Wednesday, July 31, 2019
STOMP STOMP STOMP
Scavenger's Mini-Con is named Rollbar, who's a likeable enough Mini-Con that can turn into a dune buggy type vehicle. In robot mode Scavenger has a few 'dead' Mini-Con ports, but most notably is his hip mounted missile launcher that can be fired when attaching a Mini-Con. Yes it's weird. His Mini-Con interaction is more notable in vehicle mode, I'll get to that in a minute. As you can tell by the picture above, Scavenger is a big old boy with some big old arms. Though you've probably noticed his legs, they have no articulation whatsoever. Instead they feature the robot modes biggest and most fun play feature. As you push Scavenger across the floor, he stomps his feet making zany robot noises. He just stomps around in a lovable manner that won my heart over the first time I tried it for myself. It's a silly toy and I love it.
Scavenger turns intro a fun almost sporty bulldozer. In this mode those stomping legs are the bulldozer's front shovel and pushing him along makes it raise and lower. Once again all toy and fun, but admittedly this doesn't bring out as much pure joy as the stomping does. There's just something about him clomping around. However that's not saying the vehicle mode doesn't have a charm all it's own. Rollbar in robot mode can drive the bulldozer.
There's even a little button in the seat that pushing Rollbar down will result in engine sounds. Such a fun added play feature that I enjoy so much. Clearly this toy was designed for a much younger child than the adult who's talking about it here and I don't care. I just don't care. It's wonderful and great. Now if you've formed some sort of drinking game about the general lifespan of a Transformers toy, you've got two shots coming. He got a yellow repaint.