I just only recently bought Fixit - expiring store credit can result in some purchases like this, as I've otherwise had the main cast of Robots in Disguise for quite some time. This one was getting harder to find and had the reputation of "tiny god," which as it turns out was well-deserved. His vehicle mode is kind of a drag - really, what is it? - you're buying the robot mode.
The 2 1/2-inch figure is quite possibly one of the best all-around figures in this particular line. I don't say that lightly. They got a lot in to the figure, even though the alt mode is sort of a bore, the robot is amazing. "Expressive" is a good word - Hasbro rarely manages to come through with a figure that is capable of just so much body language, let alone one this small. There are multiple ball joints that have nothing to do with articulation, plus there are several joints in the torso which do wonders for making him assume whatever pose you see fit. He can slouch, stand at attention, point, and whatever else your imagination allows. With his big goofy (and Hasbro logo-esque) grin, this is the mascot toy you may be dragging your feet on, but will secretly love.
What you see is largely what you get, with rotating drill hands. And wheel feet. When you get right down to it, not counting the wheel feet, he has 10 points of articulation. That ain't no slouch. He can even be posed to look like he's dancing, and I can't assume the one-step version is better than this - but if it is, tell me, I want to compare it. If you bought this toy and were told it couldn't transform, you'd still enjoy it just because it's closely scaled to the bigger figures and he's just so much fun to play around with on your desk.
To turn into the little drill vehicle mode, he just sort of collapses upon himself complete with tabs to put the arms in place. It's kind of nice, but the vehicle mode is one of those "it's a vehicle because I say it is" modes. It's sort of a drill tank, but not really. I assume you'll never want to use the vehicle mode unless you're compulsively needing to display your entire collection in their alt modes. It's not terrible, nor is it unfun, but it's just... well, look at it. It's no robot. There's a fun bit in the transformation where the face folds up inside the helmet - it's really something!
It's small, it's cute, and it's charming. I resisted picking him up and that was probably a mistake - this is a worthwhile purchase, if for no reason other than it's a fine example of what Hasbro and Takara-Tomy can do when they.shtmlire toward something weird and different. New designs aren't necessarily restrained by some of the boxy forms of old, so his departure from history has done him a world of good. If you see him for ten bucks or less, he's worth your while.
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