Titans Return is finally landing in the hands of collectors via online retailers and brick and mortar spots. Over time, we’ll run them all through the motions but I wanted to toss my hat in the gallery ring for one that caught my eye back at NYCC 2015 – Blaster. Blaster is a leader class modern interpretation of the Autobot’s coolest warrior. He’s a tape deck, a battle station, a
Headmaster Titan Master, and awesome. Let’s take a closer look after the break!
You can check the full gallery of over 85 shots here: TFW2005’s Titans Return Blaster Gallery
Titans Return Leader Class Autobot Blaster
Personally I haven’t been grabbing mass retail figures for a while. My focus is on MP, imports, etc. But Blaster immediately caught my eye and I’ve been waiting on him to drop ever since. He’s big, has articulation, and captures the essence of the original perfectly. After getting him in hand, I’m still a happy camper. The battle station mode was way cooler than I expected, getting down low and posing his
Headmaster Titan Master Twincast (nice) was fun. I can definitely see the play factor there for kids (and big kids). Hooking him up with Fort Max and others later on will make one heck of a display.
The radio mode was cool, but a bit too stylized. I prefer the original blocky look. As for the robot, he can pose up well. No waist swivel limits posing a bit, as does the lack of upper shoulder joints. One thing that was a bit disappointing – the gun. Blasters gun was iconic (to me), always one of the best weapons from G1. Huge, unique with that circle in the middle. They paid homage to it here but it’s tiny, doesn’t do it justice. Super cool thing though – G1 Blaster’s gun fits in the TR version’s peg, so problem solved. Hit your local con and pick up a spare G1 Blaster gun and all good. 🙂
Bottom line, happy with Blaster as a casual mainline collector, worth a pick up even if you aren’t doing the whole line. Now, bring on Soundwave so I can get this DJ battle going on the shelves. 🙂