Transformers Generations Selects Deep Cover
I am very impressed Hasbro managed to get rid of the plastic trays for the Generations Selects line starting with this release. I always felt it was superfluous, considering the packaging doesn’t have a window to see through anyway and it’s not like the toy will get scuffed a lot inside a cardboard box (I think).
Originally introduced as a new character back in 2003 as part of the Collector’s Edition G1 toyline, Deep Cover is an Autobot who works with his brother, Clampdown (another Sideswipe redeco), in law enforcement. Deep Cover has two special abilities, being able to project holograms, plus the ability to shrink down to 1/40th of his size, making him the perfect infiltration specialist.
Deep Cover is a redeco of Siege Sideswipe.
He comes with the same guns as Siege Sideswipe (W-10 Photo-Pulser Proton Launcher and W-5 Gyro Blaster).
As an added bonus, they actually included Red Alert’s rifle for this guy, to complete his G1-style look.
Both weapons can combine to form the shoulder rocket launcher (RR Gyrofuse Axleswitch Hyper-Blaster).
Alternately, the combined weapon can be used as a hand-held weapon.
Weapons can be mounted on the vehicle mode.
Overall, an amazing set! The addition of Red Alert’s rifle to this set is a nice bonus to have and I really wish they included it with Siege Sideswipe, too, from the get go. I regretted not getting the 2003 “G1” version of Deep Cover and I was always hoping they would include this guy in the Masterpiece line (they already made Clampdown), but this will do for now.