His transformation is pretty basic, taking me back to my childhood when I didn’t need instructions to know how to play. Hatchet turns into a sleek black jet with gold highlights. His front landing gear is on a hinge and can be raised for flying.
One thing that’s hard to ignore is his undercarriage. Hatchet’s long front arms fold up underneath the wings, giving him a bulky look. I don’t mind that so much. What really bothers me is that his claws just hang out the back in plain sight. Talk about annoying kibble.
Hatchet comes with two guns that turn into little drone planes. Both can be stored on the bottom side of his wings in jet mode or robot/beast mode. He can also hold them in his hands like two blasters. You can even attach them end to end to make a rifle, although he holds it a bit silly because of his limited head and arm articulation. Personally, I don’t think the figure needs weapons with those massive claws and vicious chops.
For an impulse buy, this figure turned out even better than I expected. I think I paid about $9, and he’s totally worth it. The only thing that could make this figure better is if they remade him later in a larger scale. With the amount of detail that was packed into this tiny Commander class, I can only imagine how awesome the Voyager class would turn out.