TFW's Power of the Primes Beachcomber Photoshoot

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Finally got to posting this one - one of my favourites from when I got him a while back, and my appreciation of this toy has not dwindled over time.

    Check him out: Beachcomber - Reflector @ TFW2005

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    Power of the Primes Beachcomber Robot Mode

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    Power of the Primes Beachcomber Dune Buggy Mode

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    Power of the Primes Beachcomber with Generation 1 Beachcomber

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    Classics 1984-85 Minibots.

    This pic took ages to perfect! Looking back now, Cliff looks like he's fallen at the back, arg.

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    We won...
     
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  2. Nemesis Otaku

    Nemesis Otaku I love both Nemesis Prime and Anime!

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    Nice shots. I had picked the guy up from my shelf literally yesterday, and was re-empressed by how amazing he is for his size. Yeah, he's got Hulk arms, but I don't mind.
     
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    dirtmodeler Well-Known Member

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    He's still one of my fave PoTP figures!

    I need to pick up a second one to display both modes....
     
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    One of my favorites from PotP so far. If they ever did a G2 metallic green version, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
    The hole in the engine block that can peg in the Prime Master weapons is sweet, too (even though I know it is more for figure stands).
     
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    Really nice pictures Sol Fury. This guy is pure win all the way around. Have to say I'm impressed that they gave him silver painted wheel rims, someone from Takara must have sneaked into Hasbro for a day. But for me the best improvements are -- like Brawn and Seaspray before him -- the thigh swivels. That gives him huge posability and I love that they included that on some of these Legends figures. I wish Windcharger had those too!
     
  6. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    The 85 minibots will always be one of my favorite groups of characters. Nice work!
     
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  7. Hyoumaru

    Hyoumaru M.S.B.S. ver. 10.5

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    Yep

    we're overdue for a good Warpath figure.
     
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  8. weevil

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    goodbye universe 2008 beachcomber, hello POTP Beachcomber.
     
  9. optimusmegas

    optimusmegas Target-Power-Titan-Prime-Battle-Master

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    Originally I wasn't going to buy him but I was waiting on my wave two figures to arrive and I was itching for a new figure to mess with and got him on a straight up impulse buy but I enjoy him. As far as the front page review goes he's definitely got the fun articulation and an undeniable g1 look but the only thing j disagree on is the clever transformation. I don't really see much clever about it it's very basic.

    When I think clever I think of something unique like prime wheeljack's lower legs or something along those lines. Still.....I like beachcomber more than I thought I would especially for a figure I wasn't going to buy to begin with.
     
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    optimusmegas Target-Power-Titan-Prime-Battle-Master

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    And a cliffjumper
     
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    and a Huffer.
     
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    Hyoumaru M.S.B.S. ver. 10.5

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    Yeah I don't see that happening other than the no-effort bumblebee recolor
     
  13. Bass X0

    Bass X0 Captain Commando

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    I feel like the Optimus Prime remold of Huffer is closer to his original form than the Armorhide repaint of Huffer.
     
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    There should be a Beachcomber in every line and in every cartoon.

    Who doesn\'t love little blue dune buggies?

    Great figure, not just for me but I\'ve seen kids get a lot of enjoyment out of this one.
     
  15. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    One of my favorite moments of the G1 cartoon. You're missing the smoking tree stumps and burnt out shell of a lake.

    I have this little guy sitting in my office waiting to be opened. For some reason I just haven't gotten around to it yet. This gallery is making me more tempted to prioritize him over some of the bigger bots I've got still in boxes. Great photos.
     
  16. artiepants

    artiepants Misses readable TF comics

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    at this point has anyone from the OG G1 cast gotten more shafted then Cliffjumper? (Shockwave maybe a close 2nd)
     
  17. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Thanks! Yes, that scene is the one that always comes to mind when I think of Beachcomber - so that was one of the first pics I did for him.

    Nice to know I'm not alone in not opening things - Sixshot, you will be opened one day!
     
  18. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    Comes with being a grown up toy collector. Life gets in the way of the inner child. :( 
     
  19. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Yes, 'tis true. Main reason why I've been a bit slow in getting galleries out of late, they take time to do and it's a precious commodity right now.
     
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    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's funny. I was just thinking the other day about how way back we'd all toss pictures into the single cool stuff thread of every toy we bought. Sometimes BUNCHES of pictures. I haven't even broken out the light tent in years at this point. Just not enough time.

    I think the universe is speeding up. Or, at the very least, we move faster along the time dimension as we age. :) 
     

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