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TFW Generations Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Gallery

Posted on 12-15-2012 at 10:50 AM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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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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Ra88
Hello stand-in for Chromedome.
Noideaforaname
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.
Cheez Doodle23
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.
Starfire22
I don't think his alt mode is a space ship. But rather an artillery cannon/mortar.
Sye909
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Originally Posted by Ra88 View Post
Hello stand-in for Chromedome.
Well now i have to get one.
Ranger Silver 6
his gunblade looks a bit like Prime Optimus's swords. This feels different enough from Shockwave to be worth a purchase
Barricade24
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.
Wadeledge
Fire Flight, Rewind, & Chromedome smashed into one!
Maverick Hunter Christian
I thought I'd read that Fireflight's new accessories could all combine together to form a scythe?
Shatterpoint
I'd love to see this guy repainted into Sixshot and Brainstorm!
Wadeledge
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Originally Posted by Shatterpoint View Post
I'd love to see this guy repainted into Sixshot and Brainstorm!
Yeah, Radicons are gonna have fun with this one, that's such a "Headmaster head" if I ever saw one!
grimlock1972
very nice I passed on Shockwave but i may pick this up.
Nightrain
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Originally Posted by Noideaforaname View Post
I know he's packaged as "Air Raid", but he's Fireflight in my books.
Names on packaging are meaningless when it's blatantly wrong.
Wadeledge
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Originally Posted by Nightrain View Post
Names on packaging are meaningless when it's blatantly wrong.
Yay copyright laws!

I'm loving that the figures are coming with a boatload of accessories right now, it is awesome!
Anguirus
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.
Pcm979
Still not enough differentiation from Shockwave for me, nice weapons or not. But I'm fairly strict with myself on that sort of thing.
Digilaut
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.
Mr. Chaos
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.
Sol Fury
I believe it is! It's also similar to the Banshee Blade Venksta made, which was meant to be based on Starscream's sword in WfC.
iacon45
This is probably one of my favorite figures from the third wave of deluxes. I have FoC Shockwave and already knew how fun this mold is and the extra weapon possibilities will definitely make it worth it. A friend of mine picked up a case and I bought it from him. Too bad this guy is one per case like Kickback though.
Dinobot Nuva
Only one from this wave I'm after, now if I could just find one, retail or online...
Optibotimus
I don't care what anyone says, this guy is totally G1 Rewind imo
Galaxy Convoy
Sold! Totally kicks the shit out of Shockwave.
Bahamut Prime
Wicked cool!
Pcm979
Okay, guys guys. Crazy thought.
New head and other customisation for an Arcee.

Too crazy?
Wadeledge
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Originally Posted by optibotimus316 View Post
I don't care what anyone says, this guy is totally G1 Rewind imo
Paint his eyes blue and faceplate red and then bam all done!
Shizuka
Employee 1: Say, I have idea, let's give the people one of the Aerialbots

Employee 2: How about Jetfire?

Employee 3: How about Airraid?

*Employees 1 and 2 agree*

Employee 1: So, I guess we should start drawing up plans for this son of a mother.

Employee 3: Or, because his design is based off a video game and we're passing this off as "Fall of Cybertron", we can retool Shockwave.

Employee 2: C'mon, that idea isn't good.

Employee 1: Bobs right man, that idea is AWESOME!

*Employees 1 and 3 brofist*

Just and other day at Hasbro HQ.
xMostWanted559x
I can't get shockwave out of him in my eyes.

I would of preferred the air raid or silverbolt from the game
autobot prowl
I'm not sure why, but this figure soooo reminds me of Cybertron Sideways! I like this retool and repaint a lot better than Shockwave
Prime Jetscream
Every one of these galleries makes me want these guys more, especially him. His weapon is SO cool.
Saundowaivu
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post
Okay, guys guys. Crazy thought.
New head and other customisation for an Arcee.

Too crazy?
it would make a decent Thunderblast, it has the proper breastplate.
Galaxy Convoy
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Originally Posted by Shizuka View Post
Employee 1: Say, I have idea, let's give the people one of the Aerialbots

Employee 2: How about Jetfire?

Employee 3: How about Airraid?

*Employees 1 and 2 agree*

Employee 1: So, I guess we should start drawing up plans for this son of a mother.

Employee 3: Or, because his design is based off a video game and we're passing this off as "Fall of Cybertron", we can retool Shockwave.

Employee 2: C'mon, that idea isn't good.

Employee 1: Bobs right man, that idea is AWESOME!

*Employees 1 and 3 brofist*

Just and other day at Hasbro HQ.
Except it wasn't really meant to be Air Raid in the first place. Hasbro had it labelled as Fireflight for awhile there. The name change is recent, probably due to copyright issues.
cheetor71
This to me really doesn't say Airraid. I think I'm gonna pass on this one unless I can think of a way to change it and make it look more like he did in the 1st game.
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by cheetor71 View Post
This to me really doesn't say Airraid.
Well of course it doesn't. What's important is if it says 'Fireflight' to you, because that's who it is.
You see, this is the second Fireflight they've renamed this year. Odds are it's a trademark issue, like 'Shockblast'.

Speaking of Shockblast, that's still my overriding problem here; I can't stop seeing 'Red Shockwave', and I don't have enough free cash to splurge just to get the apparently nice weapon.
Angelwave
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Hello stand-in for Chromedome.

^ +1

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