Hello everybody, and welcome to a string of reviews I plan to do involving the Titan's Return line. I have a lot of figures to get through and they'll be in whatever order I want, but I hope you enjoy what I have in stored for you guys.
Today we'll be looking at a former Targetmaster turned Headmaster, who's gotten an updated look that's more G1 than his previously released figure. But despite that, this old soldier has some life left in him.
So, without further ado, may I present to you the Titan's Return Deluxe class figure, Kup!
So here we have Kup in his package, and you can see he's part of the Titans Return line, as well as a glimpse of what he has with him.
And on the back of the packaging you can see who else comes with him in this line. And we'll be getting to them at some point. So, let's get him out of the package and see how he really looks.
So here we have Kup out of his package and looking quite a bit like his G1 counterpart. I don't think there are many others in this line that can say that here. He's got the right color and the right look, which is a plus for me.
Getting up close to the head sculpt you can see that it's very much a Kup face, looking grumpy and tired of those darn kids and their rock n'roll! But he warms up when he's got a story to tell, and he's got a lot of them.
Unfortuantely for Kup, he's got robot back problems. He'd look into getting that fix but robot health care isn't what it used to be. He's got a decent amount of posing options, though, inducing a waist swivel, which is always nice.
And like recent Titans Return releases, Kup comes with two guns. Here he is doing his best Dirty Harry impression. He's very good at it.
Like others from this line, the guns can combine into one super gun, which any Titanmaster can sit in. Here we have Titanmaster Brawn as an example.
Now for some comparisons.
Here we have Kup with Titans Return Chromedome. Kup is a half a head taller than the Chromedome, which shows that this old soldier didn't shrink in his old age.
For a size comparison, here is Kup with Generations Brainstorm, showing how the old soldier scales here.
Here we have Kup with DX9's Toufold, their version of a Legends size Kup.
Now, I do have Generations Kup, but as he's a real hassle to trasnform, I'm not going to do any robot comparisons with him. Instead, we'll skip to TR Kup's transformation. There's nothing to note with the transformation itself and there's nothing to really look out for. It's simple so just follow the directions and you're good.
And soon, you go from Kup in robot mode.
To Kup in his G1 alt-mode, looking very much like a Cybertronian pickup truck.
Really, when I got Kup in alt-mode, I thought was "Yup, that's a G1 Kup to me."
What impresses me is how well TR Kup hides the robot bits. You can't really look at him and pick out the robot stuff. It's rather impressive.
Moving on, with regards to weapon placement. You do have a few options. For example, you have ports on the sides to place the guns there so that Kup can shoot at targets in front of him.
Or you can put them on the back and give it more of a turret feel. Unfortunately there's no real way to get the combined gun in alt-mode, so you have to make due. But you do have some options with regards to Titanmasters. Speaking of, let's talk about Kup's.
Here we have Flintlock, the Targetmaster turned Headmaster. And as it's been the case for the Titanmasters after the first wave, the're not painted aside from the head on the back. Which is a shame because some of these guys have detail that are just begging to be painted.
Here's some of Flintlock's mobility. He wants a hug!
And for some quick comparisons, here is Flintlock with Brawn.
And like any other Titanmaster, Flintlock can drive his buddy around. They fit the old man dynamic well together.
Now for some quick comparisons.
Here is Kup with fellow Targetmaster turned Headmaster, Blurr.
Here he is with Reveal the Shield Hot Rod.
And lastly, here is Kup with his Generations counterpart and DX9's Legends counterpart. You can see how different the coloring is, which now makes me question if Kup was more blue or more green.
Still, it's nice to have a G1 looking Kup, even if he's a Headmaster now. Though there is a Takara version coming out that is more of a Targetmaster, but I'm happy with what I got.
But speaking of Targetmasters becoming Headmasters, we have a couple more coming up, including one that's been more of a Hot Rod to his unit as of late. Until then.