TFW Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    We've got one more toy to showcase to wrap up our coverage of Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3, so without further ado, here's Fall of Cybertron Air Raid!

    Air Raid is a remolded and retooled version of Shockwave, who was arguably the best of the initial three deluxe releases in this round of Generations. Air Raid gets an excellently done and very detailed new head, a new chest, plus a new gunblade weapon and a second sword weapon. It's the new weapons where the appeal of the toy lies, because the gunblade (replacing Shockwave's arm cannon) can not only convert between a gun and a sword form, but it can break down into the gunblade portion and a second gun (which looks a bit like something the Generation 1 Aerialbots used). The second gun can attach to the arm like Shockwave's arm cannon, giving you already a good selection of options for displaying this guy, and that's not without getting into the sword accessory, which can be combined with the gunblade (or its components) in a couple of different ways to form some rather impressive swords!

    In short - half the fun of this toy comes from his accessories and in plugging them together to make a whole bunch of different weapon combos. That is ultimately why if you are thinking of passing on Air Raid you should probably think again - he's just plain fun. This fan had the most fun he has had with a Transformer toy in a good while fiddling around with this one figuring out the many different weapon combinations, a selection of which are showcased in our gallery. Open the link below to check it out:

    Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Gallery


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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Robot Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Spaceship Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Gunblade Blaster Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Twin Blasters Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Twin Blades Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Combined Sword Mode
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Hello stand-in for Chromedome.
     
  4. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I'm loving this trend of retooling molds so that they don't even feel like a re-use.

    If I get Fireflight (and I'm sorely tempted to even though I already have Shockwave), I think I'll figure out a different alt mode configuration for him, one that gets the Autobot insignia right-side-up.
    I know he's packaged as "Air Raid", but he's Fireflight in my books.
     
  5. Cheez Doodle23

    Cheez Doodle23 Plastic Crack Club Member

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    Looks really good, can't wait to find him at retail, will probably pick him up.

    Only thing I don't like is the upside-down Autobot logo in vehicle mode.
     
  6. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Gotta know when to fold..

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    I don't think his alt mode is a space ship. But rather an artillery cannon/mortar.
     
  7. Sye909

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    Well now i have to get one.
     
  8. Ranger Silver 6

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    his gunblade looks a bit like Prime Optimus's swords. This feels different enough from Shockwave to be worth a purchase
     
  9. Barricade24

    Barricade24 Decepticop Artist

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    Love this guy! Although I will still call him "Fire Flight", he is for sure, one I want to get. I love the weapon variety he is.
     
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    Fire Flight, Rewind, & Chromedome smashed into one!
     
  11. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I thought I'd read that Fireflight's new accessories could all combine together to form a scythe?
     
  12. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    I'd love to see this guy repainted into Sixshot and Brainstorm!
     
  13. Wadeledge

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    Yeah, Radicons are gonna have fun with this one, that's such a "Headmaster head" if I ever saw one!
     
  14. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    very nice I passed on Shockwave but i may pick this up.
     
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    Names on packaging are meaningless when it's blatantly wrong.
     
  16. Wadeledge

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    Yay copyright laws!

    I'm loving that the figures are coming with a boatload of accessories right now, it is awesome!
     
  17. Anguirus

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    You can't fool me, Hasbro! You even gave him Fireflight's GUN.

    My god, it's full of stars

    A red Hubcap and now this? Hasbro is apparently reproducing my tiny childhood collection with enthusiasm.
     
  18. Pcm979

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    Still not enough differentiation from Shockwave for me, nice weapons or not. But I'm fairly strict with myself on that sort of thing.
     
  19. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Is the extra sword he comes with the one Megatron uses in the final fight? Seems that way, just with a different color.

    He's nice, and looks like he'll be really useful for many different customs as well.
     
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    I held off getting this guy as I wanted to get him with Kickback to take advantage of Hasbro's deals. I think he will be an easier one to nab and I look the look of his weapons.

    As someone mentioned, I love the fact that Hasbro is taking the time to remold parts to make repaints a bit different from their source... just look at Sideswipe. His alt mode looks almost nothing like Jazz's due to the changes and his bot mod is JUST different enough to make it not look they are clones.

    For Fire Flight, I plan to do an alt transformation where his wings and leg pieces are rotated opposite of Shockwave's to give him a different look in both modes.
     

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