Jetfire With Mini-Con Comettor - Armada - Figures

Included with this figure are:
Mini-Con Comettor
2x Orange Missiles
Shield with Autobot insignia in the middle.

Shuttle Mode:
Upon first impression, Jetfire already seems to be one great toy, and it is. With great detail, Jetfire is designed like a modern-day space shuttle with an Autobot symbol right above the spacebridge. Right above each wing and to the front seems to be missiles molded in. A powerlink port is on each wing, as well as on the top thruster. Three large boosters are on the back, as well as two small boosters slightly higher and to either side of the top booster. Pushing up on the fin will result in a countdown for shuttle launch and with a few beeps afterwards for good measure.

The landing gear is comprised of the shield and Comettor. For the shield, flip the black piece over so the wheels are facing up. Turn Jetfire over and look near the rear of the shuttle. Snap the piece in with the piece with the wheels facing toward the front.

Transformation for Comettor for landing gear:
1) Flip the orange piece down
2) Push the weapon so it faces up
3) Flip the two back wheels up.
4) Adjust the wheels so they run parallel with the weapon.
5) Put the weapon down between the wheels
6) Reconnect the large orange piece into the hole behind the weapon.
7) Connect the Mini-Con in the port on the bottom under the spacebridge.

The landing gear is quite an addition. It adds more playability to the figure while in shuttle mode.

1) Start out with the figure’s top facing you, with the tip of the shuttle facing up
2) Swing each wing up to the front of the shuttle.
3) Flip the wings over so the wings are now on top of the shuttle. Line them up so they are parallel to each other.
4) Flip down the white pieces of the wing to they are flat with the wings.
5) Now turn him over, and spread the two bottom boosters apart
6) Take the black-based booster out from the middle and set it aside for now. This will become the gun.
7) Pull down on each leg.
8) Flip both of the boosters up from the facing down position to it facing you.
9) Flip the feet down so they are perpendicular to the legs.
10) Flip out the arms to reveal the decals inside the space shuttle.
11) Pull down on each arm and shift the joints and hands so the arms bend like real elbows and real hands should bend and look.
12) Fold the top of the shuttle down to fit into the empty place where the arms just were.
13) Flip the two top pieces to each side to reveal orange and gold coloring.
14) Push the nose up so the piece disconnects.
15) Push the plastic piece towards the top down
16) Pull the head up.
17) Push the plastic piece all the way back until it hits the inner chest.

Robot Mode:
With my last comment, I believe Jetfire is a really great looking toy. There are several little drawbacks that I am only slightly disappointed in. Such as, his arms can’t come fully forward because the orange and yellow pieces on either side of the shoulder are in the way. The rest of the arm articulation is great.

His legs as a whole do not move forward. Only his knees bend slightly forward, and that’s a bit weird. There is also limited articulation the side. Articulation for the knees bending back are quite good, especially for the large “calves” that he has.

The head can move freely, minus the up direction. The ability for the head to move downwards is due to the fact that his head flips up on transformation.

His gun is enormous. And if you pulled the tab that says, “pull and discard,” then pushing down will result in a firing sound.

Vehicle Mode:
Comettor is an outer space exploration robot who is mainly blue with orange pieces towards the back-end of the figure, which makes up the satellite piece and the piece that holds the weapon.

Not much detailing is on vehicle mode, and a Mini-Con insignia is on the front.

1) Push the back orange piece down to the bottom of the vehicle
2) Flip the hind wheels up from. This takes a little patience to get used to.
3) Flips the wheels down.
4) With the Mini-Con head facing you, turn the body to the left.
5) Fold the satellite piece of his left arm down.
6) He’s now free to roll around.

Robot Mode:
With a simple transformation, his colors remain the same, with slightly my detailing on the chest. It was weird at first, but the wheel as legs were actually pretty neat. It’s like Beast Machines Rattrap, with weapons.

Mini-Con Powerlinx:
Shuttle Mode:
A Mini-Con powerlink is available on each wing. With a missile attached under each wing, the Mini-Con will activate and drop the missile. Activating the Mini-Con port on the top booster will make the smaller wings on each side of the shuttle pop out.

Robot Mode:
The gun itself has a Mini-Con port, which was already used in shuttle mode. On the left arm, where the shield goes, there is a dead powerlinx port. The powerlinx ports on the wings are still available in this mode as well.

Jetfire is quite an impressive toy. The toy looks really great, with good playability. However, the articulation in the legs allows very limited poseability, and creates some setbacks.

DateMarch 1st 2003  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  

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