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Saturday, November 12, 2011

TFC Toys Heavy Labor...a sturdy Long Haul

Two down, four to go. Heavy Labor has arrived. I must say that after receiving Exgraver from TFC Toys I was not very impressed. The 'bot mode seemed spindly and the transformation clunky. However after opening and playing with Heavy Labor I am much more satisfied. This figure is very nicely constructed and gives me a lot more hope about Hercules (Devastator) than Exgraver did. Plus he is a lot more fun to play with. TFC seems to have refined their processes to produce a superior figure with Heavy Labor. I only hope this trend continues. I'm not sure who my second Constructicon was as a child, for all I know it could have been Long Haul (which would make this very appropriate) but again it may have been Hook. For some reason I can only remember getting Scavenger and none of the others. But I can also remember playing with all of them and I still have them all from my childhood so I know I got them somewhere! Anyway, this is the Long Haul for my grown-up inner child, if there is such a thing.

That is one big dump truck!
The robot modes match each other nicely. Good color combinations.

Vehicle modes
I imagine all of these figures in this set will be about the same size, as they should be. However it is too bad there isn't a way to make all of the vehicle modes in scale with each other and still make the robot modes the same size. Apparently when you do something like that you end up with this monstrosity.

Keep it up TFC, I am getting really excited about Hercules now!


  1. I can't wait to get mine. I also have all my Constructicons from my childhood. I got Hook early if I remember right. But I had to wait for Xmas to get the rest.

    How is the leg and hips on him?? Been reading a lot about that over on TFW this past week.

    Looking forward to getting them all, but I can't wait for Scrapper!

  2. Legs and hips aren't bad on mine, they don't seem like they need a fix really. One of the legs is slightly off kilter but it doesn't affect the transformation, robot mode or combined mode at all. It is a very solid figure as far as I'm concerned. I can't wait for them all either, it is going to be awesome!

  3. Scott showed me his Heavy Labor the other day and it is very impressive. It makes me wonder if he came out first if the overall impressions would be better. Maybe it's just me, but I see a lot of people trying to "dump" Exgraver shortly after he was released.