Name: Target Hawk
Series: Japanese Generation 1
Alt Mode: Helicopter
Thanks to tha phantom for loaning me Target Hawk for this review
Height: 4.5cm Length: 13cm Width: 9cm (widest length of rotor)
Target Hawk's helicopter mode is primarily a kiwi green, the rotors and windows are black while there's a couple of outbursts of grey. There's a few stickers here and there, the most notable ones, on either side of the tail, have Destron logos. He looks quite different to Vortex, and while this isn't really a military green, it's dull enough to look realistic.
You can attach his two side guns and his front mounted gun - all are grey. The weapons are optional, but I'd recommend putting them on. There is no rubsign indent.
Not a bad helicopter, the detailing is decent, although not spectacular. The gun on the front is a nice touch, and both rotors spin freely. Has two wheels under the cockpit and another under the tail - all roll. The colour scheme is really just green, and while it's nice enough, I can't say it pops as well as some of his teammates.
TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE
Remove the front gun which will later become his handgun. Pull forward the cockpit, flip it forward 180 degrees and slide it up relative to the helicopter to form the legs. Fold the tail rotor & fins under the tail, extend the tail, split it and fold the halves down to the sides to form the arms. Removing those sideguns is optional - removing them exposes the pegs they mount on, anyway. Last rotate the rotor piece 180 degrees.
Height: 8cm, 12cm to top of rotor Width: 5cm, 6.5cm with side guns, 9cm rotortip to rotortip
A green robot with grey on his thighs and head. Curiously, the chestplate is distinctly darker shade of green. It's an odd choice as both greens are quite similar. The chest is plastic and there's a grey combiner peg in the centre. His eyestrip is yellow. Target Hawk has a set of stickers, distinctly different to Vortex. What's weird though is that the stickers on his chest are placed so his screws are visible.
He has no hands as such, rather outlines of hands inside his arms, which are simply the halves of the tail. This has never bothered me in the slightest, since he has cool quasi-weapons, but more on that in a bit. His feet are the cockpit and move independent of each over to transform, but don't really move in robot mode. His shoulders are ball joints, allowing for great poseability for a G1 toy of this size. His handgun attaches to a post on the inside of his right arm, and if you want he can swing a buzzsaw (the tail rotor) out on his right hand, and a blade (the tail fin) on his left. OK, so these aren't intended features of this toy, but they work quite well.
Target Hawk has good weapons and good poseability. His colours are odd but by no means bad and he looks distinct from Vortex.
None as such. He was only sold in the Battle Gaia giftset. He shares the mould with Blast Off & Hepter.
An unusual repaint of a good mould, Target Hawk looks nice enough but the two greens is an unusual choice. I'm not a fan of the stickers on his chest, but I also don't dislike him. Given his rarity - and the fact he was ONLY sold as a part of a giftset, I can't recommend Target Hawk - mostly because he's so damn rare - 6/10