Mastermind Creations Knight Morpher Airborne Squad Awakening Video Reviews

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Got a super duper package in the mail today - Mastermind's Knight Morpher Airbourne Squad Awakening!

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    Here's the video, the pictorial version follows below.

    Mastermind Creations Knight Morpher Airborne Squad AWAKENING VERSION - YouTube

    For those few not in the know, the Knight Morpher line consists of brand new toys based on the Hearts of Steel miniseries, featuring our favorite characters with 19th century altmodes. The Decepticon seekers featured designs inspired by some of Da Vinci's flying vehicle concepts. The awakening version is an all black and grey preview version. It's a full-on production quality figure molded in colors that make it look like a grey prototype, and it's pretty awesome. The box includes the figure itself, a set of all three unique weapons used by Screecher (Starscream), Stormer (Thundercracker) and Warper (Skywarp).

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    Also included are the instructions, and a special sheet detailing various sharp points, as well as some fragile bits you'll want to make note of when transforming the figure.

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    The wings come packaged detached from the main robot, so once those are attached you've got what is already a pretty neat figure!

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    Size wise he's about the same mass of a voyager, but slightly shorter since a lot of that is in the wings. Here's a quick shot of him with KM-03 Cyclops.

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    And for a more common comparison, next to United/Generations Jazz:

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    Screecher has the chain guns, but as mentioned, he also comes with the weapons used by Stormer:

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    As well as the cannons for Warper:

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    So you can display him as the awakening version of any of the three main seekers. The hip armor is also detachable (be careful with this!) and can form a pair of scimitar-ish swords:

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    One of the neat things that both adds to the detail of the figure and some fun during transformation is the addition of some Mech Alive/Automorph features in the head/shoulders and legs:

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    Transformation is a lot of fun. Much like Cyclops, you're going to want to take your time the first few times through it as you figure out where everything goes. I popped the wings back off while doing the arms just to get a sense of how it all works and pegs together, but everything locks into place quite securely.

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    The way the hip armor flips up and attaches itself to the arms, including using the arm flap to lock in place is really elegant and helps integrate the parts together.

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    The legs fold up and around:

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    The resulting tri-level plane mode is really cool as well.

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    Here's a quick vehicle mode comparison with Jazz I just took:

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    From the top he looks like a Wild West Batwing:

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    And his robot mode is all kinds of poseable:

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    All in all, while it's definitely one to take your time with the first few times through, this is just another amazing piece to add to the Knight Morpher line. This grey prototype colored version is a limited edition exclusive (and already sold out), but I saw the fully painted versions of all three at TFcon and let me tell you, they look AMAZING. The shiny metallic plastics and paints on these guys just really seals the deal, and I'm looking forward to their release as well as the upcoming Terminus Hexatron figure. (Spoiler alert: HE IS HUGE!)

    Here's some comparison pics of Mastermind's knight Morpher molds

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  2. Ejack37

    Ejack37 Robot in Disguise

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    Nice review Peaugh! Can't wait for the video review and to get a hold of mine too!

    Btw...did you get a shipping notice or did your figure just arrive?
     
  3. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    I was given a shipping notice.
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    pretty sweet. I fell in love with them at TFCon as soon as I saw them there.

    looking forward to the vid review.
     
  5. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Win. Can't wait for the vid. review.
     
  6. Roufuss

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    Great review Peaugh!

    For everyone who ordered one through A3U, they are going to start shipping them by next Friday.

    Can't wait to get mine!
     
  7. iphdtd

    iphdtd The Wolfman's Brother

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    How's the plastic quality? I have cyclops & annihilator and while the plastic is good, it's not as strong feeling as fansproject, maketoys or tfc. Just wanted to see if they've changed anything or are using the same stuff.
     
  8. phoenix88

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    is there a confirmed price for the painted versions?
     
  9. Benscollectables

    Benscollectables Decepticon, Supreme Class

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    Great pictorial buddy, cant wait to watch the review an yeah Hexatron is massive i reviewed the prototype and its going to be amazing
     
  10. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    Cannot WAIT for the colored ones! Have all 3 preordered!
     
  11. Hotwire

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    What a cool figure!!
     
  12. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Bueno. He's just the height I wanted him at. Now I have to decide on one of the three...
     
  13. xterry

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    yeah Rock~! D@mn, you have the box that I dont have it yet....T_T
     
  14. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    great review, great figure!

    Thats the problem, if you get one you'll be wanting the rest.
    Unless you get this version, then you could prolly stop right there.
     
  15. xterry

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    all hail the seeker!
     
  16. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    Did you add them gold paint apps yourself? real nice addition to the figure:thumbs2: 
     
  17. jbz

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    That's one of the reasons I bought this guy. I won't feel the need to by all 3 of the others. Hopefully.
     
  18. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    I don't care for repaints at all. I just want one of this mold. Since I have Alternity Cracker....and will pick up the MP...I'll probably get the blue version.
     
  19. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    Oh yeah. I'm definitely getting all three of these guys. :) 
     
  20. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    How's the headsculpt? I'm really on the fence about getting the red one, but I'm not certain I like it just yet...opinions?
     

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