One of the things that has always bothered me about female Transformers is that, historically, a lot of the toys have only been slightly retooled male figures with a stereotypical feminine paintjob. Recently we've been really spoiled with the newer Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade figures, but I haven't forgotten the blocky history. This Nautica is the first figure I've bought that has followed the old "recycled-male pattern." She is essentially a purple Blurr, but I was so excited to get a Nautica figure that I overlooked my previous resistance. I always kind of thought Blurr had a feminine build anyway. I don't know much about Nautica's backstory, but when Windblade was introduced and I started reading Transformers comics again, she was a regular character. She is super intelligent and is a quantum mechanic from Caminus. This figure doesn't really look like the comic character, so I'm hoping for a re-do now that she's on Hasbro's radar (maybe with her friend Firestar!) Let's check out Nautica below!
Her shoulder rotors are easily removable. Below are a few pics with them removed.
Here are some pics of the other characters in this box set: Quickswitch, Fastclash, Laser Prime, and headmaster Rodimus Prime.
Nautica's vehicle mode isn't a space-faring submarine like in the comics. Also, her head is a headmaster.
Her gun is meant to mount under the nose of her vehicle mode.
Here she is next to Blurr.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!