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First/Last Comic Appearance (US) - Issue 17, June 1986 / Issue 50, March 1989
First/Last Comic Appearance (UK) - Issue 101, February 21st 1987 / Issue 104, March 14th 1987
First/Last Cartoon Appearance - Episode 36 (Season 2 #20), October 15th 1985 / Episode 89 (Season 3 #24), November 14th 1986
First Toy Appearance - 1985
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Manufacturer - iGear
- Added an Autobot symbol to the chest
- Added an Autobot symbol to the cockpit
- Added various Reprolabels
I felt a bit sorry for Cosmos in the original fiction because he didn't tend to do much of note, and was decapitated almost immediately by Circuit Breaker. He later recovered but wasn't featured much afterwards and was killed with no fuss by Starscream. He was also one of the few unlucky robots who did not make it onto the big screen, despite being in both Season 2 and Season 3 of the cartoon. And his on-screen character somewhat resembled an obese child. iGear had a figure in the pipeline which they have subsequently decided to resize
Appearance (Robot Mode) 5/10
Cosmos looks a bit like an oversized Knockoff, and there's no getting away from it. From the putrid green colour scheme, to the poor paint apps and comically-oversized balljoints, you may think that I absolutely hate this figure, but I don't. OK, so I think iGear use the worst quality plastic of any 3rd party, and their packaging and print materials look unprofessional and crap, and the supplied weapon is too ugly to even photograph, but this figure does have some merit. Primarily, there is very little competition in the shape of Hasbro's too small legends class figure (but at least it is the right shade of green). Cosmos looks a little more svelte than his original figure and scales nicely with other scout-class figures. additionally, his headsculpt isn't terrible, and the dome is a nice nod to the IDW character.
Appearance (Alternate Mode) 7/10
The alternate mode looks pretty nice but is still afflicted by the awful green colour. The detail isn't too bad considering this is a rather poorly upscaled mould. This figure also comes with a display stand which actually works pretty well, but it is overly-large. But as an added extra, it is welcome. The paint apps aren't too bad in this guise.
Pretty standard fare, but impacted by the tightness of the joints. The front of the craft folds down to reveal the legs and the arms swing down and are rotated. The head pops up from the centre of the craft, by way of a poorly-designed fin that is razor sharp, and doesn't work well.
Thanks to the supplied stand, this guy can pose quite well; eventually, That is, once you are brave enough to exert the extreme force required to move the bloomin' limbs. The shoulders tilt up and are also ball-jointed. The hips, knees and elbows are also on balljoints, and the waist has a swivel. So does the head.
Considering how hard this thing is to even move, the plastic stands up well to the requisite punishment. But, the plastic feels very cheap, and the aforementioned fin is very flimsy, and razor-sharp to boot. The awkward way the head pops up will soon wear out the mechanism, in my opinion.
Overall - 32/50
This is a pretty poor effort, basically. The smaller scale would probably have solved many of the problems this unfortunate figure suffers from. As it is, this figure looks and feels very cheap - it definitely photographs better than it feels in hand. It worries me that generally iGear produce poor quality figures, unless they are knocking off decent Hasbro moulds and giving them pretentious names. As throwaway a figure as the character it is based on. Poor Cosmos.