Takara Tomy Generations Selects Volcanicus

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    I can only imagine how beautiful this guy could become with GS red swoop instead of the standard blue one... I know the GS swoop isn't painted like this one, but it should be easy to swap arms, legs and head and fix it. I should start search for it, is there anyone who could help?
     
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    I owned the POTP versions of this set (my only modern era combiner, excluding Titan Devastator & FOC G2 Bruticus). I loved them but passed them along to the children of friends at Xmas two years past.

    I’ve been doing some major pruning of my toy collection, but I bit the bullet and ordered these. I recently completed a set of G1 Dinobots. I think I will collect the Studio Series 86 versions as well. I’m excited for them to land soon! Dinobots are the greatest!!
     
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    You could try to call your local comics stores. GS Swoop was not very popular at all, so he's been shelfwarming in the locally owned stores here (both of them do mail order as well). That figure also has more severe floppy issues.
     
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    BBTS has it in stock Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Swoop (Red) Exclusive
     
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    Heads up, the gray on Red Swoop doesn't match the GS Dinobots (or the PotP ones, for that matter), and the wings are attached to the torso with capped pins. So if you want it for the red torso, be prepared for the wings to not match the other Dinobots.
     
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    Thx, too bad i can't do online purchases right now. I can't get a new pre-paid card because i lost a specific ID card that's required in order to get one here in Italy (it's the healthcare system card, without it you can't get any pre-paid card) and i can't get a new one for several reasons. Btw, i'll keep an eye on this guy. Maybe i'll ask my gf to buy it for me and i'll give her the money back.

    There are ways to switch anything on a TF, even wings. Also, GS Volcanicus's swoop doesn't have painted wings. Unless they used a different shade of gray/silver-ish plastic for the red swoop, it should match the colors on the GS Volcanicus's unpainted grey parts
     
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    Thank you.
    Also, quick question to anyone planning to replace the feet with 3rd party options.
    Would you consider selling them? I need new feet for Inferno and I don't want to have to buy another Inferno or Volcanicus.
     
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    They did indeed use a different shade of gray plastic on Red Swoop. And yes, the wings can probably be removed with something like a soldering iron, but I wanted to make sure you were aware b/c they're a lot more difficult to remove than the limbs and head.
     
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    A hair dryer should easily do the trick. It's Just a mushroom pin.
     
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    Some quick n dirty appreciation after opening Volcanicus up.

    With G1 buddies:
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    A first go at weapons / combiner bits storage:
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    Love the setup with the G1 dinos. In some ways the GS bunch give me great inner child vibes hahah.
     
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    Totally! I think I spent ALL of 3rd grade recess playing imaginary Dinobot games with my friends Emile & Nolan. I would be different robotic dinosaurs by the day, capable of turning into helicopters or submarines depending on the story we were weaving.

    Nolan was from the Philippines, his dad was an ambassador, and in the fourth grade his whole family moved to Kenya.

    I remember him telling me very seriously about how in the Transformers cartoon he watched in the Philippines the Dinobots would combine. I don’t know if he’d seen Masterforce and was remembering Dinoking, or if he was just imagining something great, but I always dreamed of how cool that would be.

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    I’m the spirit of childhood combiners, here’s Volcanicus with stumpy G1 style arm configurations. I kinda think I like him better like this!
     
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    I'm just here waiting for the Cyberverse Volcanicus. Let me know if you hear anything.
     
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    The wings can be removed with a soldering iron, that's how I did mine. Generation Selects Red Swoop is now just a pile of reject parts in a box. (Well, one of them is, anyway--I bought two PotP Swoops and two GS Red Swoops so that I could keep one of each in original condition.)

    Don't know if a hair dryer would work, the wings are flexible and could distort from the heat. If they do, they might warp away from the body of the figure, which would prevent the notches on the wings from engaging the tabs on the body, making it impossible to lock them in the "up" position.
     
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    It’s GS Volcanicus w/ TWF06t upgrade kit. However, the chest plate and the shoulder plates cannot fit into the body. They are very loose. I don’t know why but just give up using them. The other parts are fine and they make the whole structure even more solid.
     

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