An overdue review, the 2nd component of TFC’s huge offering, Heavy Labor (aka Not-Long Haul). Scheduled to be released on September, was delayed till end of October due to unforeseen issue arises in regards to thereplacement part (Exgraver’s hoe).
Ok, before proceeding, some collectors reported QCs where 1) One of the leg stick out to the side a bit (note, don’t try to straighten out both feet, will explain later) and 2) The hip. The fixes can be read on the following link: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/487104-tfc-heavy-labor-problems-fixes.html
However, mine didn’t suffer neither of the issues.
2 things that made him a tad different than his long lost (official) G1-self, his Alt Mode (which gave a lot of character to his Robot Mode) and his head.
As was Exgraver, he has wide range of articulation.
Aside from ball joints on the shoulders, the body part on which the ball joints are (black part) can be push to the back, extending the range of the hands. And Swivel joints on the thighs.
One thing though, unlike full range motion for Exgraver’s head, Heavy Labor has limited articulation for his, only to the side and back.
Could be better for his chest though. But good touch on the arms that form the bed of the truck.
Sadly, not so much, apart from being a functional part for the combining mode.
Combine (Lower Body) Mode
Far more details compared to Exgraver. Certainly a nice improvement.
2 out of 6 and less than 6 months to go!
Simple transformation, really straight forward and G1-ish.
Definately worth the money! And the execution looking better and better.
A well anticipated limb for Hercules. Fits well along with the rest of the CHUGs making all you G1 feely feel proud.
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