On the seventh night of Hanukkah Starscreamer reviewed for me…Fans Project Function X Sigma L! (say that 5 times fast…ok I know ONE of you wise guys just did…) This is their vision of an updated Decepticon Mindwipe. At this time I have all save Virus of the Function X figures, and have been loving them, so let’s see if this guy keeps the pace!
To keep with form we start out in alt mode…and we have a beast of a robo-bat! This guy has all the nuances of the g1 figure, from the speakers on the body (sonic attack…because he’s a BAT) to the amazing bat head. I’m a huge fan of this. He has a huge wingspan, but fortunately the wings do fold in.
I love the attention to detail. There is nothing wasted in this form Even using the hand kibble as the bat claws. Plus the head! If you open the mouth there is even a little blaster in there.
Oh his back, we have a freaking coffin! With the bat/gothic theme this is a great cosmetic touch, or is it…
Nope! This is the loving touch, the coffin is what hold the partner/main unit (depending if you are using US or Japanese story telling). It is a bit tight to open, but when you do, it holds the Headmaster perfectly.
Speaking of the Headmaster, again we have the limited articulation, but again we have the fantastic body design! He has a BAT on his chest! Plus the wings on the arms are such an awesome bit of flair.
Transformation gives us this…this…GLORIOUS robot! I can not say a bad thing about this design! He is delightfully dark and evil. I even like the wings on the shoulders. My two favorite parts are the sculpted collar and the legs. The coffin bits become just badass shins.
Articulation doesn’t let me down either. He is dynamic, imposing…my nitpick is that the waist on mine was a bit loose. Still this guy is just beautiful.
Compared with his partner in crime, Sigma is a good size taller than Quadruple U. They look great together with how they contrast.
Accessory wise Sigma has a pair of pump action shotguns! Ok I admit, shotguns a seem a bit close combat oriented, and this guy has wings…so you would thing something more sniper oriented, like MMC Talon. Still, maybe it’s more of a surprise weapon, eh I’ll think of something…
But you can offer the ordinance to other figures if you do choose. They do look good. Starscream here did need an equalizer with Jihaxus after all…
Sigma does everything right. Amazing altmode, fantastic robot mode. just enough G1 homages, and enough personal style. Blood type err….grade A+! I doubt Hasbro will bring us a Mindwipe anytime soon. I mean It’s not like he’s in any of the comics, so if a fan, a must pick up!