Slayback from Cybertron.CA has posted a review for X-Transbot: Apollyon.
The review is lengthy and discusses the figure in every little detail. The reviewer did not forget to include images of a prototype as well.
The following is a small extract from the review. Visit Cybertron.CA for the full review and images.
“I’m going to break this down into key points to make it simple.
- There is a lot of weight in the legs. The weight I would say is in the feet as they are almost all metal. They’re not just a single molded piece; rather they are composed of several pieces that are hinged. Yes – the feet play a role in transformation and keep Apollyon standing firmly on whatever surface he’s on.
- The feet are hinged on the top to simulate ankles. The feet can move up or down (eg keeping your heel on the ground while lifting the rest of your foot towards your shin.) He can point his toes down. He can roll his ankles, so his feet will always be firmly flat on whatever surface he’s on.
- Apollyon does not suffer from skinny leg syndrome. He has thighs and they are ball jointed at the waist. He can show you his crotch should you wish it. Apollyon’s skirt does not hinder him from doing the side splits. However the front skirt will hinder him from bringing his knee to his chest.
- Torso does twist at the waist. You can see down the waist but I don’t see this as an issue.
- Apollyon has excellent head movement, although he cannot turn his head at a full 90-degree angle so it’s looking at his shoulder. It’s more at a 45 degree angle. At that angle, he does not look up or down.
- Chest and upper torso is consistent with ‘Megatron’. He has two secret compartments in his chest. They will be a bit difficult to pop open, as they really are hidden parts.
- Arms – the figure does have bicep swivel – tightness in the forearm extension prevented me from seeing this earlier. He can flare at the shoulders.
- His hands are extremely articulated. 15 points of articulation on each hand, meaning fingers and thumb can bend.”