New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 11:35AM CDT

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Via one of our regular news sources on Facebook, the Hobbymizer discussion group based in Hong Kong, we have an update on the upcoming Titan class figure part of the Transformers Power of the Prime toyline - combiner Predaking, with the Prime Master Onyx Prime!

The update, namely, includes images of the lineart sketches for the main combiner figure and the Predacons that form it, some prototype and cartoon reference shots, a small comparison with predecessor Devastator, and a colour look at both the Predacon team of Razorclaw, Torox, Headstrong, Divebomb, and Rampage, plus the combined Predaking mode - all found in the next issue of Figure Oh! Magazine. Check it out below, and let us know what you think!

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine
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Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955817)
Posted by o.supreme on April 24th, 2018 @ 11:41am CDT
The size difference between Predaking and Devastator is less than I thought it would be, which is encouraging. They do scale well together, even if they are not to scale with all other combiners.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955831)
Posted by Seibertron on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:07pm CDT
Where are the damn swords???? :michaelbay:
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955837)
Posted by Black Hat on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
Nope. All the nice photography in the world can't hide the disappointment.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955842)
Posted by Bronzewolf on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:34pm CDT
Predaking ROCKS. I'm so excited. Everything just looks perfect. No, it's not the exact same thing as the G1 toy, but it's a really nice update. Great looking, sleek combined mode, and the limbs don't sacrifice as much as Devastator's did. I miss the days of Thrilling 30, where things could be slightly modernised and wouldn't be crucified for it. :(
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955844)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:35pm CDT
He's shorter that Devastator?!?!
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955846)
Posted by Black Hat on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:42pm CDT
Honestly? My problem is it isn't modernized enough. "G1 with knees" can work if the original figure was really good anyway (see the Decepticon Targetmasters) but with Predaking, with his unbearably doofy beast modes, questionable robot designs and proportions and...interestingly proportioned combined mode courtesy of Razorclaw being too damn small for his own good, you need to do a hell of a lot of modernizing to make him look even passable. As is, the robot modes are forgettable, the beast modes are actually painful to look at and the combined mode, whilst better proportioned than his G1 self and impressive in size, is painfully lacking in other areas (notably having details that aren't just squares) and doesn't even have his big ol' sword, not to mention how much the combined mode compromised the individuals just because they felt some obsession to keep them all the same size in spite of the fact that plain and simple doesn't work for a five-man traditional combiner and ARGH.

And on top of that, all three 3P offerings suck too. TFC looks cool but has terrible build quality, UT's looks decent but again, not brilliantly built and looks iffy not combined, and MMC's, whilst the best built, has some iffy design features (notably the enormous feet).
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955848)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 24th, 2018 @ 12:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:He's shorter that Devastator?!?!


Probably because Devastator has that much more mass to work with. Predaking only has 5 voyager figures making up its bulk while Devastator enjoys 6 voyager figures altogether. Predaking doesn't really look that much shorter than Devastator, to be honest. They'll be bookending my display of Decepticon combiners, so the height difference will be even less noticeable for me in hand.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955854)
Posted by KVO Prime on April 24th, 2018 @ 1:10pm CDT
I'm excited for Predaking but a lot of things are sad:

Divebomb's alt mode head size
Predaking's waist size, lack of spiked knuckles, NO SWORDS

this is going to be a 3rd party dream come true...
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955970)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on April 24th, 2018 @ 8:15pm CDT
Image
Boy. That's a lot of cubes.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1955978)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 24th, 2018 @ 8:30pm CDT
Wish they had magazines like that in English. My Japanese is not good enough to read all of that.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956014)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 24th, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
Fight or Flight.

On the fight aspects, Predaking is already a done deal. Unless there'll be a running change on parts that turn out iffy (like God Ginrai's ankles etc or Trypticon's exploding hips) what you see is what you get. So fighting this behemoth is futile.

Too bad no swords and Takara seems not to be making one since the "unification" business model with Hb.

Flight.

