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Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons

Transformers News: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 6:02PM CDT

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If the past few Transformers Power Core Combiners 5-Packs haven't pleased you, then perhaps some familiar names and familiar alternate modes will catch your attention. The Constructicons are back! Under the command of Steamhammer, the group is composed of an array of construction vehicles. On the other side of the spectrum are Autobots, this five-team group is composed of prehistoric dinosaurs. They are none other than the Dinobots, led by Grimstone. Now we get a nice look at these guys. Check them out below!

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Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127727)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:06pm CDT
These sets look so much better in these pics. I was kinda iffy abou the constructicons but after seeing this, these sets look to be the best yet.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127728)
Posted by Burn on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:08pm CDT
Those dino modes look really good.

But then again, I thought most of the PCC alt modes looked good, then I bought them, then I discovered how crappy they are.

And they really let the dino combine mode down with that crappy left arm.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127732)
Posted by Megazarak on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:26pm CDT
I like them, but I'm pretty open to anything, especially if it has something to do with dinosaurs. The drones from both commanders look really good, and their alt modes both also look really good. Their bot modes are both also pretty nice. But just like everyone else, I gotta say that Grimstone's left dino arm really sucks.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127736)
Posted by Overcracker on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:39pm CDT
Well this is an improvement. The Dinobots look pretty decent. Minus that silly looking left hand.

The constructicons actually work fairly nicely, and the combined mode actually gets hands with thumbs and fingers instead of gangly 2 or 3-pronged claws. And they look stable.

I may just give in and get these.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127756)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:11pm CDT
*sighs* The Dinobots are no longer a buy for me.

That left arm/claw abomination ruins it for me.

Steamhammer and the Constructicons look good. Really good, even better than the Dinobots did when I first laid eyes on them, but I'm sure they'll ugly them up and I'll end up hating them.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127759)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:12pm CDT
I need all of them.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127763)
Posted by Neurie on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:14pm CDT
YAY more over priced shelf warmers!

Am I the only one who thinks the dinosaurs have an aweful resemblance to the Dinoforce from Transformers Masterforce?

Nothing reminds me of the dinobots about them but all Id want to be happy is a little robot to be riding the Trex and itd make me one happy TF fan
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127764)
Posted by adamassc on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:14pm CDT
I like how this shows Grimstone's bot mode finally, and also that the Dinobots look like BOTS. In most of the other images, they looked to have pebbly skin.

I also like how somebody finally figured out that they could stick the thumb in the middle and it would work out okay.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127769)
Posted by dragons on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:17pm CDT
they look good but i am still passing on these these combiners need g1 limbs such as bruticus has on him
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127813)
Posted by Covenant on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:25pm CDT
My gawd. All these Generations figures, and a combiner comprised of new Dinobots done in traditional Dinobot squad colors.

Sorry to say it, but I may owe someone at Hasbro some sexual favors.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127828)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:53pm CDT
Well, that's another $40 I'm giving Hasbro.
I bet Steamhammer would go nicely with Legends Devastator (+ other Legends Rampage and Long Haul) and Sledge (+ Throttler). Over a dozen Constructicons that are all roughly the same size! Too bad they all can't combine.


adamassc wrote:I also like how somebody finally figured out that they could stick the thumb in the middle and it would work out okay.

And here I was thinking it would've been too expensive/hard to put into a Legends-sized toy. There goes that argument! :lol:
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127841)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:13pm CDT
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh'

Not too crazy about them.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127845)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:18pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:*sighs* The Dinobots are no longer a buy for me.

That left arm/claw abomination ruins it for me.

Steamhammer and the Constructicons look good. Really good, even better than the Dinobots did when I first laid eyes on them, but I'm sure they'll ugly them up and I'll end up hating them.


agreed
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127853)
Posted by adamassc on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:26pm CDT
Just wondering, what are the constructicons? I know Steamhammer is a bulldozer and one of the leg drones is a steamroller, but what are the other three?


