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How About An Ultimate Transformers Combiner? Just to Kick Around Some Good Ideas
madman1366 - Monday, August 29, 2011


I think we've all grown used to combiners being a certain way in the Transformers universe. I just wonder, how would people feel about an ultimate combiner?

What do I mean by that? Glad you asked.

One HUGE combined bot...Obviously. But instead of one bot as an arm, one a leg, etc..etc..they make smaller bots where one becomes the forearm and hand, one the upper arm and shoulder. One the hip and upper leg, one lower leg and foot and at least 2 different bots for the body. At least 10 bots in all.

Is that too much engineering to hope for such a thing? Even if they were relatively small and simple individual figures?

This would probably be a great idea for figures the size of Cyberverse (commander) figures. It would only be good if the figures had individual bot and alt modes as well. I think new Transformers projects should look towards more ambitious ideas...this would fit the bill! However a 10 figure combiner most likely wouldn't come cheap or easy. So one would have to wonder how many they can do. Perhaps take a page from PCC where other individual bots in the line can be interchangeable with other parts to give the combined form new powers and abilities.

It might be a dream, but something like this could take combiners to a whole new level.

I'd just love to see more things incorporated into Transformers that lets the kids/collectors get more creative. Different ways to transform bots, different ways to combine them etc. That's what I loved about lines like Energon, even though some of the execution was iffy. The idea is sound.

Hasbro has also liked tinkering with the Lego like sets over the years. KREO obviously being the current effort. Here is an idea for Hasbro to revolutionize the Lego block and Transformers combining as we know it. Make sets where the individual lego blocks can transform into robots. You can have a hoard of tiny robots and then combine them into whatever twisted things you can come up with!

But not just basic blocks, there is no telling how many different kinds of transforming parts they can make. You can build huge robots, perhaps a Metroplex or Fort Max, or create a city bot of your own design...the possibilities could be endless! Best of all, they could be made to interact with virtually ANY Transformers line.

Anyways...just some neat ideas I've always had balled up in my brain. Anyone else have any?


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Geminii
2011-09-24
10:23 am

Various problems present themselves with large numbers of components to a large figure. - if there are too many independently-purchasable parts for most kids (or the target demographic) to collect, hardly any will get to assemble the large figure, so it's something of a moot selling point and i... read more 
jeffafa
2011-09-17
4:58 pm

So this came up as a random gallery image when I logged in today: (link) Not quite an ultimate combiner, but I thought it was cool. Nice job Time Phantom! 
jetfire217
2011-09-17
3:25 am

I didn't enjoy pcc because the connections and the use of drones. I would like to see a new hasbro combiner with 4 or 5 deluxes.and a voyager_leader corso man. Just a new gesault.instead of making 7 or 8 bad pcc just make atleast 3 classics style big gesaults 
madman1366
2011-09-16
8:18 pm

It's always a give and take thing. We want more bang for our buck and they want more bucks for the bang. Eventually something gives somewhere. 
Goktimus Prime
2011-09-16
1:42 am

I agree with what you say madman1366.  
madman1366
2011-09-16
1:37 am

I guess for those who haven't been around as long, I should clarify or try to inform you as best I can in a nutshell of what the relationship has been like between the fans and collectors over the years. Back when I got into collecting, Hasbro really had little to no interest in adult collecto... read more 
sweeny todd
2011-09-14
10:58 pm

There's also the flip side to things where companies like CM's Corp. do the exact OPPOSITE: Collector items that are designed with no amount of play, stability or endurance, creating very weak pieces for the sake of "accuracy" that are complete ripoffs due to their tendencies to b... read more 
Goktimus Prime
2011-09-14
7:30 am

All excellent points. Although I personally quite like Transformer toys that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, e.g. Classics/Universe/Generations/Reveal The Shield. A well made toy that's intended for kids will appeal to adults too. Look at Car Robot/RiD... those figures we... read more 
madman1366
2011-09-12
3:48 pm

There is no guess work involved, Hasbro has said in the past that they would never cater or market any lines towards adult collectors. They have made it very clear that their action figures are all kids first, all the time no matter how many adults like them too. They said if you want something cate... read more 
Goktimus Prime
2011-09-12
6:30 am

I agree that Hasbro's communication with the fandom could be a lot better. Hasbro does actually look at online conversations on forums from time to time... and let's face it, they would have to sift through reading a lot of irrelevant and impractical suggestions in order to find suggestions... read more 
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