combiner limb question

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  1. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    I was cleaning and rearranging my collection today, and something occurred to me. Is there a "right" way to combine the limbs on the combiners? By that I mean is there a "Vortex is this limb, Drag Strip is that limb" or is it whomever you wish to stick where ever? (whoo, that sounded dirty) Anyway, I was just wondering.
     
  2. Prisoner1138

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    Well, some people go by the instructions or what they saw in the show.

    However, there is the whole scramble city thing. The scramble city episode was made after season 3, but took place between season 2 and the movie. The concept is that the combiners can mix and match parts as needed. One of the stunticons even ends up attaching itself to superion in place of one of the planes(at least I think it was a stunticon). By being able to swap stuff around, if the gestalt needed a drill arm he could take the leg(like with computron) and use it as an arm instead.

    The only combiners you can't do this with(that I'm aware of) are devastator, predaking, and monstructor.

    Then there's the other issue of the combiners attaching to metroplex and trypticon, but that's another story.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

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    You can switch around Divebombe/ Rampage, and Tantrum/ Headstrong but thats it.

    To the o.p.: It's really based on your preference. This is how I usually set mine up:

    Superion: Air Raid: Right Arm, Slingshot: Left Arm, Fireflight: Right Leg, Skydive: Left Leg

    Menasor: Dragstrip: Right Arm, Wildrider: Left Arm, Breakdown: Right Leg, Dead End: Left Leg

    Defensor: Blades: Right Arm: First Aid: Left Arm, Streetwise: Right Leg, Groove: Left Leg

    Bruticus: Blast Off: Right Arm, Vortex: Left Arm, Swindle: Right Leg, Brawl: Left Leg

    Computron: Afterburner: Right Arm, Strafe: Left Arm, Lightspeed: Right Leg, Nosecone: Left Leg

    Abominus: Rippersnapper: Right Arm, Blot: Left Arm, Cutthroat: Right Leg, Sinnertwin: Left Leg

    Piranacon: Seawing: Right Arm, Skalor: Left Arm, Tentakil: Right Leg, Nautilator: Left Leg, Overbite: Gun
     
  4. Valkysas

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    with superion, I use air raid and skydive as legs, as they're the widest members of the team, and that width helps make superion's legs look better. fireflight and slingshot are skinnier, so I use them as arms. slingshot looks completely rediculous as a leg.

    mostly I go by show models.

    and monstructor's arms and legs can be swapped, but an arm cant be used as a leg, and a leg can't be used as an arm.
     
  5. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    You're definitely right there, especially about Slingshot. I just like having Air Raid as an arm since he's my fav Aerialbot.
     
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    Off topic, does anyone but me feel it is weird that the Combatacons have a SPace shuttle as a member? I mean I don't think I have ever seen a Space Shuttle going to war. I've always thought he would look better swapped out with Sky Dive or Air Raid.
     
  7. Basketball Jones

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    Many militaries use rocketry to place their military satellites in orbit.

    A reusable, olive-drab space shuttle, on the other hand...
     
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    ...that is used as a limb alongside a tank, jeep and helicopter connected to a transport truck main body....Bruticus is quite possibly the most f'd up combiner.
     
  9. NotFastEnuff

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    That, and the most over used. Thanks for all the input. I'm gonna have to compare notes and see how mine compare to yours.
     
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    I just look at the instructions, that's the best way!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    Menasors face seems to have a very WTF expression there.

    Probably wondering what the hell happened and why he's now made up of four different teams.

    More importantly, Brawl. Does he go show accurate style? Or the way hes shown in the instructions?
     
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    for Abominus, a warning that Sinnertwin's neck almost always snaps if you try to move the head into arm mode position, gotta keep him as a leg.
     
  14. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    acording to scramble city he should be walowing in pain.
     

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