is an attack helicopter in his alternate mode. (Not sure why a
helicopter would be named Bulkhead or why Hasbro just didn't call him
Springer - a G1 robot that he obviously is a homage to). There are not
too many helicopter in Transformers especially the larger size toy so it
is nice to see another one get made for the Energon line. In this mode
Bulkhead is mostly dark olive green with neon lime green accent. The
rotor spin by pressing the rear landing gear. There are four spring-load
missile launchers (two under each small stub wing). Since Bulkhead is a
Red Powerlinx toy, he also comes with second vehicle (same as Landmine).
The second vehicle is a blue gun platform that can be attached the
bottom of the helicopter in vehicle Powerlinx mode. The platform could
also transformed into a walker unit and acts as remote ground unit or
gun emplacement for Bulkhead when he is in robot mode.
robot mode is typical of helicopter type with the tail section ended up
dangle behind the robot. The rotor blades can be remove (a little
difficult to take out) and form weapon for robot or can be left on his
back as pseudo-wings. The robot mode is mostly the neon green color with
the lower half in mostly light gray color. Bulkhead is clearly a homage
to another G1 toy - Autobot Springer. The robot looks very impressive
and quite nice even with his bright neon green color. The head is very
well sculpted with clear spectacle-like visor over his clear blue light
port eyes. (Bulkhead's character is suppose to be an older Autobot
veteran). The robot is modern looking mecha and like Landmine (probably
the same designer) has many element from mecha from the show like
Gundam. The robot mode has very good articulations and the figure poses
Ultra size Autobot toy, Bulkhead has Powerlinx self-combine gimmick. In
vehicle mode, the helicopter can combine with the walker platform and in robot
mode, the gun platform became weapon backpack for Bulkhead. The Powerlinx mode
looks alright but the backpack made the robot somewhat top heavy and the
figure had tendency to do leg split when the platform is mounted on his back.
In Powerlinx mode, the leg sections of the walker became arm cannon with nice articulation.
Beside the self-combiner feature, Bulkhead like other Energon toys also sports
many 5mm ports and connector and is fully compatible with Energon weapon
accessories. Overall, Bulkhead is another impressive offering from the Energon
line with cool looking clear weapon parts, sound effects, spring-loaded
missiles and great looking mecha mode. If one is not too keen on the bright
neon green color, an alternate color version of Bulkhead is being release by
Hasbro as Quickstrike.
- Bulkhead Powerlinx Modes