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Series: Generation 1
Allegiance: Decepticon
Categories: Triple Changer
Year: 1985
Destroy first, think later!
Ability as a triple-changer to rapidly transform makes him one of the most dangerous Decepticons. Cruel sense of humour, loud-mouthed, belligerent, and brash. Flies at mach 2.7, range 1500 miles, has heat-seeking concussion missiles as plane. As tank, has track-mounted cannon that fires explosive shells 3.5 miles. As robot has electron-scimitar and gyro-blaster rifle. Often gets stuck in mid-transformation.
Robot Mode: Blitzwing's robot combines a cool look with some pretty severe poseability restrictions. He can move his arms at the shoulders (more or less) and that's it. Also, his feet, if you can call them that, are not the most stable in the world. Essentially he stands on his jet thrusters with the vertical fins providing some balance, but not too much. Still, look-wise he's definitely one of the better Decepticons from this age and does a pretty good job of looking intimidating. Weapon-wise he carries a sword and a gun, both of which are a bit strange to put in his hands, but whatever. Overall a decent robot mode.

Alternate Modes: Blitzwing is a triple-changer and while his robot mode is decent at best, his two alternate modes are pretty cool. The first is a tank and a very realistic-looking one at that. The turret with the gun can swivel around a full 360 degrees and the detailing on the tracks is decent, too. A great tank mode.

His second mode is a jet. While not quite as good as the tank mode, the jet still manages to look pretty good, if a bit blocky. The barrel from the tank is underneath now, but that's the only hint you see at what the other mode might be. The jet even includes a landing gear, so no complaints in this mode, either.

Remarks: Blitzwing was one of the hardest-hitting Decepticons of Season 2 of the G1 cartoon, even taking over command of the Decepticons for an episode, and played a pivotal (if slightly out-of-character) role in the Season 3 opener "Five Faces of Darkness" before vanishing from the TV screens forever. He was recently featured in IDW's Transformers comic books, but only in a minor role. This toy, which is a pretty straight-forward knock-off of the original, isn't that good in robot mode, but features two very cool alternate modes that manage to look nothing alike and realistic to boot. That makes Blitzwing one of the best of the multi-changers, no doubt about it.

Rating: B
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