Cybertron Toy Reviews: Scattorshot

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

General Information:
Release Year: February 2005
Retailer: General Release (Target, Wal-Mart, Kay Bee etc.)
Price: $6.99 (Depending on retailer)
Transformation Difficulty Level: 2
Accessories: Cyber Planet Key, Missiles x 2, Gun

Scattorshot package art


Tech Specs:
Possibly the most neurotic Autobot ever created, Scattorshot always gets the job done. As the right hand 'bot to Jetfire in protecting Earrth, he worries so much about messing up in front of his legendary commander that he sets a nearly impossible standard for himself. Despite his nervous clumsiness, he somehow never seems to fail, but his good luck just serves as proof to him that somewhere in the universe is a huge store of bad karma just waiting for the right moment to come crashing down on him.

Strength: 6 Intelligence: 7 Speed: 5 Endurance: 6 Rank: 4 Courage: 6 Firepower: 8.5 Skill: 8

Each Transformer from the basic sized figure and up comes with a Cyber Planet Key. Unlike the Japanese Galaxy Force "Force Chips", these have codes printed on them that you can use on the official Transformers web site to unlock extra content. In Scattorshot's case his code was s67k and his unlocked material reveals a screen capture from the Transformer: Cybertron TV show and the following text:

Although an active and important part of Optimus Prime's team of Autobots, Scattershot really loves to play Cybertronian video games! He used to be a video game programmer back when he was younger on Cybertron. His nervousness may work against him sometimes in battle, but that high-strung nature keeps his mind sharp and Scattershot uses his knowledge of strategy games to help Optimus make their plans against the Decepticons.

Scattorshot is the US release of the Galaxy Force Backpack figure. Take a read through Backpack's review for a more thorough review of this toy. Surprisingly, there are no deco changes between the Galaxy Force version and the Cybertron version. It is very unusual for there to be no deco differences between Japanese the US versions of a toy.

I already felt that Backpack was a worthwhile purchase, even at import prices. To be able to get such a strong basic sized figure for a domestic price that is exactly like the Japanese version is awesome. Highly recommended.