Like Combiner Wars previously, Titans Return isn’t a total homage to only Headmasters. There aren’t a ton of Headmasters to pull from so some character who weren’t originally Headmasters get roped into the mix as well. I’m not super keen on picking up a lot of the non Headmaster Titan Masters, the way I passed on all of the non combining Combiner Wars characters. Blurr however is a character seriously in need of an updated toy, and this Blurr is a really good representation of the original Blurr, especially compared to the previous Generations Blurr. The old Blurr is a good toy, it’s not a particularly great G1 Blurr.
The best part of this updated Blurr is how lithe his design is. Blurr is known for being fast. He has a sleek fast car, he talks extremely quickly, he should have a fast robot. The Generations Blurr was based on the Drift Mold, and it had a ton of chunky car kibble that kind of restricted a lot of his movement. I mean no, the toy doesn’t move on it’s own, but it helps if the design conveys the idea behind the character.
Also, unlike the Generations Blurr, Titans Return Blurr’s vehicle mode looks much more like the original G1 Blurr’s Cybertronian car. The core difference is that the little Titan Master can ride in the car’s seat and drive it. Transformation is pretty simple but it works well and does the job very well.
The Titan Master is pretty much the same as all of the others in this line, aside from the little pop up head crest. In head mode, there is a little bit that pops up to form Blurr’s head crest. It’s a small but nice detail.
One last side note, this figure was remolded into Titans Return Brainstorm, and is exclusive to Walgreens stores. From what I can tell pretty much everything that applies to Blurr, applies to Brainstorm, though there is a bit of remolding. I don’t intend to pick up TR Brainstorm since I am happy with the Generations Brainstorm, but I wanted to point out that this mostly applies to the other toy as well.
The overall verdict though for Blurr is that it’s an all around really nice Transformer. He’s definitely one of the better figures in the Titans Return line up. Despite not originally being a Headmaster, the added gimmick of the little robot pilot adds some nice fun to the design.