Behold the Mac-Daddy of all dinosaur robots, Trypticon! Standing taller than a G2 Megatron figure, Typticon oozes with awesomesauce. The only drawback I've found with him is the number of damn pieces he has, unless you have the box to store him in. With a number of different gimmicks owners of a Trypticon will not be disappointed. In my years of collecting I've only seen 3 Trypticons in person, 2 of which I now own. The third was broken.
As stated before, Trypticon is HUGE! In his dino mode he is pretty well armed. Having two mounted shoulder missiles, a laser cannon in his mouth, and a laser in his forehead. On his chest is mounted Full-Tilt which is a drone for him to control at will. Full-Tilt is fully transformable and can deploy for stealth missions. A little trivia, Full-Tilt is playable in the Transformers Tatakai video game on the Japanese PS2. The scaling of Full-Tilt is kind of awkward as the game portrays him as being small. If you use the scaling of the actual toys, he would be like a drop ship or a vehicle for the Decepticons. Trypticon is also armed with another drone named Brunt. Brunt's main feature is his light up cannon. Not much can be said about Brunt other than that. Trypticon's main toy gimmick is walking. He's powered by 2 C cell batteries which are located in the tail.
This is probably the second coolest mode Trypticon has. Being compatible with the Stunticons or Comabitcons (of which I do not own... yet) or smaller figures this mode makes him more of a playset rather than a normal toy. In recent years there has been a couple of "bases" or "play-set" figures most notably Optimus Maximus and the Ark. But they aren't as awesome as Trypticon. In base mode Full-Tilt can launched from the tower with a launching gimmick. The parts of Brunt become towers and a large cannon for the the city. The legs fold out with a switch, which I think is damn genius. The legs can be extended even further with the use of Motormaster and Onslaught, but as stated before, I do not have those figures. Ramps are added for play value. The walking gimmick is replaced with a spinning radar dish since the connectors to the legs are separated. Brunt's tank treads provide this gimmick. On both of my figures I couldn't get the tail lasers to release so I left it up. It's not a mistake, I just didn't want to apply excessive force. Trypticon is also fully compatible with WST figures.
This is sort of a in-between Dino and City mode. The radar dishes can be replaced with guns. While in the mode, you can roll Trypticon around due to wheels on his back. I don't have much to say about the fortress mode, but it is awesome.
For added effect of this review I have decided to add in pictures of a model of Trypticon I've had lying around for a number of years. This model is a Kabaya knock off. That stands only a fraction of the height of the original toy.
I can't say that Trypticon is one of my favorite characters as he didn't have much of a role in the G1 cartoons other than stealing landmarks and getting his eyes stolen by the Ghost of Starscream, but the toy is among one of my favorites. There are barely any toys around today, other than Legos, that give you the playing/displaying options as Trypticon. I give this guy a solid 8/10. In my next review, I go for broke when I review my Holy Grail Figure. Will it live up to my expectations or have I wasted my life looking for something so diligently...