If ONSLAUGHT enters into direct combat, it's only because something has gone wrong with his battle plan. He prefers to remain on the sidelines of a fight, directing the action and revising his tactics second by second. Nothing gives him joy as much as a well-executed ambush, or the swift, organized destruction of an AUTOBOT base. When he must get involved in a fight himself, he does so with cold fury, advancing meticulously across the battlefield with his fire focused on the most dangerous opponent. Every variable in a fight is taken into account in his mind, every possibility assessed, and every contingency planned for.
|Strength: 8||Intelligence: 8|
|Speed: 3||Endurance: 7|
|Rank: 7||Courage: 8|
|Firepower: 8||Skill: 9|
Onslaught Toy Information
|Release Date||July 2008 (2008)|
|Wave||Universe 2.0 Ultra Wave 1|
|Filed Under||Universe Classics 2.0 Decepticons|
Onslaught Parts Information
Onslaught Additional Info
Bill (Hasbro's lead designer for 2008's new Universe line - 2005 Staff) chose ONSLAUGHT because he always loved his design and the two large signature barrels on the character’s back. The design team worked to retain that very characteristic silhouette in this new Ultra scale version of ONSLAUGHT. In choosing a vehicle mode, design went with a cool S.W.A.T. Urban assault vehicle to set it apart from the tanks in other TRANSFORMERS product lines. The vehicle choice and theme lent itself to the creation of a riot shield in robot mode. The final version does an excellent job recalling the G1 characters the design team grew up with.