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Warcry's review of: Crosshairs

Faction: Autobot
Function: Weapons Supervisor
Generation: One
Sub-Group: TargetMaster
Nebulan Component: Pinpointer
"Don't shoot until you see the wires in their eyes."

"Meticulous, cautious, some would say over-cautious-won't take a shot unless he's sure he can't miss...won't waste ammo. Pinpointer, his dual rocket-propelled grenade launcher, can lock on target in less that .0003 seconds, but usually trusts Crosshairs to decide when to shoot. In vehicle mode, maximum speed: 160 mph, range: 750 miles; built for traversing rough terrain."

Alternate Mode: Crosshairs' alt mode is a blue and red off-road vehicle with white windows. He's got huge wheels, the better to rip through swamps or forests, I guess. Surprisingly, there are almost no robot parts visible while he's in alt mode. His feet stick out from the back end, almost like a spoiler, but that's it. He has a hole on top of his roof where you can mount Pinpointer in gun mode. I'm not quite sure why anyone would want to, though. After all, it sorta defeats the purpose of disguising oneself as a car, if you just go and attach a huge gun to your roof, doesn't it? But to each his own. The vehicle mode itself is kinda...weird, though. No worse than any other first-year Target- or Headmasters, but a little plain, all in all. The colour scheme, however, is beautiful. The blue that covers most of his rear end and front fenders is the perfect color, contrasting wonderfully with the red on his cabin. A decent alt-mode, when you come down to it.

Robot Mode: To transform Crosshairs into robot mode, first grab the blue section of his rear end and pull backwards. They will fold out to form his robot legs. Flip up the black tips to form his feet. Flip his rear wheels back. Pull his front fenders out to the sides, to form his robot arms. His hands flip out from the ends of his arms. Flip the black section with the rubsign back to reveal the top of his robot head. Press the head slightly forward to have it pop up and into place. Pinpointer, his gun, transforms from robot to gun mode via two hinges. I'm sure you can figure that one out on your own. The robot mode is pretty good, too. The same colour scheme works perfectly here, too. His arms and lower legs are dark blue, while his chest and upper legs are red. Other parts are detailed black and white. His legs are attached together, for no real reason that I can determine, by a thick blue cylinder at ankle level. I'd remove it from mine, but I don't want to destroy the value of the toy. He looks good design-wise, very well proportioned, while still angular enough to look very robotic. The toy is very durable, too. I've had mine almost since it came out, and it's still as good as the day I got it. All of the other Transformers I have that are that old are either very loose, broken, or have been repaired. Crosshairs doesn't even have any loose joints, except on Pinpointer. If the figure can survive being owned by me for over twelve years, I'm pretty sure that you'd have to try really hard to break him.

Transformation: Not exactly God Ginrai, but not Bumblebee either. 6/10
Durability: Like I said, very hard to break by accident. A very well-built Transformer. 10/10
Fun: Not the best TF ever, but still very nice. He'll probably never be among your most-used TFs, but he's still a lot better than many of the Autobot cars. 7/10
Price: Since I got mine as a present twelve years ago, I'm not sure exactly what he'd go for now. Judging by the eBay prices I've seen, you should be able to find a loose complete one for less than $30 US. MIB would be more, of course. 6/10
Overall: A good buy, if you're looking for another Autobot car to round out the collection. Pretty good all around, and no real obvious flaws. 8/10

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