Unique Toys War Hawk (DiveBomb)

For the first part of Combiner Week, we’ll be taking a look at Unique Toy’s first release of their War Lord (Predaking) set, War Hawk, otherwise known as Dive Bomb –

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Lets just get this out of the way: the Unique Toys Predacons are designed to be ONLY updated G1 figures. There are a lot of strong opinions out there on the three 3rd Party Predacon teams being developed. I’m leaving that out. I think all three offer something for fans.

However, with that said, there are some obvious signs that War Hawk was rushed out the door. The packaging is a bit plain:

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It seems clear that something was supposed to fill the empty space on the cover (we confirm this later *wink*) – and the back

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It’s pretty bare bones. But whatever, it’s just a box. Lets look at the toy itself!

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Armed with a simple gold long sword, War Hawk is what you’d expect in an updated G1 figure.

He’s got a great head sculpt, which is on a ball joint:

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In fact, he has pretty nice articulation aside from a lack of elbow rotation.

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Now there is the piece which is well known for having a shoddy paint job. I tried using a paint marker on mine but it didn’t really work, so I’ll need to clean it up a bit.

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For me, this isn’t the worst thing I’ve seen, and I feel like a well designed Reprolable would fix the problem. I don’t feel it’s a condemning issue for the figure at all.

His transformation is quite easy and very similar to the G1 version:

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The wing feathers are individually articulated, really the Eagle mode is really good looking! He has some great detailing as well!

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In flight mode, he really shines, but the robot head is visible underneath, there really no way around that and it’s not really an issue, just part of the design.

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Over all I really like War Hawk! As we’ll see with HeadStrong, Unique Toys resolved a lot of the issues on their next release.

Here’s the video review –

 

More to come! Stay Tuned for Combiner Week!

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