I'm pretty sure I saw Sinnertwin back at my relative's place, but I chose to get Rippersnapper for obvious reasons. Not only is Sinnertwin a contender for worst non-Pretender Monsters G1 figure ever (along with Blot), Rippersnapper is a white shark with legs and a huge gun on his back. You can't contend with that. Rippersnapper was the first I settled on when I decided to remake more than Smokescreen and Quickmix. I had been interested in Torca for some time after discovering him in the Beast Wars comics, and even though it was fairly disappointing that he wasn't indeed a Supreme sized figure, he look quite cool. Above all, he looked very much like Rippersnapper. It took some time to get him. I made an order from an Ebay seller but the package never showed up. I was promised a second shipment but that never got anywhere either. So I eventually looked around and found one at the TFW2005 boards. I had already decided to remove the tusks. But this left huge gaping holes, which had to be filled somehow, and a lack of a head. From the ones I had available, Strongarm's seemed most appropriate (although a tiny bit on the small side). I made shoulder plates and a new neck piece from styrene. Also, the huge feet hanging off of his hands were replaced with smaller claws (from a Bionicle) since I intended him to be bipedal anyway. Finally, I cut off the sides of his belly, since they made him extremely wide and chunky in both forms. "Golden plastic syndrome" is no joke. Three separate pieces cracked when I tried to take him apart: the tail snapped at the pin, one of the rods holding his torso together was broken before I got him apart, and his lower leg lost a splinter when prying them open. The designer for Torca must have had Rippersnapper in mind when designing him. Why else would he have a detachable fin (doubling as a gun), a beast head folding up behind his robot head and a beast mode that's a shark with legs? With his new claws and a more upright posture, I find him a dead ringer for Rippersnapper. Although the guns are, in retrospect, what sells the entire figure, I had no specific plans for them to begin with. But while constructing the entire thing and doing all of the other mods, I realized that guns were absolutely necessary. I had no spare double guns and toys, even cheap ones, are relatively expensive around here. But I went shopping with a $20 budget and came home with a neat Brave knock-off set of three trainbots, who happened to carry identical guns of the right size. I improved on the original idea but not only allowing Rippersnapper to carry the entire setup (unlike the original figure) but having the guns separate as well. He works well as a crazy gunslinger. I'm really happy with how he turned out, and he's my third favourite among these guys. Now I just have to be really, really careful with him, with the double hazard of easily scratched white paint and brittle golden plastic underneath. And that concludes my remakes of the first eight figures I got in 1988. It's been a cool ride and I've learned a lot. Now I'm turning towards other plans. First of all I'm going to complete my Terrorcons with a Sinnertwin: it would be crazy not to. After that, who knows? View the completed gallery here, including more pictures of Hun-Grrr.