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One of the more memorable things about the current RID show is its cast of really unique Decepticon designs, some of which are getting proper toys at long last. So let's start them off with the ordinary humanoid dude!

In alt mode, Fracture is a motorcycle, of the chopper variety. Choppers are badass looking vehicles that tend to be cool on the rare occasion that they pop up in Transformers, and this is no exception. Fracture is a slick, mean looking bike with lots of sharp angles. He has a tasty purple, black and red color scheme, and a massive exhaust pipe made from his weapon, which is kind of very obviously an accessory, but I think it just manages to pull it off. And if you transform it into the gun form, I think it actually makes a pretty convincing attack mode. The one downside is that the frame of the bike is very thick, so if you're a person who needs your bikeformers to be ridden, that may turn you off. But in terms of looks, I think it still looks sleek enough.

For being a Warrior class toy, Fracture has a really good transformation that I actually think manages to do a better job at turning a bike into a robot and vice versa than some proper Deluxe bikeformers. For one thing, his front wheel makes a really tight backpack that doesn't mess with his look at all, unlike say, the Prime Arcees who leave theirs just kind of hanging there as ugly kibble. And going to bike mode, he doesn't have that stupid overly specific lining up of tabs nonsense a lot of bikes do with one of their wheels that I hate, instead just having the rear wheel form up as you lock the legs together. Being a Warrior toy, this transformation's focus is on being simple and quick, and this one succeeds at that while also being intuitive and smart.

Fracture's robot mode is accurate to the show model in details, but admittedly lacks a lot of bulk. But really, he's a bike, so turning into a robot as bulky as a carformer shouldn't be expected. I'll blame this one on the show model cheating. He still looks very nice, and pretty kibble free, aside from the wheel halves in his legs and a compact wheel backpack. Articulation is very nice. His joint layout is technically very basic with nothing truly special, but I think the execution of a lot of his joints is well done, so he winds up being impressively flexible. I do really wish his neck was more than just a swivel, though, and a waist would have been nice.

Fracture's one accessory is the badass looking rifle that's spent pretty much the entire show just sitting there on his back, seemingly existing just to give him a cool silhouette. And it does that just fine, but he can also hold it, in a variety of ways. There's this weird thing he can do with some extra pegs to imitate a rifle pose, but I think it's kind of silly and unnecessary, as really, he's poseable enough to do a two handed stance with the normal peg. Personally, I like to have him hold it as an underslung cannon, I think that looks pretty nice.

I've gone pretty light on RID, as this is only my third Warrior toy, and I've got to say he's my favorite by a landslide. Fracture may be one of the least unique RID Decepticon designs, but this is a very fun figure with a smart transformation and two very solid modes. Really looking forward to Thunderhoof and Quillfire, and I honestly now hope to see more Warrior waves revealed, hopefully full of Decepticons! WarriorsoftheothertwoPackmembersplsHasbro
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Comic update
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I see Incinerator has given up on the life of bounty hunting.

Random question, what's that on Breakdown's back? Through the hole that sticks up on the backpack?

I love the contrast between Breakdown being ready to kick all their asses and Knock Out just giving up and smiling.

D'aww, Chromia is really cute there.

THEW STUNTICON REFERENCE YES


Another good update! The comic had been slow for a while, but things are getting going in the past few updates.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Now he's a background guy

The hammer

I wrote Knockout specifically with Darren Norris talking 

Finally you admit it 

I'm proud of that


When did it drop and pick back up?
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well, it's something!

But it's black

As one should.

Yey

I wonder what they could be hiding in their lockers


It kinda dropped when they were just walking around in the middle of nowhere without much really happening besides occasionally running into some enemy.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Comic update
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I like seeing a KO/BD duo where Breakdown does more talking and has more say in things.

Huh. Don't remember seeing Chromia's eyelids before.

Ooooh, that transformation reason was actually clever!

I thought that was Swerve at first when I saw the gun. Actually a good idea for that toy though, since Optimus had a triple barreled rifle in DOTM and AOE.

Nice, Orion already!
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
More Spanish to spout

They've been there before

Yes! I'm proud of that

Imagine the dramatic "DUH DUH     DUH DUH" from DOTM when Orion walked forward. The one that played when the Autobots were revealed to not be dead

I want to do the cute family stuff ^.^
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Ye

Ah. Must've missed them.

I liked the effect of the sparks flying between the wheel and Breakdown's face.

Yeah, I know what you mean.

Hooray!
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Greigio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
How you doing, Seeker?
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
I'm alright.

Something wrong with the other comment line... ?
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