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Name: Scrapper
Series: Movie Tie-ins
Allegiance: Decepticon
Alternate Mode: Front End Loader



FRONT END LOADER MODE
Height: 3cm Length: 8cm Width: 3.5cm

   A yellow front end loader similar to the original Scrapper, although this one has an enclosed cockpit with a wraparound light blue window. There are four charcoal tyres and charcoal rear fenders. There's a black Decepticon logo on top of his roof, rounding out a simple colour scheme. It's a good colour scheme which fits the mode as well as the character - at least as a G2 context.

   There's not a lot of play value here, but it's what you'd expect. The bucket at the front can lift up a little on two ball joints (the ankles). The wheels roll as you;d expect. The shape here is good, you don't really notice that the mechanics at the front is actually the hands. There's a fairly large block hanging behind the rear wheels, and while this makes him slightly unbalanced visually, it doesn't really interfere.

   A good vehicle mode which ties into the G1 character well (and the G2 colours), without any real kibble and good play value at this size. While the front end loader has been done many times down the years, this is a good interpretation, and a satisfying alt mode.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Unclip the halves of the bucket, fold down the legs. Split the hands, swing the arms out to the sides. Rotate the bucket halves to form legs, flip back the cabin to reveal the head. Fold the arms gown to the sides.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 9cm Width: 5.5cm

   A yellow robot with charcoal on his chest, shoulders and of course the tyres, which sit on his hips and ankles. His face is unpainted yellow with a red eyestrip. There are no allegiance symbols here. The colour scheme is good with a suitable amount of the darker charcoal to help offset the dominance of yellow, but some more colour on his head would have been nice. I'm happy with the red eyestrip, I just would have liked the charcoal on his chest to extend to the mouth (it's the same piece of plastic).

   Scrapper is quite lanky, especially his limbs, but this fits into general movie aesthetic anyway. His hands are claws while his feet are the bucket, and this works surprisingly well. The legs are quite long while his torso is relatively short, but the arms are in proportion with the legs so he looks okay. His poseability is better than you'd expect at this size - the shoulders, hips and ankles are all ball jointed. A lack of kneejoints hampers the effective range of poses a little but he's still fun to pose.

   A good robot mode despite the very yellow face, Scrapper personifies the aesthetic of the movie well and while he doesn't tribute the G1 character this time, he's a solid little robot. Six ball joints is impressive for a Legends figure.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of.

OVERALL

   It's shame that there's no larger version of this character (yet, anyway) since Scrapper is excellent as a Legends class figure and should translate into a great full-sized figure. The vehicle mode tributes nicely, has little kibble and is well painted while the robot mode is well articulated, well shaped and fits the movie style nicely. One of the best Legends toys I've seen - 9/10

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