Finally, we have all the Aerialbots as they were meant to be!
Vehicle Mode: If you look at the original G1 Slingshot’s wing configuration this mold looks more like Slingshot that it does Fireflight. Painted up as Slingshot, the only minor issue is that Slingshot has a shorter jet nose, giving his nose a stubbier look. Had they taken the one additional step to remold his nose, he would be perfect. As is, he’s pretty close. If you really want to nitpick, his rear horizontal stabilizers should be straight and not sweeping down. Those stabilizers sweeping down comes directly from G1 Fireflight’s design. The overall design of this jet really is a cross between Slingshot and Fireflight. Almost feels like this was planned right from the beginning, which seems unlikely. That’s a lot more forethought than I’ve come to expect from Hasbro, though they do sometimes surprise me.
Robot Mode: In robot mode with the new head he is perfect as G1 Slingshot. I give Hasbro credit for recognizing their mistake and correcting it. Now let’s hope they stop making mistakes. (HA!)
Overall: A definite must for anyone who cares about respecting the source material.
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