At the moment, there's only two size classes planned for
Power Core Combiners. Deluxe has a Scout-sized core character and a
four-changer (robot, vehicle weapon, robot weapon, armor) Mini-Con. Voyager
has a Scout-sized core and four vehicles that can turn into limbs (two arms,
two legs, not fully interchangeable) for any core character.
Rather than sticking all the notes on concept and trade dress into the
arbitrary first review, I've made it a separate file this time. Updated:
Bolded names got Strongly Recommended, while italic indicates a
rating of neutral or worse.
This is called the Commander Class. Each has a Scout-sized core figure with
three modes (vehicle, robot, and combiner core) and a Mini-Con with four
modes (robot, vehicle, hand weapon, chest armor). Commander cores can
combine with limbs from the Voyagers.
- Wave 1: Huffer (Autobot semitractor/tow truck)
with Caliburst (artillery emplacement/cannon), Searchlight (Autobot
helicopter) with Backwind (hook truck thing), Smolder (Decepticon firetruck)
with Chopster (attack jet/axe).
- Wave 2: Icepick with Chainclaw (Icepick is an
arctic vehicle much like Armada Iceberg, Chainclaw becomes a roof-mounted
missile rack), Leadfoot with Pinpoint (formula racer with an engine/gun
Powermaster type), Sledge with Throttler (Backhoe with a drillbit).
- Wave 3: All redeco wave. Steelshot with Beacon
(Bombshock with Backwind), Windburn with Darkray (Searchlight with
Caliburst), Darkstream with Razorbeam (Skyburst with Chopster).
- Wave 4: Heavytread with Groundspike
(Heavytread is a tank, Groundspike is a mine-sifter and claw), Skyhammer with
Airlift (Jet with gun emplacement), Undertow with Waterlog (speedboat with
gun emplacement), Salvage with Bomb-Burst (Mudslinger redeco with Chainclaw
redeco). Passed on Salvage.
Listed as Combiner Class. It features a Scout-class core character with
three modes (robot, vehicle, combiner core) and four Mini-Con-sized vehicles
that can become limbs but not robots. Arms must be arms, they can't double
as legs. The core can also wear the chest armor Mini-Con from a Commander
- Wave 1: Skyburst with Aerialbots and Bombshock with
Combaticons. Skyburst is so-so, Bombshock is almost strongly recommended,
but has some flaws.
- Wave 2: Double Clutch with Rallybots and
Mudslinger with Destructicons. Mudslinger is reminiscent of Cybertron Dirt
Boss, and comes with a bunch of Mad Max style road vehicles. Double Clutch
is a sportscar and comes with a group of other sports and racing cars.
Double Clutch has some serious flaws.
- Wave 3: Crankcase with Destrons (black Huffer with
black and gray drones that mix the Aerialbots and Combaticons), Stakeout
with Protectobots (white Smolder with the other redecos).
- Wave 4: Grimstone with Dinobots, Steamhammer with
Constructicons. The Dinobots are all in G1 Dinobot colors, but use a bunch
of seldom-used or never-used species. The Constructicons lack a unified
color scheme, but also use some oddball vehicles.
- Wave 5: Overrun with Stunticons (Leadfoot with some Rallybots and some
Destructicons), and unannounced other redeco using the rest of the drones.