For our next Power of the Primes gallery, we have a look at the time traveller among the Primes, Vector Prime, and his decoy suit, Metalhawk!
It’s been a good year for Metalhawk. Originally released in 1988 as a Japanese market exclusive, the last 12 months have given him not one but two updated toys. Today we’re looking at the Power of the Primes version, which evokes the original Pretender shell of Masterforce’s Metalhawk. Even in this more diminutive scale, the heroic figure that the original shell cut is fully present here – complete with a six pack, which is a deviation from the original’s design, but it works for the overall heroic vibe of the design. Like Cloudburst, the inner figure’s face shows through when inside the decoy suit, and the effect works considerably better here. The inner figure itself is not colored like the original inner robot of Metalhawk, but certain design details are present, while others refer to the other Metalhawk that was released last year. And yes, if you have Titans Return Metalhawk, you can put his head inside the decoy suit for that full Pretender effect.
Check out a select few key pics of this one after the break – and check out the link below for 60+ pics of Vector Prime and Metalhawk.
Power of the Primes Vector Prime and the Metalhawk decoy suit
The decoy suit truly is the star of this show, in my opinion.
Power of the Primes Metalhawk (with Vector Prime inside)
Here is Vector Prime “wearing” Metalhawk. You can see how the face of the inner robot interacts here, as well as the large cannon of a gun the figure comes with.
Titans Return Siege on Cybertron Metalhawk with Power of the Primes Metalhawk in gun mode
When I was deciding on who would “model” the gun, Metalhawk holding himself as a gun just worked too well as a concept to not run with it. The two figures blues really go together, too, and the large gun works as a memory of the big gun the original Metalhawk came with.
On an aside, I’d love to share more photos of this awesome Titans Metalhawk one day…
Masterforce, Titans Return, and Power of the Primes Metalhawk group shot
Here’s the family photo of the Metalhawks! Botcon Metalhawk excluded as he’s in his box in storage, and you can see how both of the modern Metalhawks do a fantastic job of updating the original toy.
Truly, it’s been a good 12 months for Metalhawk.