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Powerlinx Inferno's review of: Jetfire

Name: Jetfire
Allegiance: Autobot
Function: Air Guardian
Sub-Group: Cyberjets
"Among the mysteries of science lies the key to victory"

Daring risk taker with unparalleled speed. Maintains a passion for scientific research, believing that only through advancements in Autobot technology will victory be achieved. Swing-wing design, supersonic combustion modules and liquid hydrogen fuel tanks allow for top speed of Mach 4.2. Armor-piercing missiles spell doom for Decepticons!

Jetfire is a repaint of the G2 cyberjet Hooligan. Although he bears the name “Jetfire”, he honestly doesn’t look like his Generation 1 namesake (Robot Masters R-blade looks a lot more like the original than this guy), but this is still a cool repaint. Now onto the review…

Vehicle Mode:

Jetfire is some sort of F-14 or F-15 jet, but I really don’t know. His paintjob has a camouflage look to it, and, unlike Hooligan, looks more like a real fighter jet. But all its ability as a “Robot in Disguise” disappears once you flip him over. A cool feature of this Cyberjet mold are the retractable wings. I'm not sure what they're meant to be for, but I think it's to make it look more like an F-14/15 jet. On his tailfins, he has the Decepticon symbol, which is quite odd. It’s either a mislabeling, or Jetfire was originally meant to be a Decepticon. Unlike Hooligan though, the tailfins don't fall off and are pretty stable.

Jetfire, like all of the other Autobot Cyberjets, has white missiles instead of yellow. The white missiles work alot better than the yellow, due to his color scheme.

Robot Mode:

This is definitely the mode you would want to keep Jetfire in. He contains ball and socket joints, which allow him to be super articulated, and his head uses the translucent plastic for his eyes/visor. The right hand is his missile launcher, which kind of looks like a claw weapon of something.

The Autobot Cyberjets use light-blue plastic on their shoulders and hip instead of the red plastic used on the Decepticons. You can store the missiles in 3 different places on Jetfire: The missile launcher, the left hand, and his left forearm. And now to state this modes faults……… I can’t. There's nothing wrong with this mode.

Transformation: 8 - Really easy and fun.
Durability: 10 - A really solid figure with all its ball and socket joints.
Fun: 10 - Cyberjets are all really fun, and this one is no exception.
Price: 10 - Cyberjets can come in really reasonable prices on E-Bay, but if you don't want this particular deco then go for another one.
Summary: 10 - One of the BEST Transformers molds ever made.

 
 
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