Transformers Authentics toyline is being distributed around the world and the first market to receive the new toys is Philippines. 2005 Boards Member Ikkad is bringing us our in-hand look at the figures straight from the country.
Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream are all significantly larger than the current Legion Class figures and the reviewer suggests that they are approximately Scout Class sized. This is actually a good news to hear, especially considering the fact that the toys are only priced at around US$ 5.
The not-so-happy-news comes from the plastic and the paint which is of lower quality than any other main line Transformers figures.
Megatron and Starscream are well articulated in robot mode when compared with the two Autobots; Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. The build quality is also high on the two Decepticons. All four figures have 3 to 6 step Transformation similar to McDonald’s Happy Meal Transformers figures of the Animated era.
Check out the full review, after the jump.
Review by 2005 Boards Member Ikkad
They were all at my local department store today (The price, just to reiterate, is in Philippine Peso).
It’s a bad figure. The lack of elbows really restrict poseability, and the hollow legs prevent you from standing him up in most poses. The four step transformation is actually a bit interesting, as it differs from the Optimus standard. However, it results in the use of fake chest windows. The plastic is very cheap.
Here are some comparisons with the two other small Optimus molds. It’s funny how the guy is taller than the T30 Legends.