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Savannahtron's review of: Skywarp

Faction: Decepticon
Function: Warrior
Generation: One
Sub-Group: N/a
"Strike when the enemy isn't looking"

"Skywarp is the sneakiest of all Decepticons. Enjoys playing cruel pranks on fellow Decepticons and appearing out of nowhere to attack Autobots. Not too smart. Would be useless without Megatron's supervision. Top speed of 1500 mph. Can instantly teleport up to 2.5 miles. Carries heat-seeking missiles and variable-calibre machine guns.

Alternate Mode: F15 Eagle Douglas: Black, purple, blue and the ever famous Skywarp orange canopy, this seeker definitely has the best color scheme out of the other seekers. Armed with heat seeking missiles, and machine guns, Skywarp can "warp" in front of or behind his target. The wings can be adjusted at an angle for attacking, and the missile launchers actually fire a pretty good distance to hit the Autobots from above.

Robot Mode: Changing Skywarp into robot mode is a simple task. First you remove the wings, open the arms behind the canopy, then you swing the nosecone under the cargo area revealing Skywarp's head. Flip the nosecone back and position the arms outward. Take the wings and reattach them with the Decepticon symbol upright and facing you, attach the fists to his arms, then attach his missile launchers. Flip open the feet, and swing the jet rudders forward so that Skywarp can stand up. Last but not least, insert Skywarp's missiles into the launcher. He comes with the long laser missiles as seen in the show, but also short missiles too, which makes a nice change of pace when you get bored. I always flip the cockpit open and put the landing gear in.

Skywarp does not have a whole lot of maneuverability as far as his lower half of his body goes, but he has several factors that make him a great G1 figure. The first thing that makes him cool is that his wings can be pushed back and angled to give him a different look. Next his arms rotate, and the missile launchers can "hang down" like in the show whenever you would see him raise his arm, and his laser would still stay in the downward position. The last thing that makes him cool is that since he and the other seekers all have the same body, you can mix and match if you want to, making dozens of seeker combinations.

Transformation: 5 not hard at all, but don't push too hard on his arms or cockpit because you don't want to break them.
Durability:8 Comes with a lot of little accessories that could easily get broken or lost..
Fun: 9 Both Seeker mode and Robot mode are awesome!
Price: Depends on whether or not you want the original, or the rerelease. The original one complete could run you about $60-$80 in good condition, whereas the Toys R Us rerelease in Wave 4 of the Commemorative Series is $29.99. The major difference is the missiles, but other than that the toys are identical.
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