Sky Guardian Jetfire is 21 of 30 transformers Leader Class series rollout. Jetfire is ancient and powerful, but he would prefer to stay hidden in the background rather than on the frontline. He is a peaceful robot at heart, preferring the stately, ordered excitement is science to the frenzy of battle. But the reckless ambition of the Decepticons and the senseless violence of their war sickened him, so he left Cybertron to go into hiding. He slumbered in peace for years. Reawakening by the arrival of the war on Earth, he decided once again to enter the fight-this time on the side of the Autobots and this time to it for good, whatever the cost. So much about the character as narrated on the back of the packaging. Looking from the front is the transparent window with a clear good of the toy fastened to the insert.
Thrilling Transformers 30th anniversary for year 2014 and this Jetfire truly brings out the feel of old-school red and white colour scheme, plus refined in transformation although the box states level 3 transformation. Just need to be a little careful the sliding mechanism on the chest area. I would prefer the plane mode to be a sky carrier like in the past over a jet fighter, anyway it's pretty cool is a jet fighter which takes a bit of F-15 Eagle design and rotatable wingspans alike F-14 Tomcat. Those chrome red armours/weapons as well as the turbo thrusters are removable and having them on definitely further boost Jetfire's charm. Furthermore, the cockpit can be opened and I had some fun putting Robotech pilots from Toynami Masterpiece Collection toy-line. Rick Hunter aka Hikaru Ichijo and Roy Focker fitted in well though.
Since, this is a Hasbro release, the spring action Photon missile launcher on the gun meet the child safety standard for U.S consumers which usually would be omitted in Takara version. By the way, all the armours can be joined together from the sides to form an even bigger gun. My favourite gimmick gotto to be the clip-on battle helmet or rather a mask. It's more innovative than the Henkei Jetfire which a blocky helmet wore over the head. Without the mask is the head sculpt of Jetfire in the G1 cartoon and with the mask on, it resembles the G1 toy VF-1S. It's an awesome toy of good size and weight. I'm likely to get the Takara version 'Legend series' as well.