Saturday, 19 July 2014

Transformers Collector's Club (TFCC) Scourge

A redeco of the Reveal the Shield (RTS) Optimus Prime, Scourge aka Black Convoy was part of the Transformers Collector's Club (TFCC) membership subscription back in 2012.

I'm not going to review much as this is a direct redeco with a mold sculpt similar to RTS Optimus Prime (reviewed twice of the same mold earlier...).

Firstly, the box the figure came in with : plain brown with 3 stickers indicating 'scourge' on each flap...

Behold...scourge in its 'crypt'
Tech specs
Instruction manual
Vehicle mode :

You'll find that this figure is mostly in black and translucent red with the black covering the front, wheels and side tanks. Translucent red on the headlights and windows, pretty consistent with the color scheme of the original Scourge.

Front grill, outlines of the windscreen, smokestacks and hubcap are in silver. There is also a silver, upside down G2 Autobot symbol (used to represent the Decepticons in the 'Robots in Disguise' series) painted on both doors.

There are also thin bluish-greenish / teal lines on top of the hood, over the side windows, front and rear wheel covers as well, a key detail on many previously released Scourge.

Scourges - can you see the similarities?

Overall, you'll be able to recognize this figure as yet another Scourge-styled character instantly.

Side-by-side comparison with both RTS Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Optimus Prime (another classic example of Hasbro milking the same mold...) :

Robot mode :

Again, you'll find teal colors on the head, shoulders, chest, waist, arms and legs. Silver on shoulders, chest, waist and thighs, balanced up with black on the rest of the body with translucent red on the chest, back of the head and eyes.

Sword is translucent red, pretty similar with Combat Hero Prime's. Handle fits nicely into Scourge's hand, again with all previous mold, you need a bit of a push.

Don't want to hold the sword? No worries, just tuck it away...

Fighting side-by-side with RTS Optimus Prime :

In short, an excellent piece, worth every penny paid to be shipped over from the other side of the you're a completist of this mold or of anything black (and classy), you gotta have it. The quest is yet to be completed, 2 more left to go (Botcons some more...). Till all are one...

We ARE Scourge!
A 'Purple Storm' is brewing in the horizon...and nope, it's not Barney...