A lone Autobot bounty hunter, Devcon crosses paths with Smokescreen as the latter tries to save his fellow captured Autobots from being sold off in an auction in the episode “The Gambler”. Devcon later opts to continue his bounty hunting adventures in space after declining an invitation from Optimus Prime to join the other Autobots on Earth.
The figure is a heavy retool of Studio Series 86 Blurr.
It’s interesting to note that Devcon is voiced by the same fellow who does Thundercracker and Windcharger (John Stephenson). Devcon and Thundercracker even sound alike.
Sigh… looks like Hasbro cheaped out on the paint apps for this guy’s hands.
He comes with thruster parts that can mounted on his legs, although doing so actually makes him non-show-accurate now.
His thrusters can also be mounted on his back to form a jet pack.
He comes with his Plasma Blaster.
The cannon on his head is also supposed to be able to shoot, though I don’t really recall this happening in the episode.
His thrusters can be removed and mounted on his blaster to form a “Laser Canon”.
The Laser Cannon can also be directly plugged into Devcon’s forearm for variety.
Devcon’s Plasma Blaster plugs underneath the front of the alt mode.
It should be noted that Devcon’s alt mode does not have any rolling wheels, same as with Studio Series 86 Blurr.
Overall, not too shabby. It’s a shame Hasbro didn’t include his reptilian sidekick, Slizardo, with the set due to “budget constraints”. Still, it’s nice to have a new character added to the lineup that actually appeared in the show. At least it’s not a nonsensical, baseless redeco like some of the other Seekers.
It does make me wonder though, how many G1 characters are left for Hasbro to roll out?