Cang Toys Thunderking Combiner (Predaking)

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  1. drnilkog

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    Cang Toys ask us to choose the best gold armory for their Razorclaw:


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    Saint Seiya, Wonder Woman or Mr T. very hard choice.

    For me Mr. T forever
     
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    yep, definitely Beast Wars Depth Charge head.
     
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    Don't know if it's in the anime, but there's this amazing scene in the manga of Saint Seiya where Gemini is confronted by his armor asking "Who are you?"

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    Uh, anyway, what were we talking about?

    When do we get a Thorgorilla color mock-up? I imagine he'll carry a lot black as Predaking pants
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    That is if they lean more toy than toon
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    (Man those little stump legs on Headstrong & Tantrum's shin modes are goofy)
     
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    That head honestly is the kicker for me. Love it, love it, love it.

    While I absolutely get the both of you on a LOT of this, lemme just offer my side real quick.

    Yeah, all the gold definitely would not be my first pick, yes it looks like goddamn Gundam, yes everything about it is too much, but honestly a lot of that is exactly why i'm all in on the set.

    My problem with the G1 Predacons, is that while they were fierce warriors, capable of becoming the strongest combiner, they never really had anything to show that they were the hot shit. They just looked like your average Decepticon.

    But the Cang Toys set for me makes them look more fierce, intimidating, PREDATORY. Much like the PREDAcons should be, in my opinion (except for that unicorn horn LMAO). Yes, in a world where this would be so, this wouldn't be the most idealistic representation of such, hell, I was still hoping to see Razorclaw in a more G1-esque deco rather than all the gold, but aside from that, this is right in my bag.

    Though i'm still a bit wary on the end result. Only getting a set's worth on pre-order, and I plan on getting Zeta's Predaking whenever they get off their ass and give us another preview of it instead of trying to kick Toyworld in the nuts with their kickass combiners, who unfortunately are surrounded mostly by old shit Toyworld designs but now in metallic. Hopefully CT's Predaking ends up well or i'll be ready to toss these over to someone who thinks otherwise.
     
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    My issue with them isn't them deviating from G1, more so deviating from an overall Transformers aesthetic. This Razorclaw doesn't look like a Sentient robot that transforms and has personality, it looks like a lifeless generic mech probably piloted by an edgy teenager. This just doesn't look like a transformer, and that is something I have almost never said. They went so crazy with it that it somehow became generic.
     
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    Right yeah, it's definitely deviated even outside of Transformers aesthetic more than ever at this point. Rampage I could kinda put two and two together and say it's based on IDW Rampage a bit, Tantrum i'd say was similar in aesthetic where you could kinda point at something from Transformers and have it somewhat make sense, but with Divebomb onward it definitely started taking it's own direction, and Razorclaw just took that and turned it up to 11. And the mecha-like tampos on each bot are certainly not helping, which is the only real complaint I have so far with them. I have Ferocious and Firmament here as we speak, but I haven't opened them yet (just finished installing these new aluminum channels for my LED strips for my shelves, but MP-52 is getting dibs, haha), so I can't speak for them fully until I do, possibly later tonight.

    But yeah, I definitely agree that the aesthetic pendulum is starting to go too far to one side. Though while I completely understand and can agree with you on why you aren't in on this, i'm still fine with how it's ending up, though i'm ready to drop this thing should it either go too far or Predaking ends up bombing.
     
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    CT said that the combiner feet should turn into a wolf. So i'm guessing those could be Predakings shoulders.
     
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    Have they? I’ve been under the impression that isn’t any more than an rumor and oh my god I just broke the left thumb of Ferocious godamnit!!!

    First figure I’ve broken. Pulling the fist out from inside the forearm. I feel like Charlton Heston at the end of PotA.
     
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    You got a quote for the wolf thing? Was under the impression that was forum speculation.
     
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    We need to focus. I broke a thumb . . .
     
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    Should be able to contact your retailer and get a replacement.
     
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    I did too. I deemed it battle damage. A dinobot managed to gnaw a pinkie off.
     
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    Primal delivers Dr. Zaius' final speech to Prime has he returns to Cybertron would have been a better ending to Kingdom


    (Ha, I'm not focused at all)
     
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    IDK, I'm not too thrilled about his face. I'd have preferred a solid face mask as opposed to what they did with it. Oh well.
     
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    I think it looks a bit like the design he had in IDW Stormbringer
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    Doesn't look that bad there because it's not getting lost in the shuffle of pointy bits. This emphasizes why I believe they should've sculpted two faces for each character, though.

    Not a deal breaker by any means, just a nitpick.
     
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