New Galleries: PCC Huffer, Searchlight and Chopster
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 3:22am CDTCategories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal Views: 47,733
With his Mini-Con Caliburst
With his Mini-Con Backwind
And his Mini-Con Chopster
This article was last modified on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 12:03pm CDT
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 31st, 2010 @ 6:08am CDT
Posted by Rated X on October 31st, 2010 @ 8:54am CDT
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 31st, 2010 @ 9:04am CDT
Rated X wrote:Where do all these PCC repaints in the galleries come from ??? A decepticon Huffer and an autobot Smolder ??? I thought these molds were brand new designed by Hasbro for 2010 ???
Wave 3 was all repaints of Wave 1, with drones and Mini-Cons mixed up. It's to extend the line before the 2011 releases, like the Dinobots and Constructicons.
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 31st, 2010 @ 9:45am CDT
The minicons have very... loose transformations. I'm used to 'robo-yoga' with movie-verse the Fallen and Megatron, but some of these guys (Backwind especially) just don't seem to even try.
Posted by Seibertron on October 31st, 2010 @ 3:04pm CDT
Posted by Dead Metal on October 31st, 2010 @ 3:17pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:And that completes galleries for all 24 of the currently available PCC figures. I think this is the most pictures I've ever posted in one week. Lots of work! Took me one week to take all of their photos and an additional week to sort through the blurry pics, duplicates, crop the pics, resize the photos, adjust the colors, watermark the pics, and upload them to the site. Thank goodness for all of the batch operations I've figured out over the 7 years I've been doing this.
And they came out mighty fine.
Why is Beacon solid red plastic I though he's supposed to be translucent sparkly brown?
This made me realise that the only good Mini-Con mold from this line is Caliburst, the rest are shite. Well at least wave 1.
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 31st, 2010 @ 3:40pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:The minicons have very... loose transformations. I'm used to 'robo-yoga' with movie-verse the Fallen and Megatron, but some of these guys (Backwind especially) just don't seem to even try.
But the silver lining to that is several play possibilities when he's in chest-plate mode, which the photographer, overworked as he was to get all of this up, kudos, didn't explore. Extend his limbs a bit, and he's a self-targeting machine gun battery. Spin him 180 degrees, and his legs become a very convincing set of binoculars! Ironically, it is my least favorite 2-pack from wave 1, but if I'd had these as a kid, I'd say Searchlight and Backwind would've been the most fun to play with. His handgun mode is quite random, but an 8-year old would think it should look silly, assuming he's a gas gun.
And a minicon axe is something long overdue. I'd actually call Caliburst the worst minicon because he's the least versatile. The gear aesthetic just looks wrong when he's Huffer's robot-mode weapon.
Posted by OptiMagnus on October 31st, 2010 @ 3:46pm CDT
Glad to see all the PCCs finally in the galleries. I recommend Smolder and Chopster to those of you on the fence with these guys. I may go get Huffer soon, since my area has no new products in. Can't wait to see what else Hasbro has in store with the PCCs.
Posted by kirbenvost on October 31st, 2010 @ 4:24pm CDT
Backwind is the lamest of all the PCC Minicons, IMO. I don't even display him. It would help if he was a different color that integrated better with Searchlight, I think. I love Caliburst, and the rest look pretty decent.
Posted by Va'al on February 23rd, 2015 @ 1:14am CST
Click on any image below to take a look at full galleries for Decepticon boatformer Undertow with Waterlog, Jhiaxus-looking Skyhammer with Airlift Minicon, blue Mudslinger repaint Salvage and its partner Bomb-Burst, and the extremely rare and popular tank that could Heavytread, complete with Groundspike. Each figure is shown in its three modes: vehicle, robot and combiner torso (core) with the automorphing limbs found in five-packs - check them all out below!
Power Core Combiners Undertow
Power Core Combiners Waterlog
Power Core Combiners Skyhammer
Power Core Combiners Airlift
Power Core Combiners Heavytread
Power Core Combiners Groundspike
Power Core Combiners Salvage
Power Core Combiners Bomb-Burst
Posted by RhA on February 23rd, 2015 @ 3:16am CST
Posted by ausbot on February 23rd, 2015 @ 4:24am CST
Posted by It Is Him on February 23rd, 2015 @ 6:47am CST
RhA wrote:Argh! Undertow! The one that got away!
I regret skipping that one too.
Posted by jogunwarrior on February 23rd, 2015 @ 8:52am CST
Anyway, this was a really underrated toy line, and I would love to see some of the designs and characters brought back into the fold!
Posted by Gearslide on February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:28am CST
And the Minicons (Really, these guys were Targetmasters mixed with Breastforce mechanics, not minicons. Minicons typically have their own alternate mode that doesn't require outside use) were really well designed, especially given their size.
I kinda feel like if the PCC drones hadn't had such a focus on "auto-transforming", there could have been some clever engineering done to make them look awesome.
Posted by griftimus prime on February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:33am CST
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:43am CST
Heavytread is my Classics Guzzle
Skyhammer is my Classics Triggerhappy
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:46am CST
I've always wondered what Undertow and Skyhammer were like. The other end-of-the-line figures (Steamhammer, Dinopope, and Heavytread) are all pretty amazing.
jogunwarrior wrote:Anyway, this was a really underrated toy line, and I would love to see some of the designs and characters brought back into the fold!
At the very least, Smolder should be adopted into the "main" series.
Also, wow, just noticed the original thread title used the Minicon's name instead.
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:47am CST
Posted by khrome on February 23rd, 2015 @ 10:59am CST
Undertow is a pretty nice one. I managed to make a pretty cool looking Chaingun turret alt mode out of it.