Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Bomb-Burst (Legacy Evolution/Core Class)

With a mocking smile, he placed one hand upon my shoulder and, holding me tight, bared my throat with the other, saying as he did so: “First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet; it is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!” I was bewildered, and, strangely enough, I did not want to hinder him. I suppose it is a part of the horrible curse that such is, when his touch is on his victim. 

Bomb-Burst is one of the more highly regarded of the classic Decepticon Pretenders due to that awesome bat monster outer shell. This recent Core Class figure of Bomb-Burst was initially released in Legacy, and later re-released early in Legacy Evolution. It's the same figure in updated packaging giving folks another chance to find one. Like other Pretender updates, Bomb-Burst's robot mode is a combination of his Pretender shell and inner robot. Despite being so small, he looks great. That bat monster head just looks so good on the robotic body.

Also paying homage to his original toy is his vehicle mode wings being able to attach to his forearms. They're a combination of wing and gun, so he can either wear them or hold them. There's bio-mechanical bat wing detail molded in adding some extra flair. They really went overboard with Bomb-Burst as the wings can also be worn on his back. When combined with his small melee weapon, they become an axe. Usually a Core Class doesn't get this much use out of a weapon, so I'm impressed. I mentioned his small melee weapon. That too homages the original figure, but it's pretty small. So small, that have him hold it backwards, it looks more like a weapon that way.

Bomb-Burts transforms fairly easily into his VTOL jet mode. This also is a homage to his original toy, but fleshed out forming a more competent looking vehicle. The wing guns form wings and the little melee weapon becomes a nose cone gun. That little gun part was the trickiest part of the transformation for me. It took a minute to get it connected just right. Probably because of it's size and my big fingers. It's a good thing when the only complaint you have isn't even the toys fault. Bomb-Burst is well articulated for a small basic level figure. He looks awesome, it's impossible to not love that bat monster robot mode. Obviously the perfect toy for today.

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