Video Review - Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Sky Lynx
Monday, April 6th, 2020 11:55pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
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Thanks to PrimevsPrime on Youtube, who is a source for early english language reviews of figures in both Earthrise and Studio Series, we have our first video review of this highly anticipated figure, whose name is none other than Sky Lynx, of course. Sky Lynx is basically a quintuple-changer and combiner of sorts, transforming from a space shuttle into a giant bird-dinosaur creature, and then splitting apart into a Lynx and a flying bird thingy, while also now having a shuttle base mode.
Sky Lynx is due out later in the year and retails for around $79.99. Check out the video review below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Credit(s): Prime vs. Prime Review
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Posted by Emerje on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:14am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I have E14 as the Rung re-release.
Has he been officially announced? I was going off TFWiki which has Smashdown listed for E2 but nothing for E14. So maybe "Grindor" will be E40 if he's happening then?
Would have been nice if the Sky Lynx review could have stuck him with PotP Predaking for comparison. I'm sure he's much too small, but I'm curious.
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:41am CDT
Posted by Emerje on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:51am CDT
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:01am CDT
The feet are still talonlike IMO, they're just closer together so that they don't need the webbing the original had:Emerje wrote:I like the dino bird mode quite a bit, it's just the legs that are problematic. They're too close together making him look bowlegged at certain angles and his feet are all wrong. He has the feet of a song bird, not the talons of a bird of prey like the original.
The front claws are angled a bit flatter by default, but concessions did have to be made for the decidedly greater poseability of ER Sky Lynz's bird legs.
Posted by aronjlove on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:03am CDT
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:05am CDT
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:06am CDT
But even with the arms as-is, his shuttle mode would look a lot better if the chestplate covering them was one that could be right-side-up in both modes instead of having to expose its ugly hollow back.
Safety seems unlikely as a reason for the changes to Sky Lynx's feet. I'm pretty sure balance and possibly transformation clearance are more likely factors. If PotP Grimlock's dino foot claws are acceptable, I don't see why talons wouldn't be. I'm pretty sure the cause was desire to have flat feet for mechanical reasons.
Also, IMO the back part of the feet clinches them as still being talons. It's hooked like the rear toe of one, after all.
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:08am CDT
aronjlove wrote:Yeah, I totally skipped Jetfire because he's cool but really just a big dude and I got combiners that are big dudes plus more. Now this, however, is the good stuff. Basically two Transformers that combine in both modes. Lynx is a lynx and a base and Sky is a bird and a shuttle. Or at least that's how I imagine the name split. Anyways, this makes me feel like I'm getting so much more for my money.
That's why I skipped Jetfire (aside from general lack of space on my main display ). Sky lynx however, because of the bestial robot mode, feels like he actually does justify the size. Plus, because of the base mode, I'm going to add him to the Titanmaster/Micromaster city I have, though I'll need to decide what mode he'll be in most of the time
Posted by Emerje on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:46am CDT
The wings don't bother me, mine wont be doing much flying around and there's still time for the looseness to be fixed.
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on April 7th, 2020 @ 1:54am CDT
Having the feet tuck into the body also makes the shuttle a bit more tidy beneath and lets it dock more flush with the back of the lynx.
Posted by Bounti76 on April 7th, 2020 @ 4:59am CDT
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 7th, 2020 @ 11:42am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2020 @ 11:46am CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 7th, 2020 @ 11:55am CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Based off the images just released of Snapdragon on Dengeki Hobby, I think it's safe to say the majority of his white plastic will be like Apeface's. That's not a problem for me as I didn't mind the plastic, but it's something a couple of people really hated. Still looking forward to getting this figure to complete the Horrorcons
I'm actually fine with the reuse of the "soapy" colored white plastic. It makes Snapdragon match Apeface that much better together now. They're a matching pair.
Posted by aronjlove on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:00pm CDT
Posted by M. Spector on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:00pm CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:03pm CDT
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:04pm CDT
aronjlove wrote:Are these pics or renders, as the white seems more matte than shiny on Apeface and these images make it look shiny.
Pictures. And if I recall correctly, when Apeface's pictures were released they looked similarly shiny. It's all dependent on the lighting setup used
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:15pm CDT
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on April 7th, 2020 @ 12:52pm CDT
Well luckily for you, that's just an optical illusion. Having looked at both the video and the toy fair pics, there's a very definite space between them all the way up.Bounti76 wrote:My only issue with his bird mode is the legs- not how skinny they are, but how closely together they seem to be the closer they get to the body.
That can happen with any Transformer with poseable legs, especially when they have a wide upper body.Bounti76 wrote:At some angles, it looks like they almost meet at the same point, like a kid drew and designed then.