Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Smokescreen Figure Review

Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Smokescreen Figure Review

Hasbro’s Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise line continues with Smokescreen, which is offered as part of the second wave of deluxe figures that are available now. Smokescreen is offered separately from this wave, which also includes Ironhide, Chromia, Prowl and Six-Gun. These figures were part of the Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise PR box that Hasbro sent out, which we did an unboxing review last month.

Every figure includes a piece of the Transformers Universe map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths.

 

 

Thank you to Hasbro for providing their Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Smokescreen Figure for review. 

Availability: November 2020

Smokescreen is packaged in the deluxe size window box, with nicely done artwork and logo’s on the front, images of him inspired from the Netflix series on the right, a group shot of characters on the left, images of the figure in both modes and more artwork on the back.

 

Smokescreen is a brand new sculpt and shares much of his transformation engineering with the War for Cybertron: Siege Prowl figure mold. This mold was also used to create Earthrise Barricade, and retooled into Earthrise Prowl and Bluestreak. Smokescreen is the only mass release figure using this mold, while the others were offered as exclusives.

Smokescreen is inspired and the War for Cybertron: Earthrise series on Netflix, and features elements to the classic 80’s line. Smokescreen is painted in his iconic colors, including blue, red, white and black, and these seem to be the same tones as the War for Cybertron: Siege release of the character. In robot mode, the figure has two blue shoulder cannons that plug into the ports, and comes with a rifle also painted in blue. In addition, mokescreen’s classic “38” door decal has been changed to an 80.

 

His vehicle mode is nicely done an is a sports car. The tires can rotate, and you can store all three of his weapons in two different ways as shown. Ultimately, it looks better with the two on the hood, then all three of them on top. The previously offered Smokescreen figure in the Siege line includes a Cybertronian vehicle mode, while the Earthrise release offers an earth vehicle mode. There are also some significant differences between the two figures in robot mode, as both use unique sculpts, but the colors remain the same.

 

Some of these differences include the height, which also carries over in vehicle mode. The character has similar elements in both of these releases, such as the shoulder cannons Autobot logo on his chest, and the vehicle doors behind his shoulders, other elements such as the shape of the vehicle, including the chest, arms, legs, and even the head, are unique.

Overall, Smokescreen is an excellent figure, with great likenesses and pay great homages to their 80’s counterpart. This figure is a great addition to the line and surely one you need for a complete collection, and getting one like this is long overdue for a modern update and Hasbro’s Transformers team has done a fantastic. It’s definitely worth adding the Earthrise figures to your collection. As Kingdom is starting to ship out, it’s about time we’re getting Beast Wars figures in this trilogy collection!

Purchase:

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Hobby Link Japan

Zavvi U.S./Canada

Zavvi U.K. 

Amazon

 

 

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