Peaugh Reviews: Power Core Combiners Skyburst with Aerialbots

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  1. Shelfwarmercon

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    Being "freaking lazy" would be if they rehashed the same combination system that was the hallmark of most of the G1 combiners, using the same G1 molds.

    This wasn't them being "lazy". It was them trying something different. PCC apparently is not going to appeal to "serious collectors", but if this line still sells, it just further proves Hasbro's point that we as a market don't affect their profit margin either way.

    And how do we know that these guys aren't going to appear in a TV show? For all we know they could be part of the character roster in that upcoming Transformers toon on the Hub.
     
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    I think I'll be saving my money for Fansproject stuff, the last Animated figs, and Generations. Good review though Peaugh, thanks!
     
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    Same goes for me... The more I see of these, the less I like them. They really just look like a giant pile of floppy plastic robot barf to me.
     
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    Hey Peaugh, are the combiner ports similar in size to the energon connectors? Or are they considerably smaller?
     
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    Drones = no interest. Transformer Combiners need to have robot modes. Otherwise, it's Voltron or Power Rangers Megazord.
     
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    For the most part, I don't like this set. The drones look worse as limbs than Bombshock's (at least in my opinion), and Skyburst himself looks less interesting than any of the other core bots. But, I will say one thing: I like the fact that Skyburst's combiner pegs are hidden in his bot mode, whereas with all the others they're sticking out in various places.
     
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    I like how Skyburst hides his combiner pegs in uncombined bot mode. Even looking beyond that, the colors don't clash too badly either. I think I'm probably going to paint the pegs on each figure to fit the overall scheme better.

    BTW, I can't wait to see your upcoming Dlx Ironhide review, Peaugh.
     
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    Skyburst is what Energon Storm-Jet wishes he was. Stable, holds together, hiding his combiner pieces...

    I like the way the Helicopter arm transforms. It reminds me of the "Devastator concept" that was presented to the movie staff for how a combination would work.

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    Just a helicopter flying into that combined form and a hand erupting out. I love it.
     
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    Oh eeeewwwww, if they are characters in the show? I predict if they are in the show the drones will talk and be the "hilarious" comedy relief, i.e. annoying as hell, and who were they trying to appeal to when G1 devs came out? Kids. Why does Hasbro have to assume kids are stupid... ok well I go to the mall and I could see how they get that impression, but come on. The kids and collectors deserve better.
     
  10. The Asp

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    This is why I collect Transformers.

    TOYS that I can have fun fiddling around with, as opposed to the mostly boring articulated statues that are bought, opened (or worse, kept misb), and simply placed on a shelf, never to be touched or played with, by most 'fans'.
     
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    Huh? Wrong thread maybe?
     
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    I'm not even saying the drones are gonna have personalities and talk, at least like the Transformers with robot bodies. Look at Roller, who only chirps and beeps.

    I could be wrong, and the PCCs' portrayal in official fiction (if it happens) may become the biggest steaming pile of crap ever. But hey, if they were featured in a way that appeals to the "serious collectors"? We'd be all over these sets.
     
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    So far the only Power Core toy I would get is Searchlight.
     
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    No, when i said "This is why I collect Transformers", the word 'this' was referring to the Skyburst combiner.

    Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough.
     
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    I don't know, I always approch a new series expecting the worst, then if it is ok and good it is all the better. I am just making a prediction, I am still gonna be watching Prime for sure :D 

    Oh sorry I misunderstood as these Power Core guys could just as easily be left in the package or put on display. The thing that actually bugs me about this fella is that they remove posability and options of transforming the "drone" units which, to me at least, is the soul of the fun playing with Transformers.
     
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    I like how there's already some obvious mixing and matching of the limbs if you want. Like if you want your torso to have two spindly arms, each of the wave 1 gestalts has one, same for the opposite, bulkier arms.
     
  17. Peaugh

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    I will say that the more I play with them the mixing and matching is honestly kind of fun. My current fave is Searchlight as the torso, blue helicopter and white a-10 looking jet limbs from Skyburst, and the armored car and grey tank from Bombshock.
     

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    I personally prefer Skyburst and company to Bombshock and I think they all look nice. Should be fun to fiddle with them, and I'm all for smaller toys.
     
  19. Peaugh

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    For those asking, yes, Skyburst can Gerwalk.

    I'm going to throw together a general feedback thread for the PCC line later tonight now that I've had a few days to mess with them.
     

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    I understand the fiddly concept of an action figure, but I just don't see the value beyond figures that most kids will enjoy the robot and toss the accessories, or bust them beyond recognition.

    A great video made up of terrible toy concepts. Yep, it's a Peaugh video alright! :lolol