Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw!

Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 12:30pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians!
This just in, YouTuber TonTon Review already have the video review of the highly anticipated Studio Series '86 Gnaw! This bot is a deluxe class faithfull as possible to the 1986 movie.

This Sharkticon is the biggest yet, not counting the G1 original. But with improved articulations and better scaling towards the current Generations of figures, this may be the best Gnaw to date.



Are you planning to get this one, or is the previous Generations still good enough? Will you troop build this newest version?

Let us know down below!

Credit(s): Tonton Review


This article was last modified on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 2:33pm CDT

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Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105568)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 25th, 2021 @ 1:53pm CDT
Seeing this review I'm completely sold.
The issues of bot color being seen in the beast mode don't bother me as much as I thought it would.
The legs are just a continuation of the color that's around his beast mouth, which helps some.
The blue isn't ideal, but because it's not some random color and is the same blue seen in other areas, I think it's okay.
Seeing the back of the bot head inside the beast mouth is by no means ideal, but it doesn't stand out to me as badly as it could.

This will be the one figure in all of my collection that is displayed in alt mode.
And while I think the bot mode is good (although the eyes are bit big), the beast mode is display-worthy.
I initially thought the legs looked a little goofy, but now, I'm good with those.
Other positives about the beast mode for me:

The eyes, teeth and "face" details look great.
The colors are pretty spot on.
Overall the shape is awesome. Where I thought previous versions looked a little too spherical, this guy has more of an oblong, egg-ish form that I think looks really good.
From what I could see, the molded detail on the back (in the dark gray area) were really nicely done. And the gray area does taper some before getting to the tail, which I appreciate.

Now I'm relatively excited for this figure, and I'll be getting 3 for sure.

*sidenote
This review also helped me realize that I didn't really miss out by not getting the Allicon.
Imo that beast mode isn't display worthy.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105569)
Posted by OptimusPrime_13131 on May 25th, 2021 @ 2:01pm CDT
And where does he get these figures from? Somehow either he or PrimevsPrime already has the RED Bumblebee and Starscream. I think he may be stealing them.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105570)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on May 25th, 2021 @ 2:12pm CDT
The completionist in me will get 1, but I'm definitely not army building. I already have 3 of the TR Legends and 1 more from the Pit of Judgement set. Just 1 SS86 version is enough to be the alpha/leader for the rest I already have.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105582)
Posted by o.supreme on May 25th, 2021 @ 3:17pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Greetings Seibertronians!
This just in, YouTuber TonTon Review already have the video review of the highly anticipated Studio Series '86 Gnaw!


How did I know he was going to pronounce it "Guh-Nah" :lol: .
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105583)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 25th, 2021 @ 3:25pm CDT
I'd absolutely love to get one of these but with the new pricing in affect that makes this deluxe 35-40 dollars Canadian depending where you buy it from plus shipping if purchased online. Thats a bit cost prohibitive if a guy was looking to buy a few of these.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105589)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 25th, 2021 @ 3:40pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:I'd absolutely love to get one of these but with the new pricing in affect that makes this deluxe 35-40 dollars Canadian depending where you buy it from plus shipping if purchased online. Thats a bit cost prohibitive if a guy was looking to buy a few of these.


Just don't troop build.
Still, if you already have a few Gnaws already, get one SS86 as the "captain" of the troops you already have.
That's what I'll do.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105601)
Posted by OptimusPrime_13131 on May 25th, 2021 @ 5:25pm CDT
Why does Seibertron highlight people that probably take toys from factories?
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105626)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 25th, 2021 @ 8:22pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:I'd absolutely love to get one of these but with the new pricing in affect that makes this deluxe 35-40 dollars Canadian depending where you buy it from plus shipping if purchased online. Thats a bit cost prohibitive if a guy was looking to buy a few of these.


Just don't troop build.
Still, if you already have a few Gnaws already, get one SS86 as the "captain" of the troops you already have.
That's what I'll do.


Actually, I think I'd recommend getting one of these guys no matter if you have any previous versions, if you don't want to troop build, etc...
This is one of those characters that I bet doesn't get a new figure for a long, long time, if ever... This is just one that down the road I don't see being a priority. Maybe even when the movie hits another big anniversaty.
I could see Hastak using this mold again as a re-release with maybe some slight differences in deco.
Although I honestly don't even know how they'd change or add to this if they're going for his screen appearance.

