Gen Selects Tricranius In Hand Images

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  1. Optimalprimal

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    I'm liking this, but maybe after we see what the May exclusives are. Get two at once and free shipping.
     
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    I just cannot get into fossilzers at all. They\'re ugly, their weapon modes are ugly, and it makes next to no sense for advanced sentient robots to wield bones as weapons when they\'re capable of using blasters and blades. So the only thing with this I\'d want is the blast effects. I\'ve been hoping Hasbro would put out blast effect collections in a myriad of colors, but instead they get them bundled with this guy. No offense to those who do like them, but no thanks.
     
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    Yeah I was wondering about that. My guess is though that, like getting rid of the Mercenary Faction in Earthrise, seemingly at the last minute, Hasbro chickened out of making a 3rd faction, or factionless. Though they did give the Quintesson Judge and Allicon their own faction.
     
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    Is it really any more nonsensical than, like, half the stuff in this franchise?
     
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    Think of the fossilizers as The Vok and they seem less stupid
     
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    Probably? I'm guessing he'll be somewhat translucent to match Skelevore and Tricranius. And it seems the recolors are switching sides save Skelevore - Transmutate, Tricranius, and Dracodon are all Maximals, so I'm guessing "Greenfinger" will flip to Pred.
     
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    The cross-factional fossilizer combiner WITH A DEDICATED COMBINER MODE HEAD implies to me that Hasbro has the idea of a box set with all 3 figures and dedicated combiner instructions. They did the same thing with Reflector.... the box set had the camera combo directions while you could DIY the camera with 3 individual releases.
     
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    I don’t think that’s considered official based on the comments...

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    I wasn't a fan of the half-hearted effort of the last pack with lots of unpainted accessories. Other than the gut gun is there anything you'd want in another accessory pack?

    Paleotrex, Ractonite, Wingfinger = basic fossil colors

    Skelevore, Tricranius, Greenfinger = translucent purple, red, green

    I'd love to see a couple of metallic redecos of the other two figures to go with the tarnished copper of Transmutate. Maybe a gunmetal and rust deco on one of them?

    Fossils aren't bones, and these aren't fossils, they're robots that look like fossils.
     
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    Tricranius reminds me of RiD2001 Bruticus, mainly because of the bulky build and colors. 
     
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    Tricranius reminds me of RiD2001 Bruticus, mainly because of the bulky build and colors. 
     
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    A perfect example of the human brain's tendency to look for patterns in random coincidences. Funnily I was about to concede that you may have a point, but then I saw Thundershot's post...


    So, yeah, just a cool possible combo Mark came up with.


    (Don't get me wrong though, my fossilizers will be spending a ton of time displayed in this combined form, just because it was made up on the fly doesn't mean it isn't awesome)
     
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    Pretty much this combiner wasn't really thought out well by Hasbro and it was just a late addition designed by the toy guy. It doesn't make sense for it to be a cross faction combiner without providing some context behind it.
     
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    I didn't realize the red on this figure was actually translucent. That actually makes the whole lava motif work a lot more...Not gonna lie, kinda interested now.
     
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    This is one bot that doesn't skimp on squats
     
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    Plesio would be great. A mosasaur with also be a really cool bot to do. Honestly I hope Hasbro realizes how great the fossilizers are and continues to make them.
     
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    Ooooh yeah 
     
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    So:
    G1 Predacons = Red, Orange, Yellow, Black
    Transformers Prime Predacon = Red, Orange, Yellow, Black
    This new fossilizer = Red, Orange, Yellow, Black

    Is this just a coincidence, or is a special group starting to form?
     
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    Those new pics are good. Went ahead and preordered it. I hadn't realised the head was retooled.
     
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    Same,
    this is proof you can dress up a turd with a good paint job!

    The head is retooled?