RiD2.0 Bumblebee of Megatronus Toy Review


 

 

Class - Deluxe/Warrior

Commentary-

I have very mixed feelings about the second RID show. It's years after the show ended, and I still haven't seen the last season. Mainly because I don't know where to stream it (Netflix had every season aside for the last season at one point). If I could find a place to watch the last season, I'd be very happy. So I'm going off on a tangent. Strongarm was one of the best parts of RiD2.0. She was a strong female character and she wasn't a waif. She was unique in that she wasn't a princess needed saving (like G1 Arcee in Season 3 of G1) nor was she someone who felt forced on the audience to be a SJW or the new (unwanted and unsuccessful) face of Transformers (like Windblade)

Bot Mode-

Strongarm is probably my favorite Autobot figure in RiD2.0. Bee is good, don't get me wrong, but Strongarm has a certain charm to her. Also, she fits in almost flawlessly with a CHUG collection. Strongarm is a female character, but she isn't lean like most other female Transformers. She is boxy and well sculpted. Even though her body isn't traditionally feminine, her face really is. She has no nose (like most Prime/RiD2.0 characters) but she has pouty lips. Her face is silver, her head is blue with a yellow crest on it. The majority of her body is white and has not the best articulation. But RiD.20 is a kids line and when it came out, a deluxe/warrior figure was cheaper than a generations figure, so I am accept that. She has large black wheels on her arms, black thighs, blue lower legs with white details on them. The chest is female inspired and is blue and white. There is an autobot logo which you can scan and something happens, but I have no idea. Her hands are 5mm holds. Her arms can move very slightly outwards, but they can move perfectly up and down and there is bend at the elbow. The legs can move outwards and forwards. Satisfactory bend at the knee. THere is a slight backpack but it is screen accurate.

Transformation-

RiD2.0 is the child line so the transformation is simple. But simple does not mean not fun. For complexity, I rate Strongarm's transformation a 4.75 out of 10 and for fun, a 6.25 out of 10.

Vehicle Mode-

Strongarm's vehicle mode is a police SUV. She has black wheels and keeps the same color scheme. The top half of the truck is white and the lower half is blue. THere is a nice sculpted grill which is white (I may eventually paint it silver down the line) with a red autobot logo on it. The lights are light blue and painted on. I really like how the windows are black instead of clear. Her weapon can plug into the top of the roof. She has a light bar on top of the roof which half is blue and half is red. She tabs/pegs together well as well as rolls well.

Accessories-

Strongarm comes with a blaster with an energy blast at the end of it. It's cool, I like it. I would've liked to have seen a more screen accurate weapon. She used a crossbow as well as a different blaster.

3rd Party Add Ons-

N/A

Pros-

Its a fun figure, great for kids. I like the vehicle mode. Has a lot of character in the robot mode.

Cons-

Aside for her arms being a bit boxy, she is pretty good.

Grade-

Strongarm is a fun figure that even if you don't collect RiD2.0, she can fit into your CHUG collection very well. I rate RiD2.0 Bumblebee a 6.15 out of 10 for an adult collector and a 7.75 out of 10 for a kid collector

Retools and Repaints-

I am not planning to get any of the redecos.

Takara Adventures (Japanese version with a different scanable logo and a slightly different paint scheme)

Ratchet (retool)

Takara Greejeeber (Decepticon version of Strongarm, but this character is male, he was packaged in a single card and a 2 pack)

Combiner Force Strongarm (Same as the figure I am reviewing but in different package)

 

 


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