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Axor - Movie - Figure

Axor

Remember Actionmasters? They were the figures at the dying days of G1 that couldn't transform, but had transforming accessories. Yeah, most people would like to forget them,too. Hasbro hasn't, though. They recently repainted Lockdown in the image of Axer, who is now known as Axor.

Bio

Unlike most masters of bladed weapons, Axor could care less about form. He is a whirlwind of destruction, caring only about seeing his enemies in pieces - as long as those pieces are still large enough to claim a bounty on. He especially looks forward to claiming the bounty on Autobot Ratchet - and taking the healer's weapon for himself.


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Alt Mode

Axor shares Lockdown's alt mode to a tee, besides the obvious color change. His main color scheme is a light gray, with red on the rear grass and behind the doors, as well as the fender vents. He has a dark blue on the roof spikes, as well as the wheel spikes. The bumper is a cream color.

Where Axor excels over Lockdown is in the details. The engine block is now pained with silver and cream, a vast improvement over the unpainted block Lockdown had. The red touches on the vents and rear windows also livens things up a bit.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5.75in/146.1mm
Wheelbase:3.13in/79.5mm
Width:2.5in/63.5mm
Height:1.38in/35.1mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Identical to Lockdown

Robot Mode

Axor is almost a spitting image to this Actionmaster counterpart in robot mode. The color scheme is nearly identical and even the retooled head pays a close resemblance, other than the "horns" on his head.

The other retool on the figure is with the right arm, which employs a battle axe instead of Lockdown's hook (He's Axor, get it?). Beyond the head and hand retool, Lockdown and Axor are otherwise similar. This includes the few gripes that came with Lockdown, including the troubled kibble on the arms.

Articulation

Feet:Pin hinge, 90 degree backward bend
Knees:Pin hinge, 105 degree bend. Pinned above knee for unlimited lower leg rotation
Hips: Dual pin hinges, 60 degree bend, 75 degree spread.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 75 degree spread
Right Elbow:Ball joint, 60 degree bend w/unlimited rotation
Left Elbow:Ball joint, 90 degree bend w/unlimited rotation
Right Hand:Pinned for 90 degree inward bend and rotation
Left Hand:Pinned at wrist for 225 degree bend
Head:Pinned at neckline for unlimited rotation, ball joint for various movement

Hips and arms are still a sore point.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:7.75in/196.9mm
Width:3.5in/88.9mm
Depth:1.63in/41.4mm
Supplied accessories:None

Verdict

Alt Mode: Nice color scheme, and bonus points for the detailed engine block
Robot Mode:Nice retoolings. Too bad they couldn't retool some of the joints as well.
Overall:A nicely done repaint. But why does Axor have Animated Lockdown's bio?

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$13

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateOctober 24th 2010  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  
Reads9433
LinkAxor via Movie Database  


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Ferry
2010-12-27
8:17 pm

The bio on the European card (which is very short as it is multilingual packaging) states: Axor wields his blades against his enemies Elita-1 and Sideswipe. That is it, just one sentence and no tech specs either. Usually it is just an abridged version of the US bio but this time it is actually so... read more 
Scaleface
2010-12-19
2:46 pm

"Axor could care less about form" COULD care less!!! Thatg bugs the crap out of me! 
Obi1Jedi-Prime
2010-11-03
12:00 am

Got Axor, sainsburys for £4.99, cant complain!! 
FREEFALLL666
2010-10-27
5:30 pm

Getting two, my Lockdown custom NEEDS a twin! 
Damnit Dog
2010-10-27
3:51 pm

Screw the bio I love this figure and with the head design it can go either animated or generations. 
Blitz-Wing
2010-10-27
2:14 pm

To be fair, the entire bio smacks of laziness. 
Rotorstorm
2010-10-27
12:43 pm

The glaring grammatical error in the bio just stopped me wanting him. I really couldn't care less after reading that error. There's no excuse for bad English from a company like Hasbro. I'll stick with Lockdown. 
AnimatedPlastic
2010-10-26
6:45 pm

Confirms that I will not pick this one up. It's not running with scissors that is dangerous, it's falling with them that's the killer. 
MikePrime
2010-10-25
8:07 pm

Well, we wouldn't but kids would; stupid, unsupervised, modern day children.  
Blitz-Wing
2010-10-25
8:03 pm

Sorry to say, but it's the same soft rubber plastic. Because,you know,you might poke your eye out with it. 
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