Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Onslaught
I found Onslaught's vehicle mold was a little bit difficult to
transform, in the sense that it was hard to get it all to lock
down tight together (hardly the first TF with this problem and it
won't be the last either). Otherwise, he's a fairly decent toy
with a nice color scheme and nice aesthetics. His weapon is a bit
on the boring side too--but at least he has one (which is more
then I can say for some toys). Between this and his G1 namesake, I
think prefer the original a bit more (although this isn't bad in
on its own merits).
*** Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Brawl
I love how green this toy is (the BBTS G2 version looks the
same too!) I also like his funky futuristic tank mode... The
toy was relatively easy to transform and I had no problems or
major issues with it.
Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Swindle
This toy's color scheme evokes G1 Swindle well and the head is
decent too. I like both the robot and vehicle modes on this guy.
It wasn't too hard to transform either as I recall. Definitely
worth picking up.
Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Blast Off
Blast Off reminds me a bit of Shockwave crossed with Warpath
looks-wise (which is not to say he's bad looking or anything). A
nice shuttle mode and color scheme round him out. I had trouble
getting the rear part of him together when changing him into
shuttle form but otherwise he wasn't too bad.
Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Vortex
I also like Vortex's looks and colors. He was relatively easy
to change between forms and I love his twin sword/guns. His
chopper mode reminds me of one my characters in their chopper mode
(Warhawk, I think. The sharp edges and angular cockpit windows are
what it is). A neat looking toy overall and worth picking up.
BBTS G2 exclusive color scheme for these toys (which,
ironically, was cheaper to buy then getting the normal
Fall of Cybertron Deluxe class Sideswipe
This toy is apparently out but I've yet to see him in stores
around here (I got one for more money at a local comic shop). A
cool car mode and not too bad to transform, this Sideswipe carries
a big gun! Not a bad toy overall but not really my
favorite Sideswipe design/toy either. Worth buying if you love
WFC/FOC or just want something new and cool.
Robots in Disguise Deluxe class Arcee Price: $16
I didn't see this around here for a long time (then
happened to luck out and find one at a Wal-mart one day, months
later). A decent toy with a decent transformation and weapon. To
be honest, though, I have yet to see any of these toys that have a
First Edition counterpart that I didn't like better. FE Arcee has
two blades (compared to this toy's one gun/blade) and it also
looks better and more show accurate. This is only worth
getting if you're a completist or unable to get the FE one.
Verdict: Good. The FE toy is still
First Edition Deluxe class Vehicon
I've never seen the RID toy around here so I have no real
basis for comparison but the FE Vehicon is a reasonably good toy.
It's show accurate, has a gun and transforms not too badly (I
think the transformation is fairly similar to the Legends toy, if
I recall correctly). Vehicons should be troop builders but given
their scarcity, most fans will likely have to settle for one or
two. (Btw, I got this from BBTS which had them up for sale).
Verdict: Very Good.
Deluxe class Jet Vehicon (Japanese market exclusive)
Price: Around $40 USd.
An awesome toy with a transformation that differs
significantly from the FE toy. Jet Vehicon looks cool (he has a
distinctive purple hue to him) and comes with a transformable
weapon (Arms Micron, I think). I really wish they'd put this guy
out in the rest of the world as he would've been a hot seller
(there's also a silver variant coming soon called "Jet Vehicon
General"). (Btw, the toy does come with stickers but I didn't feel
like applying them--my toys often end up with them crooked, so...)
Verdict: Very Good.
EZ Collection (Legends class) Skyquake
There is a domestic version of this toy available but I've
never seen it here (or the Voyager version either). I found this
for cheap on BBTS and decided to pick one up. Basically, it's a
green recolor of Legends Dreadwing named after the Skyquake
character (who had two appearances in Prime). The
tranformation is identical, of course, with the only real
difference being that he has different weapons then the other toy.
A decent toy in general and it's cool to have some representation
of Prime Skyquake, even a small one.