Two new offerings from the Power Core Combiners line of Tranformers. There are 4, but these were the first two I could get my hands on.
Skyhammer and Undertow:
Skyhammer is joined by his sidekick, Airlift. It is clear to see that Skyhammer is a jet in his vehicle mode. Kinda hard to hide that one. There are some really nice transformations on him to get him looking his robot self. The one problem I have with the design is his head. It sits way up on top of his body, and looks like an additional piece, not like it is a part of him. This could be due to the addition of the larger head part to form his “commander” body.
Oh my! I cannot believe it! A Decepticon that transforms into a jet? Haha! A favorite of the bad guys. This is a nice jet. A different design than most of the jets we see, but still a little nod to the classic G1 jets with the double tail. There is a front landing gear which is nice for a little guy like this. I do so hate the blue cubes that hang off the sides, but a necessary evil to make a Power Core Combiner.
And then there is Skyhammer with some extra firepower from Airlift. Um, I don’t think this is very aerodynamic, but I am not going to be the one to tell that to Skyhammer. Those Decepticons have bad tempers.
And then there is the whole reason for this line. To make some giant robots. He has a great transformation into his commander mode. The wings fold up to make room for the drone arms, The legs really work well too. The best part is his face. In the PCC line, there is usually a head change to a larger head for the big robot. It is really hard to see, but there is a head covering that comes out and looks like a WWII helmet with goggles.
Undertow with Waterlog. This does not look like a very likely team to me. Waterlog has wings. He looks like he would have been way more suited to the likes of Skyhammer. And as for Undertow, he does not look like he needs much help with those giant guns under each arm. The guns can swivel out of the way.
With an attachment of drones, Waterlog as his armor, and the guns mounted on his shoulders, Undertow is really tough looking. His head in this mode is also really cool, using the old school brass diving masks. Nice touch.
These are two tough robots. Again, the best commander robots come on their own. I am looking forward to at least one more of the two coming out. A pair of Autobots to fight these two if I am not mistaken.