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 battle doesn’t get any bigger than this! Transformers Generations Combiner Wars figures combine to form giant super robots. Build the some of the most powerful Combiner robots from Transformers lore, including characters like Superion and Menasor, or come up with a different combination! This Deluxe Class Decepticon Vortex figure can become part of a Bruticus Combiner build. Collect all 6 Combaticon figures (each sold separately) to build a Bruticus figure. Decepticon Vortex is the interrogator the Decepticons call when they need someone to cough up information. He’ll take his targets for a wild ride, twisting, turning, looping, and diving through the sky. It’s enough to make any bot cough up their secrets. 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 Decepticon Vortex figure compatible with Voyager Class Combiner Wars figures, so there are numerous combinations that can be created. Bruticus 2 of 5. This Decepticon Vortex figure changes from robot to helicopter and back in 13 steps and, with 2 arm-mount missile array accessories, comes ready for battle. It also comes with a collectible Combiner Wars comic book featuring a Hasbro-exclusive Decepticon Vortex 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:
Vortex is a repaint of Alpha Bravo 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 Vortex, as he features a G1 inspired head with the flat panels on the side, a visor, and mouthplate.
The chest plate has a tube shaped design taken from the G1 Vortex’s animation appearance. The combiner wars joint is located at the center of his chest. The forearms also have new missiles sculpted to them and represent G1 Votrex’s animation and toy design. The rest of the sculpt has some nice detailed tooling.
The vehicle mode is inspired of a Dauphin Eurocopter without the landing gear, and includes rotating propellers on top. The front part of the helicopter is curved and the body is long and looks as if it can hold a number of human passengers. There are windows at the sides of the vehicles, which may indicate at least four rows of passenger seating above the cockpit. The missiles attached to the forearms plug into the sides of the helicopter. Each of the finns also have a Decepticon logo on top of the purple paint, which is also a homage to the sticker sheet included with G1 Vortez.
Vortez ia painted in grey and turquoise, purple, red on the torso and eyes, black, and yellow.
Robot mode – swivel head, ball jointed shoulders, hinged elbows, ball jointed hips, hinged knees, rotating propellers (vehicle mode).
blaster, comic book, instructions, hand/foot for Bruticus.
Vortez is a nicely detailed figure and a nice homage to the G1 toy and his animated appearance.