http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transformers ... -6227.html
Dribble, drool, wibble...........................um this guy is slightly.................awesome ??? As a kid watching the 86 movie Springer stood out for me as one of the coolest characters ever, he says the line ''I've got better things to do tonight die'' for goodness sake but his toy was ever so slightly naff even for the 7 year old me so fast forward 26 years and Hasbro have just dumped one of the most amazing pieces of green plastic ever on the fandom and you simply must own it. I'm not one to normally go overboard from the point of view that we're an active business selling these things and it can come across as a sales tactic but this really is a triumph, the robot mode is Roche style perfection with nice clicky joints and the ability to either wield both weapons or carry one on his back whilst using the other, the colours are spot on with the only minor gripe being that the Autobot insignia could be bigger, to top it off he is capable of almost any pose you want, its a true action figure.
On to the alt modes, armored car is great, it does somewhat resemble something G.I.Joe would use crossed with a Batmobile but in my book that a whole lot of awesome and not much fail. The sword can be stored on the bottom of the car whilst the gun becomes a rocket launcher that can pivot up and down thanks to the hinge in the actual handle, the rockets themselves are activated by pushing the mechanism forward
rather than spring loaded which can sometimes be a pain for adult collectors due to the loss potential thanks to family pets, kids or misfires.
Helicopter mode is again very very nice with a great aesthetic and a nice tight transformation, the futuristic element is there as it does not resemble any current earth bound helicopters but its a necessity for a toy which is switching through 3 modes. The blades spin freely and you can mount the cannon under the nosecone ( not shown )
Overall it might be because I'm simply blown away but this guy scores 9.5/10
Nice work Hasbro, more of this please.