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Series: Universe 2.0
Allegiance: Decepticon
Categories: Ultra
Year: 2008

An expert in electronic warfare, Stormcloud prefers to remain high above the battle, reaining electromagnetic interference down on his enemies. His onboard communications package is second to none, with the most advanced decrypticon software in the galaxy, and laser antennas powerful enough to insert data into radio transmissions as they move. He can insert corrupted data into Autobot transmissions without even needing to intercept them, causing chaos on the battlefield and below.

Remarks: Stormcloud is a repaint of Universe Powerglide, so look there for the full review. Just some words on the differences here. First of all, where does the name Stormcloud come from? Well, the letters and numbers on Stormcloud's engines gives a clue: MM-89. Any idea? No? Well, it's pretty easy and unlike with previous Ultra-class Universe figures it has nothing to do with any fans. In this case it's simply that Stormcloud was a MicroMaster (MM) released in 1989. See? Real easy.

Personally I like the black painjob of Stormcloud pretty much and the yellow and purple highlights fit in pretty well. Not too sure about the yellow mouthguard for the face, but apart from that: Pretty cool. And unlike other reviewers whose opinions I've read, I like the Powerglide mold a lot, so no complaints on that front as well. That said, Stormcloud remains "just" a repaint and lacks the personality that the Powerglide character provided, so I need to lower the rating a bit. I might have bumped it up a bit if they'd left out the heart-gimmick (if you don't know what that is, believe me, you haven't missed anything important), but it's there as well. So bottom line: A good repaint of a very good figure.

Rating: B
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