Transformers X-Transbots MM-VI Boost 2019 Reissue Toon version (Masterpiece Windcharger)
The headlights can be flipped up.
Tractor beam attachment and pistol can be equipped underneath the vehicle mode.
Since this is a Third Party, non-official item, it’s best to get some stickers from Reprolabels/Toyhax.com to make this guy more “toon-accurate”.
To apply, I find the best way to stick the stickers on is to use the tip of a blade, this way you have more control over the application, as compared to using just your fingers. You can also use the blade to help gently peel off a corner of the sticker in case you didn’t center it right and need to re-apply.
Windcharger is the fastest Autobot on the ground when it comes to moving at high speeds in critical situations. He can generate strong magnetic fields which can be used to move objects or tear them apart. Unfortunately, he often burns himself out using his abilities due to the tremendous amount of energy used.
Diecast parts include:
-Front part of the feet
Sigh.. I really, really hate the eyesore screws on his forearms. Terrible design here. They’re also clearly not illustrated anywhere on the box art or even the manual, so it seems like a bit of deception there too.
What I do love about this figure is that he has an ab crunch joint, so that adds some more poseability to this guy.
He comes with an alternate G1 toy faceplate.
He also comes with his tractor beam attachment that he used to pull Bumblebee out of a cave in “The Ultimate Doom”.
Lastly, he comes with his weapon.
Comparison with Takara Masterpieces.
Overall, kinda ok, for lack of other choices for a Masterpiece Windcharger. But I really hate the transformation here, it was a bit over-complex for what it is. There is a LOT of tight squeezing and plastic friction contact to get certain parts to where they need to go, particularly the legs. X-Transbots could’ve made things simpler or at the very least, less risky to transform. I really don’t want to transform this figure more than maybe, twice in its whole life, for fear of breaking parts due to the strain of moving certain panels around.
The joints are a bit loose too, particularly the knees and the heel joints. XTB was notorious for releasing their earlier figures with loose joints all around (Apollyon/ Megatron comes to mind), considering this was a Version 2 release, I was hoping they improved things, but I guess it didn’t happen.
Heh, on a final note, I think X-Transbots missed an opportunity here in not releasing this guy in black colors considering they design of the vehicle they used (cue Knight Rider theme song).