TakaraTomy POTP Predaking, Abominus, Optimal Optimus, Elita-1, Battletrap, Octopunch, Bludgeon

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  1. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Great Shot!

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    This. And 3rd party guys say Takara fanboys are the worst kind. :p 
     
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  2. TheGreatScrotum

    TheGreatScrotum Hurtzwen Usuckem

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    I collect both unlicensed and cheap Hasbro transforming toys as do many enthusiasts. They did the dinobots well enough for a purchase in my opinion. I come back here to see if there are redeeming qualities I might have missed. The powermaster gimmick with the matrix infused to a combiner is a wonderful concept; one I hope is executed better down the line through unofficial or official releases.
     
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  3. Gamerlingual

    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Both sides. It’s split on both sides. This is my point about someone shoving any sort of tirade at you.

    Buy what you want. I’ve got first party and third party. Love my collection. Feel blessed because I can have over 100 masterpiece scale figures in my collection. And I’m happy it’s slowing down. Next ones are fans toys headmasters and then this Predaking.
     
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    It may not be true if you have a budget on the plastic you will use. In this case, going smaller may have been better.

    Either way the point is moot, the figure is already here. I doubt we will see any more drastic changes so the choice is to buy it or not
     
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    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron TFW2005 Supporter

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  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Great Shot!

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    That is an imposing shot of Potp Predaking. Its all about angles.
     
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  7. Yaujta

    Yaujta NOT Randy Butternubs. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, that first pic of Predaking really is the money shot. It shows that the waist isn't as thin as some claim, and it looks like all the connections are solid and nicely done.
    So looking forward to this release!
     
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    Takara, why you no add sword? :( 
     
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    Afterburner For your health

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    It appears he has hand spikes in the drawing. Good to see a Devastator comparison.

    Why didn't they add swords? Because TakaraTomy is no longer the fans company.
     
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    TT's always been just a company to me. We have a symbiotic relationship.

    In any case, yeah, I wonder why the spikes were lost between concept drawing and toy. Were they that expensive to produce?

    I'm excited for this release (obviously)--not as excited as I am for Avengers: Infinity War, but still pumped. But I'm also hoping that a third-party will step up with corrected hands (with the spiked knuckles) and the sword. Otherwise, I'll be a bit bummed.
     
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    Could've been a Child Safety Law thing on Hasbro's end. Hard plastic spikes on hands that size might've been a no go. And the alternatives being nix the spikes. Or cast the hands in that shitty hard rubbery plastic that everybody hates.

    And TT obviously not "fixing" it. After spending extra to fix it, maybe they got burned on Devastator and said "Nope, not this time"?
     
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  12. Afterburner

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    Except look at G1 Predaking, who has been reissued by Hasbro. Big fists, big spikes. We heard this argument with Scrapper's arms - that Devastator just couldn't stand if Scrapper had elbows. Except actually my Unite Warriors Devastator stands as good as if not better than any other combiner.

    There was a way to do it that didn't involve rubbery plastic, they just didn't do it. I think it is much more likely the fold away design was the issue, but then they should have known better. It's a major detraction. If you are truly fans of your own characters, you would know he was THE combiner with fist spikes.
     
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    Doesn't Abominus have spikes? If so, that's just screwy...give them to the bot that doesn't need them.
     
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    They had to remove the spikes so that the fists can fit into the feet while not in combined mode... at least that's what I'm assuming happened based on their storage placement in not-combined mode.
     
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    Yeah, but they're fairly small in comparison. The Child Safety people might've been ok with those, but not with spikes significantly larger on a bigger fist. Those people can be over-protective afterall. They've always seemed to have the mentality that kids are idiots that are gonna swallow everything in sight and go around poking themselves in the eyes with anything.
     
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    Or simply that.
     
  17. Predaking000

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    I don't think the size difference between Abominus's hands and Devy's is notable or significant.

    devastator-cw-vs-superion.jpg

    Either they're both considered choking hazards or they're both considered dangerous/etc.

    I'm inclined to think it's more of a cost-cutting measure, akin to the use of hollow plastic, the lack of elbow joints on Scrapper, the lack of the individual guns for the Constructicons, and so forth. God, I miss the days when TT's releases were better.
     
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    It's because it has to fit in the feet. It has nothing to do with safety.

    I'll buy improved 3P fists if they find a way to integrate it into the transformation properly.
     
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    This is reasonable. Though really...they're Transformers. Couldn't these guys at HasTak have found a way to make the spikes fold in?
     
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