Disappointed? Then don't buy him and avoid the stressor to your psyche aka the Predaking thread. ;)^
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956046)
Posted by CrashDummy on April 25th, 2018 @ 1:04am CDT
Black Hat wrote:Honestly? My problem is it isn't modernized enough. "G1 with knees" can work if the original figure was really good anyway (see the Decepticon Targetmasters) but with Predaking, with his unbearably doofy beast modes, questionable robot designs and proportions and...interestingly proportioned combined mode courtesy of Razorclaw being too damn small for his own good, you need to do a hell of a lot of modernizing to make him look even passable. As is, the robot modes are forgettable, the beast modes are actually painful to look at and the combined mode, whilst better proportioned than his G1 self and impressive in size, is painfully lacking in other areas (notably having details that aren't just squares) and doesn't even have his big ol' sword, not to mention how much the combined mode compromised the individuals just because they felt some obsession to keep them all the same size in spite of the fact that plain and simple doesn't work for a five-man traditional combiner and ARGH.

And on top of that, all three 3P offerings suck too. TFC looks cool but has terrible build quality, UT's looks decent but again, not brilliantly built and looks iffy not combined, and MMC's, whilst the best built, has some iffy design features (notably the enormous feet).


Those Preds look very spot on to me. Their very oldscool. And I think they were all about the same size to each other on the G1 show. I'm not 100% sure on that but I've been meaning to rewatch season 3 again. At least the good episodes. Though Predaking shoulda had spiked fists and a sword.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956063)
Posted by Coptur on April 25th, 2018 @ 4:21am CDT
I am disappointed as I wanted the Predacons to be in the same scale as the other combiners.

I'll only pick up Predaking when the price drops dramatically and if i miss him i won't cry about it...well at least not in public :roll:
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956095)
Posted by AlphaBass on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:21am CDT
It doesn't look.....bad, but it doesn't look enough to displace my G1 Predaking, so, I'm good.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956102)
Posted by joevill on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:57am CDT
This looks amazing!
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956160)
Posted by Emerje on April 25th, 2018 @ 3:51pm CDT
WreckerJack wrote:Wish they had magazines like that in English. My Japanese is not good enough to read all of that.

Back in the day we used to have a bunch of different magazines like ToyFare, Lee's Action Figure News and Toy Review, and Tomart's Action Figure Digest among others. Early ToyFare magazines came with posters and I had them all over my bedroom wall in the 90s like most teens had bikini babes. :lol: Unfortunately all of these magazines no longer exist. Japan has a different print culture since people spend so much of their time commuting on trains giving them more time to flip through magazines and manga anthologies.

Emerje
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956219)
Posted by Ironhidensh on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:08pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:Wish they had magazines like that in English. My Japanese is not good enough to read all of that.

Back in the day we used to have a bunch of different magazines like ToyFare, Lee's Action Figure News and Toy Review, and Tomart's Action Figure Digest among others. Early ToyFare magazines came with posters and I had them all over my bedroom wall in the 90s like most teens had bikini babes. :lol: Unfortunately all of these magazines no longer exist. Japan has a different print culture since people spend so much of their time commuting on trains giving them more time to flip through magazines and manga anthologies.

Emerje



God, I miss Toyfare. We had a flood in our basement a few years ago, and my comic book box with every single issue of ToyFare printed (maybe save 2 or 3) was destroyed. I legit shed a tear over it. :(
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956236)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Where are the damn swords???? :michaelbay:


Something tells me this brand cohesion between Hasbro and Takara was driven by Hasbro's concerns over lost sales from Takara's "Better" versions. I'm sure if they were left to their own devices, swords would be the start of what Takara would improve.
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956297)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 26th, 2018 @ 4:23am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Where are the damn swords???? :michaelbay:


Something tells me this brand cohesion between Hasbro and Takara was driven by Hasbro's concerns over lost sales from Takara's "Better" versions. I'm sure if they were left to their own devices, swords would be the start of what Takara would improve.


Still, a Takara one would be much more expensive. Plus dealing with shipping and customs.
Meh, there WILL be a 3P upgrate kit / weapon pack soon enough. ¯\_ツ_/¯
Re: New Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking in Figure Oh! Magazine (1956301)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 26th, 2018 @ 4:47am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Where are the damn swords???? :michaelbay:


Something tells me this brand cohesion between Hasbro and Takara was driven by Hasbro's concerns over lost sales from Takara's "Better" versions. I'm sure if they were left to their own devices, swords would be the start of what Takara would improve.


Still, a Takara one would be much more expensive. Plus dealing with shipping and customs.
Meh, there WILL be a 3P upgrate kit / weapon pack soon enough. ¯\_ツ_/¯

This is true plus there's still sdcc to come...

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