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AIRAZOR

Series: Beast Wars
Allegiance: Maximal
Categories: Deluxe Transmetal
Function: Aerial Recon
Year: 1998


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.


Robot Mode: 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.

Beast Mode: 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.

Remarks: 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.

Rating: B-

   





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Beast Wars Metals Airazor (1998)
Beast Wars Airazor Fox Kids (2000)
Armada Airazor (2003) 


Published 25.02.2005
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