Review by Ender10000
Scraper is Generation toys take on the classic Constructicon, Scrapper.
Devastator is one of the first Transformers I owned as a kid and has always been one of my favorite characters, so I was very excited to get Generation Toys first offering in their Constructicon lineup.
Scraper comes boxed in a very high quality, heavy weight cardboard box with glossy print sleeve. The interior is custom cut foam that does an excellent job of protecting the figure. The whole thing feels very high quality, and the artwork on the sleeve is top notch.
Inside the box you will find Scraper in his alt mode, nestled in his foam cocoon along with a glossy 15x17 poster of the completed Gravity Builder gestalt.
Scale wise, Scraper fits in somewhere between Voyager and MP scale. He stands almost exactly 7 inches tall from toe to head in robot mode and 8 inches long from scoop to rear bumper in alt mode. Paint apps are sparse, but very clean and do a good job of breaking up the green and purple plastic.
In robot mode, Scraper has decent articulation throughout, the only area that gave me any trouble was his shoulders, where the wheels bump into his head which was a minor annoyance. Range of motion in his legs is great. He can pull off some nice wide stances and can even kneel. The skirt armor likes to move around on it’s own and get in the way from time to time. The chest sports a large, rather conspicuous flat areas where a repro label can be applied.
The shoulder and hip joints are ratcheted and sturdy, however, the hips on mine are loose in between each ratchet click and have about an 1/8th of an inch of play. This gives the hips kind of a loose feeling, although he is never in any danger of falling over due to the ratchets. Not a big deal, but again, another minor annoyance.
Scraper only comes with one weapon, his blaster. He can only hold the bottom half of the handle due to the bulk of his forearms, but it’s a solid grip. In alt mode, the blaster stores on the bottom and forms the exhaust pipe.
Speaking of alt modes, I don’t think I have ever seen a better looking alt mode on a transformer. Whereas the robot mode is solid, but with a few minor annoyances, Scrapers front end loader form is pure hand candy. He has an enormous amount of detail, ladders, railing, clear plastic windows, hard rubber tires with tread, ect. All of that comes together with very little kibble to make for a toy that is a joy to hold.
The transformation sequence is simple, but enjoyable and the directions make the process easy. Everything pegs together very sold in alt mode, nothing loose or hanging. All 4 tires rest evenly on the ground and he rolls very easily without anything scraping the ground. Additionally, the paint apps are a little more visible in alt mode. The bucket arm is articulated in 4 spots with the joint that meets the body being ratcheted. The only real complaint I have with the alt mode is the cavity behind the cab where the combiner port can be seen.
Small issues aside, Scraper is a very solid first offering into the Gravity Builder line. Hopefully Generation toy will learn from the few small annoyances in Scraper and apply that knowledge to the rest of the line.
|Posted 15 November, 2015 - 16:52 by Ender10000|