In addition to the basic build which includes 19 pieces, there are also 9 additional pieces for bigger & better builds. That includes an extra neck, a “god-piece” that connects to ball-connectors, 5 y-splitting pieces, and two rounded extensions. They’re all solid and a lot of fun to mess around with even if I didn’t do a ton for the review. And all the pieces are interchangeable with Modulok for added fun. I did find that he’s not as fun as Modulok. I’m not sure why – it could be that he uses most of the parts in his basic form (thanks to the two torsos) or just that Modulok’s more organic look makes building more fun? I’m not sure. For some reason, I just want to take Multi-Bot, split him into two dudes, and send him into my collection.
The only complaint I had is a usual one for the line – lack of imagination. We already knew the knees and elbows weren’t going to swap for no real reason, but what bummed me out was that claw hands on the yellow arms aren’t removable/compatible with any of the previous guy’s arms attachments. It’s not worth knocking the figure because it’s certainly not a requirement, but it’s so dumb. It would be such an easy way to make the figure more fun and have more value and it would’ve cost nothing. The lack of imagination for play astounds me.
Multi-Bot did include his classic rifle that splits into two parts. It’s a fine, fun piece. Little gummy like Modulok’s before him.
Overall, this review is kinda quick and dirty due to factors beyond my control, but I really have enjoyed the figure since opening him up. The colors and the solid 80s look are my favorite thing right now. There is some room for improvement, notably the lack of paint in some key areas, and the folks at Mattel just opening their eyes beyond vintage to make a few new, smart connections like being able to use Trap-Jar attachments on Multi-Bot. But it’s still a nice package thanks to that great sculpt and when I’ve got more time I’ll be happy to utilize the building function with this guy. He can be a new figure every night for like three years. That’s an investment!
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