It’s time for another gallery update, and we’re carrying on with the Takara-Tomy Legends versions of the Titans Return Headmasters. Next up: Highbrow!
Highbrow skews more toward the “reinvention” end of the scale of updating classic characters in the Generations line. While he’s a faithful update to the design of his original toy, Hasbro also took the right liberties when designing this one to make it look like a serviceable helicopter. And what a vehicle it is – we feel he’s got one of the best vehicle modes of all the Titans Return toys, and it helps that it is something different from what we normally see for a Transformer’s vehicle form. The robot mode is equally nicely done, with decent poseability and great balance, as well as some excellent guns that do a good job of updating the original Highbrow’s weapons. Takara’s release here offers more paint on the torso and blue hands at the expense of some of the detail paint Hasbro had on the shoulders. The head is also different, arguably this is one case where Hasbro had the better looking noggin.
Those nitpicks aside, Highbrow is a fantastic toy whether you picked up the Hasbro one or the Takara-Tomy one. Check out his gallery and see for yourself: