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View Poll Results: POTP DLX Blackwing - worth buying?
Yes 3 42.86%
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Old 7th March 2018, 08:34 PM
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Default Toy Review - POTP DLX Blackwing

(Please post comments, photos or even a fully comprehensive review - these are just some brief details to start you off)

Blackwing (Darkwing)
Series - Generations
Sub-line - Power of the Primes
Size/class - Deluxe
New/remould/redeco - Heavy remould of CW Skydive/Airaid
Wave - 2
Released here - not yet (Asia & America FEB 2017)
Approximate Retail Price - AU$25-35 (US$17)
Approximate Size - 14cm
Allegiance - Decepticon
Alt-mode - Fighter Jet
Main Features/Gimmicks - Combiner limb & combines with Dreadwind to make bigger jet
Main Colours - Blue, grey, purple
Main Accessories - 2 guns, combiner fist

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Old 13th May 2018, 09:01 PM
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You should know what to expect from a Combiner Wars jet... the only difference is the ability for the wings to rotate 360 degrees for robot mode (and maybe combined with Dreadwind mold? I haven't tried it yet).

Two points, one serious and one not:

Where are the back-mounted boosters shown in the packaging art?

My Blackwing came out of the pack with the blue tail fins bent at the tip from the way it was packed. I boiled a kettle of water, soaked the legs in the boiled water for a few minutes, then held the fins in the proper position and ran them under cold water to fix them.
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Old 17th May 2018, 06:08 PM
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He's a good toy, and I'm glad to have a Dreadwind and Darkwing in my CHUG collection, but I can't help but feel that both of these guys would have benefited from brand new molds - Darkwing in particular has a lot of over-engineering in those wings just so they can turn the right way to homage the original. Plus the robot head doesn't fit in jet mode very well due to the 'teddy bear' ears. The combined jet mode is lame to the point where it should maybe have been a hidden bonus rather than explained in the instructions. At some point surely it's easier to just make a new toy...
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He's a good toy, and I'm glad to have a Dreadwind and Darkwing in my CHUG collection, but I can't help but feel that both of these guys would have benefited from brand new molds - Darkwing in particular has a lot of over-engineering in those wings just so they can turn the right way to homage the original. Plus the robot head doesn't fit in jet mode very well due to the 'teddy bear' ears. The combined jet mode is lame to the point where it should maybe have been a hidden bonus rather than explained in the instructions. At some point surely it's easier to just make a new toy...
Yeah. I appreciate the effort they've put into remolding these two and tweaking the engineering, and it's something that I'd like to see HasTak keep doing in lieu of straight repaints, but I think it's perhaps misapplied here.
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Old 18th May 2018, 05:34 PM
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Yeah. I appreciate the effort they've put into remolding these two and tweaking the engineering, and it's something that I'd like to see HasTak keep doing in lieu of straight repaints, but I think it's perhaps misapplied here.
Yes. Ever since the great job they did on retooling Springer into Sandstorm, it's almost been a competition at Hasbro to see how crazy their retooling can get. With a combiner figure, it makes sense, because the length of the combined modes need to be uniform. But on other figures, why? Did they really save any money or effort retooling Scourge into Highbrow???

I don't mind characters being headmasters or combiners that weren't in G1, but in this case I think these two characters would have been better served as separate figures later on with a proper powermaster gimmick and better combined vehicle mode.
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