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Name: Bonecrusher
Series: Generation 1
Allegiance: Decepticon
Function: Demolitions
Alternate Mode: Bulldozer



DOZER MODE
Height: 4cm Length: 7.5cm Width: 3.5cm

   Almost entirely green in this mode, Bonecrusher has a black engine grill. The roof and the arms of the tray are a slightly different shade of green, being a softer plastic. This totally green scheme isn't a bad thing, since he certainly looks convincing and has no clashes (c8

   Bonecrusher has no wheels on which to roll, so he just slides along on his fixed treads. His shovel can tilt up and down, however. He's of limited play value, though the kid I got mine from seemed to enjoy it, because the underside of the treads and tray are _very_ scratched. Despite this, he looks very good as a dozer, though the way he transforms can make him hard to hold together once the joints get a bit loose. Luckily, while he's worn underneath, mine's still tight enough to stay together when I slide him around. Oh, he can carry Devastator's wrist with a missile replacing the fist on top of the engine block, but it looks pretty stupid - and it's purple on a totally devoid-of-purple lime bulldozer.

   A good colour scheme (one colour can't clash!), a good bulldozer for the size, although with limited play value.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Fold back the roof, swing out the sides of the engine block, swing up the shovel. Fold up his head, fold out the treads to form the legs, slide the tips of the treads and fold them up to form his feet. Rotate the arms and fold them down. Give him his gun.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 9.5cm Width: 6.5cm

   Again, he's almost all green, except for a black head, purple groin, chrome silver arms and black fists. By virtue of a very innovative transform, he's got no kibble, since the shovel is now his chestplate. He's also rather stocky & tough looking, since his arms actually stick out and then point down. Basically his upper arms are stuck pointing outwards. This is appropriate for Bonecrusher, mind you, he's meant to be a brute and something of a thug. Oh, he also has a much bigger upper torso than lower torso, which enhances this stocky look.

   He can look down and he's able to look up since his legs fold back, but his real poseability is in his arms. The shoulders rotate freely, and his elbows fold (albeit out to the sides). Sounds weird, but his arms can hold a gun to the side.

   A very nice robot mode to display, by virtue of his stockiness, which I really like - I don't get tired of it despite having had him for 15 years. I just wish he was in better shape )c8

VARIATIONS

   There was the late G1 "European" Bonecrusher & the yellow and orange G2 versions, but no variations of G1 Bonecrusher as such.

OVERALL

   One of the better Constructicons, by virtue of two strong modes, a good colour scheme, and no real flaws. Of course you need him for Devastator, but he's worthwhile regardless. I give him 8.5/10

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