Transformers Micron Densetsu: Cyberhawk
MSRP: 0-1000 JPY
A TF review written exclusively for Inside Pulse by Rikkomba
Do you know what happens whan you are a completist and your checklist gets dangerously short? THIS happens.
Micron Densetsu Cyberhawk is the Japanese version of Armada Laserbeak, a role.play toy for kids. I am not a kid, but I feel alone at night and… ehm, no, really. I just had to buy it sooner or later. Bare with me.
Mommy, mommy it’s a Triple Changer! Ain’t it coooooool?
Cyberhawk is a triple changer: “beast” mode, gun mode and “cam” mode, what more could your children ever ask for? Well… its colors are quite boring, orange, black and blue, with some silver detailing. All 3 modes look very innocent, even if the “Bird” mode has a secret gimmick that would not make many parents happy if shown to their little kids.
Comparing this toy to the other 2 role-play items Armada had, the Star Saber sword and its repaint, the Dark Saber, I think this is the best of the 3. First, this is not some inferior version of something saw on TV: this is a very faithful representation of what you see in the Armada ‘toon and has the same dignity as any other deluxe (except Sideswipe, whose main designer keeps eating rusty screws every morning as penance for what he caused to mankind).
Sounds are the same as in Armada Laserbeak: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK, BANG and some other sound that should recall a camera making a picture.
In the little screen you have the same pic of Armada Optimus Prime that came with the American version. Am I stressing enough the fact that they are 100% the same toy, no variants of sort? I think not.
Mommy, mommy will you buy me one if I am bad enough?
I won’t annoy you with articulation or other issues of any sort: this toy is meant to be used by little kids to be fully enjoyed, in my case I will just put it on my shelves behind the first Magna Jet Convoy I find.
As the silly kids in the TV show did, a child would run around for hours carelessly pretending this toy can actually fly. Mine will, one day. Until it hits the wall, of course.
Man, I need more exclusive microns. Somebody get me a fix!
If you are not an Armada/Micron Densetsu completist you can skip this TF. Yes, it’s still a Transformer, and it’s a Triple Changer too. Like Sky-Linx, Springer and Astrotrain.
On Elohim’s Energon scale, I give Micron Densetsu Cyberhawk 6 out of 10 cubes.
Tags: IDW, Transformers