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Name: Seaspray
Series: Generation 2
Allegiance: Autobot
Function: Naval Defence
Vehicular Mode: Hovercraft



HOVERCRAFT MODE
Height: 3cm Length: 7cm Width: 3cm

   A chromed blue, white & yellow hovercraft, in a nutshell. The cushion is chromed blue, the rear rack (holding the two black turbines) is yellow and the 'bridge' is white. I use inverted commas since he has cockpit windows at the front of the craft (no glass, just holes). He has wheels so he does roll along on land. In water he does float but the rear sinks blow waterline. No, I didn't test him for this review. Let's just say I got my money's worth out of my original Seaspray as a child and had no need for a rubberducky. The front has an indent for a rubsign (but no rubsign).

   It's a pretty simple vehicle, but hey it floats, has wheels and it's turbines spin - even if they do look more like WWII bomber propellers than turbines.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Pull the front to become the feet, and fold said feet up. Flip back the turbine rack to reveal the head. Position the arms if you can.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 6.5cm to the head, 8cm to the top of the turbine rack Width: 3cm

   Like all other second wave Minicars, Seaspray is slightly more detailed than the first lot. He's also not a car (only Beachcomber is amongst this group), making the subset something of a misnomer. He has chromed blue feet and arms, yellow legs & head and a white chest. Oh and his only allegiance is the rubsign now on his feet. He can move his arms, although as mentioned above the joints wear very easily making him hard to position. Cute robot, but he has rather funny looking feet since they're too big, stuck together and very pointy.

VARIATIONS

   There is a somewhat rare variant with chromed purple instead of chromed blue.

OVERALL

   He's really very similar to his G1 predecessor. While that colour scheme wasn't fantastic, he's easily one of the better G2 recolours. Plus he's a pretty good substitute for G1 Seaspray. Fans of poseability will be disappointed but fans of the G1 cartoon will like him simply because he played a significant part in many episodes, and looks like the G1 version. Overall a nice toy for it's size and one of the better G2 rehashes, but if you have the G1 Seaspray you can safely skip this version - 6/10

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