Sunday, January 28, 2007

Behold!! The arrival of Jet Fire, 21 years in the making. Due to license issue, The original Jet fire has to go through cosmetic changes before appearing in the animation. Thoough it bear teh resemblance of in Toy counterpart. It was substantially "transformed" to look really different from each other.

Through the years, Jetfire has offen appears in many lines of Transfomers, Everytime there is a Plane in the autobot team, he will be named jet fire for better or worst.
But most too most fans.. they are hardly the JetFire they knew.

Finally, Hasbro got the fomular right. They are all out to please the fans this time. they made the Jetfire a hybrid of the original toy and the animated counter part.

Other than the nose cone of Jet fire, he is one dashing fighter Jet. Almost at f-14 Tomcat the plane the original Jetfire was based on. However, to strike a balance between the animated counter part and its alternate mode, the areodynamic of the Jet -mode has to be discounted.
Having said that, I still love the way he looks.Make a guess where will the nose cone be in the robot mode?

A tribut to the original toy. It has even similar feet like that of the original, however, shaped to match the contempory designs of today's fighther jet. A hint of Steath.
Slim aerodynamic design, really putting the Movie Starscream to shame (he has too much access bagage in his under carriage.)
Another tribute to the original toy. Comes with "strike pack" with deployable cannons

Saturday, January 27, 2007

This is one of the transformers ( not including the alternators/ MP) that has so much details and panelling on it. And really resembles that of a model Aircraft, one would assume the panel liners had previously have some experiences making model aircraft. I am truely impressed by the amount of effort invested. And thats not all, flipping the back panel, it reveals more details, which hasbro would previously
omit in most releases. I am more convinced that its money well spent even if I had paid a little more than the Recommended retail price.

And for anyone who had attempted to make thier own custom or scupting, would truely appreicate the effort and thoughts put into Jet fire. If you like the Jet mode you will like the robot mode even more. Its the Jet Fire we never had since it first appearance in 1985.

Power up, armed with shoulder and arm cannon. All ready to kick decepticons butt. The original Jet Fire toy, which is a replica of the marcoss VF-1S. Comes over with the fast pack version. (See post above) , In the macross series, The Super Valkyrie can be armed with has fast pack ( 2 additional bosters- which is what the original Jet fire has. or Strike pack (with has one side of the booster replaced with a Cannon) to enhance the fire power. The takara designers take this a step ahead. The fast pack can be converted into Strike mode with a spring loaded action. And they are inaction both in Robot or Jet Mode.

And Jet fire even comes with a helmet so that he can be anime accurate and be true to its G1 toy version. Once again I must say the designers are really all out to please.