Beast Wars Neo Survive Toy Review

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Beast Wars Neo

Name: Survive
Beast Mode: Bear
Allegiance: Cybertron
Function: Assault Commander

Superbly capable as an assault commander. His partner, True One, is a bat-shaped forced reconnaissance scout. He has a disagreeable impression of Big Convoy, who prefers solo actions, and hopes one day to put the Cybertron Commander into his own team and retrain him as a team player.

Strength: 9.0 Intelligence: 9.0 Speed: 8.0 Endurance: 10.0
Rank: 9.0 Courage: 10.0 Firepower: 7.0 Skill: 8.0

Survive is a redeco of the original Beast Wars Transformers Polar Claw toy. For a more detailed review of this toy, please read the Polar Claw review. This review will focus on the changes made to this toy for this release.

Beast Mode:
Survive's primary color in beast mode is a shade of grey. Silver is used to accent the hair on the back and the claws. His beast mode eyes are gold with nice details above the eyes and on the nose in black. The beast mode teeth are white. The underside of his beast mode mouth has been painted red. No significant mold changes were made to this toy for this release.

This color scheme is nice, primarily because of the use of silver to accent the fur detail on the back. Previous toys using this mold only had solid colors on the back.

Robot Mode:
Survive's robot mode shows off a lot more colors than the beast mode. The grey from the beast mode carries over on his upper legs, claw weapon, upper arms and parts of his chest, but they are joined by an array of new colors. Most prominant of these new colors is yellow which is used on his waist, hands, the bat and the lower legs. A metallic dark grey is used on his abdominal area and the sides of his chest. Silver makes up the detailing in this mode, bringing out the robotic details of the chest nicely. Dead center on the robot chest is the circular detail which is metallic light blue with a red circle in the middle.

One side of the robot head is a dark blue with red robot eyes. This same dark blue is used for the lower robot arms. Rotate the head around and a much more colorful head. This side is red, dark blue, dark grey, white (for the teeth) and light blue (for the eyes). Like the beast mode, no significant mold changes were made for this mode.

Survive is the third toy using this mold without any changes (the first two being Polar Claw and Grizzly-1/Barbearian). If you have any of the previous versions of this toy, there's not much more you will get out of this one. However, if you are a hard core collector/completist, this toy is for you. B