Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread

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

  1. aussiedzfan

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    Is CW Optimus worth getting these days as a stand-alone figure when in comparison we have all these updated articulation Optimus figures today? Also it now costs about $100-150AU to get one.
     
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    I was going to say yes up until that last sentence.

    I will say almost all Optimi are pretty great and worth going back too, and I’ve read a ton of positive reviews of CW Optimus.

    Like do you really like the look? And are ya on a budget?

    If you really like it and no budget? Go for it.

    On a budget? That is hard, what do you value more? Looks or play? If it’s looks then I’ve spent more on terrible third party toys all for representation so yo Wouldn’t be making as dumb a decision as I have at least.
     
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    Yeah the one thing that is holding me back is the price. The look has grown on me over the years but then I do have other Optimus figures now that have that big bulky look...SSGE Optimus for example.
     
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    Yes it is I'd get the takara one if u can better paint job the fixed hips Improve it immensely
     
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    Kamen Rider Decade A Passing-Through Kamen Rider...

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    That tears it...I have had enough of Bruticus falling over, these PerfectEffect KO feet with their wonky ankle joints that can't make up their minds on whether they're tight or loose (the joint by itself tends to be stupid tight, but with Swindle attached, it's extremely loosey goosey; the foot for Brawl isn't nearly as bad, but the same thing does happen there). Time to take it back down to the indimavidual Combaticons...quite possibly permanently, cuz what good's a combiner THAT CAN'T STAND UPRIGHT WORTH A RAT'S NUTS!? And it looks especially bad on the reputation considering that my CW Defensor has a KO UW Hotspot & KO UW Groove and still stands way better than my all-Hasbruh Bruticus ever could...

    (Side note: had to flip out Onslaught's feet just so the Bruticus torso could stand on its own...)

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    I decided to put the CW Optimus on the back burner for now. If one pops up at a decent price I still might grab one. Does anyone know the production stamp on the box for OP that has the upgraded hips? I definitely can't afford UW version.
     
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    they only fixed the hips on motormaster and the white prime repaint
     
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    Ah bummer. Yeah just checked TFWiki and the CW Optimus is the only version to not get the upgrade even in later releases.
     
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    This is my favourite Prowl, actually my only Prowl.
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    Back to the depths of indimavidual robot modes for you Combaticons...at least there, you can make yourselves more useful than you have been...yesss.

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    That's a pretty sick Prowl. Was my second ever experience with a Prowl mold (my first being G1 Smokescreen), even if CW Prowl & Smokescreen are Deadend retools.
     
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    Simple But I Really Enjoy the Final Astetic


    Custom CW Six Wing...
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    As the Classic Version... 6 Member Plus 1 Drone
     
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  19. Hyoumaru

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    Offroad was MIA when I ended up selling my CW Stunticons last year, don't know why I packed him up separately.

    I'm kinda glad that ended up being the case though, because even without the combiner aspect he's pretty nice on his own.

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    I'm surprised that this late in the game, there isn't somewhere to get cheapish hands and feet in bulk for these guys.