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Name: Trizer
Series: Japanese Generation 1
Allegiance: Cyberton
Alternate Mode: Panther/Headmaster Head

Thanks to Griffin for loaning me Trizer, making this review possible.



PANTHER MODE
Height: 2cm Length: 6cm Width: 2.5cm

   A purple panther with navy blue limbs and head and a burgundy tail, Trizer has painted red eyes. His colours are very close to those of Blot albeit in swapped positions. The colours work quite nicely even if the burgundy is a little random. There's quite a bit of detail in the sculpt and the cat shape is well defined, but this is a fairly simple animal mode, due to the size.

   The legs can swing and the tail lifts up - all part of his transformation. While I wouldn't say this motion is impressive, it's definitely welcome, and is enough to make this a nice little animal mode.

TRANSFORMATION TO HEAD MODE

   Fold the head and rear up, swing back the forelegs and swing up the hindlegs, locking the legs together. Fold up the tail and plug into the large Headmaster of your choice.

HEAD MODE
   A purple face with blue fringes on either side, there's a silver eyevisor and well defined nose and mouth. The level of facial detail is actually better than on most of the bundled heads since the face stows under the panther and doesn't need to fit in a covering panel. The purple ensures that this head doesn't colour match any of the ten Headmasters it could fit into - although Mindwipe, Apeface and Snapdragon represent the better matches.

   I have Trizer plugged into Brainstorm and the tech spec meter reads SPD 10, STR 9 and INT 9, representing a significant upgrade compared to the stats generated by Arcana. The purple and aqua clash badly, mind you.

VARIATIONS

   As with all of the Headmaster heads, Trizer was only available in Japan. There was an all-white store exclusive version, which is very rare.

OVERALL

   A nice panther mode, good colours and a detailed face in head mode should all make this guy a good Headmaster. Indeed, Trizer on his own is quite nice - but there's noone to really pair him with thanks to his distinctive colours. As on of the more unusual heads, he's still noteworthy. I can't recommend him as such since even the more common coloured version will likely cost you twice what the compatible Headmasters would, but if you have the money to burn, he's nice for what he is - 7/10

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