Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Today at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, one of the Transformers most imposing figures -- the Constructicon combiner Devastator -- finally has a physical toy worthy of his reputation. Check out the first official pics, along with shots of the new Defensor, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus and more.

Hasbro's Combiner Wars line of Transformers Generations figures is one of the best things that's happened to the brand in ages, and it couldn't come at a better time. With third-party robot makers asking upwards for $US600 for "homages" to the combiner squads of the original G1 era, hardcore fans were handing their money over to shops like MakeToys. Due out this fall, the new and improved Devastator should have fans lining up for a chance to pay his $US150 price tag.

Like the original gestalt, new Devastator is made up of six different construction vehicles, but where the original figures were all relatively small -- the combined robot was only about nine inches tall -- the new Devastator is made of six Voyager class ($US24.99) figures, any single one of which should almost match the first combiner in height.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Scrapper

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Scavenger

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Mixmaster

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Long Haul

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Hook

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Bonecrusher

Together they form...

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Finally. Now I just have to go back into my memory and substitute this guy in every time the original cartoon tried to make the first Devastator seem like a force to be reckoned with.

But Devastator isn't the only new Combiner Wars group to contend with. Ineffectually attempting to slow his march of destruction will be the Protectobot combiner Defensor.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Like most other sets in the Combiner Wars line, Defensor will consist of one Voyager class leader -- in this case the power blue fire engine Hot Spot -- and four smaller Deluxe class figures.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Hot Shot

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Blades

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Rook

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Streetwise

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

First Aid

Together they form...

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

One of my least favourite combiners, in retrospect. Never did like his colour scheme. I'm also not fond of how the police motorocycle Groove is relegated to a smaller Legends class figure that can fit into Defensor's chest. At least if I don't like the light blue I can use the upcoming Decepticon Voyager Cyclonus to form my own damn combiner team.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due
Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Last but not least, we've got a gorgeous bit of odd timing. With collectors just getting over showing off their shiny new Masterpiece Ultra Magnus MP-22 figures imported from Japan, Hasbro goes and does this:

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

That's Leader class Ultra Magnus, $US44.99 worth of trying his damndest to light our darkest hour. He's a complicated bot for a complicated fan base.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Mags here has firing missles, massive weapons and something called a "working vehicle feature", which I am guessing has something to do with this little guy that comes with him.

Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due
Transformer's Most Fearsome Combiner Team Finally Gets Its Due

Ultra Magnus is due out this spring, with an appearance in my living room shortly after.

This is going to be an excellent year for Hasbro Transformer fans. Between the most massive combiner figure ever made, a hot new City Commander in Ultra Magnus and a fan-built combiner team that's yet to be revealed, there are going to be so many wonderful ways to fill our shelves with plastic in 2015.


Comments

    These look really awesome.

    I guess I'll be importing a bunch of Transformers this year. Considering the movie crap is still clogging the shelves here.

    Defensor looks a bit average, but Devastator, Ultra Magnus and Cyclonus are all on my wish list!

    Will definitely be getting that devastator. Honestly dont like the look for the rest which is a shame as Cyclonus never gets enough love

    Oh gawd.. that Defensor.. MUST HAVE EEEEETT!

      Defensor was the only combiner I ever had. And then I lost Streewise. Who the hell is Rook?

    I need Devistator! I have all of his parts from the original, but he's been played with to death so not everything is as together as it should be.

    I'm so impressed with all of them, they look awesome!

    Devistator was my first transformer I got as a kid, I'd love to have this one... But US$150 will probably be $200-$300 locally, which makes it outside my price range

      These sorts of things usually seem to have an introductory offer that makes them a decent price. I remember Big W had both the first Ultimate Bumblebee and the Generations Metroplex for nearly half their "normal" price on release.

      Yeah. I just can't justify spending money on something that will end up sitting under my bed gathering dust. I need to have some kids so I can get them all the crap I want.

        But then you'd need to let them play with it, and all the time you'd be worrying about them messing it up. Is it really worth it?

          Not if you've trained them properly!

          Me and my sister were very good with our toys as kids, the vast majority of breakages came from when we had visitors over.

      Plenty of places that will import into Australia for you and still charge decent prices in AUD. 808toys.com, tfidownunder.com, j2oztoys.com - there are plenty.

    Devastator looks awesome combined. The single bots look less impressive on their own. Defensor looks strange with such wide legs, and a small waist.

    Not really interested in Cyclonus, but that Ultra Magnus is beautiful!

    According to Hasbro, we're supposed to get all the Combiner Wars figs here, so hopefully the retailers don't over order the first waves (like usually happens - and then we end up missing out on subsequent waves because the retailers don't order as many and scalpers get what little stock shows up.)

    But over all, this year is looking great for Transformers!

    Hmm seems as though Scrapper can't move his arms.

    Also, the little fellow with Ultra Magnus is Dominus Ambus who was made in the IDW comic series.

    The original Devestator was very dodgy when in its combined form because was so unstable & just feel apart.
    They got better but I never had all of the bots to form one entirely.

    Would like to see what they do with the Seacons & Predatorcons though.

    I gave in and bought the new Superion (well, 4/5 Superion + 1/5 Menasor) this week. Clearly I must now purchase both of these as well!

    Im going to go and add to the pile of "OMG Devastator!". He will always be my #1.

    Im glad they ditched Groove in favour of Rook. He was just another fine example of inconsistent sizing in the TF universe. How on earth a motorbike, even something large like a Goldwing, could offer a limb to match a helicopter or a van. I have the same problem with Superion, no matter what configuration you have his limbs, he's got that stupid T-Rex "little arms" syndrome. Took Hasbro a few more iterations of gestalt to pick up on this one.

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