Transformers Prime: Knock Out Robots in Disguise (RiD) Deluxe Review

Monday, May 14, 2012

"I like the way I look in steel-belted radials"

The Decepticon "medic" who helped buff the unconscious Megatron, Knock Out was also responsible for helping the Decepticons build their new ground bridge transportation device.  Unlike Ratchet, Knock Out also goes on away missions such as his trip to retrieve a long lost Decepticon relic.

Transformers Prime line of toys in full swing, Hasbro releases the Robots in Disguise (RiD) deluxe wave 3 with Vehicon, Knockout, and Hot Shot (a redeco'ed Bumblebee).

Packaging front and back:

Tech Specs on side of Package:

Alt Front:

Lack of silver paint at the front but overall really nice mold that's accurate to the show

Alt Right:

His wheels are missing yellow paint for the rims and the side vents.

Alt Left:

The white/silver paint should start from the front of the car and diffuse from the middle of the car to the back of the car.  The lower part of the car is missing white/silver stripes that go from thicker at the front to thinner at the rear wheel.  White/silver paint should frame the windows.  The darker red paint isn't found on the cartoon.

Alt bottom:

A sleek bottom

Alt Top:

It would've been nice is Hasbro painted the back window black.

Alt back:

Hasbro ran out of money for paint apps.


The included weapon resembles the scepter relic that was only used for one episode


Bot comparison to cartoon show:

The Hasbro cartoon looks sleek and awesome.  The toy looks goofy.  There is just so much not cartoon accurate on the toy like: incorrectly shaped shoulders, much too big chest piece, lack of abs showing, missing yellow paint apps on knee, inner shoulder, and head crest, missing grey on knee, toe should be grey, lack of darker red on leg, and hollow arms.

Bot Front:

Bot Left and Right:

Bot Back:

Peg holes on his back perfect for storing his scepter


His head is held up by a spring.  He's hollow behind his chest piece.

Poor arms:

The windows get in the way of articulation but with a little work you can get his arm fully bent.

One handed weapon:

Two handed weapon:


Large shoulders limit this arm movements. He has no hip movement. His shoulder area limits his head movement.

Knock Out and Vehicon:

With the wave 1-3 RiD Decepticon team:

Height comparison:

Shortest of the bunch

This is a poor representation of the cartoon show of a bot mold. One of the worst in the RiD line. I only got him because it was part of an assortment to get Vehicon. The only saving feature of this toy is the sleek vehicle mode but the paint job on it isn't so good. I would avoid picking up this toy unless you really want the full TV cast.

*Edit* He's growing on me if you adjust his shoulders like this.

Eric Toy Score: 2 out of 5
Publisher: Hasbro
Year: April 2012
Price: $14.99


mistransformed. Look up proper transformation of this figure first.

@romxxi Where is it mistransformed? I think I can angle the shoulders better so the headlights sit higher in bot mode but otherwise it's good.

There are two cutouts in the underside of the left and right side panels that the headlights are in. The hood/chest fits into those two cut outs. That pulls the headlights together and keeps them where they are supposed to sit, higher on the chest. This also helps to align the head better. That is why he said it was mis-transformed.

@romxxi, @Anonymous OK i've updated most of the pics with the fixed shoulder placement. Improves it a bit but I wish the shoulders sit up higher.

You're missing another step that REALLY helps the look of this figure - to pop out the chest part a little bit (as much as the spring gismo lets you). It really adds some dimension to the chest almost like the abs on the CG model, combined with the placement of the shoulder pads. It looks really nice, I thought, in person anyway. Check out the pics at to see what I mean if my description isn't enough. I really found it helped a lot (I just got Knockout today).

Never mind, I see you added a picture with the pop-out of the chest.

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