My apologies in advance to anyone who’s getting tired of Dark of the Moon, but there are a lot of toys out there for me to cover and the only way to do it is to dive in. This is going to be a Triple Deluxe Class Transformers Weekend, leading into Monday, so today I’m just going to check in with a quick looksy at another one of the Cyberverse figures. This time we’re looking at the pint sized version of one of the Wreckers, Leadfoot.
Once again, we have the Legion Class Cyberverse package. It’s pretty, compact and somewhat collector friendly. I like it. Leadfoot is packaged in his robot mode and the half-tube package does a nice job showing off what you’re going to get. The back panel of the cardback has his Tech Specs and his bio blurb, which not surprisingly doesn’t mention anywhere that he’s such an asshole that he and the other Wreckers are confined to the Autobots’ rocket base.
As usual, I’m going to start with the alt mode, which happens to be this figure’s best feature. In DotM, the Wreckers are all NASCAR style vehicles, but unlike the other Autobots who can transform into their Stealth Force modes at will, the Wreckers are almost always pictured on screen with their weapons bristling and that’s the way Hasbro decided to sculpt the Cyberverse versions. What you get then is not so much a NASCAR vehicle, but a NASCAR attack vehicle, and it’s very cool. It’s hard to overstate how impressed I am with the sculpt on this little car. Leadfoot’s paint job is a bit at odds with the on screen version. The most obvious omission is the big Target store emblem, which I presume was removed so as other retailers would agree to sell him. I think it would have been cool to have kept it and made him a Target exclusive. Either way, Leadfoot has a minigun sculpted on his roof and tons of missiles and other smaller guns everywhere.
Transforming Leadfoot is as easy as you would expect from a Legion or Legends Class. The resulting robot form is a fairly good approximation of the on-screen version for such a small scale, but I’m still not all that crazy about it. The proportions are intentinoally skewed to give him a big pot belly and stubby, little legs. I think the design just worked better on screen than in a toy. On the plus side, a lot of the great detail of the sculpt from the alt mode carry over to the robot mode.
All in all, I like this little guy. The awesome car mode makes up for his less than stellar bot mode. And in fairness my main issues with the robot mode aren’t so much the toy’s fault, but the design itself. Either way, he’s got a lot of personality, I can’t deny that.