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Vault Review: Transformers Dark of the Moon Cyberverse Hatchet

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.

-Vault

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10 comments to Vault Review: Transformers Dark of the Moon Cyberverse Hatchet

  • Braystreet

    You’re an evil, vile, bad man. Mister Vault.

    First you get me into buying Bandai’s D-Arts figures with your reviews of Figma figures (and planning on buying Figma figures too…) and now I’ve got to hunt this down because I can’t help but think it’ll make an awesome evil robot monkey for said D-Arts and Figma.

    Great review, thank you.

    (Still dead, by the way.)

  • Mose

    Glad you like him, Vault.

    To me, he’s easily the best Cyberverse Commander class (Scout) from the line to date. I always thought Hatchet would be the cybertronian equivalent of a Sphinx.

    • AdventureVault

      Now that you mention it, he definitely does have a sphinx look to him.

      He’s a really great Scout to own, I just wish they’d do him in a bigger size.

  • Motorthing

    That last picture is a keeper…..

    I’m not the biggest fan of the Movieverse stuff but this looks like I could cope with it – even if it was only in a Diarama with Megs keeping him off the soft-furnishings. Nice Alt mode too. Good review Vault.

  • dayraven

    how much does this dude go for? cuz he is indeed sweet as hell.

  • BumblebeeZ3

    I never realized he could hold those missiles/guns. And it took me a moment to realize that his head wasn’t lower in that pic of him on his hind legs, it was just the angle.
    In my mind, Hatchet is what Ravage should have been.