I promised to post the picture of ‘Constructicon Devastator’, the powerful ‘4-in-1’ Decepticon robot in my previous posting. Well, here there are – Pictures of the mighty robot in his one and only shape. Unlike the other Transformers, he cannot be transformed to vehicle mode. So you can only see him as a robot only. In the Kre-O Destruction Site Devastator, he was made by four Constructicons (Scrapper, Hightower, Drill Bit and Scavanger).
The difference in Kre-O toys version is that you need to tear down all the Constructicons and use the bricks and assemble one by one to make Constructicon Devastator. Tough job, don’t you think? My kid has been playing with Kre-O for quite some time now. So, it only took him less than an hour to do that. Not sure how long I would take though – perhaps forever or never? 😉
In this posting, I would like to touch a bit on the background of Constructicon Devastator. I didn’t mention much in my article: Hasbro’s Kre-O Destruction Site Devastator: Better Than LEGO? right? Well, there are many version of Constructicon Devastator that you can read on the internet. Its origin however, can be traced to the Constructicons in Marvel Comics’ Transformers series in 1984 (The first generation of Constructicon Devastator i.e Generation 1). According to information printed in the Marvel U.K. Transformers comic book, Devastator is about 100 feet tall. The notes for the 1984 animated series place him much shorter though, being only 48 feet tall. Hmmm…!
Nonetheless, it is important to note that Devastator can be really devastating. This fearless Decepticon is an immensely powerful warrior, and no Autobot wish to face him. So, the Autobots, intrigued by Devastator’s unique combining power, attempted to replicate it with the construction of Omega Supreme. However, Omega was composed of only three (non-sentient) components, unlike the six Constructicons that made up Devastator. Not good enough meh?
I mentioned that there are six Constructicons that made up the Devastator. Before that I said four right? Sounds confusing? Ok, let’s set it straight here. I’m still talking about the origin or Generation 1. The six are Scrapper (Leader), Hook, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster and Scavenger. He then goes from being a six-robot combiner to a five-bot one. Hook and Mixmaster being replaced by Hightower.
However, if you purchase the Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator , you will only find 4 Decepticon warriors. Well, like I said, there are many versions of Constructicon Devastator. Let’s see some of them. You can check out Wiki to find some infos. In fact, Wiki has listed several of them (The Toys version):
- Generation 1 Combiner Devastator (1985) – The combined form of the six Constructicons. Based on Diaclone toys.
- Generation 1 Action Master Devastator with Scorpulator (1990) – A non-transforming toy with a Targetmaster partner.
- Generation 2 Yellow Devastator (1993) – Redecos of the original toys in yellow for Generation 2.
- Generation 2 Orange Devastator (1993) – Redecos of the original toys in orange for Generation 2.
- Classics Constructicon Devastator (2007) – A Walmart store exclusive gift set. A redeco of Energon Constructicon Maximus with the familiar green and purple G1 colors
Now let’s get back to the Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator set. It was released by Kre-O in 2012 under licence given by Hasbro. Read again the previous posting HERE. In Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator set there are four robots namely Scrapper, Drill Bit, Scavenger and Hightower, each of whom can be rebuilt from construction vehicles into robots, or combined into the super robot Devastator.
Devastator takes cues from both his Generation 1 and Revenge of the Fallen incarnations. The set also contains a buildable “construction site” play environment. Devastator’s larger head is based on Devastator (G1), but the colour scheme owes more to Devastator (ROTF). The Devastator Kreon’s head uses Starscream‘s helmet (See the picture below).
I only took few pictures on Constructicon Devastator. The reason is because I’m not satisfied with the background image. 😀 I was thinking into putting the Constructicon Devastator on the red clay area like in a construction site or something like that but it was raining that day. So, I had to settle for the robot posing on a concrete. I hope to post more on Kre-O Transformers in the future. These robot are absolutely a joy to play. Even for an old man like me.. Ha ha…
– Kre-O’s Super Robot Constructicon Devastator