Sunday, July 8, 2018

Toy Review: Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Battletrap


Review:  #453
Name:  Battletrap
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Decepticon
Line:  Generations - Power of the Primes
Year of Release:  2018
Size Class:  n/a
Mold Status:  new

TRANSFORMATION:


Battletrap is the combined mode of Battleslash and Roadtrap, two Legends classed figures.


The transformation into combined mode is pretty clever.  Battleslash forms the top half with the robot legs forming the arms, and Roadtrap forms the bottom half where his whole self splits in half to form the legs.

COMBINED MODE:


Battletrap himself looks amazing for a combined mode of such small size.


The rotor blade from Battleslash is neatly tucked away on his back and the feet are large allowing plenty of stability in this mode.


The headsculpt is perfects and looks fantastic with the two tones of blue and silver visor.  It is on a hinge swivel which allows it to turn from side to side.


Being the combination of two Legends figures, Battletrap is roughly the size of a Deluxe.  Above is a comparison against Legends POTP Beachcomber and Deluxe Studio Series Stinger.


Sadly, Battletrap lacks any sort of weapon, handheld or otherwise, and it feels like a massive missed opportunity.


Articulation is great, with balljointed shoulders, elbows, hips and hinged knees.  For a combined mode figure, Battletrap is very versatile.


There are still some issues though including a loose waist, and the fact that Roadtrap's arms are right behind the legs, getting in the way sometimes.


This is a fantastic robot mode that's very vesatile.

OVERALL:

Battletrap is a really good combiner.  He is comprised of two solid toys (Battleslash being better than Roadtrap), but the combined mode really is greater than the sum of its parts.  Battletrap is solid and packs in plenty of articulation that he can use to great effect.  Battletrap is well worth the full price of the two smaller toys.

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