TFW’s Generations Waspinator Gallery Now Online

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We’re back with our next gallery from the upcoming Generations IDW Deluxes Wave 3, and this time we’ve got a Predacon for you. We’re not talking about the dragons from Beast Hunters or the original five from Generation 1 either, we’re talking about the Beast Wars Predacons and Hall of Fame Fan’s Choice winner Waspinator!

Waspinator is one of the two complete new molds in this assortment of Generations Deluxes. He is an excellently done little deluxe toy, and very accurate to the look of the CGI model of the character in the show in robot mode. The beast mode suffers a little with exposed robot hands, but is otherwise an excellently realized beast mode. In beast mode, Waspinator’s insect legs can be adjusted to allow him to balance on them – which was something very few insects from the Beast Wars era could accomplish. In both modes Waspinator’s wings can be made to flap at the push of a button, which is a cool feature but I’d have liked a way to lock them in the “up” position for flying poses. In robot mode, Waspinator’s knees are a little restricted, which does limit his poseability a little.

Overall though these are very minor flaws which are easy enough to overlook. Waspinator is a solid release with an excellent design and a brilliant likeness to the show design of Waspinator. If you’re a fan of Beast Wars or just a fan of Waspinator as a character, this is one toy that you will want to pick up. As always, open up the link below to see our gallery and judge for yourself:

Generations Deluxe Waspinator Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    We're back with our next gallery from the upcoming Generations IDW Deluxes Wave 3, and this time we've got a Predacon for you. We're not talking about the dragons from Beast Hunters or the original five from Generation 1 either, we're talking about the Beast Wars Predacons and Hall of Fame Fan's Choice winner Waspinator!

    Waspinator is one of the two complete new molds in this assortment of Generations Deluxes. He is an excellently done little deluxe toy, and very accurate to the look of the CGI model of the character in the show in robot mode. The beast mode suffers a little with exposed robot hands, but is otherwise an excellently realized beast mode. In beast mode, Waspinator's insect legs can be adjusted to allow him to balance on them - which was something very few insects from the Beast Wars era could accomplish. In both modes Waspinator's wings can be made to flap at the push of a button, which is a cool feature but I'd have liked a way to lock them in the "up" position for flying poses. In robot mode, Waspinator's knees are a little restricted, which does limit his poseability a little.

    Overall though these are very minor flaws which are easy enough to overlook. Waspinator is a solid release with an excellent design and a brilliant likeness to the show design of Waspinator. If you're a fan of Beast Wars or just a fan of Waspinator as a character, this is one toy that you will want to pick up. As always, open up the link below to see our gallery and judge for yourself:

    Generations Deluxe Waspinator Gallery



    Generations Waspinator Robot Mode


    Generations Waspinator Beast Mode


    Generations Waspinator with his blaster - the hole is for the peg so that the gun can attach to the abdomen in beast mode.


    Generations Waspinator posed in flight in robot mode - based on the episode Possession


    Group shot of the three Beast era inspired Waspinators


    Generations Waspinator holding Legends Waspinator in gun mode


    The Beast Wars Classics so far - Universe Cheetor, Henkei Dinobot, Generations Waspinator and Generations Rhinox


    Wazzzpinator is happy at last - and with a cool toy like this, there's going to be a lot of happy fans too I think

  2. MetalStorm's Avatar MetalStorm says

    IMO, best Waspinator toy ever!

    Love the Happy Pose, looking forward to getting this guy!

  3. Dr Kain's Avatar Dr Kain says

    The robot mode looks amazing, but my god, the beast mode is terrible. I do not know what the hell it is, but Hasbro has NEVER been able to recreate the beast modes to look to good since the original toys.

    Same thing happened with the newer Dinobot. He has a great show accurate robot mode (despite being the wrong colors) but the beast mode left a lot to be desired.

    If it weren't for Cheetor sucking on both accounts (or as I called him, The Hunchback of Notre Tron), I would say that Hasbro seems to only get either the robot mode right OR the beast mode, but not both. You might as well have the original toy for the beast mode and the new toys for the robot modes.

  4. That Guy's Avatar That Guy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    The robot mode looks amazing, but my god, the beast mode is terrible. I do not know what the hell it is, but Hasbro has NEVER been able to recreate the beast modes to look to good since the original toys.

    Same thing happened with the newer Dinobot. He has a great show accurate robot mode (despite being the wrong colors) but the beast mode left a lot to be desired.

    If it weren't for Cheetor sucking on both accounts (or as I called him, The Hunchback of Notre Tron), I would say that Hasbro seems to only get either the robot mode right OR the beast mode, but not both. You might as well have the original toy for the beast mode and the new toys for the robot modes.
    You don't like the new Cheetor's Beast mode?

  5. rattrap007's Avatar rattrap007 says

    Now they need to do a Rattrap. TM version with backpack that flips around, removable wheel shield..

  6. Darkryt's Avatar Darkryt says

    Waspinator RULES!

    Toy of The Year, no contest! Well, maybe Rhinox, but that's the only feasible competition.

  7. BWfan86 has no avatar! BWfan86 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    The robot mode looks amazing, but my god, the beast mode is terrible. I do not know what the hell it is, but Hasbro has NEVER been able to recreate the beast modes to look to good since the original toys.

    Same thing happened with the newer Dinobot. He has a great show accurate robot mode (despite being the wrong colors) but the beast mode left a lot to be desired.

    If it weren't for Cheetor sucking on both accounts (or as I called him, The Hunchback of Notre Tron), I would say that Hasbro seems to only get either the robot mode right OR the beast mode, but not both. You might as well have the original toy for the beast mode and the new toys for the robot modes.
    IMO, the new Rhinox figure absolutely nails BOTH the beast mode AND bot mode. The rhino mode looks EXCELLENT.

  8. nobleboivin's Avatar nobleboivin says

    Waspinator is the number one figure on my xmas list. I'm going to have to get Santa clause more booze if I want the figure.

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