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Name: Scourge
Series: Cybertron
Allegiance: Decepticon
Alternate Mode: Three Headed Dragon

Thanks to Tiby for loaning me Scourge for the purpose of this review.



DRAGON MODE
Height: 5.5cm Length: 11.5cm Width: 5cm

   An amber three headed European dragon with dark grey feet and shoulders, Scourge has some dark red on top of his heads and on the back edges of his forelegs. He's a vastly simpler version of the Ultra version of the character, which is grey, yellow and orange. There's a lot more yellow (well, amber) here than on that toy, but the semblance is obvious. The lack of colour on his body and tail make this paint job feel underdone compared to the larger toy. There's a purple Decepticon logo stamped on top of the larger, middle, head. The eyes are unpainted.

   The sculpted details here are good at this size but much of it is overwhelmed by the dominance of the amber plastic - you have to really look for the sculpt to see it. A little paint on his eyes and on the back or tail would have gone a long way here. The poseability is surprisingly close to that of the larger toy - the central head is on a restricted ball joint while the smaller ones on either side can lift up and down. His shoulders and hips are all ball jointed, as are the feet. The end result is great poseability for a Legends beast mode. The tail can also lift up a little, although don't move it too far or it'll become obvious that the joint was intended for the transformation.

   A great idea, Legends Scourge is well sculpted with great poseability. The colours are vastly simpler than the larger toy, and while the cast of plastics was always going to be smaller, a little more paint - or even smarter use of the plastics available - would have helped a lot. It's still a good beast mode, but Classics Trypticon does it better.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Swing the hind legs back to form robot legs, fold up the tail, Stand him up, swing out the shoulders and rotate the front feet to form hands. Swing the smaller heads onto his back and swing the main one down to form his chest. Lift up and rotate the robot head.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 9cm Width: 8.5cm

   Again based on amber, Scourge has around the same amount of grey and dark red here, but this time he doesn't have large expanses of unpainted amber plastic - so he looks a lot better. The colour map is vastly different to that of the larger toy, but the vibe is the same so this colour scheme works quite well. The Decepticon logo is now on his chest. Again the eyes are unpainted - they are present on the excellent facial sculpt, but the head is unpainted grey plastic. Aside from this oversight, the paint job here is great.

   Again poseability is good, and this time it's pretty much on par with the larger toy. The neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees are all ball jointed. The fists actually protrude forward from his forearms which looks a little weird, and the tail can't detach to form a hand weapon this time, but weapons are pretty much unheard of at this size class.

   A good robot mode despite the unusual positioning of his hands, Scourge has a good paint job with a well placed Deception logo and great poseability. I lament the fact that his eyes are unpainted, but otherwise it's all good news here.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of, but as I alluded to, Classics Legends Trypticon is a repaint of Scourge.

OVERALL

   One of the best Legends toys from Cybertron, Scourge's sculpt, poseability and robot mode paint job are all very well done. The beast mode's colours are a little sparse and some paint on his eyes wouldn't have hurt, but I'm still pretty happy overall. The transformation is very similar to the (relatively straightforward) ultra and while the colours depart quite a bit, the overall feel is very similar. While I'd recommend the larger one anyway, this is a Legends toy I will also recommend - 9/10

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