Another Mixmaster will shortly be available to Transformer collectors, and this time out he may be the best one yet!
If you have not already watched our video preview of Generation Toy’s GT-01B , we highly recommend taking just a few minutes of your time to see this excellent figure in action. The short video is only 8 minutes long.
In an effort to focus on the toy’s transformation, I kept my video coverage of this preview figure brief and mostly silent. I chose to skip the commentary with this first video, and this may change in future videos. However, you can clearly see that the engineering on display with GT-01B is solid and intuitive. I quickly became very fond of this figure after handling him for a few minutes.
It is immediately apparent from the outset that this version of Mixmaster is the best we’ve seen to date. The Constructicon looks great in all three of his modes. The robot mode is solid with lots of posing options. The cement mixer truck looks like an actual construction vehicle this time too. Finally his leg mode is sturdy with a great range in the tilt motion.
As far as the build quality, the plastic used in this sample is solid. He is very hefty in hand. We believe there is diecast metal in his legs and waist. Joints are either ratcheted or decently tight. Panels and pegs tab in securely in most spots, holding him together well in all modes. There are satisfying clicks when transforming GT-01B.
His six tires appear to be a rubber-like plastic, but not a super soft rubber like old G1. It feels a bit sturdier. In addition, the rubberized tires help with stability when Mixmaster is in leg mode and limits how much the foot can slide.
There appears to be multiple options when positioning the piece above his head in robot mode, as it can both twist and tilt backwards. His hands can rotate, and the long heel spurs on his feet allow him to stand solidly. Finally, it looks like there is a hidden weapon or feature within his cement drum in robot mode.
The block containing the guns above his head attach via a set of pegs. I believe this part is removable due to how the connector port behind it will connect to the torso. This piece is only one of a few things a bit loose on this sample, and most likely will be improved for the final release.
Unfortunately in our rush to produce the video and capture initial photos, we did not have the recent Combiner Wars Devastator readily available for comparison photos. However, with the upcoming preview of GT-01A Scraper; we will have the Hasbro combiner on hand. At that time, we will revisit GT-01B and provide updated comparison photos.
Also in comparison you can see how large GT-01B is. He is easily voyager-class scaled or bigger. The future combined Devastator from Generation Toy is going to be utterly massive once the full team of six Constructicons are available. That leads into…
Where He Fits in Your Collection
If you’re ready to add this Mixmaster figure to your collection, GT-01B and the rest of the Gravity Builder team are currently up for pre-order at TCP right now.
In addition, if you pre-order the full set you will also get the bonus item GT-01G Tyrant!