Transformers Universe Skywarp (2003)
January 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
With Masterpiece Skywarp on most Transformers fans minds recently, I thought I would take some time to look at Skywarp’s 2003 toy from the Universe line. Made from the Beast Machines Deluxe Jetstorm mold, Skywarp appears as he did in the 3H Wreckers comic books.
Skywarp was an early Universe favorite as he clearly should have been a BotCon/OTFCC exclusive, yet there he was in standard retail stores. It doesn’t hurt that the toy mold was a solid choice and fit the colors well.
Skywarp turns into a futuristic jet loaded with detail work. His firing missiles carry over to robot mode where they form arm weapons not too unlike the standard seeker weapon set. Everything in this toy is well done and there is little room for complaint. The Jetstorm mold was the perfect choice for bringing the classic character into the beast era without sacrificing any of his visual cues.
The Beast Machines Deluxe Jetstorm mold was a great toy which saw several reuses over the years, and for good reason. It’s a great toy that lends itself to so many practical uses in the Transformers universe.