Time to take a look at this year’s Commander Class figure from Transformers Earthrise – Sky Lynx! He joins WFC Siege’s Jetfire as that “bigger than leader, smaller than Titan” offering. And he does that job well. I’ve been looking forward to him since Toy Fair 2020 (man that was forever ago now). While I personally prefer early run G1 characters, a select few movie+ ones hit a note with me and Sky Lynx was always one of them. Is he ridiculous in concept, execution – yes. Was the character in the show even more silly – yes. Is he awesome – also yes.
The Earthrise Commander version captures the essence of the original – larger, space shuttle, stark white with red blue and gold mixed in, combination, bird and lynx modes. Same transformation style with a couple extra flips and twists mixed in. Something new I thought was cool – an additional base mode where the lynx becomes the base for the shuttle launch pad.
I had a bit of a time with some engineering points – hard to keep together in combined mode. Bird legs are floppy af. Wings don’t hold position tight. None of these really kill it, but it’s not as fine tuned as I would have liked. Once I got him in his shelf pose though, he was fine an will be fine hanging with Omega and Jetfire in the Space Force corner.
We’ve run him for a set so hit the link below to check out over 40 HD shots, both basic and fancy. We’ve also attached some to this story after the break.
He comes courtesy of TFSource, and is in stock / shipping from them now!