Hasbro is really testing the waters with these two, instantly recognizable teams with never-been-used altmodes: Five untested dino designs, four untried construction vehicles.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127869)
Posted by Skyfire77 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:49pm CDT
adamassc wrote:Just wondering, what are the constructicons? I know Steamhammer is a bulldozer and one of the leg drones is a steamroller, but what are the other three?


Hasbro is really testing the waters with these two, instantly recognizable teams with never-been-used altmodes: Five untested dino designs, four untried construction vehicles.


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The light blue one looks like a driller, or maybe a soil nailer, the green and gray one I think is a snow plow, and the orange one appears to be a modified excavator.

They're both on my wish list now...
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127904)
Posted by Captziltoid on September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:46pm CDT
they look good eccept both of their left arms. man i hate those giant chunks of metal popping out of the side of them :BOT:
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127905)
Posted by Turbobungle on September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:54pm CDT
DINNNOOOOOO KIIIINNNNGGGGGG!!!!! :D
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127907)
Posted by Caelus on September 22nd, 2010 @ 11:03pm CDT
I know I'm going to wind up getting Grimstone, but the, I'll probably leave him uncombined, since unlike the other combiners, these 'drones' have some independent merit.

Wonder how many people will buy two Dinobot Combiners so they can make them symmetrical - you have to admit having the Dimetrodon mirror-reflected to the left shoulder would look good.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127947)
Posted by Love Dragon on September 23rd, 2010 @ 1:12am CDT
Oh, they look very sweet.

Geez. I keep hoping they'll do an OP.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127964)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on September 23rd, 2010 @ 2:20am CDT
I actually rather like the explanation they've given for using classic team names (Aerialbots, Combaticons, Dinobots, Constructicons, etc) for these characters, who have no apparent connection to the classic team members... they're NEW team-members, given drones to allow them to 'combine' like more traditional teams. I consider Grimstone to be "The Sixth Dinobot" (call him Spike or Slash or Stomp if you want), and his drones to be exactly that - semi-autonomous drones that he commands in battle. Same with Steamhammer; he's just another Constructicon, with his own non-Devastator combining team.

It lets me put Bombshock on the same shelf as my Classics/FansProject Bruticus, without worrying about breaking continuity. (Heck, 'Barricade' has become my new Combaticon commander, now that Onslaught has moved on to a higher-ranking command position).
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127976)
Posted by noodles2go on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:02am CDT
I didn't like the asymmetry in the PCC line at first, but quickly learned to appreciate it. I've come to realize a good majority of combiners in years prior looked too much like megazords too me. Not that it's terrible, it's just a preference. I like how every combiner looks DISTINCTLY different from each other.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127985)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:42am CDT
Grimstone: Yeah, why the heck not? I've made up my mind to get on board with 3 of the orignal Dinobots and their homages, might as well add more to the ranks. I like that the drones *sort of* have 'bot' modes too. Although that poor Dimetrodon looks like he was maimed or ate far too much. Grimstone's big head looks kinda freaky too, but passable.

Constructicons: Aw, friggin' hell. I've avoided Constructicons so far. Hasbro's making it really hard to resist. These look good. One of the few where claw hands make sense, too. I'm really going to start regretting not picking up Classics Devastator, and every other Constructicon homage that came before. Augh, so conflicted.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1127995)
Posted by Mykltron on September 23rd, 2010 @ 4:42am CDT
The combined Dinobots actually look quite good. Must remember how awful the 5packs are. Oh who am i kidding, they'll never even reach England anyway!
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128041)
Posted by Rated X on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:02am CDT
Im not quite sure what to make of these. Basically all I can say is if they fall within my budget I may buy...But the Dinobot combiner does suck...I like the dino modes though
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128049)
Posted by Xterminator on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:20am CDT
As a fan of Constructicons in general, I would like to see new HFTD Voyagers based on the construction vehicles that comprise the PCC constructicon.

