Do you confuse Berserker with Barricade? I know I do – their names both start with B, and they turn into similarly dark-coloured vehicles. However, Berserker is a new character in “Transformers: The Last Knight” – a Decepticon who transforms into a pickup truck. He is based on Crankcase, a Dread from “Transformer: Dark of the Moon”, and has a face that’s visually distinct from Barricade, thanks to his dreadlocks.
I’ve always wanted a set of similarly sized Dreads, and I think that 1-Step Turbo Changer Berserker can pose alongside Deluxe Crankcase and Berserker to form the dreadlock brothers (aka the Dreads). At least now the Wreckers will have someone to fight!
Berserker (1-Step Turbo Changer) retails for $19.90 at all good departmental stores. Thank you, Hasbro Singapore, for sending him over!
Because he’s got super deformed proportions, this version of Berserker sports a larger head than most of his other toy incarnations. You can see his compound eyes more clearly in this figure than in any others. He also has his dreadlocks moulded on, so you can’t flip the around like hair (but then, would you really want to for a 1-Step Changer?).
His arms are articulated so he can raise them and hold weapons (no accessories included though), and sports pretty good balance. For a toy aimed at younger audiences, he’s got a pretty good amount of detail, and you can even see how the red highlights on his arms have an airbrushed effect on them.
Berserker is more fun than he first seems, thanks to that insectoid theme he has going on. He’s an insect with dreadlocks, which opens itself up to so many weird and random possibilities. You can also examine his face closely to see the details that are moulded into this figure.
Berserker transforms into a Chevrolet Suburban normally, but since he’s a super deformed figure here he turns into a pickup truck that sort of resembles that model. The cute aspect of his alternate mode is that you can really put some small accessories in the storage area of his pickup truck mode, or have him ferry around small, Legion Class Decepticons.
Or guns. You know you want him to be carrying guns.
Berserker is quite unique in that his vehicle mode looks clearly meant for smaller owners, while his robot mode looks serious enough to stand alongside the Premier Edition figures. His fists are also compatible with 5mm tabs/ports, so you could give him Deluxe Class Berserker’s weapons to wield if you are so inclined.
Berserker has elements that appeal to adult collectors and younger owners, which makes him stand out from the other 1-Step Turbo Changers. This dual appeal is quite unique, and it also raises a question – will Berserker be playing a huge role in the film, since he’s got so many figures in the toy line?
Transformers: The Last Knight
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