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Demolishor & Black-Out - Armada - Figures

In an age where trilingual packaging has relegated the much coveted tech specs to online-only status, poor Demolishor is without even that (at least as of this writing). Hopefully, he won’t be personality-less for long.

And apparently Hasbro noticed the lack of tech specs since they were made available online a day after I wrote this review.

Tech Specs
Decepticon: Demolishor

"As you command."

Demolishor fights ferociously in every battle to which he's sent, regardless of the odds. If Megatron tells him to do something, he does it without hesitation. To Demolishor, a leader must always be obeyed at any cost. Megatron values the unswerving loyalty of his best soldier, but abandons him, when necessary, to save his own life. Demolishor has never resented any of these betrayals. But will there come a day when Demolishor questions the orders of his leader?

Strength: 8.0 Intelligence: 5.0 Speed: 6.0 Endurance: 6.0
Rank: 7.0 Courage: 8.0 Fireblast: 8.0 Skill: 7.0

Vehicle Mode
Demolishor is a tank, for all intents and purposes. He is a treaded vehicle with dual missile launches on either side of his mid-section. Above each missile pod is another pod housing five guns. The midsection can rotate 360 degrees. He is primarily a drab gray-brown with red for the driver’s section and black and gray highlights throughout. There is also a Decepticon insignia molded into the front left side of the turret.

The front of the vehicle is hollowed out to accommodate Black-Out in vehicle mode. Insert the Minicon there and when the button in the back is pressed, Black-Out propels forward a good distance. Additionally, placing a Minicon on Demolishor’s left missile pod Powerlinx with pop the dark gray section of the pod out slightly. Move the Minicon back and the missiles launch. Sadly, this feature is not repeated for the right missile pod. A seat at the rear of the vehicle flips out and Black-Out is able to sit there in robot mode to give Demolishor some extra firepower.

Base Mode
Keep the seat out, rotate the turret 180 degrees and flip out the rear treads to form the base legs. It makes Demolishor into more a stationary cannon than an attack base. Still, it’s a nice added feature for the Minicons.

Transformation
Starting from vehicle mode, flip the treads out and back and pivot the outermost section down. Bring the front and rear sections of the treads down and together to form the legs. Pivot the hips downward to bring the legs closer together. Turn the turret and seat section 180 degrees and pull on the missile pods to separate the middle. Flip up the robot head, swing the gun pods down and position the missiles to point upwards.

Robot Mode
Standing at 6” (or just less than 8” at the top of his missiles), Demolishor is someone you definitely don’t want to shake hands with. The color scheme is no different though there is more of the gray-brown showing now, primarily on his legs and in the center of his chest. He rotates at the shoulders, and hips and can bend his knees and elbows. This doesn’t leave room for a variety of poses. But, when you look like a living weapon, I suppose that can be excused.

There are no new Powerlinx (or otherwise) gimmicks in robot mode. Although he does have four total connector points that can store Minicons. The seat is also still operational as well. And while some may say that Demolishor looks like a pirate due to his sneer and right optic sensor being larger and patch-like in appearance, I’m afraid I don’t see it.

Black-Out
I’m not entirely sure what Black-Out is supposed to be. He resembles a personnel carrier with large guns on either side of him. These cannons can be pivoted so that they are on top of the vehicle and there is a radar dish that can be positioned as well. If you position the arms at the side of the vehicle, simply flip out the wheel sections and you’re done transforming Black-Out. He’s primarily red with some orange and gray-brown highlights in both modes.

Overall
If you like weapons of mass-destruction, get Demolishor. He has a lot of play value and looks great in both modes. And if you like pirates, you can always have him commandeer one of the LEGO pirate ships for even more fun.



ReviewerViceGripX  
DateJuly 29th 2002  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads5581
LinkDemolishor @ Transformers.com  


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