Unite Warriors Nosecone Toy Review


Class- Deluxe

Commentary-

The last two Technobots in the box set are truly remarkable because of how they are retooled. Nosecone is a retool of Combiner Wars Rook (and Swindle) but looks NOTHING like the original figure.

Bot Mode-

Nosecone is possibly my favorite Technobot of the set (not character, that goes to Afterburner). He's the main reason I got this set instead of the Combiner Wars set. The Combiner Wars set, it's Nosecone is a slight retool of Brawl. But UW Nosecone, he is a masterpiece of engineering and is incredibly accurate to the G1 version. Nosecone is a bit bulkier than the other deluxe Technobots, but it makes sense. I figure Nosecone is one part miner and one part scientist. So if he is a miner, he needs to be just a little stronger than the others. His chest is white with a really small Autobot logo on the left of the torso. His arms are brown and orange with 5mm ports on the shoulders that weapons can plug into. His arms are well articulated, all of the basics you would expect from a CW Limb. He DOES NOT have 5mm hands though. Normally that's a big deal, but Nosecone has specialized accessories which fit into the ports in his hands. The drill from vehicle mode is able to be pluged into his hands or act as a backpack. His legs are brown white and yellow. His head is really well sculpted. It is orange with a silver face, a yellow crest on the forehead and blue eyes. All in all, a very successful update to the G1 figure.

Transformation-

Like every single other limb from CW/UW/POTP, the transformation is pretty easy and if you've transformed one of the figures, you have an idea on how to transform the others. The first time I transformed Rook (who is a pretool) I had to use instructions, but only the first time. By the time I got Nosecone, I had a few of this mold, so it wasn't a problem. For complexity, I rate the transformation a 5.25 out of 10. For fun, a 6.25 out of 10. Sometimes the folding up of the legs gives me a little trouble, but once you know what is oging to happen, you can fix it.

Vehicle Mode-

Nosecone's vehicle mode is amazing. Not only is it a retool of a cool mold, but it is retooled so much that it really doesn't look like that original mold. In vehicle mode, Nosecone is a drilltank. He is primarily brown with yellow and white details and a silver drill in front. He keeps the same accessibility of the 5mm ports so you can plug the weapons into him. He also has a port on his roof which his primary weapon can plug into. He really doesn't roll well, there are no major robot parts visible in this mode and he tabs together well.

Accessories-

Nosecone comes with 4 accessories. 1) a rifle which can plug into his hands or be used by another figure with a traditional hand. 2) and 3) two smaller blasters which can plug into his shoulders or his hands. 4) his drill which can be a backpack or a melee weapon by plugging it into the hand. The drill does not spin

3rd Party Add Ons-

There are no 3P add ons SPECIFICALLY for Lightspeed. Only Computron.

Pros-

Very well executed figure. Good accessory assortment.

Cons-

Minor gripe, I would've liked to have seen the drill spin.

What would Seth have done different?

Nosecone is a pretty perfect figure for the character. I can't think of anything that I would want to change about the figure

Grade-

Nosecone is one of those figures that came out during CW/UW that really was the beginning of the practice of severely (and successfully) retooling a mold so much that it looks almost nothing like the original. He is tied for the strongest of the Technobot figures. Out of 10, I give Lightspeed an 7.75 out of 10

Retools and Repaints-

CW Rook (pretool)

UW Roller (redeco of pretool)

CW/UW Swindle (retool)

UW Rollbar (redeco of retool)

CW/UW Hound (retool of Swindle)

 

 


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