Transformers Movie Air Raid Target Exclusive Scout 2007 Review

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  1. kleh

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    Air Raid Target Scout Review
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    Vehicle Mode:
    Pretty sweet-looking Marine-style jet if you ask me. Looks like he’s ready to roam the jungle and battle the intercepting Dreadwing. Not sure why he has jungle-camo if he can’t even fly low enough. Alt mode is filled with lots of jungle green (obviously), some black on the cockpit/pixels, some yellowish brown pixels, gray on his cannons/thrusters/vents, and some red accents on each wing. There are two Autobot emblems; one on each wing as well as a new Sector-7 logo smack dabbed in the middle of his alt mode. A well deserved A for vehicle mode.

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    Robot Mode:
    More gray than expected. His arms, legs, and feet are comprised with gray as well as his robot mode face. Red eyes on an Autobot is definitely strange. But it looks very intimidating. His robot mode head reminds me of Megatron for some odd reason.

    Moving on. There is mostly forest green on the shell of his robot mode head, arm-wings, chest, and lower legs. Once again, there are two Autobot emblems visible on his arm-wings as well as the Sector-7 logo on his lower abdomen. Not as attractive-looking as the alt mode. This mode receives a B- from me.

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    Transformation:
    It has the same transformation as the Energon and Movie Skyblast.

    Automorph:
    Energon characters have Automorph?! I know it’s true though. It’s very simple. But to work his automorph technology, just turn the knob-like thing on the upper part of the jet after you have moved all the pieces out of the way. The face then turns inward for robot mode while the cockpit is folded off in the back.

    Weapons:
    He comes with an Energon sword and an Energon crystal that snaps into his chest. Both repainted black. Nothing new I know. Wonder why they still included it? O well more weapons.

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    Overall:
    This is a pretty nice figure. The digital camouflage is very nice. It’s not the best but it could be a lot worse. I, personally, like it. I like Air Raid from G2 but this figure just personifies him as an actual movie character. Instead of calling him Skyblast 2, Hasbro decided to make him a whole different character (which is better). I know it’s just a redeco Energon/Movie Skyblast figure but the camo made it look all that better. This little guy earns an 8.5/10 for me. I definitely recommend him if you’re a completist. Even if you’re not, give the guy a chance anyway if you don’t like him that is. Recommended!!

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  2. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool, thanks for sharing! Did you actually find this at Target already (if so, that would be news), or was it an eBay special?

    Any chance of a larger pic of the bio? :) 
     
  3. kleh

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    I got it from a friend. Glad you enjoyed the review!
     
  4. optimuslives

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    Skyblast was always one of my favorite Energon molds. Too bad I'm such a sucker for repaints...... :p 
     
  5. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    I love these repaints.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Very nice, thanks for the pics and thoughts. I think this is the first detailed look we've had at him so I've frontpaged this. Too bad the Autobot logos got painted ovr and not remolded out altogether - then again, it's also too bad these guys didn't get the new weapons originally planned.
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Nice! I soo gonna get one,Hopefully Target will get these before i go.
     
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    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    That will be the only scout I will be getting with Arcee.
     
  9. Prime Evil

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    I never got the E-Skyblast version. I'll probably pick this guy and Skyblast up just to bolster the Bot army. Glad to see he's out and about.
     
  10. vincheng2k5

    vincheng2k5 Ratchet made me premed

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    AHH! I KNEW there was a repaint of Arcee as Elita 1! I thought I saw it once at a Target but blew it off - after reading the new Timelines comic (which actually has Elita 1 repainted on Galaxy Force Chromia's mold) I went back to look for it but it wasn't there. Then, when I did an internet search, I found nothing on it.

    Even though I already have Energon Arcee, I'll get Elita 1 since it's the first real toy of her.
     
  11. Bryan

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    I am just in love with both the mold and the deco.

    Looking forward to it, and thanks for the review & pics.
     
  12. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative TFW2005 Supporter

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    Do we have an official date for when Wave 3 (Elita-1, Armorhide, and Air Raid) hits the shelves?
     
  13. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    At Botcon, the cards in the display case said August 2007. So it might even be they're starting to hit now, since that's the expected saturation date.
     
  14. PunisherPrime

    PunisherPrime Cybertronian Emissary

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    Why is my Target Skyblast Gray and not Camo?

    Umm, I have a Target Exclusive Skyblast that is not the green camo that I found last night. It is gray and tan, and the weapons are translucent gray. Variants in the exclusive line maybe? I guess I'll have to keep looking!!!
     
  15. Abrogate

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    the green one isnt named Skyblast, it's Air Raid. Yes, they released 2 repaints of the same figure 1 wave apart
     
  16. PunisherPrime

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    Sorry.... got excited
     
  17. Sol Fury

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    They're making two versions of Scout Arcee as well - one in blue as Arcee, one in copper as Elita-1.

    I'm not fond of multiple versions, but the different colours give you a nice choice of designs.
     
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    I got him today in the two pack with Storm surge. Worth the price of admission (£6.50 each), but certainly not a stand out figure.
     
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    Now it can be told!

    The nickname of my nickname ("Ruf") is hidden in the camouflage of this figure...

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  20. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Got this guy in the 2-Pack today, really like him

    I was really surprised he had Automorph

    Great little fig
     

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