Micro size has the power to surprise! Capture the intrigue in a world of incredible dimensions! Commissioned by the Powermaster, these specially-trained combat patrols use their miniature size to infiltrate enemy lines. Blast into battle with Micromasters!
Autobot: Off Road Patrol
Function: Covert Activities
"Don't follow orders, follow instincts."
This quartet has an independence streak that runs as long as the Appalachian Trail. Experts at covert operations. Always work well together in any combat situation. Specialize in going where no one's ever gone and doing what no one's ever done. Continually caught up in some sort of enemy intrigue. Autobot Command trusts them to come up with brilliant counter-measures to be sprung on the Decepticons.
Teamwork: Cooperation: Strength: Endurance:
Speed: Intelligence: Courage: Skill:
Powertrain: "If I can't go through it, I go over it."
Primarily orange and blue, Powertrain is a tractor cab. His smokestack and front grill are painted light gray while his windows are black. The longest and tallest vehicle in this patrol, he measures 2 5/16” long, 1 ½” high and 7/8” wide. Although he appears to have six wheels, he only has four working ones. The middle set are molded on. Like all Micromasters, his transformation is simple due to his size. Turn the blue section above the rear wheels down, swing the cab 180 degrees and position the arms to your liking.
Standing at 2 ¼”, Powertrain possesses only shoulder and hip articulation. Even those are limited since his legs are connected at the feet, thus preventing independent motion. His feet, head, and torso are blue with white highlights in the face and chest panel. His arms are orange and legs black.
Mudslinger: "No road is too rough, no foe too tough."
Mudslinger is a 4x4 with black wheels and gray painted windows. He measures 1 ½” long, 1” high and 1 ¼” wide. Swinging the front of the truck out and down and raising the robot head from the back of the truck transforms him into robot mode.
As a robot, Mudslinger has the typical Micromaster articulation points: shoulders, hips, and knees. His head and lower legs are blue with light gray highlights painted on his face and windows. His torso and upper legs are orange. The four vents on his chest that form a half circle are painted gray to give him a little more color.
Highjump: "Keep it down and dirty."
At 1 5/8” long, 1” tall, and ¾” high, Highjump is the smallest member of the Off Road Patrol. He’s primarily dark gray with light gray windows. His secondary color, red, shows through at the top of the rear section in vehicle mode. To transform, pull the rear section out, flip the hood back and swing the doors down. The rear wheels are on a hinge that enables the rear of the vehicle to transform better. This feature is not mentioned in the instructions.
Highjump is 2” tall in robot mode. While he does possess the usual points of articulation, his arms are limited in their movement since they do not pull out at all. He is still mostly dark and light gray only he now has red for his upper legs and head. His face is painted white.
Tote: "A rolling Autobot gathers the most Decepticons."
Tote is what I like to call the Micromaster Ironhide. In vehicle mode, it looks as though Ironhide was washed in hot water. Tote is a red mini-van with black painted windows. Pull out the front and read of the van. Swing the front down and the rear up. Now Tote is ready for battle.
While he looks like Ironhide in vehicle mode, Tote bears little resemblance to the older Autobot in robot mode. He is mostly red with dark gray for his head and torso. His face and a small section of his chest are painted white as well.
This patrol is a nice one, though it wouldn’t be my first pick out of what’s available. The best of the lot is Tote. He looks the best in both modes. Highjump really has no functional arms. Powertrain looks like a goon the way his arms are positioned above his head. Mudslinger is okay, just not very exciting. Still, the Off Road Patrol is a nice way to bolster your Autobot forces and you won’t spend an entire paycheck doing so.
|Date||July 6th 2002|
|Score||(7 out of 10)|