Sunday, March 24, 2024

Transformers Earthspark - Elita-1!

Transformers Earthspark - 1-Step Flip Changer - Elita-1 - Hasbro 2024

I love how every few years there is a reboot of the Transformers Universe animated for television. I rarely watch all of these, but I love the repercussions they have on the toylines - especially more modern series that don't shy away from including female characters. The current incarnation is Transformers Earthspark on Paramount+ and the show features at least five female Transformers that have received toys so far (nine figures total and two more on the way). The show includes original characters like Twitch and classics like Elita-1. I'm really glad Elita-1 had been rescued from obscurity. Her single episode appearance in 1985 could have been a one-and-done flashback appearance, but thankfully she was brought back as major character in 2020 War For Cyberton series, then again in 2022 for Earthspark, and I assume her role in the upcoming film Transformers One (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) will be significant. It's safe to say Elita-1 is now a staple of the franchise. Let's check out her Flip Changer below!

The joy of having a heavily-merchandised kid's show is that you get different versions of all your favorite characters. These 1-Step Flip Changers are simple and inexpensive - definitely geared to the younger audiences. They are unarticulated except for the pieces engineered for the transformation.

Is that a transformation trigger in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
These figures transform with a single step, in this case a belly-flop. When that unfortunately-placed trigger is pressed, she snaps into vehicle mode.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is the 1-Step-Changer Elita-1 with her Warrior Class figure from 2023.

And here she is with the other 1-Step-Flip-Changer lady so far, Twitch.


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