With TM2 Spittor having switched sides to the Wreckers, Slapper is now the numero uno evil amphibian. Well, maybe "evil" isn't quite the right word to describe him. "Bumbling and incompetent" would be more like it.
Slapper's colour scheme is almost the exact opposite of Spittor's: mainly dark red and black with silver spray-painted claws, some gold and purple on his back, vac metal green eyes, a vac metal orange panel on top of his head, and a vac metal blue moving attack claw on his back. I
like to think of it as a tri-barrelled laser cannon myself, since it can only extend out far enough to scratch Slapper's head. Slapper's mouth is lined with huge, shark-like teeth, not something you're likely to find in a real toad. He also comes with a long black tongue that attaches via a hole on the bottom of his mouth. The tongue has a buzzsaw mounted on the end, so I reckon Slapper's not someone you ever want to French kiss.
Each of Slapper's limbs have three joints, allowing for an interesting range of poses. His skin is very rough and warty, just like a real toad's.
The upper half of the toad swings out up and out, then comes to rest on top of the robot's torso. The toad's front limbs become the robot's legs, rear limbs become the arms. The toad's lower jaw becomes his butt plate.
Although only 10 cm(4") tall, Slapper is pretty big for a Basic, thanks to his gangly limbs and massive shoulder pads. Unlike most TFs, his head is mounted in the middle of his chest, rather than on top of his shoulders. His face is silver with blue eyes and a toothy snarl. His Spark crystal is located underneath his right shoulderpad, along with some silver vac metal. His massive flipper hands are no doubt what garnered him the name "Slapper." His tongue weapon can either fit into the holes in his palms or into another hole located on his butt plate.
Slapper is articulated at the head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees, and ankles. His huge feet all ow for a particularly wide range of poses, including standing on just one foot.
Suspsy Sez: Slapper is my personal favourite of the Stooges. Very nice colour scheme, fine detailing, good transformation, excellent poseability.
|Date||February 17th 2002 |
|Score|| (8 out of 10) |