Wow, first words that should make the review, wow. I saw this toy sitting on the shelves in my local Woolworths last November and was amazed to see a Transformer in the UK after all these years, in fact I was amazed to see three of them in Scotland to be perfectly honest. But as I hadn't played with Transformers for 7 years before hand then I just passed it by until my girlfriend, my friend at that point, suggested I should consider trying Transformers again since they used to make me smile a lot when I was a kid and I rarely smiled when I was younger, still don't, but I'm learning. Anyway, review time.
Car modes, both versions: The first Prowl is a wonderful homage to the 1984 Prowl with the black and white paintwork and the Autobot symbol on the hood, really nice. I think the mode looks like the old Sideswipe and Red Alert G1 Transformers though, just a little updated for the new generation and a sweet mode it is too. The repaint is basically the same, only this time coloured blue and white and the back grill is black, plus the sirens above are now blue and red instead of just red, looks sweet. Plus it says 'POLICE' and the Autobot symbol above that on the hood and on the doors it says 'Police' and 'Mach Alert' below that, looks great.
Robot mode, both versions: I love the robot modes! Prowl looks like a kind of Gundam in my opinion, he looks so battle ready. The shield arm is a great idea and the right arm is great when the plasma cannons are atteched, even though the right arm on the repaint I got is oddly loose, so I make the arm stiff enough to pose the weapons. The colours on the repaint look amazing on the robot mode, really strong and they make him look even more battle ready than his first version, excellent. I rarely use the launcher though, I just go punch, kick crazy.
I like this toy, hard to pose on a carpet surface, but with a steady hand you can have this guy standing firm, excellent and well worth buying.
|Reviewer||Tony Neil Watt |
|Date||October 17th 2002 |
|Score|| (10 out of 10) |