Sunday, October 12, 2014

Transformers: Prime Cyberverse Legion Class Knock Out Part 1

That smirk

Another "Transformers: Prime" Cyberverse Legion Class review, about a month after Blight, nut this one has nothing to do with Abominus's combination. As a matter of fact, it's not even from "Beast Hunter". ^^

"Transformers: Prime" Cyberverse Legion Class Knock Out
Production company: Hasbro
Release date: August 2012
Price: US$5.99
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Knock Out is one of my favorite characters from the entire "Transformers: Prime" series. ^^ He's quite a weasel, but much smarter than Starscream in everything that he does. XD While his designated role according to this Cyberverse Legion Class figure's package label is "Weapons Specialist", Knock Out was first introduced to the show (Episode 10 if I remember correctly) as the doctor Starscream summoned to repair Megatron, a task he performed "marvellously" XD

Knock Out doing more than what he should to help Megatron. ^^
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

Following the events in "Predacons Rising", Knock Out becomes a member of the Autobots, which is a pretty funny story in its own right. ^^

Knock Out "joining" the Autobots.
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

In terms of the figure, this is actually the second Cyberverse Legion Class release of Knock Out. The original version features a more screen-accurate color scheme, and weapons for Knock Out, but it was bundled with an Energon Driller. Knowing that I'll never get the Energon Driller set - I don't love Knock Out that much to be willing to spend on that "accessory", ^^; I got this redeco version instead. ^^

There are also Deluxe Class versions of Knock Out in the market right now (original Robot in Disguise version, Takara Tomy's Arms Micron version, and Beast Hunters), but for some unknown nitpick I never felt like getting any of them. Perhaps one day I'll regret my decision, and put Knock Out on my list of missed item to get back (^^;).

Front view of the blister pack.

"Cyberverse Command Your World Knock Out Weapons Specialist".

Image of the Decepticon legion on the left hand side of the card.

The figure can be seen very easily and clearly through the clear shell.

Information about Knock Out on the package's right hand side.

Top and bottom faces of the blister pack.

Introduction of the character, as well as images of the figure in robot and vehicle modes on the back of the package.

The package is carefully cut from its side in order for the content to be removed.

The plastic tray that holds Knock Out.

Front view of the content.

Rear view of the content.

The complete backdrop with the remaining edges of the cut plastic cover removed.

Knock Out is shown standing between Megatron and Soundwave in the image. It's a position he would not like to have I believe. XD

The cardboard label for the top, side and bottom faces of the plastic container.

A straight-out-of-box display of Legion Class Knock Out.

The neatly folded instruction sheet on Knock Out's transformation.

Just six steps to transform Knock Out from his default robot to vehicle mode. ^^

More images of the figure:

Closeups on the details:

[Head & body]





The overall paint scheme is alright in my opinion. The two colors used, orange, and maroon are at least harmonious in tone, and the latter is actually a designated color on the character. The bonus pattern on either side of the arms is not exactly too unique in design, but more of that can be seen in vehicle mode, so I'll save my comment on that to the next posting. ^^

Despite the color change, the main figure itself is exactly the same as the original one from the Energon Driller set. Some of Knock Out's characteristic features, like the headlights on its chest, grille on its abdomen, and sharp-tipped feet can be seen on this small-sized figure. Due to the figure's size, those mentioned features are just somewhat close to their actual on-screen designs, but they are pretty well done. ^^

The smirk molded on the figure's face is really the icing on the cake. ^^ It's a good piece of details to portray Knock Out's characteristic I suppose, even though everything he does, or says is enough to show off his special trait. ^^ For a figure though, the smirk is the best feature to distinguish him from the rest of the more serious, combat-minded characters. ^^

A look at Shockblade, a clear purple blaster-sword combo weapon included for this redeco version of Knock Out.

Four straight pegs on the weapon.

The weapon as a sword.

Multiple ways to mount Shockblade to either forearm as an arm blaster, or something like that. XD

There's a slot on Knock Out's back that can be used to mount the weapon.

As you may expect, mounting the weapon on the back can be done via different configurations as well. ^^

Moving on to the transformation sequence of Knock Out in the next posting. ^^

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