Cybertron Toy Reviews: Red Alert

in 2005, Action Figure Review, Autobot, Cybertron, Earth Planet, Galaxy Force

General Information:
Release Year: July 2005
Retailer: General US (Toys R Us, Target etc.)
Price: $9.99 (Depending on Retailer)
Accessories: Earth Planet Key, Claw, Hammer

Red Alert package art


Tech Specs:
Self-sacrifice is a way of life for Red Alert, but non-stop fighting with the Decepticons has caused him to doubt his skills as a healer. His
vast sensor array, integrated tools, and instincts as a scientist give him an almost limitless capacity for absorbing data. He considers every possible
course of action before committing to a plan, which brings him into conflict with the hot-headed HOT SHOT when the pair arrives on the Speed Planet.

Strength: 6.5 Intelligence: 9 Speed: 5 Endurance: 7.5 Rank: 6 Courage: 9 Fireblast: 4 Skill: 9

Cybertron Red Alert is the US release of the Galaxy Force First Aid figure. This review will focus on the changes made to this figure for this release. Check out Galaxy Force First Aid's review for a detailed look at this figure.

Most of the Transformers Cybertron figures come with a Planet Key that includes a code printed on the back. Entering this code on the official Transformers web site unlocked additional content. Thundercracker's code is d26w and unlocks a picture of the TV show model along with the following text: Red Alert used to be a warrior in the old days of Cybertron. He fought alongside Landmine, Jetfire and Optimus Prime for years and years before the "accident". One day he was on the battlefield when Starscream attacked him. The evil Decepticon jet dove down into attack position and pulled out his Energon Saber. Red Alert went to block the attack, but Starscream lopped off his hand! Red Alert ended up putting a medical multi-tool where his hand used to be, but he has NEVER forgiven Starscream...

There are virtually no changes between First Aid and Red Alert. The paint deco patterns are the same between the two. The only difference between the two is in the color plastic used. The blue parts that make up most of the robot parts such as the head, the lower arms and the claw tool are a much darker shade of blue than the ones used on Galaxy Force First Aid.

In terms of quality there are no differences between the two. Each has equally tight joints and his Planet Key gimmick works just fine.

Final Thoughts:
This will go down as one of BWTF's shortest reviews. To me, the two are equivalent with only a minor deco difference. Recommended.