Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Kranix Action Figure Hasbro, 2020
Day #2,259: December 22, 2020
Kranix Arblus Not Included
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set
Item No.: No. E8852 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:4 more figures Action Feature:Transforms from 5-Faced Egg to Prison, faces spin Retail:$69.99 Availability: September 2020 Other: Nicer painted G1-Kranix Toy
The Kranix toy is not the first with the name, but it's the first to actually look a dang thing like the intended character. A Mini-Con with Unicron has kept the name a couple of times, so this figure - that actually shares a design with the movie - is welcome. But admittedly, it's disappointing as it's a slug figure and presumably is only the first take on the citizen of Lithone.
Included in a set to be executed, it's a morbid-but-distinctive robot with no articulation, small enough to fit in the included Quintesson cage. He should probably have been larger than two inches.
The sculpting is very good, with lots of ridges and details - it's very clearly not the somewhat similar Arblus, although the colors don't really match the animation model or comic book illustrations. Instead he has lighter purples on his head and biceps, getting tantalizingly close to perfect - the eyes are subtle and blue, his hands are big enough to hold some 3mm weapons, and he stands without a fuss.
He has two foot holes - one sized for Titans Return pegs, and another sized for War for Cybertron 3mm posts. This means he can hang out in many of your playsets, which is great - someone over there planned ahead (and behind) and that's excellent. Although there's not much for him to do other than hang out in jail, it's appreciated that what could have been a generic unpainted robot is mostly intricately-sculpted, decently-colored, and has as many features as you could reasonably hope for while keeping the budget down. I'd have loved jointed arms, but as a pack-in on a fairly priced box set I can't complain much.
I'd love Hasbro to do another one - maybe larger ("Core" class?), with the alt mode shown in the character profile, so everybody could get one some day. I'd pay ten bucks for a transforming one - as it is, this is would probably be a $3 or $4 Hasbro product on its own, or a $15-$20 third party release. If the price is right, and nothing has been rendered redundant in the future, this would be a worthwhile set to pick up. Hopefully they sneak Arblus in with Unicron.
Packaging for Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Quintesson Pit of Judgement Set - 2020 Pulsecon Exclusive
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