G1 Sky Lynx

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  1. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Not much content in the G1 section here, either. So here's one of my favorite G1 characters:

    Sky Lynx

    Source & Pictures: Transformers-Universe.com

    Beast Modes: Sky Lynx was one of the first Transformers (not counting Soundwave's cassettes) without a robot mode. The closest he comes is his combined beast mode, in which he looks like a cross between a Brontosaurus and a Pteranadon. Not sure why, but this mode kicks serious ass. I just love it. His neck and tail are fully posable and he can walk electronically. Sky Lynx can also separate into two individual beast modes, one being the Pteranadon or other bird-like dinosaur, the other a robotic lynx with a golden head. The Pteranadon is not exactly to my liking, but the lynx looks pretty cool, especially with the teeth and red eyes (those are stickers, btw). All in all Sky Lynx is great in this mode, better combined than separate, and a dead-ringer for his TV incarnation.

    Alternate Mode: Sky Lynx transforms into a space shuttle and transport platform. Interestingly enough in the cartoon the shuttle and transport pad were always shown together and flying through space as one. The shuttle taken individually looks exactly like what it's supposed to. The transport pad individually is nothing much, little more than a box. Together they look cool as well and again, very much like their TV likeness.

    Remarks: What can I say about Sky Lynx? Definitely one of my favorite characters from the third season of the Transformers cartoon, one of the best toys from the G1 line, and a cherished childhood memory as well. All that, and I got this one for Christmas from my then-girlfriend (now wife), complete with the original instruction booklet, the box (even though it's in pieces), and new stickers from reprolabels. How can you not love a girl like that? I asked her to marry me that very same night (not because of Sky Lynx, but it did help). So to come back to Sky Lynx, if there is one G1 Transformer that managed to be a great TV character, a great toy, and look the same in both the animated and the real world, it's him. Most definitely recommended.

    Rating: A
     
  2. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

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    I see what your saying, but if the transport pad didn't go along for the ride, the "Lynx" part would be permanently grounded. So, IMHO, it's easier to regard the transporter as some sort of autonomous cargo module.
     
  3. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Yeah, it was obviously a cargo module. When it was his job to haul some 'bot ass across the galaxy again, where did Rodimus and co. go? That's right, they went in through the door at the side of the lynx part.
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    not a fan of the toy growing up but got suckered in as an adult. must be all those s3 saving the day appearances.

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  5. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just got him today, one of my dreams as a child finally come true!! This figure in alt mode is awesome, as you know is a space shuttle, in bot or beast mode, Sky Lynx is KILLER!!!!! looks fantastic, much better in person!!! I love this toy totally AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH! I'm fuckin' happy now!
     
  6. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    and occasionally out his mouth! lol
     
  7. Ashstar

    Ashstar Liberator of Toys

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    lol I remember that! Better make a quick exit before ol' Sky Lynx catches space flu and blew a sneeze... on your way out!

    Back to the topic, he is going to see an encore release frm TakTomy, right? So there's still hopes for those who're after this.
     
  8. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    I like your review that comes with an interesting story. I'm looking forward to receiving one soon when reissues are shipped out.
     

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