Main
Features
 FOTD
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Hasbro, 2012
Day #558: December 24, 2012
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action FigureBlast Off
Series 01 #008

Transformers Generations Deluxe
Item No.:
Asst. 37986 No. A0176
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Twin blaster pistols
Action Feature: Transforms from Cybertronian Rocket Plane to robot
Retail: $14.99
Availability: September 2012
Other: Forms the Arm (or Leg) of Bruticus

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action FigureWhile I don't entirely get why you need a Rocket Plane on Cybertron, Blast Off looks pretty cool in purple. Originally a G1 Space Shuttle, this toy is now an intergalactic vehicle in purple (for this release), brown (for SDCC), and also white with purple camo (for the G2 version). You've got lots of choices, and purple with lots of bright yellow is actually a very attractive color scheme if not entirely how the game seems to present it.

While not terrible, the robot mode has a few minor stability problems. The vehicle's massive backside separates into the shoulders, which really don't peg into place and kind of float. There's a lot of articulation and some great deco choices here, plus a swell head sculpt. Problem is, the floaty arms make it less fun to play with than other toys, even though it looks great on a shelf or as the combined Bruticus. The feet look good, the fists hold the weapons just fine, and the figure has a fair amount of personality. It doesn't scream "I'm G1 Blast Off!" but it does work as a nifty toy in its own right. I don't imagine a lot of people are gunning for a dark purple deco, though.

You get two pistols with this guy, both are dark purple plastic with some yellow panels on the sides. They fit in nicely to any of the modes, and aren't bad guns for use with other figures either.

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure

The rocket mode is a rocket, not much of a toy here. Since there are no wheels and launching rockets, it's pretty old-school in that the entire play pattern of the vehicle is picking it up and making your own "whoosh" sounds. It doesn't do anything other than look cool, and there are lots of nice sculpted bits painted silver on the back end of the vehicle. There's a lot of junk under the vehicle, but from the top it looks pretty good and it's definitely different than the bulk of other Decepticon flyers in your toy box.

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure

The transformation is not unpleasant, as things generally fit into place just fine. Except the shoulders. The vehicle works well, the arm is great, and the robot could be better on its own.

it does seem to be built around making a good Bruticus arm. There's a bicep swivel, two thumbs which are fully retractable so it can be either arm, plus there's enough stuff in here to also make it a leg. It's not too hard to figure out how to configure this one, although (like all of these) the instructions could be clearer about the various limbs you can make from this toy. It feels woefully incomplete, would it kill them to put up leg instructions on Hasbro.com? At least it's nicely done.

All by his lonesome, Blast Off is a decent toy. It's packed with moving parts to the point of near frustration, but that also means it's a galaxy apart from the blocky toys of the 1980s. I wouldn't say it's too complicated, but there's certainly a lot more going on here to the point where I would say it may not be the best possible purchase for your kids. But your teenagers will probably dig it, and old crusty bitter farts like me certainly enjoy it as part of a greater whole that is Bruticus.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Blast Off Action Figure

Additional Combined and Team Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Images

Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Action Figure

Click here to see more Hasbro figures in Figure of the Day.

Click here to see more Transformers figures in Figure of the Day.

Want to buy this figure? Check Transformers availability at our sponsors:
Entertainment Earth

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Click Here for 2010 & 2011
Figure of the
Day 2012
January 2012
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
February 2012
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829
March 2012
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April 2012
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
May 2012
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
June 2012
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
July 2012
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
August 2012
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
September 2012
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
October 2012
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
November 2012
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
December 2012
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
Click Here for 2013

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.