Generation Selects King Poseidon Review King Poseidon is the latest (as of April 2020) Scamble City combiner. Announced in mid-2019, its members were released in three waves between February and April 2020. Western collectors who managed to preorder its parts probably paid a minimum of $35 per deluxe limb, plus $55 for the Voyager torso. As it was in high demand, preorders sold out everywhere quickly, with an escalating secondary market. For those of us lucky enough to obtain all six Seacons, was it worth it? In short: yes. Each Seacon has great personality, demanding attention thanks to generous paint applications, good engineering and great accessories, managing to fully translate the G1 toys into a Classic rendition. Even if they were not combining, the six members would have deserved to be bought on their own, because of their uniqueness. It is amazing how far the original molds have come: Turtler, from CW Silverbolt. Gulf, from PotP Blot (from PotP Rippersnapper). Lobclaw, from PotP Blot (from PotP Rippersnapper). Kraken, from PotP Cutthroat (from PotP Swoop). Tentakil, from PotP Moonracer. Overbite, from PotP Rippersnapper. The designers went the extra mile to make sure all accessories and modes were given life. You can get creative with the leftover guns and parts, but I personally prefer setting them aside to avoid making King Poseidon too busy, and too heavy. But when it comes to the combiner, this gestalt is truly more than the sum of its parts. The targetmaster feature of the G1 Seacons has been kept, but the connectors (not even the limbs' knee joints) cannot hold a pose where King Poseidon is shooting straight. Any of the five limbs could become the targetmaster gun, but it's clear that Overbite is the preferred choice - as it's the only member whose gun allows King Poseidon to effectively walk aided by a stick. It's not ideal, but OTOH, if the combiner joint had been strong enough to bear all that weight, there would have been little playability, with an extremely stiff shoulder - and these are, after all, still toys. The new hands are excellent: they improve on the PotP design, and attach on the back of the feet for added stability - which is not really needed, as King Poseidon tends to lean forward, something that most CW-style combiners unfortunately do. The new feet provide great stability and do their job well, but they are not enough by themselves to prevent the leaning. Update 27/4/20 Mixing up limbs works very well - these are just two examples. Overbite is probably best limited to Targetmaster duty, though. King Poseidon is an excellent addition to any TF collection, especially if you enjoy combiners. It's a swan song for a very special era of Transformers design, and we can only hope future combiners will maintain this incredible balance between complexity, playability and G1 faithfulness. Transformation 10/10 Paint applications 10/10 Engineering 8/10 (more had to be done to prevent the leaning) G1 faithfulness 7/10 (to be really faithful it had to have worse proportions - it's actually better than the G1) Stability 7/10 (the leaning is there, but it's not as bad as with other combiners, especially those with a Hotspot torso) Accessories 10/10 (all accessories serve a purpose, nothing is wasted, and there's plenty of options) Price 5/10 (fair price during initial preorders, but high demand meant prohibitive secondary market prices) Overall 8/10 King Poseidon is not the perfect combiner, that will always be CW Superion. But considering the ambitions of the original design, Generation Selects King Poseidon succeeds on most fronts. If you love combiners and are not intimidated by secondary market prices, you can bump it to a 10/10.