February 7, 2009

Rumble (02-07-09)

Filed under: TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:07 am

Transformer of the Day for February 7, 2009


-Faction: Decepticon
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Demolitions
Destroy What’s Below and What’s Above Will Follow”
-Notable Toy: Alternators (Hasbro, 2007)

Is there a more controversial character than Rumble? For twenty-five years, Rumble has been depicted as “the red one.” Even the cartoon bible describes him as such. And yet, somehow, he was animated in the blue hues of his brother, Frenzy, causing much consternation among fans. Still, it was nice to see Hasbro finally give pile drivers in the Alternator form. Even if they (again) made him red.

(For more information on Rumble, check out the Generation One Transformer Bible.)


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