So yeah, I got Computron. He showed up at Smyth’s for €85 and promptly got discounted to €50, and with a little help from @Mark_Hall I obtained him. This was justified in my mindbrain as €10 for Scrounge, €20 for After
burnerbreaker, and €20 to get another 4 Transformers.
p_t_eed is basically Streetwise without a lightbar and a different paint job. Same good figure, but this is the 4th time I’ve gotten this body.
Nosecone is a straight repaint of Brawl, but his waist sticks together than the original. There’s still a big gap if you don’t click the Combiner port down a bit. The drill is the same one that came with Botcon Ramhorn and Drillbison from the Liokaiser set. Which means that it fits into the turret mount point that Brawl’s cannon goes into, and it looks much better there than the official drill tank mode. Not much special here. Also, the drill is the only weapon he has, which is a bit eh.
Scattershot’s robot and torso modes are pretty identical to Silverbolt, but the new wings and nose/cannon are pretty cool. The standalone version has a better colour scheme. I might have to repaint the cannon.
Strafe is much nicer than I expected. He’s a redeco of Air Raid, but the changes give him a nice look. A pleasant surprise but the lack of weapons are a slight frustration.
Afterguy is the only combiner limb type I didn’t have before today, and he’s pretty decent. I like how the bike’s cowling clips into place, and there’s various different ways to clip the arms in for different modes. Nice looking guns too.
Scrounge is a pretty straight repaint and head swap for Cosmos, but a pretty horrible shade of yellow. The photo I posted is very flattering, and I figure I’ll repaint this guy for sure. Trying to figure out how he gets a Targetmaster partner and Strafe gets nothing (OK, I know it’s because Cybaxx is part of Scrounge’s sprue, but still).
Overall, the set is worth getting at a discount. The new hands and feet are decent - the feet have a good heft to them and a ratcheted tilting joint, but while the hands look cool they’re single-piece, no poseability at all.
Also: Gnaw! He’s tiny, he’s adorable, he was on sale in Hamley’s (and sold out everywhere else) Looks awesome in sharkticon mode, robot mode is good but lacks some heft because most of the shark head winds up on the feet.
Also also: Kickback! He’s a legends-sized insecticon, looks pretty decent, but the arms are an annoyance in both modes. they’re weedy in robot and just clip together and hang there in bug mode. Worth getting on the cheap.