Thursday, October 22, 2020

Iron Factory - NIGHT ASSASSIN!

3rd Party Transformers - IF EX-16N Night Assassin (Nightbird) - Iron Factory 2016

I'm a little sad that this is the last of my Iron Factory mini fembots to review. From 2015 to 2018 there was steady flow of these little beauties. I got them all with the exception of some variants but I waited until very recently to finally open and photograph them all. They are 3" tall and very well articulated with fun anime-esque faces and great sculpts all-around. I'm very impressed with the quality and aesthetic. I don't know for sure that there won't be any more, but there's usually a ton of advance knowledge with 3rd Party Figures (often years) and I haven't heard a peep about anything new. The character selection was proving to be so interesting too. Windblade was the darling of the moment and Arcee was the classic. But then we got Elita-1, Slipstream, and Nightbird, which were very unexpected and exciting. Nightbird was a mysterious military ninja robot from the G1 Transformers cartoon - who coincidentally has been getting a lot of merchandise in the past decade. Let's check out Night Assassin below!

Night Assassin comes with her signature ninja gear: two shuriken, two sai, and a katana.

Night Assassin comes with an elaborate and versatile flight stand. Not all of these figures come with this accessory. In fact, of my 5 Iron Factory fembots, only Night Assassin and Pink Assassin came with a stand.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all my Nightbirds together: Kre-O, TRNS-EX1, War for Cybertron, Iron Factory, Legends, and Function Ninja.

And here are all my Iron Factory Fembots together: Night Assassin, Windsaber, Alleria, Shrike's Feather, and Pink Assassin. I'm missing three variants: a black repaint of Arcee, and two re-releases of Windblade (a translucent pink version and a repaint with metallic gold details).


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