Transformers Generations Skrapnel and Reflector
While Transformers Age of Extinction toys are showing up everywhere, the Transformers Generations hits keep coming! This week we’ve got one of the new Legends Class sets, Skrapnel and Reflector!
The first thing I noticed about this set is that it’s obviously based on the Gen 1 Insecticon, Shrapnel. I’m not sure why the name has been changed to Skrapnel but I assume it has to do with copyright issues.
Skrapnel has multiple ball joints in his shoulder, elbows, hips and knees that allow for a good amount of poseability.
Given the Legends Class size, I was surprised to find that Skrapnel’s head rotates.
In insect mode, Skrapnel transforms into a Stag Beetle
Skrapnel’s Triple Changer Targetmaster is Reflector. This version is obviously inspired by the cartoon version that was colored differently from the toys.
Reflector can change into a Camera (this is done by laying Reflector’s bot mode down on his stomach)
The Camera mode looks decent enough incorporating a telephoto lens and can be held by Skrapnel (after some futzing )
Reflector’s third mode is the Targetmaster mode where he becomes a large gun that Skrapnel can use.
The Instructions show a fourth mode for Reflector. He can become a cannon that attaches to Skrapnel in Insect mode. I like the cannon look quite a bit at this angle…..
…However, from the top, it just looks like Reflector is sleeping on top of Skrapnel.
Comparing Skrapnel to his Gen 1 counterpart, you’ll notice how similar they are in design. I was surprised to realize that they are almost the same height as well.
Reflector even has many throwback designs to the Gen 1 weapon incorporated in his gun design.
At $10 this is a great set. You get two Gen 1 homage figures. The Skrapnel figure improves upon the original and Reflector fills every purpose he ever had in the cartoon. I’m very happy he “transforms” into a camera that the other Transformers can use.