So here he is, the big lug himself, all combined and ready to take down some decepticons –
As the first 3rd party Autobot combiner, I have to say, I think TFC did a commendable job here. There are, of course, some issues here and there, but for the most part, they created a G1 reminiscent Superion that looks and feels (transforms) very similar to the original team.
Each limb member transforms roughly in the same fashion. Silverbolt, while still just a robot strapped to a Blackbird, does his job as the center of Superion.
The head sculpt leave people on either side of the fence:
Some people do not like the eyes/visor and vacant “derrrrr” expression mouth. Some people love it. I’m somewhere right in the middle. I kinda like the goofy mouth, but I felt the eye visor needed a change. Basically, it’s too clear. So I made some changes:
A solid gold visor looks a little more accurate. I would also point out the “thin neck” syndrome from the ball joint is not as bad in person. All this aside though, I would gladly take an upgrade head from Dr. Wu or something.
The rifle needs to be replaced big time. It’s just Silverbolt’s rifle extended at the barrel.
But rifle aside, he’s really cool, he features the same articulation that Hercules has –
And now for the size comparisons – let’s start with the obvious, Hercules:
Lightings a little off, but you get the general idea. As you can see, Uranos is actually a bit taller than Hercules. A point of a lot of contention from fans. I’m not too concerned, but there are those who feel Devastator should be the tallest of the combiners (I’m not sure why…).
Then there’s FOC Bruticus –
Yeah, not really close. Hasbro needs a new combiner.
Finally, here’s Metroplex – YIKES.
So there he is. Again, seems he’s the only 3rd Party Autobot combiner we have, I have no complaints, though again, I’ll have some updated pictures when the upgrade set comes in.
Until then –