I am Dai Rollbar-hide Prime.
Rollbar is a Basic/Scout class figure from Hasbro’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen line.
In vehicle mode, Rollbar is a pretty boring delivery truck. Normally mundane alt-modes are awesome, but in this case, it’s just kinda dull. Probably because of the unexciting color scheme. Only interesting thing is that apparently, Rollbar specializes in delivering Red Bull or some knock-off brand of Red Bull… or exploding bulls.
Transformation is noteworthy, as it has an Automorph mechanism which lets you close up his body in one flowing motion. Sort of like closing a foldout table.
Robot mode is also kinda neat, but ultimately, there’s something about Rollbar that just doesn’t jump out at me. In robot mode, he’s got a nice Prime/Primal look to him, and by simply closing or opening the chest flaps, you can get all sorts of effects. Close ’em up and he looks like a Prime, open ’em up and it’s a more original look.
Articulation is good in robot mode, but his big beefy chest does give the impression that his arms are stumpy short.
In addition to having a Prime/Primal look in robot mode, Rollbar also has a very G1 Ironhide/Ratchet or Energon Towline Battle Platform intermediate mode between his robot and vehicle forms.
But despite all that, like Revenge of the Fallen Knock Out, there’s just something about Rollbar that doesn’t shout at you to buy him. He’s a solid toy in both modes, with good play features, but like Knock Out, he doesn’t feel like a must buy. No weaknesses, but no exceptional strengths either. Save your cash for more interesting purchases.
Pros: Good robot and vehicle modes. Decent Transformation. Homage laden intermediate mode. No weaknesses.
Cons: No strengths either.
2.9 out of 4.0
0.0 – 0.0 = I’d pay to get rid of it
0.1 – 0.5 = I’d give it away
0.6 – 1.0 = I wouldn’t take it for free
1.1 – 1.5 = Very Bad
1.6 – 2.0 = Bad
2.1 – 2.5 = Average
2.6 – 3.0 = Good
3.1 – 3.5 = Very Good
3.6 – 4.0 = Excellent