TRANSFORMERS TOYS AND MERCHANDISE SECTION
Sir Auros' review of: SonarName
: Aerial ReconnaissanceFirst cartoon appearance
: N/aThe dangerous cloning experiments carried out by Megatron have created another powerful ally for the heroic Maximals: Sonar. Super-acute senses provide matchless reconnaissance abilities, while bio-cyber elements allow unmatched strenght and mobility. When combined with a fiery, almost uncontrollable aggression, Sonar makes a dangerous enemy and a somewhat unpredictable ally. Much to his chagrin, Megatron has unintentionally created the finest early-warning system ever to existed - the Maximal known as Sonar!
I purchased this figure at the same time I picked up the Transmetals 2 Scarem figure because both were in the same price range, both were on sale, and both were significantly better than Optimus Minor. Sonar didn't turn out to be a surpisingly nice figure like Scarem, but it did end up being worth the money I spent on it.Beast Mode
Big, cyborg bat. That's Sonar in a nutshell. The beast mode certainly isn't spectacular, but it could be worse. I'm not a big fan of the robot mode's feet clearly being visible on the underside of the figure, and there aren't any missiles or anything really interesting in this mode. As such, I don't see much of a point in the beast mode for this figure at all and never display it in anything other than robot mode and the transformation can be so annoying that I rarely ever transform it.Robot Mode
This mode is ok, but far from great. He can be posed well enough without falling down and looks cool. The robot mode's face resembles a bat more than a robot and that's kind of weird. While Sonar does technically have a built-in weapon like Scarem, it's this lame sword that he can barely move and just isn't cool. If Scarem and Sonar were to get in a fight, Scarem would win in about two seconds. If Sonar had some sort of gun or something, he might stand a chance, but instead he has some worthless sword. Useless.Transformation
: 9 Gotta read the instructions that first time because of the weirdness that is transforming the legs of the figure, but then rest of it can be tricky without practice too.Durability
: 6 The metallic red part of the figure is constantly threatening to break and one needs to be gentle with it.Fun
: 6 Meh, not really a fun figure to play with (due partly from lack of any weapons) and I never really saw a reason to display it very prominently.Price
: 8 Even though it wasn't that great of a figure, it was cheap.Overall
: 7 Really just an average toy that isn't horrible but still not a cut above most other figures either.