Thoom. Thoom. THOOM… Quack!
Oh crap! They’re back!
You guys remember that awesome Disney Transformer I featured last year? Well, check this out. They’re back…
…and they’re accessorized.
So, I’m not sure what there is to say about these toys that wasn’t covered last time, but I’ll give you a brief recap. Takara Tomy has yet again combined the unexpected flavors of Disney and Transformers, and has created this truly unique and charming amalgamation. Now we’ve got Donald Duck in robot form, and it appears that he’s got a beach theme going. He comes equipped with goggles and snorkel along with a jet-powered surfboard (a skateboard if you wanna be literal with the wheels and all).
I’m thinking this guy is cooler than the Mickey. His robot form is anyway. I know there was a bunch of whining and complaining by Transformers fans about Mickey’s being a “shellformer,” but it looks like Donald has moved away from that. (I’m not a die hard fan, so I don’t care one way or another. Just thought I’d point that out.)
He has amazing details in the sculpt and paint apps. But I love the added bonuses…
like the pilot/driver Donald…
the robot’s adjustable goggles and snorkel…
the button-activated, “talking action”…
and of course, the surf/skateboard.
He looks pretty cute driving his Volkswagen Beetle too. I think they did a great job of incorporating the giant robot skateboard into the vehicle mode.
These Transformers toys are fairly small, but what they lack in size, they make up for in quality. I’m no Transformers aficionado, so it doesn’t take much to impress me. A cool-looking Donald Duck that transforms into a cute, little car just interests me. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the absurdity or the novelty or something.
And as before, I opted to buy the grayscale color scheme. It just feels so much more minimal and classic than the vibrant and gaudy color scheme. Am I wrong?
I also wanna humor myself in thinking the alternate grayscale color scheme is a tribute to the vintage, black and white Disney era.
Oh yeah, here’s the packaging. It’s pretty much the same as the previous figure. New photos of course.
And here’s a look at the new Duck-themed Autobot emblem.