That would be really awesome !
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128075)
Posted by paul053 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:45am CDT
Grimstone, hmmmm. When I see the real thing, he might be my first PCC 5 pack.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128296)
Posted by Swiftpaw on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:59pm CDT
Can't say I really like the drones... but they're dinosaurs. And I'd end up getting the set anyways just for Grimstone because ceratopses are my favorite dino species.

... the construction team on the other hand? Damn! Not only does the commander look good and the drones even look decent, but that combined mode is pretty cool too! Gasp!
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128311)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:25pm CDT
if someone bought these for me as a gift i wouldn't even open the package. I'd either put them in my recycling bin right right before there eyes just for affect......or i'd give em to one of my buddies kids and hope i still have a friend after his kid gets horrible nightmares from these TF's.
i actually have some broken bits and pieces of a few TF's in a box. If a pour some epoxy in that box, shake it around and let it set then pull out the contents, i bet it'd put these horrible abominations called Power Core combiners to shame.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128314)
Posted by synthetik on September 24th, 2010 @ 12:09am CDT
Too bad they look so amazing in the pictures.

It's the horror of feeling robbed after getting the first PCCs that may keep me away from these.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128443)
Posted by Dagon on September 24th, 2010 @ 10:13am CDT
Great! "Grimstone" looks awful in robot mode, but the combined form looks really nice. And I think the Constructicons are really interesting looking, and I like that the drones have some different construction vehicles instead of the usual array.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1128946)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 25th, 2010 @ 11:36pm CDT
Caelus wrote:I know I'm going to wind up getting Grimstone, but the, I'll probably leave him uncombined, since unlike the other combiners, these 'drones' have some independent merit.

Wonder how many people will buy two Dinobot Combiners so they can make them symmetrical - you have to admit having the Dimetrodon mirror-reflected to the left shoulder would look good.


OOOOOOoooooooooohhhhhhhh! That Idea has potential!
Also, I thought that the drones limbs could be used as EITHER an arm or a leg so that the combos shown were not the only posibilities.... did I misunderstand?
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129789)
Posted by REGIFISHY on September 28th, 2010 @ 8:20pm CDT
As much as I'd love to pull the "I GOT DINOSAURS ON MY ARMS!!!!" thing I'll pass on grimstone, Transformers should be vehicles and only vehicles, (Gobots Rock Lords are the only exception.) sorry it's just the facts. (cue angry dinobot fan with a HUUUUUUGE spinning sawblade thing on a stick.)
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129802)
Posted by adamassc on September 28th, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Caelus wrote:I know I'm going to wind up getting Grimstone, but the, I'll probably leave him uncombined, since unlike the other combiners, these 'drones' have some independent merit.

Wonder how many people will buy two Dinobot Combiners so they can make them symmetrical - you have to admit having the Dimetrodon mirror-reflected to the left shoulder would look good.


OOOOOOoooooooooohhhhhhhh! That Idea has potential!
Also, I thought that the drones limbs could be used as EITHER an arm or a leg so that the combos shown were not the only posibilities.... did I misunderstand?

Unfortunately, the drones can ONLY be an arm OR a leg, not either. Just one of the drawbacks of automorphing.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129803)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 28th, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
REGIFISHY wrote:As much as I'd love to pull the "I GOT DINOSAURS ON MY ARMS!!!!" thing I'll pass on grimstone, Transformers should be vehicles and only vehicles, (Gobots Rock Lords are the only exception.) sorry it's just the facts. (cue angry dinobot fan with a HUUUUUUGE spinning sawblade thing on a stick.)


Dinobots have been around since the very first incarnation of Transformers. Like it or not, buddy, there's nothing you could EVER do to subtract dinosaurs from the Transformers equation. Learn to love it or be ground under its mighty prehistoric foot.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129804)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 28th, 2010 @ 8:58pm CDT
adamassc wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Caelus wrote:I know I'm going to wind up getting Grimstone, but the, I'll probably leave him uncombined, since unlike the other combiners, these 'drones' have some independent merit.

Wonder how many people will buy two Dinobot Combiners so they can make them symmetrical - you have to admit having the Dimetrodon mirror-reflected to the left shoulder would look good.


