Submarauder was the only one of the Decepticon Pretenders I owned back in 1988, so the Decepticon Creature from the Black Lagoon has a place in this fan’s heart. Power of the Primes does a fantastic job of faithfully recreating the original character, who has the added bonus of turning into a trident. The design is nice and intricate, capturing everything that made the original shell look awesome. Alchemist Prime, though, is underpainted and feels generic in design, but then, that just means we know who the star of the show here is.
Submarauder is a great addition to the Prime Masters line of figures, and a good accompaniment to the other Prime Masters, especially Skullgrin and the upcoming Bomb Burst. If Prime Masters are your thing, then you’ll love him. If not, consider giving him a try – he’s one of the best looking yet. Check out his gallery to decide for yourself.
Power of the Primes Alchemist Prime with Submarauder
Submarauder is fantastically well done and nicely detailed. Alchemist Prime is just there, he’s a nice design, but he’s underpainted and incredibly generic.
Power of the Primes Submarauder and Skullgrin
Looking forward to doing the full three character lineup – and the five with Bludgeon and Octopunch!
Power of the Primes Submarauder wielded by Botcon Octopunch
Speaking of Octopunch, here’s the Botcon version wielding the trident mode of Submarauder.
Power of the Primes Submarauder with Generation 1 Submarauder
My poor childhood Submarauder has really discolored – but I cannot bring myself to get rid of him. Eventually I’ll end up with two, no doubt.