Va'al wrote:...and actually looks better in my opinion!
Ruination may be the better choice between the two after all..
Agreed. Vortex and Blast Off are slimmer as legs than Swindle and Brawl and so they look better attached to the thin thighs of Onslaught.
I'll admit this set appears better than I thought it would. The individual Combaticons aren't too bad. I don't think they make a good Combaticon team but they're pretty good purely from a figure stand point.
As far as Bruticus goes; he's not terrible and is easily the best official combiner in a long time, but I have no desire for him. He's too much of a stretched, dangly mess. Two hip joints on each leg and the gorilla arms three metres from the body are complete turn-offs. I doff my cap to Hasbro for allowing any limb to be used in any position, (especially with the two hands or thumbs business) but all the hands are generally kind of poor. Also weird how three of the limbs have bright purple connectors but only Vortex gets black.
Would have loved a size comparison with any of the 3rd party combiners, but thanks for posting your review Optibotimus
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