Today’s Arrival: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Skywarp

1 12 2012

I love the 1st edition design of Starscream a lot. It’s a good size for my collection and simply delivers in all categories of a good action figure. I was really excited to learn that Takara Tomy decided to release a Skywarp version with a Arms Micron figure. I got a good deal on this, paid about $36. Like the Arcee I picked up before this figure, Skywarp comes in nice size box. Inside is a bagged figure (in jet mode), with a runner of parts for his Arms Micron that you need to snip off and put together. You also get instruction sheets for transformation/assembly, a toy catalog, and sticker decals.

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Skywarp 01

His mold is exactly like Starscream (1st Edition) except instead of removable missiles he has these big fat rockets (I think) screwed onto his wings. It’s a nice alternative look that separates him from Starscream.

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Skywarp 02

Robot mode is wicked! With his dark color palette, the purple and silver colors contrast his dark design very nicely.

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His Arms Micron is a combination of bull and bug in my opinion.

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It converts into a star-like weapon which can plug into the inner forearm.  It’s a nice looking weapon but I’m really disappointed he doesn’t have long rifle-like weapons for his arms like his classic G1 design.

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Skywarp 05

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Overall, despite missing much needed long forearm weapons, this figure is amazing. Whether or not we ever see him show in the Transformers Prime animated series, this figure is a great tribute to a fan-favorite character. Get him!

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