Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss
Devastator Week! Day 5: Scavenger, Then And Now
RAC - Friday, July 17, 2015

Devastator Week marches on with Scavenger! The right arm of Devastator has some serious self-esteem issues that he overcompensates for mightily. But if there's ground, he can tell you what resources are in it, and where. Also he killed Prowl. Read on!

Transformers Devastator Week!

G1: The Toy

Source: TFWiki

"Everything is worth something, even me."

Desperately tries to prove his worth to comrades by trying to find things of value -- whether by digging up a hillside or a backyard. Only tolerated because of ability to use shovel's magnetic, ionic, electrical, gas sensors to detect presence of fuels, metals, etc. As right arm module, combines with fellow Constructicons to form giant robot "Devastator".

Scavenger is an excavator, complete with rotating base and articulated shovel arm. As a robot, his proportions are wonky, and typically Combiner Wonky - long torso, short arms, etc. You know how it goes. In addition to his handgun, he comes with Devastator's right forearm block, which can double as a drill missile launcher for Attack Shovel mode. The weird tab on Scavenger's chest plugs into Hook to connect Devastator's arm, and is a much more secure connector than Bonecrusher's. Though a chrome-on-chrome connection is kind of variable still, and I've handled some that were too tight or too loose with not-great results either way.

G1: The Cartoon

Source: Transformers Kiev

Scavenger's head remains mostly unchanged from the toy (though if anything it got more square), and the character model otherwise takes the shapes of the toy robot and shakes out all the Combiner Wonky. The larger arms with lower shoulders and elimination of the transformation mechanisms around his hips work most of the magic. Though the changing of the green blocks on the side of his hips to purple is helpful too. The silver Devastator arm connector part of his chest is oddly less flat than the real one in his character model, but ease of animation put it back where it belongs in practice.

Scavenger's first shining moment is the time in "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 1" where he missed the call to form Devastator and left the other five Constructicons to battle the Dinobots one-armed and left-handed. But ultimately he made up for it by one-shotting Prowl in The Transformers: The Movie's first of many notably gruesome(for a kids' cartoon) deaths.

Scavenger Joins The Combiner Wars

Source: TFWiki

Scavenger's Combiner Wars body takes the proportions of the animation model and the detailing of the original toy and - along with recessing some of the transformation mechanisms to stave off the Wonky - provides us with a pretty nice blend of G1 influences in a nice, modern design. He also gains elbows and knees in the process - that has to help a bot's self-image! As with Bonecrusher, Devastator's forearm converts to a missile pod for Scavenger to use as a hand weapon.

While the SDCC version does add some extra deco, particularly to Vehicle Mode, Scavenger's probably the best-decorated of the Titan-class Constructicons. He's also devoid of vacuum-metalized parts to not match the purple plastic, so he really does have an edge against many of the other Constructicons in terms of looks. Like Bonecrusher, he also gains some gunmetal paint on the central block that the treads wrap around, which looks really nice.

Unite Warriors Scavenger gets his Prowl-killin' pistol back, but in exchange loses some paint applications to bring him in line with UW04's more animation-oriented aesthetic. No serious structural changes, but as reportedly the strongest figure of the set on his own merits, he likely didn't need any.

We're in Devastator Week for the Long Haul, and next time we'll prove it!

TFormers Member Comments

NO COMMENTS YET - Start the Coversation by Posting Yours Now!

     (Membership Required)

More Generations News
To follow up on what we previously reported, More Than Meets The Eye artist Alex Milne returns to James Roberts' story, now known as Lost Light, with this week's issue, #13! Alex has shared his redesign for MTMTE cast member Red Alert, and it - and the explanation for the redesign - can be seen after the jump!
Earlier tonight we shared with you some photos of an apparently early-release copy of Rodimus Unicronus, the new addition to Power of The Primes Leader class wave 2. But there's a bit of a discrepancy with it, as highlighted for us on Twitter by Barricade64. The official images we've seen of the toy since it was revealed have featured aspects of its deco and the slight remolding of the Rodimus Prime head that point to an intentional nod at the Shattered Glass continuity that was a recurring staple of Fun Publications' time producing licensed material for the brand. It seems that isn't quite so much the case anymore. Keep reading!

Amazon Japan has posted stock photos for the majority of the June and July assortments of TakaraTomy's Power of The Primes releases. Firstly, this crushes a lot of last-gasp hopes from the fan community as we find that the Dinobots aren't being redirected to a revived Unite Warriors (instead being the majority of June's individual releases), and no Masterforce-based redeco of Darkwing and Dreadwind is forthcoming. We do get really good looks at a lot of what we're getting as wave 2, including our best look yet at the Alchemist Prime/Submarauder Prime Master. We've mirrored all the images below, click through to have a look!
Thanks to Justin geier who gave us the heads up on the in-hand images posted on Ebay of the Rodimus Unicronus In-Hand Images Power of The Primes Leader Class figure. This first wave of figures is barely out and we're already seeing the repaint hitting the shelves in Wichita, Kansas? Read on to see the in-hand images of Rodimus Unicronus below.
Click here to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 1/17/2017!

Optimus Prime Issue 15
Generations IDW Comic Book
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Transformers Vs. Visionaries #1
Generations IDW Comic Book
Lost Light Issue #12
Generations IDW Comic Book

New Rescue Bots Toys Leaked - Rescue Dinobot Optimus Primal & Dinobot Mini-Cons

Lost Light #13 - Alex Milne's Redesign For Red Alert

First Looks at Wizards of the Coast Transformers G1 Trading Card Game!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Action Figures
Star Wars
© 2018 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].