Formidable warriors go head-to-head in these in-hand images of the just revealed Transformers Legacy Deluxe class figure United Windblade who's taking on Evolution Shadow Striker. It is anyone's guess who would win this showdown. Check out the versus images in the gallery that follow to see the face off images thanks to @transmini
It would be nice if they made Windblade one of those "deluxe +" release voyagers like Hot Rod, Override, Ironhide and Ratchet. This way she can get the extra tooling she'd need to be spectacular and a fair bit taller. If they're going to link Windblade and Slipstream together, it would really make more sense for the base mold to be a voyager to be more in line with Starscream for multiple reasons. Windblade was poised for a while to be one of the top Transformers characters and again, that would help warrant the larger figure. But it seems that she's been knocked back down a few rungs on the importancy ladder in the grand scheme of the brand.
They definitely got better at making Windblade toys though.
A quick way to clean it all up though. Make the torso large enough to accomodate the robot head for jet mode and most, if not all of the nose cone and canopy for robot mode. Similar in theory to Cyclonus or more specifically, Metalhawk. Have the robot mode shoulder pads become the air intakes/front sides of the jet (the parts that become the backpack on this figure) with the arms becoming the underside of the nose cone and canopy area. The hands do a flippy deal to go inside of the forearms and a quarter each of the nose cone pieces come out from there. OR the arms can compress and hide in the shoulder pad parts or inside of the nose cone and canopy. Ultimately, I feel the arms need to form some part of the front of the jet from now on instead of just bolting onto the sides of the jet like they've been doing. The legs and wings are pretty much good to go or have been done well enough between the iterations of her we have so far.
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