Universe Aerial Rivals 5-pack (Target Exclusive)

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  1. panzerjedi

    panzerjedi Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see a thread for these guys, so here we go. (More pics to come.)

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    Like the Special Team Leaders 5-pack, this set includes 3 Autobots (Blades, Air Raid, and Skydive) and 2 Decepticons (Thrust and Ramjet).

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    Thrust and Ramjet look like their a Legends Class version of the Energon Starscream mold. Right out of the box, Thrust and Ramjet are my favorites of the set. A slight issue is that you can see their heads in alt mode.

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    Blades is, of course, a helicopter. Crappy thing about his robot mode is that despite having ball jointed arms, they can't swivel anywhere useful.

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    Air Raid is some sort of bomber (having similarities with a B-52). Robot mode reminds me of TFA Lugnut.

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    Skydive looks like a misshapen A-Wing. Transforming him to alt mode is a pain. It took me 15min to get the alt mode correct for this pic.
     
  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thrust: nice.

    Ramjet: nice

    Blades: not bad - poor articulation. Would have been nice if the Voyager toy was colored more like this one.

    Air Raid: the Jetfire mold is always nice, and the colors look good on it.

    Skydive: I don't care for any Cybertron Soundwave mold. Shouldn't Air Raid and Skydive have their names switched? Air Raid was traditionally the black plane and Skydive the gray one.
     
  3. Bgrngod

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    Blades - My favorite of the pack. His alt-mode is a little sketchy, but I still like him a lot.

    Skydive - BIG for a Legends figure. Big feet to stay stood up despite having a good size backpack that agrees with gravity too much. Overall nicely done.

    Air Raid - Not a huge fan of the flying Soundwave style molds. This legends figure doesn't help. It doesn't feel very solid in Alt-mode or Bot-mode. Transformation is way too tricky for a figure this size. You have to fight with it to get it to snap into place, and even then it doesn't feel like a complete transformation.

    Thrust/Ramjet - Kind of a bummer they are both the same mold in a 5 pack, but what do you expect when packing in two Seekers? I like them both quite a bit. They even have folding out blades.

    Glad I picked up the set. I like this set quite a bit better then the other 5 pack of Team Leaders (I don't like animal alt-mode transformers).
     
  4. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    I bought this pack specifically for the Cybertron seekers. I love that mold for some reason, and I'll buy any version they put out there. (I need to think of a nickname for one of the Ramjets though, since there's now this one and the BotCon one.)

    I haven't owned any of these other molds before, but Blades and Air Raid are great too. However, I'm really disappointed with Skydive. I have trouble transforming the legs of the BIG Cybertron Soundwave into jet mode, and somehow I have 10x as much trouble with this smaller version. The way the shield is attached is weird too, I wish they'd just made it removable, but maybe it's a choking hazard.
     
  5. panzerjedi

    panzerjedi Well-Known Member

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    Updated with pics! =)
     
  6. Boy who screams

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    Looks fantastic. Will do my best to buy, I love the LoC Seeker mold!
     
  7. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Never bought a single legends in my life. Don't plan on it now.

    But for the rest of you, if I DID buy these things, I think they look ok. If you have All the LOC repaints of starscream and thundercracker from Cybertron, then this'll be great!
     
  8. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I like that Thrust is a mini version of the very nice Cybertron 2-pack Starscream. I don't collect Legends, though, so this is an easy pass for me.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

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    PO' CHILDREN'S TOI'S.

    I really like them. It's actually CYBERTRON Starscream, not Energon. Do want just for the seekers at least.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I like the Special Team Leaders pack better, but I picked this one up as well.

    This is the first time I've owned the Cybertron Evac and Soundwave Legends molds and I don't plan on going out of my way for them again either. Blades doesn't fit together right in helicopter mode and it pretty unposeable. Skydive is fairly poseable but the alt mode leaves a lot to be desired. Like my Universe Fireflight, Air Raid is pretty floppy in the leg area.

    I've always liked the Legends Starscream mold so I was excited two of them were in the set. Thrust and Ramjet are depicted pretty well here. To make a bit of a difference compared to my Cybaretron Starscream and Sunstorm, I switched a sword and a gun for these two to give Thrust two swords and Ramjet two guns. (I also didn't flip the rear tailfin down on purpose to differentiate them even more)

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    So Thrust and Ramjet I really like, the others I really don't care much about but at least they'll look good on display.
     

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