Transformers Review: Warpath (United Deluxe)

Intro:
            When the Generations line was first launched in 2010, most Transformers fans were extremely excited, because as far as the pre-released photos go, they look extremely promising. Apart from the normal suspects such as Optimus Prime and Megatron, almost all other characters shown, such as Soundwave, Drift, Darkmount, Bumblebee and a horde of others look extremely good.
            In fact, it was so good that this line could well possibly be the best Transformers line ever.
            One of the figures that really caught the eyes of fans was Warpath.
            KAPOW!!! KA-BLAM!!! KABLOOEY!!!
            Sorry, I really couldn’t help it, hehe…
            Anyways, back to business, Warpath was a character from the original G1 series. Back then, he was one of the Mini Bots, along with the likes of Brawn, Bumblebee and Beachcomber. One of the reasons why fans were looking forward to this figure is that ever since the days of G1, we haven’t had a good Warpath figure and early photos of him on the internet looks extremely good.
            However for some reason, the quantity Hasbro brought in to these parts were quite limited. Fans stammered to get this figure. However, in most shops, they were either sold out, or they were never able to get him in the first place.
            Since 2010, I’ve managed to get almost all Generations figures that I had wanted, except for Warpath, who had remained elusive.
            So when Takara-Tomy announced that they would be releasing him in the United series, I knew it was make or break, and oh boy, was I darn ecstatic when I finally managed to grab him.
            As far as first impression goes, he looks awesome.

Alternate Mode:
            Just in case if you don’t know, Warpath transforms into a tank – KAPOW!!! Well, it’s actually an H-tank, to be exact, reminiscence of Armada Megatron.
            For those who already have the Generations version, you may have noticed that the United version doesn’t have the wordings “K4-90W” and “ZOW-333” on both sides of the tank. Now puh-lease don’t tell me you don’t know what those mean…
            Now just in case you don’t already know, I do not have the Generations Warpath, so as far as I could tell from numerous photos on the internet, he looks a little bit brownish-red. Now compared that to the United version, this version has a richer red to it.
            Warpath rolls quite well on all his four wheels, which are located at the tank threads. The tank turret turns 360° and the tip of the gun moves up and down. 
            Warpath is also armed with a missile launcher on its right turret, while there is a type of bomb launcher on his left. Both of these launchers can be adjusted up or down.
            As with most Generations figures, Warpath too has several universal clip-on weapons slots – 4 in total, to be exact. 
            Overall, I absolutely love this mode and this could possibly be one of the best tank modes in recent memory.


Robot Mode:
            This is truly the icing on the cake – the robot mode is absolutely awesome!!! I mean, as far as I could make out, he looks exactly like his on-screen counterpart. Heck, this was the Warpath that we never had. 
            The head sculpt; the threaded feet; the arms; and gun tip on his chest – he is absolutely gorgeous. 
            Articulation-wise: the head rotates 360°; the shoulders rotate and swings outward; the elbows bend and rotate; ball-jointed hips; the legs rotate slightly below the hips; and finally the knees bend.
            The two launchers on each sides of the turret now becomes Warpath’s shoulder canon, and armed to the teeth, he looks absolutely menacing. 
            Still, I really wished that he would’ve come with ball-jointed head and rotatable waist. I think having those points of articulations would’ve put him in the realm of perfect 10. However, that was not to be, but he still manages, in my opinion, to score as one of the best figures from the Generations line, and in this case, the United line.

Overall:
            I love this guy, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe, I’m being influenced by emotions, then so be it. It took me more than 1 year of waiting to get my hands on this particular figure, and I am darn happy to have him.
            Do get him whenever you get the opportunity, you won’t be disappointed. I guaran-damn-tee it…

            Highly recommended.

            Final verdict: 9.5/10. 

Ps.: It's probably worth to mention that Generations Warpath was voted as 2011 Toy of the Year OAFE (Online Action Figure Entertainment), read more via clicking on this link.

1 comment:

  1. Check out the extra gimmick Warpath is able to fit in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMACoOb0e8

    Vince

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