He's a perfect size, he's got two excellent modes, he's got a kickass color palette, and he's got a spear to beat the shit out of you with.
Now I've never been a fan of the clone/drone type functions that we've seen in TF games and most recently in the Omnicon/Terrorcon clones in the Energon series.
The figures are usually always top notch but they usually are cannon fodder or "extras" to fill the screen in the animated fiction.
Anyway, Skyblast has been transformed from a great figure into a totally titsup balls yummy thing of beauty!
His color palette centers around the basic black body (arms and legs) with white, greys, and tans accenting the vehicle parts of his body.
The black arms and legs contrast with the other colors giving him a the appearance of a soldier in armor. The addition of holding his spear makes him even more soldier-like.
Now I know the spear parts and energon are on the same sprue on the tool so of course, these will always be the same plastic color.
I'm happy that they chose to go with a translucent here instead of the solid plastic used in Sector 7 Signal Flare.
The colors all work well in his Cybertronian "space" jet mode too.
And I love the fact that his energon weapons can be broken into parts and attached to form an attack mode, even though the blaster cannon is a bit too big to be believable.
I know that Hasbro will never have done them like this but I wish all of the Sector 7 filler figures were done in this identical color palette to complete the whole soldier troop aspect. I think Arcee and Clocker would look excellent with this same deco.
Maybe someday in the future I'll snag some cheap ass $2 bin junkers of these guys and give it a shot kitbashing this "Sector 7 Soldiers" team.
All in all, Skyblast continues the high quality repaints in what would otherwise be a slightly overpriced and kind of pointless exclusive filler line.
Kudos to Hasbro for a job well done across the board here!
I give Sector 7 Skyblast a 10 out of 10.
He'll make you rock hard!