Hasbro continues with the Combiner Wars theme with Bruticus, the classic Decepticons character that is build by using the Combaticon figures. Swindle, Blast Off, Vortex, Onslaught, and Brawl are all available now and can be purchased at the links below.
With Combiner Wars ending in 2015, Hasbro is moving the line to the next theme called Titans Return, which they will focus on in 2016.
The Transformers battle doesn’t get any bigger than this! Transformers Generations Combiner Wars figures combine to form giant super robots. Build the most powerful Combiner robots from Transformers lore, including characters like Superion and Menasor, or come up with a different combination!
This Deluxe Class Swindle figure can become part of a Bruticus Combiner build. Collect all 6 Combaticon figures (each sold separately) to build a Bruticus figure. Swindle is always looking to make a score. He’ll cut a quick deal or pull a fast con — anything to bring in a profit. His wheeling and dealing isn’t limited to gear and weapons. He’ll sell out anyone, Autobot or Decepticon, for the right price. He combines with his fellow Combaticons to form Bruticus. Onslaught forms the torso, Decepticon Vortex and Decepticon Blast Off form the arms, Swindle and Brawl form the legs, and Decepticon Shockwave becomes a Combiner weapon. Collect all 6 Combaticons figures to build a giant Bruticus Combiner robot. (Figures are each sold separately.) The Combiner Wars universal connection system makes this Brawl figure compatible with Voyager Class Combiner Wars figures, so there are numerous combinations that can be created. Bruticus 4 of 5. This Swindle figure changes from robot to off-road vehicle and back in 12 steps and, with a blaster accessory, comes ready for battle. It also comes with a collectible Combiner Wars comic book featuring a Hasbro-exclusive Swindle cover, specially created character content, and a look inside the Transformers design desk. Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
Availability: December 2015
Sculpt & Paint:
Swidle is a remold of Protectobot Rook and features mostly new parts. The concept behind Combiner Wars is keeping it based on Generation One, and Hasbro have done a great job on that in 2015 with this line. Continuing the trend is Swidle, as he features an all-new G1 inspired head with the flat panels on the side, a visor, mouth, and his helmet is covering his nose.
The chest panels are also new with the combiner wars joint at the center, and the lower section of the torso also has new tooling with the round headlights and grille, which is also G1-inspired. The shoulders are also new and features a lot of great tooling including parts that look like bolts, and other complex tooling. The forearms and lower legs are also new and features bars, curves, and other great tooling.
The vehicle mode is inspired of a Jeep Wrangler, and includes a removable blaster on top, raised headlights on the hood with armor plating. Railing that make up the front and passenger seating that has some very nice and detailed tooling and includes a steering wheel. The sides of the vehicle has pouches, which is a nice addition to the sculpt.
There is no tire on back, and the fists do take some of the room as far as seating.
Swindle ia painted in tan and black, with purple and turquoise.
Robot mode – swivel head, swivel shoulders, hinged elbows, ball jointed hips, hinged knees, rotating tires (vehicle mode).
pistol, comic book, instructions, hand/foot for Bruticus.
Swindle is a nicely detailed figure and a nice homage to the G1 toy and his animated appearance.