I'll be splitting the Constructicons down into each individual and then reviewing the big guy himself.
So where do we start?
With the left leg and leader, Scrapper.
He's cast in a bright (constructicon) green and purple. Because Scrapper is part of a box set he doesn't really have an offical weapon but I tend to give him the "barrel" part of Devastators rifle. There's some nice sculpting all over the figure and a fine selection of paint apps.
There's not much to say about the vehicle mode, it's cool.
Let's get this out of the way first. Yes this figure has limited articulation. Some of the Constructicons "pay a price" for their ability to make an 18 inch tall super robot. If you're one of the people who wants that extra articulation then you do have a couple of choices. Either grab the takara version (retailing around 220 bucks) or get the Perfect Effect upgrade sets (about 30 bucks for the elbow and gun set).
I can see why people would want to, I'm just not that fussed about it. Who knows if I saw the PE upgrade set going cheap I might pick it up but I'm not chasing it down that's for sure.
Missing articulation aside Scrapper is a good sized robot, he's a little smaller than a Voyager figure (I checked him against generation Blitzwing in case you were wondering) and a little bigger than a Masterpiece car (G2 Sideswipe).
You may wonder why I included the MP size comparison, during the pre-release days for this set it was mentioned (don't ask me where, it was a long time ago) that these figures where designed with the MP line in mind. They're not on a MP level of detail but the idea is that you could use them in a MP collection.
In his robot mode Scrapper has the bulk of his paint apps as well as a wonderfly sculpted face on display. The paint apps match nicely with the sculpting which is based of the G1 figures stickers. They look good and it helps break up the figure. The face and head are really nice. The faceplate, the tech details of the forehead topped off with that "mortar board" style on top, hmmmm it's good head action. (That's not right...)
He's got pretty standard leg articulation, universal hipjoints, thight swivels, a 90 degree knee joint and ankle tiilts.
It's a weird mix to have such solid arms and then such free ranging legs.
Now if you wanted you can use the inbuilt ankle joint for Devastator in robot mode but it looks a little strange. I'll finish off by saying that the scoop nicely clips together for robot mode and it never really feels like it's in the way.
Scrapper does suffer for being a leg, there's no getting away from it but it doesn't stop him from being my favorite of the set. Despite all of the unavoidable flaws it's a cool figure, if he was sold seperatly though it'd be awful. I can forgive a lot when it's part of a boxset.
Next week we continue to build our Constructicon team (see what I did there? OK I'll stop) with the figure that creates the biggest problem I have with the set.
He sometimes takes epic trips and tells tales of these sagas often.
When not watching people in spandex fight each other he paints miniatures, go HERE to take a look.