The Last Knight Hound Toy Review


Price- 29.99 (when in stores)
Class- Voyager

Commentary-

To me, Hound was one of the best parts of the last two bayverse movies, and that has a lot to do with John Goodman's voice work. A lot of Bayverse transformers get little to no characterization beyond the architype they are meant to fill. Honestly, it has it's moments of lazy writing to have to rely on stereotypes to tell a story. But Hound was something special to me. Even if Studio Series make me a fan of the movie bots, I probably would've gotten Hound anyway.

Bot Mode-

Normally, I hate when a transformer has human attributes, like a beard or smoking a cigar. But for some reason, I like it on Hound. Hound for the most part is green with some gunmetal details. He has ammo all over his arms which is orange (i would've liked if they went the extra mile and made it gold). He has what looks like a tan harness on. The first thing you notice about Hound is that he is pretty bulky. But instead of being bulky like Megatron, he is FAT. Like he drank 2 sixpacks and ate 3 pizzas fat. It makes Hound look a little different and where it normally would anger me, I really like it. Hound is the character Ironhide should've been.

Transformation-

Like a lot of movie figures, Hound's transformation is a little more in depth than a Generations figure. But it isn't too hard and it is pretty fun. For complexity, I rate it 6.25 out of 10 and for fun, I rate it 7 out of 10

Vehicle Mode-

Dr Wu put out an Upgrade Kit for Hound (more to come later) that really completes the vehicle mode. Without it, Hound is a strange looking military jeep. He has markers on his doors for every Decepticon he killed. Unfortuately you can see some of the robot kibble while he is in vehicle mode. But if you use the upgrade kit, it makes the vehicle mode look complete. I got mine not complete (because I already had the upgrade kit) so I don't have the weapons that Hound came with to attach in vehicle mode to make him more of a... Truck with a bunch of guns on it. With the upgrade kit, Hound's vehicle mode is really good. Without it, I can take it or leave it. The Upgrade kit makes him feel like a "real" truck while without it, he looks like a toy.

Accessories-

Hound comes with 4 guns and an adapter to connect them to him in vehicle mode. As I mentioned earlier, I don't have those weapons because I got him on ebay not complete.

3rd Party Add Ons-

Dr Wu knocks it out of the park again with this upgrade kit. Where Hound's weapons were kind of lame, the upgrade kit really fixes that. First, he comes with a knife. Nothing amazing, but it is nice. It also includes a cigar but I literally lost it in about 8 seconds, so I can't review that. it is REALLY small and doesn't fit in his mouth well, so it's inevitable you will lose it. The 3rd part of the set is that he comes with a rifle. It looks a little, kinda sorta, like an AK-47. Finally, and this is the best part, he comes with a three barreled mini gun which can fold up to be the roof in vehicle mode. This add on kit is AMAZING and just completes the figure really well. Oh there are also new flaps for his feet, and I don't know if it was my copy or all of the feet made, but they don't stay on well, so i just put them aside.

Pros-

Really good figure. I like it a lot. Looks good, with the upgrade kit he looks like a "real" vehicle. Adequate articulation. good play value

Cons-.

The weapons aren't the best. Without the upgrade kit, he really looks like a toy not a real truck.

Grade-

Really fun figure. One of the better movieverse figures that isn't Studio Series. I rate him 8.25 out of 10

American Retools and Repaints-

N/a

 

 

 

 


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