Ever had more fun with the smaller, less special Transformers? Like enjoyed a pack of mini cons more than the main Transformers or played with Bumblebee a lot more than, say, Jazz? I have, this is one of them. Released back in 1993 in the Generation 2 range, Rapido is a basic Transformer. No special gadgets, no special features, just a lot of fun. Pity I can't show pictures really...
Car mode: Rapido's car mode is a red sports car, not sure what kind of car really, but I think he looks a little like a french race car, but sure, he looks nice though. His primarily colour is red, with some black detailing on the bumper, doors(in the form of the number 19), the roof and windshield sides and as a border from the bumper to the back. The wheels are black plastic, the windshield is a kind of faint green that lets you see the basic detail inside. There's also white headlights at the front and orange rear lights at the back.
The mold is very nice, it's a little streamlined while not looking all that streamlined, you would really have to see it for yourself to know what I mean. The engine at the back is also Rapido's gun in his robot mode, but that's for the next bit. Also you can see the words 'Autobot' and the G2 Autobot symbol on the top of the wind shield. A very nice looking mode indeed.
Robot mode: A very simple transformation later and Rapido is now standing in robot mode, and that's pretty much all he can do is stand. The can move his arms up a little so his gun, when slotted in, is pointing at the enemy, but that's it in terms of posing.
His head looks like it's sunken into his body because of the way the hood comes down in his transformation, just be gentle though as the hood does come off, even though it's easy to put back on. His colours in this mode are a soft aqua, black and some red. Nothing fancy at all. If you can get good light behind him, his eyes glow a little, which isn't bad.
I know he doesn't sound like much, but he really is a lot more fun than he looks. He is fragile, as is a lot of Transformers from the old days, and a lot of knocking around can destroy him, so be careful while playing. A very basic Transformer really, yet one that is a lot more fun than it looks and sounds. Don't need fancy gadgets all the time to really have fun with Transformers, just a good imagination and a little bit of time.
|Reviewer||Tony Neil Watt |
|Date||June 17th 2003 |
|Score|| (10 out of 10) |