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First/Last Comic Appearance (US) -
First/Last Comic Appearance (UK) - Issue 187, October 15th 1988
First/Last Cartoon Appearance - The Transformers: The Movie, August 8th 1986 / Episode 78 (Season 3 #13), October 13th 1986
First Toy Appearance - 1986
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Manufacturer - Perfect Effect
- Added an Autobot symbol to the chest
When I first saw Rewind in the movie, I instantly took a liking to his colour scheme, which is so simple but so effective. Black and white always works well. Perfect Effect have homaged him, but have they done a good job? Should you fast-forward to your local importer to pick him up, or stop in your tracks?
Appearance (Robot Mode) 8/10
Rewind is one of my new arrivals, and very welcome he is. His colour scheme has always been a fovourite of mine, and he really 'pops' here. It matches the original toy so well, but adds in a much mure modern aesthetic. One gripe would be that the head sculpt is a little 'flat', but then I guess so was the original toy. However, I was very disappointed that his right bicep has not been painted silver, which really is not good enough.
Appearance (Alternate Mode) 5/10
Another Perfect Effect cassette mould, another gun. I would like something different in all honesty, and this is a worse gun than the 'Shadow Warrior' mould. It does not hold together very well, and you have to keep tinkering to get the barrels aligned. But I suppose only a lunatic would display this in anything other than 'bot mode. I need to see if Blaster's fist holes are big enought to wield him - I suppose that would look pretty nice...
This follows a similar blueprint as Shadow Warrior, but is less successful because of the fact the gun doesn't hold together too well. You have to make sure that the shoulders are at the correct angle when hiding the head for the transformation. One very neat part is that both the gun barrels can be shortened, so that they are less obtrusive in robot mode.
You get what you pay for. The small Perfect Effect figures never get you much plastic for your money but they often come up trumps with the articulation they offer. This mould is no exception. However, I have Eject and Rewind, and they both have an issue with their right hip, where the leg will pop off the ball joint with very little encouragement. Because both suffer with it, I suggest that the mould itself is faulty. It's a shame, because I kept having to put the leg back on while posing them.
Other than the aforementioned loose hip issue, I have no complaints. Considering the amount of articulation packed into this figure, you would think it would feel flimsy, but it does not. This is testament to perfect Effect's skill.
Overall - 36/50
I am pretty cross with Perfect Effect that they omitted to paint one of Rewind's biceps, which spoils an otherwise great-looking little robot. Perhaps I will correct it myself, one day. This aside, Rewind is still a nice figure, and a welcome accompaniment to Blaster.