Transformers Review: Fall of Cybertron Brawl (Platinum Edition)

Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth” (Mike Tyson)

Transformers Review: Generations FoC Brawl (Platinum Edition)
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A TF review written exclusively for Inside Pulse by Rikkomba
 

“I just want to be humble at all times.”

Brawl has always been one of the most no-nonsense TF characters: bad guy, green, transforms in a tank, likes to shoot things. What’s not to like? Its Fall of Cybertron reincarnation represents a faithful Cybertronian version, including upgrading from military tank to futuristic hover-tank.

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Brawl’s robot mode is quite good, including some decent detailing. Articulation is OK, but no waist joint (again, a common problem with FoC toys). There are two main flaws in this mode. First, the purple connector required for forming Bruticus is hanging behind Brawl’s legs, spoiling its appearance. Second, Brawl’s feet are terribly unstable and almost no heels, making it very difficult to pose this figure, especially with the tank mode’s cannons as a backpack.

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“My biggest weakness is my sensitivity.”

In hover tank mode, Brawl looks like a proper Cybertronian update of its G1 self, keeping it simple while looking good. The empty space in the front could have been used differently, but overall this is a solid alternate mode.

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Once again, the purple connector is one of the main flaws, breaking an otherwise well designed silhouette. The turret can rotate 360 degrees, and you can detach it to give it vertical movement as well. A fun, simple alternate mode.

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“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.”

Fall of Cybertron Brawl is a decent toy, even without considering its role in forming Bruticus. It is a pity that not enough care was put into designing its feet, making it difficult for Brawl’s robot mode to even stand up. Definitely a flawed gem.

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Until next time,

Rikkomba

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