Each Deluxe Combiner Limb comes with an accessory that can turn into a foot or hand for the combiner. In the picture, the thumb is in the center position, but can be turned either direction to form a left or right fist. A very cool bit of engineering, but unfortunately, this part is really not good for anything else as most Deluxe toys have no way to use them as a weapon that does not look stupid.
Alpha Bravo (Slingshot)
Vehicle Mode: First things first. I do not mind at all that they made him a helicopter. You know that some of these molds will be retooled for future combiner limbs. He will almost certainly become Vortex (hopefully, assuming we get Bruticus) and or Blades (already announced via store computer listings). I’m okay with that. Chances are one of the other Aerialbots will be retooled into Technobot Strafe and Combaticon Blastoff. So, I can live with little changes that facilitate future toys. I know, it would be nice if they didn’t do this, but if it helps keep costs down it is better in the long run for us. As to his name, Alpha Bravo is stupid. If he couldn’t have been Slingshot, maybe they could have called him Trickshot or something. All that aside, his copter mode is okay. It’s not great. Frankly, it lacks any landing gear, and that is really not forgivable at all. Other than that, he looks pretty good. The missiles nicely cover his forearms.
Robot Mode: He looks like Slingshot. This makes the whole name thing a little easier to swallow. You can’t mistake him for anyone else in robot mode. I only wish his rotors clipped in on his back somehow so they weren’t loose. I love his head sculpt.
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