Transformers Collection Catalog, No. 179 to No. 181
Reflector (a.k.a. Refraktor) (2019)
Siege Refraktor Reconnaissance Team 3-Pack
First Appearance: The Transformers (G1 cartoon), Season 1, Episode 1, "More than Meets the Eye, Part 1", 1984
Current US Price (MISB Full Set): $69.99
For a combiner of a different kind, let's take a look at Reflector (or Refraktor™️ because trademarks are silly). From left to right it's Spectro (red), Viewfinder (green chest), and Spyglass (yellow chest). At least that's how it went in the toys, where each component had a name and a different color.
On the show, they were more of a hive mind collective, with no individual names or personalities and a unified purple, silver and green look. Basically what we got for the retail release.
The 3-pack comes with some extra accessories that lend verisimilitude, but for me the real draw was getting them all in one go. The weird little space skiff gun mode thing is just a nonstarter.
Personally, I feel like HasTak should have skipped that mode altogether and sold Reflector as a set both at retail and online. Maybe the retail set is cartoon colors, the online set toy colors. That would have gotten some folks to double-dip, I'm sure.
The camera mode, though, just look at it. Yeah, it's just three cubes smooshed together, but it works. As for the robot modes, since they really just turn into cubes, they are super clean and drone-bot-looking, with decent if not amazing poseability. And this set at least has some nice, premium paint apps to boot. Only thing better would have been a G1 faceplate for Viewfinder.
If you haven't already found and picked up a trio of retail Reflectors, this is a really good way to go, as long as you act fast before they're snapped up and you're paying inflated secondary market prices.
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