Power of the Primes Outback Toy Review


Class - Legends

Commentary-

Honestly, when POTP came out, I had absolutely no intention of getting Outback. Mainly because he was only in 1 or 2 (or maybe 3) episodes of G1. Well, in 2019 I picked up Titans Return Brawn (See review here) and I loved it so much, I had to pick up the retool.

Bot Mode-

Outback is a retool of Brawn (as mentioned earlier). He isn't one of those figures which every part has been retooled. Honestly, I don't think any other part of him aside for the head is a new piece, but that is totally fine and doesn't bother me. His head is very jovial and fun to look at. It is silver with a blue visor for the eyes. The arms are tan with the wheels of the vehicle mode as the shoulders and the lower arms are silver with 5mm holes. The torso has a really interesting control panel on it and the majority is brown. The legs are the same tan as the upper arms. He can move his legs somewhat out to do a side kick, but not a "Van Dam" as Bobby Skullface says. He can kick forward and has acceptable bend at the knee. If he were a deluxe or bigger, obviously the articulation would be a problem, but for a legends sized figure, I am totally fine with not perfect articulation. Especially for the price point.

Transformation-

Being a Legends sized figure, Outback has an easier transformation than a larger sized figure. But this doesn't mean it isn't fun. For complexity, I rate the transformation a 5.75 out of 10. For fun, I rate it a 6.75 out of 10.

Vehicle Mode-

Outback's vehicle mode is as successful as his robot mode. He is a primarily tan jeep with an autobot logo on the side. He has black windows, and a removable panel on top of the roof that has a spare tire. You can seat a prime master (or titan Master) inside of the jeep which is a very nice touch. There is a 5mm port in the panel which you can attach a weapon to. He pegs together well and has a lot of play value. The only fault with the vehicle mode is that the lights aren't painted. Just a dot or two of silver or yellow paint would've really been great.

Accessories-

Outback comes with a panel which acts as a shield. I armed him with a dr wu weapon. I remember in one of the episodes that Outback was in (one of the parts of five faces of darkness) Outback used a throwing weapon to attack one of the coneheads. It would've been nice if he came with it, but being a legends price point, they rarely ever come with weapons so I am fine with that..

3rd Party Add Ons-

There is a Dr. Wu cannon which resembles the G1 cannon. It comes in a few different colors. I wanted black but wasn't able to get it, so I wound up painting a gray cannon black.

Pros-

Good figure for the price. Lots of fun.

Cons-

Yes I know this is a nitpick, but I really would've liked the lights to be painted. But this is a problem I can easily solve myself.

Grade-

Honestly, I really like this figure. I think I actually like it more than the pretool of Brawn. With the Dr Wu cannon, I rate Outback a 7.75 out of 10

Retools and Repaints-

Titans Return Brawn (pretool)

 


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