CHUG Chromia Toy Review


Class- Deluxe

Commentary-

Even though she was in one episode of G1, Chromia really was great in the IDW books. This figure is her IDW look not her G1 look. I had Chromia for a while and I really liked her a lot, but one day, I dropped her the wrong way and she literally shattered like a piece of glass. It was really weird and I've never seen that happen to a figure without GPS. So to fill the Chromia need, I wound up picking up the Siege Chromia (which is an okay figure, but probably my least favorite Siege figure). A few months ago, my buddy Tyke sent me a new CHUG Chromia.

Bot Mode-

This is Chromia's IDW form, so she looks a lot less boxy than the Siege version. Chromia is primarily different shades of blue with some red and white mixed in. Her eyes are black which is a bit weird, it feels unfinished, but since I photoshop eyes in, it's not the most horrible thing in the world. She has a fair amount of backpack, and it feels awkward at times, but its not horrible. Her arms can move up and down and in and out, but you can't move her arms completely out. There is good elbow bend. Her hands are on ball joints so they have some extra articulation. Her legs have standard articulation and the vehicle mode wheels fold up into her legs very neatly. Her hands are 5mm and they are open instead of a closed fist. Chromia feels good, but she does feel a bit dated since the figure came out 5 or 6 years ago. Also, Chromia is a heavy retool of Transformers Prime Arcee.

Transformation-

Chromia's transformation isn't hard, but it is a bit irritating just getting everything lined up properly. I was able to do it without instructions or a video. For complexity, I rate it a 5.75 out of 10. For fun, a 5 out of 10

Vehicle Mode-

Chromia's vehicle mode is a cybertronian motorcycle. It keeps the same color scheme and its very sleek looking. Almost like something you would see in the movie Tron. This actually does feel like it is Cybertronian not just futuristic. (see some of my siege reviews for more clarification on that ideal). Yes, Chromia does have a cockpit, but there are no seats in it, so it feels like the cockpit could just be used to transport stuff. There is very weak weapon storage on the bike. There are 2 5mm holes on the bike that in theory you can plug the weapon into. But the holes aren't deep enough so they don't stay in well. Also, she has a kickstand, but it doesn't work well. It's a balancing act to get her to stay up in vehicle mode. 

Accessories-

Chromia comes with a black pistol. I like it so much I actually have 2.

3rd Party Add Ons-

BEELZEBOSS came out with a multipack of accessories for the 3 females in IDW (Chromia, Windblade, and Arcee). The set contains an axe with a clear blue blade on each end. Also it comes with another cockpit that can extend the cockpit in vehicle mode or act as a shield.

Pros-

Interesting vehicle mode. Nice accessory. In comparison to Siege Chromia, a superior figure.

Cons-

Hard to get her to stay up in bike mode. The arms aren a bit of a pain in the ass for articulation.

Grade-

If you like the character Chromia, it is probably due to the IDW books since in the G1 cartoon, she literally had no characterization at all, so this is your figure. I hate comparing one figure against another figure, but this really is a superior figure to Siege Chromia. All of that said, it is a figure that is 6 or 7 years old and she doesn't hold up as well as other figures from that era. I rate CHUG Chromia a 5.25 out of 10

Retools and Repaints-

Titan Hunter Chromia

Transformers Prime Arcee (pretool)

 

 

 


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