Dark Legioss Pilotless Type
Review by VF5SS
You know me, I like weird variants. They don't get any weirder than the Dark Legioss Pilotless Type. Right now, this is the only toy of this variant. Picture a normal heroic Legioss all bright and shiny. Now picture an evil killbot, all dark with nasty claws. Put them together and you've got the Dark Legioss Pilotless Type. This Legioss is only seen in the last episode Genesis Climber Mospeada and even then it had maybe a minute of screen time. If you've seen my review of the regular Dark Legioss you get the gist of what I like and dislike about CM's Corporation's Legioss toys. I will point out the changes made to the design in this review.
First off, we can see several new parts to the design. The upper body is completely different and features a new folding sternum piece, new upper arms, new forefeet, and new shoulder intakes. Unfortunately, CM's did not implement the flip up missile launchers in the black part of the shoulder intakes. However because of this toy's transformation, the neck on its tiny little head can actually move from side to side unlike the other Legioss toys from CM's.
The face features some sparkly gold paint for the "eyes." Detail all around is pretty basic and toy-like.
The sport where the head normally goes in Armo-Fighter mode is now occupied by a set of verniers.
Much like the normal Dark Legioss, this toy comes with a Synchrotron Cannon. With a little help from the other toy, we can enjoy some dual-wield action.
Here is the Pilotless Type with the standard Legioss (red) and the normal Dark Legioss.
This toy easily converts to Armo-Diver mode.
It is fairly stable in this mode if a little stiff.
Here's a group shot of Armo-Divers.
In Armo-Fighter mode, more changes are apparent. The canopy has been replaced with a solid piece adorned with a simple painted sensor eye. The canopy is removable and there is a normal cockpit underneath (with no pilot of course). The leading edge root extensions (the wing like pieces on the side of the nose section) are now much more angular. The new sternum piece is also too big to allow the Pilotless Type to rest on its nose wheel. As such, this toy does not roll along like the other two.
Up close we can see the basic tampoo printing and optional missile cluster. These are plugged into screw holes underneath the intakes.
The gun can still be plugged in between the shoulders.
One good thing about the new foot pieces is that they are easier to line up in Armo-Fighter mode.
Armo-Fighter group shot.
In the end, CM's Corporation's Legioss toys are durable, fun toys but their premium price turns off the casual buyer. Despite all my reservations about the cost, I think it was worth it just to get a toy of the Pilotless Type and the normal Dark Legioss. They are easily the best of CM's Mospeada toys.
|Posted 25 July, 2009 - 18:31 by VF5SS|