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Name: Tap-Out
Series: Convention Exclusives
Allegiance: Autobot
Function: Bodyguard
Alternate Mode: Porsche 944



CAR MODE
Height: 3cm Length: 5cm Width: 4cm

   A small green superdeformed, 2-door hatchback. The 944 itself is a sports car, but Tap-Out's deformed, so he's more of a hatchback in shape. He's got a black rear bumper, dark silver windows, dark grey trim on the bottom of the sides and a silver panel on the back. The tyres are rubber and the wheels chromed silver. The green has a sparkle to it, as does the silver, which has a red tinge. There's a big red Autobot logo on his roof and a loop on the back bumper for the keychain he comes with (it doesn't come attached). He has a spoiler on the back.

   The toy's play value is limited to rolling along on it's wheels. Without any axles, he doesn't roll very far when simply pushed, but rolls fine when guided by a hand. The rubber tyres provide some traction, so you can make him do controlled cornering and other tricks. The level of detail is pretty good for a toy this age and size. Of course, the fact is this toy is quite limited so I wouldn't really recommend playing with him. Or using him as a keychain. I grabbed a couple of the Bumblebee keychain and the one on my keyring is pretty worn.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Identical to Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Hubcap and Bumblejumper. Pull out the front of the car and fold up to form the feet. Lift up the rear panel to reveal the head. Pull the wheels out from the sides to form the arms.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 8cm Width: 5.5cm

   A green robot with dark silver arms & legs (but green feet). He's got a (light) silver face, with good moulded detail. He's got the Autobot symbol on his chest and wheels attached to his arms. It's a fairly nice robot mode, and the colours work quite well. They also do a good job of making him distinctly different from Cliffjumper and Hubcap.

   Poseability is limited to swivel joints at the shoulders, which is standard for the Minicars. He's not necessarily better or worse than the others of this design, but it's a pretty good design, and the robot mode works well.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of. He was limited to one or two production runs. He's a recolour of Cliffjumper... well... the Cliffjumper keychain.

OVERALL

   If you like the Minicars as I do, then I'd suggest you'll like the mould. It's a good colour scheme. But for the price you'll pay I can only really say it's nice. Whether or not Tap-Out is worth it is up to you - 7/10

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