This is the fourth version of this mold that Iím reviewing. I did both the original, Beast Machines Jetstorm
and its first repaint RID Storm Jet
back in 2005 and added RID Jhiaxus
in 2012. So there really isnít a whole lot I can say about the mold that I havenít already said, so just some words on the differences here. Skywarp, unsurprisingly, comes in the black and purple colors of G1 Skywarp
andÖ yeah, thatís pretty much it. Repainting jet Transformers to match the original G1 Seekers isnít exactly a new idea. Still, I very much like this mold and it looks great in Skywarp colors, so buying it wasnít much of a stretch for me.
Universe Skywarp appeared in the TF Universe: The Wreckers comic from 3H Productions, revealing that it was G1 Skywarp who was transformed into Cyclonusí Armada during the events of the 1986 movie (and that it was Insecticon Bombshell who became Cyclonus). He regained his original persona at some point and joined the Wreckers during the events of Beast Machines. He was later abducted by Unicron for the events of the TF: Universe comic book and ended up being defeated by Sideswipe and Sunstreaker in the final battle of Universe (seen in a single panel in Fun Publications magazine that wrapped up the unfinished Universe storyline).
So bottom line here: another repaint of a great mold. A must-have? Certainly not, but a good figure in nice colors.