Veichle mode: This is the mode the figure is packaged in. His main colouring is a desert, mustard like, sand colour that reminds me a lot of G1 Swindle from the original bruticus gestalt. He also has a lot of black & very dark blue/grey parts on him like where the petrol cap is situated, & his seats & doors are also of a dark colouring. Strongarm has a rollbar showing in this mode that is a light sand colour & it goes very well with the other desert colour. There is silver on the front bumper & metalic blue is used on several pieces to bring out detail. I also liked the fact that they used a clear red plastic for his windshield. It looks so much better after time as it does not fade like clear plastic does.
Transformation: Transformation is pretty simple. Remove all Energon parts, Bring the arms around, spin the front of the car around from the back of the seats, and pull the front around to create the legs. Then, pull the legs apart, pull the rollbar down & twist the head around 180 degrees.
Robot mode: This is quite a cool looking bot. he may be a small Omnicon. But he looks tough. The back of the car is now his shoulders & the front has become his legs. More of the light sandy colour now shows due to his lower arms & his pelvis section. His spark can now be seen a lot better now too, as it becomes more obvious as to what it is. Strongarm also has red now added into the coloursceme a bit more. He now has red on his upper arms, forehead, 2 tiny headlight looking details & of coarse his Autobot insignia.
Energon weapons: I like Strongarm's weapons. It shows that he is meant to be a strong, but a small character. His weapons are very versatile too. He can use them as an axe, a cannon, a shield, a close combat weapons. HECK! He can even use the main part as a fishing rod.(LOL).
I could definitely see this guy coming in handy in a heated battle on my room floor.
Overall outlook: This (for just an Omnicon), is what a TF should be. Poseable, have 2 descent modes, and at such a descent price point. What more could you really ask for? More poseable then any of the other first wave basics. This figure is definately worth the money.
|Date||July 1st 2004|
|Score||(9 out of 10)|