One of the coolest things about FP Brainstorm is definitely the transformation.
One of the other coolest things about FP Brainstorm is the result of that transformation, which is one of the sleekest and most kibble free jet modes on any Transformer.
It seems like most TFs that have a jet mode only look like jets from the top, and half of those you still have to ignore the giant chunks of stuff (probably robot arms) sticking out from under the wings. The worst ones look like a brick with wings taped onto it, and close to that are the ones that practically have the whole robot visible under a flat plate of a jet that gets used as a backpack in bot mode.
Sure, FP Brainstorm is a Cybertronian space jet, so it gets away with things that a normal jet wouldn’t, but it doesn’t use that as an excuse to be lazy. The wingspan is long and there’s not crap under the wings, and the robot parts actually transform and integrate into it. If someone didn’t know it turned into a robot, they could mistake it for just being a space jet, and that’s an indicator of a good alt mode. The whole thing is just sleek and clean, and it’s a great update for the G1 version.
So, dear readers, what do you want out of jet alt modes for Transformers? Does Brainstorm wear wingtips?
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