Series: Combiner Wars Put the cloaking power of Mirage in the hands of a Combiner and look out -- that's 30 tons of steel sneaking up behind you and walloping you with a punch you can't see coming. The Decepticons won't know what hit them.
Mirage is a repaint of Dragstrip
, so look there for the full review. Just some words on the differences here. Apart from his familiar blue and white paint job, Mirage was also given a new head sculpt, which is pretty much a dead ringer for Mirage as he currently appears in the IDW comics and a pretty close match the G1 cartoon character, too. The rest is more or less the same, even the weapons are identical, just a different color (silver instead of purple). And, of course, he can still become the limb of a combiner, in his case he is intended to become part of Optimus Maximus
Mirage didnít have a big role in the IDW comics so far, but he seems to be a kind of visionary, able to see possible futures and parallel worlds. It was on his behest that the Protectobots travelled back to Cybertron, where they were merged into Defensor
, and he himself became part of Optimus Maximus when Prowl
used the Enigma of Combination. Not much else to him so far. The figure, though, is quite good and a necessary ingredient for Optimus Maximus to boot. It isnít all classic Mirage, what with the F1 racer cockpit not forming the chest, but overall he looks pretty good. Not a must-have, but a good figure.