ROTF Brawn Review

Brawn as far from my child hood memory is 1 of those Autobots that I would not pay any attention to it due to its association of weak and small bot.

Brawn package front
Brawn package back with obligatory biodata

However the rendition of Brawn in ROTF styled robot had made my jaw dropped all thanks to my friend TCracker.

The robot mode is the reason that I sought to get this Autobot, we will explore the reason later. The package comes with the toy, transformation sheet and catalog of transformers toys.

Transformation instructions
Promotional materials

Continuing with Brawn. Out of the box, it is in Alternate mode.

Brawn as movie toy looks cool

In its Alt Mode Brawn is just a normal looking military 4WD truck with a minigun mounted on its roof. All the wheels is workable but it is made from plastics.

Brawn alternative mode, 4WD front view

Too bad the doors as well as the windows of Brawn in truck mode is not functional. But the details of the truck is unmistakably beautiful.

Brawn alternative mode, 4WD back view

Unfortunately, the head and chest of Brawn can be seen from the bottom of the Alt Mode.

Kibble for the vehicle is bad, bottom of the 4WD shows head and body

For transformation wise, like most figures of ROTF toyline even in Deluxe Class, the transformation can be considered as complicated compared to G1 Transformers. Due to the complexity of the transformation it seems that future toys are more worth the buck paid for its high tech design. As a summary, the bonnet of the alternate mode is its legs and feets, the back of the truck is its arms, and the middle part is the body of the robot.

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Once the transformation complete, ROTF Brawn looks very beefy at the top, with big and long arms.

Transformation Step Complete

One of the complain discovered during the transformation is, the ball joint of the legs connecting to the body is loose. The joint pop out from the ball a few times during transformation. With the heavy top, it is quite a feat to strike a pose with ROTF Brawn.

In term of sculpt and details, it is amazing for this Deluxe Class transformers figure.

Brawn side view
Brawn backview, looks like cloak and guns

The next thing that worth mentioning is deployment of the main cannon to make Brawn looks like those highly stylized Japanese Mecha. Lets have a closer looks to the robot mode.

Front view of head and chest of Brawn
Side view of head and chest of Brawn
Brawn legs details

On to review of deployment of the main cannon.

Deploying main gun, folded
Step 2 of deploying main gun
Deployment of gun completed

Once the canon is deployed, twist the root of the cannon which is attached to the back of Brawn the the left or right to make it a shoulder cannon. The only gripe is the cannon unable to be detached.

Brawn all ready for action

Now on towards the twin blaster of ROTF Brawn.

Brawn pistols, details are not left out
Brawn’s twin blasters

Next, articulation wise will leave the pictures to do justice for it. Just a note that the ball joints connecting the pelvic part and the legs is loose even for a new figure.

Articulation is limited and floppy joints are not helping for the posing

Some random strike a pose before closing.

Another gunfu

As a conclusion, ROTF is not without flaw such as kibble at the bottom view of the Alternate mode as well as poor loose joint to support heavy top robot mode.

The detailed as well as Japanese mecha similarity is ROTF Brawn’s charming point for collectors.

Until the next post. Thanks for reading and visiting my site. 😀

*Note : Finally able to squeeze time to update the blog. Do not worry as I will not abandon this blog. Also no cropping or white balancing. Just resizing and add water mark to the pictures to this post.

Brawn ready for a dance

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