If there's one Targetmaster out of the three original mold Decepticon Targetmasters that gave me pause before purchasing, it was Slugslinger. It's very hard and very expensive to find one in decent condition. Most of the ones that I ran across were yellowed and Caliburst just seems destined to have as many possible. After what seemed like an eternity, I finally tracked one down to replace the super yellowed and weaponless version that I had somehow acquired as a kid.
Slugslinger was always one of my favorite looking Decepticons, at least in vehicle mode. Slugslinger looks like be belongs in Star Wars to me. Twin cockpits? That is just so damn cool! I mean, it leads to a ton of questions, but those questions can just wait. Who wouldn't want to pilot this thing?
Caliburst gets to pilot him, I guess. I mean, he could if he wasn't mounted to the Slugslinger's top in jet mode.
Maybe I'm just a sucker for figures that have a lot of blues. This light blue and off-white combo just really pops.
The blue carries over to Caliburst, and it meshes well with the gray on his legs and the red on his face. You have no idea how glad I am to finally be done photographing all of the large Decepticon Targetmasters. Every time I even think about going from gun to Nebulon or the other way, I get a nervous twitch.
Robot mode for Slugslinger isn't great. Toy safety and articulation being what they were in 1987 means that Slugslinger won't be running any marathons. Or will he?
Well, no, Slugslinger won't. While he won't be mistaken for a Masterpiece Transformer anytime soon, Slugslinger can be made to look like he's sulking off to his room. I kind of wish that Slugslinger's wings would fold back a tad because he kind of looks like a robot with a jet on his back.
I'm so happy to be finished with the large Targetmasters. Looks like I just need to get those pesky small Targetmasters to complete the set...