Sunday, September 11, 2016

Transformers Titans Return Astrotrain & Alpha Trion Join My Collection!

Transformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara
My small, but very loved collection of Transformers Titan's Return toys grew just a little yesterday when I found Astrotrain and Alpha Trion at a Meijer store. Both these toys were original set to "wait and see" because I wasn't sure about picking them up. I have a finite budget for toys, so I have been trying to decide the better direction for each Titans Return/TF Legends figure to go in.

Titans Return Astrotrain
Transformers Titans Return Astrotrain トランスフォーマー アストロトレイン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara
Transformers Titans Return Astrotrain トランスフォーマー アストロトレイン タイタンズリターン Hasbro TakaraTransformers Titans Return Astrotrain トランスフォーマー アストロトレイン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara
Until TakaraTomy showed their Astrotrain I didn't know if the Hasbro one would be better or not. And "better" is a matter of choice and will differ greatly. I like the look of Hasbro's which goes in the direction of the G1 toy. And with no known alterations or added accessories to the TakaraTomy one, it was a simple choice. Got $5 off the cost with a coupon as well.

The robot mode is great. The vehicle modes are kinda meh, but I'm in my 40's, let's not kid ourselves and say I'm doing anything more than standing him on a shelf or desktop. Love the head sculpt, and the Titan Master overall. The Darkmoon name needs some work, but I can deal with it. Will be nice too see if a Blitzwing does materialize to pair up with this Astrotrain.

Titans Return Alpha Trion
Transformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara
Transformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro TakaraTransformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara
This toy I wasn't sure of in any form be it Hasbro or Japanese import. In hand at the store it won me over enough to buy it. Once open it won me over completely...or almost completely. It's still a has a very Beast Wars vibe to it. Maybe more Beast Wars Second. But it's Alpha Trion and I've never actually owned any incarnation of the character, not even the cheap SCF figure.

The Titan Master head likeness is amazing.The robot mode of the Master is cool, but like Astrotrain's Darkmoon, the name Autobot Sovereign doesn't do much for me. But man is the sword accessory an awesome addition. Love the clear plastic use here. Overall, in the same vain as Astrotrain the Alpha Trion robot mode if the best looking one. Although if I had to pick, I might say Alpha Trion's Wolf/Lion mode may be the best of the 4 alt mode options between the 2 toys.
Transformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara



Transformers Titans Return Alpha Trion トランスフォーマー アルファトライオン タイタンズリターン Hasbro Takara

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