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April 24, 2009

Bonecrusher (04-24-09)

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Transformer of the Day for April 24, 2009

BONECRUSHER

-Faction: Decepticon
-Era: Movie (2007, 2009, 2011)
-Function: Warrior
*
-Motto: Fall Before My Blades
-Notable Toy: Deluxe (Hasbro, 2007)

Notes: Rumour holds that the prominence given to the sweep in the promotional material sold Michael Bay on the vehicle for the movie, and he opted to modify the vehicle when he learned that the sweep was actually quite a bit smaller. Nonetheless, given fan interest, I am somewhat surprised Bonecrusher didn’t get the Leader or Voyager treatment.

April 16, 2009

Storm Surge (04-16-09)

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Transformer of the Day for April 16, 2009

STORM SURGE

-Faction: Decepticon
-Era: Movie (2007, 2009, 2011)
-Function:
Aquatic Assault
-Motto:
You Will Not Survive My Surge”
-Notable Toy: Target-Exclusive (Hasbro, 2008)

Notes: Storm Surge is basically an excuse to reuse the Short Round mould in a movie-exclusive format. And yet, as moulds go, it’s nice to add to the aquatic nature of the Transformers universe, particularly given that some storylines hold that water is a substance “so rare its very existence is suspect” on Cybertron.

(Apologies and thanks to tfu.info for the toy images.)

April 10, 2009

Devastator (04-10-09)

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Transformer of the Day for April 10, 2009

DEVASTATOR (1.0)

-Faction: Decepticon
-Era: Movie (2007, 2009, 2011)
-Function:
Destruction
-Motto: The Trouble with Autobots - Not Enough of Them to Blow Up” *
-Notable Toy: Statue (HardHero, 2003)

Notes: Like Rumble and Frenzy, here’s a Transformer who can’t quite get his name right. Oh Hasbro calls him Brawl alright, as if he is a testament to the Combaticons of Generation One vintage. And yet, his name is clearly written on-screen as Devastator. Disagree with Mr. Bay all you want, but Brawl has as much right to the name as Frenzy does to his brothers. Drives you just a little crazy, particularly with Devastator 2.0 scheduled for Revenge of the Fall.

March 20, 2009

Ratchet (03-20-09)

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Transformer of the Day for March 20, 2009

RATCHET

-Faction: Autobot
-Era: Movie (2007, 2009, 2011)
-Function: Medical Officer / Emissary
-Motto:
You Can’t Save them All
-Notable Toy: Best Buy Exclusive (Hasbro, 2007)

Notes: Unlike Movie Bumblebee, you can see the shared personality traits between movie and TF:A Ratchet. They’re both gruff and a bit war wary. And while Ratchet doesn’t share a conventional colour scheme with his counterparts across the TF multiverse, the neon is very appealing to me, particularly on the Best Buy edition. Now if we could just get someone to make us a proper spinning arm blade for the toy version…

January 5, 2009

Bumblebee (01-05-09)

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Transformer of the Day for January 5, 2009

BUMBLEBEE

-Faction: Autobots
-Era: Movie (2007, 2009, 2011)
-Function: Deep Cover Agent
-Motto: “Actions Speak Louder than Words”
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Notable Toy: Beatmix Bumblebee (Hasbro, 2007)

Notes: Who knew a mute robot could be so expressive? He’s not the Bumblebee of yore but boy does he want me to buy a GM. And while the Evolution of a Hero two-pack is right up there, I gotta go with a dancing and blinking MP3 player here. Too cool for school!

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