We’Ve got another transformers review coming your way this time around we’re going to be taking a look at the transformers war for cybertron trilogy, netflix dcs army drone. Dus, as we always do, let’s take a look at the outside of that packaging. We’Ll move him on back we’ll bring that packaging in. So you can get a good look at that. You’Ve got netflix right up there at the top quinasan dcs army drone on the side transformers with cybertron trilogy at the artwork on the side. You have your product shots on the back and all of your warnings and sad baby is always present. The sad baby is always with us, and there you have the artwork, showing the dcs army drone and showing the symbol for dcs, and that is it for the outside of the packaging. Goed, i guess not there’s the top and there’s the manufacturing information on the bottom and now that’s it for the outside of the packaging and let’s talk about this real, quick again, not a whole lot to talk about here. Just the insert with that really nice artwork. You can kind of make out a little shadow of the army drone here with the dc assemble right there and for what comes inside, you get your warnings, you get your instructions and you get one accessory, which is the really cool rifle. This is the same one that you get with the siege crosshairs mold, which uh our character, which is the same mold as this dcs army drone.
This is just a repaint of that figure, so yeah let’s take a look at that and see those details. I really like what they’ve done here with decking this out in that silver paint, with that black kind of that gradient, going from the silver gray to the black here and wait for it something else. I really like look at that, so the little missile tips in there are a really cool shade of green. So i think they’ve done a really good job on this weapon and, of course the weapon does rotate 90 graden. So we can hold it a couple of different ways. He can hold it right here and use it as a weapon in that fashion, or you can turn it 90 degrees and you could almost use it as a blunt melee weapon or of course it still fires. So if you want to have him hold it here, kind of looks like a hammer hold it up here. He can just hold it in that position, so he can fire the weapon so really cool weapon that comes with him and now let’s go ahead and we’ll bring this dcs army drone in for his close up before. I do a little bit of background on this. For those who don’t know, i would recommend that you watch the war for cybertron trilogy right now. As of the time of this recording the only two there’s, only two of three it’s, the uh transformer siege and the transformers earthrise and, of course the third one.
Third part of that trilogy is going to be the transformers kingdom, but this army drone makes an appearance in the transformers earthrise. The second of the three parts and dcs is the quintesson that we meet in earthrise and uh, as the name implies. This is one of the drones that works for dcs, so just a little bit of background, there let’s bring him in for his close up and you can see well, you know i i earlier i mentioned that he was a remold of crosshairs but he’s. Ook, a remold of siege ironhide, so sorry about that guys, it’s a double remold or a double repaint on there, but he does have that iron height face trying to get the light in there. So you can see he does have those light blue painted eyes, and then you come down here to the chest. He does have that dc symbol right there and i, like the translucent plastic, that they’ve used right here with those silver paint apps on the chest. As i always say, really good detailing in the molded parts and then the paint apps on this, this is the typical siege battle damage kind of look that we see just taken to an extreme on this guy. He has quite a bit on him, but i think really for the this figure it he pulls it off really well and then up here start down here on the feet. I suppose show you the side and then up here in the arms you can see.
He does have those nice brushed applications there on the shoulders and there he is from the back. Dus, overall, i think this guy comes across with a really nice look, and next thing we’ll talk about is the articulation so for those of you familiar with the siege iron hide or the earthrise iron height or ratchet for that matter. Uh you’ll be familiar with this it’s again being the same mold you’re going to have the same articulation. So the head is limited in its movement. You don’t get anything side to side or up or down unless you take him up at the transformation joint. So you could, to a certain extent kind of give him a little bit if you wanted to do some posing there, but you do get a full 360 if you want to and at the shoulders you can come up this far on that hinge and then you Do have a little bit extra here this again, this is for transformation, but it does give you just that added little bit to help with posability and you can go full 360 around on the shoulder at the elbow. You do get right at a 90 degree bend and you can go all the way around at the bicep and wrists do have rotation, so you can pose those wrists how you want at the waist. He does have waist rotation and at the hips you can get one of the best van dams ever out of a character.
