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Figuretoon Quickies

"Class Reunion"

Congratulations to the class of 1985!

These guys are all updated versions of the Combaticons, the war machines in G1 who turned into Bruticus:

Why is Incinerator in the mix? Because no matter what his name is, his personality is based on the G1 Vortex. So why would the character have changed his name? Well, there are only a few reasons people do that, and "marriage" beat out "gender reassignment surgery" (because of the risk of becoming trapped forever between the already ill-defined robot sexes).

This toon was originally just going to be Swindle humping Onslaught's leg - a reference to the spot the little jeep occupied in the combined robot. Notice that's still where he's standing now. The colors of their word balloons are taken directly from the Combaticons in the G1 cartoon.

Oh, and Blast Off died while he was driving drunk that summer.

Vision-Impaired Transcript

Onslaught: Man, you've all changed so much since high school!
Swindle: You had a growth spurt!
Brawl: You didn't.
Incinerator: I wish Blast Off were alive to see this.
Onslaught: Yeah, it's too bad he died right after graduation.
Incinerator: Hey, can one of you boys get me some punch? (Y'know: no hands.)
Brawl: I can't believe Vortex changed her name when she got married.
Swindle: I can't believe Vortex was a girl!

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