Autobot Drift. How many Drifts can we possibly have in the Robots in Disguise series? Well, three in the Warrior class, one in the Legion Class, and one Mini-Con Deployer. That is so far. Might we see more? Who knows.
We started off with the orange version. That was standard for the show. Then we got Blizzard Strike. Paint him two-tone blue. Gotcha. I can get behind clear wheels. Now we have Alpine Strike. Basically repainted to be in his IDW comics red and white version. But why “Alpine Strike”? Maybe because he is white.
Anyway, this is the same figure we have seen twice before. He is one of the best of the Robots in Disguise series of figures. He has two swords, and features a really good transformation.
The paint is well done and does pay homage to the IDW origin of Drift. Each iteration of the figure has paint apps highlighting different aspects of the character. There is a lot of good molded features for them to touch upon.
A Voyager class of a Transformer car? Ummmmmm, nope. This time around, we go way off the tracks and create an all new Autobot Drift. We cross the color scheme and the head of the Age of Extinction Drift, and then mount it to Skyhammer’s body. “A helicopter?” you ask. Yup, a helicopter.
At least he got some big swords to still look like a samurai. I think he is actually a really cool version. In fact, it would have been really cool to see him in the movie. Maybe there wouldn’t have been so much death on the Autobot’s side.
The Voyager Class version is a lot larger than the Deluxe version we got the first time around. Their colors match perfectly. The new Drift is on the body of Skyhammer, who I thought was really well done the first time around back in 2011. That version was for Dark of the Moon, in which the character also didn’t appear. Funny that this body would make two toy releases for figures that weren’t in the movies. Ah, well. They could do their own thing, and it is still a great figure.
These two make good bookends to one another. They look different enough, but they still have a lot of similarities. I really like them together. They are almost like twins as opposed to two versions of the same figure.
Turn them both into vehicle mode, and you have every rich man’s dream of a matching car and helicopter. They fit so well together.
I really do like this redo of Drift. I think it would have been better if they had done the same as they did back with Skyhammer and just make up a new figure. They don’t really have a lot of figures to go with for this movie, so making an expanded universe would have been a little better. We are also getting a new Dinobot, and he is coming up soon.