Hightower - RID - Figure

I never thought I would take this guy, all I need now is RID Grimlock and Heavyload and I can finally make Landfill, anyone willing to sell their's if they have spares? Anyone?Pwease??????????

Crane mode: Red, very, very red and it looks good. You would think a crane would be either yellow or green, not red. He looks great though, would stand out like a sore thumb, but he looks great. He has a huge amount of detail in a lot of places if you look around him, he has metal-looking piping, headlights, rearlights, steps, it would take a while to explain, you have to see him for yourself to know. The crane part itself can turn if you're careful and the main crane, since you can tend to call the cab and crane as the crane itself, can go up and down, but you can't lift anything with it which is a pity.
If you flip the hook down, you'll also have a weapon that he can use in both modes, a rifle, not bad at all. A nicely made mode this, I like it.

Robot mode: Easy enough transformation and he's standing. Still the same colours as before with a silver face and a black visor thrown into the mix with his head details. He can also use his crane as a rifle, a sniper rifle I believe it is, and if you open the cockpit, you can give him a pistol as well, which seems to suit him really.
His articulation is limited for his toy line, but that's forgiven when you consider the transformation. He's hard to pose right since his legs are short, so don't go expecting a fancy gunner pose, not that it would be fun to try to be honest. He's not remarkable in all honesty, but I can see why I wanted him in the collection, he does have a lot of potential if you look past the faults and play. Let the imagination free and enjoy him, what the hands can't do, the mind can create. A fun, if not remarkable toy.

I WANT RID GRIMLOCK AND HEAVYLOAD THOUGH!!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE LANDFILL!!!!! I hate trying to get Transformers here in the UK, *sigh*, missing out on a great toy I bet.

ReviewerTony Neil Watt  
DateJune 25th 2003  
Score 7 stars (7 out of 10)  

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