His main weapons are the Saber Laser and the Saber Blade. Just like it is with Optimus Prime red, blue and white prove to be a winning combination, although the different colour placement makes Star Saber feel unique and not just retreading the same ground. The best thing here is the recreation of the original toys Brainmaster gimmick. A C9 box generally has minimal wear, a kink, or other minor damage to the packaging. However fitting Saber who requires a bit of transforming himself for this into the V-Star Transtector is by far the most daunting element of this entire figure. Okay, so nothing dynamic here, but he does come with a larger hilt that can be swapped in- especially designed for two handed holding.
Like Saber himself the V-Star is pretty straightforward to transform into robot mode, and even without the instructions easy enough to figure out yourself. The gun fits much better in this mode, than the larger Star Saber figure, because there it feels a tad small. A good improvement on Star Saber is the fact that his ankles can now tilt which does a lot to help support poses and of course, you can push his feet down to emulate a tip-toe feature. The Autobot logo on his chest appears to be scratched, and I don't believe it was like that out of the box. Star Saber also can hold his rifle but it looks a but thin in his hand, and again his hand struggles to grip.
Well sort of, as whilst the longer hilt lends itself to glorious two handed poses, the handle is really thin so does not grip well, and has a tendency to bend and warp. Takeshi357 I honestly will never understand why people have so much trouble with the freakin' sword handle. Translated from the Instruction Sheet: V-Star A dual purpose land and air combat jet. Every time I play about with him or even look at him standing tall on my shelf I fall in love with it a little more, and I'm confident you'll do the same too. Sure it does not look like a real vehicle, but who cares really? At this stage he will be suffering from tiny head syndrome strangely cartoon accurate , so you then raise up the Star Saber helmet from the back on this extending arm, and slide it down over the Saber head very snugly exposing the face.
It can also generate a defensive force field barrier. This awesome figure converts from futuristic starship to robot and back. TakaraTomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki recently updated again with even more new photos of the upcoming! I am very happy with him. Not only is that him being tall, but he is incredibly blocky and chunky, which aids his aesthetic in so many ways. The articulation is pretty great too, with the Autobot Supreme Commander sporting 360° spinning shoulders, elbows, rotating hands, articulated fingers, ball jointed hips, knees and hinged feet on top of the head articulation provided by the Saber figure. This is Star Sabers main weapon.
Once in place, and the door is closed, the Brain raises up and produces a face for Saber. He has a wonderful, fun transformation, every mode is excellent and feature packed and it all manages to come in a bundle that looks exactly like his animation model. The transformation from jet is pretty fun, with the entire jet nose being removed, and the arms folding out with a weird elbow hinge. Rotate the horns and unclasp the arm, place back in his back, fold up the back and you done - ready to behold the glory of that incredible face sculpt yes, I am just throwing out epithets, this toy deserves it. Star Saber won Takara Tomys poll for fans for the Transformers 30th Anniversary to choose the next Masterpiece figure. The 24th figure in the line, he is the first in that does not hail from the main Generation One cast although Victory is technically part of G1, it just never aired in the West — a fact that has proven quite divisive among Transformers fans.
The Brainmaster of Courage can also fit inside this space securely, with the canopy coming back down over the top. I would quite like to own another one just to play about with this figure. With it being a Masterpiece figure I was expecting the transformations to be a long and complicated process, but I think that was just years of movie toy experience influencing me. I am listening to the Final Fantasy 7 battle theme right now, so urge is you pull him apart excitedly. Minakazes ship was attacked by Destrons as it was on an exploration mission to Mars, Star Saber was only able to rescue his new born child Jean.
His sword is where you first really run into problems with the figure, or specifically its handle. What will strike you most about the toy is how big it is, and yeah it is massive. He is an awesome figure, but not Masterpiece scale size. There is so much more I wanted to say, and should have covered, but you should just gaze at the pictures and ignore the words - he does himself more justice than I ever could. It is amazing, even though it is not like the original Brainmasters where the face was spring loaded in the back of the smaller robots. I also hope for Victory Leo to be released, but I also hope Takara releases the six chest force figures in deluxe size to combine to form Leokaiser! As with the original Star Saber has 3 robot modes.
When attached to his left arm, the jet nose cone can shoot off and attack the enemy. I could quite happily just own another one of these without the larger V Star to go with it. Of course if you're some sort of heathen and would prefer to pose Star Saber with a gun Saber's is also perfectly suitable, but requires the handle being flipped around to make it more suitable for Star Saber's giant mitts. Let a little obscure G1 into your lives, and you won't be disappointed. The head also still rotates, looks up and down, and all that good stuff. Consoles and equipment are sculpted with the cockpit, and then painted in silver to complete the look. But they totally should so Star Saber can wear him as shoes.