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Name: Brawl
Series: Generation 1
Allegiance: Decepticon
Function: Ground Assault
Alt Mode: Tank


TANK MODE
Height: 3cm (6 if you add his guns) Length: 9cm Width: 4.5cm

   A green tank with grey treads. The treads can be either metal or plastic, replacing the metal chest that other Combaticons have. He's got a black turret and his rear mounted add-on guns are grey. He's also got a rubsign indent on the top (although this is missing from the Classic version).

   His turret spins freely around 360 degrees, although if you add the extra guns it can't point backwards. The extra guns make the attack mode - not that tanks can't attack anyway - and can point forwards or up to around 85 degrees.

   The movements of the turret and the attack guns is complimented by the wheels on the bottom of the treads, allowing a rather well armed Brawl to roll into battle.

   A pretty standard sort of tank, with standard colours, Brawl fits into the scheme of the Combaticons very well.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Remove the attack guns if present, pull forward the front section, pull up the turret, swing the rear section down to form the legs. Swing the front section down to reveal the head and keep swinging the sides down to form arms. Push the turret back in and give him back his handgun.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 9cm, 11.5cm to tip of turret Width: 4cm

   The green & grey scheme is continued into this mode, he has grey thighs, a grey groin and a grey head, with orange eyes. He's a fairly good square-peg combiner in this mode, very stocky & blocky.

   The arms swing at the shoulders, and there are moulded fists on the insides of his arms - although you have to look to see them. He has holes on the fronts of the arms anyway to accommodate the gun, and these do an OK job for hands anyway. The knees bend, though this is actually part of the transform it still does allow him two more joints. The turret can still swivel in this mode, though I can't see any reason why it would have to.


VARIATIONS

   Aplenty. There's both the metal tread and plastic tread versions, as well as the plastic tread Classic, which has the rubsign removed from the top. He's also the inspiration for Sandstorm of BattleGaea, G2 Brawl, Danger and Armorhide.

OVERALL

   A decent Scramble City component, Brawl's very beefy looking, which fits in with his character. One of the better combiner limbs, actually, although his hands are a tad lacking. He's always been a favourite of mine, and of course you need him if you plan to make Bruticus. 7/10

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