So shall we get this over with?
Darkstream is a repaint of Wave 1's Skyburst so he's a Decepticon stealth jet. He uses the same grey plastic, in places off set with some nice red plastic and some paint apps in orange and bronze. I like the metallic pinky/purple they used to pick out his cockpit. No problems here.
He's got the same shallow hand holes but more on those later....
Darkstream doesn't have a front facing Power-Linx peg so you can't use any of the Mini-Cons as chest armour, again more on that later....
I don't usually have Darkstream paired with any set of limbs but I've used the Wave 3 Destron drones/limbs for the purposes for these photos.
What? WHAT?! SERIOUSLY?! No maybe I'm wrong. I'll check again because surely that wouldn't do that...
NO, WAIT I WAS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
I remember when I got this figure and tried pegging the axe in and was sorely disappointed. They could've used either of the other Wave 1 Mini-Cons and they would've worked better! Sure having a crane arm on the back of a jet would've looked stupid but at least you could have had Darkstream holding a gun! Even Caliburst with his “I'm just a robot lying down” gun mode would've worked better. Why? Why oh why did they pair these two up?! Was it a case of “We got the other two sorted out, just put these left overs together.” Sure somebody probably didn't look at these two and go “yeah we shouldn't do this, he'll never hold that axe”
Someone must have known about it because none of the official pictures of Razorbeam show him as an axe. It's like they're politely asking us to forget he has an axe mode. It's kind of hard to do due to the fact he has two giant blades, with the edges picked out in silver paint no less, attached to his legs! Is Darkstream supposed to cut people with his elaborate back pack armour?!
I could fix this, I could take the 4mm peg off the bottom and that would make it usable but I don't really want to do that. I don't know why but that's how it is.
Darkstream also transforms into the gun emplacement that Chopster does.
Are we done here?! Yes! Good! I'm gonna go do something fun and wash the awfulness of this tag team out of my head.
Next week Steelshot and Beacon.