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  1. Oh man, totally forgot about those. Who are they supposed to combine into anyway?

    Ruination ... Which has a lot of people pissed! Lol

     

    Knowing what the combined mode looks like, that's a very suitable name.

    I for one like the colors, and what the combinated mode looks like. The problem people are having though is that historically, Ruination has been the name of a Decepticon gesalt & considering these are the Wreckers combining, it just doesn't sit well with some.

    Irony

    I've got mine, but since picking him up a few months back, I'm still yet to see him on any shelf or in any store. I've seen his case mates, but here, he is still being gobbled up quicker than any other figure apparently.

  2. As a HUGE Zoids fan (2nd biggest love, only behind TFs) I have thought the same thing about Thundertron, and got him specifically for that. I love the figure, but I'm probably a lil biased lol ... Plus he's a friggin' pirate! Haha

     

    And if anyone gets that foot looking like a parrot, let me know! I so wanna do that!!

     

    I'm not sure if Takara/Tomy still owns the rights to Zoids, but I remember when growing up Tomy owned the Zoids. If Takara/Tomy owns the rights, Thundertron could be a homage to Liger Zero. It would make sense. And I'll let you all know if I can make that foot into a parrot. Not likely...LOL!!

     

    Lol right on, thanks!

     

    As for the rights, Has/Tak-Tomy still have the rights to them, however they license them out to a few companies. Most notably is the High End Master Model series by Kotobukiya. Although I've heard there's supposed to be an anniversary series released next year, even though it's likely to be just a Japanese release.

  3. Picked up a Thundertron and Ultra Magnus yesterday. Thundertron is kind of cool, but can easily be skipped if you don't plan on collecting every prime figure. Magnus is a must have, but I'll so a review on him later.

     

    First off, His robot mode is decent. He just reminds me of like an Alpha Trion style robot. Kind of elegant with an older face. He has the facial hair and what appears to be coat tails. The biggest gimmick is the ability to remove his right foot, which reveals a peg leg. Sounds kind of corny, but since he's a pirate, it fits. Paint apps are decent and the blue, white, and gold colors are nice! His poseability in robot mode is not the greatest, but it is there. His weapon SUCKS!! It wouldn't suck if Hasbro had made it be able to lock like Magnus' hammer does. I just popped the batteries out and put it away. You can put the right foot onto his hand to be used as as a claw ala Vega from Streetfighter. Now, onto his alt mode. He turns into a lion. We have a Beast Wars homage except his beast mode is more on lines with Zoids or Voltron. As a matter of fact, the shape and colors reminds one of the Zoids Liger Zero! The poseability of his alt mode is horrible. There is little movement at all; however, from a looks point of view, it's great. The rear legs are the most moveable part. His head doesn't move or his jaws don't open or close. He has a flexible tail. It's rubber and there is no wire to keep it in any one spot.

     

    Final verdict

    Robot mode:

    Looks-10

    Poseability-7

     

    Alt mode:

    Looks-10

    Poseability- 5

     

    Total Durability: So far I haven't seen anything that could cause any quality issues.

     

    Again, he can be definitely be skipped if you aren't into collecting all the prime figures. Over all, he is cool, and I guess we'll see if he is part of season 3 of prime.

    As a HUGE Zoids fan (2nd biggest love, only behind TFs) I have thought the same thing about Thundertron, and got him specifically for that. I love the figure, but I'm probably a lil biased lol ... Plus he's a friggin' pirate! Haha

     

    And if anyone gets that foot looking like a parrot, let me know! I so wanna do that!!

  4. Dude, totally agree with you about NGE!! GREAT series and I wish it would get revisited, at least with a couple new movies, live action or animated. And yeah, I got a strong NGE feel from this trailer, with a lot of Big O elements as well. I can't wait to see this movie!

  5. Finally picked up a TFP Kup, not as bad as I expected. And since Target just started price matching BOGO (from TRUs ad), another Vehicon.

     

    *There were still 3 left hanging on the pegs when I left.

     

     

    @Bubbah

     

    Never did say congrats on finally getting MP10, congrats! :beer

    Did he arrive safely?

     

     

     

     

     

    *For all the naysayers.:wave

    Thanks dude, and yup, he showed up in pristine condition, a day earlier than projected. Couldn't have been happier with it!!

     

    And Transfan, what the hell?!? Lol... That is a ton of Kickbacks, especially for something so new that almost no one has yet :)

  6. There's been a lot of speculation about this. I'm yet to hear anything official, but those ports, controls and card slots sure do seem to suggest something is "more than meets the eye" with this guy doesn't it? (and sorry about the pun, couldn't resist haha)

  7. I actually kinda like it. I'm looking forward to the "leader/supreme/whatever" class size we saw a while back, but this isn't that bad. I'm glad to see a beast that just doesn't stand up or isn't a shellformer. And yeah, he's not G1 Predaking, but honestly I'm glad he's not. I know are a lot of people are upset he's not a combiner, but I still think we're going to be seeing combiners in Prime, possibly as an answer to the Beasts at some point.

  8. The WM by my house has been good for PRiD voyagers (managed to snag Thundertron & Magnus tonight, first time seeing them in the wild. Found Dreadwing for the first time there too a while back). Deluxe PRiD has been more at Target, and TRU is basically everything else lol. Kmart is just ... I don't even want to think about it! *runs to the corner and starts crying*

  9. I've got Vortex as the left arm, shortened up. He loses a bit of poseability but nothing that hinders the figure. Brawl is the left leg, using a 3pt foot stance (turret and splitting the "heel" part of the turret to help in balancing). Swindle is the right arm, with Blastoff as the right leg. I really like the setup like this, the arms are short enough now that the proportions really balance nicely. Yes Blastoff has a bit of "steroid" look to him, but as long as I imagine his leg being used for crushing and as a stomp type weapon, it works great!

  10. That's always gonna be one of the great debates. Some people love simplicity while others want a Rubik's Cube. I think Hasbro plays into both courts well enough. I totally agree about gimmicks though. Most of the gimmicks have hampered a clean design or otherwise over-complicated the transformation process. Worse yet, if the gimmick breaks most times you're left with a useless clump of plastic. Personally, I subscribe to the KISS theory:

     

    Keep It Simple Stupid!

    Probably the only instance where KISS and Transformers can acceptably be put in the same topic

    Oh dear Primus! Please don't give people ideas haha ... The longer THAT stays buried, the better :D

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