A repaint and rehead of Blitzwing, I am sure Doubledealer is WAY less crazy with only one face, and probably only one psychotic personality.
There is a lot to repaint on this guy from the drab tan color we got a while back with Blitzwing. I was not really on the lookout for Doubledealer, since I was not terribly impressed with Blitzwing in the first place. There were so many great triple changers that came out before: Sandstorm, and Springer.
His robot mode is pretty good. I am not crazy about those terribly flat feet he has, but a small part compared to an overall good robot. He came from the box with his gun tucked down his back. I liked it that way, and decided to leave it to change his appearance from Blitzwing.
These boys are both taking the Decepticon purple to heart, thought Blitzwing went a little further with his. The two still look very similar to one another. The paint doesn’t do a whole lot to make the bodies stand apart, and there are a few parts on both figures that have a little more detail than the other. It is nice to see a repaint that is not less painted than the original version. You may want to note that the name Doubledealer refers to his being a double agent of sorts. He is more of a mercenary than anything, working for the side that pays the best.
The jet. I really like the colors in jet mode. We get to see a lot more of the purple in the wings. The shark mouth on the front nose is a great touch that really adds a little something extra to this mode. In his jet mode, you can see his Decepticon emblem right in front of the cockpit, high on the nose. Don’t get any ideas, he doesn’t play fair…
From the front, the tank mode looks pretty good. It is pretty tight and well designed. It falls apart in the back part, where you can see the nose of the jet as well as the engine nozzles that just hang off back there. Right at the front of the tank, under the cannon, he has an Autobot emblem. Hmmm, who will pay the best.
Doubledealer is okay. Unless you love you some triple changer action, or you like your mercenaries best served evil, this is not one you will need to track down. Of course, there are not many Transformers who sport both an Autobot and Decepticon emblem, so there is that.