RF-002 Empyrean Espionage Upgrade Kit Review07/02/2012
Back in 2009, Hasbro didn’t choose to do any remolding (little, if any) so most fig are just a straight repaint of former mold (ie Classic Prowl to Smokescreen and Silverstreak). The choice of characters are welcoming however the execution are not. A repaint on Universe (Ultra Class) Silverbolt was released, named Skyfall (Walmart Exclusive).
As appealing the color scheme is, the lack of differentation between him and Silverbolt (and Universe Darkwing) was a bit of a turnoff. Here’s the upgrade kit by Renderform came in place.
The kit consist of 2 new guns, 1 new head and 2 translucent visor.
The visor works well be the figure due to the LED which incorporated in all of Universe Ultra Class figures. But more on that after this.
Giving an even better reference to G2 Skyjack.
Simple yet effective. Huge difference can be see before and after using the kit.
Nice touch in keeping the original of the figure (the LED). The flavors of 2 colored visors makes it appealing. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Homage color – black. This is what it should be.
Doesn’t really change much from the original figure but the LED visor add to the coolness of this figure for play or display.
Easy-to-use kit, literally by everyone.
It might not be an impressive figure to some but judging how much improvment the kit brought out, it’s definately worth it.
Fit for sentimental fans, a must get for homage freaks. Hopefully it will be released to cater other Cyberjets. If you are fan of this mold – Skyfall, Silverbolt and Dreadwind from the Universe line, make sure you grab extras for spares.
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