I have never done full reviews of Scourge and Cyclonus, so this is as good an opportunity as any.
This toy looks great, as did the original version of Cyclonus. I especially love the translucent purple parts. Unfortunately, they did not include his Targetmaster weapon that came with the original version of this toy. Instead he has a repaint of Generations Deluxe Kup’s weapon. As that gun is based loosely on a long rifle, it really doesn’t fit with Cyclonus’s futuristic design. His robot mode is perfect, but his jet mode does have an unfortunate flaw. Cyclonus’s lower legs split in half and the front and back of each leg flips up to enclose his upper leg. Unfortunately, his legs don’t connect to each other. All he really needed was a small peg to keep his legs aligned, and it would be fine, but they move independently, which makes it hard to keep everything lined up. This is exacerbated by the two halves of his lower leg not clipping into place. It’s a really unfortunate design failure that could have been easily fixed.
Scourge & Sweep
I never liked this mold for Scourge. It looks nothing like Scourge’s G1 vehicle mode. It is a very cool design and looks great in robot mode. I love the translucent parts on this version. The head for Sweep has never seen mass release before, but was used for Botcon Devcon. I’m glad they didn’t just swap heads but gave them different paint jobs. Both looks great.
Update: So, Sweep does not use the Botcon Devcon head. Thanks to Matt for pointing that out in the comments. This head was part of the mold and was intended to be Devcon, but for some reason I couldn’t find a clear answer on, it was not available for Botcon Devcon, so a new head was made.
Overall: This set is being sold from online retailers for $75, which is way overpriced, but is in line with the other overpriced platinum sets. However, I snagged this on eBay for $60 shipped from overseas and it arrived in just 4 days. Still overpriced, but not by as much, and it got here faster than most US shipments. I love translucent toys, so I think this is a must, but if you already have the originals, and aren’t worried about the repaints, you can skip them.
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