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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Cobalt Prime » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:40 pm

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RhA wrote:I got Heavytread and Groundspike cheap in a toystore last week. It surprised me that later waves even showed up here, since we've only seen a restock of wave 1 2-packs around here.

Heavytread is awesome. A great figure, even without the gimmick. I recommend him if you can find him.


The only way to give Heavytread a great all Autobot drone layout for his combiner form is to grab a Stakeout and Protectobots 5-pack, 2 if you don't already own one. It gives him a symmetrical look made up completely of war machines. I grabbed an extra Stakeout when they were clearancing them off and haven't regretted it one bit. The combined form is awesome!
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Noideaforaname » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Personally, I just scraped the :BOT: off of Heavytread and put him with some Decepticons:
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:43 am

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Was playin' around with the Combaticons a little yesterday and today and saw this thread pop up.
He's got some great poseability beside the limbs popping off until you get him set up.
That's the main disappointment with them, they're not all bad. I actually like most of them, I can live with the flaws for the most part.

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Could he be feeding off these smaller robots for more power?

mini-con crowns\headgear?
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He pairs up so nicely with mini-cons too
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Va'al » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:31 am

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I love what you did with Throttler!

The posability of most PCC in combined mode can be enhanced by cheating, I agree. :P
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:17 am

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I was really surprised when Leadfoot's arm snapped off.

Well, the minicons make for good classics targetmasters. :lol:
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Va'al » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:47 am

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I love the ogre-like feel of this guy!
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:56 am

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Well, in United EX Heavytread as Tank Master will be a :CON: and Skyhammer as Air Master a :BOT:. That makes them perfect for the Combaticons and Aerialbots respectively.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:19 pm

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Va'al wrote:I love what you did with Throttler!

The posability of most PCC in combined mode can be enhanced by cheating, I agree. :P



Thanks!

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I love the ogre-like feel of this guy!


His repaint stakeout is just as cool(ok, maybe not alone), but Smolder does come with a great mini-con and I think has the better colors..

As stated above the Protectobots are a good combiner.
I also found that Thunderwing and Prowl mini-cons are a great addition to the team.
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I think I'm gonna work on getting each drone a mini-con to control it
and have my commanders control\partner with the mini-cons. :michaelbay:
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:54 pm

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I was kinda surprised by the two I got, but stopped since I couldn't get over the Mini-Cons being clear and I was starting to concentrate on Classics at the time.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby RAcast » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:05 pm

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gavinfuzzy wrote:I was really surprised when Leadfoot's arm snapped off.

Well, the minicons make for good classics targetmasters. :lol:


Did it snap at the bicep rotation? I had the same issue with mine, it's like the black part is too big. :\ (Thankfully, there's no issues superglue can't fix) But, he's got balljointed shoulders with a wide range of movement, so it's not so bad.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby RhA » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:55 pm

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RAcast wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:I was really surprised when Leadfoot's arm snapped off.

Well, the minicons make for good classics targetmasters. :lol:


Did it snap at the bicep rotation? I had the same issue with mine, it's like the black part is too big. :\ (Thankfully, there's no issues superglue can't fix) But, he's got balljointed shoulders with a wide range of movement, so it's not so bad.


Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:22 am

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RhA wrote:
RAcast wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:I was really surprised when Leadfoot's arm snapped off.

Well, the minicons make for good classics targetmasters. :lol:


Did it snap at the bicep rotation? I had the same issue with mine, it's like the black part is too big. :\ (Thankfully, there's no issues superglue can't fix) But, he's got balljointed shoulders with a wide range of movement, so it's not so bad.


Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.


I did, and I want a new one, dammit! :-x

Mine snapped off at the swiveling panel connecting the robot mode shoulders to the hips. The problem is the ball joint channeling forces in directions the swivels aren't designed for, especially since the ball joint is so stiff at first.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby orangeitis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:26 am

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RAcast wrote:it's like the black part is too big. :\
That's what SHE said!


RhA wrote:Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
Oh crap, really? *looks over to my PCC shelf* :shock:
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:29 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RhA wrote:
RAcast wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:I was really surprised when Leadfoot's arm snapped off.

Well, the minicons make for good classics targetmasters. :lol:


Did it snap at the bicep rotation? I had the same issue with mine, it's like the black part is too big. :\ (Thankfully, there's no issues superglue can't fix) But, he's got balljointed shoulders with a wide range of movement, so it's not so bad.


Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.


I did, and I want a new one, dammit! :-x

Mine snapped off at the swiveling panel connecting the robot mode shoulders to the hips. The problem is the ball joint channeling forces in directions the swivels aren't designed for, especially since the ball joint is so stiff at first.



Yep, snapped off at the bicep rotation. But for that price Leadfoot's still worth it, just for his lil Targetmaster. And the thing can be glued back while maintaining transformability, though you loose some articulation and I don't think it can turn into chest mode anymore.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:33 am

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orangeitis wrote:
RAcast wrote:it's like the black part is too big. :\
That's what SHE said!


Who's the "she"?

orangeitis wrote:
RhA wrote:Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
Oh crap, really? *looks over to my PCC shelf* :shock:


If that's the case, I should update TFWiki on that, shouldn't I?
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby orangeitis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:58 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RAcast wrote:it's like the black part is too big. :\
That's what SHE said!


Who's the "she"?
It was a lame joke. :-B

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RhA wrote:Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
Oh crap, really? *looks over to my PCC shelf* :shock:


If that's the case, I should update TFWiki on that, shouldn't I?
Probably.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:11 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
orangeitis wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RAcast wrote:it's like the black part is too big. :\
That's what SHE said!


Who's the "she"?
It was a lame joke. :-B


*sighs* Men... :roll:

orangeitis wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RhA wrote:Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
Oh crap, really? *looks over to my PCC shelf* :shock:


If that's the case, I should update TFWiki on that, shouldn't I?
Probably.


And done ;;)
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Va'al » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:31 pm

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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby njb902 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Va'al wrote:Hey, look!

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hey I did the same thing. it looks really good dosnt it, almost like the real thing?
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Va'al » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:09 pm

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njb902 wrote:hey I did the same thing. it looks really good dosnt it, almost like the real thing?



He is pretty cool.. Image

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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby RhA » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:13 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RAcast wrote:it's like the black part is too big. :\
That's what SHE said!


Who's the "she"?
It was a lame joke. :-B


*sighs* Men... :roll:

orangeitis wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
RhA wrote:Every Leadfoot I encountered had that flaw so far. Never buy Leadfoot.
Oh crap, really? *looks over to my PCC shelf* :shock:


If that's the case, I should update TFWiki on that, shouldn't I?
Probably.


And done ;;)


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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Va'al » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:39 pm

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RhA wrote:For once, I hate being of service.


Overrun seems fine so far.


Doubleclutch, on the other hand, went straight to the spares box.
I might use him for the comic strip. As Duhbleclutz.


As for Mudslinger, seriously not impressed by the combined mode, Smolder can keep the drones.
He makes for an excellent Minitaur, though, especially with Chopster in axe mode!
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby Bowspearer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:03 am

They're honestly a mixed bag. The COnstructicons and Dinobots are nice, but then they mess things up like the Protectobots when they go into recolour territory.

They really do seem to be a line where you really have to be picky.
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Re: Did Power Core Combiners surprise anyone else?

Postby orangeitis » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:24 am

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Bowspearer wrote:They really do seem to be a line where you really have to be picky.
Is it wrong that I'm not? :KREMZEEK:
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Postby Va'al » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:56 pm

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