Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Runamuck & Fasttrack Figures Review

Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Runamuck & Fasttrack Figures Review

 

Hasbro’s Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise line continues with an assortment of the third wave of deluxe figures that are available now. This wave includes the Autobots Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker, and the Decepticons Fasttrack and Runamnuck. These figures were part of the Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise PR box that Hasbro sent out, which we did an unboxing review last month.

Every figure includes a piece of the Transformers Universe map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths.

Thank you to Hasbro for providing their Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Runamuck & Fasttrack Figures for review. 

Availability: November 2020

These figures are packaged in the deluxe 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.

 

Runamuck and Runabout are the Battlechargers, and Runamuck transformers into an 80’s sports car. Runamuch was the winner of a fan’s choice contest Hasbro had done, and had more votes compared to Gnaw, Needlenose, or Shrapnel. Runamuck is mostly painted in white that is applied over black plastic This unfortunately means there is a significant risk of paint chipping, especially considering his shoulders often rub against his actual car hood in the backpack. Runamuck is mostly painted in white, with metallic gold, black, purple and a Decepticon logo, on his chest. Runamuck is a repaint of Runabout, and the white deco is painted over the black plastic. The windshield is made of a dark acrylic plastic, which is different than the red acrylic used for Runabout. The head sculpts are also different, and Runamuck includes one blaster, while Runabout includes two.

 

Runamuck transforms into an 80’s sports car, and you can place the blaster on top. The rear lights are also painted in red, which makes it look better. A license plate, and painted headlights would have been preferred.

 

Fasttrack is given his first figure since 1987, and he was once the headmaster for Scorponok back in the vintage G1 line. This new offering however gives you a deluxe size figure, so this is actually his first real figure in Transformers history. Fasttrack is a modular style Transformer, allowing you to break it apart to make multiple alternate modes. This includes a six-wheeled Cybertronian buggy-tank with twin-blasters, a sword for Scorponok, or even a cannon type mode that can be placed on the back of Runamuck or Runabout.

 

The Cybertronian buggy-tank is an impressive looking vehicle, with six rotating wheels, a front windshield, and twin blasters. His dagger accessory can also be attached to the back of his head in vehicle mode, and this serves as a seat for a Titan Master or a Prime Master. The Lord Zarak figure that comes from Earthrise Scorponok is meant to be used for this seat.

 

Fasttrack can also be used as a shoulder mounted cannon for Runamuck or Runabout. The backpack part plugs into his back, and the cannons rest over his shoulders. These also cannot be lowered to point forward, and only are posed in this upward position.

Overall, Runamuck and Fasttrack are excellent figures, with great likenesses and pay great homages to their 80’s counterparts. These characters are long overdue for a modern update and Hasbro’s Transformers team has done a fantastic. It’s definitely worth adding these to your collection, and it’s great to see that even obscure characters finally getting some new figures after all of these years.

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Hobby Link Japan

Zavvi U.S./Canada

Zavvi U.K. 

Amazon

 

   

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