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Transformers Week Reviews
Generations Blurr

Blurr shares the same body as Drift with a few minor changes. I love the cool blue shades that they used to color him. It really makes him stand out from Drift’s white. Also, in vehicle mode he has a much lower spoiler, and in robot mode his head is obviously different. This is one of the areas I’m not entirely happy with the figure though. The body itself works fine, but I always think of Blurr as futuristic and streamlined. The Drift body’s car mode is modern but not futuristic. While Drift’s robot mode is kind of clunky with those huge shoulder pads, thick thighs, and doors hanging down to his side. It works well for Drift, but seems a little cumbersome for the super fast Blurr. I do really like the fact that the bottoms of his feet have treads like a speedster’s boots though.

One of the benefits of sharing Drift’s body is that Blurr has fantastic articulation. He’s got a ball jointed head, shoulders, wrists, and hips. His elbows, knees, and ankles are hinge joints, while his biceps and thighs have swivel cuts. With this kind of movement you can basically give him any pose you want. This really comes in handy with his sniper rifle.

Instead of the three swords that Drift came with, Blurr gets guns! He has his sniper rifle that can clip onto his back for storage. The rifle itself is pretty snazzy with a ton of sculpted details. Plus, he can hold it with one hand, or you can flip out the swivel handle so he can hold it like an M56 “Smart Gun”. The door holsters hold two more pistol guns that he can duel wield. I’d like to think this is also a reference to the Old West gunfighters, since Blurr would be a fast draw. The designers didn’t stop there though. The two pistols can also fit on the end of his rifle giving it added firepower and a stand for the end of the barrel, like a real sniper rifle. That’s pretty awesome.

I’m really hopping in the future we’ll see a modernized version of the G1 Blurr because this figure’s a little too bulky to be perfect for me. But the figure itself is a good toy and representation of the comic book version. I really love the care that went into designing his three guns. And he just looks great standing there in a badass pose. So he’s definitely worth the money for just being a great toy.

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10 comments to Transformers Week Reviews
Generations Blurr

  • Wahlquist

    Nice review Noisy! If I may offer up a teeny little suggestion though? You needed some pics of Blurr’s back, the rear of the car, and a head shot. It’s a great review with awesome pics as always, but Blurr is facing the camera in nearly all of them.

    Oh, and I wouldn’t hold your breath on another Blurr. Other than the displaced WFC figures, the line hasn’t had any alt modes that were too out there.

    • toygiant

      **psst…Vault did the review.*** 😉

    • AdventureVault

      I usually put a rear view of the vehicle and a close up head shot in my reviews. I guess I was just a bit absent minded on picture day. Sorry about that. 🙂

      I think you’re right though. If we get another Blurr, he’ll probably be a movie desing or something.

  • Henry

    I personnally like the idea of a sniper/speedster. No need for heavy armour until he breaks cover and takes his shot, then he can get out of there fast. Now, that kind of clashes with the bulky car parts everywhere, but it’s a good resuse of Drift otherwise.

    • AdventureVault

      The sniper/speedster idea’s a really good idea. I just wish he were a futuristic looking sniper/speedster, lol.

  • Logan

    Strange but true, I got my Blurr back when most of us were griping about Roboto and his reversed shoulders (and multitudinous other QC problems). So I open my Blurr, transform him to robot mode and I poop you not,, he had reversed shoulders! I had to unscrew him in back and swap his shoulders around.

    Hey thanks for the tip about his guns combining, I didnt know that! I’ll have to check it out when I get home.

    Great review! Take Care!

    • AdventureVault

      Thanks! Yeah, that whole gun thing is a pretty cool bonus from the designers.

      That really sucks. What’s the odds of getting two different figures from two different lines with reversed shoulders? It’s like you won the bad luck toy lottery.

  • orionpax636

    The pic with the Flash is priceless and well-executed. I’m shocked that I never thought of something similar. Speaking of something I overlooked, the point about Blurr as a speedy gunfighter had never occurred to me, and it’s a great point.

    I’m happy to have this figure, but I get the feeling every now and then that the head is too big for the Drift body. It’s not a huge problem though, and it might just be mine.

    As for the IDW writing, I suggest Blurr’s appearance in Spotlight: Blurr…it’s actually one of the better ones in terms of both art and story, despite it’s somewhat “Cars”-ish beginning. (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Spotlight:_Blurr) It’s one of a few outstanding Spotlights, Jazz’ is another good one (which they unfortunately crapped all over with the latest issue of the ongoing series).

    • AdventureVault

      Thank you. It took forever to to get Flash to stand in that pose.

      Once I saw the two guns at his side, I couldn’t imagine him as anything else than a gunfighter. Especially with his speed, he’d be the fastest robot gunfighter in the West… of Cybertron. lol

      I’ll have to check out that IDW book. They seem pretty hit or miss. But if Blurr’s is worth it then I’ll definitely want to read it.