Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog

Transformers News: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w /  Stunticons, Salvage w /  Bombburst, Undertow w /  Waterlog

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 12:23AM CST

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Expanding on the news of the recently revealed Power Core Combiners 2011 Wave 2 sets, we've got high quality, official and in-package images of the brand new figures, all courtesy of site sponsor TFsource. First up is the newest five-pack Spastic with the Stunticons, homaging to an extent, G1 Menasor. Spastic is a repaint of Leadfoot, while his drones are mixes of both Rallybots and Destructicons. Next up are the new two new two-packs. One is Salvage with Bombburst, perhaps trying to salvage the mediocre Mudslinger figure with a new paint job. Bombburst is a repaint of Chainclaw. The second is Undertow with Waterlog, the first ever sea-vehicle in the PCC line, with a suitable algae-colored mini-con.

If you wanted another look at Heavytread with Groundspike, and Skyhammer with Airlift, there are official images as well. Check out all of the images below! By clicking any of the pictures or links, you'll be forwarded straight to TFsource's pre-orders of these figures.

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Salvage with Bombburst
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Undertow with Waterlog
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Heavytread with Groundspike
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Skyhammer with Airlift
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Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144838)
Posted by griftimus prime on November 10th, 2010 @ 12:41am CST
heavy tread and skyhammer are too good for this line
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144841)
Posted by Neurie on November 10th, 2010 @ 1:26am CST
Spastic?!? Really?

Your gonna name a toy Spastic?

Great another toy which will have to be renamed if it gets released in the UK as the word Spastic is derogatory offensive slang for people with cerebal palsy, downs syndrome or generally the handicapped.

This years Nexus Maximus name cock up it would seem.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144842)
Posted by Zordon on November 10th, 2010 @ 1:29am CST
think hasbro naming team dropped the ball on this one for "Spastic"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spastic

The word in common speech can also be used in a pejorative context. The level of severity depends on whether one understands it as it is used in the United States or the United Kingdom.[1] In the UK it is considered an offensive way to refer to the disabled.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144843)
Posted by Neurie on November 10th, 2010 @ 1:40am CST
Me thinks Hasbro may get sued by RADAR or the Royal Society For The Mentaly Handicapped or what ever the US equivalent is.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144847)
Posted by phantomfish on November 10th, 2010 @ 2:10am CST
Does Hasbro really not look into names before it picks them? Nexus Maximus was bad enough but now to offend the handicapped of the UK with a name! Genius way to go! :BOOM:
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144849)
Posted by Bass X0 on November 10th, 2010 @ 2:33am CST
Neurie wrote:Me thinks Hasbro may get sued by RADAR or the Royal Society For The Mentaly Handicapped or what ever the US equivalent is.


Nope. The word isn't offensive at all in America. They'll just have to change the name for when they release it over here.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144850)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 10th, 2010 @ 2:44am CST
Hasbro, you really can be total morons at times... Doesn't matter if this figure is renamed or whatever when it comes to the UK. That figure's name will spread over here somehow and us TF fans already know of it now. Cannot undo.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144851)
Posted by ausbot on November 10th, 2010 @ 2:48am CST
Spastic! WTF, I hope we don't get Retard Prime, again WTF! I work with disabled children and this is really offensive!
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144852)
Posted by Primacron's Little Helper on November 10th, 2010 @ 2:54am CST
Wow, just wow. This makes Slag and Slapper seem relatively tame!

Another figure the UK won't be getting me thinks.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144857)
Posted by Anonymous on November 10th, 2010 @ 3:13am CST
Dear oh dear... i'm guessing this won't see the light of day in Australia either.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144860)
Posted by Bass X0 on November 10th, 2010 @ 3:17am CST
ausbot wrote:Spastic! WTF, I hope we don't get Retard Prime, again WTF! I work with disabled children and this is really offensive!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spastic

Read "Evolution of the term in the United States" for a better understanding of Hasbro's intentions.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144867)
Posted by Mykltron on November 10th, 2010 @ 3:54am CST
Bass X0 wrote:
Neurie wrote:Me thinks Hasbro may get sued by RADAR or the Royal Society For The Mentaly Handicapped or what ever the US equivalent is.


Nope. The word isn't offensive at all in America. They'll just have to change the name for when they release it over here.


Nah, they just won't bother releasing it in the UK. It's cheaper that way!

Bass X0 wrote:
ausbot wrote:Spastic! WTF, I hope we don't get Retard Prime, again WTF! I work with disabled children and this is really offensive!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spastic

Read "Evolution of the term in the United States" for a better understanding of Hasbro's intentions.


