Thursday, March 28, 2019

Transformers Studio Series - SHATTER!

Transformers Deluxe Studio Series #40 - Bumblebee Movie - Shatter - Hasbro 2019

I really thought the Bumblebee movie was fantastic. I loved the slow character development, I loved the awesome cameos, and I loved that the plot did not culminate in an eye-rolling, world-ending, catastrophic event. Apocalyptic threats in movies are a dime a dozen these days and they make all the blockbuster films just blur together for me. But Bumblebee is different and I hope they credit the box office success to these factors with and give us more films with a similar formula. The inclusion of the new character Shatter was just icing on the cake. I love female villains and something about Shatter reminded me so much of Crasher from GoBots - who both terrified and thrilled me as a child. The previous toy offerings of Shatter were too simple for my tastes, so I was really looking forward to this Studio Series figure. I really like the figure overall, but I'm disappointed that she features her concept art head instead of the cinematic version. Hopefully some 3rd party add-on will come to the rescue. Let's check her out!

Shatter actually had this visor/helmeted look for a fraction of a second in the Cybertron scene at the beginning of the movie, but it was really blink-and-you-miss-it.

I've said this a million times before, but I am a horrible at transforming. I usually don't even attempt it. I can assemble Ikea furniture in record time and I was an origami prodigy as a child, but something about these toys tries my patience and I can never read the directions properly.  I thought these pictures were pretty funny. I tried really hard but the end result is not roadworthy.

Here's a solicit pic.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Shatter with the Recent Moonracer and Chromia.

And here she is with her two Energon Igniter figures.


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