Phoenikon DX Web Knight
- Name: Phoenikon
- Number: W-06
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- Char. Design: Yasuhiro Moriki
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Review by JoshB
The Phoenikon DX Web Knight transforms from a Phoenix, to a bullet train, to a weapon.
The main idea of Web Diver is that Gradion, the train robot, is also a video game. You can plug him into a TV set to get 16-bit videogame fun.
The video game is pretty rudimentary. In train mode, you drive a train through a slalom course that reminds me of Zaxxon. In robot mode, you fight an enemy from across a chasm. There are also a few puzzle games and assorted screens.
But wait, there's more! You can attach other DX Web Knights to the front of Gradion, and they become power-ups. The infra-red sensor on Gradion's chest detects the other toy, and then it materializes on screen.
That's where Phoenikon comes in. In his weapon form, he attaches to the chest of Gradion via 2 clips. He then becomes a giant cannon that materializes in the game.
In train mode, it's about 6 inches long, and rolls on the ground. It has a hook to connect to other train cars, but I don't think any were made, aside from Gradion, who is grossly out of scale.
In Phoenix mode, it has a 8-inch wingspan, and it can hold 2 flaming missiles on its wings. The missiles can launch from the orange cannon on its back. There is also a button that activates the LED that connects it with Gradion. Oddly, there is also a removable sword stashed in the center of the tail, but Phoenikon does not seem to have a place to grab it.
Not a bad toy, not a great toy. Good if you have Gradion to connect him to.
|Posted 15 August, 2005 - 11:24 by JoshB|