TF Club Exclusive Airazor

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  1. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I won't go into great detail here, since this is a remold of the Energon Slugslinger toy. Airazor comes in a nice printed box, the toy nestled in black foam like most other boxed Club/convention exclusives. I don't care much for the Slugslinger mold personally, but IMO Airazor is a distinct improvement. The dual-nosed jet mode is mushy and floppy, and parts don't mesh together stably, just like the original Energon toy. Robot mode seems to peg together more stiffly, though that may be just because it's newer than my Energon toy. The shoulder 'flaps' don't stay pegged well at all, and flip up if you so much as touch the arms. Not much different than the Energon toy though, so I can overlook it a bit.

    The toy itself is mostly a bronze color, with orangeish yellow, and accents in black, silver, cold, and clear green. The color scheme is obviously Airazor's and works quite naturally for this toy as well. The orange-yellow parts are a little metallic, translucent, and swirly, making those bits look almost like they're made out of candy or something like that. The 'spark crystal' in the chest is translucent silver, making it look a lot like a pearl. There's a Maximal symbol stamped on her left shoulder. Overall, it's quite evocative of the Airazor character. The mold is slender, but not apparently feminine, not a big deal since the original Airazor toy was much the same way. The head sculpt is excellent IMO, perhaps the best seen from MC-exclusive toys so far. It looks good and looks like the cartoon incarnation of Airazor's face, without being a direct copy or having too many obvious birdlike features.

    All in all, aside from the general failing inherent in the Slugslinger mold, Airazor is a great display piece to round out the "Pre-BW" cast from the Botcon '06 comic. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes exclusives and/or BW, and doesn't hate Slugslinger too much. :) 
     
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    BLASPHEMY! Slugslinger is the best mold from Energon. Arms that don't peg in quite as well as they should does not a bad toy make.

    But yes, Airazor is indeed awesome. Too bad she's bigger than Tigatron, though.
     
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    Yes, yes it does. :p 

    If poorly anchored shoulders knocked Classics Grimlock down in my opinion, Slugslinger didn't stand half a chance, overcomplicated flopwad that he is.

    Anyway, the fact that I think Airazor is pretty damn nifty despite that should speak to how nice she is, or at least looks.
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I ended up with a rather tight-armed Slugslinger (and rather like him and his inverto-compressyness), so if I luck out again with Airazor I am -so- happy. :D 

    Though her new head means the mold loses one of my favourite parts. :(  But by all accounts it's an awesome new head, so woo!
     
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    Does anyone have pictures of all the BW Botcon exclusives in one shot? I'd never go out of my way to buy these but admired from a distance, I think it's a sweet concept and execution.
     
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    I'd definitely get Airrazor if I was a club member...and it didn;t gost an ungodly amount of money...

    Too bad they didn;t fix the scathing problems Slugslinger had...the retarded arms really ruined the figure...but that new head sculpt is awesome. Congrats on getting it!
     
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    This picture is useless without a thread. Or something like that.
     
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    shorty's gotta thing for amazons

    unfortunately the swap in size classes during 1996 ruined all his dreams
     
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    im tempted to get this one, but I'm still on the fence... how has it stood up to the test of time?
     
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    I recently picked up a second in the sale. I'm not sure of the context of your question, but while it's based on a mold I don't care for, it's a serviceable pre-beast Airazor with a rather pretty head sculpt. The total package is not all that feminine-looking, but then neither are most Airazor toy incarnations. :) 
     
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    i mean like have the toys had new issues that came up over time.
     
  16. Feralstorm

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    It's been a long time since I've handled Energon Slugslinger, but as far as I can tell TFCC Airazor is not particularly different in terms of joint quality, and I haven't noticed any other apparent age-related problems.
     
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    Yeah, don't worry, Airazor should be fine. The toy is as solid as it can be, given the mold chosen for it (which admittedly has some stability issues in both modes but isn't a wreck at all), and it does seems quite suitable for the character.
     

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