combiner rant

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  1. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    i have noticed that the single characters that build the combiners get next to no love take devastator what about the characters that build him e.g. longhual mixmaster hook

    I would like to see some toys made that represented the characters that make the combiners even if they dont combine

    some i would realy love to see mixmaster a g1 brawl not a energon one....
    i would like to see a serous toy of hotspot with out sacrafising him for the combiner

    does this bug anyone else

    (sorry about my spelling im not very good)
     
  2. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    In CHUG in some way, shape, or form, we got Silverbolt, Onslaught, Blades, Razorclaw, and a slew of Legends...
     
  3. cuad

    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    Didn't they get that in the movie line? I know I know. They're ass ugly.
     
  4. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    yeah the movie line brought in the movie versons of them and legends figures dont count unless there like bumbleebee beachcomber cosmos or warparth

    just imagine haveing your g1 devastor siting there on the shelf with chug versons of the contructocons in front of him
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    punctuation is your friend.

    seriously, though, Hasbro is getting better at giving lesser bots a shot at greatness.
    combiner characters should get a brighter spotlight because a lot of them are quite interesting on their own.

    even with that exclusive Cyclonus repaint they called "strafe", i was hoping for new, innovative molds for these figures.
    Streetwise, MotorMaster, Fireflight...there's a lot left to offer.

    so i agree with ya.
     
  6. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    I don't think Hasbro even cares of them as they just re-used molds in all 3 of their CHUG combiners. There was no character development for any of the individual devastator bots. So, yeah. it's not like G1 anymore.
     
  7. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    I'd like to see 4 updated homage new molds deluxe sized jungle beast/bot 1986 predacons. and one voyager sized razorclaw figure. that all combine to form predaking. the generations toy line seems like the best fit for them.
     
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    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    i think it wouldnt hurt if hasbro made these toys :D 
     
  9. boxorak

    boxorak Lovable Noob

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    Same. I could use a Menasor, even if Hasbro desides to make him one bot like the Titanium version.
     
  10. exomega255

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    Hasbro hasn't made any contemporary good combiners yet. I would love it if they have a CHUG update on an actual combiner. Unfortunately, the price is not going to be low enough to warrent the development.
     
  11. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    Ultimately, the most interesting part about the Combiners is that they combine. Devastator probably has the most fleshed out backstory for all of it's parts. Scramble City was just one big bot and four small bots.
     
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    the pcc line is an attempt at this (granted not what us collectors would want) but i thnk it is a testing of the waters for good combiners if they find they can move them off the shelf well then they might put in the effort to do these characters

    will we get the 4 deluxe and one voyager setup? not likely
    but i think they are revisiting this concept and trying to figure out a way to market it
     
  13. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Silverbolt, Onslaught, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Rampage, Demolishor, etc. are exactly what you're ranting about not having. I don't understand the problem.
     
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    Animated Swindle?
     
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    You should just buy the combiners. Renting in the end just costs you more. . .

    The PCC line is hasbro attempt at doing combiners at a reasonable price-point of $20. A 4 scout-1 deluxe combiner now would cost $45, the same as a leader class but require more R&D costs even if the scouts and deluxe had 1986-level articulation.
     
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    See also RotF Scout Breakdown, and Deluxe Dead End, and Breakdown's (as well as Brawl, Silverbolt, and Air Raid) prominent roles in the WFC videogame.
     
  17. Satomiblood

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    You can always make your own combiners. Why wait on Hasbro/Takara?
     
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    thats what i am doing (atleast with devastator)
     
  19. bellpeppers

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    Oh, I dunno about that.
     
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