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Drift - Generations - Figure

Drift

Usually, when a character appears in a Transformers comic it's simply for the story line. However, IDW is changing that. Premiering in the All Hail Cybertron series, the Autobot Drift now gets his own action figure.

Bio

Autobot Drift used to fight for Megatron, and was known as one of the most terrible warriors ever to stalk the face of Cybertron. Something happened that changed him, bringing home all the horror he'd inflicted. Since then, he has hunted the Decepticons from one end of the galaxy to the other, bringing his own brand of justice to the evil robots.


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Alt Mode

Drift's alt mode is a Earth type modded sports car. The car is white with red body accents on the sides and hood. Cybertronian scripting can be found on the doors. The windshield, door windows and headlights are done in blue translucent plastic.

The car definitely has the modded look down, from the low ground clearance to the roof scoop and rear spoiler. Though the hood has a power bulge look to it, from certain angles it can look a bit off. As a final note, his longsword stores under the belly of the car via two clamps that the sword snaps into.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5.75in/146.1mm
Wheelbase:3.5in/88.9mm
Width:2.5in/63.5mm
Height:1.63in/41.4mm
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Start by slightly pulling the front fenders away from the hood. Make sure the hood splits in 2 while doing this. Take each half of the hood and fold it over the top of the fenders. Pull the back of the front fenders so the front halves touch. Pull out the doors and rotate them back 45 degrees. Fold in the door windows. Pull forward the windshield and peg it into the slot above his chest.

Take the rear end of the car and fold it around 180 degrees. Push in the rear of the roof so it sinks into the space below his knees, then pull down the feet. Align the feet so they slip into the red plates on his shins. Rotate the front fenders so the headlights point to the back. Pull on the front wheels to dislodge the arms and fold them out into place.

Robot Mode

Drift's robot mode adds a bit of color, including the bronze upper limbs andd yellow on the groin, forehead and shoulders. The eyes feature blue light piping. The pipe is a very thin slot on the top of the head, so getting light in can be tricky.

Drift's main weapon is his longsword. The sword has 5 Cybertronian symbols on both sides and is long enough so that he can grasp it with both hands. It is made of soft rubber, so while pliable it'll be interesting to see how it stands the test of time. Should you want closer combat for Drift, each 'sheath' on his hip conceals a short sword. Need something more long range? He also looks to have a pair of small missiles on each shoulder.

Articulation

Feet:Stationary (technical)
Knees: Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Hips: Ball joint, 180 degree bend and 90 degree spread. Pinned below hip for unlimited leg rotation
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 90 degree spread. Pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Dual sin hinges, 180 degree bend
Hands:Ball joint, 90 degree inward bend and unlimited rotation
Head:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 45 degree bend

Posing is amazing on this figure, especially since he can grasp the longsword with both hands! The only complaint here is that the doors, which form hip sheaths, can get in the way.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.88n/149.4mm
Width:3.13in/79.5mm
Depth:1.88in/47.8mm
Supplied accessories:(1) longsword, (2) short swords

Verdict

Alt Mode: Slick sports car mode, gives character to the name of the figure
Robot Mode:Stellar articulation ability, plenty of weapons.
Overall:A deluxe that is truly in a class of it's own.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJuly 2nd 2010  
Score 10 stars (10 out of 10)  
Reads10092
LinkDrift via Generations Database  


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Jason X
2010-07-06
4:53 am

I believe the translations ranged from "samurai" to "only one in the world" or some such. I'll be damned if I bother to go back and check though. 
Breaker
2010-07-05
9:02 pm

Too late, somone already corrected that and posted what it meant, check a few pages back (I cant remember what it was). 
JNYCE
2010-07-05
8:35 pm

Those aren't cybertornian characters, they are japanese characters. 
Victor Prime
2010-07-05
6:38 pm

Need to get this guy, that and WFC Optimus. I may just have to keep a look out at Toronto LamerCon in a couple weeks  
bugstomper1973
2010-07-05
12:26 pm

I wasn't on the fence at all with this figure but after reading the review I may have to hunt for him big time now! 
Prowlclone
2010-07-04
10:14 pm

His head reminds me 100% of Tigatron's 
RxBot
2010-07-04
8:40 pm

Great review! I picked him, Thurst, WC Prime and BB last week, Drift is my fav of the 3! I agree that he should set the example for further TF's in the Gernerations line. The small swords that store in his doors are a really nice feature!! 
Breaker
2010-07-04
6:25 pm

That head says Tigatron to me, I wouldnt mind a tiger striped repaint  
PhantomMorphX
2010-07-04
6:18 pm

I'm somewhat "Meh" about the head, but I still will get it, since I like it. But as today, he and Thrust are not available where I live, all the others are, so it's not so bad. 
AnimatedPlastic
2010-07-04
12:52 am

I bought him, but to use as trade. I want the repaint of him as Blurr, as I really like that head sculpt. Maybe I'll have to give him another look. I just don't like the look of the rims on the car.  
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