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The Reverend's review of: Brawn

Name: Brawn
Faction: Autobot
Function: Demolitions

"Might over microchips"

"To Brawn Earth is essentially a hostile environment - and he loves it. Strong, rugged, agile - the most macho of all Autobots. Delights in challenges. Sorry for those not as tough as himself. Second strongest Autobot - can lift 190,000 pounds and knock down a small building with one punch. High resistence to artillery fire. Vulnerable to attack by electromagnetic waves."


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A small safari-type Jeep/truckster with ripped, heavy-tread tires. Black front window and some nice detailing on the sides. A non-removable spare tire rides atop his roof, and he has a chrome front grill and yellowish bumper. Super-deformed, yes, but appealing to the eye.

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Transforming Brawn is easy; flip down the fenders to form the legs, pull out the door panels and rotate them towards the front of the vehicle, then extract the arms from their hiding place beneath where the door panels were and stand the robot upright. Almost lanky in appearance due to his long legs, and possessing a pair of gleaming metallic "claws" of sorts for arms. Brawn's blocky appearance implies strength and it's not hard to imagine him storming onto the battlefield to punch the hell out of everyone, despite the fact that he's pretty short. His face is reminiscent of Maximillian from "The Black Hole", and he bears a small Autobot symbol on his chest. No real feet to speak of, so standing him can be a little tricky.

Transformation: 2/10. Easily figured out without the instructions.
Durability: 7/10. Small, compact construction has few weak points. My Brawn has lost his arms, but I believe this was a modification by the prior owner.
Fun: 7/10. The little guy is fun to throw in the mix and have him, say, punch the hell out of Soundwave's toe! Sure, he's not packing as many options and gimmicks as his larger brethren, but he's still worth his weight.
Price: 3/10. Under $20 on Ebay.
Overall: 7/10. One of the better mini-Autobots in many ways, lacking the "Happy Meal toy" look of later mini-bots.
 
 
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