Blog #585: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs

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tfaoedelt-ch-01Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs

tfaoedelt-ch-02Vehicle Mode: Crosshairs is a Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray. His car mode is absolutely awesome easily the best car mode released so far. The green and black look great. I did have a little trouble transforming him. His forearms form the lower sides of the car between the front and back wheels. It looks like it should fit right in, but the bottom edge was angled too far in. The problem is that his elbow is a dual joint and needs to be folded properly so that it will line up. Might have just been me, but it took me a few minutes to figure out what I was doing wrong. He comes with one large gun and two small ones. The large one stores easily on the under side of the car. The instructions say nothing about storing the other two. You can leave them in his hands, but they can easily fall out. Typical Hasbro, missing such an obvious flaw as a place for his weapons to be stored.

tfaoedelt-ch-03Robot Mode: It took me a little bit to figure out what the soft plastic flaps that connect to his chest are for. Looks like it’s meant to simulate him wearing a trench coat or jacket. It’s not a perfect effect on the toy, but I love the idea. His head sculpt makes him look like he’s wearing old style aviator’s goggles pushed up on his forehead. I wish the goggles were painted red and blue like on the box art, but it still looks cool. He has no place to store his third weapon in root mode that I can find, but you can put one on the top and one on the bottom of his hand and it will stay pretty well like that.

Overall: This is a really great toy, and a new character. I highly recommend him.

Thanks for reading!

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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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8 Responses to Blog #585: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Crosshairs

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  4. lmb3 says:

    I did find it eventually. I don’t think it was in the instructions. Thanks.

  5. Tfcrafter says:

    Look in the slots of his pistols closely. There are small digital numbers engraved inside. The pistols are actually sticky bombs with timers! He can hold them by the barrels, and you can plug the other post into any figure wih 5 mm holes, like a bomb is attached to them.

  6. lmb3 says:

    Was that in the instructions? I can’t believe I missed that. Thanks for letting me know.

    Thanks,

    Lewis

  7. just an FYI, his smaller weapons can be stored inside the “jacket.” There are peg holes, and they can stay there in alt mode as well.

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