I can’t believe I am finally writing this review! After griping, whining and ranting…I cracked and got this guy of Amazon. Was he worth the wait? Does he live up to the hype? And is that a new spiffy white back ground?
Yes is the answer to all those questions! This is by far a near perfect transformer! I love the colors, black, purple and silver, oh he is just sexy. His body is perfect to scale, no stubby legs like Cliffjumper, arms are perfect as well. His sculpt has personality, well enough for a faceless drone who’s sole purpose is to be crushed. A wicked Cylon face tops it off and I am happy!
While sort of a shell former, Vehicon’s transformation really is the seller for me. You line up the side panels, tuck in the head fold arms..blah blah…but the shell? Stored in the legs! You just unroll it out! This by far is THE coolest design I have seen on a Transformer.
The car itself is a sleek design. There are two ports for weapons.
His own blaster looks good plugged into it, I only wish they had two for symmetry. Quick Rant here, Arms Microns…Hasbro you blew it not bringing them over with this line…lord knows I would have fun decking my Prime guys with all the weapons…anyway…on the front there is an awesome sculpted Decepticon symbol, so when you look in the rear view mirror, you know what is behind you…
Scalewise, he is a good sized vehicle. He is actually larger than my favorite Scout which is good.
And of course, right to scale with Generations Voyagers. This is not happening enough Hasbro! I buy a voyager, I want to own something voyager sized! (looks at Fall of Cybertron figures and shakes his head…)
Back to robot mode, his blaster clips to his arm to look like it is part of him. This type of design was shared with Arcee and Ratchet as well, I just wished ALL the Voyagers had it. The only thing that blaster did not clip on that easy. I was scared I would break the tabs.
Also if you want him to hold the gun in his hand, it just doesn’t look right to be frank.
On the other hand..err…shoulder though, it looks good. Remember rant about Arms Microns? Yeah it gets compounded here. Would love more weapons to deck on this guy. Now the only improvement I would have liked to see on this mold would have been a waist swivel, but aside from that, zero issues…ok and availability. Holy crap this guy is hard to track down!
Do I recommend him? Absolutely! You want him in your collection…hell you want a few honestly. What could make him better? Hmmm…how about the jet version! Oh wait…US isn’t getting him…really Hasbro? Way to bring me down…