T.H.S.-01 : Galaxy Convoy, review part 3

Figure, transformation & gimicks :

Robot mode is the default form of the toy. It has about 12 points of articulation. Only lament is that the legs joints to the hips is not articulated. Otherwise, it will be very posable. The gimicks that comes with this robot figure is multiple hands for different poses and not forgetting the matrix is also included in the chest compartment of convoy, just like in the cartoons 😀

  “Let the matrix light up our darkest hour”

The next transformation mode is Super mode, transformation wise it is not perfect transformation, not as shown in TV, head of the normal convoy needs to be changed to the super mode head. Otherwise, the transformation from convoy to super mode will be perfect. Other than that not much complains. Articulation is similar to the original robot. The backpack for the supermode can have its weapon activated using cyber keys.

With all weapons activated in super mode 

Cyber key in action 

The following transformation mode is into firetruck. It has the details but unfortunately the wings are quite floppy for there is no mechanism to hold the wings to the side in fire truck mode. The firetruck are able to roll with wheels. Too bad transformation is not perfect to hide convoy’s head

“Spot  my head ?” 

Next, space cruiser or gunship mmode. This mode lack of “what-is-shown-on-TV”. This will be my first and last attempt to transform convoy into this mode. The mechanism is unable to lock the cannons and its wings at a fixed place. Final result it looks more like a star.

An abomination

Last form of transformation, it is more like the backpack transform leaving convoy out of the equation. Convoy only acts like a gunner or some commander issuing a “CHARGE!!!” command to cannon fodders.

Summary :

This figure is small, so small that large hand will do the bidding of Megatron. Also keep it away from kids, it has very small parts and it cannot take too much punishment. The bright side is it is small compact that you can stash it without worrying about space economics. Great details and articulation to the robot of this size. Due to the details that the figure has, stickers are not included. This toy is great for Transformers diehard fans and collectors.

T.H.S.-01 : Galaxy Convoy, review part 2

Contents : 

The contents 

The package of this toys contain the main parts for tranforming such as the “backpack”, super mode head & a gun. 2 cyber keys were included and it functions just like in the cartoon. 3 pairs or extra hand for extra poses. A manual on transforming & a collector card.

Hands are more of PVC like material, same goes to the head but the head material is harder.  Back pack, cyber keys and legs add on are made of plastics. The Galaxy Convoy figure is an amalgam of plastics and die cast. Die cast content solely located on the legs, the torso and hand is made of plastics.

Instruction manual and collector card

The instruction manual front cover features Galaxy Convoy, the instructions are all in Japanese but contains diagram that clearly illustrate the transformation process from the figure to Super mode, fire truck mode, space cruiser mode & heavy weapon platform mode. Transformation mode of this toy are authentic to the Galaxy Force series. 


T.H.S.-01 : Galaxy Convoy, review part 1

Intro : 

T.H.S. , Transformers Hybrid Style is one of the transfromers toyline from Takara now known as TakaraTomy. This toyline feature small compact with some diecast content. Not forgetting the details given on the toy is very impressive given to the size of this toy.

T.H.S.-01 is the first toy ever manufactured for the T.H.S. line. T.H.S-01 is Galaxy Convoy, the Convoy from the cartoon series Galaxy Force.

Nicely illustrated box art
Clear windows to view the contents 

Like most standard packaging of Japanese toys, it featured a cover which can be open to display the contents.


MasterPiece Collection : VFA-6Z

Packaging :

The book like packaging is the signature casing to store this toyline. The functionality is to ensure mint like condition for the toy. Its cover can be open to display the item. 

Looks like a book

A book ?

Almost open like a book

Opened, an impressive packaging

Stickers and Manual

Manual :

Although lacking of hard cover, but the illustration & step by step transformation guide is quite informative. Nicely colored. 

Preface, introduction to pilot & machine
Sample of transformation instruction

Center fold, sorry no hentai here 😀
Instruction to place stickers

Catalog cum teaser

Accessories :

Not too shaby or generous. Antanae/radar/sensor, pilot, cyclone, gunpod & ammo clip. Too bad pilot not posable or articulated. Cyclone also not possable or transformable. Cyclone act more like a display. Gunpod, can have the ammo clip attached & detached.

On the top, sensor, below it the pilot, below the pilot is the cyclone & gunpods with detached ammo clip

Main content : 

From the first look, it has impressive amount of diecast. The die cast content concentrate on its main thrusters or its legs (in battroid mode). Other than die cast at the truster, its nosecone, wings, stabilizers are in plastics. Most of the part are solid except the stabilizers and the landing gears.

Paint job in certain part is quite sloppy aka not smooth.

In term of proportion, in fighter mode, the thruster looks rather imposing & over sized. In guardian & battroid mode, its legs is noticible big & imposing.

There is also noticable gaps at the wing.

In guardian mode & battroid mode, its flaw will be shown. Complain is on floppy joints of the arm, elbow, wrist, legs(joining to the hips). 

The grip on the gunpod is not so great, with floppy wrist, the hands will not be able to support the weight of gunpod.

Transformation, is near to perfect but not perfect due to the sensor or radar needs to be attach & detach during the transformation.

Landing gear is part of gimick but poorly executed for it is not able to support the fighter weight, & the rear landing gear will retract automatically due to its weight concentrate on the thrusters. 

With gunpod attached with one side of the wing. Unfortunately, the ammo clip is left out.

Cockpit open without pilot

Cockpit with pilot 

Cyclone storage compartment 

Poorly executed landing gear, it does not support its own weight

Part of the gimick, missle pods opened revealing micro missles to be unleashed

Conclusion :

Good : Good amount of die cast, good packaging

Bad : Floppy legs, heel & arms. Bad paint job. Not perfect transformation.

Not recomended for perfectionist. But good addition to a hardcore fan of robotech new generation or mospeada.