Iíd been after a Motorcycle Drone for some years, so it was nice to finally lay my paws on one last year. The toy, as with the Tank Drone, more closely resembled the on screen character model for the drones (and indeed Thrust).
Itís a pleasingly large Basic sized figure Ė getting on for Deluxe size (especially by todayís standards)- and has a nice weight to it. Whilst the Thrust toy was very sleek, the drone is much more chunky and beefy. The much bigger wheels and exhausts make the vehicular mode look that much more powerful Ė this is a Harley next to Thrustís Kawasaki. It rolls very nicely in vehicle mode, although it does have a tendency to lean off to one side. The exhaust flame missiles look a bit daft, but they do come in handy when you get to the robot mode.
The primary robot mode is a unicycled terror. Getting here is simple enough, although those shoulder plates just floating about do look a bit rubbish. The unicycle mode is great fun to play with, but unsurprisingly cannot stand upright, leaving you to balance him on those missiles. His bipedal mode doesnít really help with any stability. As well as giving him a comical Charlie Chaplin style duck walk look, the massive forearms do upset his balance if not carefully posed. His right one also opens up to mimic the ĎSpark-Catcherí seen on the TV show, and pressing the Vehicon spark crystal will also launch the missile from his arm.
As you can probably tell, outside of his vehicular mode, the cycle drone is a bizarre looking thing. The proportions are all off, with Popeye-like forearms and other wiry adornments. Itís in stark contrast to that muscular looking bike mode. Ultimately, heís more fun to play with than to look at.
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