Lots more from the Transformers: Power Core Combiners

We are going to see a lot of new sets coming out.  Many of the little guys are going to be repaints of earlier sets.   Let’s take a look:

Decpticon Darkstream with his sidekick Razorbeam.  Both of these are repaints.   Darkstream is a repaint of Skyburst that came with the Aerialbots.

Razorbeam, not so much a repaint as a new plastic color is a copy of Chopster who came with Smoulder in the two-pack.

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Decepticon Icepick with Chainclaw.  Here we go with two new figures.  Icepick is a treaded truck while Chainclaw appears to become a rocket launcher.  That is a good weapon to have.  They look like they will fit together well.

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Autobot Leadfoot with Pinpoint.   Another team of new figures.  Leadfoot is a race car while Pinpoint looks to be twin cannons or machine guns of some sort.  Another good paring.

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Autobots, The Rallybots.  Lead by Double Clutch, this is a team of all new cars.  I don’t think this is the best of the 5-pack combiners, but they did well with the theme for this one.

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Decepticon Sledge with Throttle.  Another set of all-new.  Sledge is a piece of heavy construction equipment, and Throttle becomes a drill.

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Autobot Steelshot with Beacon.  Steelshot is a reuse of Bombshock from the Combaticons.   He is a good figure, so seeing him get used again is okay by me.   Beacon is the same as Backwind who came with Searchlight.

***I still think the little guy who became the searchlight should have been called Searchlight.  Maybe that was too obvious.

This time Beacon comes in red and mounts to the top of Steelshot.  I don’t think this is the best paring as Beacon has hooks.

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Decepticon Windburn with Darkray.  I think this might be the best of the reused sets from before.   Windburn is a repaint of Searchlight.  The colors are fantastic for a Decepticon.  Darkray is a repaint of Caliburst who came with Huffer.    Now, on Huffer, Caliburst was a fanastic pairing.  Throwing him on the front of a big chopper really does make the chopper look menacing.   This is a good pair to be sure.

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Finally, he Protectobots.  These five vehicles are repaints from other 5-packs.  They are an interesting collection, not really that great of a choice on three.  The right side is a little strange.   A pair of armored vehicles does not go along with the idea of protection.  As well, the jet fighter also does not fit the theme.   I think they could have done a little better there.   At least the Commander and the helicopter fit.  Maybe a little mix-and-match for these guys.

The figures should be hitting the stores any time now.   We are well into the first wave.  This one looks to be giving us a nice mix of some new figures and some well done repaints of some older figures.   Now the problem is trying to remember the names of all of these little guys.

If you are keeping track, that is 4 new Decepticons, and 4 new Autobots.   But 2 of the Autobot sets are 5-packs.  Advantage Autobots this time.

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