Yeah, I realise the Feralcons all share components with each other. I have no problem with this if it works, and it does look like it does. In fact, it can have the added benefit of making them look like they are part of a whole / team. Which makes sense, I think, given the circumstances... (They are one of the few combiner teams that look like a team
alongside their buddies, the Constructicons.)
But I get where you're coming from - my goal is a Predaking. As much as I enjoy the individual Predacons' designs, the combined mode was always the real seller (I have been this close
to buying the G1 or reissue versions many times... Alongside Fortress Maximus the only G1 figures I ever contemplate buying, but in the end the blocky nature always discourages me). After all, it's the coolest looking of all of the gestalts ever, and he didn't seem to suffer so badly from extreme idiocy and sluggishness compared to the others...
That said, Devastator is my favourite gestalt and if anyone ever makes a good looking high quality G1-inspired version where the individual Constructicons actually look right, I'm sold. (Shame HasTak totally ballsed up their Combiner Wars version...)
I just came across the various add-ons while researching and tying to track down team members, so I thought I'd canvas opinion. From what I've seen of Feral Rex I'd tend to agree with you Knightdramon - he does look so awesome and high quality that I really was surprised there were any add-ons. If the claws need removed for transformation, that's an instant fail for me. The shiny wings look ok, but I'm blown away by the ones on Talon anyway - I don't know if it makes more of a difference in Feral Rex mode?
Knightdramon wrote:Speaking of MMC---where.the.f*ck.is. the Nova Prime they initially showcased in August 2013? I will pre-order the sh!t out of that thing on first viewing, no questions asked, but this is an itch that has not been satisfied for a loooong time...
More to the point, where the Hell is MMC Carnifex (not-Overlord), announced in 2013 also? He's one of the handful of remaining characters I really want to complete my collection and I'm clearly very impatient...
[PS: This comes from the guy who owns a ROTF Buster Prime since...2009 is it? When he first came out, and NEVER, ever attempted to get a Jetfire to combine them
I'm not really surprised. I had ROTF Leader Prime (standard version) and ROTF Leader Jetfire in the past, and I must say the combined mode was the only good point of Jetfire - but it was not enough to counterbalance how awful he was so I sold him anyway. I tracked down a Buster Prime last year after a lot of effort, and by chance the only affordable one with a faceplate was the DOTM Buster Prime & Jetfire two-pack. Jetfire looks nicer with his premium paintjob but he's still terrible, and I've not even got round to combining them nearly 12 months after buying. Buster Prime was the goal, and I am extremely pleased with him. I'd be happy to sell Jetfire if someone were interested... (Maybe I'll have a go at combining and see how good that looks though... Although the combined mode may be imposing, and quote cool, it is still quite a mess indeed!)