Blog #56: Toy Review: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk

Just a little while ago, pictures were released of Botcon 2012 box set Metalhawk.  As I predicted in Blog #55, they used the Thunderwing body with a new human looking head.  I don’t have my G1 Metalhawk handy, but the face looks like a pretty good likeness of his original Pretender shell.  The coloring is also perfect.  Metalhawk is a personal favorite of mine.  When I first started collecting the Japanese toys, he was one of the first two major pieces I picked up.  I purchased him along with a Godmaster Ginrai gift set at Botcon 1997.  While Tracks is still the best of the set, I give Metalhawk a grade of A-.  I’d give him an A, but the fact remains, he needs a Pretender shell.  Too bad they wasted time on that stupid bandana for Soundwave instead of a Pretender shell for Metalhawk.  Maybe one of the third party companies will make a shell for him.  That would be awesome.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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1 Response to Blog #56: Toy Review: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk

  1. Pingback: Blog #134: Toy Review: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk | lmb3.net

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