Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Cyberverse Legion Class Windrazor Part 1

The wings will always be there

Reviewing another transformable small-sized collectible after J-Decker from Kabaya's Brave Legend Brave Gun shokugan set in the previous posting. ^^

"Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters" Cyberverse Legion Class Windrazor
Production company: Hasbro
Release date: August 2013
Price: US$5.99
Official link

An individual release it is, but Windrazor is also one of the Cyberverse Legion Class action figure needed to form Abominus. Out of the five, Windrazor is the third to be reviewed on my blog, after Twinstrike, and Blight. Out of the five, besides being the first figure wielding the crossbow/pickaxe type one-piece weapon to be reviewed so far, which in itself is not exactly a really interesting point (^^;), Windrazor is actually the only flight-type beast that resembles a pterodactyl. ^^ Its massive wings is Windrazor's most notable visual feature among its Abominus members.

Front view of the blister pack.

Windrazor can be seen very easily and clearly through the clear shell.

(Left) The name of the character and its role among the Predacon members are shown on the cardboard label.
(Right) Logo of the Transformer series on the top portion of the card.

Image of Predaking, leader of the Predacon legion in dragon mode on the left hand side of the card.

As you would expect of a Cyberverse figure, the difficulty level of the transformation is 1 - Easy. ^^

More images of Windrazor as seen through the clear shell.

Closeups on the details.

The instruction sheet at the bottom of the shell.

Side views of the package.

Windrazor's stats on the package's right hand side.

Top and bottom views of the package.

A super brief introduction of the character, as well as images of the figure in robot and beast modes on the back of the package.

Despite the character being from "Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters", the CG image on the back of the box remains the same as that from the first and second seasons of "Transformers: Prime".

A quick comparison with Twinstrike, the first Abominus Predacon I reviewed.

Windrazor's yellow is of a much lighter shade as compared to Twinstrike's.

A quick comparison with Megatron, another Cyberverse figure, but of Commander Class size.

A nice bonus that was bundled with Windrazor when I got it in December last year: a complimentary comic featuring characters from the toy line of "Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters". ^^

Characters shown include Beast Hunter Optimus Prime, Twinstrike, ...

... Sharkticon Megatron, Shockwave, Bumblebee with Eagleshot Bow, Ratchet, Bulkhead, ...

... Optimus Prime, Predaking, ...

... Skystalker, Blight, Ripclaw, Hun-Gurrr, ...

Not the best artwork to be expected of the comic. ^^; Optimus Prime looks like he's wearing Batman's mask in one of the panels. XD

Rear cover of the comic.

The package is carefully cut from its side in order for the content to be removed.

The plastic tray that hold Windrazor.

Front view of the plastic tray that houses Windrazor.

Rear view of the tray.

The folded instruction sheet on Windrazor's transformation.

A one-way robot-to-beast-mode transformation sequence is shown for Windrazor on the instruction sheet.

The complete backdrop with the remaining edges of the cut plastic cover removed.

The rear side of the card.

The cardboard label for the top, side and bottom faces of the plastic container.

More images of Windrazor in robot mode:

Closeups on the details:






Windrazor's color scheme makes it seem very close to Twinstrike, more than it should perhaps. ^^ Besides yellow, Windrazor's secondary color of green is also close to the teal on Twinstrike. ^^ Personally, I don't mind the color scheme, since the yellow on Windrazor is of a light shade that is uncommonly found on other Transformers figures. The only issue I have with the color is that Windrazor's face is also been painted yellow, which makes it really difficult to see. ^^; Upon closer view, the figure seems to be given a smirk on its face, which would be very interesting to see, if only a more contrasting color that can be distinguished easily against the main color was used on the face in the first place. ^^;

Despite the similar-looking color scheme, Windrazor's large wings on its forearms help to give the Predacon its distinctive image, and that's definitely a feature that can be found on neither Twinstrike, nor any of the other Abominus members. ^^

Then again, the wings are also clear hints that give away Windrazor's transformation. ^^; They are folded up in robot mode, but their large size makes them really difficult to be concealed properly, especially for a Cyberverse Legion Class figure. ^^;

A look at Windrazor's weapon, articulation design, and some action poses in the next posting. ^^

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