Total Score: 70
Overview: Sky Lynx is roughly 10” long and about 4” tall from paw to shoulder. Unfortunately Sky does not separate from Lynx but they do gain the power of combination to mimic the function and fit into the line’s theme. Sky Lynx is noticeably small when compared to voyager and deluxe figures but surprisingly he actually fits in with the legend figures. I did have a few issues with the figure that I will discuss later. On with the review!
Build Quality: Sky Lynx’s feels fairly good. I did not notice and stress or problem areas with respect to the plastic. The front legs which become the gestalt’s legs do have ratchet issues, at least on my figure and predominately on the right side. I was able to open the waist section and reinforce the mechanism but be aware that the unaltered ratchets are noticeably loose. I also ran into the same issues with the hip ratchets. Other than that everything else felt good and tight.
Starting from the head and working our way back, Sky Lynx has pretty good articulation. The head and neck are connected be three joints and a swivel at the base. The jaw also opens fairly wide. The front legs are ratcheted at the shoulder, bicep swivel,
and ratcheted elbows. The hands are on a hinge due to transformation. The back legs are on a non-ratcheted joint at the hip. The knees are ratcheted and the foot is also on a hinge. Rotating the back legs to the front are hampered by a bit of the combiner’s chest armor unfortunately.
The tail contains two hinges; one at the base of the tail fin and one at the connection to the hind quarters. Ailerons are on a hinge and due to transformation the wings can rotate and are also hinged giving them a decent range of movement.
Torso Mode: Lynx’s head is on a swivel but he does not have up or down movement. The legs have a thigh swivel and there is no waist swivel.
Paint Applications: So Sky Lynx is a majority red, white, and blue plastic. He does have gold paint in the mouth, windows, Lynx head, chest, fins, thrusters, and along the side of the fuselage. He also has the obligatory Autobot Symbols on the wings and rear above the booster. He could really use some more paint, not Wheel jack bad.
Transformation: Transformations are pretty straight forward between the three modes. The rear legs may be a little tricky going into shuttle mode but a few tries and it should become second nature. The shuttle cockpit and panels directly behind it seemed to have issues with lining up.
Accessories: Sky Lynx comes with two swords/guns that act as a tail extension in beast mode and guns in shuttle mode. In gestalt mode he can combine the blades into a large sword. The packaging also comes with a pretty good card with artwork.
Final Thoughts: He is small. He really is and it’s a shame when to compare him to his G1 Incarnation. He is definitely better than the Prime mold. His hip ratchets, at least on my figure, required some tweaking and the poor fella is full of gaps. But, I do like the combine torso and I am ok with that change from his old Duocon self. Scale wise I found that he does fit in really well with the legend class figures. So overall I am happy with the purchase and if you are not into the aftermarket prices for the original or encore figure then this guy is not a bad purchase.
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