Review and Images of Hunt for the Decepticons Voyager Highbrow

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2005 Boards member Megatroptimus has also shared with us an extensive look at and review of the other upcoming release in the Transformers Hunt for the Decepticons Voyager Class, Highbrow. Highbrow is based on a classic WWII style twin propeller jet, and comes equipped in robot mode with double gatling guns, arm mounted propellers and a flip down set of pilot goggles. Check out all the images by clicking on the title of this story for a look at both modes as well as a step by step sequence of photos taking you through the steps of the transformation from robot to plane mode.

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  1. megatroptimus's Avatar megatroptimus says

    ROBOT MODE

    Somehow, it looks like a movie-ish version of Energon Springer with the weapons and guns hanging from the hip flaps. Highbrow has relatively long legs, wide hips, a short torso and strangely angled forearms that might take some time to get used to but that are ultimately more satisfying than the ones on Movie 1 Voyager Incinerator.

    The propeller gimmick still works in this mode. The gattling guns can be either left on the hip panels or detached and placed in the fists. The head features a flip-down mask that makes Highbrow look like he's wearing a leather helmet with goggles. Pretty unique, I think it's my favorite feature.

    One thing that I find strange is what looks like a third gun hanging from the back (it's hidden under the cockpit in bomber mode). At first I thought it could be flipped up over the head ( la Energon Scorponok, for example), but it can't. At best it can be pointed up but still not perfectly straight up. Is it a thruster so he can fly in robot mode? Instructions will tell later I guess.

    The range of articulation is pretty good, the only thing he's missing is a waist joint. Not much to complain about in this department.

    Deco-wise, he retains the green from the bomber mode with some light blue, dark green, grey and red (around the air intakes on the chest). Face is painted gold-titanium, brown (helmet) and green (over the clear lightpiping).













  2. megatroptimus's Avatar megatroptimus says

    TRANSFORMATION

    Fairly easy but clever at times, especially the feet that require a bunch of twists and folds. Here's more or less the sequence from robot to plane.



















  3. megatroptimus's Avatar megatroptimus says

    PLANE MODE

    Some trs cool WW2 bomber plane with deployable landing gears (rolls on 4 wheels), a clear cockpit and twin propellers that can be activated by pushing on the engine blocks (each propeller is independant).

    The toy has a good weight, plastic is of quality, minimal paint apps (some white tattoos on the rear fins, white "P+10" markings on the cockpit, titanium-ish engine blocks and silver nosecone - some red paint apps are also visible from the bottom front around the air intakes).

    You also get 2 sets of 4 missiles (fixed) under the wings plus 2 gattling guns on top (can rotate and be removed). A very solid and exciting plane mode that hides pretty well the robot bits.







  4. Valkysas's Avatar Valkysas says

    I swear, that "pilot mask" screams "old school kamen rider" to me.

  5. Pimpimus Prime's Avatar Pimpimus Prime says

    I just can't get myself to like this toy. I think its the over sized props and goofy face/battle mask.

  6. slugslinger2004's Avatar slugslinger2004 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Pimpimus Prime View Post
    I just can't get myself to like this toy. I think its the over sized props and goofy face/battle mask.
    Sadly, I agree. I want to like it, but something just seems off.

  7. Abrogate's Avatar Abrogate says

    It's an interesting design, but I don't think I like it as is. Maybe if the inevitable redeco is better, I'll go for that.

  8. Sy-Rein's Avatar Sy-Rein says

    I'm loving this guy. The plane mode is really where it's won me over more than anything.

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