Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. DocSeth81

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    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    And no shared headsculpts either. Your Computron isn't reusing heads from Defensor or Bruticus.

    Unite Warriors :thumb 
     
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    Catching back up on this thread, I saw a lot of people saying if only we got all these guys released at wfc price and engineering. But in honesty I don't see that big of a gap. The CW deluxe has to do 4 modes not just convincingly but functionally solid as well. The CW deluxe then also had TWO accessories for each deluxe, one being the HFG. Its a compromise sure but it's got FOUR parts in it. Most of ER and K has a single plastic piece for an accessory. lastly there is a combiner plug. These things are the magic sauce that let's the combiner exist in the first place and frankly I haven't seen a ton of 3P companies improve the design. It's got many little parts in there to get the two way ratchet to work. If you take that out and take out the necessity of a limb mode and dump all that back into the figure then you are darn close to to any wfc figure for an MSRP significantly lower. Great pictures all around!

    Side note: qc has definitely improved however. At least half my prime wars figures needed some floor polish. I've only had to touch a few of my wfc joints.
     
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    agree whole heartedly. The WFC line has had its ups and downs (just like the Prime Wars Line) but I’m not convinced that every figure in that line is ‘overall better’ than what came before. The the FOC line and then first wave of thrilling 30 just after it to me seemed like a low point in terms of quality, plastic, engineering, and weight of the figures (and yes there are a few exceptions) for where the franchise was. The first wave of Combiner wars reversed that trend drastically with their more girthy deluxes and voyagers. Admittedly, the majority of the leader class of CW left something to be desired.

    YMMV
     
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    I would do unspeakable things in an alley behind a dumpster in front of Spawn and the Violator for that add on kit. It’s the only I wasn’t able to get.
     
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    Anybody got any leads on the CW Devastator upgrade kits? (X2Toys / PE / DNA)...
     
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    Best advice I can give is check the transformer sites and ebay, daily.
     
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    It's actually the arms for the individual robots (4/5) and weapons for all of them... probably the most important kit you can get as the original arms are absolute garbage. Took me months to find someone that sold it as since I missed one on ebay that was a great price (I debated it too long) the few times I've seen it since was way overpriced.

    Did you click that small radio button first? (in red here for show) it's easy to miss that.

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    Worked for me no problem.
     
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    Yup. I did, but for some reason, they won't add to cart. Was also looking for the Combiner kit.
     
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    Is that a custom configuration for Groove as a lower left leg? Looks tons better than him as an arm.

    I swapped the thighs and legs, how'd you manage to switch the entire lower half for waist swivel also?
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    If memory serves, first You need to chop off the Hot Spot mold's crotch section, then dremel out a hole just big enough in diameter to the Motormaster mold's waist peg to pass through. Then, you need to cut the MM mold so that you retain just the plastic area around its waist peg. You then size it so it'll just fit within the Hot Spot mold's cavity over the hole you dremeled into it after you cut the crotch off. You then need to open up the Hot Spot body and enclose it around the plastic section you left around the Motormaster waist peg.
    Super hard to describe it in words, but that's the best I can explain it right now. It was years ago when I did this mod.
     
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    You got the point across well enough, thanx! :) :thumb 
     
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    As far as I know that's the intended leg configuration with the exception of wheels which have to be half open to fit on that foot and still allow everything to tab together.
     
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    I just googled it. Yeah, I guess when Defensor was first released I saw some pretty bad mistransformations. Yours is the correct way. Looks good and clean.