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 Brawl figure can become part of a Bruticus Combiner build. Collect all 6 Combaticon figures (each sold separately) to build a Bruticus figure. Some bots suffer from blind rage. Brawl is not one of those bots. His rage is laser-focused. It’s the fuel that powers his destructive fury, and the angrier he gets, the better he is in combat. He combines with his fellow Combaticons to form Bruticus. Onslaught forms the torso, Decepticon Vortex and Decepticon Blast Off form the arms, Brawl and Swindle 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 5 of 5. This Brawl figure changes from robot to tank and back in 14 steps and, with a blaster accessory, comes ready for battle. It also comes with a collectible Combiner Wars comic book featuring a Hasbro-exclusive Brawl 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:
Brawl is the only all-new mold in the Combaticons wave. 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 Brawl, as he features a G1 inspired head with the flat panels on the side, a visor, and mouthplate.
His body sculpt has the design taken from the G1 Brawl’s animation appearance as well as the vintage toy. The combiner wars joint is located at the center of his chest. There are also panels on the side with a Decepticon logo on the upper left hand side. The crouch piece doesn’t stay connected and the lock with the black hinged piece is supposed to be diagonal. Instead, the clip isn’t strong enough to hold it and results with the entire upper body flipping backwards, and the lower waist hinge is not very tight, and this results his body to flip forward. The tank trends become the shoulders and arms, and the legs make up the back half of the tank. The blaster can be stored on his back or in his hand, making him look more accurate to the show.
The vehicle mode is inspired of a tank, and Hasbro did a much better job here. The tank is big and bulky, and has some nice entail on the sides, top, and the trends are very nicely sculpted. The downside here is that the trends don’t have tiny wheels to make it rotate underneath, which is the only key point missing in the vehicle mode. The barrel can move up and down, but cannot rotate.
Brawl ia painted in green, black, grey, and silver, with red eyes, and a purple Decepticon logo.
Robot mode – swivel neck, hinged shoulders, ball jointed elbows, waist rotation, swivel thigh, hinged knees, and ankle tilts.
Vehicle mode – The barrel can move up and down.
blaster, comic book, instructions, hand/foot for Bruticus.
Brawl is a nicely detailed figure and a nice homage to the G1 toy and his animated appearance. His robot mode especially around the crouch piece needs to be retooled if ever is reissued into another character.