DoubleDealer Sept 22, 2009 14:19:17 GMT
Post by Just Anotha Stupid Online Name on Sept 22, 2009 14:19:17 GMT
Unlike Punch/Couterpunch it is not known if Doubledealer true nature is known to either the Autobots or the Decepticons.
He has no allegiance to either but to the higest bidder. In the Marvel UK comics, he appears in robot mode as an Autobot as DOUBLE, then interacting with the Decepticons as the Falcon ceature mode as DEALER.
This concept was used in his recent IDW apperance but he didnt use the Falcon mode in Decepticon mode while communicating with Banzat-Tron, but was referred to as DOUBLEDEALER.
Doubledeler is a triplechanger Powermaster, and is 1 of only 2 Powermasters along with Overlord who has 2 Powermaster engines- Knok, the Autobot engine, and Skar ,a bat like creature who is the Decepticon Powermaster engine.
The idea behind the Powermastrs was that the binary bonded humaniedpartners would combine with the Transformer to unlock power ups and abilities. In the toys it was to unlock aspects of the transformation. Like the HEAD AND TARGET Masters, the human/Nebulon companions were always getting lost,
so hints were left in the instructions to unlock the tabs if the engine was lost.
Double dealer is a missle carrier in vehicle mode. It is fairly big for a G1 toy and hides all robot parts, except the Lauch arm which if raised too high, reveals the robot face.The missle dosnt launch.
To transform into robot mode,insert Knok into the engine compartment, and this unlocks the hinges.
The robot mode is quite tall. The Missile splits in 2 to become hand and shoulder weapons.
There is no hint in this mode that there is a third mode, never mind a Falcon or wings or talons.
To transform into Falcon mode,you replace Knok with Skar in the engine compartment,
transform back to vehicle mode , swing down the truck wheels, which reveal the wings that then unfold,revealing a compartment which when opened, houses the falcon head.
swing all theses into place ,and you have Falcon creature mode.
The weapons can be attached in this mode too.
DoubleDealer is quite a unique figure, if he was done today as an Ultra class scale figure for the universe range,he would just need extra articulation in robot mode to help bring him up to date with todays figures like Powerglide and Onslaught