The original Decepticon Pretenders always stood ahead of their Autobot counterparts, in our view. Humans in spacesuits? Cool. Big freaky monsters? Cooler by a country mile. While the Prime Masters have done a lot for these designs, the likes of Skullgrin still stand out in a crowd. Here, Skullgrin’s design looks more like a mechanical version of his original design, but has lots of good callbacks to the original look, making him a good balance of old and modern looks. The inner Liege Maximo robot looking like the original Skullgrin’s inner bot is icing on the cake. As with the majority of the Primes Masters, the weapon mode is a little weak, but for Skullgrin at least there’s some innovation – it’s not another blaster.
Check out the gallery below to see what you think: