Takara MP - 34 Cheetor is the latest release for the Beast Wars line following Optimus Primal (MP - 32) & the second Maximal that has been made. It is important to note that we still have not seen any designs for the Predicon faction as of yet. Cheetor or Cheetus as it says on his packaging, is scaled to size based on the Beast Wars T.V. series making him an accurate height when standing next to Optimus Primal. This figure will cost you around $85.00 + Tax.
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Takara uses their usual packaging for this size figure and the same patterns as usual. The front of the box shows Cheetor in Robot and Beast Modes. The back of the package shows him in different poses as well as the additional faces they provide in the box.
Once removed from the box Cheetor is protected by a plastic shell which shows him in Beast Mode and allows you to see the extra face pieces that he comes with.
The Transformation process from Beast Mode to Robot Mode is fairly simple but takes a complex turn when you need to move Cheetors head into the correct position. It took me a few tries of moving it then reversing that movement to realize what was actually needed. There is a point where you need to push the neck piece down after twisting the head around, this pushed down piece then locks into a blue tab on the front of the figure's chest. That issue aside MP- 34 Cheetor looks amazing once transformed, the detail used on this figure is perfect and the three extra heads provided all have the black spots that he had on his face in the T.V. series. The heads also contain a clear plastic that when held to a light great a glow in his eyes, it seems that Takara has been using this more often which is great! It addition to the eyes lighting up Takara also added the Maximal symbol on his head piece.
Cheetor comes with two weapons which can be easily stored on his back.
As I stated earlier, MP - 34 Cheetor is scaled to size with MP - 32 Optimus Primal based on their sizes in the Beast Wars T.V. Series.
Takara MP - 34 Cheetor does a good job of bringing the T.V. Series design to life, the accurate height and attention to small detail makes this a great addition to any Masterpiece set! MP -34 Cheetor gets a perfect score!
5 OUT OF 5 PUNCHES!
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