GB make a good show in the box, although it is immediately obvious that he can in no way pass as a vehicle on his own. the box also looks very similar to the original G1 style packaging, in regards to toy placement and stuff. The headmaster robot looks a lot like a drone character. Appropriate, because GB didn’t have consciousness in the original show. Actually since he was a drone, why did he need a head in the first place?
The bio states that he has been imbued with a personality, thereby making the HM component justified. I guess. It doesn’t however give you any clue as to what his personality is like though, so… what was the point?
GB’s head mode has by far the biggest face of all the Legends figures. He comes with a helmet too. If you don’t use the helmet, he looks like he has no forehead. The helmet and even just head alone looks somewhat silly on other Transformers.
It’s cool in that you can sit three HM figures in the front, which also works well for arming the “Battle station” mode. Transforming GB consist of assembly. The base mode is flimsy with a big gap in the middle, it looks kind of cool, I guess, but I’m not that sold on it to be honest. Messing around with the bits is annoying as well since when you try and connect a piece to another, other pieces will move from their spots. It’s a tad too floppy and that’s frustrating. For the time it took to make this mode, it certainly wasn’t worth the effort.
Combining Ginrai and GB Is more disassembly and plugging. Since GB’s forearms are panels, they come off easily enough, sometimes too easily. The instructions I found a bit hard to make out, but hey, I got there in the end.
Balance isn’t too bad. He’s a bit back heavy, but it can be accounted for. I like the way that all of Ginrai’s accessories can be stashed on him, although its a tight fit.
He is naturally pretty tall.
Those are my first impression
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