I would like to introduce you to Masterpiece Lambor aka Sideswipe!
– Outside Packaging –
The box is small, which makes sense seeing that the other masterpiece toys I have are Megatron, Starscream, and Rodimus. In comparison with those the box should be tiny but again I was suprised.
It follows the same format as the other masterpiece toys, flat, black box with a white border on front and sides. The images of Lambor are glossy on the front along with the Lamborghini logo and the Transformers Masterpiece branding.
The back shows both robot and alt mode. Also shows it in comparison with MP 10 Convoy. Other items displayed are the “pile-drivers” gimmick, and action shot with his flare gun and a picture showing the all the contents on the box. There is also a lot of text. From what I gather portions include the history of the original toy, and information about the Lamborghini LPS500S.
Also worth noting is a holographic Lamborghini sticker on the bottom of the box. I think that was a nice little touch.
– Inside Packaging –
After opening the box, Lambor was presented in a clear plastic container showing all the contents. Lambor is packaged in his alt mode. Right next to Lambor are his two pile-driver attachments, and above are his flare gun and missle launcher.
Also included in a plastic bag is the transformation instruction sheet, which also shows more images and more text, and the Lambor Masterpice Card.
– Contents –
Finally, the meat and potatoes! Lets start with the weapons.
Lambor comes with his flare gun and missile launcher. Both are nicely detailed, the Flare Gun is painted silver while the missile launcher is an unpainted white plastic. It is worth noting that that there is no missile for the missile launcher.
As for the pile-drivers, they are black blocks that clip onto Lambor’s arms when you fold in his hands, similar to the way MP01 Convoy’s energy axe connects to him.
– Alt Mode –
Now for Lambor, he looks awesome in his alt mode. There really is not much to say, he looks just like a Lamborghini LP500S. Some minor line issues but that is to be expected.
Not going to say much about the transformation, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
– Robot Mode –
Lambor looks perfect. Articulation is everywhere were it matters. His head can tilt up, tilt down, turn left and turn right. Lambor’s arms have full 360 degree rotation, the ability to tilt up. The elbows are double jointed and also have 360 rotation. Only weakness is his Lambor’s wrists are not on ball-joints so you only get 360 degree with no tilt.
Lambor twists at the waist, bends at his knees. Lambor has two artictualtion points on each of his ankles, one to tilt left and right and one to tilt forward and backward.
– Weapon Attachments –
Weapon attachments are fairly straight forward, Lambor has two hole next to his head, one on each arm joint for his missile launcher.
His flare gun has tabs on both sides of the handle that are supposed to go into a slot on the hand. Unfortunately, I have found with mine that it suffers the same problem that MP09 Rodimus has, where the tab will not stay in the slot. It is not as bad as MP09 but the flaw, at least on mine, is there.
As, noted before the pile-driver attachments clip onto the end of Lambor’s arms when you fold in his hands.
– Size –
Lambor is smaller then I thought he would be. I have included comparison pictures to show the height of the toy. Compared to Rodimus, Lambor is like a little child. He is barely taller then Alternity Bumblebee and Generations Sunstreaker.
– Other notes –
Just two things that bothers me about the toy, Lambor’s wheels are plastic. Which is disappointing as this is the first masterpiece toy that does not have rubber wheels. Also there is ZERO die-cast metal on the toy. Again, the only one so far that has no metal.
– Rating –
Pros: Lambor is a nice figure. Great articulation, proportions are great. He looks like his G1 self.
Cons: As noted before, Lambor has no die-cast metal, he does not have rubber tires, gun clips to hand could be better and his pile-driver add-on is kinda lame.
I would give him a 8 out of 10.