Main
Features
 FOTD
 Toy Fair 2020
 NYCC 2019
 SDCC 2019
 Toy Fair 2019
 SDCC 2018
 Toy Fair 2018
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Related Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
16bit Instagram
ASWN
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News

Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro, 2021
Day #2,379: December 28, 2021
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action FigureWaspinator
WFC-K34

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe
Item No.:
Asst. F0364 No. F0684
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Blaster
Action Feature: Transforms from wasp to robot
Retail: $22.99
Availability: September 2021
Other: If at first you do succeed, keep going anyway

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action FigureBecause the character is popular and sells well, Waspinator gets a lot of new toys - and most of them have been pretty fantastic. The 1996 original was good, and even better when they repainted it in show-accurate colors. The Thrilling 30 release was a brand-new sculpt with flapping wings and a great blaster, one I would argue is even better than this release. The 2021 edition may have the most paint and most articulation overall, though. If you missed all the previous Waspinators, this is the one to get before they stop shipping them to stores and warehouses.

Click here to check availability at Entertainment Earth.

I liked the toy right out of the box - and when I transformed him into wasp mode and back to robot, I stopped liking him. The reason for this is that there are a ton of parts that need to be tabbed in exactly, and it's not a forgiving toy - if you don't put every tab and slot in its home, you get a flopy mess. If you succeed, you get a nicely decorated robot with purple wings, colorful purple eyes, and about 22 meaningful points of articulation. It's not a huge improvement over the range of motion of previous toys, but you get things like rocker ankles and I keep being told those matter. (Counterpoint: the 1996 Waspinator had firing rocket launchers and was $10, and was similarly sized.)

As a robot, you get most of the action you want - rotating wrists, 5mmm ports in the feet for extra gear, moving legs, but it's not a whole heck of a lot better than the Thrilling 30 toy. And that one was taller, and cheaper, and had a full-size comic book reprint in it. (Admittedly, the paint was not as good.) The bright yellows and big purple eyes really bring Waspy to life, and I like the yellow elements on the arms and legs too - we don't normally get this much color. The blaster is a little smaller, and I would argue previous releases looked (and behaved) more like fun toys. This is fine, it was just that it came after some arguably better versions. I would have liked a 3mm peg on the tip of the blaster for blast effects, and it seems this figure has absolutely no compatibility with those elements.

The purple wings look great, and generally the figure seems to be closer to the colors on the show. Sometimes that's all I need. This Predacon warrior also has his symbol stamped on his right shoulder, but it's pretty subtle against the shade of green used for the plastic.

Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure

The transformation isn't too tough, but with elements like the moving bug mandibles I prefer to use the instructions. It's also not completely obvious where everything goes, with robot feet kind of fitting in place and robot legs that just have to go somewhere. From the top down, it looks great... just don't look at it from the sides too much.

Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure

The bug mode is a bit chunky, with black and yellow on the back and purple wings instead of gray. It's arguably better than the show model in terms of being vibrant, but it's not necessarily accurate and there are robot shoulders clearly visible under the now-articulated but head. Also, robot legs under the bug legs. I don't know where else the mass might go - these things are generally designed to favor the robots, but at least you get an acceptable insect form as a bonus.

Each version of Waspinator had something going for it - maybe it was price, or a build-a-figure part, or an action feature. This one goes for vibrant colors and a pretty decent robot mode... and it's also new and somewhat cheaper compared to the secondary market. If you're new to these toys and never got a Waspinator, go get this one. It's fun! If you're happy with a Waspinator you already have, take it from me - there will be more versions, and they will be better in some way. I need to dial back just how many redundant toys I have of the same character, but I don't think I would want to give up this one. But if they come up with a better wasp mode some day, I may change my mind.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Buy The Pin
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Waspinator Action Figure

Click here to see more Hasbro figures in Figure of the Day.

Click here to see more Transformers figures in Figure of the Day.

Want to buy this figure? Check Transformers availability at our sponsors:
Entertainment Earth

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Click Here for 2020
Figure of the
Day 2021
January 2021
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
February 2021
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28
March 2021
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
April 2021
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
May 2021
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
June 2021
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
July 2021
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
August 2021
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
September 2021
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
October 2021
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
November 2021
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
December 2021
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
Click Here for 2022

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.