Power of the Primes Rippersnapper Toy Review


Price- $16.99
Class- Deluxe

Commentary-

Even though Wave 2 of POTP was pretty rare, I wound up seeing Rippersnapper in stores but I passed on him. Not that I didn't want him, but because I didn't think he would be hard to find. Then we all learned that POTP was going to be a pain in the ass to collect because of distrubution issues. Luckily I saw him one more time in stores and I picked him up.

Bot Mode-

To me, Rippersnapper is one of the high points of the POTP Deluxe Terrorcons. He has the nostalgia factor, but feels fresh at the same time. He is primarily light gray and blue. His arms have lighter blue claws on them and they remind me of Wolverine. His lower legs have the same light gray. There is some silver and red details. The sculpt of the face is very nice. He has a little beast mode kibble on his back, but again, the original figure did too, so I am totally okay with it. His articulation is good. Waist swivel, arms can move up and down and in and out. Bicep Swivel. Head has a good range of motion. You can store his blasters on his back like the G1 version. He has 5mm hands. There is a panel on his chest which you can plug the prime armor into.

Transformation-

Rippersnapper is pretty easy to transform. I used the instructions for the first time I transformed him, but after that I was good. For complexity, I rate Rippersnapper's transformation a 6 out of 10. For fun, 7.25 out of 10.

Beast Mode-

Rippersnapper's beast mode is a monster shark. I say monster shark instead of regular shark because the shark mode is more humanoid than a regular shark. It has legs and arms and stands up straight. He basically looks the same as robot mode but with a big shark head, collapsed robot mode legs, new beast legs and a tail. It's a bit basic, but again, it resembles the G1 version so I am ok. He still has arm articulation. His head can't move. The beast mode legs are on ball joints so there is a little articulation there.

Accessories-

All POTP Deluxe figures come with Prime Armor, so Rippersnapper's Prime Armor is the same color scheme as he is. All Prime Armors have two thumbs, so I removed one for combined mode. You can open the prime armor and place a prime master (or titan master) into the armor. There is a tab which you can remove and it can act as a pistol, but I am not a fan of that. Rippersnapper also comes with 2 guns which resemble his G1 gun.

3rd Party Add Ons-

There are no 3P add ons SPECIFICALLY for Rippersnapper. Only Abominus.

Pros-

Rippersnapper hits all the right notes. He looks great, good articulation

Cons-

Like some of the other POTP Terrorcons, some of the parts fall off because they are just held on with friction. I would've liked to have seen a bigger ball joint or something else to prevent the parts from falling off.

Grade-

If you're a fan of combiners, the Terrorcons and Rippersnapper are a must have. Just an all around fun toy. While it isn't my absolute favorite toy, POTP Rippersnapper is one of those figures which I really can't see how they can make better enough for me to want a new one. I rate Rippersnapper a 7.5 out of 10

Retools and Repaints-

POTP Blot (Retool with shared engineering)

Generations Select Overbite (retool)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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