Unboxing LightCore Drobot
What? LightCore Drobot, Tech Element
Where Did You Get It? Toys'R'Us.com
What Did It Cost? $11.99 plus tax, free freight
What is Included? LC Drobot, Stat Card, and a Sticker Sheet with Web Code
What Lights Up? The center portion of his back...sadly, that is all.
What Was Stock Like? I have yet to enter a store that did NOT have LC Drobot.
Quick Character Info:
Slogan: "Blink and Destroy!"
I know Drobot is a fan favorite and not many are complaining about him getting both a Series 2 remodel AND a LightCore figure. That said, I feel like Drobot is by far the most lackluster LightCore figure overall. I have yet to see some in person (Hex, Chill, Shroomboom), but I feel Drobot was done a great injustice.
For being such a followed Skylander Drobot was really shortchanged here. If anyone was to guess what would light up on Drobot it would be his eyes...as they shoot lasers. The next logical step would be his wings...We got neither on this one.
Instead, we just have him glow from his back...not really like the afterburner even...just kind of a "What is the easiest way to put a light in this one?" It isn't horrible, but the bottom line is there was a TON of potential here and I can't help but feel it was totally missed.
I've had several people tell me the same thing. I feel like Drobot is far more "followed" than Hex, Prism Break, or Eruptor and yet I feel that those three got better LC features than everyone's favorite robot dragon.
My official opinion on the old guard LightCore is that Prism Break is the cream of the crop. Drobot's LC just doesn't do him, or his massive fan base, justice.
That said, the lackluster lighting doesn't really impact gameplay so you've got that in your favor. I would like t point out that the way the light is positioned you really don't even see it if you place Drobot on the portal facing you. A bit disappointing for such a well liked Skylander.