As we work our way to Legacy Evolution and Rise of the Beasts in 2023, we’re taking a look at some late year 2022 drops. I’m a bit strapped for time so I was unable to dig in and do full galleries for any of these – or for pretty much anything this year except a select few. However the fine folks at Hasbro PR sent through a care package with some recent stuff and I felt the need to crack those boxes and play around a bit. Read on to check out just a few shots of :
Studio Series The Fallen, Studio Series TF5 Hot Rod, Studio Series 86 Ironhide, Studio Series 86 Rumble, Legacy Skullgrin, Legacy Pointblank, Legacy Dead End, Legacy Armada Starscream, and Legacy TM2 Megatron.
Each of these are out now at various stages of availability across the web, so hit our sponsors or Hasbro Pulse to snag your copies.
After you check out my glorified play sesh, we invite you all to head over to the 2005 Boards and share pics of your favorite 2022 figures after the break!
Rapid Fire Thoughts:
The Fallen – Very sharp head sculpt and paint.
TM5 Hot Rod – thought they fumbled the character in the movie, but this toy is bonkers. Alt mode and transformation to get there is perfection, kudos. Somehow I did it without instructions (mic drop).
SS86 Ironhide – Good colors. Head is too happy, need a mean mug on IH. Overall he seems loose & floppy in hand. But on shelf in final pose, fine. Brawn’s dead off camera there, if you are wondering.
SS86 Rumble – YES. Just yes.
Skullgrin – Not my cup of tea, I’m pre-movie G1. But skulls are cool.
Dead End – I’ve had a pile of Menasor parts sitting around for about 8.5 years now. Come on already. They are all great. But I refuse to do Menasor till they are all here. So hurry up. 🙂
Pointblank – See above. Happy they did the Targetmaster proper tho.
Armada Starscream – Wait, Armada is now as old as G1 was when I started TFW? WTF.
TM2 Megatron – I still argue that the TM guys in modern times need some form of fancy paint apps or plastic type to differentiate them from the standard BW characters. Doesn’t have to be vac metal, but raw plastic doesn’t do it for me. Mold wise, sharp, great range of movement. Where’s my RID 2001 Universe Cryotek? Don’t front.
Quickie Pants shots below, share yours on the 2005 Boards!