OOOOOOoooooooooohhhhhhhh! That Idea has potential!
Also, I thought that the drones limbs could be used as EITHER an arm or a leg so that the combos shown were not the only posibilities.... did I misunderstand?

Unfortunately, the drones can ONLY be an arm OR a leg, not either. Just one of the drawbacks of automorphing.


BUMMER
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129810)
Posted by REGIFISHY on September 28th, 2010 @ 9:06pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
REGIFISHY wrote:As much as I'd love to pull the "I GOT DINOSAURS ON MY ARMS!!!!" thing I'll pass on grimstone, Transformers should be vehicles and only vehicles, (Gobots Rock Lords are the only exception.) sorry it's just the facts. (cue angry dinobot fan with a HUUUUUUGE spinning sawblade thing on a stick.)


Dinobots have been around since the very first incarnation of Transformers. Like it or not, buddy, there's nothing you could EVER do to subtract dinosaurs from the Transformers equation. Learn to love it or be ground under its mighty prehistoric foot.


After deep thought and consideration, I've decided that the aforementioned quote would be too funny leave alone, So in short, Grimlock has stumpy little arms, therefore, I love him. Beast wars is a lot more annoying than the dinobots, (the latter not very annoying at all) and I'm going to scrounge up $19.99 so I can buy Grimstone when he comes out. :grin:
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129816)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 28th, 2010 @ 9:33pm CDT
REGIFISHY wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
REGIFISHY wrote:As much as I'd love to pull the "I GOT DINOSAURS ON MY ARMS!!!!" thing I'll pass on grimstone, Transformers should be vehicles and only vehicles, (Gobots Rock Lords are the only exception.) sorry it's just the facts. (cue angry dinobot fan with a HUUUUUUGE spinning sawblade thing on a stick.)


Dinobots have been around since the very first incarnation of Transformers. Like it or not, buddy, there's nothing you could EVER do to subtract dinosaurs from the Transformers equation. Learn to love it or be ground under its mighty prehistoric foot.


After deep thought and consideration, I've decided that the aforementioned quote would be too funny leave alone, So in short, Grimlock has stumpy little arms, therefore, I love him. Beast wars is a lot more annoying than the dinobots, (the latter not very annoying at all) and I'm going to scrounge up $19.99 so I can buy Grimstone when he comes out. :grin:


Glad I could change your mind.
Also glad you can see the intended humour and not take it poorly :)
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1129823)
Posted by REGIFISHY on September 28th, 2010 @ 10:14pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
REGIFISHY wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
REGIFISHY wrote:As much as I'd love to pull the "I GOT DINOSAURS ON MY ARMS!!!!" thing I'll pass on grimstone, Transformers should be vehicles and only vehicles, (Gobots Rock Lords are the only exception.) sorry it's just the facts. (cue angry dinobot fan with a HUUUUUUGE spinning sawblade thing on a stick.)


Dinobots have been around since the very first incarnation of Transformers. Like it or not, buddy, there's nothing you could EVER do to subtract dinosaurs from the Transformers equation. Learn to love it or be ground under its mighty prehistoric foot.


After deep thought and consideration, I've decided that the aforementioned quote would be too funny leave alone, So in short, Grimlock has stumpy little arms, therefore, I love him. Beast wars is a lot more annoying than the dinobots, (the latter not very annoying at all) and I'm going to scrounge up $19.99 so I can buy Grimstone when he comes out. :grin:


Glad I could change your mind.
Also glad you can see the intended humour and not take it poorly :)


No problem, It'll be interesting to have an animal transformer for once. (Scorponock stays a robotic scorpion both ways so he doesn't count.) I want some form of grimlock now........
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1130037)
Posted by decepticon legion on September 29th, 2010 @ 4:32pm CDT
The Constructicons are bit disappointing for me, I hoped for more G1 colored deco.
Re: Official Images of Power Core Combiners Grimstone with Dinobots and Steamhammer with Constructicons (1130053)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 29th, 2010 @ 5:22pm CDT
I really dig em both.
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