Power Of The Primes Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus Prototype In-Hand Pictures

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Black Convoy, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Gamerlingual

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    How tall is he?
     
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    That is definitely a heavy retool/remold of Motormaster from the looks of those legs.  I am almost certain poor Grimlock will have the same issues as that train wreck.  Great bot mode, great alt mode, shit combiner torso.  :( 
     
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    im buying two......from Takara :) 
     
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    Slash and Cindersaur likely will share a mold. Wouldn't be shocked if it gets used as Overbite. Rippersnapper, especially with those guns, is going to be reused as Skalor. Nautilator and Tenta-Kill would probably be retooled from Sinnertwin (or share a new mold)

    Takara will likely retool Skalor as Overbite, similar to Deadend and Wildrider. That'll be the difference between the two versions.
     
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    Looking at the Rippersnapper gray proto, I can see him as Overbite. Wouldn't be too much effort to retool
     
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    I say Skalor because he and Overbite were practically the same thing, but Skalor's G1 weapon was a twin pair of blasters that mounted on his back like that.
     
  7. Johntimus Prime

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    Pretty much. So those two would be easy retools of Rippersnapper.

    Hasbro might surprise us and do all five sub-members as deluxes with a fourth weapon mode, not ruling that out.
     
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    I was at Hascon on Saturday and these things (PotP) in general look so great. They look solid as rocks and Swoop has stolen my heart. I'm not a stickler for scale but man seeing these in person is on a different level. I agree swoop needs to be the arm but protos in hand 9 times outta 10 look like shit. I'm 100% confident that the final product will be better.
     
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    I mean, the weapon mode is just leg mode with a gun in the 5mm port instead of an HFG.

    The only question would be how the Combiner holds it, since the CW joint is thicker than the G1 combiner joint.
     
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    Not to mention protos are often not as high of quality as production versions.
     
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    I think it shares the same transformation sequence but it's technically built from scratch, not from altering an existing mold or using parts of another mold.
     
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    Dude we're lucky if we even get five new voyager moulds in an entire line let alone just one team.

    People have seriously unrealistic expectations.

    It isn't a retool. It's very clearly original. The legs just somewhat resemble how Motormaster's (and Hot Spot's to an extent) become the Combiner thighs.
     
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    Not sure about Starscream, Dreadwind and Darkwing (although I have hope), but I think Inferno and Elita-1 will get full teams. I think Hasbro's moving in to more of a "anyone can be a limb to anyone" marketing campaign for the shelves but is trusting collectors to know what's up. Adult collectors, while often quite whiny and capable of huge fits of silliness, are capable of figuring out the four autobot fem limbs (who all appeared in the same single episode of the animated series) are all part of the same team even if they don't come in the same wave.

    It's too hard for me to square Hasbro putting out a bunch of random singletons with them collaborating w/Takara (who will not be down with that). It'd be odd if Hasbro saw the way Groove, Wildrider and Slingshot got eaten up and learn the lesson "We should make more partial teams."

    The grey physical display copies at the show were prototypes used for proof-of-principle. The final figures will be sturdier and hold together better (although not necessarily perfectly)
     
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    You'd be actually surprised.

    Look at how many people were actually borderline outraged Dead End was supposedly part of Superion. Unless something is exactly the way fans have envisioned it to the smallest detail, they will act as though it is a personal slight against them.
     
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    Should I amend to say "will eventually figure out after some light prodding"? I mean, you're not wrong . . .

    And to be fair, having the capacity to do something and actually doing it are different. Most everyone here could have kept their shit together about the first two waves of CW . . .
     
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    I think the combined mode looks great!
     
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    Speaking of molds - wonder who they're going to retool the Dinobots into - Monstructor? Dinoking? They would lose 1 member like CW Liokaiser.
     
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    Is anyone digibashing this yet?
     
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    I almost thought they could retool Grimlock into a Spinosaurus and call him Scorn. And like Slug and Snarl could be retooled into new characters like a Ankylosaurus or a Styracosaurus.
     
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    G2 colored Volcanicus when?