ScottyP wrote:It's amazing how well the G1 alt mode holds up. May still be the best looking of the three!
So what's the verdict on this guy? Fun to transform? Sturdy? Hollow?
It seems like an overall great toy for me. My biggest gripes on this toy is a bit of the obvious hollowness (particularly the wings, which would have been OK hollow if they flipped around somehow) and the chrome (which can be rectified easily if you want to remove it yourself or just get the Takara version). The rear landing gear not folding away is also a bit annoying on a higher priced figure like this (acceptable on Mini-cons and Scout class figures, and maybe deluxes, but not on Voyagers and Leaders).
On that note, while I do like the toy, I guess I don't understand why they don't just give us Skyfire. That's the toy I want. I wish they would have done away with the realistic looking jet and just given us this toy in robot mode but with the cartoon jet mode. That would have made me happy.
I'm fine with distancing ourselves from the Macross Super Valkyrie look as much as possible, which seems like it'd make another company happy as well. The only carryover from the Macross mode I like is giving him a helmet to give you a head that kind of sort of looks like the Macross toy. I think they pulled that feature off very well on the new Generations Jetfire toy.
Maybe Masterpiece Jetfire/Skyfire can have the cartoon robot and jet mode. That'd make me a pretty happy Transformers collector. Fingers crossed!