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Name: Rampage
Series: Movie Tie-ins
Allegiance: Decepticon
Alternate Mode: Bulldozer



BULLDOZER MODE
Height: 3.5cm Length: 7cm Width: 3.5cm

   A brick red bulldover with black treads on either side, Rampage has silver on the black, pistons on either side & on the windows of the cabin (which are painted). There are no allegiance symbols visible here, but there are two screws present - one on top and one in the middle of the blade. It's a fairly straightforward colour scheme which works well enough, even if the screw on the blade is quite distracting.

   While the basic level of detail is quite low, the broad details are well done, with simple details such as a smokestack, pistons, and sculpted links on the treads. The play value is a bare minimum, with three small black plastic wheels underneath and that's it. There are claws hanging off the back, although they're pretty close to the main body, so this is a very minor thing.

   A simple bulldozer, but one that's essentially spot on despite low detail. The play value is low even by Legends standards. My only real complaint is the screw which is so visible on the blade.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   Unclip the treads, swing forward and up. Flip upside down, fold down and split the legs, stand him up.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 8.5cm Width: 8.5cm

   A red and silver robot with orange eyes. Rampage has huge arms and small arms. There's a black Decepticon logo on his groin, facing upwards. There;s a lot of silver on the torso here - more than I'd like.

   The arms sit on black struts, which attach on either side of his head - there's no real neck. He's almost an M-shape, in fact, with the legs being the middle part - they sit close together. Play value here is surprisingly good here. Aside from standing Rampage on his feet, you can clip the legs together & fold down the heelspurs for his jackhammer mode. What's more, with a little effort you can actually stand Rampage on the "post". The arms can lift out to the sides, and have large fixed claws instead of hands.

   A good robot mode even if the silver on his torso doesn't quite fit. The designer has done a good job of making the jackhammer mode work on a simple toy, and at a small scale - and for this reason alone, this robot mode works.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of. There is another Legends Rampage, done in yellow & able to combine, forming Devastator.

OVERALL

   A pretty good Legends toy despite almost no play value in vehicle mode, some overly prominent screws in vehicle mode and odd paint placement in vehicle mode. The vehicle mode works adequately, but it's the robot mode's ability to switch to jackhammer mode that really makes this toy work. Well worth his low pricepoint - 8/10

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