Sunday, December 11, 2016

Transformers Wave 3 Titan Masters: Total Domination!

It's no surprise to anybody who has  read my opinions on the latest Transformers series from Hasbro, Titans Return, I really love the Titan Master toys! Even being the cheaper, entry level "class" toys in the line-up, they pack a hefty punch. Both waves 1 and 2 have captured me, I had no reason to expect any less from wave 3.
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After a couple weeks of my local Target having empty pegs where Titans Masters should be hanging out I figured I'd either see a re-stock of the revision wave or wave 3. After a sightings report from another collector in my area that they had just picked up the newest Titan Masters I checked out my Target the next day. Sure enough, just stocked from a truck that morning. For whatever reason I grabbed two of each except Ptero. Yeah I knew going in he may be my least favorite, but it's like the least favorite of my favorites. I should have gotten another at the time, but I surely have a second one soon. If not a third.

Titan Master Fangry
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Without a doubt my favorite wave 3 Titan Master. it has everything going for it. A unique mold, great alt modes, fantastic Headmaster design. And best of all, it's a fun toy to play with. I can't help but constantly pick it up. There's already rumblings about possible re-uses of the mold in later waves and all I have to say is....yes, please!!

Titan Master Sawback
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Even if you don't know that this is meant to be the Japanese exclusive G1 Headmasters character Lione, it's a great toy that stands on it's own. A cool looking new sculpt mold for wave 3, with a neat and very detailed Headmaster with tons of personality in it's details. Maybe outside of the lion mode it's alternate transforms are a bit weak, but that 1 good mode is so strong it isn't a big deal. It's awesome to see a representation of the almost 30 year old exclusive characters finally getting some sort of release Stateside.

Titan Master Overboard
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I know many had thought that with this mold being used already in both waves 1 and 2 that it wasn't needed again, but not me. IMHO this is the best looking use of this mold yet. And of all the character choices I think I like Overkill, the Decepticon this release represents, the best. I still need to get the TakaraTomy Transformers Legends drone from Wipe to fill out the set of 5 mold variants. They should all look great standing side-by-side.

Titan Master Ptero
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Last, but only least when compared to the rest of wave 3 is the Titan Master based off of the Dinobot Swoop, Ptero. It may seem weird that I would rank a re-used mold like Overboard higher than a new mold, but I do. Ptero has a great Headmaster design, and great likeness in head mode to Swoop. I think it's the fact that of the mini vehicles 3 modes, I only like 1, the pterodactyl. It's definitely a great enough mold to justify owning a couple.

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As far as complete waves go, wave 3 comes in and runs off with the prize for best in class. I still favor Apeface from wave 2 more than any other TM, but this wave as a whole is just awesome. Great mini vehicle modes, great Headmaster designs, great re-use of a mold, it really has it all. With wave 4 set to include two more new mold toys we'll see if they can dethrone the new kings of the Titan Master class.



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