Sunday, February 18, 2024

Transformers Earthspark - TWITCH!

Transformers Earthspark - 1-Step Flip Changer - Terran Twitch - Hasbro 2023

It's funny to think how I used to avoid collecting Transformers because there we so few female figures being made. Prior to 2014, there were barely any. But then the Generations Arcee and Chromia were released and the floodgates opened. Just last week I was in a well-stocked Walmart and I saw figures of Arcee, Airazor, Nightbird, Elita-One, Twitch, Skywarp, Hashtag, Windblade, Strongarm, Laser Cycle, and Shadow Striker. That is ELEVEN different characters with toys on the shelves simultaneously. And that's not even counting the same characters with multiple versions. Like four different figures of Arcee and three of Twitch. When you have this kind of abundance, you are naturally going to get figures in the less-impressive kid-oriented lines like the Tacticons or these 1-Step Flip Changers. While these aren't the most sought-after toys for collectors, I really enjoy the explosion of females in this historically-exclusionary genre, so I buy every last figure in support (especially the new characters like Twitch).

This figure is unarticulated except for the pieces that move for transformation.
With the press of the black protruding switch on her abdomen, Twitch's head and shoulders collapse behind her and her simple transformation to her drone mode is complete. This button is sensitive and can be activated by tipping her forward in belly-flop fashion. When knocked forward like this, she will snap into her alt mode in one easy step.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my three Twitch figures so far: Deluxe ClassOne-Step-Changer, and Cyber-Combiner.


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