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Sir Auros' review of: Windrazor

Name: Windrazor
Allegiance: Autobot
Function: Hit and Run
Sub-Group: NA

I went to the "local" Toys R Us (in a city 45 minutes away) yesterday and found the last two aerialbots so that I could finally complete an Energon gestalt. Seerus Nalaius is reviewing the overall Superion Maximus mode, but I'll take care of Terradive and Windrazor. As is fairly common knowledge, Windrazor is a repaint of Treadshot and other than the (even better) color scheme, is really identical to it.

Vehicle Mode:
Windrazor's jet mode looks like some sort of futuristic space fighter instead of a real-life vehicle. The legs could be hidden better, but overall I still like this jet mode. The color scheme compared to Treadshot's is better if only because it has that red and white scheme that's almost as easy to associate with Autobots as black and purple is for Decepticons. This mode's fine for play and would probably be ok for display (if there weren't already two modes much better than it for that purpose), but it's really on the level of the G2 Cyberjets as far as hiding the robot mode. You have arms clearly visible underneath and the legs are visible from any angle and look more like robot legs than part of a plane.

Robot Mode:
This is one of the better robot modes to come out of Energon. I loved Treadshot's robot mode and Windrazor's is just as good and the paint job doesn't hurt it at all. Windrazor has a great amount of articulation, nifty weapons, and an excellent head sculpt. The only bad thing I can think of about this mode is I still haven't found a place to store (on the figure) the strip of plastic that connects the two guns for the gestalt mode. I believe I said it before about Treadshot and I'll say it again for Windrazor, this is a figure with a robot mode on par with the Cyberjets.

Transformation: 7 - Robot mode is poorly disguised, but it is still a fairly well-designed transformation since it has to work for a gestalt too.
Durability: 8 - Pretty sturdy with all the ball socket joints, but I worry about that little strip of plastic.
Fun: 10 - Immensely fun figure.
Price: 10 - A great toy for a great price.
Summary: 9 - The few flaws don't really tarnish this figure for me and I can honestly say it's one of the best figures from the Energon line.

 
 
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