I mean that’s, absolutely perfection, i love that and you get thigh rotation and he can kick forward that far. He can kick backward that far and you get just over 90 degrees at the knee. As far as the feet go, you don’t get anything forward and back, but you do get a severe degree of ankle tilt so great posibility on this guy all right. So we will very briefly talk about that weapon and what how you can use it you can. You can use this a couple different ways. I do again like, as i said earlier, i do really appreciate this weapon. I think it looks very well done, and i like the versatility here, so you know you could of course plug it into his hand and because of the length of this weapon, the arm pretty much just needs to be straight out, and then you can just plug That in and then it hugs the length of the arm – and i think that’s a pretty cool look, but you just you can’t get a lot out of it as far as elbow bend or anything like that. So you know you could maybe get one of these going. So i think overall, that that looks pretty cool that’s a great action pose uh. U kunt ook, if you take this off, you have these ports on the sides of the arms. So you can pick the shoulder of the forearm. My preference actually is forearm and okay, dus ik ben, going to show you this real quick.
I i’m sure this won’t be on your copy, but this because of the hexagonal shape of that port, i can’t go straight on with the arm. It wants to default to one of these angles, so typically, if i’m going to do that i’m doing it on this arm, because this arm works much better and i get greater opposability out of it. So you can do something like this and get some good poseability out of him and then, Natuurlijk, you can tilt this 90 graden, and this is my preferred method. I do like this look much better and you can use either one of these two posts right here. So if you have the post there it’s kind of more of a blunt weapon where you can beat somebody with it, en je weet, even if you wanted to turn it to the side and use that right there, you could whack another bot pretty well or you Could bring it down here and i think this looks really cool is almost like a riot control type of energy weapon that you can use. So i think that’s, a good look as well. Alright, so let’s talk about the transformation on this guy again, like i say those of you familiar with siege or earthrise ratchet or ironhide or crosshairs, this isn’t going to be anything new, but for transformation. We will just lift these arms straight out like that and we’ll bring them forward. So the ports face the camera or face you and then have both of those oriented like that.
Then you can pop open his chest and you can tuck his head away and you can, if you want to put that up there you’re going to adjust that later. You want to come back here and you want to pull this down. Mine was already down, but you want to pull that down and that frees up this space right here. So you can then bring the arms up and on these, when the arms come up, they’re going to come up and they’re going to kind of default. To that angle that matches the windscreen and then squeeze those together and you pretty much – have the top done and ready to go. So you come down here. Turn your attention to the legs. Flip open these side, flaps on the legs, open up the shins, and once you do that, then you have a tab and a slot that you’re going to align right there squeeze those two together and then just kind of do your best here to get the legs Out of the way, because you’re going to need to spin this 180 degrees and you’re going to need to clear those arms right there so spin that 180 graden. En toen., when you do, you can just take this bumper and squeeze this bumper together and then that’ll. Lock this in the correct orientation. So now you should have something that looks like that and you just lift it up tilt it a little bit like that and then right here on these flaps right here you have a small tab that goes to the small slot right there and you can just Tab, those in do that on both sides and then turn your attention up here and you have the same thing.
You have a slot or a tab right there and a slot right there and you’re going to go to this slot for this tab and this tab for this slot. So just do that on both sides squeeze those together that’ll those these will tab in on the sides of the arms, and then you can just snap that together right there squeeze it together. Denk ik – and there you have the dcs army drone in his cybertronian minivan mode, so he’s no honda odyssey, but i think he gets the job done and for the details in this mode bring him in up close. This is probably going to look familiar because it was his chest, but there you go with that windscreen and the front of the vehicle. I really like the headlights here and then these are effects compatible, which adds a level playability for me. Then you have those really cool paint. Apps on the side really makes him look like he’s lived a rough life even for a drone. This guy’s seen a lot and you’ve got the big old cybertronian feet, sticking out the back, die, in this mode is perfectly fine, and i don’t think it detracts in this mode. The earth mode for this mold is where these get kind of ugly. But here i think they work and there you have him from the top and from the bottom, all right now for weapon storage in this mode, not a whole lot to it.
