So much to hate in such a tiny figure. I had high hopes for Skullsmasher, I figured he changed his name from Skullcruncher so he could move forward in life and become a Decepticon to be reckoned with. I was very, very wrong. He is extremely light which means the crocodile head on his back makes him tip over easily. His hip joints are extremely loose which makes him even harder to stand and pose, this is apparently a common issue on this figure. His tail weapon? Shield? I honestly have no idea what is it supposed to be, but it also makes him tip. Check out the limited images below because this figure just would not cooperate.
Crocodile Mode & Drax
What Skullsmasher lacks in Robot Mode he makes up for in Crocodile Mode. He is easy to transform, the red and green color scheme looks great, and they even put detail into his mouth when you open it. There are notable issues with this mode as well though, his front feet take some manipulation to get them flat on the ground other wise they just kind of float in the air and look weird. His back has a rubber rectangle that opens up for the Titan Master (AKA Head Master) Drax to sit in but the piece does not sit well and it can fall down inside the figure. Titan Master Drax is not very detailed at all and could really have used some additional love in the creation process.
Compared to the Leader Class Titans Return Galvatron Skullsmasher is not much smaller and should fall right in line with the Titans Returns figures. I usually take more comparison photos but this figure was not cooperating so he only gets one.
In conclusion I have decided that Titans Return Skullsmasher & Drax should be sent DIRECTLY to the smelting pits of Cybertron and disposed of. The figure does not do the original character any justice and besides it looking great in crocodile mode it still has too many issues to lift it out of the hole. Skullsmasher is even too much of a piece of garbage for the Junkions to want to take him for scrap metal. If you do pick up Skullsmasher & Drax your best displaying option is Crocodile mode. I give Skullsmasher 1 out of 5 PUNCHES.
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