I didn’t make it to Comic-Con 2015, but there was no way the show was going to pass without taking a pass at some of Hasbro’s Transformers exclusives, including the return of the original Decepticon combiner terror, Devastator.
Remakes are supposed to be worse than the originals, right? Isn’t that the general rule of thumb that Hollywood has taught us? So how on earth did Hasbro’s new Combiner Wars Titan Class Devastator set actually turn out to be better than the original version many of us lusted over as kids?
First revealed at Toy Fair earlier this year, you unfortunately can’t actually buy Hasbro’s gigantic new Transformers Constructicons set yet. But there’s already a special edition version being teased for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
When the Transformers finally reached North America back in the '80s, Devastator was the first set where multiple robots could join forces to assemble into an even larger figure. Except Devastator was never really that big, and while kids most didn't care, it was a minor complaint that Hasbro has finally addressed…
If Revenge of The Fallen's Devastator looks more like CGI trickery than a convincing combination of construction vehicles, perhaps this piece of concept art showing what goes where will explain the thinking behind the even-more-giant Transformer. [Seibertron.com]
The rumors seem to have been true, if this toy of Devastator - the giant Transformer formed by multiple other Transformers - is anything to go by; expect Transformers 2 to offer larger carnage.