It’s time for Transformers Reviews Catch-up! I don’t know how it happens, but we always seem to be running a bit behind when it comes to Transformers. Today’s review is about one of the coolest looking Autobots that ever KABLAMMED! his way onto the scene, Generations Warpath.
I remember seeing Warpath as a kid and instantly falling in love with his design. After all, tanks are cool. But Warpath was more than just your ordinary tank Transformer. In my mind this bot was so hard core that even in robot mode he still had his barrel primed and ready. To me he wasn’t so much a robot that could turn into a tank, but a tank that could walk around like a robot.
The funny thing is I don’t remember ever hearing Warpath as a kid. His personality was a blank slate to me until a couple years ago I started rewatching some of the old G1 cartoons. As a tank I expected him to be loud and even a bit blustery, but what I didn’t expect is that he was also insane. Not really crazy-insane, more like make-my-own-sound-effects-while-I-talk-insane. There are a lot of personality quirks in the Autobots camp, but I think Warpath may win the top KABLOOM! prize when it comes to eccentricity. Not that I mind. When I get tired of him I can just turn off the DVD, but I don’t know how the Autobots handle it. I can’t even imagine fighting alongside this guy for thousands of KAXOWY! years.
The figure itself does a great job of combining Warpath’s original look with his more recent Legends H-tank toy form. His bot mode is perfect. He’s got this great square and bulky look that makes him much more imposing than his previous incarnations. His head is also much sleeker and menacing. It kind of reminds me of something you’d see on a GI Joe. One thing I was a bit disappointed with is that black plastic was used for the back of his head where the lightpiping would be. It’s not too big a deal, but his eyes are so recessed that it would have been nice to see them glow a bit.
Warpath’s tank mode is also really great. Even though the original figure was cool, I’m a much bigger fan of the H-tank. It’s just got much more of a threatening look to it, like a cat that’s about to pounce. I don’t even mind that he’s so much smaller than tanks like Bludgeon, because he still looks powerful enough to make it a fair fight. Continue to page 2…