We’ve got more toy reveals ahead of the US Toy Fair, with Amazon this time stealing some of Hasbro'[s thunder by revealed the Transformers Siege Battlemasters Wave 3. This assortment adds Smashdown and Caliburst into the mix of bots who turn into weapons to arm other bots.
Caliburst is somewhat disappointingly a purple and black redeco of Blowpipe from Wave 1, which means neither his deco nor his design much resemble his Generation 1 namesake and leaves Slugslinger without an accurate partner (balancing this though, the Hasbro Slugslinger’s guns already looked very close to Caliburst’s original gun mode and Takara’s Slugslinger already had the Targetmaster). Caliburst comes with a purple laserbeam effect that looks very cool and might be worth the price of admission alone.
Smashdown is an all-new character designed to look like a minotaur. That’s pretty cool as we don’t see many mythical creature Transformers – and then he adds to the fun by turning into a warhammer. His effect part is a big yellow “wallop” effect to give the impression of the hammer coming down hard – and judging by the image with Springer, this can also double as a powerful cannonblast effect when turned backwards. Yes, we’re liking this one.
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