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Name: Ravage
Series: Movie Tie-ins
Allegiance: Decepticon
Alternate Mode: Re-entry



RE-ENTRY MODE
Height: 3.5cm Length: 8.5cm Width: 7cm

   A gunmetal coloured Cybertronian jet with silver painted wingtips and silver spines along the top of the fuselage. I call Ravage a jet since that's what he looks like and I'm not really sure what a "Re-entry" is - the packaging labels this mode as a Re-rentry. Anyway, so it's a jet which is mainly gunmetal. The wings are very gappy and there's a red camera-like circle circle on the front. There's no cockpit but there is a small black Decepticon logo stamped on the port side.

   Truth be told, this is a pretty messy jet - but at least it looks like something; the Deluxe toy's alt mode looks like a folded up lump of machinery. There's a set of twin cannons mounted on the tail - I don't think this would help in flight - which can pivot up and down to aim. Sadly this jet mode can't lay flat thanks to a curve underneath.

   While this is a pretty mediocre alternate mode, it's better than that of the larger toy - and that's ignoring the size difference. The wings and tail are enough to make this look like a jet - even if it's not a great one. It also manages to avoid looking like a folded up robot car, something the deluxe wasn't able to achieve.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Unclip the curve underneath and swing back to form the tail. Pull out the wings (hindlegs) and rotate back the hips. Fold the hindlegs down into place, lift out the stabilisers at the front and fold the nose underneath, revealing the robot head. Pivot the stabilisers down to form the forelimbs and you're done.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 4cm Length: 11cm Width: 3.5cm

   A gunmetal cat-robot with the red camera as his eye, Ravage has silver painted teeth in his mouth, which is moulded open. The hips, spines on his back and ankle spurs are painted silver while that Decepticon logo is over his left shoulder. The colour scheme is essentially the same as the jet mode, although with better definition since this is a more coherent form.

   At this size, and with such a mechanical looking animal, it's impossible to say what sort of felid Ravage is. He sports a long, curved, tail and the cannons are just in front of the base of his tail. The level of detail (in both modes, actually) is quite good, even if most of the sculpting is just generic mech details. The poseability is excellent at this size - all four hips are ball jointed while the rear knees and all four ankles are hinged.

   A good robotic cat mode with a lot of articulation, a nice general feel and a decent colour scheme. While it's somewhat generic in ways, this is an excellent cat mode at this size.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of.

OVERALL

   A great little Legends figure - it's a better toy than the deluxe since it has an alt mode that actually looks like something. Sure, the re-entry mode is a fairly jumbled jet, but the deluxe doesn't look like anything. This toy scales better with the larger ROTF size classes anyway, since Ravage was portrayed in the film as being quite small. With great poseability for this scale and good display value, this is a toy I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of the movie toys in general - 8/10

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