Everyone is aware by now how most fans feel about the Constructicon's treatment in the ROTF movie. However, there may be redemption down the road via the Power Core Combiner lineup. We get a sneak peek of sorts with Sledge, a 2pk commander with a construction vehicle alt mode. Will it offer hope or more disappointment? Hopefully this review
will aid in an answer.
I finally found him at Kohls of all places. He was the only one, but they did have an Icepick, SA Sideswipe and the rest of that wave. SA Sideswipe is solid, but this thing is akward. The review covered that pretty good though. The reason his drill thing doesn't work could be the result of having two of the same arms. My little minicon has two left arms so he won't peg correctly.
He's here at all the stores with all the other PCC's
Sledge. Another one i havent even seen. I only seen the enivitable everywhere you look, wave 1, then Mudslinger (2 of them, bought one), Double Clutch (same as Mudslng), and Ice Pick and Leadfoot (one each, bought both. Icepick's heads were not able to connect to the body due to having too small connection parts :( so i had to return him. But at least i kept the minicon :tfevil ) I would like to see wave 2 and up of Generations, and HFTD in ANY other store then Walgreens where they jack you $16 a figure! >:(-
Anybody remember Marvel Comics' Starriors? This guy's drill/saw chest weapons are (probably unintentional) homages to Crank and Cut-up, both of whom were on the "construction crew" half of the conflict.
A mean-looking Constructicon...not much more to say. I agree with others about the minicon...perhaps repainting the purple to silver matching Sledge's saw blade will do the trick? I've also gotta black out those nasty blue 'connectors'...yep, still bitchin' about those... :deadhorse
Sledge will be interesting to see with the 5-pack PCC Constucticons!
I like Sledge and his minicon and I don't care for the whole minicon thing. I've seen this type of equipment when they are repairing long stretches of Highway in Illinois. May not look "exactly" like this, but it had a big saw on it with the back hoe. I think the minicon could have been a better color than Purple.
I don't think you mentioned this in the review, but the undersides of the arms have 5mm peg holes, so you can plug Throttler's head into either of those holes so Sledge can wield his weapon form in his "hands" and go all Gurren Lagann on some Autobots.
I like Sledge. Seeing a new Constructicon-like Transformer that actually has a good robot made buying Sledge an easy decision. After the RID Landfill set, the cheap Energon Consructicons and the horrible movie Constructicons, Sledge is more than welcomed.
I like this guy a lot, and agree that the 2-pack leaders are better than the 5's. I love Sledge's multi-machine alt mode, and the way the treads bedn outward at the knees automatically. Not too crazy about the dual-face thing. Great fig overall.
This is actually probably one of my favorites of the line. I'm sorry to say, but thus far, each five pack's leader has been an utter dissapointment for the most part(Though Bombshock, the only complaint I have is the robot mode. It's not the nicest, but I love the combiner mode's look, and the vehicle form is pretty cool.). The two packs have seem to always been the gems of the line int erms of how they look as robot, vehicle(Granted, Sledge's Vehicle mode is odd.. But as people pointed out, it's rather nifty as well, regardlesss.), and commander mode. It's why I'm actually looking forward to the Destrons(But not the Protectabots before I see them in a store. For now, the color scheme is just too gharish for me.) The other thing with the two packs is that they seem FAR FAR FAR FAR less prone to quality control issues than the five pack combiners(Outside of Bombshock there's been some serious issues on that end. The plane and Mudslinger have shodddy QC, and well.. Double Clutch you need to freaking modify to get to work. Good job there Hasbro, awesome work.). I'll admit as well, I like Sledge's Minicon. Mine holds over well and I thought it was neat really, and it isn't the worst. I hold that to the Helicopter one's minicon that seems to have a mostly arbitrary alternate mode.
That said... Moar drones please. Good ones. I like Mudslingers drones were the best set, followed by Bombshocks. Then likely the Rallybots, and followed behind the mess that is the Aerial bots.