[quote]In fact, at least one American dictionary (Merriam Webster's) makes no reference to cerebral palsy in its definition or word origins. It simply defines "spaz" as a shortening of the word "spastic" and "one who is inept".[/quote]

They obviously hadn't heard the name of the charity The Spastic's Society who changed their name because of the modern use of the word spastic.

Mind you, in combined form the name DOES seem...

Funny how almost no-one is commenting on the other toys in the post! The tank and boat look good.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144868)
Posted by phantomfish on November 10th, 2010 @ 3:55am CST
Bass X0 wrote:
ausbot wrote:Spastic! WTF, I hope we don't get Retard Prime, again WTF! I work with disabled children and this is really offensive!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spastic

Read "Evolution of the term in the United States" for a better understanding of Hasbro's intentions.


That may have been Hasbro's intention but words can have different meanings in different countries even those that speak the same language. Hasbro should research names and their meanings before it trademarks them. This is a massive gaff on Hasbro's part and I'm sure once Hasbro realises how offensive the word is in the UK it will change the name,
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144872)
Posted by Oilspill on November 10th, 2010 @ 4:14am CST
Bass X0 wrote:
ausbot wrote:Spastic! WTF, I hope we don't get Retard Prime, again WTF! I work with disabled children and this is really offensive!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spastic

Read "Evolution of the term in the United States" for a better understanding of Hasbro's intentions.


I think the wiki article confuses things, because it talks about spaz being a fairly harmless word in the US. But although spaz was originally a shortening of spastic, the word spaz has evolved to mean nerdy/uncool/clumsy whereas the word spastic still refers to the disability does it not?

Anyway, I don't understand why they can't use the name Slag, which is not derogatory in the US, only really in the UK (plus in the UK it still means "molten rock/metals" as well), but they can OK the name Spastic?

Keep the name Spastic if you must, just bring back Slag!

PS. Spazma may have been a better choice, and would let Hasbro hold onto an older name.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144876)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on November 10th, 2010 @ 4:41am CST
Wow. Talk about really not wanting to reuse an already trademarked name (like Decepticon Drag Strip) in any form. Geez. They really need to do more research for these names. Although, I'm personally waiting for 'em to release a new Huffer repaint named Pipes in any French-speaking country and see how that goes...

And I'm so getting all four of these PCC 2-packs! The Mudslinger mold is really one of the better molds of this series and the newer ones are getting better and better. Undertow looks awesome, Heavytread is so a Guzzle homage and Skyhammer is just pure win. Still waiting to see what'll happen with an eventual Grimstone/Dinobots repaint, tho'.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144877)
Posted by Oilspill on November 10th, 2010 @ 4:48am CST
Relic Dinobot wrote:Heavytread is so a Guzzle homage


Personally, with the way the front of the tank becomes the chest, he feels like more of a Brawl homage - which fits in with the established pattern of the PCCs aping existing combiner groups. But he does make a passable Guzzle too.

Man I'd love a full on proper IDW style Guzzle. A larger scout or a smaller deluxe, either way would be all good.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144881)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on November 10th, 2010 @ 5:02am CST
Oilspill wrote:
Relic Dinobot wrote:Heavytread is so a Guzzle homage


Personally, with the way the front of the tank becomes the chest, he feels like more of a Brawl homage - which fits in with the established pattern of the PCCs aping existing combiner groups.


True. Makes more sense for the vehicle mode anyway. But I'll stick with Guzzle for the 'bot mode since I'm not a big fan of Movie Brawl. ;)

Oilspill wrote:Man I'd love a full on proper IDW style Guzzle. A larger scout or a smaller deluxe, either way would be all good.


Hasbro, if you've read this comment, please go with the second option and make him a deluxe figure. Please?
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144888)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 10th, 2010 @ 5:42am CST
I was expecting a couple of people to comment on the name, didn't expect the whole topic to be taken up by it, lol. What I think makes it worse is that they've given the name to a bad guy, as if it says something about the people with such a mental disability.

Hasbro; EPIC FAIL.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144890)
Posted by --B-- on November 10th, 2010 @ 5:44am CST
I'll wait for the inevitable red repaint of Heavytread into Warpath.
Re: Official / In-Package Images of PCC Spastic w / Stunticons, Salvage w / Bombburst, Undertow w / Waterlog (1144894)
Posted by Bass X0 on November 10th, 2010 @ 5:54am CST
--B-- wrote:I'll wait for the inevitable red repaint of Heavytread into Warpath.


That won't happen though. Autobots get repainted into Decepticons and vice versa. Out of five waves, not one toy so far has been repainted from someone the same faction as them (other than Mini-Cons).
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