Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst

Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst

Monday, March 29th, 2010 2:45pm CDT

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It came from above!

The newest rebirth of the Aerialbots are in the Power Core Combiners toyline, under the name 'Skyburst'. The 5-Pack has gotten into the hands of Youtuber Peaugh, and he reviews the five airplanes. The central figure, a homage to Silverbolt, is the only one that has a robot mode, while the other planes act as drone limbs. Peaugh also shows the Skyburst drones combined with Autobot Searchlight with Backwind. Check out the video on Youtube or embed below.



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Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059338)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:00pm CDT
Why are these all so crappy?

Seriously, someone sell me on this.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059342)
Posted by Blurrz on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:05pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Why are these all so crappy?

Seriously, someone sell me on this.


You're judging something based off on how it looks on the internet? You have yet to experience these hands on. If someone showed you some promo pictures of Transformers Armada, and someone reviewed it on Youtube and wasn't too excited about it either, would you have the Armada collection you have today? Everything deserves a chance, at least one figure for goodness sake.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059345)
Posted by DavidT on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:08pm CDT
Another EPIC FAIL for the PCC Transformers :SICK:



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Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059347)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:10pm CDT
This one looks the worst of the bunch. I'll wait and see if they do a G1-inspired repaint. Otherwise it's a pass.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059348)
Posted by Firebird on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:15pm CDT
The core scouts seem like nice figures, But the combined modes just don't look good.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059354)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:35pm CDT
Yeah... no. Pass, pass and more pass. Total waste, there.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059358)
Posted by City Commander on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:45pm CDT
The central figures are really nice, will be getting searchlight and silverbolt. The drones, however, look absolutely awful. Mine will be in a box.

I don't understand how, considering they have no robot modes, they look so poor? Damn automorph gimmick needs to be stepped away from, a manual transformation for these would've achieved far better results, at least on par with Energon prime's drones.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059370)
Posted by Agamemnon on March 29th, 2010 @ 3:58pm CDT
The first thing that came to my mind was, "cool! Another Valkrie transformation!" I'm not very impressed with these so far. I'll probably get the early wave to see how they are. Good news is my expectations are so low that it won't take much to impress me about these.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059378)
Posted by Vectorshot on March 29th, 2010 @ 4:11pm CDT
In my opinion those are the worst designs that I have ever seen. It is highly evident that Hasbro is trying to save money with this new line. The drones look like penny racers from the eighties. Universe, and the movie line will be getting my money this year.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059380)
Posted by Dread_Wing on March 29th, 2010 @ 4:16pm CDT
Ye Gods. What were they thinking with the limbs? Stubby spatula-arm, spindly hook arm, munched up jet foot and incredibly unstable looking copter-foot! Seriously, it cannot have been too hard to design the legs to fold so the cockpits became feet, heel-spurs folded from the back?! As for the arms, they are just a mess.

The central scouts seem OK, and where they could fill a gap in my Classics collection I may grab them, (ie Huffer) but the premise of the PCC set is a huge flop in my opinion, unless future 5 packs improve the 'limb-i-ness' of the limbs.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059404)
Posted by Tigertrack on March 29th, 2010 @ 4:58pm CDT
I am tending to go with the crowd here, I am not digging these. Not digging these at all.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059405)
Posted by Mykltron on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:01pm CDT
:shock:

Wow.

The central figure looks dreadful.

The combined mode looks worse.

Combaticons superior. Aerialbots inferior. At least the Deceps look like i can remove the gimmick and install articulation.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059411)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:13pm CDT
Dang.

Cruddy though the combined form may be, I really love Silverbolt's jet mode, even if it will be ridiculously small next to everyone else.

Wondering yet again if these are all gang-molded together or if we might see the scout commanders repainted separately.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059413)
Posted by Megazarak on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:16pm CDT
Hm, I guess Skyburst looks alright, as he is and combined, however I don't like some of his drones. I never liked when a helicopter piece of a combiner just had it's rotor siting in an awkward position, like the one on his leg. If it was an arm and the rotor was on the shoulder, then that would be fine, but not as is. Moving on to the yellow chopper, I find that he looks awkward as an arm and seems overly long and ugly. The rest of him looks OK, but for one of the first round of 5-pack transformers, I would think that they would have taken less of a chance with the drones and made them look like pretty typical arms and legs.

Anyways, I'm still liking these guys, besides a few minor quibbles. I still look forward to getting them. I've always been a sucker for combiners. Hoping for a Train and a Boat. :)
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059418)
Posted by Blurrz on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:28pm CDT
Megazarak wrote:Hoping for a Train and a Boat. :)


The next two combiners are race cars and monster trucks.

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Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059425)
Posted by Overcracker on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:35pm CDT
Looks to me, like Hasbro is taking a page out of Bandai's Machine Robo Rescue line.

A central Robot that has 4 drones follow him and then combine into a larger robot.
Of course Bandai used the same mold for all 4 limbs (and gave them robot modes, bad ones but robot modes nonetheless). But the theory is pretty much the same.

One has to question the decision of giving them weird looking claw arms. Having already forfeited the robot mode, I'm sure it would have been easier to design normal looking arms with regular humanoid fists and legs from the drones, than these weird claw arms with the springy automorph. Lose the Autmorph and make them humanoid looking limbs and it would be acceptable. (But I guess some would complain that they'd look like Power Ranger Knockoffs).

And damn that Apache chopper leg looks extremely unstable. I mean he's standing on the tip of the cockpit.

Still the central robots look decent enough on their own.

I'm sure if a few more sets like these are released, there may be enough drones to mix together a decent looking larger robot.

Other than that the drones are quite worthless.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059434)
Posted by Tigertrack on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:47pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Looks to me, like Hasbro is taking a page out of Bandai's Machine Robo Rescue line.


If these grow on me like Machine Robo did, then it will be a cool line. But the central figure has got to sell it. And I do like the fact that the drones do have bot modes of their own. Isn't there a lot of add on weaponry too? These lack that piece too.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059438)
Posted by Overcracker on March 29th, 2010 @ 5:52pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Looks to me, like Hasbro is taking a page out of Bandai's Machine Robo Rescue line.


If these grow on me like Machine Robo did, then it will be a cool line. But the central figure has got to sell it. And I do like the fact that the drones do have bot modes of their own. Isn't there a lot of add on weaponry too? These lack that piece too.


Yeah, the Robos had guns and weapons for the drones. But you know how Hasbro hates accessories with their figures for some reason.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059447)
Posted by Megazarak on March 29th, 2010 @ 6:14pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Hoping for a Train and a Boat. :)


The next two combiners are race cars and monster trucks.

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Thanks, but I know. I didn't necessarily mean either of those as a 5-pack, I actually meant as a 2-pack with a mini-con. Anyways, speaking of these guys, they both look really good and am interested to seeing them and their combined forms.
Re: Video Review of Power Core Combiners 5-Pack Skyburst (1059452)
Posted by Blurrz on March 29th, 2010 @ 6:20pm CDT
Oh I see. I do also then hope for a 2-Pack that's a boat.... just so I can I make a 'I'm On a Boat M*********' signature. :)

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