Monday, March 30, 2009

Transformers Armada: Cyclonus

Cylonus is another Decepticons member in the Transformers Armada series. He is known as "Sandstorm" in the Japanese series.

Cyclonus box packaging by Takara. This Cyclonus is an homage to the G1 Cyclonus

The package comes with a unit of Cyclonus, Mini-Con called Crumplezone and 2 missiles.

Cyclonus is one handsome assault helicopter in his alternate mode

Cyclonus can hold up to maximum of 6 Mini-Cons at a time in helicopter mode.

Crumplezone transforms to a tank and back

Crumplezone can also transform to a cockpit extension for Cyclonus helicopter for added firepower. Cyclonus alternate mode looks much better this way.

In robot mode, Cyclonus had a built in weapon in way of his arm. In the Armada series (as well as its sequel, Transformers Energon), Cyclonus has a "trigger happy" personality, cackling as he fires his weaponry.

The blade is permanently attached to his back. What a shame, if only the propeller blade can be detached and used as a weapon.

The Mini-Con will flip out extra guns from his knees for more firepower.

In robot mode, Cyclonus can technically hold up to 4 Mini-Cons at a time. The Mini-Con will also release the missile in his arm when inserted to the Mini-Con ports on both of his arm. In the series, the Mini-Con don't really release the missile. It just increase Cyclonus weapon's firepower

However, I go to the extreme and Cyclonus can in fact hold up to 6 Mini-Cons in robot mode. To achieve this, Crumplezone is to be fitted at the cockpit and either Drillbit, Buzzsaw or Dualor (Mini-Cons) attached below the cockpit.

Cyclonus and Crumplezone

The transformation manual for Cyclonus and Crumplezone by Takara

Cyclonus bio data card. Cyclonus probably main strength is his flight capability. He is incompetent but equipped with decent firepower.

3 comments:

Josephine said...

How much time it takes to complete one?

Yatz said...

fwah..what a thing you have there..

Borneo Falcon said...

Complete one? If you mean to transform it, it takes me less than 30s.

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