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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

 
 
 

 

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There, now I'm caught up.  Tiny Turbo Changers Series 4 features designs from the new Bumblebee movie, including a few retro color schemes!  Though of course, it's also full of repaints with a few completely new figures, just like the last few series.  So hey, it's been one day since Series 3, so let's just dive right in!

A - Ratchet
B - Grimlock
C - Dragonstorm
D - Dropkick (car)
E - Scorn
F - Bumblebee
G - Dropkick (helicopter_
H - Soundwave
I - Optimus Prime
J - Dinobot Swoop
N - Megatron
P - Shatter

 

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Everyone, we have a new Bumblebee! Finally, a different figure! ostensibly based on his appearance in the new movie, you can see the G1 influence in his design.

 

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Bumblebee transforms by folding out the car's hood into his arms/wings. The directions tell you to separate his legs, but they don't actually budge beyond the tiniest bit. Te figure's interlocking pieces just don't allow for any real movement.

 

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And now we have Scorn, a Spinosaurus dinobot! You can kind of tell what Scorn is goiing to transform into already.

 

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Although I really like this figure for some reason, Scorn has one of the goofiest, laziest transformations ever! He's not a very convincing dinosaur. Rawr.

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The arms actually fit together if you want to make a snake dragon out of it, interestingly enough.

 

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Megatron is back, and sporting a more classic look than his Last Knight appearance. He has some decent articulation, and a fairly, um, "unique" transformation.

 

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Wait, what? This is a transformation? It makes less sense than Shockwave's! Strangely Megatron's torso has a hug, weird hinge that isn't used at all.

 

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Well, you can use it to kind of fudge a different tank-thing, I guess.

 

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Next up is Swoop, another Dinobot! You can kind of see his knight-motif in robot form. But what about his transformation?

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Okay, I take back what I said, this is the laziest transformation of them all. You don't even hid his face, you just hope nobody notices it!

 

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Dragonstorm may look a little messy, but he's got an interesting transformation going on.

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If you look from the other side, you'll see a lot of kibble, but the transformation is pretty decent for a Tiny Turbo Changer!

 

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Ratchet is a repaint, and more movie-accurate in gray than he was in yellow.

 

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You know, I liked him more in neon yellow.

 

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Grimlock is another repaint, and you know, I had to check to see if it glows in the dark. It does not.

 

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I don't know why he's the same color as pineapple soda, as it relates to nothing that I can think of, but it's cool to have another Grimlock, I guess.

 

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Dropkick is one of the main bad guys in the new movie, and a triple-changer! So naturally, they repainted Cogman for his car form.

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Yeah, that's pretty much it. Dunno how much it resembles Dropkick for real.

 

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Dropkick (helicopter) is a repaint of Blackout/Chopter in this sculpt's third appearance.

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Again, I have no idea how accurate this is.

 

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Shatter is a brand-new character, a rare female Decepticon, and one of the movie's main villains. So naturally, the figure is just a repaint of Series 3's Barricade.

 

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Seriously, that's all it is.

 

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Soundwave is a repaint, and now purple.

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Yeah, that's about it.

 

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And finally, Optimus Prime is the same old sculpt, but now in G1 colors! And fewer paint apps in general, at that.

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Well, at least the new design is a classic throwback, right?

 

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Well, there you go. Series 4 is a lot like Series 3 in its general makeup - you've got some new figures and some creative transformations, but a ton of repaints and some rather questionable decisions. I like Scorn and Megatron, but some of the characters from the new movie are rather shaky repaints. Still, at least we finally got a new Bumblebee!

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