In Battle for the Allspark, everyone had Allspark Blue. In NEST, the peaceful Decepticons live in abject terror as they run for their lives from the homicidal Autobots.
Really good robot mode, tank mode and even transformation. Bludgeon is good across the board. Recommended even if you’re not a Bludgeon fanboy (heck, I’m not one either).
Yeah, I’m doing this a bit different. Of you wanna know right off the bat if you should get this guy, just refer to the above.
Anyhow, this is Bludgeon, a Voyager class Transformer from the Revenge of the Fallen toyline. An interesting factoid is that he’s designed to fit in reasonably well with the Classics/Universe 2.0 line, and I’d say they’ve succeeded.
In tank mode, Bludgeon looks great. He’s very toyetic. His green is both subdued, but at the same time, feels very much like a toy. But that’s a good thing. I feel like a kid again when I have him in tank mode. At the same time, he’s not garishly colored. Even the little bit of orange and unpainted plastic gray that shows up doesn’t detract from him overly. It’s a really nice tank with lots of neat details.
Transformation is complex, but nothing you can’t handle after the first time. It kind of feels old school super robot-ish for some reason, and in any case, everything fits together very well. You won’t end up with a compromised robot mode nor a tank mode with lots of gaps. Everything is neat and secure.
Robot mode is characterful, to say the least. I think the pictures speak for themselves in this regard. Anyway, despite having lots of kibble, none of it really gets in the way, and that’s awesome. For instance, the tank threads on either side of his arms are rubbery, so they won’t restrict articulation. And the tank turret on his back simply makes him look more military or samurai, as opposed to a tank turret hanging off his back. As you can tell from the pics, they look good regardless of how you display ’em.
A very good toy with no notable weaknesses. For instance, he might have kibble, but they not only add to his look, but don’t get in the way of his articulation. I’d say get him. I’ve never really liked Bludgeon. What few comics I saw of him, despite trying to make him look cool, just came off as dorky to me. But this toy is really good, and may well be the best Voyager toy of the entire RotF line.
3.8 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