Not long after the release of Thundershred, Fansproject releases Stormbomb under their Causality Crossfire line. Stormbomb is a clear homage to Transformers G1 Bombshell and the second of three figures. Stormbomb Alt Mode: Since I started with the robot mode, let me talk about the transformation. The instructions skip a few steps, and will disorient you for a good second. Otherwise transformation is rather simple. Stormbomb turns into a Cybertronian rhinoceros beetle, and it's half good... and half crap. The crap part is solely reserved for the 'rhino horn' and first set of legs. The horn is too long, and I don't know what to do with it [that's what she said]. The scythes become Stormbomb's first set of legs, and have a tough time staying put; they fall out easily. The rest of the body is perfectly fine. Another complaint I have about this mode is that there isn't a good place to hide the chain. Robot Mode: Before I say anything about the robot mode, I'd like to harp about Fansproject's integrity. Unlike other third-party groups that ignore their product's flaws, Fansproject makes every attempt to fix theirs. There have been many cases of Thundershred's spikes breaking, and instead of brushing it under a rug, Fansproject throws in an extra set of the spikes and handle with Stormbomb. I didn't need them, but I'm glad I have a set of spares. Now on to Stormbomb. While I really like how Thundershred looks, Stormbomb looks better. The sculpt on Stormbomb is slightly less bulky, along with a level of finesse and detailing. Though I wish it had a pellet shooter on the top of his head, at least he's got a vented faceplate. There are a few ways you can mistransform Stormbomb so that he can get this with the sai weapon. Starscream's shoulders are also a welcome design decision. Stormbomb also looks great with the set of hanging chained scythes, which I'll get to in a moment. I have to mention that Stormbomb's joints are perfectly tight, and not too tight like Thundershred. The shoulder armor is finicky, there is zero wrist movement, and the waist armor moves (very annoyingly) with the thighs. These are the only complaints I have with the articulation. It does, however, have excellent tilting ankles and waist rotation. The scythes are a nice set of weapons, along with its thick detachable chain. This chain can also plug into the sai, which can split into a set of cleavers. Though you have the option of plugging the sai blades on*the shoulders, I think this is just ugly. The sai connects on the back not by simply sliding it in, but rather combining the detached parts together around it. The box shows that there is a peg on the outside of this panel, but my toy has it on the inside. I wonder if mine is a defect. The last thing worth mentioning is that Stormbomb also has 3mm ports on his arms. You can put Thundershred's claws (not very flush) and other weapons on here. Overall: If you guys liked Thundershred you'd absolutely love Stormbomb. The toy has its faults, but I think that it's a better toy. It's a nice homage to Bombshell and is definitely well-engineered. Check out the full gallery and other reviews at The Rabbit Haul.