New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 8:34PM CST

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It seems the more and more images we see of Volcanicus, the combiner made up of all the Power of the Primes Dinobots, the less people are excited. The arms seem too far apart from one another (especially when the extra combiner fists are not used to fill up the gap), the proportions are not great and the fact that the dino mode for Grimlock looks compromised by the combining gimmick is not enchanting anyone.

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

However, saltcandyHakata on Twitter, has found an alternate configuration by playing around with Voyager Grimlock and the only two released deluxe Dinobots so far, Swoop and Slug. They have found that combiner fists can connect to the bottom of Grimlock's feet, meaning that you can extend the dino legs as smaller combiner arms and simply plug in the fists. This makes for a much less bulky combiner and fun option configuration to have while waiting for the rest of the team to complete the combiner. More than that, it shows the possibility of this combining system having a decent looking combiner made from just three robots. Road Caesar anyone?

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots

Transformers News: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots
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Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924688)
Posted by Super Megatron on December 2nd, 2017 @ 8:39pm CST
Interesting. Too bad it doesn’t fix anything.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924691)
Posted by Hotconvoy on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:04pm CST
Wow that actually works (I tried that with CW prime did not work that well) but I'm still going to get the rest of the dinobots :D
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924693)
Posted by Skritz on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:05pm CST
Looks like we found Dino Caesar indeed.

Edit: If each dino was colored differently, it would REALLY make me think of a three-man Power Rangers team who gets two more rangers down the line to upgrade their megazord.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924695)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:36pm CST
Using Grimlock's first holes? Eh, the big head looks out of proportion with the now scrawny arms, plus the shoulders are sitting a bit low.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924696)
Posted by Flashwave on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:39pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Using Grimlock's first holes? Eh, the big head looks out of proportion with the now scrawny arms, plus the shoulders are sitting a bit low.

Better thN across a footvakl field?
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924697)
Posted by LordBludgeon on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:41pm CST
I may be a minority here... but I actually this combination a lot more than what the intended combiner is supposed to look like with five bots.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924698)
Posted by X43 on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:46pm CST
Well I for one agree with you. The train wreck that is Volcanicus is at least easier to look at now. The legs are a little longer, but this combination seems to work a lot better.
I’m not as sad about the money I spent on the Dinobota I’ve bought already.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924700)
Posted by the_neptrix on December 2nd, 2017 @ 9:59pm CST
Wow. That actually looks pretty good to me.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924703)
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:37pm CST
You know, this might be like a crazy PR/Sentai homage if Grimlock was painted like the Dino Thunder Tyrannozord or Gabutyra while having Slag and Swoop be painted blue and yellow (respectively), or Slag can be pink and Snarl could be blue to match up with Stegochi and Dricera (al biet relocated in the legs). It'd be weird (not helping id the already goofy design of the 3 bot combiner), but I hope Grimlockimus or Cheetimus can do something like that.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924704)
Posted by Skritz on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:38pm CST
Upon completely cursory and presumably crappy examination, it appears to me that Grimlock's torso mode is barely slightly wider than the Menasor torso. Now granted, that one is apparently the worst CW torso but Grimlock's problem lies entirely in his twin waist and the need to bulk it up because if not for that I do think Volcanicus could have had a lot of neat things going for it. Unfortunately, whatever positives he has is ruined by his awful proportions and sacrifices made to his other modes.

Its a shame because he and his whole team have truly lovely color-matching and that sweet transparent-over-gold color so iconic of the Dinobots. If not for his awful shape he could have ended one of the more visually appealing and coherent Combiners of the CW/PotP line.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924705)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:39pm CST
Skritz wrote:Looks like we found Dino Caesar indeed.

Edit: If each dino was colored differently, it would REALLY make me think of a three-man Power Rangers team who gets two more rangers down the line to upgrade their megazord.
The action poses these pics put him in make me think of him as like a Kamen Rider. ;)
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924706)
Posted by Albatross250 on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:41pm CST
Well there was this thing....

Close Enough XD :lol:
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924707)
Posted by Skritz on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
Albatross250 wrote:Well there was this thing....

