The next entry from MakeToys’ Crystal City Chronicles Battle Tanker Series is MT-o2P Battle Sentinel SG SP. This Special Exclusive is a repaint/retool of the original Battle Tanker for Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Here is the review.
Battle Sentinel SG SP
Alt Mode: In battle tanker mode, Battle Sentinel is exactly like the Dagger Interspace Army Commando. The only real difference is that there are even more bits and pieces that don’t really have an official storage space. I have no idea where to store the spikes or even a cool way to wrap the trailer with the chains. Aside from that, I’d say that the colors match Shattered Glass Optimus Prime really well… it’s just lacking any paint wash that makes it a perfect match.
Robot Mode: Battle Tanker was impressive, Army Commando I liked… Battle Sentinel is insane! Though this is merely a palette swap of Army Commando… the color choice, head, and weapons make a huge difference. The newly sculpted faceplate is perfect; the scar is fitting. This is actually the most “Optimus Prime”-looking head sculpt that I’ve seen in a long time. The gold chrome shoulder spikes can be replaced with missiles that are attached to chains; though I think these are cool, I feel like this is more appropriate for Army Commando. The giant yellow sword matches the dinky one but lacks the light-up feature that the original Battle Tanker has. The tanker armor though, I’m not a fan of… at least the lone the figure itself is great. Like Army Commando, this set includes an extra matrix chest plate that you can use with the original Battle Tanker… or even Combat Hero Optimus Prime.
Overall: Now that I have both Battle Sentinel and Army Commando in hand, I can’t believe that I was more excited for the latter. Don’t get me wrong, I stand by my original review and think that it’s alright… but Battle Sentinel is bad ass. The only downside is that this set isn’t paint washed like the Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. This is also an incredibly expensive set for what it’s really good for. I have no problem displaying Battle Tanker and Army Commando with their trailer armor, but it doesn’t suit this guy.
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