I have a clip from revenge of the fallen where the Devastator forms and have been analyzing the footage to get a sense of how you could do the robot mode toys and the main body. I have come to some observations and conclusions from watching the scene over and over again. The purpose of this thread is to discuss how different people perceive the transformation of Devastator, and for this purpose as much information as possible is being put here to jog our memories. == - I - DEVASTATOR BY NUMBERS == This section is used to identify the various vehicles involved in Devastator's construction. At about 1h50m into the film Simmons and Leo drive into the area where we first see some of the stationary constructicons. So we see first in the area: 1) Long Haul (Dumptruck) 2) Hightower (Crane) Simmons turns around, presumably facing the crane at 1h52m we see four more vehicles pull in, from left to right we see: 3) Overload (articulated truck) 4) Scavenger (Terex Excavator) 5) Mix Master (Cement Mixer) 6) Scrapper (Dozer on 4 Wheels) --- Note that Scrapper does change positions in the next scene. Also there is a fifth constructicon mentioned above who would be out of scene so for consistencies sake he will be mentioned below. Mixmaster also has an extra set of dolly wheels on his back and yet another set between the gas tanks and the other ones we see on the voyager toy. Also the innacurate cab roof for Scavenger in the combiner set is actually the same cab roof for Overload instead. Above looking over at this time we see two more constructicons 7) Long Haul2 (Dump Truck) 8) Rampage (Red Catterpiller Dozer) --- The '2' is not a typo. There is in fact two Long Haul's in this scene, as well as two Rampages. More on that later. *User iamamachine pointed out these two* A ninth constructicon is also in the mix, but is out of view being on the far right out of frame, so: 9) Rampage2 (Yellow Catterpiller Dozer) --- This one is Distinct from the other one situated above with Long Haul as there are no cosmetic mods and is yellow in color. This one looks very much like the toy incarnations of himself, not to mention his transformation sequence resembles his deluxe, more on that in the third section. == - II - THE LINE UP == The main cluster of Devastator's parts converge in the center of the yard. If you were to look from the top down they would line up like so: ---(6)--(4)------- (3)-----(5)-(2)(9) ---(1)----------- ============= (7)--(8) ============= And again that is: 6) Scrapper 4) Scavenger 3) Overload 5) Mixmaster 2) High Tower 9) Rampage2 followed by: 1) Long Haul and on their own: 7) Long Haul 2 8) Rampage == - III - PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER == we will start with what we know first: 1) Scavenger splits his arm in two, revealing an interior ocelating gear grinder. His arms swing back behind a set of panels, his treads however do not shift yet. 2) Mixmaster's dolly wheels drop as well as the part that syphons the cement. His gas tanks push back as his extra set of wheels folds under, The drum splits in four in a cyclone shape of gears is exposed as tentacles drag him into Scavenger, a clamp locks mixmaster in place, the rotating panels lock back onto Devastator's neck and the cab seemingly forms the head out of seemingly nowhere. 3) Scrapper at the same time we see his shovel flip up and begin forming the fingers as he attempts to skate away. 4) Scavenger's demolisher hand locks into place behind Scrapper. Scrapper does not appear to shift about too much in terms of his parts remaining relatively the same aside from the hand. 4) Off camera Scavenger had plugged himself into the back end of High tower again without too many parts shifting around and slams him into the ground. 5) Meanwhile Rampage2 splits his shovel and the camera pans away to... 6) Long Haul, whose shovebends back as his front end appears to compress inward from the sides. 8) Again off camera, Rampage2 has stood on his shovel fingers, the arms of the shovel are now his wrists, the lifting hydraulics are high in the air and the rest of his underside has appeared to lift up, indicated by his tread direction, Hightower slams into Rampage2 thus forming the entire left arm. The treads compress which appear to be the lock and a portion of Hightower from underneath swung down before the connection so this would either be a lock or a hinge. Effectively this forms everything from about the chest up, by the time we see Devastator again, everything else has formed. We do know Long Haul forms the right leg, HOW he does it is another matter, and there is a point of interest in the second Long Haul whether he is part of the makeup of that or not. == - IV - OBSERVATIONS == iamamachine believes the two constructicons on the cliff form other parts to bulk out Devastator's body. Another theory is that, since Long Haul2 and Rampage never transform, that Sam could not have been too far away, since the scene immediately afterward involves Rampage, Sam's parents, Sam and Michaela, insecticons, Starscream (who was not far from the site) and Long Haul among other more random Decepticons. Further evidence by Jordinian assistance, falling helicoptor proximity also suggest how close everybody is to Devastator. It's up to you. There are a series of observations regarding Devastator, in different scenes that are described below: -The other leg and assumedly the lower torso (which doesn't account for much space) would probably be taken by Overload and possibly the other Rampage in the mix. That entire area is red. -Scavenger's cab is actually underneath Devastator's neck, and it would be appropriate to deem Mixmaster as the head and neck. - On the underside of Devastator's left leg and his crotch there is a large amount of white parts mixed in with the red. This offers further evidence that..... SOMEHOW Overload becomes these areas, the crotch also looks like it could very well be the cab of the articulated truck. - Suspended between Devastator's legs are two very large, heavy balls-- wrecking balls as a matter of fact. How they got there is anybody's guess. Have a ball, I mean have fun figuring it out.