Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Thus far, there have been four different molds for the feet and two for the hands made by Perfect Effect.

    - Superion/Menasor/Defensor (v1 Hands + v1 Feet)
    - Optimus/Battle Core Prime (v2 Hands + v2 Feet)
    - Bruticus/Computron (v2 Hands + v3 Feet)
    - G2 Superion/Menasor (v2 Hands + v4 Feet)
     
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  2. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

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    UW Baldigus is such a beautiful set, hits me right in the RID nostalgia. Threw in Lazer Prime as a stand-in for Scourge as well.

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    Also, while I was reorganizing my shelves, I wanted to see if I could get every CW figure (plus a few other TFs) I owned on one shelf. Barring Devastator for obvious reasons. Apart from G2 Superion and Betatron being shoved in the corners, it doesn't look half bad. Combiner wars certainly was a ride collecting-wise.
     
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  3. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Seeing that KO CW Megatron makes me wish there as a better downsize of the original. The size fits so much better but it's way too simplified.

    Great collection :thumb 
     
  4. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, apart from missing the original's thigh swivels, that KO Megatron isn't too bad. I bought it with the intention customizing it into a proper voyager sized Megatron, just never got around to it.

    And thanks! :) 
     
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  5. VenomGTSR

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    I have it and I think it completely changes the figure. You give up a fair amount of articulation but you gain a great looking torso and a cool head. I almost can't stand the original head now.
     
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  6. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    So I wasn't able to bring you all my Titans Return guys tonight due to a bat refusing to leave the belfry. (damn it Mindwipe...)

    Let's compensate with some combiner goodness!

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    I thought it'd be easier to take pictures of them in combined mode, but no... :lolol 
     
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  7. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogie Land

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    I love how Mindwipe is in this shot. Lol.
     
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    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Ironic, isn't it?
     
  9. spartan 3764

    spartan 3764 Yellow ♡ TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hehe.


    Nothing new in a while, but might change things up soon.
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    Like I posted last page. I still have to aquire
    G2 Bruticus,
    Liokaiser,
    Baldigus,
    Megatronia,
    "Infuriation". Comprised of The Fallen, Exhaust, Smolder, Sunstorm, and Grand Scourge(who I already own.)
    Wreckage, formed of Toxitron, Blue Bluestreak, Punch, Impactor, someone else.
    I would also like to get Unit-3.
     
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  10. smf2045

    smf2045 Aficionado of Combiners

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    Collection pics with combiners, since we seem to be sharing.

    I have a Cybertronian stand-off going on on my nightstand. :p 

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    Yes, there are duplicates.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I got TR Quake so he can join his buddies. Before I even got him, I tried to find a way to attach Hardhead to Thunder Mayhem. I was fiddling around last night and realized it was easier than I thought. Tonight I'll see if I can make it look better, but I'm happy that it can be done!

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  12. batfan007

    batfan007 Grimstrong Shipper

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  13. ma70er

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    Gave the Autobot's 2nd combiner team some attention today... I really need to find him a better gun(s) :ev: 

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    Came up with my own version of new Defensor guns. I really like him having two guns. Fortunately, you can stick one of Hot spots guns onto legends groove and you can attach deluxe groove and rooks weapon to the other one.

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    But new guns or not, it wasnt enough.

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  15. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    ^ Bruticus never disappoints. Especially when his gun is so logical. :lolol 
     
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    Pretty much all of the molds were good, at the very least, and the transformations were simple but effective and enjoyable. The only bad thing was the mold reuse.
     
  17. DBarricade

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    I'd argue not so much that as the excessive reuse with minimal retooling. Dead End to Streetwise, Offroad to First Aid, Rook to Swindle, Hot Spot to Onslaught... these were awesome and helped them feel different. It's when Streetwise got reused for Prowl and Smokescreen that things started feeling a bit stale. It probably didn't help that they were part of combiners that weren't the traditional four, and by the time Computron and the fan-built Victorion came about we were pretty tired of some of the molds included. (moreso Victorion than Computron, as Groove and Brawl/Blast Off hadn't been reused)

    Granted, even the brand new Deluxe molds still felt kind of same-y, but that's kind of the price for making toys that need to form similarly sized arms and legs for combined modes.
     
  18. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    Not sure why, but I totally feel like the combiners should wield melee weapons instead of having blasters. Don't get me wrong...I love me a BFG (see Bruticus), but there's something about big bots with weapons to utterly smash and destroy.

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  19. Chillyn

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    That's freakin sick with skywarp chest piece. Almost makes me want to open my menasor
     
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    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    Ikr, I saw that done with a Thundercracker on a combined Prime and it looked cool. I did the same thing for my Battle Core Prime, but I did a little re-painting to make it match. I also found that you could trim off a nub by the wings to get them to pop out and sit a little lower. I could just never get that chest car to look right lol.

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