Back in G1, there were a bunch of jets, who just about all of us know about. I'm talking about the Seekers. Those cone-headed cons. The Seekers were not given distinct molds, but were rather repainted Starscreams.
Fast forward to the present, and you'll find a smaller version of Thrust. I'm talking REALLY SMALL. I got this little guy in Greenhills, the Filipino collectors heaven. He was 250 pesos, so that's about 5 dollars, give or take. He was in the last store i visited. They only had Thrusts, though.
Packaging: These figs come in little boxes, which are primarily white. They're blind packed, but, as i just said, the store only had Thrusts. The boxes are nothing special, so you're gonna want to open em.
Vehicle Mode: it's a nice jet, with hoverfans built into the wings. It's got a maroon/purplish color for most of it, then black following suit. He's got purple for his symbols (duh), some white stripes, and some reddish pink stripes. The stripes are on the wings, and the sides of the tail. It's a nice, stable jet mode, with no paint spillage. One more thing that really amazes me, is that they manged to squeez in a retractable landing gear, but only in front. If anyone's wondering, the jet is two inches long, but i'm too lazy to make exact measurements.
Transformation: Start off by removing the wings. You don't really need to do this, but it makes things easier. Remove the guns from under the wings, if the landing gear is down, fold it up. flip the rear landing gear down, which gives you his feet. Stand him up. Grab the entire cockpit section, and fip it down a bit, but not all the way. Flip the parts behind the cockpit to form his arms. Detach the nosecone, and flip it through the gap where his arms were. Pull the cockpit down, till it covers the gap, then do some messing around with the nosecone, till you get his head. Attach his wings so that the symbols are facing forward. attach his fists. Then attach the guns to his arms. There. You're done.
Robot Mode: He has no conehead, and articulation is limited to four points. These are: ball-jointed shoulders, and rotaing hips (around, not forward). I like the way it looks, so i think this mode is good. The shoulders feel a little loose on mine, but that's fine. His colors are the same. Yes, no paint spillage, and he's 2 inches or less in height.
Overall: A nice, stable toy. If you can get one cheap, I highly recommend it.
|Reviewer||Julio Del Prado (J i |
|Date||February 5th 2005 |
|Score|| (10 out of 10) |