Cybertron Toy Reviews: Evac (Legends)

in 2005, Action Figure Review, Autobot, Cybertron, Earth Planet, Galaxy Force

General Information:
Release Year: September 2005
Retailer: Speciality Stores (Walgreens, Meijer's etc.) and Toys R Us
Price: $4.99 (Depending on Retailer)
Accessories: None

Images:

*Image from the Official Transformers web site.

Tech Specs:
Autobot guardian and protector of planet Earth.

Strength: 7 Intelligence: 8 Speed: 8 Endurance: 8 Rank: 7.5 Courage: 9 Firepower: 6 Skill: 8

Long before Optimus Prime came to Earth in "Cybertron", Evac was already on the planet defending it from the Decepticons. His Legends of Cybertron incarnation is part of the second wave of figures in this line.

Robot Mode:
Evac is a faithful representation of the larger toy on the aesthetic level, that's for sure. His upper body and arms are mounted on top of a long pair of legs, making him look almost like someone sliced a chunk off of his upper body. Many of the details from the larger figure survive intact as well including details on the rotor blades, the tubes on his chest and his head design.

Evac is cast primarily in blue and yellow plastic. Metallic blue, light blue and flat red make up his colors. A tiny Autobot symbol is tampographed onto his rear rotor's right side.

Evac's design is a bit hampered. Due to the way his arms are designed, they cannot move up or down. This is a bit frustrating as there is no reason why they could not have designed the arms differently so it could move up and down. With a rotor mounted on his left arm, it seems even more silly. To be fair however, he does have five points of articulation with the waist and leg joints.

Evac has his dual blasters mounted on his back. You can simulate the action feature of the larger figure by swinging this up and over his head, or just have it pointing up at an angle. Either way, it is cool that you can use this weapon in this form considering the limited mobility of his arms.

Transformation to Vehicle Mode:

  1. Detach the rotor blade from the left arm.
  2. Point the robot feet down.
  3. Rotate the lower feet so the inner legs face forward and connect the two halves together.
  4. Swing the arms over the chest, then raise both arms up and connect them together.
  5. Swing the legs up to connect to the arms.
  6. Swing the cannons over the robot head.
  7. Swing both halves of the tail back.
  8. Reattach the rotor blade.

Vehicle Mode:
Evac's vehicle mode is a very well made interpretation of the larger version. A lot of the details are present including, most impressively, the series of tech details on the section where the Cyber Key would be inserted. His cannons face forward, the position they would be in if a Key was inserted. On the right side of the vehicle the winch has been sculpted in a horizontal position. It doesn't move, but that's hardly surprising. I think it's cool that it's a sculpted piece at all and not just a tampograph label. Functionally you can turn the rotor, but it doesn't spin.

Most of the colors from the robot mode just carry through to this form. Fortunately there are enough colors from that form to keep the vehicle mode from looking dull.

Final Thoughts:
Evac's robot arms are the only parts that bother me. However, the sculpt is rather strong in both modes. Mildly recommended.