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Savannahtron's review of: Devastator

Faction: Decepticon
Function: Warrior
Generation: One
Sub-Group: N/a
"Thinking and winning do not mix"

"Awesome and terrifying, a bizarre combination of six Constructicons: Scrapper, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul, and Mixmaster. Pure brutality---sole purpose is to crush all in his path. His mind is a melding together of 6 parts, but limited by their competing thoughts. Enormous height, incredible strength---can knock down a bridge with one punch. Has 10,000° C solar energy beam rifle. Slow, awkward, not too bright."

Alternate Mode: The Constructicons are definitely one of my favorite Gestalt teams. Consisting of Scrapper, Scavenger, Mixmaster, Long Haul, Hook, and Bonecrusher, this construction team can definitely build anything necessary to get the job done when it comes to devastating the Autobots.

Robot Mode: All of the Constructicons are about equal height. In Robot Mode they each are different enough, that if you did not know they were part of a gestault team, you still would not be disappointed. Each one of the Constructicons comes with a laser, and Mixmaster comes with a dual missile.

Gestalt: Devastator looks awesome in Gestalt mode. Although he does not have a whole lot of manueverablitly, his arms do have articulation, and his forearms can lauch either his fists, or missiles from them. There are a couple of things to watch out for when you are thinking about getting Devastator.
1) Scrapper's arms act as part of Devastator's foot, and if they are loose, it can affect the way Devastator stands.
2) Long Haul acts as Devastors waist, and if he is slouchy, you're going to have a Devastator that slumps.
3) Hook's feet are very easy to break, and although you can still make the vehicle mode, and gestalt mode usually without any problems, his robot mode won't let him stand up any more, if the foot is broken.

Transformation: 5 Very easy, almost too easy.
Durability: 8 Very Solid toy!
Fun:10 A whole lot of fun, definitely a must have for a G1 Fan.
Price: $50.00 to $100.00 depending on condition or you can pick up a KO for about $10.00 if you want one.

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