Although this Mini-Con Team came out in stores like 2 months ago or more, they're already one of the top 3 Mini-Con teams I've come across. Sure they're repaints but military vehicles with missiles are always hot no matter what! On to the review:
The Night Attack Team sells for $6.99. Anymore and you're being stiffed. Anyway, the thing that makes these cute small soldiers so cool is the paintjob. The dark aqua blue mixed with black, white, and grey creates an awesome paint combo. They appear to be in stealth mode. Whenever I hear the words, "Night Attack Team", I envision these little guys sneaking up on the Autobot Base during nighttime.
The VTs (Vehicle Transformations) as I prefer to call them are simply spectacular. Broadside is truly a masterpiece. All six wheels are capable of motion! How cool is that!? Scattor's VT is a missile carrier. Although he's got 8 wheels only 6 of them are mobile but for a good reason. Fetch's VT is a tank wielding dual missile launchers. His treads can't move but he's got 4 free-rolling wheels, which carry it smoothly through almost any terrain.
In robot mode, Broadside looks pretty tough. He's equipped with a huge missile launcher atop his right shoulder. In this mode, the missile is easier to fire. Broadside has a broad range of poseability for a robot his size. His arms move up and down, he can move his feet, and he has knee joints.
In robot mode, Scattor looks like the leader of the trio. He's also the cutest. Two of his front wheels from VT give the appearance of being "buttons". It's a really nice touch. Scattor has the most articulation. He can move his feet, knees, head, and his arms. His missile can launch in this mode and can be reinserted without damaging the plastic.
In robot mode, Fetch's dual missile launchers reinforce as his arms and even have hands molded into them! If you look closely at Fetch's chest (don't worry, he won't bite!), he seems to have mounted cannons. These could have been made more noticeable with a little extra paint. Fetch may have limited articulation but he makes up for that with his dual missile launchers. He's the only Mini-Con in Transformers Armada to have 2 missiles.
The Night Attack Team is currently my favorite Mini-Con group. I don't understand why people aren't buying them. I've got two sets. I would have had a third one but my local Target didn't carry a Galvatron with a bonus Night Attack Team. However, that doesn't mean I'm gonna stop purchasing them. I've become greedy and thus may buy one more set (by that I mean 3!).
|Date||August 3rd 2003|
|Score||(10 out of 10)|