Transformers: Studio Series Leader Class Constructicon Scavenger
Scavenger is one of eight Constructicons (nine if you include Skipjack, AKA Yellow Rampage) who combine to form Devastator. I will add links to reviews of the others when they come out. Read my reviews of Deluxe Class Scrapmetal, Deluxe Class Hightower, Voyager Class Long Haul, Voyager Class Rampage, Voyager Class Mixmaster, Voyager Class Scrapper, Leader Class Overload, Leader Class Scavenger, and Combiner Devastator.
Vehicle Mode: Scavenger looks pretty great in excavator mode. They did a pretty good job of hiding the giant robot mode wheels. You can still see them from the top. It would have been nice if there were some more panels to cover them. Other than that, he continues the trend of great vehicle modes for the Constructicons.
Robot Mode: I don’t find Scavenger’s robot mode as weird as Hightower’s. Part of that is probably seeing him on screen in the epic opening of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. However, having now had over ten years to think about it, why the hell does he have two enormous tires in robot mode when his vehicle mode has treads? It makes no sense at all. Does that make him bad, no, but it definitely makes him make no logical sense. Where the hell are those wheels supposed to come from? Not really sure why I didn’t think about that before. The really crappy part is that he can’t stand up unless you put his hands out o the sides and lean him back against anything. They should have had some kind of flip out parts on his lower wheel so that he could stand up properly.
Overall: I can’t wait for Devastator! Six parts down, two to go. Scavenger is not a great toy, but he is a good one, especially in vehicle mode.
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