Hey looks it’s Trailbreaker… or Trailcutter as we saw him last, but now back to Trailbreaker!
These Trail-guys get a lot of reuse out of their bodies. Earlier in the Combiner Wars, this body was used for Ironhide, and a heavily retooled First Aid. There were a couple of additional releases in Japan too.
This version is reminiscent of the G1 version as we have seen so many times here in the Combiner Wars. Trailbreaker is heavily colored in black with red and silver accents much like his G1 counterpart. He is missing the tall blower that stuck out above his head, and was included in Trailcutter’s design in the last iteration. I can’t say it is terribly missed in this version. I do think it would have been a cool addition to the hood of the truck to differentiate him a little more from Ironhide.
He comes with the axe, a less than impressive weapon in this lineup. A standard gun would have been much better.
In truck mode, he looks like he should. A black truck with funny rainbow 80’s coloring down the side.
The original version had a canopy over the back of the truck. Trailcutter had it too. WIth the new Trailbreaker, his hand/foot weapon acts as the canopy. Thankfully all of the hand/foot accessories are black, so it works pretty well in truck mode.
One of Trailbreaker’s hands is a cannon. That is definitely a nod to the G1 version that had firing arms. One of the advantages to having a cannon arm is that his Sky Reign hand/foot can be used as a giant hand.
And with that giant hand, he can wield giant weapons, like Shockwave here.
The first two parts of Sky Reign.
Vs four parts of Bruticus. Let the battle continue!