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ROBOT ROBOT POSED ROBOT KNEELING ROBOT KICKING ROBOT BACK ROBOT CLOSE-UP GRASSHOPPER GRASSHOPPER FRONT GRASSHOPPER SIDE GRASSHOPPER REAR GRASSHOPPER WITH TITAN MASTER TITAN MASTER INSIDE COCKPIT WITH BOMBSHELL ROBOT WITH BOMBSHELL INCARNAITONS OF KICKBACK WITH G1 OPTIMUS PRIME PACKAGE FRONT PACKAGE BACK GENERATIONS: TITANS RETURN

 

            

KICKBACK

Series: Titans Return
Allegiance: Decepticon
Categories: Legends
Year: 2017



Robot Mode: Kickback is a highly articulated little robot, who can strike all sorts of cool poses, made even cooler by the fact that he has wings. The traditional Insecticon colors of black and dark purple with yellow highlights still look pretty cool three decades later, so no complaints on that front, either. Kickback carries a bit of a backpack, but it doesnít really hinder him any.

My one complaint with this figure here is just the lack of a weapon. I know most of the current Legends-Class figures donít get those, but I donít have to like it. Otherwise, though, no complaints. Good figure, easy character recognition, and while there is nothing particularly exciting here, neither is there anything wrong.

Alternate Mode: A grasshopper serves as Kickbackís alternate mode. The little bug looks good and while no one will mistake him for a natural grasshopper, he still conveys the image pretty nicely. Like most of the Titans Returns Legends-Class figures he has a cockpit for a Titan Master figure... well, sort of. He flips open the yellow canopy on his back and a Titan Master can sit there, but only the legs fit inside. Still, probably better this way than trying to design the figure in such a way that a Titan Master can fit entirely inside, not sure how that could have worked. So overall a nice insect mode with no flaws worth mentioning. Articulation remains good, the wings can move, everything holds together nicely. No complaints.

Remarks: Kickback is the third wheelÖ eh, I mean, third member of the Insecticons. Letís face it, when one of your comrades can control electricity and summon lightning bolts, while the other can shoot mind-controlling shells, your ability to kick real hard isnít, how shall I put it, the most impressive thing ever. Kickback doesnít even have a memorable speech impediment to make him stand out any. So yeah, heís the third Insecticon. Whether Bombshell or Shrapnel is the first is debatable, but Kickback is definitely the third.

Like Bombshell, I got Kickback as a present from my honorary nephew, James Jr., the spawn of CakedUp, which gives him some bonus points. Overall I was never the biggest fan of the Insecticons, but seeing as I got two of three in Legends-Class form now, I will probably get the third one, too (unless CakedUp II: The Sequel gifts that one to me as well). So overall a good little figure. Nothing spectacular, but good.

Rating: B-




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3.33 of 5 Stars determined by 3 User Rating
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Legends Kickback (2017) 


Published 03.02.2018
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