Hasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Crosshairs Hasbro, 2017
Day #1,818: October 23, 2017
Crosshairs Rogue Sharpshooter
Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe
Item No.: Asst. C0887 No. C2961 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:2 blasters Action Feature:Transforms from Robot to Car Retail:$19.99 Availability:September 2017 Other: Retooled, and Loving It
I waited until The Last Knight to get my first Crosshairs, which is a retool of the Age of Extinction toy. This one doesn't have rubbery parts, he has different weapons, and the deco is different. The legs seem different too. Just comparing this toy to pictures of the last one, I'd say I got the better of the two - even if the other one just might be a bit more true to the movies in terms of deco. Oh, and its goggles were painted on the Japanese one. And the body looked a bit nicer for the Lost Age Japanese release, too. Well, at least this one could be more durable, right?
The green Crosshairs looks good, and other than a slightly loose ankle the articulation is basically good. There are heel spurs to keep him standing, reasonably free-moving knee joints, swivel wrists, and a decent overall range of motion.
The green is rich, the blacks even, and the silvers thick. I love the weird angles on his face, almost as much as I dislike the fact he has unpainted goggles on the head. His fists easily hold his two pistols, and the sides of the car look sort of like a duster for this faux-gunslinger robot. I can't really see "old west gunman" our of "green robot with car parts on his legs," but the silhouette is more or less there.
While I had problems with some other toys in this line, Crosshairs was a breeze to transform thanks to its folding kibble and big car pieces. It's basically a robot folded up in a clever car part hard shell, so it isn't particularly innovative - but it works really well. I'm just fine with this.
The car is pretty nice - the panels fit together, it has silver painted wheels, red rear lights, and clear headlights too. There are nifty custom designs on the doors, and a swell black hood. The sculpted tidbits are great, and the glittery tinted windows are a nice touch. His wheels spin about as well as clip-in wheels can, and there's storage for his two guns under the vehicle. While the car itself has no real play action features, the sculpt is clean and the model looks good. Weirdly it feels super light and hollow - the robot mode feels a bit more meaty. Perhaps it's the plastic, or the design, but it still looks and feels pretty great.
I like this one - it holds together, has good accessories, and transforms fairly nicely. Things lock into place and the car doesn't look like a jumbled mess. Sure, it recycles some old parts, but that's good when they bring back parts that seem to work. It doesn't disappoint, because it works as advertised. That's really all I want out of a toy, so Hasbro - good job. I look forward to the Hot Shot repaint we'll never get.
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