Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Masterforce Sixknight

This is one of those occasions that the Japanese release blows the Hasbro one away. I had very little concern over whether I would get Quickswitch or not, and the first time I was offered Sixknight I passed on him. (a bad decision, it was dirt cheap lol) So when L offered me this one for a good price, I jumped on it.

Sixknight was a ninja that is a member of the Six Clan with Sixshot and Greatshot. He only knows force, but is intrigued by the Cybertron's nobility. 

In bot mode, people refer to him as bricky, but thanks to his transformation points, he has elbows, shoulders swivels, knees, hips, and even downward wrist tilts. Shape wise though, I would have to agree



His second mode is a drill tank. These seem pretty popular throughout G1. The colours on him just pop. I love the different shades of blue, the red accents, and that they even chromed his drill. 


His third mode was a hydrofoil boat, this seems to be what the figure is built around, maybe to separate it from Sixshot a bit?


His puma mode is pretty poseable, I like that they hid the back paws inside the shins and feet. kind of adds something to it. Unfortunately the wings sticking out from it's belly are kind of strange. I do like the gun tails though.


His fifth mode is a gun of some sort. 


Lastly, his Jet mode. I am actually kind of impressed with this mode, it's pretty decent. Apologies for the legs being rotated wrong, I'll fix it tomorrow if I remember.


Beside Quickswitch, you can tell why I prefer the colour scheme of Sixknight. But he's for another post later on. 


8 comments:

  1. He's the blockiest ninja of all time, that's for sure. But if you're a G1 buff, blocky = good, so there's that. And the chromed drill is a big improvement over Quickswitch. Also, if I had Sixknight I wouldn't be able to resist shouting "SHOT ONE!" "SHOT TWO!" while transforming him.

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    1. His mold is still kind of off, but at least the colours are good, and they did very well with his characterization

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  2. I always thought that Quickswitch's winged Puma mode was pretty cool. Nothing's scarier than a wild cat flying at you. You know, when I look at Quickswitch and Sixknight side by side, Quickswitch looks pretty gaudy. Sixknight's colors blend together really well.

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    1. yeah, him, Minerva, Dinoking, and Ranger are definitely better in japanese colours. Buster and Hydra, I'd have to go with the US releases (teal and purple cons are my favorite colour scheme) same with Sixshot,

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  3. Amazing photography, you really bring this thing to life. He was great in Masterforce, wasn't he?

    All the best
    Maz

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    1. Yeah, I really appreciate what the writers did for the Masterforce and Victory characters, my wallet on the other hand, doesn't lol

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    2. agree with Mazzy man, amazing photography man.
      i don't like this mold much, but between Quickswitch and Sixknight, i do prefer the latter, esp the chrome drill!

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    3. Agreed, this mold is a let down between him and Sixshot, the winner is clear.

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