..I mean Kup:
To me, this isn’t Kup. No matter how hard I try, its just not a very “Kup like” look. I don’t really think it’s very “IronHide-y” either. In fact, the only reason I bought this guy was to try and modify him with some of my extra Kup heads from Generations and his upgrades:
The green barely matches, but it would work I think. Geeze, I forgot how ugly the original Kup head was. But I’d prefer this over the “TRUKK IS MONKEE” head from Prime. Unfortunately, Hasbro was a step ahead of me:
The ball-joint for the head is actually ATTACHED to the head. So until someone comes up with a 3rd party solution, I’m kinda S.O.L. He’ll be a shelf warmer until more FOC Autobots come out (Looking at you Sideswipe and Chrome Dome).
And seems I gave his cannons to Retail Vortex, I gave him an old G1 rifle, oddly enough, it’s Swindle’s I believe (so I may give that to Retail Swindle now that I think of it…)
Arkvander over at Mostly Transformers Redux has re-purposed him as his Fall of Cybertron Hound, which works very well too, but again, I’ll wait for a new head (that I’m hoping SOMEONE is working on…) .
Rumble on the other hand, is mostly considered a really awesome toy and I have to agree. In fact, the one thing I DON’T like about Rumble is that he’s making people say WTF about the FOC line. He’s very well designed and a fun transformation and looks great in both modes:
Just kidding, RIBFIB, RIRFIB, its all fine with me, I go by IDW, so technically, Frenzy is blue for me:
But if you want to call him Rumble, that’s fine in my book. All of this is a moot point though, because to me, this guy is Splicer. I ended up giving him Retail Vortex’s swords so:
The yellow of the blades match perfectly with the yellow highlights on the figure, so it seems to work well for me, other than the purple hilts.
I just don’t see this guy as a Frenzy or Rumble, but he’s just too darn cool to not have out on my shelves, so he’s going with my other classics and works as a foil of sorts to Drift!
For now, it’ll do. I kind of just bought these guys just to buy them.
Anyways, more to come!
Edit: Totally gave retail Swindle his G1 Rifle, looks awesome.