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Series: Power of the Primes
Allegiance: Autobot
Categories: Legends
Function: Geologist
Year: 2017

The Autobots and Decepticons use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the Autobot geologist Beachcomber wield this epic power?

Robot Mode: I seem to write that a lot lately, but that doesn’t make it any less true. This figure looks like it stepped right off the TV screen. It’s Beachcomber, pretty much exactly like he appeared in the original cartoon.

Apart from the superb likeness, Beachcomber is also an excellent Legends-class figure. Nicely detailed, very good articulation, no flaws. If you really, desperately want to find something to fault in this figure, the only thing I can think of is the lower legs, which are hollow and have strange-looking heel spurs. Apart from that, though, nothing to complain about at all. For all intents and purposes, this is THE Beachcomber robot, period.

Alternate Mode: Beachcomber transforms into the familiar beach buggy we know from the TV screen. The vehicle folds together very nicely and has an open seat which can fit a Titan Master or Prime Master. And while Beachcomber doesn’t carry a gun, there is the option of plugging one into the back of the car mode, if you want him armed. So bottom line, a good adaption of the classic Beachcomber vehicle mode. No complaints at all.

Remarks: Beachcomber was among the many Autobots who simply appeared out of nowhere in the second season of the original G1 cartoon. He was among those who managed to get a sort-of spotlight episode, though, taking center stage in “The Golden Lagoon”, a powerful episode about the cost of war. With his peace-loving ways and affinity to nature, he remains one of my favorite characters and, far more importantly, he is my wife’s absolute favorite Transformers character (to the point where Beachcomber has moved from my display case to her desk).

So bottom line for this figure: the best Beachcomber we’ve had yet, pretty much exactly like he was in the cartoon. No room for complaint unless you really don’t like the character at all.

Rating: A-
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