You have the Optimus repaint of the Scourge Spychanger don't you?
Sadly not. It is a lovely looking toy but I never managed to track one down. Mind you, if I had it and the Scourge would probably have fought each other incessantly from Scourge's jealously.
The Whirl is *very* nice but it
A) should have had the missile posts remoulded as minicon posts and
B) should have come with Emergency Minicon Prowl because of the FOUR toys packed with Minicons (Whirl, Fireflight, Stockade & Magna Stampede) he's the only one capable of holding him.
I'd have also taken the oppotunity to retool Soundwave's fists to 5mm standard.
I suspect two of those things were impossible for budgetary reason - I get the impression that Universe 1.0 was a very low budget line. Packing him with Minicon Prowl would have been sensible though I wholeheartedly agree.
Universe Silverbolt is the one I probably most want. If it had been available in the UK I would have got it and most of its brethren, but it was in "Armada has killed my interest" period amongst other things and I just never got around to importing them.
I suspect two of those things were impossible for budgetary reason - I get the impression that Universe 1.0 was a very low budget line. Packing him with Minicon Prowl would have been sensible thoughI wholeheartedly agree.
Yeah the universe brand has been used for some of the most cheap and often pointless sub lines going, especially once it got to the random repacking of Cybertron and Energon toys.
Ah but Whirl's got new tooling on him anyway for the missiles & launchers.
Oh, I didn't realise that. For some reason I thought that they were the missiles and launchers from the Machine Wars version. That does make it look more like an oversight that they didn't modify it to add Mini-con hardpoints.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon