Here's a history lesson- In the original 1984 Transformers series, the so-called "evil forces of the Decepticons" were not very impressive. In total, Megatron's forces numbered one tape deck, a camera & some multicolored jets. So when the toyline was expanded in '85, several new Decepticons came into the fray-including one of the most memorable Robots in Disguise of all time: YouTube - Transformers - Devastator's debut! DEVASTATOR! To this day many consider him to be the definitive Combining Robot. I know GoLion & SuperSentai really originated the tradition but back in 1985 before the Internet & the popularity of import stores, options for collecting the Japanese Combiners were severely limited. So for many young fans this was the first real chance we had to own a Combiner toy. As the year went on Hasbro introduced several other Combiners including Menasor, Superion, Bruticus, and Defensor. These all followed different body-type than Devastator. Fans have affectionately dubbed these the "Scramble City" Combiners (named after a particularly bad Transformers episode where they all swap limbs on a regular basis.) All of these designs are now very popular among knockoffs & can probably be found at any dollar store. But before the Transformers franchise moved away from standard Generation-1 designs in favor of gimmicks like the Headmasters, one more Combiner was made- probably the most unique figure of its time. Like all Transformers Combiners the figures in question consist of their own sub-group: the Predacons (a name which would become even more famous a decade later when supported by an extremely good CGI series), five robotic Decepticon animals. Razorclaw is the leader of the Preds, a powerful (& colorful) lion in Beast Mode. Robot Mode's not very special by itself, like most "G1" toys it has minimal articulation. And, like each Predacon, Razorclaw is armed with a sword & a gun. Rampage, the Tiger. Again, not much to say about him. Divebomb, the Eagle. Probably my favorite of the individual designs. Just because I like the wings. Tantrum, the Bull. Profoundly stupid name. The arm design gives him a greater degree of motion than the others. Still not that much special about him. And last but not quite least is Headstrong- the Rhinoceros. Another boring brick. The Predacons by themselves may be unimpressive but-like most Teams- their true strength lies in their Combination! PREDAKING! The ultimate hybrid of Beasts, Predaking is a badass force of destruction. He remains the biggest, toughest Combiner that Hasbro has ever made (but he pales in comparison to Sentai forms like GrandLiner or G12). Predaking's traditional weapon is an arm-mounted cannon but he can also use any of the swords belonging to the individual Predacons. Since Predaking is made of larger, stronger parts than typical Combiners he is blessed with more points of articulation than most Combined teams. Specifically, Predaking actually has a functioning waist & (to a degree) movable elbows! Predaking is just all-around awesome, one of the greatest Transformers toys in history. And for a Super Sentai fan like me-who's already accustomed to huge, colorful combining animals- he's pretty much the perfect toy.