Fans Hobby MB-16 Lightning Eagle Review & Gallery

Introduction / 介绍 / イントロ

This is the Fans Hobby’s latest and it in their representation of ThunderClash. This is a big beefy bot with a cab and trailer setup like most Autobot leaders. This has cab which transforms into a MP scaled sized bot. The trailer becomes a weapons platform like the original toy. This also goes one step further to combine into a giant sized version of ThunderClash as he combines with his trailer. This is a feature added on by Fans Hobby’s to fully utilize the MB-06 mold they just highly retooled (more about this later) as the original Generation 1 toy did not have this gimmick.

Accessories / 配饰 / 付属品

  • Cab
  • Trailer
  • Gold Rifle
  • 2x Gold Cannons
  • 2x Gold Bullets
  • Instructions Manual
  • Collectors Card

Specifications / 技术指标 / 仕様書

Packaging / 打包 / パッケージング

This package is so different from other Fans Hobby releases as this pay a big nod to Generation 1 style packaging art from the 1980s. This is a big change and a welcomed one in my eyes. The new font however does remind me of G.I. Joe personally but I really dig the new art style. Once again Well done Fans Hobby.

Gallery / 画廊 / ギャラリー

Video / 视频 / ビデオ

Rendering now will be updated shorly / coming very soon!

Thoughts / 思想 / 考え

This is probably odd to say but I will be keeping mine in base / weapons platform mode. Since this guy never combined with the trailer (and even though the combined bot is spot on and very impressive as well) I will be displaying him this way. This base mode is not an after thought but yet a well thought out addition to an existing mold. They made many subtle changes and refinements to this mold, biggest being big combined bot’s shoulders. They have been altered so handles can swing out during base mode. The way the core bot has to pose to to use the emplacement really makes it look like he is digging in.

This has been an interesting release to me personally. I was not a fan of this particular character because I have no ties to him. Also the colors were very off putting when looking at the original release. So I had almost a dislike for this bot going into the review and I knew it. Now that it is here in hand it is colorful but not in a bad way. It is very striking and demands your attention with its presence. This is the Autobot leader I never knew I needed in my collection. Well played Fans Hobby, well played. This is Tec and until next time…

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