Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Quintesson Judge Action Figure Hasbro, 2020
Day #2,258: December 21, 2020
Quintesson Five More Faces of Darkness, No Assembly Required
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set
Item No.: No. E8852 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:Blaster, green chair throne, a cage inside the head, plus 4 more figures Action Feature:Transforms from 5-Faced Egg to Prison, faces spin Retail:$69.99 Availability: September 2020 Other: Nicer painted G1-Quintesson Judge Toy
The Quintesson Judge in the Pit of Judgement set is pretty good, for a repaint - which is true of the whole set. Given that it has a retool, two repaints, and two new non-transforming figures I was expecting to be let down by some level of "more of the same," but it's all different enough - and priced well enough - to be interesting. This 5-faced tentacle egg could be valued at $30, with a $20 Quintesson Bailiff and a $10 Sharkticon, meaning $10 covers the Prosecutor and Kranix - plus you get a swell box backdrop, too. If you don't have the individual figures and can swing the asking price of this set in your local market, you should get one.
It's a lot like the figure we looked at last week, but the colors are a bit shinier and richer - and overall, better. It's not a perfect match for the TV model, but it's a decent analog to the movie. The egg is lighter grey, the throne is grey instead of green (the prototype was blue), and the energy jet is now blue instead of clear. The paint masks are a bit different on the faces, with the chins getting different attention on this model - and a lot more color overall. It's also worth noting the tentacles are green, but most importantly of all, this toy is pre-assembled. The standard release has two very difficult-to-slot-in faces to put on the egg body, this one does all the work for you. You might hear a rattle in the box, but that's the blaster being stored inside the body. The toy itself is most likely fine.
Transformation is the same - the faces fold up, the head pops open, there's a cage, and the throne flattens to be a ramp thing. I prefer the egg mode, the mini base is very 1990s micro playset and other than storing Kranix inside it doesn't do much fun in the context of this set. You can connect it to other bases, were you so inclined, from Earthrise.
Either Quintesson Judge is worth owning, but I like this one a tiny bit more. Since there are several in the show, even though they seem a little big, it's not bad having an extra around to menace your movie Autobots. This also may be the least interesting figure of the set - and we'll spend all week looking at the Quintesson Bailiff (a retool of the Allicon), the Sharkticon repaint, Kranix, and the Prosecutor! Merry Christmas week to you, and to me because we're turning one big review into five smaller ones.
Packaging for Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Quintesson Pit of Judgement Set - 2020 Pulsecon Exclusive
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