Transformers ROTF Scout Ransack
Series: Transformers ROTF (Scout class)
Price: Rs 325
This was one of the first scouts I got from the ROTF line-up. There was something about the old bi-plane that made this decepticon look awesome, though I wasn’t too sold on the bot mode…
An awesome if not slightly inaccurate / improbable alt mode… love the colouring on the wings (look above), though the guns under one wing and the bombs under the other are not a real world configuration…
If you thought Ransack’s alt mode was old, his skeletal look looks even older… he’s actually got quite a scary look to him…
the real hinderance / annoyance to the action poses are the hip and shoulder ball joints. They tend to pop off too easily and make it a challenge. Also the way the hips are designed make him look wierd if he’s just standing straight. The tailfin feet are big enough to keep him stable. His wing cape can also be used to prop him up for more extreme lean back poses.
Besides the ‘cape’ look, Ransack also has a ‘flight mode’ where you straighten the wings out and pop the propeller up… and then he’s ready to come and get you…
In conclusion, Ransack is a great scout given his unique alt mode, even the skeletal bot mode has its charm, though that soon gets lost once I tried to pose him and i was constantly re-attaching his arm and feet thanks to the ball joints. He spends most of his time on the shelf in the plane mode. His ‘mold-mate’, Divebomb, comes in a ‘Red Baron’ colour scheme which I was initially tempted to pick up but I found the red a bit too… bright in hand.