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Vault Review: TF Prime
Beast Hunters Hun-Gurrr

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…

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22 comments to Vault Review: TF Prime
Beast Hunters Hun-Gurrr

  • Ian

    Great review. Nice to see how the figures connect. Now I have some insights as to how they will fit together. Still not sure if I want to buy them though. Upwards of $40 for the entire set. I think I will wait for a third bot to see how it turns out.

    • Vault

      Thanks! The price isn’t so bad since they’re apparently being spaced out, but if you’re not sure then just keep watching for my next review. I’ll have it up whenever I run across him.

  • Paul

    Nice! I’m loving all of these TF reviews, particularly as I’m still undecided on a lot of the ones you’re reviewing. Very helpful. I still haven’t found Hun-Gurrr anywhere, and I’m dying to have a little Cyberverse combiner now. I’m a little bit disappointed in how they connect, but I’m sure I’ll overlook that when I can combine them all. At least the peg-holes aid in the limb stability. I was worried that you’d just have to hang the combiner limbs off of Hun-Gurrr’s limbs and just let them flop around. And again, it’s a Cyberverse, so I shouldn’t really be expecting too much. The fact that they combine at all is impressive.

    I am fairly impressed that they managed to cram 2 heads (or 4 if you count the dragon heads. Haha) into this little guy. I thought for sure he’d be the larger size given the double duty, but I guess I’ll take what I can get. Now that I think of it, maybe I’ve just missed him in the store because I was looking for him on the larger Cyberverse pegs…

    • Vault

      So far the figures fit together pretty snug to form Abominus. Hopefully the legs will be equally sturdy. He’s surprisingly cool for a Cyberverse, even if he’s one of the smaller Legion class.

  • he is the best at what he does

  • Brainlock

    wow. while this Hun-grr sculpt looks good on his own merits, he’s definitely not the TF I had.

    http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/2/2d/G1Hun-Gurrr_toy.jpg
    as you can see, only the chestplate and head were purple, with only a few other accents to break up the shades of grey.

    off-white and red may work for some, but maybe the red is too bright for this guy? a more subdued/darker shade could have worked just as well. He certainly clashes with Sinnertwin, and I almost dread what garish combination Abominus will finally look like, even compared against the other garish colors of this wave/sub-line as seen in the final group shot. especially if the other Terrorcons just “hug” onto him to form Abominus.

    the Wolverine comparison does crack me up, and I know there have been other TFs that could have tried this, as well. Cyber-Royal Rumble, anyone? 10 bots enter, 1 bot leaves!

    • Vault

      Target is supposed to get a box set of these guys, so we might see a more traditional color scheme on him there.

      I do wish more combiners were similarly colored, like Devastator. Unfortunately the new Bruticus figures proves Transformers don’t care about matching team colors. 😛

  • Bigbot

    So are they releasing all the pieces necessary to build Abominus separately, or is there a gift set coming out later with all five figures? I just want to know if I should be picking these up or if I can wait.

    • Vault

      Target is supposed to get a box set of all the figures later this year, but we don’t know what their color scheme will be yet. I’d say you should pick up whatever single characters you particularly like the color for, that way you’ll at least have the version of Abominus you want.

  • dayraven

    yeah… he definitely will not be replacing my g1 abominus. i do like that gears-of-warrish weapon though. that’s cool.

    • dayraven

      it’s worth note here, these have not even blipped on my kids’ radars, and they still play w/ my OG hun-gurr w/ great regularity.

    • Vault

      Yeah, I probably wouldn’t have given these Cyberverse guys a single glance if it wasn’t for my nostalgic love of Twinstrike. But I’m definitely glad I did. They’re turning out to be some of the best Cyberverse I’ve bought.

  • J.Lee

    I thought these were a target exclusive or is that the set? Still iffy on these.

  • Grat review and pics, as always!

    How is the Abominus articulation so far? Can he move his arms, or is he going to be a statue?

    Now I’ve just got to find a way of getting Hung-Gurr on BBTS . . . .

  • Americanhyena

    Curiously, the bigger dragons have left me fairly cold but I am in love with these little guys (and I don’t like this scale normally).

    • Vault

      I agree with you there. I’m not a big fan of Cyberverse, but these little guys are pretty good.

      The bigger dragons are hit and miss, but I do think Ripclaw is pretty awesome.