Thursday, October 15, 2020

Iron Factory - WINDSABER!

3rd Party Transformers - IF EX-05 Windsaber (Windblade) - Iron Factory 2015

Windsaber was the first of Iron Factory's 3rd Party 3" fembots back in 2015. At the time, I wasn't familiar with the world of 3rd Party collecting and the price really threw me off. She was around $25 at a time when similarly-scaled Hasbro figures were only $5. I just didn't understand the appeal. But now that I'm a fully-indoctrinated fan, I can assure you that the sculpt, paint, plastic quality, packaging, and engineering is almost always top notch. The price is still an obstacle, but I can always budget for my must-haves. And coincidentally, my interest in 3rd Party figures has revved up my purchasing of official Hasbro and Takaratomy products more than ever before. A rising tide floats all boats as they say, and fan-made collectibles help raise my interest in fembots across the board. An interesting fact about this Windsaber figure is that, although unofficial, she is the second Windblade figure ever released. And considering how prolific she in the toy aisles these days, that's very impressive. Let's check her out below!

Windsaber comes with two versions of her signature blade: one transparent, and one opaque.

There were two additional variations of Windsaber released:

EX05C WINDSABER (Clear Pink) 2015
EX05H WINDSABER (Hunter (Metallic Gold Details)) 2018

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are in Windsaber with two smaller Windblades: RID Legion Class and Cyberverse Scout Class.

And a larger collection of my Windblades together (but not all). From Left to Right: RID Deluxe Class, Cyberverse Warrior Class, Cyberverse Scout Class, RID Legion Class, Iron Factory Windsaber, Generations, and Titans Return.

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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