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Name: Mixmaster
Series: Generation 2
Allegiance: Decepticon
Function: Materials Fabrication
Alternate Mode: Cement Mixer



MIXER MODE
Height: 4cm Length: 9cm Width: 3.5cm

   A yellow cement mixer truck with a rather boxy yellow cab and a yellow mixer section. The windshield is a fairly bright purple and the grille silver. Otherwise Mixmaster is all yellow except for the black tyres, which have silver painted hubcaps.

   The mixing drum spins, the front wheels and both sets of rear wheels rotate, although he doesn't roll all that well, especially if your Mixmaster sags at the front. Devastator's big handgun can sit in a hole just in front of the drum, and his handgun can fit atop the cab. While the big gun looks cool, the small one does not. I'd leave it off.

   Overall, He's dominated by yellow, just as the original was dominated by lime green. But he's pretty good. Smallish, but a good cement mixer for his size.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Rotate the cab over 180 degrees, pull out the rear wheels to form the arms and position them. Give him his gun & missile.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 10.5cm Width: 4cm

   With a lot more purple in this mode, Mixmaster's got a markedly different colour scheme as a robot. With yellow feet, purple & silver legs, a darker (die cast) purple chest, yellow arms, black head and a yellow hood, which has a missile launcher, he looks pretty good.

   The overhead missile launcher is cool, you're even given the choice of a single or double missile. I prefer the double missile, although it has trouble staying horizontal. As with all really early missile launchers, it doesn't shoot very far. His arms swing up and down, though the shoulders are a little far down the arms. Overall, it looks nice, but Mixmaster's robot mode doesn't do all that much.

   The overall effect is very similar to the original, and with a lot of purple it retains the original overall look, which is nice.

VARIATIONS

   Commonly available in yellow, but like all G2 Constructicons, also available in a somewhat rare orange version - a fairly bright orange, that's deep enough to be distinctly different to the yellow version. He is of course a recolour of the G1 Mixmaster, and is very similar to the late G1 "European" version, which has the same yellow but a darker purple.

OVERALL

   Very similar to the original, I'm not sure G2 Mixmaster is worth hunting down if you have the original. But by itself this toy is good - in either yellow or orange. He's of a similar standard to the other G2 Constructicons. He's good as part of the set, and nice for his size by himself, but if you're not getting the set I wouldn't hunt too hard for him - I only got him so I'd have a G2 Constructicon. Among the better G2 recolours, Mixmaster gets 6/10

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