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Toys'R'Us Exclusive Powercore Combiner Bundles - Surprise, Fans Still Not Happy

Posted on 08-04-2010 at 01:34 AM by Kickback under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
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Thanks to Internet Personality Vangelus, also the host of the WTF@TFW Podcast, not to mention Canada's True Savior, has discovered an auction on Ebay for upcoming Powercore Combiner Bundle packs, which include a 5-pack set along with a regular scout and Mini-Con figure set. The set is being sold by ebay seller rjacks25.

This is great news for those of you who have yet to experience the most amazing feeling ever by opening one of these sets, combining the incredible figure with the incredible drones, and then tormenting members of your family as if you've been posessed by Transformer demons.

Others, however, still feel the need to express their discontent with Hasbro for making these figures. Even though the box clearly states, "INCREDIBLE VALUE!", it seems as if Hasbro is going to have to make a huge marketing push to get collectors to step outside of their comfort zone!

There is no information on release dates, if there are other sets besides the Skyburst with Aerialbots and Searchlight set, or if your reputation as a Transformers fan is ruined with each purchase.

Please feel free to discuss this story in the link. In the meantime, I'm going to make all new combinations of awesomeness.
Views: 7,880 / Credit: Vangelus of the 2005 Boards!
rikkuluverx2
convenience ftw!
Anguirus
^ Intriguing. That's a good way to get people sold on the central PCC gimmick.
prime13
Interesting...
Waverider
Looks looks like the leader class bundles from late last year.
BigRC83
I still wouldn't purchase one.
Vangelus
I'm really into the idea conceptually, especially if it involves giving you the 'other' Aerialbot torso. As Anguirus said, this is like offering the whole PCC gimmick in one shot.

I mean I'm not as into it as I could be since I already got them, but it's a good sentiment, haha
Brainchild
Hey, it's the return of the yellow Camshaft tube that they jammed onto ROTF Leader class figures around Christmas. That always makes me happy.
ORIO
It's a X-mas bonus item

Guaranteed.
Valkysas
I've never even seen one of these "bonus figure" packages in person.
cobra zartan
...the seller has animated ironhide and rodimus mosc and instock..when the hell did these come out!
Ktulu
WAHT A VALEW

That's pretty neat though, at least the items are related. Sometimes the "bonus packs" seem pretty random.
Vangelus
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Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
WAHT A VALEW

That's pretty neat though, at least the items are related. Sometimes the "bonus packs" seem pretty random.
Totally, I am into this idea a lot more than "Optimus Prime, Autobot Leader AND HIS BUDDY CAMSHAFT"
Kickback
Thank you, Canada's One True savior!
RedWolf
When one thinks about it. This is how you sell the gimmick. What good is combiner robot without limbs?
Deadend
Sweet! Glad I haven't picked up bombshock yet. Just hope it doesn't come with huffer, since I did already buy him.
Valkysas
Kickback's news posts are the best news posts.
Recall
All hail Kickback!
billcosby
Power Core Combiners-Combiners.

I'll bet the Hasbro marketing team all have the symptoms of sleep deprivation.
General Tekno
For the record, the world needs more Kickback now.

Kickback is awesome.

(For those confused by this, read the newspost writeup. And rejoice at it's awesome)
Vangelus
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Thank you, Canada's One True savior!
I forgot to mention that these are a clearly labelled INCREDIBLE VALUE! in my opening post, I feel inadequate.
Waverider
I was about to pull the trigger on this till I saw the shipping cost. Geez mon! It's only sipping from Kentucky. Talk about padded shipping cost.

**Edit**

OK once I realized that I was on the Canadian site. I switched to the normal US page. All is normal.
Valkysas
You don't have to admit your mistakes! That's what the edit button is for!
harrismonkey
The concept is fine, I guess. But the actual figures just aren't very impressive to me. So, no I won't be purchasing any of the designs we've seen so far- and unless there's an enormous jump in quality/design down the line, i don't see myself ever buying any of them.
Shin-Gouki
Diggin on the Bonus Pack. As long as TRU does not hike the price on these it's a killer deal!

Also is there a reason that this is front paged 2 times? I know my boy Vang is awesome and all, maybe that's why.
Backpack
Well, I've seen some PCC in person... and I wasn't impressed at all. Sure they might be fun toys to play with... but I don't play with my toys.

It's great that some fans really like them, because I don't want to see any TF line out right fail. Much like the ROTF line, these just aren't for me.
barrelks
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
Also is there a reason that this is front paged 2 times? I know my boy Vang is awesome and all, maybe that's why.
It is just that good of news.

