Toyworld TW-T Not-Throttlebot Combiner

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by triknot, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

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    Except Blast Off is also smaller than Starscream in robot mode...

    Still, another nice thing about the Throttlebot combiner, the toys are nearly identical in scale!
     
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    I have to watch headmasters again I can't remember that scene :confused: 

    I had my Freeway last week Only Goldbug left I almost completed all of them

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    DocSeth81 All Around Nice Guy who doesnt like soccer

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    you saved the best for last.
     
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    The hood on my chase has developed a crack from the v shape on the front. Bleh.
     
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    Just another shameless necro bump to let ppl know that I'm selling my set for dirt cheap. It has two auroras though, could not find the green one for cheap so I just customized an extra set of knees and feed to fit the extra aurora that I had. Extra set of knees and feet included and will let you add the green one to left or right leg. Nothing was cut or damaged in the custom swap.

    Check out my sig for it and many other super cheap deals on really good stuff and sorry for the shameless plug. Gotta make that money, don't ban me :\
     
  7. mikeszekely

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    Picked up the whole set in unopened boxes for about $130 on ebay. I love Shinebug, really like Grind Rod and Aurora, I think Trace and Highway are ok but a little flawed, I hate Sideload, I'm scratching my head at how four sports cars and a dump truck became SUVs (but I think a Mini Cooper is a perfect alt mode for an updated Goldbug that distances him a little from Bumblebee), and the combined mode is easily worth the price of admission. Sound about right to you guys?
     
  8. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    You got the whole set for $130?! Gosh dang what a sweet deal!
     
  9. mikeszekely

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    I know, right? It was an auction, not a Buy-It-Now. The starting bid was so low I assumed they were used without carefully reading the description. I waited until there was less than a minute and set my max bid at $150, thinking it'd be cool if I won but I didn't need then right now this second. Happily I had the winning bid and I was even happier when they turned out to be brand new.

    At that price, my biggest complaint is just how unnecessary Shinebug would be if he didn't have most of the partsforming bits. I've seen guys like breaux man fan mode it buy putting the arms on backward and spinning him at the waist and head so that Shinebug is on the front, but honestly between Goldbug having a bigger role in the Marvel comic, Goldbug being the only Throttlebot I actually had, and Goldbug being Bumblebee (although I actually like the idea of them being separate characters) he's the only Throttlebot I could even name before I looked them up. I'm pretty ok with five forgettable characters forming a pretty cool gestalt while Goldbug chills separately.

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  10. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Holy crap dude, I'm about to pick up a set myself and would've loved to have gotten it at that price.:eek: 

    As it is I'm waiting to hear if I can get a new set for $300 or not.

    *fingers crossed*
     
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  11. Predarican

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    Picked up Shinebug and Freeway. 5/6 now. God can't see myself picking up Sideload. Such a fumble at the 5 yard line.
     
  12. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Eh, I think Sideload is just fine. Sure he looks fiddly, but nothing that I couldn't handle for just one transformation.

    I'll never be combining these guys once I finally do get them though, as I have no interest in the combined mode at all, and will just be displaying them as stand alone bots.

    Now hopefully I can get them for the price I'm hoping for. :lol 
     
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    Yeah, I just found a Shinebug at a decent price, considering the combiner parts are superfluous to me (I'll never get Sideload). I'm so glad, because I really wanted Shinebug, but wasn't going to pay retail for those.
     
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    Shinebug is my favorite of the set for sure.
     
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    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    Honestly combined mode is a nice bonus, that's all I see it as. I love how all the individual members came out, they really are a classics update to the Throttlebots. The transformations for both Shinebug and Trace are inspired. Even though I paid full price for Shinebug, Sideload and Highway (The other three I got a great deal on from a local guy that was looking to unload them) I still like this set a lot.
     
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    Heh, I'm the opposite. I don't have any attachment to any of the Throttlebots except Goldbug, who I had as a kid, and the hodgepodge collection of SUVs TW used for their alts don't really call back to their G1 selves anyway (aside from Grindrod). Since Goldbug is needed for combiner parts but isn't himself a necessary part I display them separately, and I'm my mind I have a 3P Goldbug who happened to come with an SUV combiner.
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Y'know, I always thought that Goldbug was the leader of the Throttlebots for some reason.

    I had no idea that Rollbar was until about 5 minutes ago. :lol 
     
  18. Robogeek28

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    And ordered.

    Here's to hoping I have them by Saturday. :lol 
     
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  19. Razor24

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    Combined mode is amazing IMO. Such a stocky well balanced combiner (looks wise). I purchased them for their individual modes but once I combined them I was so impressed they have been combined ever since. I have him displayed with Warbotron Bruticus and they look great together.
     
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    Got my tracking number yesterday. :) 
     

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