After months of having to witness excruciating teases where we caught a small glimpse of the new Transformers: Titans Return Trypticon, the entire story has finally been revealed. At the 2017 Toy Fair, the Trypticon has finally made his debut and it looks pretty good.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with this toy (we’re not sure how you could miss out on the Trypticon), this is basically a T-Rex that turns into a city and “battle base.” Yes, it is an odd addition to Transformers lore, but it is a necessity in our book. Aren’t a lot of toys from our childhood unusual? In all honesty, we believe it is the “weirdness” that makes a child enjoy a toy even more.
The age of the Trypticon shows through with his stickers. There aren’t very many stickers and the ones that you have are fairly basic. His companions, Brunt and Full Tilt got the worst of this as they barely have any form of deco, but in all actuality, it’s not that big of a deal.
We believe the City Mode is where the real fun is. The helicopter pad and the landing strip will get new stickers that have been color-coordinated with the toy’s color (aqua). Throughout the set, you’ll find fun details that have been added in, such as the computer consoles and bathroom stickers. The space bridges also get labels and coordinated stickers.
Okay, so the Trypticon here may not be a challenge to the Fortress Maximus when it comes to the size, as it clocks in at 20 inches, which is a slight bit taller than a GI toy at 19-inches. That chunky dino proportion on the T-rex is still there, regardless and in the city mode, the space bridge knees are there. The “spaceship” mode even has those false eyes. On the feet of the dino, you’ll find stability tines and when he transforms between modes, it looks really cool.
Missing Electronics, but That’s No Big Deal
Yes, Trypticon may be missing its electronics, but don’t let that fool you because it gets something that is even better. Full Tilt, which is Trypticon’s former drone, gets a huge upgrade in size, with its own Titan Master, Necro. The new design is a faithful update to the traditional design.
The space that was taken up by electronics in the original design is now dedicated to something new – one of the best play features of the whole Titans Return line. Trypticon can now “swallow” his Titan Masters and store them inside his stomach. That feature, within itself, is really amazing. If you are a fan of these toys, hearing that feature probably just made your eyes pop.
Yes, we have been waiting for quite some time for this new toy to come out and those teaser trailers only made us want it more (isn’t that what they’re for?). Overall, this new Transformers toy, Trypticon, was well worth the wait. We recommend this toy to every Transformers fan as it is just one of those toys you “must have.”