Technically he's supposed to have a swivel neck, but since his neck's both very thick and set into the body, it doesn't move. The shoulders swivel fine, but don't move out to the sides very far- they actually go farther with the armor folded down and mistransformed. What the folded-down shoulders do obstruct is elbow range, which is otherwise really great and folds to a tight V on a single ball-joint. So score one for keeping the shoulders up! The wrists don't swivel, but the hands work fine for 3mm weapons, and there are hardpoints all up and down his arms for them as well. No waist either, but again that's typical for this scale. The hips are great, with the most range possible in any direction: legs straight ahead, straight back, or straight out to the sides. The knees are too far up on the stubby little legs to do a lot of good, sadly. And since he is The Heavy, he has kind of smallish feet to sell that top-heavy shape. He balances alright on them in most poses, but not as securely as Optimus Prime does.
Bulkhead is a heavily armored monster truck/SUV/thing. I have seen SUV/Truck mixes in real life and they tend to look like absurd cartoonish caricatures of real vehicles, so good call for Bulkhead's alt-mode! It's covered with rails and techish-looking details, so it doesn't look much like a civilian vehicle. Which works out since it's drawing inspiration from Animated's made-up armored assault vehicle. It's not the most attractive of the Cyberverse vehicles, with the gunmetal grey shoulder joints standing out on the sidepanels along with some olive drab paint which most definitely does NOT match the green of the rest of the vehicle. Unpainted windows also make a return from the Legion size-class here, which is kind of a shame. The other thing that mars the appearance somewhat is the volume of robot parts that show beneath the truck. big chunks of the arms and legs are visible underneath, and in most cases it's hard to write them off as part of the truck. Only three 3mm sockets in this mode either: one on each of the back bumpers, and one on the roof. And let's face it, a plastic mace on any of those makes as much sense as... well, as a sword on the roof of an ambulance.
Bulkhead is sadly my least favorite Commander so far, and low on the Cyberverse list altogether. He's not underarticulated, but he doesn't look a lot like himself in terms of proportions or details as a robot. As a vehicle he has a lot of junk slung on his undercarriage. I'm not comfortable rating him as Could Have Been Better, because at this price and scale I'm not sure he could be any better. But he's really just sort of adequate, so he gets a rating of Good on the Figurereviews.com Non-Numeric Rating Scale.
|Date||April 16th 2012|
|Score||(6 out of 10)|
|Link||Transformers Prime Cyberverse Bulkhead DB Entry|
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