Power of the Primes (PotP) Appreciation Thread

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  1. big hank

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    Does this help your question? 20180103_100447.jpg 20180103_100506.jpg
     
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    The feet are pretty stable without the hands attached (though attaching them only adds stability). I think a lot of people aren't attaching the hands to the feet because:

    A) They don't have enough PotP deluxes to give their combiner new hands and attach hands to the feet (many people are still using CW deluxes with the new Voyagers)

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    B) In the case of Volcanicus, spare hands can instead be attached to the torso to fill it out, and it looks pretty bad without them.
     
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    My guess is Sideswipe/Red Alert. It's the most Hasbro guess for a retool
     
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    C) Use aftermarket feet with combiners, even these new feet are too small
     
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    Got the 1st 2 Leader class figures yesterday. I love them both! I'm keeping Prime in the Orion Pax mode for now just because I really only got the figure for that mode. Rodimus is great, I just wish his head could tilt forward. I kept telling myself that this Rodimus would determine if I buy the evil version coming in later waves. I am totally 100% ok with buying the evil version now.

    This evolution idea is fantastic! Back when I was a kid, I only had Rodimus Prime, not Hot Rod. I would take off the spoiler and the trailer and pretend that Rodimus was Hot Rod. Then, when he became Rodimus, I would add the parts back. I feel like the leader class Rodimus was made for me since he can evolve. It really makes 5 year old me super happy.
     
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    Not sure what you mean but this is supposed to be a complete feet if the instructions are right
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    A little

    Thx yeah u need at least six which is odd
     
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    Ahh, I thought you were asking about using the deluxe parts by themselves as feet. Sorry for the confusion!
     
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    Well there are some real Lego pieces in there anyway. Ha. Lots of little fake Lego sets available here for parts.

    Optimus looks the same from the front as before, but without Orion's blue legs on his back. Would be easy to fill out the back with more Lego (or fake Lego). This was a quicky mostly just to get it to look good from the front. Perhaps I'll build up the back with some blue.

    I was just glad to find out Orion could be taken apart without popping pins. Happy that this is totally reversible with just three screws (which I keep stored in the original holes so they won't get misplaced), and that the chest can still open to view the Matrix.
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    Grimlock, for me, is one of the most iconic Transformers ever. When I really think hard about what I consider the iconic Transformers to be it's usually the guys on these adverts below.

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    Jazz, Datsuns, Seekers, plus Optimus and Soundwave, and of course the Dinobots. I used to pour over these adverts when they were on the back of kids magazines. Hazy as my memory is I think they might be my first exposure to Transformers. Sure there were so many important Transformers that came after this but they didn't have that sort of distant, near mythical status as these.

    I remember Grimlock as having amazing articulation, great proportions and a head that wasn't actually behind his shoulders. Yet even with more critical, adult guys, I still think he's incredible in robot mode. He's got some of the best accessories as well. I love his gun and sword. His T-Rex mode is perfection. It's the details. The little gold toes. The silver arms that actually turn. His chompy jaw and teeth. I consider it to be one of the most elegant G1 transformations from mode to mode, even though it's got a T-Rex head hanging off his back. The legs to tail and arms to legs are inspired and so well executed. I love this so much that there's a little voice in the back of my head just telling me that I'm utterly incapable of being objective. But this is one of the toys that really does take me back to being seven years old. I just want to clutch it to my chest like a linus blanket.

    And of course he was the best thing about that early, pre Target:2006 era of TF:UK. I remember being so excited when 'In the National Interest' showed up in the 'next issue' box. All the best stories had the Dinobots, Decepticon Dam Basters, Wrath of Grimlock, Icarus Theory, Dinobot Hunt, the aforementioned 'In the National Interest'. They were the toughest, angriest, funniest, most sarcastic and tightly knit group of Autobots, and Grimlock was the most Dinobot of all the Dinobots. I miss the days when his T-Rex mode was drawn closer to the toy. There's something about that face.

    Power of the Primes Grimlock is...difficult. Diffuclt and disappointing. I wanted to totally love this guy, I turned a blind eye to all the obvious problems that I saw in the convention photos. He'd win me over with his surly charm when I got him in hand right? I mean, it's frigging Grimlock!

    Often when reviewing a toy I wind up having two typical areas of complaint, one more defensible than the other; it doesn;t look just like the character I loved as a kid/it's an objective mess. PotP manages to tick both these boxes. In both modes his proportions are all over the place. In bot mode the head, arms, chest, and legs all appear to belong to different sized bots. It's almost like he's wandered into a fairground and found himself in front of a warped mirror. Ok, he's a bruiser, maybe having oversized arms is in keeping? My eyes say no. He looks wonky. No matter how I try I can't get into him in bot mode.

    I know everyone says kibble is sin and whenever I say that a figure looks wrong because it's missing some bit of kibble I get laughed out the proverbial room for being off my head and impossible to please (Hi TR Kup). The thing is that there's certain kibble that really helps define a character's silhoutte. Case in point, Grimlock's 'wings' are too small on his back. Sludge, Slag, and Grimlock all had some variation on those 'wings' and it helped make them look like a team. Maybe if his arms and chest weren't so massive?

    The dino mode also looks like two different sized toys fused together. The top half, I must admit, is really good. The head sculpt is straight from the 80's character model and looks mean and surly, and crucially you can open and close his chompy jaw. A Grimlock without a snapping jaw option is a pure fail. a real nil points. The wee T-Rex arms are pleasntly articulated. And then you get down to the waist and it all just bloats up and looks so weird and ugly! I'm not even sure how much of this you can blame on the combiner gimmick (which I've completly ignored).

    What's really striking about having yer G1 and PotP Grimlock's in hand is how much more...elegant the G1 toy is. From the transformation to the proportions to the dino mode. It all just looks better. Sure it lacks the articulation, but I think that's it? MP Grimlock was one of the only MP toys I've kept since deciding to sell my MP collection, and I think a big part of that was that seems to acknowledge all the things the original got right. I guess you can't beat a classic.

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    I figured out what looked off to me.
    nothing is actually missing, it's his longer neck.
    your construction places the plate his neck attaches to above the red plate, when it's supposed to be below it.
     
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    Still haven't seen these guys out anywhere. Only really interested in the terrorcons at this point anyways so..guess I need to wait and hope I get lucky enough to see wave 2 and beyond actually show up? Still never saw anything passed the first wave of TLK deluxes like..ever.
     
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    I've removed the posts that include any of the bickering. Let's keep this on topic please, and if anyone has any issues with another member, just report it and move on. Thanks.
     
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    ...That exchange actually got me to thinking that I COULD turnm the hands upside down and use them as feet lol I know you said they weren't as stable but it frees me up to do a LOT of combiner combinations so I'm going for it!
     
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    I really like the combined feet. The look and size both work well. The combined foot is stable enough for him to stand on one leg with one arm attached. One disadvantage of the combined foot is that it uses the extra hand pieces that would otherwise be used to fill out the sides.

    I was planning to get an aftermarket set but now see no need. I'm looking forward to putting Prime Masters in the hands and it remains to be seen if any aftermarket sets will keep this feature.
     
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    Genius solution that makes them both look heaps better! I think I'll have to try my hand at it when I get Optimus.
     
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    Those are some coop adds. Never saw those before.
    "Dammit uncle Coop, that's not what the man meant. He wanted to type: cool adds."
     
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    Post pics and let us know how it goes!
     

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