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ROBOT ROBOT SHOOTING ROBOT KICKING ROBOT TWO-HANDED SHOOTING EVEN MORE SHOOTING ROBOT UNARMED ROBOT BACK ROBOT CLOSE-UP ROBOT HEAD OFF CALIBURST CALIBURST AS GUNNER JET WITH CALIBURST JET COCKPIT JET JET FRONT JET SIDE JET REAR JET WITH ENERGON SLUGSLINGER ROBOT WITH ENERGON SLUGSLINGER JET WITH MISFIRE & TRIGGERHAPPY ROBOT WITH MISFIRE & TRIGGERHAPPY TITAN MASTERS DECEPTICON TARGETMASTERS REUNITED WITH G1 OPTIMUS PRIME PACKAGE FRONT PACKAGE BACK GENERATIONS: TITANS RETURN
 

            

SLUGSLINGER

with Caliburst

Series: Titans Return
Allegiance: Decepticon
Categories: Deluxe Headmaster
Year: 2017



Prelude: After Triggerhappy and Misfire this is the third (fourth, if you count Metalhawk) incarnation of this mold Iím reviewing. So this review here will focus mainly on the differences.

Robot Mode: Slugslinger got a new chest design and you can see the twin cockpits of his jet mode peeking out above the shoulders. A new paint job and entirely new head mold, a close match to the nogginí of the original G1 Slugslinger completes the transformation of this mold into yet another new figure. He comes with a combinable weapon like most of the Titans Return figures, but in this case itís not two identical weapons comprising half of a bigger weapon, but rather two different guns. Nicely done. Nothing else is new here, but itís quite enough. Still an excellent robot mode and looking good in this version, too.

Alternate Mode: While G1 Slugslinger didnít have much to differentiate him from the crowd, he did sport a rather unique design in his alternate mode. The twin cockpit design has carried over to this Energon incarnation and has resurfaced here in Titans Return, too. Of course the actual cockpit for his Titan Master partner Caliburst is further back, as neither of the two fake cockpits would be anywhere near large enough. Still, itís nice to see this design again. Otherwise, still an excellent jet mode. No complaints.

Partner / Add-On: Yeah, Slugslinger has a Titan Master partner who becomes his head. Bet you didnít see that coming. Itís not like every single Titans Return figure Deluxe-class and above has... oh, never mind!

Remarks: Slugslinger was among the new Decepticon Targetmasters introduced in 1987 and played a background role in the three-part series finale Rebirth. And... yeah, thatís pretty much it in terms of media presence for this guy, who is mostly known as the ďTwin Cockpit Jet GuyĒ if anyone remembers him at all. Still, itís nice to see him again in Titans Return. Comparing the three incarnations of this brilliant mold, Iíd have to say that Triggerhappy remains my favorite with Slugslinger in the middle and Misfire bringing up the rear.

Rating: A

    



Included Figures: User Rating: Accessories: Other Versions of the Mold:
3 of 5 Stars determined by 1 User Rating
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Titans Return Blowpipe (2016)
Titans Return Aimless (2017)
Titans Return Professor Go (2017) 
4.5 of 5 Stars determined by 2 User Rating
Double Blaster    Blaster   
Titans Return Triggerhappy (2016)
Legends Misfire (2017)
Legends Slugslinger (2017)
Legends Triggerhappy (2017)
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Published 14.02.2018
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