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Autobot Drift – Voyager Class (Age of Extinction)

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.

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Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Two new offerings from the Power Core Combiners line of Tranformers.   There are 4, but these were the first two I could get my hands on.

Skyhammer and Undertow:

Skyhammer:

Skyhammer is joined by his sidekick, Airlift.  It is clear to see that Skyhammer is a jet in his vehicle mode.  Kinda hard to hide that one.   There are some really nice transformations on him to get him looking his robot self.  The one problem I have with the design is his head.  It sits way up on top of his body, and looks like an additional piece, not like it is a part of him.  This could be due to the addition of the larger head part to form his “commander” body.

Airlift makes for a nice weapon.  A pair of gattling guns for arms makes for a tough sidekick.   It does look like his legs fold back, not really disguising his robot mode.

Oh my!  I cannot believe it!   A Decepticon that transforms into a jet?  Haha!   A favorite of the bad guys.  This is a nice jet.   A different design than most of the jets we see, but still a little nod to the classic G1 jets with the double tail.  There is a front landing gear which is nice for a little guy like this.  I do so hate the blue cubes that hang off the sides, but a necessary evil to make a Power Core Combiner.

And then there is Skyhammer with some extra firepower from Airlift.   Um, I don’t think this is very aerodynamic, but I am not going to be the one to tell that to Skyhammer.  Those Decepticons have bad tempers.

And then there is the whole reason for this line.  To make some giant robots.  He has a great transformation into his commander mode.   The wings fold up to make room for the drone arms,  The legs really work well too.     The best part is his face.  In the PCC line, there is usually a head change to a larger head for the big robot.   It is really hard to see, but there is a head covering that comes out and looks like a WWII helmet with goggles.

Undertow:

Undertow with Waterlog.  This does not look like a very likely team to me.  Waterlog has wings.  He looks like he would have been way more suited to the likes of Skyhammer.   And as for Undertow, he does not look like he needs much help with those giant guns under each arm.   The guns can swivel out of the way.

Waterlog folds up nice, making a double-barrel weapon of some sort.

Waterlog makes for a great Power Up chest plate.  Good protection for Undertow.

Undertow makes for a devastating weapons platform in his boat mode.  That is a lot of firepower.

Add in Waterlog, and you have a force to be reckoned with.  Waterlog does sit a bit high in this mode.

With an attachment of drones,  Waterlog as his armor, and the guns mounted on his shoulders, Undertow is really tough looking.    His head in this mode is also really cool, using the old school brass diving masks.  Nice touch.

These are two tough robots.   Again, the best commander robots come on their own.  I am looking forward to at least one more of the two coming out.  A pair of Autobots to fight these two if I am not mistaken.

 


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