We’re on to the third of our galleries of Combiner Wars Legends Wave 5, and it’s only logical to now put the focus on Chop Shop! This post has been stolen by this kleptomaniac Insecticon who just can’t resist stealing anything that is not nailed down – and several things that are!
Chop Shop is a remolded version of the 2014 release Generations Skrapnel, featuring a new head. While the original Chop Shop and Shrapnel were two different toys, both were stag beetles, so this reuse makes a lot of sense, and the new head – together with the distinct and vibrant colors – makes Chop Shop his own ‘bot. Like the Skrapnel toy he is remolded from, he features decent articulation and superb balance, and is fun to transform between both modes. The deco is not 1-1 the original toy’s deco, but has had an adaption to fit the contours of the new mold, which helps to break up what would otherwise be a very monochromatic deco. My one complaint is Chop Shop lacks a gun, but he can easily filch one from another Transformer. He’s a master thief, after all.
Steal a look at our Chop Shop gallery at the link below: