Review by Atom
The Dragonhawk is the centerpiece of the Sigma 6 vehicle line. A cross between a helicopter and hovercraft the Dragonhawk is the dropship for the smaller vehicles in the line.
It's huge and for lack of a more eloquent word, looks cool. This is a fantastic design reminding me of Halo/Aliens with a mix of classic G.I. Joe at the same time.
The cockpit opens to accommodate two of the 2.5-inch scale figures. The ship comes with a pilot Lt. Stone and Snake-Eyes. Lt. Stone has five points of articulation and can sit and stand. Snake-Eyes has four with a permanent straddle stance to fit the motorcycle. Like other vehicles in this line, the figures are meant to be in the ships and so limited possibility is not a problem in my opinion.
The fans rotate forward and back to simulate altitude on the ship and the sound of them changes pitch depending on which way they're aiming.
Missile pods are located on each side of the ship with three missiles each that fire. When activated they make a nice missile launch woosh and then an explosion. I think the addition of the explosion is a nice touch. It also has a pair of expansion holes on each side to add on weapon launchers from other vehicles in the line. Click the video below to hear all the different sound effects.
The Gatling gun does 'œfire' but has no light up affect other than the laser/night vision light below the gun that goes off when the fire switch is hit.
On the bottom of the ship, there is a magnetic arm that extends to pick up select Sigma 6 vehicles and capture Cobra technology. When you extend the bar you get a nice hydraulic sound and a green flood light illuminated below so you can see where to dock. Be sure to click the videos below for demonstrations.
The built-in handle is placed well giving you easy access to all the functions while being able to 'fly' the ship around.
It comes with a drop cage and the Ninja bike so heavily used by Snake-Eyes in the TV show. The cage is a launcher so after being dropped the cage opens automatically then launches the bike.
With all these positive are there any negative? Yes. The sound of the engines gets rather unpleasant very quickly. Highly recommended. Thery'e loud and not a very unpleasant pitch which run on for far too long after you have put the toy down. I also found the light affects a little underwhelming especially after having reviewed the Sigma Strike Duke which had left me rather impressed.
All in all however it is a nice toy and makes for a great piece for the shelf providing you have the room for it.
|Posted 10 September, 2006 - 17:35 by Atom|