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Sky Lynx - Transformers G1 - Figure

He's big, he's boastful, he's British . . . he's Sky Lynx! Largest and most powerful of the Autobot primitives, this ferocious warrior is always eager to give rides to his friends, humiliate that chump Predaking, or simply spout off about how incredibly superior he is (Hey, it's ain't braggin' if you can back it up, that's what Ali used to say). Eternal thanks to Black Zarak for selling me his Sky Lynx, seeing as how mine is long broken and lost.

Vehicle Mode
In vehicle mode, Sky Lynx is a space shuttle with motorized transport. The shuttle is mainly white with black thrusters, gold viewports,and gold stickers running down its length. Two huge Autobot stickers are on his wings. The bay doors open up to reveal shiny machinery. From nose to rear, the shuttle measures 26 cm(10").

The space shuttle attaches to the transport via three posts. The transport, which measures 20 cm(7.8") long, is red, white, and blue, with red and gold stickers. Flipping over the transport reveals four wheels, a black battery cover, and two switches, one marked "Walk/Roll," the other marked "Off/On." Make sure the switch is set to "Roll" in transport mode. Slide open the battery cover and insert two AA batteries into the slots. Also note that them small front set of wheels on the transport is adjustable, meaning you can have Sky Lynx travel in a straight line or get him to go around in circles.

Sky Lynx moves fairly slowly on hard surfaces, and simply refuses to roll at all on carpet. Still, it's a pretty neat feature.

Transformation
Relatively easy. The front of the shuttle extends to become Sky Lynx's head and neck, his tail slides out from the shuttle's rear, red legs swing down from its underside, and blue wingtips slide out from the wings. On the transport, the lynx limbs swing down until they click into position. Twin tails extend from the rear and the lynx neck and head swing out from the front of the transport.

Pterosaur & Lynx Mode: Sky Lynx's beast components are a massively built lynx and a monstrous Ramphorynchus-type pterosaur. The pterosaur component measures a whopping 50 cm(20") long from nose to tail tip and has a wingspan of 30 cm(11.8"). Its weapons include the blade on its tail, enormous talons, and a mouth lined with sharp teeth. Housed inside the mouth is an acetylene blaster for torching Decepticons with 3000 degree flames (ow!). In all, the pterosaur has eleven points of articulation, including opening jaws, thrashing neck, pivoting legs, and lashing tail.

The lynx component doesn't really look like a real lynx, what with its twintails and undersized head. Still, it looks quite ferocious, especially with its powerful legs and gold head, complete with twin fangs. From nose to tail tips, the lynx measures about 26 cm(10"). Its main feature is its ability to walk. Set the first switch from "Roll" to "Walk" and then flip on the other switch, and the lynx plods along slowly but surely on both hard floor and carpeting. Also, note the small red buttons next to the lynx's shoulder and hip joints. By pressing in these buttons and holding them there, you can manually pose the legs and transform the lynx back into transport mode.

Dragon Mode
Fold in the lynx's tails and head, fold up the pterosaur's legs, snap the two creatures together, and Sky Lynx is born! Standing 25 cm(9") tall, this great winged dragon is ready to charge into battle, fighting with superior might and skill until the day is won! Tally ho! You're my bitch, Predaking!

Overall
Suspsy Sez: As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best TF toys EVER. Patriotic colour scheme, fine detailing, nifty motorized rolling and walking, cool pterosaur and lynx modes, totally killer dragon mode. Ranks right up there with TM2 Megatron/Cryotek as my favourite TF of all time.

Suspsy, strangely, the stats on his box give him a Strength of 6. Must be a Canadian thing, since the tech spec on my original Sky Lynx's box had the same error.

"Now remember. Before you do anything, think: 'Is this what Sky Lynx would do in my position?' and you will not go far wrong." -Sky Lynx



ReviewerSuspsy  
DateMarch 24th 2002  
Score 10 stars (10 out of 10)  
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