PCC - Your best combined modes! (with photos!)

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  1. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    So, I just got into collecting a few of the Power Core Combiners after blackout hooked me up with a Steamhammer w/ Constructicons set, which as we all know is pretty stellar for the line. On the way home, my fiancee and I stopped into our local TJMaxx, and happened upon a large display of other PCC figures, and on impulse picked up a Sledge w/ Throttler.

    Once we got them home, I tried the Constructicon drones onto Sledge's commander mode, and amazingly, they made a much more cohesive combiner than Steamhammer did. We've decided to leave them combined for display, because as nice as Steamhammer is, Sledge makes them look more like a team.

    I'm looking to pick up an Icepick next, and I got to wondering - since this line is all about the mix-and-match combination aspect, what amazing combiner creations are your preference? Which drones work best with which commanders to make the most interesting or... devastating :rolleyes2  combined mode? After all, if I can nab Icepick, he'll need some drones of his own...
     

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  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Leadfoot goes great with Double Clutch's drones, as does Huffer.

    Searchlight looks pretty cool with the aerialbots.

    Smolder looks monstrous with Mudslinger's or Bombshock's drones.

    There are a lot of cool combinations! The dinobots are a special case since I think they only combine well among themselves.
     
  3. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I don't do too much mix-matching since I really want to keep them "themed." IMO, Icepick and Smolder don't look that good with war machines or construction vehicles. But what I do mix:
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    Give Bombshock a few Destrons (mostly because his armored truck drone stinks)
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    Heavytread (or, as I like to call him, Brawl) with the Combaticon drones (plus Minicon chest cannon/armor)
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    And Sledge with the Constructicons, with a fancy new head made up of Throttler.
    I gave Sledge an alternate robot mode (a bit like Punch/Counterpunch or LongArm/Shockwave) so he needed a new combined-mode head.
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  4. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    I like that Alt. Sledge robot mode!!
     
  5. thedreaded1

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    :D 
     
  6. vm-01

    vm-01 Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting for someone to show the shapeways stuff. Well played.
     
  7. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Here's my best, no shapeways needed....:thumbs2: 


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  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Did this many many months back..

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  9. siniquezu

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    somebody had an awesome menasaur. I can't find it now though.
     
  10. blaynescott

    blaynescott Well-Known Member

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    What went into making this (particularly the chest and hands)? It looks very un-PPC-like, and more more substantial/cool. :) 
     
  11. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Linking drones with scout limbs, why didn't I ever think of that. It's awesome!

    Also I had already seen Big Hank's Custom Combiner, but it's still awesome.
     
  12. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    posted this long ago, before even wave 5 came out

    Here are some more PCC goodness:

    PCC squad, here!
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    Stakeout, double Destron Limbs:
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    Smolder, double Protectobots Limbs:
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    Skyburst, double Aerialbot limbs, double Chopster:
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    Steelshot, double Destructicons limbs, double Razorbeam:
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    Bombshock, double Combaticons limbs, double darkray:
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    Leadfoot, double Rallybots limbs, double Pinpoint, and I absolutely hate how to pose his legs:
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    Windburn, double Combaticon limbs, FINALLY I got him to look good in Torso mode without brute mode!:
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    Huffer, double Rallybots limbs, double Caliburst:
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    Searchlight, double Protectobots limbs, double Backwind, and he looks really awesome in person.
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    Darkstream, double Destructicon limbs, double Beacon (colored like Bacon, urgh, but at least matches the red!)
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    Sledge, double Destructicon limbs, double Drillbit (looks really cool)
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    And my favorite original creation thus far.... Icepick. It was REALLY hard to get him to look decent. For those of you that have him, you would realize that his Torso mode by instruction is shaped like Mudslinger's: Wide like a square. I fiddled with it, and this is what I came up with, using double Destron limbs + double Chainclaw:

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    its hard to capture the essence of this combi, but he looks infinitely better and more posable.
     
  13. TimToyGeek

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    I see in the one picture that someone made male-to-male adaptors, that makes sense. Is someone selling these? I'd like to buy a few.

    But on the combiners where you are using drones to link Commanders together, how is that possible? I was trying to do this, and the drones and the Commanders both have pegs. Are there some extra parts you are using to link them?

    A tutorial or diagram for these combinations would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Tim
    "toy geek"
     
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    I love this thread so much! More!!!!!
     
  15. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Some of these look pretty cool.
     
  16. thedreaded1

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    The male to male connectors are on my Shapeways site. Scramble Core Upgrades by edwein81 on Shapeways
     
  17. CodeXCDM

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    ...how did you do attach the PCCs on the drone limbs? this looks awesome.

    For those curious, bighank mentioned a while back that the two Teadfoots can peg into themselves, and the Bombshock mold has a hole in the head that can attach to pegs on Leadfoot. IIRC, he cut a bit off the copters to fit in the legs.
     
  18. big hank

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    Thanks for mentioning that, I was trying to search for the thread in which we discussed it all to provide a link, but for the life of me I can't remember the thread title, LOL. It wasn't the powercore appreciation thread though, I just went through most of it looking.

    Yeah, he's combined just as CodeXCDm says. No mods needed except a couple holes in the nose of the helicopter molds to hold the blue PCC connector.

    The head is from Energon Superion Maximus and the hands are from Cybertron Primus.
     
  19. Bob Schoonover

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    grunge The TANK

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    it strikes me, that the clear minicons from the 2 packs are a nod to the breast force.
     

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