Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review: [Hasbro] Transformers Brake-neck

Figure Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Origin Series: Transformers (2010)
Scale: Non-Scale
Height: Approximately 7cm tall
Original Price: 3.50 USD

Figure Blister Card:

These minicons are part of the 2010 waves of TF figures released and though not having the "Generations" text, the blister card design is obviously identical to the generations style of packaging. Though obviously smaller and probably around the legends class size though I'm not sure since I don't own any legends class XD No artworks, no faces or whatnot though.

Figure Details:

What really caught my attention on Brake-neck is the vehicle mode, it's a very clean white sports car with a very dashing clear blue plastic that serves as the windows, there are also some silver paint apps on his sports car mode and a really decent imprint of the minicon logo in front. It's really a very very solid sports car and the color scheme really works for something that is a reuse of a mold.

By a few amounts of folding and whatnot, you transform him to his robot mode, though aesthetically, I don't like it XD However, it was based on a Galaxy Force/Cybertron minicon so, no complaints and it's actually pretty nice despite the weird arms but it's probably because of the transformation.


Articulation-wise, he really can't do much especially with such weird hands; He does have the following: shoulder swivels, neck hinge, hinge hips and knees. Play value is very low in many means and you really can't pose him in something decent.

Of course one of the major reasons I bought one was to actually port him to my Stakeout from the Power Core Combiners line.

You can actually port him in car mode to any powerlinx port as such for the armada toy line gimmick and instead of transforming to armors and weapons, they just sit there; the best option for me is to actually port it to Stakeout's right arm and actually have him serve as a shield or something like that. XD

With a little bit of "creativeness" I actually turned him into an armor adjusting the back of the car and shifting it up front and since Brake-neck's powerlinx port is dead center it does make a fine armor though Stakeout now reminds me of Alternity Bee or Cliff XD

Final Thoughts:

For a minicon, he's pretty much good at his price, I really loved the colors and the vehicle mode was just spot on for me, it definitely has more play value if you have more armada/cybertron/pcc and other more figures XD I actually got him for around 2USD since the moment they appeared here, they're already marked down :D Of course, if you already own one of the said mold, then it might just affect the worthiness of it since it's the same old mold just in different colors.

Rating (Out of 10)
Details 8.5
Price 9

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