Forged in 86 Combiner Wars Feet

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  1. StrifeZ

    StrifeZ Well-Known Member

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    So I wrestled with a while what Feet to get for Combiner Wars combiners. There are a lot of options. After a lot of looking around and comparison, I settled on Forged in 86's feet, and I'm very happy I did. They're fantastic!

    From the outset I had four desires from the feet I was looking for:
    - They're big and heavy with ankle tilts; namely they bring the Combiners up to scale with Hercules

    - They have an angular look to them. SOme of the feet (like the original PE feet) were rounded, and it just looked... off.

    - They came in multiple colors to match the combiners.

    - They were inexpensive. The PE feet are exorbitant for the price asked, and considering the number of combiners in question, a lot of pairs of feet are going to be needed.

    After looking around, Forged in 86 was the only option. The feet add much needed height. They're HEAVY and solid and keep the combiner very well anchored. They come in every color needed. And at $13 each + shipping (combined), they were at an awesome price.

    Here are some comparison pictures.

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    As you can see, the front "toes" have a slight up angle that helps with the dynamic look. They don't look blocky at all and are very naturally styled with respect to the rest of combiner wars.

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    The White on Superior perfectly matches the white on the Hasbro CW Silverbolt. In this picture he has Bruticus' silver CW hands (for now, I plan to get Forged in 86 hands eventually). You can see the ankle tilts in action here. They fight in tightly - much tighter than Perfect Effects.

    As far as Defensor goes, the feet height perfectly fit his proportions.

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    Menasor was a key reason I sprung for these feet. I bought the amazing set for the hed/shoulders/waist, that is pretty much an essential part of fixing the figure in my opinion. But I really don't like the original clown feet PE came out with or the tube fingers. Needless to say, these work PERFECTLY with the entire set and brings it up to par with any 3rd party combiner. They height is just right as to fix the proportions of the legs as well (especially with the upper legs rotated as so, for a more natural pose, but that's a figure engineering limitation).


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    Mensaor with the feet is a bit larger than Superion, but thats just do the Motormaster + the PE set. but it doesn't look like he's dragging his legs anymore!

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    And now the image that makes the set. CW Devastator is awesome, but way out of scale with the other combiners, so I always thought of Hercules as the "size" of CHUG combiners. With 6 voyagers-sized transformers, that made sense. Without the feet, you notice the difference between Herclues and the 4 deluxes + 1 voyager of every set. With the feet, while Herclues is still more massive overall, the difference is much narrower (even desirable I say, given their profiles) and puts Menasor firmly in the weight class of Herc.

    What does it overall is that the feet are perfectly sized to fix the leg-arm proportions to not make CW figures look like they have monkey arms.

    The good with this set? Pretty much everything. This should be the default go to for anyone looking for CW feet. They have the right shaping, the right color options, are basic and heavy feet with angle tilt ball joints, and they're inexpensive enough that you can order a lot of them.

    The bad? A minor thing, but the purple paint on the V1 version of these was sensitive to contact with fingers, and plastic and does scratch off a little bit. Since these are for display, it's a very minor deal. The black and white do not have this, and Forged in 86 knows about this.

    I waited a bit for this, even after deciding to to buy them. My patience paid off. They are 100% the feet you want and entirely worth it. STop looking around and buy these.
     
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    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of these, they do look decent though. Where can they be Found?
     
  3. Rob

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    These look perfect I will take 4 (two black, one purple, and one gray. Where and when can I get these?
     
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    Forgedin86 Combiner Feet and Larger Combiner Guns''

    Froggy124 is who you have to speak to to get on the list, he makes small batches and lets people on the list know when their order is ready.

    You can also get in touch with him via Facebook.

    Once they ship out, they take about a week or two to get in. But they are pretty good molds. The feet are actually on v2.0 which includes some fixes I suggested to him after I did my video review.
     
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    Great thank you :thumb 
     
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    I received the combiner feet and Defensor guns.

    I must say the weight of each item was much more than I expected. They feel very solid

    Recommended indeed.
     

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