ATTACKTIX CLASS: Specialist
TRANSFORMERS CLASS: Autobot
POINT VALUE: 20
BASE SPEED: 4
SPECIAL POWER: Transform (Skyblast)
ATTACK TYPE: Shooter (Small Missile)
The vehicle mode of Skyblast is a bit cheaper, but it has a good chance of bringing the robot form into play. As a slow moving character, Skyblast can use his range to take out enemies as Strikers move forward. Skyblast rests upon two towers of smoke, providing a sturdy base. He can swivel, up and down, but he won't be able to fly. I do hope we see more flying Transformers similar to the flying Boba Fett in Series 4. The Transform power seems to be very useful in vehicle mode, so having a Skyblast in backups will be a good idea.
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What's up with "Base Speed". Starting with these new sets, Attacktix figures have a new movement tracker. Instead of a printed number on the base, the figure speed is shown in the top window. Instead of just flipping from red to black, the window now shows the figures speed alternating between red and white text. All figures will have a base speed in line with previous figures, but speed dials can have "sweet spots" with an extra 'Tix of speed, or "weak spots" with a 'Tix less of speed.