Okay, It’s Definitely a Robot Unicycle
…but with another wheel on top. You’re looking at the toy of Demolisher, the bulldozer Decepticon that forms part of Devastator, and who features so prominently in the last Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen trailer. Demolisher set off quite the nerd fight in the comments the other day after I called him a robot unicycle; some folks saw his second wheel and called him a giant motorcycle robot. Well, here’s the product shot, straight from Hasbro, which proves that this menacing mechanical monster is in fact on a giant unicycle, but HAS ANOTHER FUCKING UNICYCLE GLUED TO HIS HEAD. The defense rests.
About The Author
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.