Creeping in under cover of darkness to help bolster the ranks of the Mini-Cons is the Night Attack Team; blue, black, grey, and white versions of the Land Military Team from Wave One.
APC Mode: A recolour of Knock Out, Broadside is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier(APC) with a spring-loaded missile launcher mounted on top. He measures about 4.5 cm(1.8") long, 7 cm(2.8") with the missile loaded. The launcher is roughly the size of a G1 Dinobot's, and packs one helluva punch, sending the missile over a metre. His Powerlinx socket is located on his underside near the front.
Transformation: Broadside's robot arms flip out from the sides, his legs unfold from the rear, and his launcher flips to one side to reveal his head.
Robot Mode: Broadside stands about 5.5 cm(2.2") tall, with the launcher adding another centimetre. His head is black with a grey eye visor. His faction symbol is located on his left shin. Along with Waterlog of the Sea Team, Broadside bears a resemblance to G2 Hero Megatron, with a jutting chest, big shins, and a big honking shoulder-mounted launcher. He's articulated at the shoulders, hips, and knees.
Broadside remains as good as ever. Nice APC mode, tough-looking robot mode, powerful missile launcher. 9/10
Tank Mode: A recoloured Wreckage, Fetch is a kind of missile tank, 5 cm(2") long, 7 cm(2.75") when armed. His treads look neat, but don't actually roll, of course; four small wheels do the rolling instead. His twin missile launchers are pressure-based and shoot their projectiles about a foot or so. His Powerlinx socket is mounted in the center of his underside and his faction symbol is on top in the center.
Transformation: The simplest of the trio. Launchers fold down to become arms, front end of the tank unfolds to become legs.
Robot Mode: Fetch stands about 5. 5 cm(2.2") tall. His gas mask-like face is white with a blue visor, and there appear to be tiny laser guns mounted on either side. At first glance he appears to have launchers for arms, but closer inspection reveals sculpted fists and
arms. He's got the least articulation of the trio: ball-jointed shoulders and hinged knees.
A satisfactory toy overall, however, I doubt there any many people willing to play fetch with Fetch. 7.5/10
Truck Mode: A recoloured Bonecrusher, Scattor is a flatbed missile truck, 5.5 cm(2.2") long, 7.5 cm(3") with missile loaded. Although he has eight wheels, he rolls along on six. The pressure-based missile launcher can rotate as well as elevate and fires its rather bulbous projectile a little over a foot. His Powerlinx socket is located on the underside of the cab and his faction symbol is on his launcher. Visible robot bits include the robot face at the rear and a fist sticking out at the back of the cab.
Transformation: Very original and very cool. One side of the truck rotates around 180 degrees and then reconnects to form the robot.
Robot Mode: In robot mode, Scattor stands 5.5 cm(2.2") tall (notice a pattern here?). His face is grey with a red and silver head piece similar to that worn by the Borg from ST: TNG. He's articulated at the shoulders, left elbow, hips, and knees. His right arm is formed from missile launcher, and is longer than his body when loaded. It's also rather heavy, and cannot be raised forwards without Scattor falling over. His tiny fist has a peg hole, but I've been unable to find a weapon small enough to fit in it.
With a unique transformation, good gimmick, and nice robot and truck modes, Scattor is one of the better Mini-Con toys. 8/10
Overall, Susp Sez: While I like the new unified colour schemes, I'm not as thrilled with the Night Attack Team as I am with the Air Assault Team. They're great toys to be sure, but unless you're: a) a completist; b) not already in possession of the Land Military Team; c) really like recolours, you might be better off saving your money for
an original Mini-Con set. 8.2/10
"Do not go gently into that good night." -Nightglider
|Date||July 20th 2003 |
|Score|| (8 out of 10) |
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