Hey, everyone! It's Highbrow! You may remember him as the stuffy one. True to his name, he's smart in a kind of condescending way, with just enough Thurston Howell III in him to give you that quick first impression but not so much that he's basically Tracks.
In the American cartoon, anyway. Highbrow didn't leave much impression on me in any of the comics. Naw, in the (original) comics, who I remember is the guy that eventually became his head, Gort. Gort left his mark by being one of two humans the Autobots (well, just Highbrow) made first contact with on Nebulos. When Highbrow showed up, Gort was making out with a girl and fell off a cliff and hit his head real hard. Later, he'd get up out of the Nebulan Hospital For Brainpounded Dudes to volunteer to be surgically cyborged to become Highbrow's head. He hit his head real hard.
Anyway. Highbrow is partially Scourge, who I talked about the other day. Highbrow's not, like, as much Scourge as Brainstorm is Blurr, but he does share some integral, mostly internal parts. Just like Scourge, you yank Highbrow's robo legs down by the spine-strut and you fold his legs in on themselves. The two toys share that spine strut, the thighs, the inner shoulder joints, and the fists, and Scourge's feet are reused for Highbrow's heels.
The top of the toy transforms slightly differently -- both Highbrow and Scourge's arms sort of straighten along the sides of the torso and peg in, but unlike Scourge, Highbrow's aren't covered up by giant hull shell pieces. Instead, they hang there in plain sight, since the helicopter wings are molded on there. The cockpit of the helicopter is behind the torso of the robot and folds back up for vehicle mode.
Highbrow comes with a pair of chainguns that can combine into a seat for Gort to ride, or you can stick Gort inside the helicopter cockpit.
I decided to get the American version of Highbrow instead of splurging on the Japanese version. The decoes are negligibly different, and the American head is based on the Rebirth/Marvel design rather than the toy/anime. I love me some Rebirth heads.
And, between you me, I'm excited to finally have a toy of Gort.