Transformers’ most intelligent combiner gets the body of a linebacker!
Out of the box, these come in robot mode. The personality in these designs really bleeds through and gives you that, “Should I buy a second set?” thought as soon as you look at them. The variety of sizes, and even their accessories shows that not one of these was “left behind” when it came to the design and thought process behind them. Metal Storm particularly has become one of my favorite Fansproject or MakeToys figures in general, let alone just this set!
While Blindfire and Metal Storm remain very faithful to their G1 counterparts, the rest take a more updated approach to their vehicle modes. Overheat in particular stands out with it’s Tron-cycle styling. I’m not a person to display my Transformers in vehicle mode, but these are definitely once worth keeping in them for a while just to check out. Extremely well done.
Admittedly, I like the individual robot modes best because they all have so much character that I’d buy them as standalone figures, but when you get this thing into combined mode you can’t deny that this is where they money’s at. Aesthetically, he’s a fantastic update to Computron while really taking in that anime twist that MakeToys has become renowned for. I just looked up at my shelf even before typing this sentence and thought about how I’m still in awe that they were able to faithfully mimic Computron’s chest plate so incredibly well without it being a separate piece. The multiple uses for MetalStorm’s back kibble are ingenious, and who would have thought that Computron would fit the role of “bodybuilding archer” so well?
The creativity and engineering on this really make you remember why MakeToys are where they are on the Third-Party food chain: great work!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
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Enjoy a few more pictures of this figure below! Remember to click the pictures to view larger resolutions: