Universe Dinobot Packaging Says He's A Predacon/Decepticon?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    I was just looking at a picture of the package for Universe Dinobot. It has Predacon and Decepticon logos all over it.

    I know he started out as a Predacon and switched sides a couple of times but, for the most part he was a Maximal throughout the series.

    Why did Hasbro do this? Was it for symmetry's sake so in their Beast Wars series of the Universe line they could have one Predacon and one Maximal?

    Technically, they're both Maximals.
     
  2. Foster

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    He allied himself with the Maximals but was always a Predacon. Think of him as a Pred rebelling against Megatron.
     
  3. lars573

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    He can also switch factions. Via his spinning symbol on the dino head.
     
  4. MidnightBliss

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    He swings both ways.
     
  5. GogDog

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    It was like you said, for symmetry's sake, they had to have a bad guy to go with Smokescreen. Also, the bio on the card puts him as right before the joined the Maximals. So think of him as the Dinobot from the BW pilot.
     
  6. Grimlock_13

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    Everyone's right. Hasbro probably wanted another bad guy to market, but Dinobot never really was a Maximal in the show either so it makes sense anyway.
     
  7. General Tekno

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    Yeah - Predacons are fundamentally different than Maximals on some level.

    As shown by how Tarantulas used a Predacon SHELL. The Maximal programming still existed but was superceded by Predacon programming that overrode it.

    So though Dinobot changed his alliance, he didn't change his race. As Tarantulas said in "Maximal no More", "Anyone can change the codes!"
     
  8. kenm2474

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    So what Side should I place him in? Deceptcon or Autobot?
     
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    He would go with my Maximals.
     
  10. Autobot Burnout

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    Probably Autobot, but as close to the dividingl ine as possible, best being right ON the dividing line.
     
  11. Edgewise

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    Wherever you want to put him since:

     
  12. Gort

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    You should alternated him between the Bots and the Cons at least once a week, just to stay true to his character. If you have any other factions represented, be sure to give him time with those teams. I sure he would have jumped in bed with any faction that batted an eye at him.
     
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    :lol  It's funny because it's true.
     
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    I think Dinobot's down for whichever faction lets him squish Tarantulas.
     
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    Hahahahaha Thats great. I will put him in the middle with no symbol.
     
  16. ExVeeBrawn

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    I'm going to use dinobot to even out the sides in universe beast wars. So now he is a predacon
     
  18. spamo123

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    I think they give the buyer the option of putting him on the good or bad side. Also I think they wanted one Maximal BW toy and one Predacon BW toy.
     

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