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by Tantrum
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] Grimlock Unleashed robot build
Replies: 3
Views: 3692

[CUSTOM] Grimlock Unleashed robot build

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/grimlock/frontleft1.jpg I took a crack at rebuilding the Grimlock Unleashed kit into robot mode. I only had to add a few parts: 1 pair of Kre-O fists 2 1x2 Technic bricks with holes in the sides (for wrists) 1 1x4 Technic brick with holes on the side...
by Tantrum
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6722
Views: 922942

I got the G1 Grimlock Kreo set, AoE Strafe, Slash and G1-truck-mode Optimus. I also got Hailstorm and Animated Soundblaster from Clay. Many of these are unopened, as I'm still making my way trhough the Kreo stuff I bought last month. They seem to have remolded the kreon arms. None of the Wave 4 or O...
by Tantrum
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Oh hey... it's Botcon 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 22924

In either case, the problem is coordinating the release schedules for waves of different size classes. Two solutions could be to either sell them as a boxed set, or make them all the same size. And while I do like how the Combaticons look as an ensemble together that way, the latter solution really...
by Tantrum
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 25537

I found a small Battleship set with some military humans so I could finally fiish Rack'n'Ruin. I made a few others as well. Top row (L-R): G1 toy Ironhide and Ratchet, Chase, Jetfire. There's also a pic of Jetfire from the back. I like how the rocket pack came out. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums...
by Tantrum
Tue May 27, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6722
Views: 922942

Thanks for the info, numbat. On a related note, I just picked up AoE Crosshairs. I haven't opened him yet, as I have that huge stack of Kreo stuff to go through, and I'm still fiddling with the dinobots quite a bit. But, I wanted to get him while the store's 25% off all toys sale was still going on....
by Tantrum
Tue May 27, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6722
Views: 922942

I got a few Kreons (and a dragon) in a trade with Rack'n'Ruin. I also bought all 12 Wave 5 microchangers and 4 Wave 4 Microchanger combiners this weekend. I found some Construct-Bots (Blitzwing, Soundwave and Starscream) and Kreo Devestator on clearance. I also picked up the new mini Construct-Bot L...
by Tantrum
Fri May 02, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Odd Question (Price wise)
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Deluxe: $13-15 depending on the store. I've seen some Prime/Prime BH clearanced to $5.
Legend: $6-$7 ($3 on clearance)
Voyager: $23

I think Commanders have gone up to $10.
by Tantrum
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 25537

I almost bartered away a spare Bumblebee, but am glad I didn't. I used him to make a Binaltech inspired yellow Tracks. The rest of the back row is Toxitron, ROTF Rampage and Storm Jet. In the middle row are 3 kreons I built when I realized that I like how white limbs and helmets look on black and pu...
by Tantrum
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6722
Views: 922942

I picked up the wave 4 micro-changers at Walgreen's last week. The designs are quite good. I especially like how half of Alpha Trion's alt mode parts form his sword, and the other half form a backpack to balance him so he can hold the sword without falling over. Barrage's body is similar to Hardshel...
by Tantrum
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: G1 Predaking's limbs
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

I put Rampage and Tantrum on Predaking's right, Divebomb and Headstrong on his left. I've seen the arms switched, but not the legs. I remember Divebomb being on the left from before I even had the toy. I was studying the catalog picture, trying to figure out what part had been removed and replaced, ...
by Tantrum
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: 2014 Japan-exclusive toys: Masterpiece, Generations, etc
Replies: 345
Views: 100772

I'm just so sick of seeing everything else dismissed as people talk about MPs as if they're the be-all, end-all of the franchise because nobody could possibly want anything but slavish 80s cartoon homages. I wasn't trying to say MPs were the be-all end-all of the franchise. I was trying to say that...
by Tantrum
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 25537

Thanks, Clay. Dev was inspired by me running out of flak vests and capes to make regular kreons, but having lots of spare combiner limbs. That also inspired me to make Fortress Maximus. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/kreo2/fortmax_bot1.jpg "This is worse than G1!" http://i108.photo...
by Tantrum
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: 2014 Japan-exclusive toys: Masterpiece, Generations, etc
Replies: 345
Views: 100772

But don't get me wrong. The Takara cars go for, what, $45 at Japanese retail? I don't think that's at all unreasonable for the non-Bumblebee ones, given their size, the added cost of licensing and a higher part count than your average Voyager. I'd happily pay that for Prowl or Sideswipe if I could ...
by Tantrum
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 25537

I made a ROTF Devestator out of some kreon combiner torsos, legs, and combiner limbs. There are no kreon wheels, treads or heads, so I couldn't reassemble him into individual constructicons, but I doubt I'll be taking him apart anytime soon. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/kreo2/dev...
by Tantrum
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 25537

[CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)

I made kreons of Sunstreaker, Hound, Brawn and Gears. With the cassette kreons I showed here , I was able to do this: http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/kreo2/kreon1984.jpg Here's a closeup of the four autobots (plus Somkescreen), though you can actually see the grey bits behind Sunstr...
by Tantrum
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Kre-O/LEGO Ratchet, Microchanger Wreckers, misc. Kreons
Replies: 1
Views: 4563

Kre-O/LEGO Ratchet, Microchanger Wreckers, misc. Kreons

I added some LEGOs to my Kre-o Ratchet set to make a transforming version. The transformation scheme is basically G1 Inferno, with a long tile forming the center of the roof in place of a ladder. The main difference is that the head isn't attached to that long piece, but instead has its own joints i...
by Tantrum
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: [Prime] SE03EP07 Plus One
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Knock Out was pretty great this episode. Between his taunting the humans, the interface thing, and the "too familiar?" bit, this was the most fun I've had watching TF:Prime in a while. You're right about the quests. It wasn't so bad in the previous seasons, since it at least gave the individual epsi...
by Tantrum
Fri May 03, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Prime Hardshell [uploaded]
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

The color scheme looks like an homage to G1 Barrage, who had grey stipes in beetle mode and yellow robot limbs. They also used this color scheme on Energon Insecticon. I can't explain the other problems.
by Tantrum
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] LEGO Neo Sunstreaker
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

That came out really nice. Thanks for posting the Lightspeed instructions. I don't know how well I'll be able to follow them, since most of my bricks predate ball joints. I tried your T-Rex as mech instructions and found them very easy to follow, so I'll give Lightspeed a shot when I have more moder...
by Tantrum
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] G1 Predacons
Replies: 4
Views: 5867

[CUSTOM] G1 Predacons

After lurking for years, I finally have something to motivate me to register. I was dissapointed that Built to Rule and Kre-O sets require you to take the figure/vehicle completely apart and rebuild it to go from one mode to the other. I wanted to try building transformers that actually transformed....