It’s time for the next gallery in our Transformers United toys galleries section – it’s time for Artfire! Transformers United Artfire is a Million Publishing exclusive available only through a mail-in offer in the Transformers Generations 2012 book. He’s a homage to the rare Japan-only character from Headmasters, Artfire, who was a white-cab version of Inferno with Targetmaster Scourge’s partner Targetmaster figure. In that vein Transformers United Artfire is a redeco of Transformers Universe Inferno, but like the original Inferno, he has been remolded to incorporate the Targermasters – in this one’s case, it is the inclusion of Solar Storm Grappel’s crane in place of Inferno’s water cannon, which allows Artfire to mount both his Targetmasters on the crane hook as a water cannon. That’s right, Artfire is not just a homage to the original Artfire, he is also a homage to the second run “double Targetmasters” who could peg their weapons into one another.
As far as decos go, Artfire is fantastic. He’s got a very sharp deco that flows nicely in both his modes, with lots of detailed paint applications making the finished article look just that little bit more awesome. The two Targetmasters included are Nightstick, a redeco of Universe Cyclonus’ partner in a predominantly silver deco, and Sparks, a redeco of Power Core Combiners Pinpoint, the Mini-con who came with Leadfoot and had been previously been drawn as Artfire’s partner Targetmaster by Guido Guidi in the Generations 2011 comic strip. Artfire makes an excellent companion piece to the Million Publishing 2011 mail in exclusive Stepper, and what is really great about this duo is not only that they are great toys in excellent decos, but in many ways they are the only ways some of us will get to own versions of the characters, particularly because in Artfire’s case he has never seen a reissue.
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