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Transformer Prime - AM-13 Decepticon Knockout

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  • Japanese: トランスフォーマープライム AM-13 メディックノックアウト
  • JAN: 4904810452577
  • Weight: 0.222kgs
  • Package Size: 8cm x 23cm x 19cm
  • Manufactured by: Takara Tomy
  • Release Date: Saturday 30 June, 2012


4  Wednesday 26 December, 2012
by Jonatan  Finland  

Knockout was a bit of a sore point for me, as I loved his in show character and model, but something about the Robots in Disquise version just left me cold. But never fear,for Takara comes to the rescue with the Arms Micron version of everyones favorite decepticon butcher/medic.

right out of the box, Knockout is a tad underwhelming,as he is almost completely red, aside from a bit of gunmetal grey on the front grill, this really doesn't help as the vehicle mode is TINY. This first-impression blandness is quickly washed away when you get him all stickered up, as he comes with with no less than 16 stickers for the vehicle mode, 12 of which goes on the doors. One of the biggest off-puts of the original was the eye-scorching burgundy, which is thankfully not present on this version.

In addition to the ports present on the original toy, Arms Micron knockout adds to this with three glued-on micron ports, two on the front of the doors, and one on the hood, which looks like an exposed engine block, very cool.

Transformation is rather simple. One starts by wiggling the back to undo the few tabs holding it in place, and then pulls it out, extendig the legs. The legs are then split, and the bumper sections rotated to make room for the feet, which are unpegged from the shins and rotated down. The next part is a bit finicky, and is easiest tostart by gently applying some downward pressure to the back of the roof, which should unpeg the doors from the wheel wells. The roof is then split and splayed out along with the doors, aftr which a number of hinges and swivels can be used to from the arms. After this, the shoulders can be rotated out, placing the wheels on the back, next the front lights should be unhooked from the rest of the hood, and lifted up. After that, flip out the crotch-plate from under the front grille, and flip the grill up, push the section with the engine block forward while lifting it up, partially collapsing it on the hood. After this, one simply swings down the legs and hood-turned-torso, which plug together, the next step is the simply fold the sides of the grille around the waist, and lift the front lights up until they hook over the sides of the hood.

In robot mode, some new sticker details are revealed in the knees, but everythins else is carried over from the car mode. The figure is about as accurate as can be done with plastic, with most of the key details there. He does have some trouble with his integrity, as his shoulders, along with the whole front light assemblies, like to come undone and swing down if you look at the figure funny. Overall though, not bad. The robot mode is decently posable, with ball joints in the hips, shoulders, wrists, ankles, and neck, with swivels below the hips and shoulders, and hinges in the elbows and knees. While the shape of the arm-doors can somewhat limit his posability there, he makes up for it with the foot posability which makes him very stable on his footing.

Knockout aslo comes with the micron Gra, who can transform from a fiddler crab to an energon prod. Gra comes as an unassembled kit, with stickers for details. Like most micron kits, the engineering is good, and the assembly and stickering are a fun way to spend fifteen minutes. Unfortunately Knockout can't hold Gra by the haft, because of it's shape, but can still hold it from a number of the pegs present on the micron.

Overall, the mold does have it's flaws, and is by no means perfect. It's still a decent representation of the character, and the two different color schemes offered by Hasbro and Takara gives you alternatives to choose from. Personally I like this version with the micron and lack of burgundy better then the RiD version, but the mold itself is still recommedable.


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