Series: Beast Wars A quantum surge has completely rearranged Airazor's structure to include a metal-armor coating and a pontoon plane substructure to provide the advantage of sea reconnaissance. Already quick as lightning, her jets furnish extra high-level acceleration and agility. Her optical matrix scanners can detect Predacon ground movement from 30,000 feet while her armor-ripping talons send fearful sparks through the Predacon army.
Categories: Deluxe Transmetal
Function: Aerial Recon
Airazor is one of the very few female Transformers and her robot mode tries to reflect that, mostly by making her more slender and a bit more curved than her male counterparts. She does have a female air to her, but only barely. Anyway, like many Beast War toys her beast parts slide backwards, so looking at her from the front doesn''t give you much of a hint what beast she transforms into. She can deploy weapons over her shoulder or use the falcon talons on her arm for close quarter combat. All in all, a decent robot mode, if a bit top-heavy. Best bet is to use the folded wings as additional stabilizers to keep her standing. As a little gimmick you can armour Airazor by folding the silver parts closed over her chest. This leaves her almost completely immobile, though.
Airazor transforms into a semi-robotic falcon with turbo boosters on her back. As a semi-alternate mode she can fold in her falcon-feet and instead deploy a pontoon plane substructure (for landing on water, I guess), but I don't really see the sense in it. Anyway, the falcon looks like what it's supposed to, so few complaints here.
Airazor did appear during the TV series, but didn't exactly stand out as a major character. She disappeared early in the second season, only to be resurrected as Tigerhawk, a quasi-new character in the third (who died again only two episodes later). The TV show also never saw her get transmetalized, only the comic series "Transformers Universe: The Wreckers", saw this toy featured in its transmetal form. Still, it is a decent toy and IMO looks better than the original, pure-beast one