Hasbro’s Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise line continues with the Quintesson Judge, leaders of the Quintesson race and they determine the sentences of those brought into their courtroom. War For Cybertron: Earthrise continues where Siege left off, and airs on Netflix on December 30th, 2020. The Quintesson Judge was part of the Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise PR box that Hasbro sent out, which we did an unboxing of last week. Quintesson Judge is part of the Voyager class offerings in this line, and can transform from his alien form to a tower with prison cage.
Thank you to Hasbro for providing their Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Quintesson Judge Figure for review.
Availability: November 2020
Quintesson Judge is packaged in the Voyager size window box, with nicely done artwork and logo’s on the front, images of him inspired from the Netflix series on the right, a group shot of characters on the left, images of the figure in both modes and more artwork on the back.
Hasbro’s Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Quintesson Judge is the first release of a Generation 1 Quintesson, as the character has never made it into any toyline in the history of the brand. The Quintesson Judge has five different faces each with their own unique personality, including Death, Bitterness, and Rage (these have opening jaws), Wrath and Laughter. The order of the faces matches what was shown in the 1986 Transformers: The Movie, with Rage and Doubt surrounding Death, which is slightly different from that used in the cartoon, which flanked Death with Bitterness and Laughter.
There is a trigger on his back that activates a face-spinning gimmick that allows you to choose what face is facing forward to speak. The faces of Rage and Doubt come detached in the package, requiring you to clip them into their respective sides, with Rage reported by fans to be quite a challenge to attach correctly.
The Quintesson Judge’s lower body has five soft-plastic tentacles that are swivel jointed that can be raised and lower, and each of these tentacles has three 3mm effects pegs designed to accommodate War for Cybertron blast effects parts. The pegs on the tentacles can hold the blaster that is included, and the tentacles can also be pegged into specifically-positioned holes on the Judge’s body to better “aim” the weapon forward. This is tricky to do, as the blaster doesn’t point forward with just holding the blaster on one of his tentacles.
The Quintesson Judge converts into a tower with a prison cage that is large enough to fit a Battle Master Transformers figure or a similarly sized figure. The prison cage also has a post-hole on top to fit the blaster. The throne/platform and the panel under the Death face have A.I.R. Lock System ramp connections, allowing it to connect to ramps from other compatible Transformers figures, such as the Battle Master Slitherfang and Voyager classic Double Dealer.
Overall, the Quintesson Judge is a fantastic figure that will love, and he finally makes it into a Transformers line after all of these since his debut. The likeness and attention to detail is amazing, and the spinning feature on the head came out great. His alternative tower mode isn’t really that necessary as he never was shown with it, but it does create a nice play value, which is what Hasbro’s Transformers team was going for.