You have four ports up at the top. Take your pick. I mean that’s that’s really it so it would be great if you could center it up and have something that looks like that, but really you’re either going to pick right here or you’re going to pick right here. Your choice. Goed, i mean, unless you want to go back here, then you could do that, but it’s still the same orientation, dus er is., really nowhere else that you could plug this thing in. Ik denk dat., if you wanted, you could plug it in back here in the feet and then you know you just got that sticking out. So choices are great, so make your pick. But for me i will typically just stick it right here and call it good enough. I think that looks pretty good right there. All right so uh, yeah let’s, do effects compatibility. Then we’ll do vehicle mode comparisons, so effects compatibility in this mode. You do have a little bit of fun that you can have with this guy, so you can have the rocket action going on out of those big old feet, so you can have him making his way across cybertron at a nice clip and if you remove the Weapon, you can have him taking fire as he’s going down the road. Dus nogmaals, you know you have these four ports and take pick a couple of them and have them getting smashed up and then for an extra degree of fun – and this is this – is my only regret here that i only have three of these, because there are Four ports on the front and gosh.
If i had four of these, that would just be a blast, but you could do something like this or you could just do the two on the top, and i think that looks pretty good as well. And i promise you if i had four of these i’d – be loading all four up, but there you go yeah effects compatibility in vehicle mode. I think he looks pretty good there that’s pretty fun all right, so let’s take all these off and we’ll bring in some vehicle mode comparisons. Hier, we’ve got a few vehicle mode comparisons just for fun and then a few that are genuine comparisons, so the first one for the comparison is going to be again just for teehees and ahas it’s, going to be bulkhead from transformers. Prime. The logic here being bulkhead was kind of the ironhide replacement, and this is kind of iron hide the siege version of ironhide so yeah. I figured why not. I would bring bulkhead in and get him some screen time. So you could see those two guys together, how they stack up, dat is, pretty fun all right and then the next one for a more legitimate comparison. We have siege, Prime, so you can see a couple of siege vehicles together there. I think that works out pretty well. Alright and last in vehicle mode, we will bring in earthrise ironhide, so you can see just what the differences between what they’ve done as far as repaint and slight re engineering on the same mold, so the transformation, the basic engineering here is the same they’ve just put A new skin on this guy for the most part yeah, you can see how those two stack up and they do share the same big old feet.
So you know you’ve got that going for you. If you want to enjoy that and down here, you can see underneath you have the same action going on between the two so they’ve just to use the term. I suppose they’ve just put lipstick on the pig here, but it’s still the pig. I don’t mean that a bad way that’s just you, Weten, they’re the same thing it’s just this guy’s wearing some lipstick. So there you go all right. I bet you didn’t think you were going to hear the term or anything involving lipstick when you were going to watch a transformers review. Did you well surprise, surprise, anyway, all right so let’s get this guy transformed back into his robot mode. So what you want to do here, what i find is easiest is, if you just pop these panels on the side, and then you can just split the legs and when you split the legs, the great thing here, if you take them far enough out – and you Put your thumbs where i do. The legs basically transform themselves because you just squeeze down and then boom, and then you can drop that and there you have the legs finished and you can just kind of tuck those out of the way come up here and break that bumper loose and get that Out of your way, which will now allow you to spin this around 180 degrees and just leave the bumper hanging out down here until you get these arms split, so split the arms and you can go ahead and rotate them and bring them down.
And if you want, you could go ahead now and just squeeze that bumper into place and that locks all this here now. The only thing he’s missing is his head and just pull that head out of the chest and there you go. You have the dcs army drone back in his robot mode, so let’s talk about effects compatibility in this mode. So again he has plenty of ports and there’s all kinds of fun that you can have with this guy in this mode. So you can start with the feet. Als je wilt, you could have him flying off. I can only assume that dc army drones can fly because otherwise, why would they put rocket ports on the bottoms of his feet right? So there you go taking off and then you’ve got some ports here, so you can have him taking a hit. I don’t want to clip you guys together, and you have the port back here now. Dit, Natuurlijk, can be used for any types of the weaponizers or the fossilizers as well. So you know it’s not not just there, for the effects uh as far as that goes, but i’m going to use it as one. So there you go and then you could have him. I don’t know getting kind of crazy here. You could do one of those. Eigenlijk, you know what i’m gon na do. Some dual fire smoke stack action and i will take those off just so.
