T-Macksimus wrote:Given that these are in the Cyberverse Commander and Legion classes (or whatever they classify the small ones at these days) and considering that I managed to suffer through the A/E/C series gestalts, some of which were horrid, my expectations aren't all that high to begin with. You can tell just by looking at what you have to work with for connections that it's a "snap and display" figure only. It's pure novelty not, functionality, at least for this size range. They would have had to given connector accessories like what they have for the Micromaster Combiners to make this thing truly functional.
This is not, however, going to make me shy away from buying whichever version I can lay my hands on first. I want this, flimsy or not. What irks me is that the U.S. versions will, as always, look like ass compared to the Asian releases. The color schemes are horrid compared to it's over-seas counterpart but since I dig the animal modes I'm willing to make the trade off.
I like the way you think - connector pieces would have done wonders. But, as you currently do NOT own this set (in any incarnation), I hate to point out the word "ignorance". With all due respect, you'll see what I mean about Abominus once you waste your money on him!
But let's put aside the awful gestalt mode for a moment: the individual figures aren't really good at all. Twin-strike is okay, and I've had the most time with him... but then there's Rippersnapper. He's atrocious. His head is skinny like a small house-cat, and the two halves have difficulty snapping together and staying closed. Overall, as with all legion sizes, the figures do feel kind of cheap and fragile.
I bought something like 4 Twinstrikes in anticipation of this set. Then I ordered 2 sets of the missing limbs from HTS.com... but even with my unbridled enthusiasm, my favoritism toward these characters above all others, and generally low expectations for Hasbro.... even still, I was sorely diappointed. The pictures (again) look much better than your finished, final product before you.
Just trying to warn some of you, who may still be looking for limbs. Hasbro botched up the distribution on this guy (as two arms and a leg will probably never make it to retail as stand-alone items), and they made no mention of combination or gestalt in their Twinstrike and Hun-gurr instructions. It's hard for me to say, with any confidence, that the Abominus figure wasn't one giant mistake of a project. This is just NOT the way you sell a combiner.
One has to wonder if someone as Hasbro had the intention of seeing combiners fail and purposefully sabotaged the development and distribution.