PCC Undertow & Waterlog

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Since there's no thread for the set...

    UNDERTOW

    -nice (armed) speed boat mode
    -blue connectors are fairly well hidden
    -clear cockpit is nice touch (could have been just painted or even unpainted)
    -rear panels to complete the boat mode are a nice touch, could have easily been overlooked without ruining the boat mode
    -satisfying transformation with enough steps to keep it interesting
    -robot mode is well articulated but the head is a bit difficult to turn because of the connectors on both sides sorta blocking the way
    -interesting headsculpt (reminds of something but I can't put my finger on it... anyone?)
    -arm cannons are badass
    -torso mode is very cool with the retro diver helmet and the shoulder cannons (also getting a King Joe vibe out of that headsculpt, dunno why, but I've always liked that ridiculously dated design)
    -no real knee poseability in that mode because you have to lock the legs straight... if you bend them at the knees, the lower legs kinda flop
    -colors aren't too in your face with the black, blue-ish grey, gold and clear green but they're nice enough (reminds me of HFTD Tomahawk or Cybertron Crosswise somehow)
    -another plus for me: Undertow is one of my favorite R.E.M. songs :) 

    WATERLOG

    -very good robot mode
    -head turns!
    -interesting headsculpt (some kind of rounded helmet with goggles and breathing device)
    -weapon modes for boat mode and bot mode are almost identical but convincing compared to some of the previous PC Minicons
    -chest armor is identical to boat weapon mode but it works
    -too bad there's no jet mode with those wings!

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  2. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    uh.... any pictures?
     
  3. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Inspiration for the combiner head mode...

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  4. x BlackMagnus x

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    Undertows robot mode head has an Omega Supreme vibe to it. This dude would make a fantastic Omega Spreem repaint! That old school diving bell helmet combiner head sculpt is pure win.
     
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    ^ There was in fact an Omega Spreem digibash with this guy! Could never find it again, but it exists!

    I had no idea his combined mode head looked like a diver helmet. I want this guy!
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Very cool the diving helmet reminds me of Octopunch.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Total OctoPunch head in combined mode :) 

    Any pics of boat mode sans minicon?
     
  8. Peaugh

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    Oh very nice. Love that combined mode!
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think this is possibly the most armed PCC figure in robot mode. He doesn't even NEED Waterlog to slag Autobots.

    I wanted this guy anyway because he's an awesome-looking boatformer, but the combined mode head is just too much win. Who can say no to a Diving Bell helmet for a head on a combiner?!
     
  10. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Undertow looks awesome! I can't wait to receive it from HTS. I may even go to Target and pick up a few 5-packs for limbs (at $10 each, it's not as big as a hit.)
     
  11. Rotorstorm

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    I'm glad they seem to have started to get the robot modes right for the PCC now, Heavy tread and skyshadow really seem to have started a precedent. Just a shame they couldn't have been this strong at the beginning of this line.
     
  12. Gligamesh51

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    YES! His commander head is a big daddy helmet!

    SO BOUGHT!
     
  13. Fonecrusher

    Fonecrusher Megatron wants YOU

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    Really awesome figure, can't wait to get my hands on him, been collecting PCCs for a while and all that I really need now are him, Heavytread and the Constructicons and I think I'll be completely satisified with my PCC purchases. Really nice alt mode, love the golden chain guns and his bot mode is great IMO.

    And did somebody say OCTOPUNCH!?
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwesome!!!!!!.
     
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    I really want this one and Heavytread..starting to wonder If I will ever see the next two PCC 2-packs waves at retail at all
     
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    The smaller head sort of gives me a Gatchaman vibe.

    Hoping to get ahold of one of these, him and "Over-Run" are the last two I'm planning to get from the line, unless I grab the recolored two packs for a complete run (I'd also need another Mudslinger to compensate for the broken one, though).
     
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    Its a shame PCC doesnt have any kind of fiction to go with it. The Commanders Hasbro is putting out are top notch.
     
  18. G1Wheeljack

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    That combined mode head just sealed the deal for me on this guy.
     
  19. Lumpy

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    yeah. i agree... so bummed this line is coming to a close for now. hope it can come back in some way eventually.

    me too man. distribution and orders for this line have been SO inconsistent it seems. but hopefully in the next month they show up everywhere.

    as for Undertow, he looks utterly fantastic. love his head, his colors and his torso mode... so sweet. just wish we had some boat limbs to go with him too.
     
  20. Paxtin

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    Me too. I really couldn't have cared less about Undertow when we first saw him. Now, after seeing the commander head, he's on my to get list. :p 

    You just can't pass up a TF with an old timey divers helmet.
     

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