The trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen premiered during last night’s Super Bowl. In it, you can clearly make out an extremely large robot engaged in battle with Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. That Decepticon is Devastator, an as yet unseen (in the live action movies) combiner robot made up of seven Constructicons.
Transformers enjoys a longer and more convoluted history than its most
well known form, the animated series, would suggest. As such, the
origins of Devastator aren’t exactly clear to this n00b. It appears
that Devastator was originally the combined form of six Construticons –
a bulldozer, excavator, front-load shovel, crane, dump truck and
concrete mixer — who were originally good, but were made evil by
Megatron, the Decepticon leader. While those individual parts were
capable of transforming from robots to vehicles, Devastator was not.
In Transformers 2, it appears that Devastator is
not only capable of transforming into some sort of giant motorcycle,
but that he’s also made up of seven different Constructicons. One of
those, possibly Bonecrusher or Scrapper, appears to use the world’s
biggest hydraulic shovel, the Terex RH400, as its vehicle mode. A robot
built from seven vehicles of this size would be enormous, as confirmed
by the trailer.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be released on June 26. Time for me to go play some team sports or something.