I found all three of the new Power Core Combiner 2-packs at Wal-Mart today, so it was worth having to endure Wal-Mart to get 'em. I opened Icepick w/Chainclaw first. Why? I don't know, it was a hot day so I went for the snow specialist. Sorry for the rudimentary photos, for some reason my camera just doesn't like the lighting in my toy room or something. Icepick comes in robot mode, the bot mode is mostly dirty white with silver, dark navy blue with painted gold windows. It's pretty easy to tell how he transforms when you see him in the package, especially if you have Energon Snowcat, he's pretty much Snowcat's runt brother without the annoying missile feature or skis. I like the robot mode quite a bit, there is good poseability in the arms with two sets of shoulder universal joints, hinge elbows and big weird claw hands that are on ball joints but the joints point upwards, so you have to bend the hands upwards to twist them. Still, though, the effect is that he has wrist swivels. The plow front forms three panels of hip skirt armor. The shoulder pads have the PCC connectors pretty obviously on the ends, but you can point them down and have them stand in for jets or something. There is a hardpoint on the right shoulder perfect for Chainclaw to perch in missile launcher mode. Icepick's regular mode head looks like he's wearing a turtleneck sweater! The face is pretty good, medium metallic purple and posed like he's blowing out a (frozen?) breath. There is a fold-down hardpoint on the chest for the armor mode. The feet are tiny, not folded down in package, but there aren't any heel spurs. It's not terrible, but it does make him a little tougher to pose. Armored mode head swivels up from the chest like on Smolder, though there's not much of a back panel to hide it, so you may want to swivel the larger head around when it's stowed so there's not a face peeking upside down at you from his back. The larger head is cool, made of translucent blue plastic with a frozen crystal 'ice elemental' look to it. It's not so big to where it looks strange as the regular robot mode head. Torso mode is okay, not great but not bad. The legs turn and the connectors rotate down from the sides of the lower legs. There's no connectors for the upper legs in torso mode, the instructions say to bend them 90 degrees but most poses are fine. The hip skirts rotate up to plate the sides. The shoulder pad pegs stay there, and the arms fold up so that the claws wind up gripping the chest in kind of an odd, unsecured way. It doesn't really lock in too well, but it works well enough with the drones, I guess. Transformation to vehicle mode is simple, again very much like Snowcat. Shoulder pads come together to hide the head, arms go under the pads with the claws forming snow groomers or some such. Tabs on the arms lock together and more tabs attach to the legs, which detach from the plow area and fold back, forming the treads. Easy, but tight and secure once transformed, and pretty satisfying. The shoulder hardpoint winds up front and center on the snowcat top, again a perfect place for a missile launcher. It's worth noting that the plow is nicely adjustable, all three flaps can fold forward or back. The chest peg winds up on top of the cab and can be unfolded a bit to form maybe a mortar or snowball cannon. Chainclaw is a misnomer - I don't see where the name comes from, though he's got claws for hands. No chainsaw or chains of any sort to be found though. He is a great mini con, though, forming the missile launcher very well, the feet tab together and the arms tab onto posts on the legs. The robot mode is nothing special, he walks on the missile launchers, but most likely he will permanently stay in launcher mode anyway. Chest armor mode is rudimentary, just forming a rectangle of sorts, but you can wrangle a chest-mounted launcher mode out of it too. All in all, a very nice 2-pack, a worthy successor to Snowcat, and a nice addition to the PCC lineup. DSCN0815 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSCN0824 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSCN0825 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSCN0829 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSCN0830 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSCN0832 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Tim "toy geek"