If ONSLAUGHT enters into direct combat, it's only because something has gone wrong with his battle plan. He prefers to remain on the sidelines of a fight, directing the action and revising his tactics second by second. Nothing gives him joy as much as a well-executed ambush, or the swift, organized destruction of an AUTOBOT base. When he must get involved in a fight himself, he does so with cold fury, advancing meticulously across the battlefield with his fire focused on the most dangerous opponent. Every variable in a fight is taken into account in his mind, every possibility assessed, and every contingency planned for.
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|Release Date||July 2008 (July 2008)|
|Wave||Universe 2.0 Ultra Wave 1|
|UPC / Barcode||653569325253|
|Recolors / Reuses||Universe Hardhead , Henkei Onslaught , Botcon 2010 Clench|
|Figure Type||Tank/Military Based|
-Submitted by: Draven
PART ONE - VEHICLE MODE
GOOD GOD. THIS THING LOOKS MEAN AS HELL.
Onslaught's alt mode is a 6 wheeled SWAT van, and a very mean one at that. He feels extremely solid in alt mode; very playable. The gun turret on top can rotate 90 degrees left and right, but the gun barrels don't elevate. This leads to one of my two only real problems with the toy; the barrels attach in the same way as Leader Class movie Brawl's; they're not as easy to pop out as his, but be careful you don't lose them anyway.
Onslaught has 2 huge thingumies that fold down on the front; I really wouldn't want to be the poor Autobot who gets hit by them. You can really imagine Onslaught rumbling towards someone and doing them some serious damage.
Sound & Light gimmicks in vehicle mode:
-Rolling him makes an engine sound
-Pressing a button on the back of the turret alternately produces gun sounds and siren sounds
The large SWAT shield on top of Onslaught's vehicle mode is removable; the turret is very nicely detailed underneath. A rather cool touch is that there is a panel on the shield that moves, so you can activate the sounds with it attached by pressing the panel down.
A nice little by-product of Onslaught's transformation is that the hatch on top of the SWAT van opens! That's just COOL.
Onslaught's alt mode is superb. A nice, chunky, extremely mean looking vehicle with some nasty weaponry. Fantastic.
PART TWO - ROBOT MODE
Transformation is fairly simple: his legs take up most of the time it takes to get him into robot mode. No great surprises to be found here really.
Oh yes. This is DEFINITELY Onslaught. The colours, the wheels on the legs, guns on the back... unmistakable IMO. His head sculpt is fantastic; a really nice update of the original.
Onslaught has articulation in his hips, knees, mid-thigh, shoulders, mid-upper-arm, wrists, elbows, and head (no balljoint, but can rotate 360 degrees). He's very stable in robot mode, and nicely posable.
The sound and light gimmicks from his alt mode are carried over to his robot mode; the button on the back produces the same sounds, but this time you can also see his visor light up. The huge claw thingumies from his alt mode can be folded out in his robot mode, making him look unfeasibly mean. His right arm has a spring loaded gun attached to it. His shield can either stay on his back, or attach to his left arm - a piece folds out to attach it to.
And now, my other gripe with him - his legs. The grey pieces that cover the alt mode's front wheels when you transform him don't like staying in place. they only peg in, and because you have to tab the front of his legs into them as well, either the pegs tend to pop back out or the front tab pops out. It's a minor thing, but vaguely irritating. However, that and the gun barrel issue mentioned in the alt mode review are literally the ONLY things that bug me about him.
If you were to look in a dictionary for the definition of "I AM GOING TO MESS YOU UP", you'd see a picture of Classics 2.0 Onslaught. There's just something about him, in both modes, that simply screams badass. He's very solid and extremely playable in both modes, he has a good transformation, neat gimmicks, a superb colour scheme that definitely evokes the original - in short, he is exactly what the Classics line is all about. An all-round superb figure.