You can see this, i think that’s pretty cool. Daar hou ik van. Why not adds a little bit of flare to the guy, so yeah uh, like i said you can just taking a hit there he’s taking a hit there taking a hit over here shooting flames up over there taking another hit up here and uh? Why not let’s let’s mix in different types of effects? I mean you don’t know what kind of ordinance he’s being hit with so we’ll throw a different one in there all right. I know he’s just all kinds of uh. Oh look at that talk about some poseability! Oh, O ja, kijk daar eens naar! Oh yeah it’s, not every day. You can see a transformer doing some of that action. O ja, dat is, good stuff right there all right, vervolgens, of course he does have his weapon. Helaas, the weapon is not effects compatible. That would just be the icing on the cake, but it is what it is. We can still give him his weapon and have him doing the whatever is going on there all right. So there you go. My only regret is. I do not have enough effects to pass along man. I’D love to have a fourth one of those, the fun i could have all right, so let’s go ahead and we’ll bring in some comparisons now and the robot comparisons. I decided that i would have a little bit of fun with this review and just to bring in a few different universes.
Dus nogmaals, this is only for fun. This is not a legitimate comparison, but i just wanted to bring him in fear. We could bring in the g1 power master optimus prime, and i promise you he does have his head, give him a little bit of there. You go there. He is with g1 power master. Prime and we’ll move him on out of the way and again just for fun, not really comparison again. This goes down. The logic of this is kind of sort of ironhide right, so i’ll bring in the leader class ironhide from the bay versus movies and he’s. A big boy you can see how he looks compared to the leader, class ironhide and we’ll move him on out of the way and let’s bring you a little bit closer because now we’re starting to get everybody fitting in and from a larger perspective. This is a guy. I just did a review on a short while ago, kingdom ultra magnus, so you can see how those two look together, move him out of the way and my universal scale comparison model, because i hope by now almost everyone has him. Is the earthrise slash kingdom optimus, Prime, so you can see how he stacks up against the leader class optimus all right and here he is against or not against, but beside impactor let’s see how those two guys look together, all right and last but not least, we’ll Bring in crosshairs who is sporting, the same weapon as the dcs army drone, and they just have different faces.
Like i say this is the reason i said it’s a repaint of crosshairs is because i was thinking about the weapon but it’s kind of a hybrid between crosshairs and siege ironhide. So there you go, you can see how those guys look like. I said the only difference is going to be other than the paint is just those two heads right there. You can see side by side or face to face, and at the back and back to back now, it’s like poster for an action movie, i turned both their heads. This way back to back there we go. What is that yeah there you go there’s your action movie pose. Maybe do something like that cool all right. So with that that will wrap up the review. So let’s talk about some final thoughts on this guy again, this is a something hasbro is relatively famous for doing. This is a repaint. Why waste a good mold when you’ve got it, so he is a repaint of ironhide ratchet crosshairs. So if you like the mold – and you want to add this guy to your collection – grote, if you’re one of those people who says i already have the mold – i don’t need to add anybody else – then skip him. But personally for me, i like him. I think he’s a fun mold to have, and i really do enjoy the the paint job that they’ve put on this guy. And i really like the effects, compatibility that you have with him, and i think he just goes goes along really well with everything else.
And at some point i’m going to get the quinasan judge and then i’ll have somebody to boss this guy around so for now he has his own free, independent thought, but that only lasts until i get the quinasan judge but yeah. I i like this guy. So if you have even the most remote interest in him, i would recommend him. I think he’s fun. You know for 20 us dollars. I think that that’s a good price point for this figure and this mold there’s a lot of playability there there’s a lot of fun to be had so yeah pick him up and with that guys. That is the end of the review uh. As i end all of these i’ll just say thanks again for watching thanks again to all of you who have subscribed and left comments, it means a lot to us. We love seeing the channel grow and, als je, watching us on youtube or rumble, be sure to give us a thumbs up or the rumble button on the rumble.com or rumble app and leave us some comments and be sure to subscribe. We still have plenty of these reviews that we’re kicking out. I know sid is working on reviews for the neca figures for alien and predator and he’s getting ready to expand into a few different universes there as well. So we have all kinds of content: that’s going to be coming out your way so yeah hit that subscribe button and turn on your alerts, because we’re going to be bringing a lot of content your way soon.