Also, This is one of the rare-ish times for me where I don't need this figure to look as close to the screen appearance as many other characters. And for how good this guy does look, I'm very happy with what Hastak is giving us!
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105656)
Posted by Yotsuyasan on May 26th, 2021 @ 7:39am CDT
This guy looks good, but definitely doesn't fill a need for my collection. I am more than happy with my Pit of Judgement, plus a Titans Return Gnaw I already had, plus an Alicon I was able to subsequently track down.

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Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105662)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 8:58am CDT
Review for SS86 Wreck Gar is up! By kremzeek reviews
https://youtu.be/x-p-7lXLxe4
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105663)
Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on May 26th, 2021 @ 10:02am CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:Review for SS86 Wreck Gar is up! By kremzeek reviews
https://youtu.be/x-p-7lXLxe4


When Wreck-Gar is dancing with Hot Rod in the movie, they are the same size. This figure is a bit too big. It's bigger than Springer too.

But that won't stop me from getting him.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105667)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 26th, 2021 @ 1:02pm CDT
I'm thinking of having this Gnaw as a Megalodon and 3 other TR sharks as minions. I'll don the Meg shark Megalocon...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105668)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 1:17pm CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:Review for SS86 Wreck Gar is up! By kremzeek reviews
https://youtu.be/x-p-7lXLxe4


When Wreck-Gar is dancing with Hot Rod in the movie, they are the same size. This figure is a bit too big. It's bigger than Springer too.

But that won't stop me from getting him.


Hes definitely pretty large and in charge but eh I don't mind either. I kind of like it, makes him more intimidating

Perhaps Hot Rod is the small one lol
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105669)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 1:19pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:I'm thinking of having this Gnaw as a Megalodon and 3 other TR sharks as minions. I'll don the Meg shark Megalocon...'nuff said! :VEHI:


SharktiDon
SharktiloDon
Megalodonicon
Megalodicon (teehee mega load)
Jawsicon

He can be buddies with Megatron
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105670)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 26th, 2021 @ 1:35pm CDT
I already have Sharkticon Megatron as part of my Quintesson army. There's no need to be limited by G1, after all.

Aside from the Netflix Ironhide recolors, there's also the older Botcon Sharkticons you could get if you wanted to just add more forces to your army.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105671)
Posted by william-james88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 2:44pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians!
This just in, YouTuber Kremzeek Reviews already have the video review of the highly anticipated Studio Series '86 Wreckgar! This bot is a voyager class as faithfull as possible to the 1986 movie. This video especially helps with the scale, showing that he is bigger than Hot rid but just as big as Springer, with who he has a big fight in the film.



Are you planning to get this one, or is the previous Generations still good enough? Will you troop build this newest version?

Let us know down below!
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105677)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 6:35pm CDT
Tonton also put up a review of Wreck Gar that has some different comparisons for anyone interested
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105683)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 26th, 2021 @ 7:22pm CDT
I'm actually not a fan of Wreck-gar's size. That's not me saying it's bad; I'm sure there are plenty of design aspects that have benefitted from that.
But as was already pointed out, he should be closer to the height of Hot Rod and Kup... And man, he made them look really small in that review. Kup looked like he was supposed to be some younger, smaller version or something... The scaling was very off.
However, I'm still definitely getting him; he looks really on point. I haven't decided if this is a "definitive" version, but it very may well be.

I'm most likely going to be passing on any retools... There's a chance I could be swayed if I like the face/head sculpt and overall colors enough, because I do think the mold is really good.
But right now I'm confident Wreck-gar will be my only Junkion, making Gnaw the only figure I plan to troop build.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105684)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2021 @ 7:24pm CDT
Wreck-Gar and Springer were pretty even in height when they dueled each other in the movie.
Re: Review of Studio Series 86-08 Sharkticon Gnaw! (2105713)
Posted by william-james88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 8:43pm CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:Review for SS86 Wreck Gar is up! By kremzeek reviews
https://youtu.be/x-p-7lXLxe4


When Wreck-Gar is dancing with Hot Rod in the movie, they are the same size.


Yeah, but then when he duals Springer, he's the same size as well. So pick whichever size you like best. Personally, I preffer him being the same size as springer.

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