Blog #1826: Toy Review: Transformers: Studio Series Leader Class Constructicon Scavenger

Transformers: Studio Series Leader Class Constructicon Scavenger

Devastator is combined from eight Constructicons (nine if you include Skipjack, AKA yellow Rampage). Read my reviews of Deluxe Class Hightower, Deluxe Class Scrapmetal, Voyager Class Long Haul, Voyager Class Mixmaster, Voyager Class Rampage, Voyager Class Scrapper, Voyager Class Skipjack, 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.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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2 Responses to Blog #1826: Toy Review: Transformers: Studio Series Leader Class Constructicon Scavenger

  1. lmb3 says:

    They don’t look like treads, they are rounded look like tires with tire treads. If they weren’t rounded like a tire, I could see that. Though that’s probably how they justified it. Thanks.

  2. I think the “wheels” are supposed to be the treads reshaped for faster movement. Of course, as is common for Hasbro, they cheated and made them separate.

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