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Thread: Toy Review - WINGFINGER (Kingdom)

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    Default Toy Review - WINGFINGER (Kingdom)

    WINGFINGER
    Series - Generations
    Sub-line - War For Cybertron
    Sub-sub-line - Kingdom
    Size/class - Deluxe
    New/remould/redeco - New
    Wave - 3
    Released here - August 2021
    Approximate Retail Price - $36
    Approximate Size - 12 cm
    Allegiance - Maximal
    Alt-mode - Skeleton/Fossil of a Pterosaur
    Main Features/Gimmicks - Fossilizer (i.e partsformer)
    Main Colours - Bone Yellow to Bone White
    Main Accessories - bone blades, combiner face/axe head, Pteranondon skull

    SUMMARY

    • The sculpt on that skull rocks
    • Despite being best-in-class continues the tradition of many not-terribly-useful-parts (just to squeeze in that fossilizer combiner nobody asked for)
    • Despite minimal mass and stage presence,is still the swaggiest Fossilizer



    Part of this woooooooorldd!


    I'm like a Power Ranger! If they were made of bone and had fingers for heels


    What did I say? DARE TO BE SHOOTED! Tell me what did I say? DARE TO BE SHOOTED!



    THICK

    Wingfinger is the coolest if not best fossilizer outright. Paleotrex had some cool weapons he could form and some cool parts, however he was clumsy in form and the bot mode needed to be killed with fire. Ractonite... just plain sucked at everything except being a Styracosaurus statue. Wingfinger looks and plays slick in both modes and that alt-mode head is sick. I've been a really big fan of whomever at Hasbro who's sculpting these dinosaurs (yeah yeah I know Pterosaurs are technically not dinosaurs). Like Ractonite and Beast Megatron before him, Wingfinger may very well be one of the best Pteranodon toys in existence. Unfortunately like the other fossilizers he still suffers from "what the hell can I do with this part" syndrome although the utility of his parts is miles above Paleotrex and Ractonite. Wingfinger can also combine with his cousins to form a giant fossil robot, which I do say is the root cause of "what the hell can I do with this part" syndrome.

    The quality of the figure is also commendable. Hasbro's standards are pretty good these days. All joints are pretty tight, paint apps are on point and no misassembled parts (ha). The only criticism I can level at Wingfinger is that he feels pretty insubstantial. He is the lightest of the deluxes in the WFC trilogy line, if not the entire history of deluxes. I don't have my cocaine scales on me right now but Wingfinger feels lighter than SS Wreck Gar's two wheels. It's not hard to go "I paid $36 dollars for THIS?" when you pull him out of the box.


    PROS
    • Worlds coolest Fossilizer
    • Unlike the others, both modes look rather quite good and play good as well
    • Did I already mention the Pteranodon skull?


    CONS
    • World's smallest deluxe. Not a great deal of plastic or engineering for what you pay.
    • He's still a fossilizer with fossilizer problems.

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    I'm not a fan of the Fossiliser concept (although credit to Hasbro for doing something new and innovative).

    I did grab Wingfinger as I have a soft spot for pterosaurs; and I have Ractonite as Tha_Phantom gave it to me to "open" the gate on Fossilisers - which gives me something to compare her to, I suppose.

    Yes, she's not that massive, but the beast mode wingspan is damn impressive. I love that beast mode!


    Eagerly waiting for Masterpiece Meister

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirge View Post
    I have Ractonite as Tha_Phantom gave it to me to "open" the gate on Fossilisers - which gives me something to compare her to, I suppose.
    It brings a tear to my eye that you now own the three different fossilizer moulds (if we count Transmutate).

    Anyway, yeah Wingfinger is impressive. Personally I'd rank Ractonite/Tricranius higher, but I love all the fossilizers really.

    Keep them coming Hasbro!
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    That photo shows me everything in pairs except the bird mold hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocon View Post
    That photo shows me everything in pairs except the bird mold hmm
    Yeah I'd love a random bright colour Wingfinger to even it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha_Phantom View Post
    It brings a tear to my eye that you now own the three different fossilizer moulds (if we count Transmutate).
    Does it bother you that I don't display Transmutate with the other two? Because... that's what i was going for.


    Eagerly waiting for Masterpiece Meister

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirge View Post
    Does it bother you that I don't display Transmutate with the other two? Because... that's what i was going for.
    It only bothers me that you haven't combined them... yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha_Phantom View Post
    It only bothers me that you haven't combined them... yet...
    Never will.


    Eagerly waiting for Masterpiece Meister

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Can we has poll please?
    Knew I was forgetting something. Poll is up!

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