Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 30, 2021 8:12 pm

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o.supreme wrote:Pics of a supposed Botcon 2016 Custom-Class Offroad unpainted with Ironhide and Offroad (Glavatron?) Head sculpts.
Replying to this here.

After further consideration, I think I may have an idea as to what this thing's deal is.

From TFWiki:
At one point, Checkpoint almost became the BotCon 2016 Customization Class figure. According to Shawn D. Tessmann, the Combiner Wars First Aid mold was chosen over a year prior, with Hasbro offering the unused Ratchet head. As the months rolled on, Ratchet was changed to Checkpoint when the Trailbreaker head was offered in its place (along with the Autotroopers as the year's troop-builder set). After a series of production issues, the figure was switched back to Ratchet. As a result, the figure still retains Checkpoint's base color scheme, allowing fans to repurpose their toy, should they be so inclined.

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As best as I can guess, this figure may be the result of those aforementioned "production issues", in that the attempt to get the Trailbreaker head may have accidentally led to the production of an early sample using the Offroad/Ironhide version that was the original version of the Trailbreaker mold, produced by accident instead of the correct First Aid/Ratchet mold. A number of factory errors have reportedly happened with Fun Pub over the years, so this could be another one of these factory goofs.

Though, just to be sure, I'm gonna ask those more in the know about this.

EDIT: I got a hold of Jesse Wittenrich and he had this to say:
There was some difficulty in the pre-production stages of that custom class. Shawn's first samples had parts for both the pick-up and the ambulance... but only like half of each. So neither vehicle could be built.

Fun Pub sent the requested corrections, asking for just the ambulance (the full ambulance) but requesting all of the headsculpts to make for a crazy amount of customization possibilities (Offroad, Ironhide, First Aid, Ratchet, Hoist, Trailbreaker). This was where fans would have been able to make Checkpoint and Autotroopers. But, of course, the final kit arrived with just the Ratchet and First Aid heads.

In all that commotion, I can see the real possibility that a sample or more came out as the pick-up with those two heads. Whether in the confused communication, or an intentional run-off as a "lunch special". Fun Pub never received such a sample but... I'm not too surprised!
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Sun May 30, 2021 9:33 pm

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Awesome, thanks so much for the added research. It would be cool to own an oddity like this, but Im not sure,I'll have to give it some thought. If the owner does put it up for public auction I'll post a link.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:50 pm

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Greetings Everyone,

Well today I finally accomplished a HUGE goal I thought I never would. Thanks to a very talented fan who assisted with the painting, I now have a complete and accurate Modulus! :DANCE: . I've also been able to complete a unique combiner for Grand Scourge as well. I'm inching ever closer to my goal of having a complete combiner collection.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:55 pm

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Nice! So it's just 2 more Ratchets right?
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:24 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Nice! So it's just 2 more Ratchets right?


Thank you. Technically it is all four items on the list in my signature to be absolutely complete. Marvel and G2 Ratchet will finish my Optimus Maximus Combiner. Flash Sentry will be a 6th member for PotP Predaking. (I know it is weird, but it works). And lastly, obtaining Sixwing will allow me to complete the Scrum Combination with my PotP Inferno combiner (until such time if ever a Guard City is released).

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Autobot_Scrum_Combination

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If I can get these four items, then I can rest with a feeling of completion for the time being...
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:43 pm

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I know CW figures are hard to come at a good price, no matter where. I mean, I saw a loose but seemingly complete CW Silverbolt at a toy collector's store at a local mall (yes, we still have them!), for $40. Don't know if the Superion head is still attached :lol:

... but what about their accessories including HFG parts? I know where to possibly look, but I want to properly estimate my chances.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:58 pm

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As I scour eBay for the couple remaining items I need, I do see HFG and other accessories fairly regularly, they aren't too expensive depending on the type.

I mean my son lost PotP Sinnertwin's weapon somehow, and I've not seen one online at all (more original series ones), and Sinnertwin just as a limb goes for around $50, no thanks. I have my selects Abominus which is complete :-D

I have a couple extra limbs I've been meaning to sell, I guess now is as good a time as any.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:06 pm

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Back at BotCon 2016, Ravage's HFG was strangely left out of the boxed set, but was still included with the set as a separate piece given outside of the box.

Fast forward to this year's RoboCon and everyone who got a Swag Bag full of goodies got one of those Ravage HFGs leftover from 2016 as one the bag's goodies. So now I have an extra HFG to do whatever with it. While I'm keeping Terrorsaur as a separate, non-combined piece, I may just give it to him for the fun of it, for him to wield it as a gun in robot mode.
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