Power of the Primes (PotP) Appreciation Thread

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  1. Gallade

    Gallade WHAT'S CRACKING?!

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  2. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    Another configuration for two slashes in combined mode. Probably my preferred one.

    Very stable as well.

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    Now I'm wondering how many Slashes I can attach to this beefy combiner beast! All set ups are so far very very stable.
     

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  3. NemesisJazz

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    Dude I knew you'd come up with something cool.....I was planning to skip slash but i think you've made a good case to buy her. Can you throw some limbs while you're at it?
     
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  4. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    Send me some limbs...

    Sorry I can't find any in my area. When I do you I'll send you a ping.
     
  5. NemesisJazz

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    Oh haha at this point any limbs will do. Where do the slashes attach to?
     
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  6. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    She's literally holding on to Grimlock. I used her Dino arms and whatever else I can hook on Grimlock's chest holes. Yeah, she’s a clip-on.

    When I get home, I’ll put some limbs on.
     

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    Ingenious! You may just have convinced me to get another Slash!

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  8. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Slag was never my favourite Dinobot when I was a kid, depsite him appearing on one of my favourite Transformers covers ever.

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    In fact he was probabaly at the back of the queue with Sludge. But he was still a Dinobot so back of the dino queue was still miles ahead of everyone else.
    I never actually owned any of the Dinobots but my friend's had Grimlock, Sludge, and Slag and whenever I'd go round their house I'd almost always go straight for those three and play with them. Jetfire? Who cares? Give me those sweet, near perfect G1 dino toys. They really did seem so much better than all the other figures. Not only did they have the best alt modes, their bot modes seemed to avoid many of the compromises that other Diaclone era bot modes suffered. I vividly remember playing with Slag, transforming him over and over, posing him, just drinking in all the detail.

    And he stands the test of time. Slag is an excellent looking figure in both modes. Massive, massive feet aside his proportions are great. And to be honest, I always liked his massive feet. Same with all the Dinobots. They all looked like they were wearing fuck off Doc Martens or something. Quite fitting for the Autobot bully boys.

    There's loads of little details I Love about Slag's bot mode, from the way his triceratops jaw folds down into his chest and reveals his face, to the way his hind legs collapse in. If this guy had better hands and an elbow joint he'd be a contender for best G1 bot mode.

    The Triceratops mode is no slouch itself. Those red horns and the neck crest always made him stand out a little from his team mates. He's satisfyingly compact and mean looking. He looks like a wrecking ball. A fire breating wrecking ball. I think I used to be mildly disturbed by the fact his eyes were transparent. It is an odd detail. I could never quite get my head round why the Dinobots had clear plastic round their heads (or neck's in Grimlock's case). Just looked cool to the designer, I guess?

    I actually quite like the fact they kept the transluscent plastic round the heads of the PotP updates, and I'm quietly grateful they've put a dash of red paint on his eyes. PotP Slag seems to get right what I found so wrong with Grimlock and just admits that the original was a fantastic design and apes it with modern engineering and more articulation. Apart from the tail, which now folds elegantly folds into -and fills out- the bot mode calves, and the 'wings' (hell have you got against those Dinobot 'wings' Hasbro?) this really doesn't change the transformation sequence too much at all. The lower jaw now hides the combiner port, which I'm grateful for. I get why they had to be a combiner group, but I'm glad that it's easy to ignore it.

    My only, tiny complaint about Slag is that his hips are bit narrow and feeble. Suddnely he seems a little...daintier than a Dinobot should be. Like I say, it's a tiny complaint. I'm eagerly awaiting wave two so I can get Sludge and Snarl too. All five Dinobots (plus new addition Slash) in updated Generations form. Man, that's going to feel good.

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    I want to throw more Slashes at him.

    Can’t wait to get the proper limbs.

    He looks really odd with cars attached to him.

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    It looks way better on Menasor.
     

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  10. Kotori Sonoda

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    Am I doing something wrong or Swoop's leg mode really isn't that stable. He keeps bending like this.
    Granted he'll spend his time as an arm, but still it bothers me.
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  11. big hank

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    I have similar results too. I will fiddle with him some more but arm mode seems like his best option
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    @seali_me : Ya done good man, l.like the spiky tail out look on the Slashes!
     
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  13. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    What is the optimum modes for limbs?

    Right arm - Swoop

    Left arm - Sludge

    Right leg - Slag

    Left leg - Snarl

    ?

    I want st least the legs to have similarities.

    I want the tail look that you have. What mods do I have to do on the 2nd Gimme my Grimmy?

    Also cover your eyes or don’t click on the goofy dragon with missing front teeth and lowered ears.

    Don’t come looking for me when you can’t unsee like I do...
     

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  14. big hank

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    I am not sure of the best orientatiin except to say Swoop will be an arm on my team V.
    From the pix l jave seen Snarl's tail is splayed in limb mode so that may hinder certain ranges of motion as a knee or shoulder so in hand will ultimatley determine where he goes for me.
    Also l am modding a few of my figures a bit and keeping the double torso mode for my Volcanicus
     
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  15. seali_me

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    I want Swoop wings on the back.
     
  16. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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  17. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Nah, they would be too small in my opinion. My double torso idea fixes that though....
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  18. combinerlover

    combinerlover PREDACON`s , Unite !

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    I`m pretty sure that swoop is the right arm , Slag is the left arm , Sludge is the right leg while Snarl is the left leg.
     
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    Wings. That’s exactly what I want.

    Fixes the torso really well too.
     
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    combinerlover PREDACON`s , Unite !

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    I wished the Voyagers would start coming with weapons, All of them I mean ...It`s so weird to have a gestalt but no weapon for it.
     
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