STINGRAY749 wrote:I personally love this figure. Picked it up back in October of 2011 using a half of coupon. For $5 he's awesome. For full price he's still a great figure. Saw on more last week at the target got my first air raid at. In package it looks like crap, but once it's out of the box he's a sturdy plane with a pretty cool robot mode.
Taken entirely on it's own merits, it's not an awful mold. It's a plane that turns into a slightly retro-looking robot with a gladiator vibe. I think most of what this figure's missing is a rationale for its existence. That is, why do we have a retro robot with a gladiator vibe in the DOTM line? What's the story there? It seems like there ought to be one. (And I bet if there had been a good one, this figure would be commanding premium prices on the secondary market.)
It doesn't help that this figure occupies a distribution slot that could have been had by Soundwave or Que. That makes it kind of a kick in the nads to DOTM collectors (in North America, at least).