Transformers HFTD Scout Brimstone
Name: Brimstone (Decepticon)
Series: Transformers Hunt for the Decepticons (HFTD) (Scout class)
Price: Rs 325
Note: Brimstone was the silent volunteer for testing different light sources for photography and that shows in the photos that follow. Apologies in advance if you find that visually jarring!
Brimstone has probably the neatest looking alt and bike mode I’ve seen. The only ‘give away’ is the oval head at the rear, but that’s pretty minor compared to the rest of the details on the bike. The wheel and handle bars don’t turn. There’s a functional kickstand that helps him… well… stand. And finally, thanks to the transformation, Brimstone’s handlebars and front wheels come with a ‘variable angle’ feature, namely, you can minorly alter the wheelbase / ground clearance by moving the front wheel forks forward (upwards) or back (downwards)
Brimstone has a badass looking bot mode… sure he’s skinny, but he’s a bike and its so much better not having panels all over his body like other cars scouts. He has decent legs that help him stand quite easily and has decent articulation to pull off some good action poses. The only downer in my opinion is his weird hands (which do look like buzz saws) which might not appeal to fists / normal hands fans. Oh yeah, there’s a small black part that can be flipped out in the bot mode from under the mud guard from the front wheel which does not seem to serve any purpose other than ‘another thing to move and add to the transformation.
Of the three scouts I have, Brimstone scores with a good bot mode and alt mode, though he does spends most of his time in his alt mode.