Monday, July 2, 2018

Toy Review: Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Roadtrap


Review:  #452
Name:  Roadtrap
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Decepticon
Line:  Generations - Power of the Primes
Year of Release:  2018
Size Class:  Legends (Wave 2)
Mold Status:  new

VEHICLE MODE:


Roadtrap transforms into a small blue SUV, with the only play value in this mode being the rolling wheels.


Like Battleslash, in order to accommodate the combining gimmick for such a small size class, there are some compromises in vehicle mode.  Notably, the back end is a huge gappy mess, exposing the robot thighs.


This isn't to mention that the robot chest forms the roof.  Above is a comparison against POTP Beachcomber and Roadtrap is pretty short and stubby.


As part of the Power of the Primes line, Roadtrap comes with a character card.


You can attach a Prime Master or Titan Master on top of the roof, either folded as a cube or sitting upright.  Unlike other Legends figures, he doesn't have an opening cockpit.


Despite the flaws, he looks quite nice as a pair with Battleslash.


This is a flawed vehicle mode but does enough to just be passable.

TRANSFORMATION:

This is where Roadtrap starts to fall apart, literally.  As part of the combined mode, the whole figure splits in half and the pegs are not strong enough to keep it together when you are transforming (or even just handling) Roadtrap.  There are various joints that pushes other joints out of position and it can get quite annoying.  The transformation itself is simple with the front form the feet and the arms coming out from underneath the vehicle.

ROBOT MODE:


Roadtrap's robot is similar to the SUV in that he's short and stubby, but looks powerful as a result.


You can see the combined robot's thighs filling in the torso from behind and the multiple joints for the legs.


The headsculpt is quite nice, especially with the silver faceplate.


He feels short but is average height for a Legends classed figure.


Poseability is okay, with balljointed shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.  However, the shoulders are restricted as the way that they are formed, other panels get in the way of moving them back.


The other major flaw is the weak pegs holding the torso together.  More often than not, it will split apart.


Unlike Battleslash, Roadtrap lacks a weapon and this hurts.


Roadtrap's robot mode is good to look at but not very fun thanks to the splitting torso.

OVERALL:

Roadtrap on his own is too bogged down by flaws to be recommended at full price.  However, as the other half of Battletrap, then Roadtrap is well worth it.

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