Question about G1 Predaking

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  1. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    Hey everyone,

    I've been wanting Predaking for a while now. So i've decided to start acquiring one by scratch.

    Can someone tell me the difference between the plastic version and the metal version?

    With the metal version, do the predacons have certain pieces that are metal? or the whole bot?

    Any insight would be great!
     
  2. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    The plastic one is generally considered preferable, because the metal one tends to be unstable. I forget what parts are metal on each of them, but one (Headstrong I think) has the entire back plate made of metal, which of course makes him heavier, which of course makes Predaking tip over in his direction.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I have the reissue with metal parts and he has no stability problems.
     
  4. MegaPrime33

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    I have an all metal original and I can see some instability. He's still pretty solid, but I can see him leaning a little. As far as which parts are metal, I think they're different in each, and I cant remember on which parts.
     
  5. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    thanks everyone. I take it that on the plastic version, there's no metal parts at all?
     
  6. Prisoner1138

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    That'd be why it's called the plastic version. It's also the one I have, looks great.
     
  7. Bryan

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    It could just have much less metal than the "metal" version, right?

    But in this case, no, there's no diecast on the plastic version. I have one of each--well, one original and one reissue--and I do prefer the plastic version for the stability issue. And I LOVE me some diecast most of the time.
     
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    The plastic one is generally cheaper if your going G1 and part it together. I just saw both versions of loose Tantrum, same access, same quality, and the metal one ran $15 higher.
     

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