Transmutate - Beast Wars - Figure

Transmutate Review

In early 2006 Hasbro re-released six Beast Wars toys with more show-accurate colors as the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line. Transmutate appeared in episode 36 of Beast Wars. The episode was titled "Transmutate." Since Transmutate appeared in the show but did not have a toy (because she only appeared in one episode and couldn't transform), and Hasbro wanted to get fans and collectors to buy the whole set, they decided to break Transmutate up into six parts and put one piece of her in with each Series 1 Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figure. Waspinator came with the head, Cheetor with the upper torso, Transmetal Rattrap with the right arm, Dinobot with the left arm, Rhinox with the lower torso and right leg, and Predacon Tarantulus came with the left leg. Transmutate is a PVC figure, so therefore it doesn't transform.

Transmutate's colors are a light robins' egg blue and a dull gold. Her head is mostly gold with red eyes, her neck is blue and gold, and has two blue bendy tubes that come out the back of her head. Her upper torso is gold with blue around the spot where her head attaches. Transmutate also has rigid blue pipes that extend from the bottom of it. Her left arm is mainly gold, but has blue where it attatches to her upper torso, on the shoulder, and on the hand. Her hand is totally blue and has a thumb and two fingers (which is missing its ring and middle fingers). Her right arm, on the other hand, is mostly blue. She has a large gold blaster that takes the place of a forearm and a hand. Transmutate's lower torso is gold with blue where the legs attach, and the right leg is blue on the thigh, gold on the lower part, and has a mostly blue foot. Lastly, her left leg and foot are mostly blue with some gold detailing.

1. First, attach Transmutate's head to the top middle peg on the upper torso.
2. Put the tubes that extend out of Transmutate's head into the holes on the back of her upper torso.
3. Attach her right arm to the peg of the upper body on her right.
4. Connect Transmutate's left arm to the peg of the upper torso on her left.
5. Next, insert the pipes coming out of the bottom of Transmutate's upper torso into the holes on the hips of her lower body.
6. Finally, put the left leg onto her left peg of the lower torso.

Transmutate stands an impressive 16 centimeters (6.3 inches) tall. That's taller than all of the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figures!
Transmutate has impressive posability for a PVC figure. She has 5 points of articulation. Her head can move side-to-side and up and down. Both arms move at the shoulders and her left leg moves at the hip. Strangely, Transmutate's right leg can not move at all as it is welded solidly to her lower torso.

I am disappointed that Transmutate's neck, elbows, knees, wrists, right leg, and ankles can't move at all. It would have been terrific if Hasbro had thought to make these parts posable.

Final Thoughts:
Overall, Transmutate is very good toy. It succeeds in representing the character's awkward appearance and mismatched parts. However, if you are buying all of the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Figures just for Transmutate, than you will have to spend a lot of money. Each figure costs $15, so you would end up spending $90 (plus tax) on a PVC figure. Otherwise, if you are planning on buying (or have bought) all of the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figures because you want the toys (like me), then Transmutate is an added bonus. Highly Recommended.

DateAugust 2nd 2006  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  

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