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Thread: Toy Review - RACTONITE (Kingdom)

  1. #1
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    Default Toy Review - RACTONITE (Kingdom)

    RACTONITE
    Series - Generations
    Sub-line - War For Cybertron
    Sub-sub-line - Kingdom
    Size/class - Deluxe
    New/remould/redeco - New
    Wave - 2
    Released here - January 2021
    Approximate Retail Price - $30
    Approximate Size - 12 cm
    Allegiance - Predacon
    Alt-mode - Skeleton/Fossil of a Styracosaurus
    Main Features/Gimmicks - Fossilizer (i.e partsformer)
    Main Colours - White, grey, dark grey
    Main Accessories - bone-tail drill/sword


    SUMMARY

    • Don't buy this guy unless you're a completionist
    • Disappointing figure on all levels
    • But Styracosaurii are cool I guess?



    I'm Spiderman! Thwip! Thwip!

    Paint me like you do those Triceratops, but without the horns

    Kup: "Anyway all things considered you did an amazing job lad. Amazing."
    Hot Rod: "Really?"




    THICK

    Okay I will just put it out there, Ractonite is just plain awful and disappointing on every level. I'm pretty good at polishing turds but this one has me boned. I'm not even going to do a pro's list. There's barely anything worth mentioning except that Styracosaurii are cool.


    Now for the downsides:
    • He ugly. Unfortunately bland colours, squat stature/proportions and an uninspiring design makes this guy visually unappealing. At least Paleotrex had a metal looking head and that whole transmutate vibe going on. The sculpting works for the alt mode and while nice, nothing to really write home about.
    • Articulation is decent because he's a partsformer but balance is sub par. In fairness, Ractonite may very well be best in class for alt mode articulation. That said, there is zero pleasure in handling this toy.
    • So many lost opportunities for great playability. The dinosaur mouth has a 5mm peg inside it, put a little nub so blast effects can be stuck on? Hasbro says no. I tried the suggested fossil armour/weapons with Huffer. It's garbage. The center of the chest flips out to form a giant cannon barrel thing, but like the dino skull, you get a 5mm peg and not a lot that can be meaningfully stuck onto it. Theres peg and peg holes peppered all over this guy but not any way to use them to good effect. The best I could do is combine him with SS86 Kup to make a joke image from the 1986 movie. The only thing I haven't tried is combining with Paleotrex to make a big fossil man.


    Look after writing all this, my mood has mellowed. He's a nice well articulated little Styracosaurus figure. That's about it.

  2. #2
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    A total waste of a deluxe TF slot. They could of made a nice Kingdom Mirage, Hound or Sideswipe instead of this tripe.

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