TFW’s Generations Dreadwing Gallery Now Online

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Next up in our advance looks at the next assortment of Transformers Generations Deluxe class toys we have a look at Dreadwing! Dreadwing is the other redeco / remold in the third wave of Transformers Generations IDW Comics pack-ins. He is a redeco of the stealth bomber Megatron, done to homage the Generation 2 Dreadwing ATB (which was itself to have been redecoed as a version of Megatron, so there is a nice bit of parallelism there).

As a homage to a Generation 2 era toy, Dreadwing is bright and vibrant, though fortunately the gaudiest elements of Generation 2 have been toned down for this release. You’ve got a nice contrast of the dark blue armor on the vehicle mode, and the lighter blue on the limbs of the robot, with some clear red plastic on the eyes and the gun to break things up. Dreadwing works really well as a reuse of the Megatron mold, and is an excellent homage to the Generation 2 toy he is based on. The broad-shouldered feel of Megatron’s mold lends itself to Dreadwing, whose toy was fairly substantial and bulky, and the new head helps to distance this toy from Megatron somewhat, although there is no escaping that this is a Megatron remold, particularly with that arm cannon (which can double up as a hand weapon, so there are display options to give Dreadwing more individuality).

Overall Dreadwing is a very nice homage to the Generation 2 toy, and I have to praise Hasbro for going ahead and putting the Generation 2 Decepticon logo on the toy and on the packaging. The toy remains an excellent mold and the new head together with the vibrant deco breathes new life into the design. Very much recommended – and if the fact it is a Megatron redeco has put you off Dreadwing, I would invite you to look again.

Check out our gallery at the link below:

Generations IDW Deluxe Dreadwing Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Next up in our advance looks at the next assortment of Transformers Generations Deluxe class toys we have a look at Dreadwing! Dreadwing is the other redeco / remold in the third wave of Transformers Generations IDW Comics pack-ins. He is a redeco of the stealth bomber Megatron, done to homage the Generation 2 Dreadwing ATB (which was itself to have been redecoed as a version of Megatron, so there is a nice bit of parallelism there).

    As a homage to a Generation 2 era toy, Dreadwing is bright and vibrant, though fortunately the gaudiest elements of Generation 2 have been toned down for this release. You've got a nice contrast of the dark blue armor on the vehicle mode, and the lighter blue on the limbs of the robot, with some clear red plastic on the eyes and the gun to break things up. Dreadwing works really well as a reuse of the Megatron mold, and is an excellent homage to the Generation 2 toy he is based on. The broad-shouldered feel of Megatron's mold lends itself to Dreadwing, whose toy was fairly substantial and bulky, and the new head helps to distance this toy from Megatron somewhat, although there is no escaping that this is a Megatron remold, particularly with that arm cannon (which can double up as a hand weapon, so there are display options to give Dreadwing more individuality).

    Overall Dreadwing is a very nice homage to the Generation 2 toy, and I have to praise Hasbro for going ahead and putting the Generation 2 Decepticon logo on the toy and on the packaging. The toy remains an excellent mold and the new head together with the vibrant deco breathes new life into the design. Very much recommended - and if the fact it is a Megatron redeco has put you off Dreadwing, I would invite you to look again.

    Check out our gallery at the link below:

    Generations IDW Deluxe Dreadwing Gallery



    Generations Dreadwing Robot Mode


    Generations Dreadwing Stealth Bomber Mode


    Generations Dreadwing posed with arm cannon


    Generations Dreadwing with hand-held cannon


    In Robots in Disguise #21, Dreadwing uses an energy axe as a melee weapon. While I did not have a purple one to hand, I felt the Renderform Redemption Axe was a pretty good match for the overall design - I think Renderform did make purple versions of this accessory, worth looking into if you want to give your Dreadwing some extra weaponry.


    Generations Dreadwing with Generation 2 Dreadwing


    We've been getting a steady trickle of Generation 2 love in recent times - here's a few "Neo G2" guys - Generations Dreadwing with Amazon Exclusive Generation 2 Fall of Cybertron Swindle, Botcon 2010 Clench, Botcon 2010 Breakdown and Transformers Collectors Club Generation 2 Ramjet.

  2. Sideways77's Avatar Sideways77 says

    I really want to get him, he looks great. I just don't want him to explode like the Megatron version.

  3. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    Wow; I'm impressed just how well the colors line up to the original.

  4. allew's Avatar allew says

    He looks great after his diet I like the picture with his partner Smokescreen, all we needs is a 3rd party shoulder gatling missile launcher.

  5. bellpeppers's Avatar bellpeppers says

    Kinda torn;
    Already have Megatron, but this makes a good Dreadwing.

    I'll see what mood I'm in.

  6. soymonk's Avatar soymonk says

    Looks so good. I passed up on the tiny Megatron so this is a nice way to enjoy the mold.

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