TakaraTomy ToyHobby market exclusive Henkei Dark/Black Skyfire

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  1. Deceptigtar

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    Here is the pictorial review for the TakaraTomy ToyHobby market exclusive Henkei Dark/Black Skyfire!

    He is a repaint of the Classic/Henkei voyager class Jetfire/Skyfire. Has all the same accessories as his other incarnations. Helmet, 2 missiles, and 2 guns that snap together to form one.

    Transforms the same and no mold changes to this version other than the chrome thruster which are also chrome on the Henkei Jetfire/Skyfire version.

    I am a sucker for black repaints/themed figure, so this one fits right in with my collection and love it. I would really like to see what a real one would have looked like in the darker grey scheme, but when I look at those images I almost think Henkei Astrotrain, maybe thats just me.

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  2. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Nice review, I can't wait till these things start shipping. I think I would have preferred the colors from the CGI we first got, but this still looks outstanding. I am a whore for the Classics molds.
     
  3. epicbeardman

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    That's dark!
     
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    Looks cool. Skywarp on steroids, lol.
     
  5. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice!

    Eagerly awaiting mine from RobotKingdom.
     
  6. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    You've got two identical missile launchers for the arms.

    Nice figure, great pictures.
     
  7. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looking good! Thanks for the pics :D  His jet mode is so sexy.

    (BTW pardon me nitpicking, he is TakaraTomy ToyHobby market exclusive, not eHooby :) )
     
  8. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    oh excuse me mr sydneyy! haha ill ask a mod to change it.
     
  9. wipedout

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    Can't wait to get ahold of this guy. But yeah, why do you have two left missile launchers?
     
  10. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    thats weird about my launchers. because even my botcon 07 dreadwind has 2 right launchers. hrmmmm
     
  11. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lolol 

    I don't have my Classics and Henkei Jetfires anymore so can't check in person, but I can't tell the difference. :(  Only thing I see is a screw in the launcher on the right arm, is that it?
     
  12. wipedout

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    The Right one is showing the backside of the left one. Not that big of a deal and I scored one from him for a hell a lot cheaper than other places are selling it. Only downside is no box but I usually don't keep most of my boxes anyway.
     
  13. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Yikes, that's a whole lot cooler than I had thought it'd be.
     
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    I think I'd call him 'Darkfire'. or 'Blastfire' or something like that rather than just refer to him as an Evil Skyfire.
     
  15. BraveMax

    BraveMax Used to speak Japanese

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    He's not evil, actually :) 

    From Masabon's thread in the News forum:

    GENTEI! GENTEI! TRANSFORMERS
    DARK SKY FIRE
    Function:"Scientific Investigator"
    CHANGE: Superjet、"Battle up mode"

    Motto: "How much longer can I continue to wear the clothing of a scientist..." (Ish...)

    ABILITY: The form Skyfire used when he worked with the Destrons hundreds of years before they became an army. Devoted entirely to outer space exploration, his frame is coated in a special layer which protects him from hazards such as unknown viruses and magnetic storms.

    CHARACTER: While on the one hand his spirit of scientific inquiry is quite strong, he is torn by the knowledge that quite against his will he also possesses formidable combat capabilities.

    WEAPON: Photon Missile Launchers, Particle Beams, Heat-Seeking Missiles, Laser Cannon
     
  16. videriant

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    Just got him. Love this mold and love it in black. Too much purple on the booster so I'm leaving it off. I just wish that Hasbro/TakTomy didn't always feel the need to pair up the black with skywarp purple. I wonder what he would have looked like with black/red or black/blue.
     
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    Man I really want one of these. I really dig the black and purple on this mold.
     
  18. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Wow, that looks pretty fugly. Thanks for the pics man, now I know to save my money.
     
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    So happy I got this guy. He turned out much better in person.
     
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    Mine is in the mail :) 

    $39 + shipping ($55 total shipped to Canada) from Robot Kingdom is just too sweet to pass up. I can't believe everyone else is selling them for like $85-$100 before shipping.
     

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