Review by Atom
I think all the drones for the Transformers Video Game actually make some pretty slick looking robots and Hasbro has toys for all of them hitting the shelves in the coming months. Swindle is the first to hit the shelves and I went ahead and picked him up. It’s not a bad toy but is definitely a sharp looking robot even if it is way different for a Transformer.
The pose ability of the figure is a bit limited by its design. I would have liked it if they had designed the legs to rotate to the left or right so you could get a bit more poseability and the head doesn’t turn.
The chest cannon is a nice gimmick but would have been much cooler if it fired a missile, a bit of a miss in my opinion as Hasbro has been very liberal of late with firing missiles on other Transformers.
Swindle transforms into what looks like a sport version of a Dodge Neon. It’s not branded as such but it looks just like one.
The chest cannon part pops out in car mode to fire out the back. Personally, it reminds me of the turbo on the Batmobile.
The toy feels a bit light and fragile but so far has held up to repeat transformation and handling very well. Overall I think the unique look of the robot merits grabbing it.
A quick video review is included for all the details and to see how it transforms. Be sure to check it out.
|Posted 17 July, 2007 - 02:15 by Atom|