As far as the item goes, hopefully it brings a few more people into the PCC realm. They arn't for me, and not exactly flying off the shelves around here and they are stocked at most of the chains except one of the Walmarts near me.
Brooticus
Still not compelled by the first waves of PCC's. However, I'm really looking forward to the Dinobots! That kind of "Creature" PCC appeals to me more for some reason, probably because each drone has a bot mode of some kind. I'd love to see a Terrorcon, Seacon, or Predaking homage.
salmonman78
I am enthused to be honest but I dunno if its just stress or other life issues but my enthusiasm is waning right now on the TF hobby. I want the Gens but this part is kinda meh right now.

It looks like a good deal though.
Tigermegatron
Wow thats just pure win/awesome.
Fort Max
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Originally Posted by cobra zartan View Post
...the seller has animated ironhide and rodimus mosc and instock..when the hell did these come out!
This.
Thenames9
A reason for me to buy them!
RedPrime
If these are at standard 5-pack MSRP, I would actually buy one... or both if they're releasing bombshock as well. Hooray for being able to justify a purchase!
King Henrik
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Originally Posted by Brooticus View Post
Still not compelled by the first waves of PCC's. However, I'm really looking forward to the Dinobots! That kind of "Creature" PCC appeals to me more for some reason, probably because each drone has a bot mode of some kind. I'd love to see a Terrorcon, Seacon, or Predaking homage.
the dinobot drones have robot modes?!?!?!!?


this is great! they definitely sold me on trying out pcc with this. hopefully there will be a bombshock/smolder set.
Paxtin
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Originally Posted by King Henrik View Post
the dinobot drones have robot modes?!?!?!!?
Well...If you count the Dino-forms as robot-modes. Given they're robotic dinosaurs.
Ratchet2007
I would buy this, to get me into the line.
RedAlert Rescue
You are implying in the title page text that Collectors hate these for the concept - actually I know quite few people who were happy to give them a chance, but the actual experience of owning some put them off much interest in further ones.

A lot of people have stated that they can only get the drone limbs to stay on Huffer and in many other cases they just spring right off or don't fully deploy (such as the jet drone leg).

So personally I liked the Energon Autobot Gimic but that seemed better implemented than the Powercore Combiner concept - not just because of the concept but simply down to product quality issues as simple as the limbs often won't stay on the core bodies properly.

If you'd payed 20.00+ / $20.00+ for a toy and the arms and legs just fall off you'd not be very happy - especially when the spring gimic knackers the effective articulation of the toys so much too.
Backpack
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Originally Posted by Brooticus View Post
Still not compelled by the first waves of PCC's. However, I'm really looking forward to the Dinobots! That kind of "Creature" PCC appeals to me more for some reason, probably because each drone has a bot mode of some kind. I'd love to see a Terrorcon, Seacon, or Predaking homage.
I agree. This is about the only way I could see getting into PCCs.
DJW107PRIME
Just not going in on this PCC fad.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
Also is there a reason that this is front paged 2 times? I know my boy Vang is awesome and all, maybe that's why.
Either that or I'm an idiot...

Let's go with your explanation
thenatureboywoo
I already have everyone in the set, but for those who haven't this is a great way to increase PCC play value right off the bat. One commander is cool to mess with the drones but 2 or more is way cooler.
FanimusMaximus
Well there goes the news neutrality.
tjmd
I may just get that, neat way to get them all together. I've only picked up Smolder but this is an awesome way to convince me to get a whole set. Niiiiiiiice.
Bovril
Shame on TFW plugging that junk.
G1Wheeljack
Cool, hope they do it with some others as I've already got both of them. Love the read up btw Kickback
Kraken
Kickback, king of the front page!

Seriously, if these become mass release, and some different bots get thrown in as the freebie, then I will be snapping them up. I'm still not that keen on PCC from what I've seen, with the exception of the Dinobots and Rallybots, but incredible value is incredible value and not to be sniffed at
dragon
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I still wouldn't purchase one.
my sentiments exacly if arms & legs didnt look bad i buy it but they look horrible should have went with enrgon prime combine combination rasnfromation might actually sell them if they did.

sometimes new isnt always good sometimes you need to bring soemthing new with bit of classics included
Optimus Vader
These are geared towards kids; maybe all of the children are out of work this summer.
Kaijumaster
I'm disatisfied with the PCC combiners because the figures LOOK cheap. and I'm using cheap in the correct way, denoting poor qaulity and or craftsmanship. just like the other movie toys it looks like a lack of qaulity plastic and a rushed mold time. fansproject unofficial items seem to boast a better grade then Movie/PCC figures.....

though I do admit I'll probably set all that aside for Dinoking.
Rollcage
I like this, if it's priced decently I'll pick one up. I'm loving the Power core figures, I got mine last week.

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