Blog #733: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Drift

aoelogo
All Transformers: Age of Extinction Toy Reviews

tfaoevoy-drift-01

Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Drift

tfaoevoy-drift-02

Vehicle Mode: I had just started blogging when Dark of the Moon toys were coming out, so I didn’t do any detailed reviews, but Skyhammer is in my opinion the best helicopter alternate mode Transformer toy ever.  It is an awesome toy, and even though I’m not completely happy with it being used here, it is a great mold.  He has been repainted in Drift colors and has a new set of swords that can be attached to the existing ports on his wings.  The helicopter mode is fantastic.

tfaoevoy-drift-03

Robot Mode: I really like the coloring on his robot mode.  His head seems a little small, likely because his head ornamentation is a problem when fitting it in the space for Skyhammer’s head.  The best feature of the toy is how his main rotor folds around his upper body, preventing the rotors flopping around on his back or being used as a crappy weapon as on most helicopter Transformers.

Overall: The real problem with this toy is that it should never have been made.  Drift is a Triplechanger, but was not given a Triplechanger toy.  This sucks epically.  They would have been better off taking Generations Springer, remolding the car to make it look at least sort of like the car mode and then he also has the helicopter mode.  Of course, actually doing a proper Triplechanger would have made actual sense, but this is Hasbro we’re talking about.

Thanks for reading!

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Toy Reviews, Toys, Transformers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Blog #733: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Drift

  1. Pingback: Ep 054 – 16th December 2014: The rainbow shit on her legs (Merry Christmas) | The Repacked Podcast

  2. lmb3 says:

    Yeah, but it’s not an either or question. You would have gotten both and had your choice. All I’m saying is that the Voyager should have been a Triple Changer (they could have done a new mold too, but the remold option was available). That does not mean they wouldn’t have released the Deluxe toy.

  3. Tfcrafter says:

    Then people would have started complaining that the deluxe Drift is not a triple changer. Using the Springer mold would look awful, it’s not as detailed as a true movieverse mold.

  4. lmb3 says:

    They did a Deluxe and a Voyager toy. They could have remolded Springer for the Voyager. The deluxe toy is completely unrelated to that.

  5. Tfcrafter says:

    I’d rather have a properly scaled Bugatti Veyron rather than a remoulded Springer…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s