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Scalpel - Movie - Figure


So far, the scout class figures have not been featured in the movie. Now, we finally get to look at a scout who WAS in the recent film. This review will focus on Scalpel, the Decepticon medic/Frankenstein


Scalpel has a massive database of anatomical data for millions of creatures across the universe. He can disassemble anything that doesn't struggle too much in a matter of minutes, and usually put it back together with only a few parts in the wrong place. He serves as medic to the Decepticon army, but most Decepticons prefer to suffer in silence rather than allow Scalpel to work on them/p>


Robot Mode


It's no wonder Decepticons stay away from this medic. With 5 insectoid legs and two barely usable arms, it's a wonder he can get anything done. The legs are PVC gray with purple on the tips. The body is mostly white with black at the abdomen and various purple accents. The head is mostly two huge red eyes with clear piping.

Tragically, this is another example of a movie concept not working on a figure. The legs never look right and have a hard time supporting the figure. The little arms love popping off their ball joint. The stalk where his upper body sits always seems a bit too high. While the rest is forgivable, the legs ruin any chance of decent poseability.


Knees:Ball joint, 90 degree inward bend and unlimited lower leg rotation
Hips:Ball joint, 90 degree inward bend, 45 degree spread and unlimited upper leg rotation
Shoudlers:Guarded ball joint, unlimited rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 270 degree bend
Head:Pin hinge, 60 degree tilt

The arms are too small to do anything with and constantly pop off the ball joint. The legs are, for lack of any better term, unusable.

Robot Mode Specs

Supplied accessories:N/A


Peel the upper body back. Lift up the 2 side panels. Fold the arms up into themselves, rotate them around 180 degrees, then fold them underneath the body. Remember, these ball joints love popping off so take your time. Fold in Scalpel's antenna. Rotate the side panels 180 degrees, then fold them together to conceal his head. Fold the body so that it sits above the round panel with the Decepticon insignia. Rotate the legs to a position where the hooks on the upper legs face out, as well as the tips of the lower legs. Slide the left leg assembly back. One at a time, fold up the legs into the base. Close all the panels to finish.

Alt Mode

In alt form, Scalpel becomes a tabletop microscope. The white and black coloration remain, as well as some glimpse of the purple. Most of the important details are here, including the focusing knobs and the clasps for the microscope slides.

There is about 2" of slide on the height so that you can "zoom in" on the subject matter. It's a nice alt mode, but is mostly useless since the viewer doesn't work.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 1.75in/44.5mm
Scale Ratio:N/A


Robot Mode: Could have been decent, but bad leg setup ruins itP
Alt Mode:Detailed microscope mode, but only for show
Overall:If you were wanting this for the robot form, you might think again



DateJuly 6th 2009  
Score 6 stars (6 out of 10)  
LinkScalpel via Movie Database  

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11:45 pm

They call him "the Doctor" in the movie. I think that name fits him better. And yeah, this is one of the the FEW basics i will be getting. I also like the look of the red bull Prime/Magnus guy. Hes even got Primes windows and chest. Looking forward to Mudflap and Skids reviews.  
formerly nortagem
8:06 pm

Now that we've finally got the transformation down...I know scale is not the most important thing to Hasbro, but I think Scalpel would have been better sized, in comparison to the other ROTF figures.  
6:24 pm

Yeah. I had mine mistransformed for a few days until I saw peaugh's review. The instructions were pretty worthless. Ultimately, I love the figure. I wish you mentioned the fact his glasses/goggles are removable. I think it's kind of a big deal, as he's the only Scout figure to have any... read more 
5:10 pm

i'll still get him 
10:50 am

that last statement was too funny 
6:08 am

I wonder... If they had a transforming piece of  
5:39 am

So wouldn't it be the responsible thing to replace the original images of the figure with the correctly transformed ones that have been provided here? Can some of you guys provide the complete set? Sorry, it's not like Hasbro is hurting, especially with their cuts from the a$$rapi... read more 
Erroneous Major
4:46 am

Wow, that figure looks really hawt when properly transformed & the arms no longer look ridiculously stubby. I'd have to say I like the alt. mode as well, despite being non-functional (still trying to get my G1 Soundwave to play my mixtapes) it just gives off the vipe of what it's suppo... read more 
4:42 am

I'm starting to think I got a faulty figure 
formerly nortagem
4:40 am

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