Darkmine or Skullgrin?

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  1. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I just want to get one of them but I can't decide. I'd like to get Skullgrin because it's a G1 homage toy, and I plan to get Bludgeon later so I can have the Pretenders in Unverse incarnation. But Darkmine is so comic accurate that the toy was made to represent that character and not Skullgrin. Give me some opinions on which one you think is worth getting over the other.
     
  2. Wollstone

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    Darkmine? :confused: 
     
  3. OmarJT82

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    Who or what the devil is Darkmine? :inquisiti 
     
  4. Wollstone

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    Do you mean Darkmount?
     
  5. Valkysas

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    Get the one that exists. :p 
     
  6. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected. It's Darkmount not Darkmine. Sorry.

    Actually they are both available in Target right now.
     
  7. Grimlock_13

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    Both. It's a great mold.
     
  8. Wollstone

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    If you're just going to pick one up, then I say Skullgrin because he just looks freaking fantastic in those colors.

    Also, I have to disagree with you on the points you made about the mold being comic accurate. The head is, but Straxus was never a tank and thus never had tank bits hanging off of him.
     
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    Skullgrin has the better colorscheme, but I prefer the head and character of Straxus/Darkmount more.
     
  10. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Get both, with all the holiday sales going on I'm sure you'll be able to get both for under $20.
     
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    get both.....never understood the "I CAN ONLY GET ONE OF THIS MOLD!!!" belief of fans sometimes, now if money is tight, of course, but most of the times it is just fans don't buy repaints.....in the case of classics, they are all classic characters, go ahead and fill the ranks!
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    both, they have different heads so technically not the same mold lol
     
  13. Valkysas

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    Twas a joke. Darkmine doesn't exist.
     
  14. Satomiblood

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    You should get both Darkmine and Skullgrizzly.
     
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    Another vote for "get both". Why limit yourself??
     
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    I would get Darkmount. The face and color scheme look a lot more sinister than whatever skullgrin's face is suppose to resemble.
     
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    I have to agree.

    Darkmount/Straxus should have never received a earth style tank alt mode for his generations toy. as straxus never left cybertron.

    Yeah the only thing marvel Comics accurate on that mold is the straxus head sculpt. maybe the rounded arms & the ax weapon. everything else is more miss than hit.

    I honestly think the WFC Megatron toy mold would have made a better repaint/remold Straxus toy. as it has a cybertron styled weird tank mode. all that was needed was to put a straxus new head on the toy.

    While I dis-like the mold generations straxus & skullgrin use. I think the blue makes the sculpt mold look worse. the skullgrin colors look better on this mold.
     
  18. Wollstone

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    No, I have no problem with Straxus having an Earth mode. His alt-mode in the comics was boring.
     
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    For me a lot of it is...

    I already own the mold (which is generally what I buy a figure for) unless there is just some major difference or improvement, I just don't have any want to own multiples of it.
     
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    Get both if you can. If you ultimately had to choose one...

    Darkmount is the more important character
    Skullgrin is a better color deco

    Does a new head and ability to mistransform them to look differently not count as a difference?
    What about in the case of Sideswipe/Sunstreaker or the upcoming Tracks/Wheeljack?
     

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