As fate would have it, a couple days after my Twinstrike review I stumbled across another Predacon on a trip to Walmart. So since I’m still having fun with the little guys, the next figure on the way to completing Abominus is Cyberverse Legion Hun-Gurrr.
Unfortunately I don’t have any childhood memories of the rest of the G1 Predacons. Sinnertwin was the only one I had as a kid, so I don’t have any more of those nice comparison shots of old and new together. TF Prime’s Hun-Gurrr isn’t as much of a straight translation from his G1 counterpart like Twinstrike is though. So the upside is that this will be an entirely new toy experience without any of that rose colored nostalgia getting in the way.
The back of the box doesn’t really give us much on Hun-Gurrr’s personality aside from the fact that he’s a rampaging terror. Like Twinstrike, there’s not even information about him being one of the bots that forms Abominus. But he does make up the torso section, so I’m assuming Hun-Gurrr is at least the leader of his platoon of smaller Predacon buddies.
Sculpt wise I’m actually pretty happy with this little guy. Cyberverse figures tend to sacrifice one mode for the other, but these little Predacons have turned out really well so far. This is probably because their alternative dragon forms are organic, which is easier to redirect naturally into the robot mode than a car.
I was actually surprised to be happier with his robot mode than his dragon. He may be little, but with the sculpted shoulder pads, chest armor and helmet, Hun-Gurrr looks like a tiny linebacker that would be impossible to knock down. Even though his dragon-head feet look like children’s slippers, I think the effect works much better than Twinstrike’s dragon-head hands.
But my favorite aspect to Hun-Gurrr’s bot mode is his Wolverine-like claws that can be folded down over his hands. It’s definitely a cool little bonus that gives him a couple extra weapons.
Hun-Gurrr’s robot mode is pretty nice also. Like Twinstrike he’s also a two headed dragon, but his body retains a lot of that bulk. This makes him look much more dangerous than Twinstrike’s leaner dragon form. The figure differs a bit from his G1 look though and now stands on two legs instead of four. I like that they gave him T-Rex arms, it really helps keep the bulk of the figure centered on his body. Continue to page 2…