I AM NOT TAHA BROWN!!!!!
Outback is one of the third series mini-vehicles from the G1 toyline. As with all of the of the mini-vehicles from that marketing assortment (sans Wheelie), he is a retool of a first series mini-vehicle; in this case, Brawn. Retools are way cooler than recolours. In Outback's case, the chest and arms are newly molded to present an almost entirely new toy (though the less-than-casual fan would be hard pressed to realize it in vehicle mode). Let's take a look at the toy then, shall we?
Aside from the added gun on top, Outback doesn't look any different mold-wise from Brawn at first glance. However, winch in front of the grill is part of the new chest mold for this toy, and differs from Brawn in that respect.
I'd like to take this time to point out that the continued implementation of the rub-symbols are really an ugly mark on the early Transformers toys. I much rather would have had a plain old Autobot symbol on both sides of this guy. Aside from being a half-assed 'official seal' on Transformers toys at the time, there have been more than a few silly attempts to reason why the rub symbol would be viable in a 'realistic' sense. Honestly, I think they should have just been left on the Mini-Spies alone. Seriously... if a child can't tell a knock-off from the real thing, then they probably aren't too worried about authenticity to begin with.
Outback's robot mode, though different from his original father-molding, exhibits all of the same characteristics of Brawn's toy: chicken legs, an almost too-tight transformation, and easily breakable arms.
Outback was given an Australian accent in the cartoon. Make as much cool out of that as you will.
I also thought it was interesting that Outback's animation model was almost directly based off of the toy. He's one of the few cartoon/comic characters that is really over-the-top toy-accurate. Unfortunately, that also means that he looks silly in the comics and cartoon, too.
Though I appreciate the different chest/face and arms here, the bottom line is that this was not a really great toy to begin with. The face is a good mold in its own right, I suppose, but overall this guy just looks strange (and not in a cool G1 Ironhide/Ratchet way, either). The stickers here would benefit from even a rudimentary 'beep-boop' approach, but the displays look like nunchuks or something and just looks really awkward. I don't particularly like him. The toy also loses some cool factor in how Outback cannot hold the gun in his hand in robot mode, though given the simplicity of the toy, I'm not sure I should really fault it for that. Overall, I'm not particularly sad to see him go, though. Sayonara.