Whoa, Bluestreak? Previous modern incarnations of this toy have had names like "Streak" or "Silverstreak," so seeing one under the original G1 toy's name "Bluestreak" is more than a little surprise. A retooled 2011 Reveal the ShieldProwl, this figure has new holes to carry his new gun and a tweaked roof. It's a good one. Japan had a blind-boxed version of this character as well, but this one being cheaper makes it an obvious winner to me, the lazy and cheap American.
As with most Reveal the Shield releases, the original mold was somewhat tough to find. In a few weeks I saw more Bluestreaks than I ever did Prowls, so hey, at least you can get this above-average mold now. It's really fun to transform and if you're like me and you love Micro G1 guys, you gotta get one.
White (or light) plastic tends to suck the detail right out of a sculpt, light/pale colors don't usually lend themselves to presenting a figure as its best. The detail on the face, it turns out, is quite good and the grille looks fantastic. The headlights were all but obscured by black plastic before, and now the holes are (for better or worse) quite apparent. The sculpted shields in his arms are also painfully obvious, which is something of a bummer as this is no longer a police vehicle. He received an above average amount of paint, with the roof, hood, windows, and other spots getting deco which translates nicely to robot mode. Heck, they even gave him red pants! I'm pretty happy about that. You should be, too.
His hands were also retooled so he can hold a gun. This is, of course, important. Because, well, what else are you going to do with a gun, stare at it?
The car is a typical Legends-class car toy, and it's scale to your Cyberverse vehicles. Rolling wheels are the toy's main feature, but you'll notice a hole on the door which can fit a 3mm peg weapon. Basically Hasbro upgraded these to roughly Cyberverse levels of play functionality, which is more or less what I want. There's not too much articulation on the robot, and I don't expect much out of the car. Getting the enhanced hands and weapon actually made this worth the six bucks for me.
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While I never had the original (or reissues) I've always loved how the character looked, so I've picked up the Alternators and Universe releases of the character. This one is pretty good too, and by virtue of his being available in late 2012 along with his being cheap I can't figure out why you wouldn't buy one. I'd love to see more guys like this in this scale, with Voyager-sized "Metroplex" or "Omega Supreme" or whatever so you can basically have a complete scale G1 play package but I realize this may be unlikely. If you're at all on the fence of getting this one, trust me, just go run out and buy it. He's my favorite out of the 2012 Legends/Legion-scale toys, and there were some really good ones throughout the year.
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