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Finishing off the Wave 1 Aerialbots, and Deluxes in general, it's Skydive! Yaaaaaay..

In alt mode, Skydive is a pretty basic looking jet. These Aerialbots still can't hide their arms particularly well, just like on the others, they're right there. The larger wings mean he hides them a bit better than Firefly, at least, but they still mess with the silhouette. Speaking of the wings, he unfortunately lacks the cool lightning bolt patterns that the original had, being replaced by boring gold stripes. It doesn't bug me too much, but the lightning bolts would have made this mode more exciting. I do really like the little missiles molded on the undersides, though. Oddly enough for a jet Transformer, there's no landing gear. I have no idea why. I guess it wouldn't fit in the parts count? It's not a huge deal, he balances fine on his kibble, but it just feels like something's missing.

Transformation is the typical Deluxe Aerialbot ordeal, with the main difference being in the shoulders, which have this neat swing and swivel thing going on. It puzzled me the first couple of times, but it's grown on me. It's one of the more solid parts of the toy. Speaking of, I hate how this guy does the leg transformation. Some of the joints are crap, some parts are too tight while others are too loose, and the back part with the tailfins pops off really easily. The legs make transforming him rather annoying for me.

Robot mode has an interesting look. He's got the wide shouldered, bulked out look of Firefly, but with solid connections instead of the thin stalks. It being smoother there makes me feel like it should be better, but it kind of makes him look weird. He's almost like Movie Starscream, but not quite crazy enough to make it the cool kind of unique. But I don't hate it by any means. It gives the design a bit of character, at least. Another weird thing I'm unsure on is his head. I like a unique face design, but this guy's face looks really weird. And the neck has nowhere near as good a range as Firefly and Alpha Bravo's. His articulation in general is way less solid than other CW toys. His elbows, hips and knees all feel loose. It's not horrible, he can hold poses, just don't even try to have him hold the hand/foot gun. And going back to the legs, he has big ugly gaps in them that none of the other Wave 1 Deluxes have. Ugh.

Like all CW Deluxes so far, his accessories include the hand/foot and a personal weapon. The hand/foot has warhead knuckles/toes, which is okay, but not as awesome as Alpha Bravo's GATLING GUN KNUCKLES. His weapon is a double barreled rifle of sorts. It's well detailed, but not nearly as interesting as Firefly's flamethrower or AB's machine gun. Also, it really looks like it's designed to be an arm mounted weapon, but he can't do that.

Overall, Skydive is serviceable, but rather uninspiring. He has an interesting design, but just isn't as solid or fun as his wavemates. Easily the weakest of Wave 1 for me.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
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Yeah, that song is cool.
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What the fuck is the wall of a thousand faces
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I dunno.
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