Madblender Review (TFC Toys)

The final piece of the puzzle, ending the 7 months quest of Hercules Project, and this review is for Mad Blender aka ‘not-Mixmaster’, a cement mixer in the Constructicon group.

Packaging

Front view packaging
Back view of the packaging
Side box art, impressive.
Full view

Unlike Neckbreaker, he only comes with his accessories (the barrel).

Robot Mode

Robot mode

Here he is, more or less retaining the G1 design aside from the panels on the shoulders. This isn’t the proposed configuration of him but we’ll get to that shortly.

Face close up

Closed up on the face, has that cool looks as Dr Crank.

Posability is me

Poss-ability wise, he has the standard articulations of his teammates.

Kneel i said

Double jointed on the leg.

Saddle-joint (like Structor)

One thing that bothers me was that, the othes were design for both homage and practicality hence Exgraver retaining his hos, Dr Crank his crane for G1-sake but detachable if collectors found them tiresome etc. So, was hoping for the cement mixer to be able to attach on his back in Robot Mode aside from becoming weapons.

Alternate Mode

Alternate mode, 3d angle view

Been looking for reference pic of his alt mode on the net, still couln’t find one thats plausible.

Side view alternate mode

A bit dull if you ask me. Something could’ve been done with the cab.

More close up in alt mode
Back view alternate mode

Aesthetics

Nice update on the design. But missing a bit by not making the barrel attachable in Robot Mode.

Articulation

Wide range of articulations for more dynamic poses.

Design

The alt mode is a bit underwhelming but compensated with a slick robot mode.

Gimmicks

Full weapon robot mode

First of all, the barrel (cement mixer) breaks into 8 pieces (blaster) and a gun.

Close up robot mode

However, (for me) only half of em can be attach without looking redundant while the other 4 need to be stash somewhere. Still, that depends on the owners creativity themselves.

Battle is me
My gun do my talks
Combined mode - Hercules's left leg.
Saddle joint for an issue?

Like Stuctor, the existence of the saddle joint are for the sake of the combine mode.

Other range of poses

Paintjob

Too simple on the cab.

Fun Factor

Last piece of the puzzle.

Complexity

Straight forward transformation.

Value

Better QC, seems like TFC are getting better and better.

Overall 

Completes the puzzle..must have at all costs.

Ratings 

[starratingmulti id=2 tpl=50 size=’30’ average_size=’30’]

Credits 

Gema

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