21 Jan 2017

X-Transbots MX-III Eligos (aka Cyclonus)

I preordered the X-Transbots back in late 2015, and finally after several delays I received it in Jan 2017. Was it worth the wait? Well, it really depends on what you plan to do with it. If you want to just take it out of the box and display it in bot mode, it looks great. But if you want to actually transform it, then prepare yourself for at least an hour if pure frustration!

I was ready to throw this bloody thing in the bin during the transformation. There were several steps that required far too much force to complete, and the result still wasn't aligned in jet mode. Just a terrible transformation design by X-Transbots here!

For my full video review, check out the video link below to the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel. You'll see me struggling through it all lol :)



Out of the box, it looks great and comes with a decent enough accessories.



The plastic is pretty good quality, and needs to be to be able to tolerate the excessive force needed to complete some steps of the transformation. The joints and pegs etc loosen up with multiple attempts, but there are still areas that do not align well.

There is simply very little tolerance in the transformation, with some collectors needed to shave down parts just to make things fit. The fact it took so long to release this, and there are still things collectors need to fix to get it to transform, just points to how bad the design really is.



Their previous Andras was infamous for its ridiculous transformation of the ankles, that bruised by thumbs trying to push the feet through that stupid gap. The sheer frustration with Eligos is unfortunately exponentially higher.



But slap an official insignia on these guys, and they look great in bot mode on display. But that's pretty much it for them! I do not think I will ever transform these two again! Hopefully Takara announce official versions one day, as elegant transformations is where I think Takara excels for the most part.