A while ago Fans Project released Function X-1, Code, their take on the headmasters, aaaand I passed. At the time little baby was around and such so figures were of lower priority…BUT I get a second chance with Quadruple U (UUUU= UU UU= W W= Weird Wolf, you have to love it) and let me tell you, this was a cool chance to take! Read on!
Quadruple U is an amazing figure hands down. The colors are brilliant and really show off the details. The plastic is of amazing quality, actually more solid than any of the Fall of Cybertron figures. Articulation is also knocked out of the park as you can see above. He just is a warrior and it shows.
I am in love with the head sculpt. The red eyes just radiate that he is evil. The face has a “bad guy” expression so there are no doubts whose side he is one. The raising visor is just a nice touch.
Quad has all the joints you could ask for, waist, head forearms, deep knee bends…all these allow you to have some dynamic poses with his sword. Also he has four hooks to hold his weapon, his hips and shoulders. I hope they release other weapons that will be compatible to take advantage of these.
Being a take on the headmasters, his had of course does transform into a little robot.
He is simple with limited movement. I had to remember this was made by a subgroup in Fan Project, so he wasn’t made by the team who made Steelcore. Still though while small they did not skimp on details. Nicely sculpted body, detailed hands and a face. Fans Project based this on the Japanese Headmasters design, so this is Quad’s real form.
After a very novel take on the transformation, we get his alt mode of a robotic wolf. I really love this mode. The wolf head is nice and fierce, plus the jaw opens. It would have been killer if they could have put some kind of joint on the wolf head, but then there would have been no room for the neck swivel in robot mode. The sword doubles as his tail as well.
With no way to fold the sword, he is kind of long and that can take up display space if you have him in this mode. Still, a great job.
Finally to round it off, they keep the pilot seat gimmick for the headmaster! He fits in snug and everything closes up tight!
I really can’t recommend this figure enough. He hits the g1 spots just right and still has his own personality. You can order yours from Captured Prey or of course BBTS. I will be ordering the others as well I believe. The Function X line is looking strong, though now I want to track down Code lol…