Studio Series Cybertronian Cliffjumper Toy Review


Price- 19.99
Class- Deluxe

Commentary-

Recently I've been making more rules about figures. But one of those rules is, I can have a pre-earth version to go along with the earth version. This figure is a one or two scene character, but I am a fan of Cliffjumper and I needed a good Pre-Earth version that doesn't look like a Bumblebee. Which is actually ironic because this figure is a HEAVY retool of Off Road Bumblebee. On paper, it would make sense that I would love this figure. I like CJ, I like Cybertronian vehicle modes, and I liked the base figure a lot.

Bot Mode-

The first thing I have to say is, I like this figure A LOT less than I thought I would, but there is a big reason. I drew the short straw of QC on this figure. When I got him his legs were backwards, everything was popping off way too easily, his gun got stuck in his hand and it was a pain in the ass to get out. Basically, every QC issue you could have on a figure, this happened to my copy. I've heard of other people really enjoying this figure and not having my issues, so that is something to consider when thinking about buying this figure. So I said my piece. From top to bottom, Cliffjumper actually looks REALLY good. His head sculpt is phenomenal. THe head is red, the face is silver and the eyes are blue. His torso and lower arms and lower legs are red, his upper arms and legs are black. His chest is a faux chest which actually looks like it has headlights in it. His articulation is pretty standard, and identical to Off Road Bumblebee. His hands are 5mm holes. Again, mine has QC issues, so his arms and legs pop off way too easily.

Transformation-

I've mentioned in a lot of other Studio Series reviews that for the most part, Studio Series figures have a more complicated transformation than lets say a Generations figure. Cybertronian Cliffjumper isn't one of those figures. I actually had A LOT of trouble transforming him because his legs were on the wrong side. His transformation is not as complicated as other Studio Series figures (when you have everything where it should be not from a QC Mess), but in no way is it simple. For complexity, I rate it a 6 out of 10. For fun, a 7.5 out of 10.

Vehicle Mode-

In vehicle mode,Cliffjumper is a Cybertronian Car. He kind of a little bit looks like FOC Jazz in vehicle mode (design wise not color). He is primarily red, and its a bit boring, there is a clear plastic stripe down the middle of the car. It is actually a bit boring and could use a little silver. The wheels have red stripes on them. It does not peg together well it does not roll well.

Accessories-

Cliffjumper comes with a blaster which pegs onto his hand and makes it look like his hand transformed into a weapon. Instead of the traditional weapon that he holds. Works well, I like it a lot.

3rd Party Add Ons-

N/A

Pros-

Well sculpted head. I think I really would've liked this figure a lot more if I had a different specific copy

Cons-

I can't honestly answer this because my copy is inferior to other copies.

What would Seth have done Differently???

Like the cons I can't accurately answer this. I honestly think I am going to get another copy just so I have one without a lot of QC issues. He is primarily made of clear plastic which is known for breaking, so I would've made it red plastic instead of clear plastic painted red.

Grade-

I really liked Off Road Bee. One of my favorite figures of 2020, so I had really high hopes for Cybertronian Cliffjumper. But my figure just has way too much wrong with it and I don't think it is the engineering or design of the figure itself, but a factory error on my specific copy. I am actually not giving this a grade until the time that I get a brand new copy. I am sorry.

American Retools and Repaints-

Off Road Bumblebee

 

 


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