- Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
I have the Takara G2 Battle Convoy reissue, and all will agree that he was the best G2 had to offer (next to G2 Dreadwing).
His transformation is simple enough, just split the cab front to form the shoulders, extent the back and flip out the feet, open the grill on his chest and put his head in place. Nothing to it, in fact, that transformation was largely copied for Armada Prime.
Toys his size (The cab is about the size of an Ultra) never use ball joints. Instead, his legs are ratcheted ("click" joints) and the arms swivel in three places, and two are at the elbow. Plus, his waist turns, though it took some doing on mine. In short, he's got some real movement going on.
If you're wondering which version to go for, go for RiD Scourge as he looks evil in his black and teal. The only downside is that he doesn't have electronics like the original, but the chromed trailer makes up for that imo.
If you have the cash and patience, you should hunt down the TRF-13-S Battle Convoy reissue which has some improvements over the original, like chromed trailer and body, and new chest and shoulder stickers. The stickers saying "Optimus Prime" (which most fans aren't a fan of to say the least) are still provided as they're optional.
Top 5 Priorities:
1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) BW II VS-18 Powerhug vs. Autocrusher
3) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
4) RiD Landfill (regular, not the yellow)
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)
Also looking for Arms Microns, especially Shadow (Gora & R.A.), Hellflame and Shining (O.P. and R.A.).Preparing to move to the US!
- JelZe GoldRabbit =:3