Hasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Scorn Hasbro, 2017
Day #1,859: December 19, 2017
Scorn Upsized New Mold
Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager
Item No.: Asst. C0891 No. C2404 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:n/a Action Feature:Transforms from Robot to Spinosaurus Retail:$29.99 Availability: July 2017 Other: Something Is Happening!
I don't know why I waited so long to write up Scorn. I got him in July and took pictures immediately - I was happy to see him because the original deluxe Scorn [FOTD #951] got scarce and expensive fast in 2014. The US Hasbro release cost more than Japan's The Lost Age one for a while, which is unusual - but now you can get this bigger, arguably better replacement for a lower price.
Articulation of this 7 1/2-inch robot is good. He retains the curly-toed shoes, and now there's no sword weapon - he has a clawed hand with articulated fingers, and a tail whip hand. He has fake mouth kibble hanging off his hips, plus the legs turn in to legs in a particularly peculiar way. The tin can helmet aesthetic remains, but now the figure has more silver paint and lacks the colorful orange accents of the original. The ankle joints hold nicely, and he's satisfyingly big and chunky - minus the sails and tail, those are a little on the rubbery side for safety and breakage reasons.
The figure looks like a more evolved take on the previous toy - there's so much more bulk and kibble. He's bigger, meaner, and he has a more involved transformation which is surprisingly tricky, particularly the shoulders. Moving parts just-so isn't a snap, and trying to remember exactly how to tuck the dinosaur head in the backpack was tough for me. It's involved and fun, so I doubt you'll be disappointed.
The dinosaur continues the Pokemon metaphors by being bigger and meaner, with three sails made of spines on his back this time around. His mouth opens and his neck has a decent range of articulation. The tiny arms are menacing with silver blades, and his claws just look good. One thing that genuinely bothers me is the kibble on the hips - there's fake jaw kibble on the legs in both modes. Why? There's all this amazing detail, all of these spines and ridges, and now there are some sort of mouth saddlebags for no good reason. Which purpose do they serve?
If you missed the previous model, this is a suitable replacement. It's bigger, and on the current market it'll cost you less money. Why Scorn got a new toy despite not being in the movie, I don't know, but I also don't care since I don't actually plan on seeing the movies. I do enjoy the toys, and this is a fun one. Get it if you like dinobots!
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