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View Poll Results: Cyberverse Acid Storm - worth buying?
A non-G1 Acid Storm? Hells yeah! 1 16.67%
Only if cheap 0 0%
Only if... 0 0%
Na 1 16.67%
Melt this toy in a rain of acid! 4 66.67%
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Old 2nd January 2019, 08:23 AM
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Default Toy Review - Cyberverse Acid Storm (Warrior)

Acid Storm
Series - Cyberverse
Size/class - Warrior
New/remould/redeco - Redeco of Starscream
Wave - 2
Released here - Yes (12/2018)
Approximate Retail Price - $29
Approximate Size - 14cm
Allegiance - Decepticon
Alt-mode - Jet
Main Features/Gimmicks - Toxic Slice
Main Colours - GREEN!
Main Accessories - None






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The wing shape over the shoulders is reminiscent of the characters Thrilling 30 toy. And the colour scheme? Well the colour scheme is very G1 reminiscent, ya gotta give it that. We are talking green here. I mean, really green. Besides some grey on the torso & thighs and a yellow cockpit there is very little to break up the overpowering green to be found here. The Toxic Slice gimmick doesnít work, which is to say it works too well. Acid Storm spins so fast itís just a blur and you can hardly make out the wing segments at all.



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Pretty stock standard with little to recommend it above the litany of other TF jets out there.* The backs of the legs are visible from above and the annoying thing is you canít take out Acid Stormís landing gear without having to reverse the transformation somewhat.* A bit of a let down overall.



Worth Buying?
To be honest, not really. The transformation is uninspired as is the jet mode and colour scheme and the whole toy feels cheaply made. The Toxic Slice gimmick is also a joke. However it isnít a completely horrible figure and itís nice to see Acid Storm finally get an outing in a non-G1 toy line. So if like me you are a Seeker enthusiast, you may wish to pick this guy (or perhaps gal) up.


FOR MORE INFO AND LOTS MORE PICS, CHECK OUT MY REVIEW OF ACID STORM HERE



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Old 7th January 2019, 08:42 PM
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Bad enough that I was stupid enough to buy Starscream. I'm gonna pass on buying repaints on what has got to be the worst Seeker mould ever made. And yes, that includes Action Masters.
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At least they bothered to give some colour variance in the legs (unlike Cyberverse Starscream)...pretty surprising they bothered at all though.
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Old 9th January 2019, 09:27 PM
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At least they bothered to give some colour variance in the legs (unlike Cyberverse Starscream)...pretty surprising they bothered at all though.
You can give this mould all the paint ops in the world and it'd be like putting makeup on a pig. You can't make a ^silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Old 10th January 2019, 07:06 AM
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You can't make a purse out of a sow's ear.
Actually, given the dimensions and relative durability you can make a purse out of a sows ear, especially if you cure it properly.

You canít make a silk purse out of one though
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Old 10th January 2019, 09:16 AM
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You canít make a silk purse out of one though
That too!
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Old 12th January 2019, 09:31 PM
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Just watched The Basics on Acid Storm which brought up something that I didn't notice -- Cyberverse Acid Storm is gender fluid. A neat act of social progressiveness and inclusion (akin to things like the inclusion of female TFs back in the 80s cartoon, or allowing Tigatron and Airazor to be a same-gender couple in the Japanese dub of the BW show etc.).

Still doesn't convince me to buy this toy though. Maaaaaybe if I see it super cheap, as in single-digit price. Maaaybe.
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This is probably the one instance where I wish the figures were more show accurate with the head and chest
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Old 18th January 2019, 07:37 AM
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Just watched The Basics on Acid Storm which brought up something that I didn't notice -- Cyberverse Acid Storm is gender fluid. A neat act of social progressiveness and inclusion
Errrr.... I think you might be giving the writers too much credit. The line given íitís just something Acid Storm likes to doí sounds like a fob off to me. In other words Ďyou ignored the fact that Smithers on The Simpsonís first appeared as black, ignore the fact Acid Storm first appeared as maleí. The writers probably had already written the Earth episodes with a female Acid Storm working under Slipstream, but those in charge of doing the palette swaps of Seekers for flashbacks didnít get the memo and worked off the official website bio and stuck a green one in.

Donít get me wrong, it would be cool to have a gender fluid character, but I donít think this is it. Otherwise the interviewee would have made more of a proper statement rather than a dismissive one.
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