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Ravimus' review of: Spittor

Name: Spittor
Allegiance: Predacon
Function: Surprise Attack

More poisonous than a Cybertron razor snake, Spittor can immobilize an enemy in less than seven seconds. Highly sensitive microchips existing just millimeters below his "skin" instantly release venom on contact with aggressors. When on the attack, his powerful legs allow him to leap in front of enemies over 100 yards away. After catching them off guard, he releases his head-butting poison tongue to knock 'em out cold. Talk about tough, this guy doesn't feed on flies, he feeds on Maximals!

Spittor is one of the early Beast Wars figures. He was recoloured into Transmetal Spittor as a European exclusive, and Scuba for the Beast Wars II line. He also made an appearance in IDW's Beast Wars comic's. I liked the look of Spittor, so I picked him up a few years ago, and I don't regret it. As with most Beast Wars basics, he's quite nifty. Now for the review...

Beast Mode:
Spittor is a frog in beast mode. I'm not sure what kind. Some of his features make him look like a toad. But he's a frog no less. The main colours on Spittor are royal blue and orange, with some black and green used for the eyes. A very nice paint job indeed. He has "bumpy" detailing on his back and legs, which makes him that more realistic. He also has a good range of poseablity. You can create great leaping poses. His mouth can also open and close. You can press a button on his back for his "tongue" to shoot out. It's a pretty good gimmick, though you can see that that the end of the tongue is his robot head. Overall, an excellent beast mode.

Robot Mode:
And it only gets better from there. Most of the same colours from his beast mode carry over to this mode, with more black showing. His head is translucent royal blue, with green eyes, and an orange vertical mouth. His feet and hands are webbed, and his shins have some detailed, it's a shame they didn't paint some of it silver or black. Poseability is excellent in this mode, but his arms are extremely long, and makes putting him in a cool pose a little difficult. The same gimmick carries over to this mode. You can press a button on his back, and his head will spring up. It's actually surprising how long his neck can extend, and though some fans may think this is a bit silly, I quite like it. This is a fine robot mode.

Transformation: 4. Slightly harder than a flip changer, but shouldn't be too difficult.
Durability: 10. I've had mine about 5 years and nothing has broken or look's weak.
Fun: 8.5. It's a shame he doesn't have more weapons.
Price: 10. You can get him on eBay for about $5.
Overall: 8.5. A great little figure for any one's collection, good luck finding him.

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