Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lost Exo-Realm - COMERA & ECHARA!

Lost Exo-Realm - Comera (LER-05) & Echara (LER-06) - FansProject 2017

One of the things that has always kept me from becoming a full-fledged Transfromers fanatic is the lack of female characters. Sure, there were a handful of classic episodes with awesome fembots, but each time a fun new faction of autobot or decepticon was introduced, I was constantly wishing for a female member. Where was the lady Stunticon? Aerialbot? Constructicon? Protectobot? Insecticon? It was such a missed opportunity for true inclusiveness. That's why I was super excited when the 3rd Party Transformer company, FansProject, unveiled two long-awaited female DinoBots. Comera transforms into a Raptor and Echara tranforms into a Pachycephalosaur. I love the fact that they are fierce dinosaurs. I think if I had to imagine what dinosaur the first female "not-Dinobot" would be, a Velociraptor would be nowhere on the list. These figures are great. The design is top notch, the transforming mechanics are well thought-out, and I love the classic color scheme. Let's check them out below!




LER-05 
COMERA
Velociraptor






The box has a velcro window flap for display.















So I feel like I need to comment on the breasts. Simply put, they are gratuitous and unnecessary. I totally appreciate when fembots have a feminine silhouette, but I wish they were more "robotic" and less silly. But on the flipside, they remind me of the Mazinger Angels with their chest missiles. So in a way, I can view this design as a throwback to the original fembots.


















When when you first pull these figures out of the package, the dinosaur-head-kibble is connected and "hidden" behind their backs (as opposed to being displayed like wings). My initial photoshoot had them tucked back behind (incorrectly) but I thought I would include some of the pictures because it's an interesting display alternative.














LER-06 
ECHARA
Pachycephalosaur






































Here are some Dinobot pics. These figures are seriously inspired.

















Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are the two dinosaur modes together.






From Left to Right: MasterMind Creations Salvia Prominion, Comera, and Botcon Airazor from Hasbro.




Cheers!




1 comment:

  1. Man. If only the head halves could be downturned in wing mode. I always try to picture what it would be like, lugging kibble around in real life. The closer they aimed to the center of gravity, the better.

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