Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Long Haul Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

My wife got this for my son today when we went to the mall, a Long Haul figure by Hasbro for their 2010 Transformers line of Legends Class toys. As soon as he fell asleep I was able to pry it away from him in order to do a review *snicker*

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010
This toy was on sale and cost us about $3.65, but its original price was around $8.00. I see it retailing at Amazon for about $7.94

This is a day of firsts for me as this is the first time that I got to take a look into the "modern" Transformer toy designs and I have to say there is little difference with the G1 line of toys by Takara Tomy in the early 80's that started it all. Wasn't able to get a package shot as my son already ripped it apart on the way home... hehehe, but there is a shot of the packaging at the Hasbro website, here. The toy also came with a 14 digit code that could be entered at the Transformers website in order to take part in the "Hunt for the Decepticons" game. Sadly though, that game promotion already ended on January 31, 2011... hehehe

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

As a little background, Long Haul was part of the Constructicons and is also therefore a Decepticon bad guy. He transforms from robot form into a dump truck. This 2010 design however is just a standalone design, therefore no merging to form Devastator with this little guy.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

This toy is designated for kids 5 years and above. I strongly don't recommend this being around kids younger than that as this toy's leg's can be easily detached from the hip, which in turn they could accidentally choke on.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Continuing from what I've said, the picture above shows the two legs attached to a ball joint which can be easily detached during transformations to its truck mode. Despite that little setback, its the ball joint that allows for an "open-leg" pose to be possible to give it that cool standing look.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

The knees and elbows don't bend and the arms don't open. The toy doesn't come with any sort of armament although the hands are in a semi-open fist position.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

For the back rear wheel, only the outer wheel is real and can turn, while the inner rear wheel is just a plastic mold that has a slightly smaller diameter than the outer wheel.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Here's some shots of Legends Class Long Haul against a ruler for reference.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Here's some pictures of Long Haul in Truck mode

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Here's how the transformation sequence of Long Haul works.

First you open up the front leg covers

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Join the legs together, joining the nub and groove together to get a tight fit.

Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Arms are then folded in then afterwards the legs are also folded inward.
Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

It should look like this afterwards.
Long Haul - Legends Class 2010

Lastly for this review, I just have to be amazed with the detail of this Decepticon logo. Considering that this is a very small toy! Gotta love technology.
Long Haul - Legends Class 2010