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Leadfoot - PCC - Figure

Leadfoot

Some people are so busy fretting about what G1 homage is going to be paid next that they forget there was a Generation 2 line. Well, it looks like Hasbro hasn't forgot, as they have included a tribute to one such G2 character for the Power Core Combiner line. This time, however, Leadfoot makes do with a minicon partner.

Bio

Leadfoot gained fame among the Autobots as a first class infiltrator. Combined with Pinpoint, he becomes invisible to Decepticon sensors. His hypertuned engine gives him the speed he needs to be in and out of an enemy base before a single alarm can be tripped.


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Commander Mode

The first thing you will likely notice about Leadfoot is he has, um, some big hands. That aside, his light orange and white motif suits well on the figure. What doesn't suit so well is the head sculpt, which is rather mundane, if not small.

Pinpoint

For his minicon, Leadfoot has Pinpoint. The name was previously for a G1 Targetmaster, which suits just fine being he can form Leadfoot's hand weapon. Leg articulation is good, and besides the lack of elbows the arms have good joints. He is also well armed, as he can hoist shoulder cannons from his back.

Push the arms back slightly, spread out the legs, bend the knees and twist the hips so that the legs side alongside his head. Flip open the trap door on Leadfoot's chest to expose a minicon port. Plug in Pinpoint and you now have his chest armor. You can also flip up the gun barrels to have a weapon.

For Leadfoot's hand weapon, simply point the barrels straight up. There is a minicon peg near each knee on Pinpoint where he can plug in to either of Leadfoot's forearms. Not the most creative use..

Articulation

Feet:Stationary (technical)
Knees: Pin hinge, 90 degree bend.
Hips: Dual pin hinges, 180 degree bend and 135 degree spread.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Ball joint, 180 degree rotation and 90 degree spread, pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 900 degree bend
Head:Pinned for unlimited rotation

To get rearward leg bending, you'll have to move his backplate a bit. The legs are incredibly stiff, so they might take some effort to pose. Which can be a good thing.

Commander Mode Specs

Height:4.5in/114.3mm
Width:2.63in/66.8mm
Depth:2in/50.8mm
Supplied accessories:(1)Pinpoint Minicon figure

Transformation

Commander to Vehicle Mode

Take the combiner ports that support his feet and flip them down. Pull the shins away from the knee until you hear a "snap". You can then fold the shins into the thighs. Peg the legs (and the spoiler) together. Pull on the arms and cantilever them so the shoulders sit near the waist. His fingers will half-moon over to form the exhaust. If you look where his fingers were, you'll see a peg. Insert the peg into the small tab under his lower legs to lock the rear wheels in place. Fold up his shoulder plates until they flush in with the cockpit area. Bring the nose of the car around from his back and peg into place. Lift up the front wheels to finish.

Alt Mode

His alt mode resembles a Formula 1 race car. The orange and white motif remain, although there's less white in alt mode. Also note the "Blackrock" script on his spoiler, a throwback to the Marvel G1 comics.

The combiner ports do a good job of doubling as exhaust ports. This is on top of the 6 exhaust pipes already on his sides. A very well thought out alt mode, overall.

With Pinpoint in his Armor mode, you can plug him into the nose of Leadfoot via a concealed minicon port. The combined look sports a blower motor. Now, you get extra speed and, if you flip the barrels forward, extra firepower.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 4.88in/124mm
Width:2in/50.8in
Height:1.75in/44.5mm
Wheels:4 rotating
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

From Commander to Combiner Mode

To convert to Combiner mode, Pull down on his chest plate. Spin the Commander mode head around 180 degrees to expose the Combiner mode head. Close the chest plate. Spread the legs out 90 degrees. Twist the knees 90 degrees so that the front of the legs bend down and point to the back. Fold down the combiner ports. Fold in the shoulder plates, then twist the shoulders 90 degrees so that the tires face the nose of the alt mode. This is the front of the combined mode. Bend the elbows so that the exhaust pipes point straight up. Position the combiner ports on the forearms to finish.

Combiner Mode

It still holds true that the 2 pack combiners make better combiner bodies than the 5 packs. Although the head sits a bit farther back than I'd like, overall he's probably the best Autobot combiner body currently. The only nag is that the shoulders don't lock in place.

Verdict

Commander Mode: Smallish head, but otherwise a rocking Commander mode.
Alt Mode:Well executed race car with good functionality for the minicon.
Pinpoint:Only 2 transformations, hand weapons mode is bland.
Combiner Mode:Score another one for the 2pack combiners in the combined mode.
Overall:While the minicon might be shortchanged, Leadfoot himself makes a triumphant return to the TF universe.

Class:Scout plus Minicon 2 Pack

MSRP:$10

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateOctober 17th 2010  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  
Reads8892
LinkLeadfoot via Movie Database  


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Breaker
2010-10-21
2:29 pm

I still have G2 Leadfoot from my childhood. This update for him is kind of disappointing tho, IMO. 
Jason X
2010-10-20
3:31 am

I have yet to see a PCC where I can really embrace the minicon as a chest plate but this pair looks really cool otherwise. The Formula 1 race car from hell look is better than a lot of alt modes out now and I happen to like the big hands if not the slightly undersized head. 
MikePrime
2010-10-18
12:42 am

I got Leadfoot a couple of weeks ago. I think it's a pretty nice Transformer with a good Minicon partner. The hands are a little bit silly, but what can you do? Had there be smaller hands I imagine that the exhaust ports would have ended up as arm kibble, so it's jsut as well that they tu... read more 
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