It's yet another Power Core Combiner review!
Skyburst and the Aerialbots.
I'm going to start this by saying I've had two Skyburst's my original snapped his thigh joint and I couldn't fix it. This may have jaded my opinion on him but there are problems even beyond that. Lets start with the main event of this team, Skyburst.
He has no visible PCC pegs! With the way he transforms all of the pegs are stashed away in his plane backpack or in his legs. I tend to use the leg PCC pegs to help keep him stable. Without them he's a little difficult to balance with all that jet on his back. He's got some decent articulation more because of how he transforms into a torso than anything else.
He does have fist holes to hold weapons/Mini-cons but because he needs his hands not to have holes all the way through (if he did his torso mode would have weird nipple holes...) this doesn't cause a problem with most of the Mini-cons, more on this when we talk about his repaint Darkstream.
The torso is a nice change from his robot mode. I especilly like how the shoulders are formed.
His head is a nice sculpt though I feel it could've benefited from some light piping, he's even sculpted to be light piped! Just taunting me now Hasbro!
The Mobine armour has a similar problem to Smolder. The pegs from the shoulders block some of the articulation. In every other way it suits him fine. Makes me wish I had the blue/grey set to go on him, I think it'd look good. I've not much else to say about him with Mobine, he bulks out with it and he looks ok with it.
So shall we talk about the Aerialbots?
Oh lord two of the limbs in this set are awful. They aren't the worst set, the two good limbs drag the team up.
One thing I have to mention is the nose cone. It has a hinge and it also has a spring.
I have no idea why on Earth, Cybertron and it's moons why it's like that! It has enough clearance, it's not for the look of it, as the spring pulls it back to it's normal posistion. Why? WHY?!
Right that's enough of a rant about limbs!
This set in't good. It's by no means the worst set out there but he's pretty bad. A lot of people first experiences were with this set and I understand why some fans didn't go any further with PCC.
Well that's the last of Wave 1 done. Where do we go next?
Wave 2 of course! Onwards for sure, upwards? Well that remains to be seen.
He sometimes takes epic trips to Newcastle, and tells tales of these sagas often.
When not watching people in spandex fight each other he paints miniatures, go HERE to take a look.