Madeus Prime wrote: RAcast wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Funnily enough, this beast arrived yesterday when the Combiner Wars were announced.
Man I love these BW combiner guys.
How about a re-release of Magnaboss and Tripredacus Hasbro? Both of my old ones are missing pieces >.>;
Awesome dude, always wanted the Tripredicus figure(s). Anybody got him? Opinions?
Plus, we got a crayfish figure, how cool is that?! (I know he's a lobster, but Crayfish just sounds cooler)
Individually, Cicadacon and Sea Clamp and pretty great, though my Sea Clamp's hip section is somewhat rusty and sticks. I haven't found a good way to clean and loosen that up; it doesn't help that he's made of (old) translucent plastic, it's scary stuff. Ram Horn is definitely the weakest member of the group, being chunky and topheavy.
Combined, I love the thing... mostly. I'm not exactly crazy about the combiner mode head sculpt, but it's far from terrible (it's actually on a balljoint, which is cool). The legs are pretty sturdy, since his weight is distributed well (Sea Clamp's MASSIVE claws make great feet), and the legs are quite posable as well. My real complaints are in the arms, which are made entirely of Ram Horn, still the weak link even in combiner mode. They can be pretty fiddly, don't pose super well, and don't really...look all that good. Ram Horn is all balljoints from the elbows down, so I'm sure you could find something you're happy with for the hands. However, his shoulder articulation isn't so good; it's limited at best.
That all said, both BW three-man combiner teams are pretty good in their own ways, and I'd suggest them to anyone with even a passing interest in them. Snag the Takara version of Tripredacus if you can though, it looks a lot nicer. Both versions of Magnaboss are pretty similar.
Edit: Beware the Silverbolt mold, as it suffers from GPS. It's not a terrible case, and I haven't had any breaks on mine yet, but it does have a few cracks. I'm not sure if the Takara version suffers the same problem or not.