Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Weaponizers Warrior Class Scorponok Hasbro, 2016
Day #1,752: July 21, 2017
Scorponok Brown, Beautiful Brown
Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini-Cons Weaponizers Warrior Class
Item No.: Asst. B0070 No. B7041 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:Sword, sheath, fan in hair Action Feature:Transforms from Scorpion to Robot Retail:$14.99 Availability: September 2016 Other:Redecorated as Paralon
It's not the Scorponok fans have been clamoring for, but it's a good toy unto itself. Feeling like a distant cousin of his previous generations' counterparts, this one is brown with pincers for shoulders, claws for hands, and a nifty helmet.
Basically the same size as a deluxe, Scorponok stands about 4-inches tall at the head, with giant shoulders bringing him up to about 6-inches. 17 points of articulation await you, most of which are in the legs. Oh, and there's a jointed tail too - you can move that a bit too. It can be folded up, or used to prop him up if you're worried about him toppling over.
His legs are skinny, so I don't know if you'll be able to consistently get action poses out of this guy. As Decepticons go, he's pretty sharp - I could see him working in other continuities thanks to his more alien, creature-like design. He has no problems holding his nifty sword, or pretty much anything. I had him holding a BMOG Mantax, which is great.
Transformation is pretty nifty - a slab of scorpion meat folds down to make the body, the shoulders slide down to become claws, the legs fold out, the robot legs tuck in, and the tail is a tail. It's different, I'll give it that. It's also pretty simple, which I appreciate. The fans demanding increased complexity bug me, I don't want to not be able to massage panels in place. I want it to work, preferably in under a minute. This delivers.
A robotic bug turned out nicely. It doesn't glow under black light like the real thing, but it looks cool - the tail moves, the claws move a bit, but they can't pinch anything. You can plug the sword in to the tail, which is a great idea. It's not as cool as the cobra-headed Quickstrike tail, but it's plenty neat with a good color scheme and a nasty looking head in both modes with lots of eyes to go around. I'm appreciative that the tail and limbs can move around, giving the toy more personality than a scorpion-shaped brick.
This one tended to sit around a bit, but it's a nifty little toy. It's not a major player, it's not a main character, and it's not a vehicle. It is fun, though, and it's not like you don't have a ton of vehicular alt modes in your collection already. Get it for a fir price, especially if you can get a good deal on it. You won't be sorry, it's weird and fun and there aren't enough Decepticon toys out there anyway.
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