The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons

The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 5:19pm CST

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A Transformer named Spastic certainly did not leave UK Transformers fans ecstatic. A few months ago, a Power Core Combiners Five-Pack was revealed to have the name 'Spastic', and controversy ensued - likely the first non-movie Transformers news to hit newspapers in quite sometime. Hasbro responded back to Seibertron.com stating that 'the toy will not be released in the UK', despite that, the toy's release around the rest of the world will be going by another name - Over-Run with Stunticons. The change can also be contributed to the fact that some UK chains have imported Power Core Combiners from North America. The name Over-Run hasn't been used since Armada/Universe, and this PCC Commander certainly does not homage the name's past.

On to the toy, Over-Run is an orange and purple repaint of Leadfoot. His drones are repaints, composed of a mix and match of Rallybots and Destructicons. Links lead to Seibertron.com's galleries of these figures. Check out Over-Run's packaging in the images below!

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Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170050)
Posted by Rated X on January 16th, 2011 @ 5:26pm CST
How retarded !!!

Gimmie the "Spastic" version and ill even save the box. :lol:
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170052)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 16th, 2011 @ 5:31pm CST
Think it'll be an entirely new box, or just a sticker over the original name? It wouldn't be the first time; G2 cards showing Sky-Scorcher Afterburner on the back slapped that name over his original, "Snipe".
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170056)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 16th, 2011 @ 5:37pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Think it'll be an entirely new box, or just a sticker over the original name? It wouldn't be the first time; G2 cards showing Sky-Scorcher Afterburner on the back slapped that name over his original, "Snipe".


You're spot on with that, I can see the outline of a sticker on the front and the back of the box. That'll be a lot of stickers :shock:

I'll be getting him no matter the name, and call him George... no wait, Drag Strip :oops:
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170063)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 16th, 2011 @ 5:52pm CST
The only thing that looks good in this, is over-runs alt mode.... oh and the box art.
:CON:
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170083)
Posted by Mkall on January 16th, 2011 @ 6:31pm CST
I'm calling this guy Spastic just for a laugh
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170101)
Posted by jlogano20 on January 16th, 2011 @ 6:56pm CST
fail sticker but ill call it drag stip so...
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170119)
Posted by Crosscheck on January 16th, 2011 @ 7:14pm CST
Rated X wrote:How retarded !!!

Gimmie the "Spastic" version and ill even save the box. :lol:

I see what you did there.

BTW, notice that Over-Run is just a label slapped over the likely Spastic name.
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170125)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2011 @ 7:35pm CST
Rated X wrote:How retarded !!!


I agree with you there bro :D
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170144)
Posted by dragons on January 16th, 2011 @ 8:25pm CST
well that sucks this would be te first & only 5 crappy 5 pack power core combiners i would have bought but since name has canged forget it.

like the how on package for comboiner mode looks much better the toy itself
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170148)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 16th, 2011 @ 8:30pm CST
Lol they just slapped a sticker over the name. Why didnt they just call him Dragstrip?
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170151)
Posted by adamassc on January 16th, 2011 @ 8:40pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:Lol they just slapped a sticker over the name. Why didnt they just call him Dragstrip?

Probably too generic, like ratchet.

Maybe the PCC line is a dumping ground for name maintance
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170156)
Posted by Pontimax 01 on January 16th, 2011 @ 9:01pm CST
Worth the buy just to steam the sticker off the box.
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170171)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 16th, 2011 @ 10:01pm CST
if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then he should be called dragstrip
but over-run is fine too
anyone who thinks spastic is a good name is a spaz
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170174)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on January 16th, 2011 @ 10:10pm CST
Retarded and Gay
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170191)
Posted by phoenix88 on January 16th, 2011 @ 11:09pm CST
you could paint the core figure red and call him "tomatotron" and i still wouldnt get him. Leadfoot is ok, and is not worth the hype he's been getting. The torso form for this Leadfoot/Over-run mold is nothing special and the drones look stupid.

the PCC line has been very "meh" for me, with every figure i've picekd up from it. I may get icepick, but beyond that, i'm done with PCC
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170211)
Posted by ShardFenix on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:31am CST
yeah i originally bought the bombshock pcc and he was alright. though now all i want is heavytread and it will be my last. even the beauty of the dinobots isnt enough to attract me
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170250)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:30am CST
Hasbro are just going out of their way to avoid offending anyone; something that the board members tossing around descriptors such as 'retarded' and 'gay' could possibly learn from...

On topic, I wonder if they'll do another 5-pack in the same wave - using the remaining drones?

Who would the core figure be though, Icepick or Sledge?
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170339)
Posted by Rated X on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:19am CST
Mkall wrote:I'm calling this guy Spastic just for a laugh


LMAO !!!

I already got the Mirage repaint of Drag Strip so this will be his retarded half brother !!! :-B
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170449)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:25pm CST
Pontimax 01 wrote:Worth the buy just to steam the sticker off the box.


I wonder how long until somebody does this and sells it on ebay as an expensive rare variant.
Re: The Name Change - Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons (1170468)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CST
Dai_Ceefax wrote:Hasbro are just going out of their way to avoid offending anyone; something that the board members tossing around descriptors such as 'retarded' and 'gay' could possibly learn from...

On topic, I wonder if they'll do another 5-pack in the same wave - using the remaining drones?

Who would the core figure be though, Icepick or Sledge?


Given that the 5-pack wave consists of one new figure, I assume that'll be the final one. The last 2 waves of 2-packs will have 2 new figures each instead of 3.

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