I was surprised to get myself a Mindwipe so early. Out of all the Wave 2 guys, this was the one I was most excited for. Vampire bat alt mode?! A robot hypnotist? A speaker of robotic spirits!? This guy is creepy and weird and I love it! I never had any Headmasters as a kid, but I always loved the Decepticon Headmasters. Turning into robot monsters and animals? Awesome! Anyways, it's been a long time since Mindwipe got an actual headmaster toy. Since G1 even. So I was quite excited to get this figure after Skullcruncher in Wave 1. Bring on Weirdwolf and I'll be all set for 1987! Alt Mode Alt mode is a pretty awesome vampire bat. It's loaded with a lot of robotic detail that screams "robot bat." I love it like this. I've always preferred robotic beasts over organic beasts in Transformers. There's not much to it though, other than looking good. The wings can fold in, the cockpit hatch opens, and the mouth opens up. So far without having Weirdwolf, this one already towers over the other guys in alt mode. Vorath Vorath, the Nebulon scientist is the head for Mindwipe. He's...well he's a TR Headmaster. Nothing much to say. Like the other Wave 2 guys he lacks any paint in Headmaster mode. That's about it here. Transformation Normally I don't bother too much with the transformation process in photo reviews but I REALLY love the transformation for this one. Basically the core premise is that the bottom of the bat is the top of the robot, and the front of the bat becomes the back of the robot. The wings become the legs, and the bat legs become the arms. The small bat wings rotate to sit behind the robot shoulders. Then the rest is pretty self explanatory. Bring the arms down, rotate them at the upper arms, flip out the fists, and plug in Vorath. Robot Mode Robot mode is....awesome! This is what really sold me on him. Personally, I think Mindwipe looks fantastic. The colors work, his proportions are pretty great, and his head just looks great. I think he looks pretty creepy as his G1 bio says he is. My only complaint is that the way the wings turn into the legs, his calfs are huge but his thighs are small. Still, I'll take this. Goddamn this is a good robot mode! His accessories are his Viper Pistol and a shield...which look great. I have no real complaints here. His pistol is G1 as hell and I love it, and the shield is a good use of a partsforming piece. Height wise...he's actually a bit shorter than Skullcruncher and Hardhead. I love it! I love Transformers that are sized differently as it gives a sense of diversity in the line up. Articulation His articulation is pretty great! He's got the usual points, sans wrists, but he has double jointed elbows due to his transformation, and a waist joint. This means he can be quite expressive, even with his short thighs. Closing Thoughts Mindwipe is an excellent addition to the TR G1 Headmaster line up. I highly recommend him. From great bat mode loaded with detail to an equally great robot mode, with great accessories and articulation, it's hard to go wrong with this guy.