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- Weapon: X-Ray Laser Pistol
Yeah, let 3rd party handle it. And then the thing costs a fortune.
Seriously though, let's give them credit where credit is due. Combiners are nasty mother-truckers to get right. As mentioned earlier, they have to have a robot mode, vehicle mode AND limb/torso mode. The G1 combiners had OK-ish vehicle modes but rather iffy combined modes, horrible robot modes and a whole truckload of junk that has nowhere to go when not combined, the Energon combiners (the Scramble City style combiners, not the Powerlinx toys) had decent robot modes, cool vehicle modes and no leftover parts, but had a rather meh combined mode and only 3 different molds per 5-bot team, Landfill from had decent individual bots but a TERRIBLE combined mode, ROTF Supreme Devastator didn't even have seperate robot modes (although in his defence, in the movie he appeared to be a gestalt being split into several non-sentient parts rather than a traditional combiner), the Power Core Combiners were quite good, and a cool idea, although the lack of limbbot robot modes was a shame, FOC Bruticus has OK vehicle modes, variable robot modes (ranging from mediocre, such as Onslaught, to great, such as Brawl) and a combined mode that is impressive for how much it achieves with no seperate hand, foot, head or armour pieces, but looks rather disjointed. The TFC Hercules is great, but has limited shoulder articulation and his hands have nowhere to go in the separate modes (grr), MakeToys Giant is pretty good and turns his forearms into rather nifty trailers (a touch I like) but has a slightly oddly proportioned combined mode with oversized feet. The best combiner so far is the Fansproject Bruticus, which I admire for giving every single component somewhere to go in every mode (although the partforming still annoys me) but let's not forget that he is still at least 75% HasTak molds, so FP can't take all the credit.
Seacon enthusiast, REEDUNer, GEETOOer and all around despicable individual.
william-james88 wrote:Also, I would love to watch a show about Hasbro designers revealing brand new products to cute asian women.
Formerly known as Delta Magnus.