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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:50 pm

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What, no love for PotP Predaking? Also, Unite Warriors Superion is pretty kick-ass. Wish I had Grand Galvatron. :-(

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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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Tigerhawk7109 wrote:What, no love for PotP Predaking? Also, Unite Warriors Superion is pretty kick-ass. Wish I had Grand Galvatron. :-(

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When the list was created POTP Predaking was not released yet.
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby Zeedust » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:00 pm

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Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
Looking back, I'm a little disappointed there wasn't at least an honorable mention for any small combiners. Okay, PotP Battletrap didn't exist yet, but between RotF's Legends-class Devastator, TFP's mini-Abominus and the various Mini-Con combiners, I'd think there would've been something that resonated. (I'm leaving the Crash Combiners off this list because I don't think anyone is really impressed by any of them.)

Personally, I'd give Armada Perceptor for cramming some impressive engineering into such a small package. I like Mirror, too, he's nicely poseable and an interesting concept, but his components don't really stand alone as well, particularly apart from Sideways. But the others definitely have their strong points as well, and I'd consider them all worthy topics of conversation, since smaller combiners are usually overshadowed by their larger counterparts.
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:15 pm

Motto: "There are no impossibilities in the multiverse, just small minds unable to comprehend the possibilities"
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
Looking back at this list, I'm not sure I would change too many things on it. Power of the Primes Abominus would be a contender for the list, and SS Devastator is really looking to be a contender as well.

Also having gotten some smaller dudes, I would put PotP Battletrap and Armada Perceptor up for contention too
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby Zeedust » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:25 am

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
Yeah, I'm pretty sure everybody loves Battletrap. I'm kinda disappointed that they didn't upgrade Flywheels/Skytread the same way.

While we're on the subject of the PotP combiners... Is it just me, or is it kinda stupid that Hasbro didn't show that they combined on the actual packaging for the toys?
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:12 am

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Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Zeedust wrote:Yeah, I'm pretty sure everybody loves Battletrap. I'm kinda disappointed that they didn't upgrade Flywheels/Skytread the same way.

While we're on the subject of the PotP combiners... Is it just me, or is it kinda stupid that Hasbro didn't show that they combined on the actual packaging for the toys?


Not directly, they only had images of combined forms on the side if applicable. Even then, only Battletrap, Dreadwing, Volcanicus and Abominus were explicitly called out on the instructions (Dreadwing only on Blackwing's tho).

Kinda missed the mark there, because who looks at instructions nowadays?
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby Zeedust » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:13 pm

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Zeedust wrote:Yeah, I'm pretty sure everybody loves Battletrap. I'm kinda disappointed that they didn't upgrade Flywheels/Skytread the same way.

While we're on the subject of the PotP combiners... Is it just me, or is it kinda stupid that Hasbro didn't show that they combined on the actual packaging for the toys?


Not directly, they only had images of combined forms on the side if applicable. Even then, only Battletrap, Dreadwing, Volcanicus and Abominus were explicitly called out on the instructions (Dreadwing only on Blackwing's tho).

Kinda missed the mark there, because who looks at instructions nowadays?


Even for people who do look at the instructions, you'll only see them after you've already bought the toy. Since the purpose of the package is to help sell the toy, it would have been nice if they'd devoted some space on the packaging to it beyond a picture on the side that doesn't mean anything unless you already know what it is. This is also true for the SS Constructicons, although at least for them most of the one-sentence bios on the back of the box at leastmention that they combine.

At least that's not as bad as the Titan Masters getting generic card backs, despite having
triple-changing partner vehicle thingies. But that's getting off topic.
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Re: Top 5 Best Transformers Combiners Toys Post G1

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:38 am

Motto: "Why be the dragon-slayer when you can be the swordsmith?"
Weapon: Arc-Welders
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Tigerhawk7109 wrote:What, no love for PotP Predaking? Also, Unite Warriors Superion is pretty kick-ass. Wish I had Grand Galvatron. :-(

'Til all are one! :BH-PREDACON:

When the list was created POTP Predaking was not released yet.

Fair point.

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