To continue the Transformers trend, I’ll dig back to the Transformers Prime Arms Micron version of Medic Knock Out. Here is the review.
Alt Mode: Knock Out becomes a really cool Aston Martin-esque sports car that’s marred by the lack of a proper paint job. I don’t know why the lack of shiny paint surprised me. Thankfully, the Japanese Arms Micron version of the toy doesn’t have that incredibly tacky maroon trim that the American Robots in Disguise version has; the maroon, however, isn’t completely devoid from this toy. To separate itself from its American counterpart, Medic Knock Out has several newly molded maroon-colored Micron ports on the hood and side of the car. I can live with the raised engine block, but the door ports are unnecessary. Knock Out’s alternate mode is one of those Arms Micron toys that gets worse with stickers. What were they thinking? Not only are the silver door panels hideous, the headlights cover up molded detailing.
Robot Mode: I know that I’m one of the many people who can’t help but complain at how crummy the new Transformers toys have gotten. Knock Out is no exception. The figure needs to be mistransformed to make it somewhat resemble the amazing show model; even still, this it barely pulls the aesthetic off. It doesn’t help that the figure lacks proper movement; the forearms prevent Knock Out from doing much with his long gorilla arms. Maybe this is the best that could be done with the figure, but I highly doubt that. The face could have even been painted white, not silver. The proportions even give the character a lumpy silhouette. Imagine what this figure would have been if it were designed by the old guard; it probably would have saw blades for hands.
Gra: Gra’s crab mode is nice, and there is nothing else worth saying. It transforms into a lance that can only be held by the various pegs and not the staff itself #woooo.
Overall: The only benefit you get with getting the Arms Micron version of this figure is that it doesn’t have the grotesque maroon trim. The tradeoff is the lack of paint and hideous stickers. I don’t know about you guys, but Knock Out is probably one of the biggest losers of the line so far. Buy any version of this figure at your own risk.