Friday, February 27, 2015

Combiner Wars Firefly

Ugh.  So Fireflight has been renamed Firefly.  Like the Cobra saboteur.  I'm not really sure why, as nothing I've read seems to indicate why.  Perhaps it has something to do with naming rights, but I can't imagine anyone else staking a claim to the name.  Whatever the reason or name, Firefly is my favorite of the Combiner Wars Aerialbots.  He's just awesome.

Fireflight (sorry, I'm done calling him Firefly) in jet mode is a very upgraded version of his G1 incarnation.  The colors are the same and he's just spot-on.
Apparently this is a variation on the Harrier jump-jet, according to the TFWiki.  The original Fireflight was an F-4 Phantom II, but I love the Combiners Wars version more.  My only quibble would be the arms just hanging off to the side.  Still, the look is reminiscent, again, of the G1 version.
Whereas Skydive's figure had a head sculpt based on his animated model, Fireflight's is based on the G1 figure.  I actually prefer this look over the animated model.  The animated model always looked like he was wearing a cap.
Or maybe he just had a big forehead.
Fireflight's transformation is exactly like Skydive's.  Exactly.  The.  Same.  This really is like G1!

Here's Fireflight with his foot/fist weapon.  It's not as cool as Alpha Bravo's.
Fireflight as Superion's leg.  It looks better than Alpha Bravo's.
I'll be using Fireflight as Superion's arm.  It's only right.  Hey, did you know that Takara is retooling Fireflight into Slingshot?  It's true!  I've heard rumblings of Hasbro releasing a US version as well, but I'm highly doubtful.  If only I hadn't already bought the US versions already.  Well, that's it for Combiner Wars Deluxe figure from the first wave.  Dragstrip was not purchased, and never will be.  I don't like the look of Menasor, and will most likely only get Dead End and Breakdown from the Stunticons.  They're the only ones that seem remotely interesting to me.

On another note, this is my first post since my youngest son had his major surgery.  Everything before this was written about a week before we went in the hospital since I like to do everything in batches.  For those of you who don't know, my youngest son had a rare form of lymphangioma in his stomach and it was removed on the 10th of February.  For those who did know, thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.  We're home now and everything seems to be going great so far.

1 comment:

  1. Fireflight was my first and only Aerialbot I had as a child, so I too am very fond of this release. I'm using him as an arm as well.

    As for the Slingshot redeco, I believe that it has already been reported that a CW Slingshot entry was found in some retailer's computer. Probably Walmart.