Slag was actually one of the Dinobots I owned as a younger me, to be specific, I had the G2 green one somehow, perhaps soon after I had discovered the wonders of Ebay and I bought a not so good condition blue Grimlock (I suspect I got ripped off). It was at the moment, I discovered that not ALL Dinobots were equal. While I had played with a friend’s Grimlock, Swoop and my own Snarl while also knowing that Sludge was very similar to Grimlcok, I had NO idea about Slag.
Getting my hands on the G2 one showed me that it was not a very good toy. While the dinosaur mode was (naturally) awesome, robot mode left a lot to be desired.
This however is not a review of the G1/G2 toy. I got the Power of the Primes version soon after buying Sludge as I was wondering how he would turn out, after all the bar was pretty low. Luckily this guy is a pretty nice upgrade.
Oh by the way, his official name is Slug, but I'll be using Slag. You know why? Because his job is to melt things, and slag is a form of liquid metal. It just makes sense. More So than Slug for sure. Yes, I know it’s an insulting word for women with loose morals in the UK, but it also means liquid metal (just to reiterate).
Although I always wondered, why is it that so many Transformers sacrifice peripheral vision in robot mode?
(Because it looks cool!)
On the plus side, he has this delightful gun slinger, cocky way of holding his gun with these hands. The gun is also nicely moulded and is the same one as Sludge’s. I do like it as a weapon. Shame he doesn't get something Slag specific however.
Poseability is as before, really good and are generally hindrance free.
- Swivel Neck, biceps, waist
- Hinged Elbow and knees (Knees look a little bit low), dinosaur jaw
- Ball jointed shoulders, hips.
Transformation is super simple.
With no points really worth mentioning. It is simple, but at least it means you can play with him easily. The only point of contention is when forming the dinosaur head. The instructions neglected to inform us about moving it up. Without doing this the frill stays connected to the torso and it looks pretty uncool. Move it and it looks much, much better!