Decepticon High Command, RiD style!

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Finally got my hands on an RiD Soundwave. Nice figure. The arms a little fiddly in bot mode but he’s got a pleasingly interesting transformation and I like his unconventional (for Soundwave, at least) alt mode. Certainly puts the somewhat disappointing Starscream to shame. Man, what a fall from grace compared to the incredible First Edition Deluxe TFP mold that was. Not to say he’s without credit – the bot looks very sleek indeed, but the tolerances on the legs are all over the shop and those shoulders like to pop out far too easily. Neither compares to Megatronus, OBVIOUSLY, who is one of the best deluxes in recent times are arguably the high point of the RiD line? Although there’s some fine competition – Fracture, Drift, maybe Optimus and even the humble Bumblebee are all fine bots.

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Hasbro Masterpiece Shattered Glass MP-10 Optimus Prime

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I’m probably not going to have time to write a review on this one. In short: He’s MP-10, so he’s great. At the same time it’s not as premium as it might be, and arguably the colour choices on the KO Shattered Glass are better, even if the build quality is almost definitely not. The lack of chrome on the grill and stacks is a shame. Still, I would give this 4 or 4.5 Stars, probably. It’s still awesome. Although not as awesome as that new Black Camo Bape MP-10, which the last time I checked was £380+ on eBay. FFS. Wow, these short reviews are a piece of piss! Time to re-write the style guide.

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