Beast Wars Transformers Windrazor Toy Review

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Name: Windrazor
Motto: "Wisdom is the perfect complement to recklessness."

After a tragic betrayal, a young Maximal warrior's life-force was nearly extinguished. A hardened veteran of the Great War voluntarily donated his withering Spark to save the mortally wounded youth. The resulting fusion mutated and merged the two forms to create a new breed of warrior. Now possessing a unique binary-Spark system, Windrazor strives to bring an end to the conflict raging across Cybertron. He possesses twin shoulder-mounted rocket launchers that quickly bring down his enemies. Windrazor also possesses the wit and wisdom of a battle-worn soldier and the youthful energy of a child. This deadly combination makes him a fierce and dangerous fighter in the war that ravages Cybertron and the rest of the universe.

Strength: 6.0 Intelligence: 7.0 Speed: 8.0 Endurance: 8.0
Rank: 5.0 Courage: 6.0 Firepower: 7.0 Skill: 8.0

Windrazor is the deluxe sized Botcon 1999 exclusive toy. The toy is a redeco of the Fuzor Silverbolt mold. The color scheme here is mostly white, with a red and purple "fade" pattern on the wings. The feathers at the tip of the tail are black, and the "orb" in the center of Windrazor's body is purple instead of the orange one used for Silverbolt. Several parts are accented with silver including the detailing on his lower robot legs, upper robot chest and lower robot body. The joints, pegs etc. are very tight on this toy. Although the coloring on the wings is extremely well done, most of the toy is so white that it looks almost like an unpainted prototype. However, when one takes int account the "storyline" behind this character in "Omega Point" (available at the official Botcon web site: http://www.botcon.com/), the colors do make some sense.

In an amazing joint undertaking, Mainframe Entertainment, Hasbro and 3H Enterprises worked together to produce a beautiful blister card packaging for this toy. Contrary to popular opinion, it is very expensive to create blister packaging, especially for such a limited run of toys. However, Hasbro was kind enough to dedicate additional resources into this product to help create a great exclusive. Click on the image to the right to see a larger size image of the card used as the blister pack backing.

Overall, the color scheme of this toy is a bit more dull than the original toy it was based on. However, as a whole, along with the amazing packaging, this is one nice exclusive. A

Additional Comments (February 2013):
Windrazor was a really unique Botcon exclusive. Not in that he was a redeco of an existing figure, but the way he was packaged. To this day, blister cards have not been used again for Botcon exclusives. It's simply too pricey. I also love the deco on the wings to this day. It's simply beautiful and uses a method of painting that is rare on Transformers nowadays. This guy won't be cheap to get if you're hunting for him, but he's worth it for the hardcore collector.