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First/Last Comic Appearance (US) - Issue 1, September 1984 / Issue 50, March 1989
First/Last Comic Appearance (UK) - Issue 13, March 9th 1985 / Issue 257, February 17th 1990
First/Last Cartoon Appearance - Episode 1 (Season 1 #1), September 17th 1984 / The Transformers: The Movie, August 8th 1986
First Toy Appearance - 1984
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Manufacturer - iGear
Toyline - Mini Warriors
- Added an Autobot symbol to the chest
- Added an Autobot symbol to the bonnet
- Added various Reprolabels
Brawn was hard as nails, until he inexplicably died like a massive wimp in the animated Movie. Despite this, he really deserves a good figure, but until he has one, there is a plethora of choice to fill the angry wee robot's shoes. I have bought various figures to represent him, and now I will see if the iGear version is the best of an underwhelming bunch...
Appearance (Robot Mode) 5/10
Much like their Cosmos figure, iGear upscaled an existing mould because
Appearance (Alternate Mode) 6/10
The alternate mode looks quite nice but looks and feels very cheap in hand, again due to the fact it was lazily upscaled. The tyres are nicely sculpted albeit somewhat sparse.
Brawn actually has a nice transformation sequence. The doors slide up and then the sides of the vehicle are pulled out and folded back on themselves to form the legs. The waist is twisted 180 degrees and the arms pull out from the recesses either side of the torso.
Brawn has some tight balljoints, but nothing as bad as Cosmos, besides his head balljoint, which alternates between immensely tight and super-loose at the drop of a hat. I haven't figured out why. His head is hard to move anyway because of the cavity it sits in. He has balljointed shoulders, hips, elbows and knees. His waist swivels. His knee joints are very far up on the leg, although not as bad as RID Ultra Magnus. He has some balance issues due to the tabs which form his 'heels'.
Intermittently tight and loose balljoints, rubbish, streaky grey plastic and the fact that my figure was dirty out of the box all suggest to me that quality is not at the forefront of iGear's mind. Seaspray was loads better.
Overall - 31/50
This is another crap figure from the iGear stable. I just hope that the remaining 'Mini Warriors' are actually delivered in the scale they were designed for. I'm OK with larger figures if the quality has been upped along with the scale. Unfortunately this is the most representative figure of Brawn by some distance. If something else comes along which is a bit nicer, I will chuck this piece of junk in the bin where it belongs.