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Cheetor toy looks pretty much like the character in the show.
So, appearance-wise he has accurate colours and markings.
His plastic, unfortunately, looks a little rubbery and cheap and
his hands and feet are particularly nasty looking. The plastic looks
like it will snap off if you fiddle with his toes and fingers too
much. Despite that, he actually has been built pretty solidly,
and shouldn't break too easily.
unlike some BW toys, is pretty much like it was in the show, with
a crooked snarl as a mouth and glaring red optics. He is plain
yellow (without spots) with the grey metal patches on him represented
by painted grey plastic areas that are fairly detailed. His
purple areas are a much shinier, flashier-looking plastic and look
good on him. The panel on his hip opens up just like it did in the
episode 'Go with the Flow', and a little Maximal symbol in a glowing
green bubble represents his spark.
is in a fixed stance, although you can swivel it around if you like,
and it detaches easily to help make transforming him easier.
Cheetor stands in robot mode fairly well, although he is constantly
in a hunched position, head looking at the ground. He cannot
stand up completely straight, because of his heavy arms. His
gun, which in beast mode is attached to his back as a rocket-blaster,
detaches with some difficulty. At first I was concerned I'd
break it, it was so well-planted on his back, but with some careful
manipulation it works free, and fits snugly into his robot hand.
The gun is in shiny purple and looks impressive. It fits in
either hand. He has a powerful spring launcher, so his missile
goes quite far.
mode too looks accurate to the show. It can only stand properly
in one position, with one of the forearms up in a thrashing
motion. It's annoying that he cannot be positioned any other
way, but the position he works best in at least looks cool.
The main criticism I have of his beast mode is that he has a large
gaping hole below his beast head, which looks like the designers
just couldn't figure out a way to cover up that area. You
can see right inside him.
the most difficult TF to transform, but he isn't particularly easy,
either. The hardest part is to swap the beast mode head (which
tucks into his chest in robot mode) with the robot head, (which
tucks into his chest in beast mode). The toy, new, comes with instructions
and diagrams which, if followed should help you get him transformed
first time. Of course, you could battle with him by yourself,
trying to remember how he transformed in the show, but unless you're
proficient at transforming these guys, it's not advisable!
TM2 Cheetor 6.5 out of 10
TM2 Cheetor robot mode
TM2 Cheetor Beastmode
Reviewed by: Beastbot
Allegiance: Maximal (although she has interchangable
Maximal and Predacon orbs)
Difficulty of Transformation: Hard
Color Scheme: Transmetal red (sometimes fading into transmetal silver
and/or transmetal black), light purple, purple, black, yellow, and
Beast mode is a Transmetal 2 black widow spider. The primary color
of this mode is transmetal red, rather than black, unlike other
black widow spiders. This mode looks very nice, and, like most other
Transmetal 2s, has a nice "freaky" look to it. There are
very few extras in this mode; only part of Blackarachnia's robot
mode feet sticking out of her abdomen, the back of her robot mode
head on her beast mode rear, and her robot mode arms sticking out
from under her head. While the head and feet extras can be easily
ignored, the arm extras are extremely noticeable, and make this
toy look like if has ten spider legs instead of eight. There are
a few nice features in this mode as well; for one, Blackarachnia
has a little disk on her upper abdomen that can change her spark
orb from that of a Maximal's to that of a Predacon's. Part of her
spider mouth and jaw can shoot out like a grappling hook- a nice
effect, although there is no trigger or anything to fire it; you
can only pull it out and let it reel itself back in.
Robot mode is not as nice as the beast mode, but nice still. The
details on thie mode, as well as the other one, are very nice and
asymmetrical. My main complaint I have with this mode are that there
are an enormous amount of extras on it- over half of this mode's
weight is extras! (The majority of them are not put on the show
version.) These include her extremely large shoulder pads, her spider
thorax and upper abdomen on her back, two other shoulder pads that
point upwards, and all eight of her spider legs. These greatly take
away from the movement of the toy, although most of them do look
nice. Her jaw-grappling-hook becomes a weapon in this mode, which
is nice, except it doesn't fit in her hand very well- her fingers
get in the way unless you have in an exact position. Wanna know
why the production of this toy was delayed about six months (May
1999- November 1999)? Because of this purple bra that overlays her
other transmetal red bra. (This is not shown in the above picture.)
Hasbro originally made it removable, but since parents obviously
complained about this, they tried to glue the bra onto the rest
of the toy. When that didn't work, they had to mold them all on.
Here's an idea, Hasbro- FORGET THE STUPID THING! Sorry. Went a little
haywire there. Anyway, there is another nice feature- Blackarachnia
has a "roundhouse kick" action in her robot mode. When
you push back her head, she's supposed to have her torso and legs
automatically revolve once- but it doesn't work as well as it's
supposed to, and her arms always disconnect from her body when you
Blackarachnia has a sort of third mode as well- in her robot mode,
you can rotate her large shoulder pads down to create her "defense
mode", which is essentially just her with a shield covering
her. This mode reminds me of Transmetal Airazor's "shield mode".
A very nice toy in beast mode, but this toy suffers heavily from
extras and supposed "action features" that don't work
very well in her robot mode. Very hard to transform the first few
times as well.
Reviewed by: Beastbot
Difficulty of Transformation: Medium
Color Scheme: Transmetal light purple, off-white, and dark blue,
with some red
Beastbots Rating: 9.2
Beast mode is a metallic mutated velociraptor skeleton. This mode
looks creepy and very evil. His tail can swing back and forth by
moving a lever back and forth on his rear area. His legs look great
and arent oddly placed like the original Dinobots, although
they are a little skinny and don't support the beast mode too well.
The only major complaint I have is his arms look odd because they
are his legs in his robot mode. They also cant close together
very well. He has a great pouncing position, though. His Transmetal
2 orb is under his forehead plate.
Robot mode looks very evil, also. He has some wires on his arms
and legs, which get in the way a little, but look nice. His claws
are odd looking, but very fierce and large. His face has a nice
mutated look to it, with one of his eyes being a circular laser
generator. His shoulder armor does stick out a bit, but can fold
easily. His back plates can come loose a little easily. His arms
are a little longer in proportion to his body than his legs, but
they look nice this way.
A very nice robot; highly recommended if you like Predacons.
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