Close Enough XD :lol:


The 'curse of combining Dinobots' goes way back, man. Granted now I'd love to see a customizer do a Geister combiner from the POTP Dinobot to fight a customized Hot Rod/Rodimus made to look like Exkaiser. Granted he'd need some partsforming for the lion chest and some serious head remodeling but still...
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924709)
Posted by bodrock on December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:51pm CST
Maybe with those lanky limbs, Volcandeetocaminus hits fast & furious. :michaelbay:

But if you strike him there, he gonna fall apart. :CON:

The best thing about this Grimlock is the dinoface -- but the G1 figure did that pretty well, and had the body to boot. His robolegs were kinda janky tho
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924711)
Posted by Skritz on December 2nd, 2017 @ 11:02pm CST
Volcanicus may have a crummy chest but it does make me wonder: could this be a prelude to a Monstructor/Dinoking with some shuffled-up positions, with Slog/Kakuryu as a torso and a new legends-class Birdbrain which would function as a torso-bulker of some kind?

Or am I just talking outta my ass trying to justify why Grimlock went so damn wrong?
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924715)
Posted by RodimusRex on December 2nd, 2017 @ 11:20pm CST
I don't see how he went wrong if you view this as a Season 3 G1 cartoon Grimlock.

Who was fairly short-to-average in height and had a GIANT yellow crotch/belly and even had a wide badger tail.

FoC was the "badass" Grimlock. Masterpiece was a mix of Marvel Comics and early G1 animated Grimlock, all angles and oddly balanced threat. This is S3 Grimlock to go with Kup, Wheelie, Arcee, etc. He's the chubby comic relief. Get him an apron and chef's hat or a bow tie and a platter.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924727)
Posted by frogbat on December 3rd, 2017 @ 12:25am CST
He'll be the first combiner I own not to be displayed in combined form..though, TBH don’t know if the lacklustre result has much to do with it. Though not horrendous, it was somewhat unnecessary, and I might’ve preferred a TR version. Would’ve been nice if they all got a size upgrade or if they'd have been a bit more imaginative with the combining pattern.. maybe havi g grimlock and sludge as voyagers who combine for the thorso, and slash as a deluxe limb might’ve worked out better

P.s. the thing I dislike most of volcanicus is the head... looks more like an insect icon gestalt head..
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924728)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 3rd, 2017 @ 12:33am CST
Albatross250 wrote:Well there was this thing....

Close Enough XD :lol:


THANK YOU for bringing up the Geisters, as they're based on the G1 Dinobots. I hope they're alternate heads for the Dinobots, if there are any.

frogbat wrote:P.s. the thing I dislike most of volcanicus is the head... looks more like an insect icon gestalt head..


The horns remind me of the ones for Engine-Oh G12 aka the RPM Ultrazord, made from the tusks of Kishamoth aka the Mammoth Paleozord. That's just me I guess.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924734)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 3rd, 2017 @ 1:07am CST
heh, well it's still not great but it looks a lot more fun and oddly better proportioned than most CW combiners. Those dynamic pose pics are great. Still not worth the botching of Grimlock.
Re: New Configuration Found for Transformers Power of the Primes Dinobot Combiner Using Only 3 Robots (1924748)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 3rd, 2017 @ 6:41am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Aimless Misfire wrote:Hasbrotoyshop & Toys R Us gets them in stock. I check that same day & they're already sold out. I'm pretty sure they only got 1 **** case in. Just like when my Walmarts get anything in, they only get 1 case. I'm just gonna order from ebay or Amazon & skip the frustration & hassle.

We should all remember that these toys were not supposed to come out until December/January. Any case found out there before then is sheer dumb luck and so far these have not been found at the biggest toy retailer in the US (volume wise, which is Walmart) nor have these been found in any other country in the world. So we really should relax. its wave 1, the wave most ordered. Anyone remember when no one was finding Triggerhappy? I remember people being as desperate as Jennifer Connely in Requiem for a Dream, but now that toy is everywhere.

Well, seeing as every Walmart in my are still has 4 to 6 cases of TLK wave one on the pegs, PotP might not show up. I've taliked to a couple of managers, and they have been sending transformer shipments back to distribution warehouses until what's on the pegs sells.
My area has 3 Targets, 4 Meijer, and 7 Walmart stores. Out of those, only 1 store has moved beyond TLK wave 1, and TR wave 4.

TLK was one of the worst selling toy brands they've ever seen, and may have done long lasting damage.
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