Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Dec 12, 2014.
Fun with leftover combiner parts
"I was a wimp before Dinobot-arms, now I'm a jerk and everybody loves me."
Damn ! Can I be your brother too?
I managed to pick up the entire set of Optimus Maximus (white prime) for cheap recently along with perfect effect 08 (blue version- could not find the white version on the cheap).
After some custom paint work, they work together really really well- even better than the white version I find.
1) PC 08 actually comes with silver front abs looks great with white prime, the entire belt is blue so I painted a white/silver belt buckle in the middle to kind of break up the blue.
2) From the back, the entire thing extension is blue so i highlighted some areas in silver to again breakup the blue.
Loving the silver gatling guns which transforms are the feet of the pc 08 set.
Take a look at the pictures and give me your feedback.
Got these lads relatively cheap. Such fun decos and great headsculpts. Who couldn't love a bright pink jet?
Do you think they're worth passing on a potential Takara version for? I keep flipping back and forth on them.
Once EE sells out, you likely won't see them at this sale price again. Takara has been mum on the Kaiser, unless you're super attached to the cartoon team I'd say go for it now.
Liokaiser is great! I was all over it for the color scheme.
I think if we were going to see a Takara version we would have gotten it by now.
I dunno man. That's genuinely a hard question to answer. I think they're really nice, and I love the work they've done to the molds, but they're not a premium product, deco wise, like you'd expect from Takara. If you can get 'em cheap (I got 'em in an online sale by a UK retailer) go for it. Worst comes to worst you can always sell 'em on. I think they're uncommon and desirable enough that you could make your money back. And who knows, Takara may never get round to relasing a version.
I find even with Hasbro toys taking a marker to add little details helps a lot ...E.g. I always paint the wheels. Sometimes it's just easier o buy the Hasbro version and just add custom paints.
I never touch up the takara versions because there is no need.
If the only reason you're holding out for Takara is because it may have a dual torso...then you're probably better off waiting. This would likely feel like settling for you.
If you like CW enough that you wouldn't mind doubling up (or tracking down the differences between the two sets) then it's worth the $70 it's going for these days.
I'm starting to think so too...
I don't care much for the setup, I just kinda would like having all six OG members.
From the TFwiki of Swindle
"Later versions of Swindle featured a running change in the form of a slight retool to his smaller weapon, adding nubs to its end allowing it to attach over his shoulder (for Hound, his later retool)."
ummm Please to be seeing this if anyone has pictures?
I refuse to accept that Takara would do Wildrider, Quickslinger, Deluxe Groove, big-drill Nosecone, shuttle Blast-Off, and then let Hasbro take all the glory with LK.
They've got *all* of the molds save for the dual torso. And now that Hasbro revealed Duocons are in play with Battletrap it seems like they're hinting that they've figured out how to build a stable combination scheme for something like that.
Thank you sir, I appreciate the pics.
I'm just slow sometimes and still cannot tell how it is attached.
Look up vangelus on youtube go to his swindle review its at the 2:55 mark on the video
Found a Silverbolt at my local Goodwill Outlet missing his gun and shield with a weirdly broken tail fin. Need to do some part swapping with
my spare Scattorshot, add some paint, and fix the tail and we've got my take on Magnaboss for my head cannon universe.
As the Great Cybertron War draws on the Decepticons are mastering Combiners. The new and improved Menasor and Bruticus prove this by destroying Superion and Defensor. Fortunately Autobot medics are able to save Silverbolt, Rook, Alpha Bravo, Streetwise, and Air Raid. These five Autobot under go an upgrade based on stolen Decepticon plans and, dawning the new names Sliverwing, Ironshell, Air Hammer, Prowler, and Airazor, merge to form the mighty Magnaboss!
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