Transformers ROTF Scout Ransack

Name: Ransack
Series: Transformers ROTF (Scout class)
Company: Hasbro
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…

Alt Mode

Ransack front and back

ransack side view

ransack three quarters

ransack top three quarters

ransack top and bottom

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…

Bot mode

ransack bot front and back view

ransack bot mode side view

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…

Aand Action!!!

ransack action poseransack action pose 2

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…

ransack flight mode 1

ransack flight mode 2

ransack flight mode 3

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.

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2 responses

  1. Jigsaw

    The bot mode does look like a grasshopper… but I like the evil look!!!

    December 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

  2. if you actually look at his head, he looks like he’d fit in with the terminator line as well… transforming T-600 anyone?

    December 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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