Transformers High Score 100
Transformers High Score 100
Transformers High Score 100
Transformers High Score 100

High Score 100 is another of the Real Gear Robots, held over from the tail end of Transformers Cybertron and instead issued in the early waves of the line for the 2007 movie tie-in line. The mould was also even a two-tone snot colour scheme and released as the Decepticon Twitcher F451.


The alternate mode is of a video system controller of generic nature. Which is a bit weird, when you think about it. It's a bit abstract, not really being a device in its' own right - what would have been really great would have been a Voyager-sized games system Transformer with this chap as his sidekick but I suppose da kidz wouldn't fork out for a robot that basically turns into a box anymore. The little idiots.

High Score 100 is one of the most out of scale Real Gear Robots, sadly. This isn't just a matter of being child-sized, the thing's probably in about 1:2. Still, despite some huge joint lines there's some nice detail on the tiny thing - the two levers move realistically (though the other buttons are solid, rather than moving slightly like those on Power Up VT6) while there's a nice imitation of hand grips on the sides too. It's not a bad job at all on its' own merits, but the scale is distracting.


Also in common with Longview, though, he has a complex transformation for a toy of this size, and may have been originally intended to be Deluxe-sized, before being downscaled for the Real Gear assortment. Either way it's a great sequence, even having a small Automorph function thanks to a sliding switch that moves the head and shoulders into position.

And there's a fabulous robot mode when you get there. High Score 100 is inexplicably and wonderfully very simian in his layout, a great slice of imagination that easily lends the toy a lot of personality. He's peppered with great touches, like the shoulder buttons of the controller becoming the robot's shoulders, the hand grips forming his feet and the shape of the arms. High Score 100 displays beautifully, though his unusual layout gets in the way of some of the articulation (notably the ankle joints are looser than most, meaning he can tip easily). Thankfully, the poses he can hold look terrific.


The limited poseability and even more obviously undersized alternate mode prevent High Score 100 from quite usurping Longview at the top of the range but he's still a fabulous figure. The robot mode is very imaginative and different to pretty much anything else. High Score 100 isn't quite as cheap and easy to track down as some of the other Real Gear toys, but he's worth hunting for.