Next up we've got a look at one of the Legends class Generations toys who've yet to hit shelves - it's Autobot Gears with Autobot Eclipse
! This duo are a part of a Legends assortment which by all rights should be out right now - the following wave, with Cliffjumper, is already at US retail, so who knows when these two might make their appearance?
Gears is, simply put, fantastic. We've been waiting a good long while for an updated, Classics-style Gears to round out the original six Minibots (if you count Botcon 2007 Huffer - if not, rumor goes there's a new one of him coming too...) . Like the Generation 1 toy, this new Gears shares a mold with Swerve. The truck mode is spot-on to Gears, with the robot mode only lacking a little red on the flat panel behind the head and the cheeks to really seal the deal. Like Swerve he's got decent articulation, serviceable but not mind-blowing, and no head articulation sadly. Eclipse, an update of Micromaster Eagle Eye, is a cool little addition and as with Flanker, who came with Swerve, he makes a great gun for his partner robot.
Together these two make a great set, and will be worth tracking down, as and when they make an appearance at retail. Check out our gallery and see what you think: Generations Autobot Gears with Eclipse Gallery