Review by Caked-Up:
Series: Botcon Exclusives How do you say? Ah, yes purament magnifico! Meaning you can fight with style.
Categories: Deluxe Convention Exclusive
Though he is a natural-born leader, expert tactician and master of battlefield improvisation, the suave and level-headed Rapido has no desire to lead. He would rather be living the high life on the international racing circuit again, but so long as someone threatens his home planet Earth, Rapido will step up to defend it with his life. He defers leadership of the Earth-based Autobots to his friend Autobot Spark, but has been authorized by Optimus Prime to assume command of any unit functioning on Earth as required. His Axelerator Cannon launches a barrage of lead slugs at hypervelocity, plus he carries twin low-yield photon missile launchers. Accidental exposure to Forestonite gas has given him a body that matches his mind for speed; he can instantly launch into a 750mph run for burst up to 15 seconds long.
In robot mode the black and red paint is complemented by cyan and grey. It is an attractive color scheme that complements both Cindersaur and Turbomaster, as it is not offensive or garish. My loving wife, Melissa, is especially fond of his paint job. His sculpting is on par with the Classics line, but the face is hard for the camera to capture because of the cyan color.
One detail I thought was interesting was that the headlights “lens” piece separates from the “light” during transformation giving him some extra texture. He appears to be only lightly armed with a dinky hand gun and smallish shoulder mounted missiles, though according to his bio, good things come in small packages.
His posability is great with only two limitations. By positioning the roof kibble by his hips he will not be able to rotate at the waist. Additionally, his shoulder’s wheel kibble has a tendency to hit the door kibble, but if you keep it up and back it won’t be a huge issue. Depending on how you position his legs, his stability isn’t a concern. Having the wings back like I do tends to makes him semi back heavy, but he can still kneel on one knee. This is one of those figures that simply doesn’t have any hard faults. He is just a great figure to have.
Rapido’s original toy was one of my favorites because of the color and that he fit my pocket. He gets extra points for being packed in with Cindersaur. I can’t find any real deal breaking faults with him. He is just a great figure, but as with my other Botcon 2010 figures, do not break your wallet to get him. If you can only afford one figure go for Cindersaur. If you can get a two pack, get Cindersaur and Rapido.
PS: He also looks to me like a lady bug. I had to get that out there.