Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Last month I stumbled upon a reissue Transformers Perceptor at Toys R Us. I had no idea they were re-re-releasing him. I was excited to say the least.
Something about old generation 1 Transformers makes them so special. They certainly don't make them like they used to. I think a line in Beast Wars mentions diecast as a lost art form. They sure didn't design these to fake break like the newer ones do. One wrong move and snap, there goes a leg.
I especially like the shinny plastic chrome pieces. If you touch them once, they are finger printed forever. It can be pretty brittle too. You might as well wear white gloves when even touching these things. A nice feature is the box can be used for storage. They need to do that more often.
The instructions say 'Not a working Microscope.' To my surprise though, the scope magnifies a bit. There is a small reflecting mirror, and if you get something small in a good spot, it does magnify maybe 2 to 3 times.
Perceptor is the ultimate geek Transformer. You know something poindextory will come out of his metal flanges. Slightly high in price, but better than Ebays, he is well worth the hunt if he's still on the shelf.