"Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Twinferno Toy Review
Release Date: October 2017
Price Point: $14.99 (Varies by retailer)
Retailer: General Release (Toys R Us, Walmart, Target etc.)
Accessories: Flames/Swords x 2
*Images and text below from Amazon.com:
Collectible Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Warriors Class figures are larger-scale figures that feature classic Transformers conversion and awesome weapon accessories. Change this Warriors Class Autobot Twinferno figure between robot and dragon fighter jet mode in 8 steps. The figure comes with 2 flame accessories. Scan the Autobot shield on this Twinferno figure to unlock a token in the mobile app (see below for app details).
As Autobot Twinferno might say, “Great minds think alike”-- at least when it comes to destroying Decepticons. The flying warrior has two minds that barely agree on anything, but that only fuels his fire for demolishing the enemy. When Autobot Twinferno is in dragon mode, he breathes fire from two heads. It’s double the trouble for the Decepticons! Join the battle with this figure based on the Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series. Choose a side, and prepare for battle!
Includes Autobot Twinferno figure, 2 accessories, and on-box instructions.
- Warriors Class Autobot Twinferno figure
- Changes between robot and dragon fighter jet mode in 8 steps
- Figure comes with 2 flame accessories
- Scan the shield to unlock a token in the app (see below for app details)
- Destroy Decepticons with Autobot Twinferno
- Figure scale: 5 inches
- Ages 6 and up
- App content ages 9 and up
- App available through June 30, 2019.
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise app works with select iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.
- Check Transformers.com for details.
- Updates may affect compatibility.
- Not available in all languages.countries.
- Hasbro is only responsible for Hasbro-generated content. Please refer to third party terms and conditions for further information.
In 1987, Transformers fans were introduced to a team of Autobots known as the Monsterbots. Each transformed into a distinct creature. One member was named Doublecross. For the most part this character was forgotten over the years until 2016 when he returned as a Titan Master named Twinferno. Now "Robots in Disguise" has its own version of the character as one of the final Warrior Class figures released for the line.
Twinferno is packaged on a blister card. The backing card features the character's artwork. If you are facing the card you will see the red "Transformers" logo set vertically on the right with the "Robots in Disguise" logo above it. The figure is packaged in robot mode inside the bubble. The insert has a photo of the vehicle mode and the art for the character on the side. The insert features a red border with Twinferno's name on the border. Also in this section is the "Combiner Force" logo. The back of the packaging has photos of the figure in both modes indicating 8 steps to transform the figure.
Twinferno's outline is very similar to his G1 counterpart. On his back he has a pair of wings (though these are much larger) and his hands are actually the heads of his beast mode. However, when you get to the smaller details on the figure he is quite different. First, he doesn't have as many intricate details as G1 Doublecross or "Titans Return" Twinferno. That is not to say he is not detailed at all, but rather he is like a streamlined version of the G1 character. The chest has some nice bulk to it and the waist area narrows before expanding out at the hips. His legs are kind of thick at the bottom with knee armor that extends up over his thighs. Perhaps the main detail to carry over from other incarnations of the character is a large circle in the middle of the body which kind of calls back to the button on G1 Doublecross' torso. If you want to stretch the design connections a bit, his head sculpt features "visor eyes" which G1 Doublecross also had.
Unlike his G1 counterpart, Twinferno is a very bright set of colors. He features bright orange and light silver plastic with some smaller parts cast in black. Silver paint is used in the middle of the torso and the face. His eyes and some detailing on the chest are painted blue. Meanwhile gold paint is used on his head, hands, waist and feet. A bit of black paint is used on the horns that extend out from the back of his hands. The finishing touch on the deco is a scannable Autobot symbol on his right shoulder. Like many of the latter day "Robots in Disguise" figures, this does not unlock the character in the official "Robots in Disguise" app, but rather it gets you a token you can use to unlock other prizes.
Twinferno has fourteen points of articulation. This includes four in each arm and three in each leg. He does not have waist articulation. The figure includes two accessories, each looking like a plume of fire. On the end is a square peg that can attach to the mouths on his hands, making it look like he is shooting fire out from his hands (which is awesome). On the side of the accessories are 5mm pegs, which you can attach to the 5mm ports on the bottom of the lower jaw pieces. This makes them look more like swords, which is also awesome!
Transformation to Vehicle Mode:
- Detach the weapons and set them aside for now.
- Swing the arms up.
- Swing the wings forward, connecting them to the arms.
- Swing the cockpit piece on the back over the robot head.
- Push each robot foot in.
- Swing the lower legs out to the side, then over the thighs.
- On the back of the rear of the vehicle you will see small tabs on either side. This connects to a corresponding slot on the lower legs.
- The flames can be attached to either the mouths in front or the back of the vehicle as exhaust.
With Twinferno being a homage to G1 Doublecross, you would think that "Robots in Disguise" Twinferno would have a beast mode, but well...not exactly. Adopting the design philosophy previously reserved for Decepticons, Twinferno is a vehicle with beast-like features. Most of the vehicle looks like a stealth bomber, featuring a curved cockpit in the middle and wings curving out to the sides. The rear section has both vertical and horizontal stabilizer fins. So far it is a pretty standard "scifi" looking bomber, but then you add on the two dragon heads flanking the cockpit and it becomes a whole new level of weird, but it is a cool kind of weird. To me it looks like some weird vehicle that you may have seen in an old Godzilla film and I think it's hilarious and cool all at the same time.
Like the robot mode, this form mostly shows off bright oranage plastic. The front and back mostly have silver plastic. The windows on the cockpit section are blue. The edges of each wing are painted gold. I do wish there was more paint detail on this figure as there is plenty of sculpted detail, but it gets a bit lost in the uniform plastic colors.
The flame accessories can be attached to the insides of the dragon mouths or the rear section as exhaust. There is a 5mm port in the middle of the vehicle allowing you to attach an extra weapon from another figure.
Twinferno is a fun figure and his aesthetic is a nice callback to G1 Doublecross while also fitting right in with the world of "Robots in Disguise". Some fans will find him too simplistic for their tastes, and I totally get that. For fans of "Robots in Disguise" however this is a cool addition to your Autobot army.
- Fun homage.
- Goofy but fun vehicle mode.
- Flame accessories are fun.
- Could use more deco.
- Waist articulation would have been nice to have.