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Pascal
02-27-2011, 09:51 PM
UNDERTOW

-nice (armed) speed boat mode
-blue connectors are fairly well hidden
-clear cockpit is nice touch (could have been just painted or even unpainted)
-rear panels to complete the boat mode are a nice touch, could have easily been overlooked without ruining the boat mode
-satisfying transformation with enough steps to keep it interesting
-robot mode is well articulated but the head is a bit difficult to turn because of the connectors on both sides sorta blocking the way
-interesting headsculpt (reminds of something but I can't put my finger on it... anyone?)
-arm cannons are badass
-torso mode is very cool with the retro diver helmet and the shoulder cannons (also getting a King Joe vibe out of that headsculpt, dunno why, but I've always liked that ridiculously dated design)
-no real knee poseability in that mode because you have to lock the legs straight... if you bend them at the knees, the lower legs kinda flop
-colors aren't too in your face with the black, blue-ish grey, gold and clear green but they're nice enough (reminds me of HFTD Tomahawk somehow)
-another plus for me: Undertow is one of my favorite R.E.M. songs :)

WATERLOG

-very good robot mode
-head turns!
-interesting headsculpt (some kind of rounded helmet with goggles and breathing device)
-weapon modes for boat mode and bot mode are almost identical but convincing compared to some of the previous PC Minicons
-chest armor is identical to boat weapon mode but it works
-too bad there's no jet mode with those wings!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/megatroptimus/100_1543.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/megatroptimus/100_1539.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/megatroptimus/100_1537.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/megatroptimus/100_1551.jpg

Perceptor
02-27-2011, 11:27 PM
Thanks. Nice to see the pics. How would you compare him with the other PCC 2pks?

Stapler
02-27-2011, 11:33 PM
I just love that combiner head! It looks like one of those old fashioned underwater suits or a big daddy helmet. Great pics, bud. :)

Pascal
02-27-2011, 11:39 PM
One of my favorites, that's for sure (and not just because he's new). I think I like them all pretty much equally except Searchlight who has the worst commander mode and the worst Minicon.

Inspiration for the combiner head mode...

http://www.robinsdocksideshop.com/Divers_Helmet_BP-704-18%28Deluxe%29.jpg

GMfan
02-28-2011, 12:26 AM
Undertow and Waterlog look like pure win. Undertow seems very well articulated and solid in normal robot mode and combined robot mode too which is always a nice bonus as with few PCCs they get hindered by kibble but he seems flawless all around...damnit I didn't wanna go hunting for a while but knowing he's on pegs is gonna make go out again :P

Dark Rage
02-28-2011, 12:57 AM
Wow, with most PCCs being disappointing so far, I actually want to get this fella. Lots of thought put into it by the designers.

brr-icy
02-28-2011, 01:52 AM
Wow, with most PCCs being disappointing so far, I actually want to get this fella. Lots of thought put into it by the designers.

this one and the new tank both look great, he would make a nice base for a g2 manta ray custom too...hmmm

Quantum
02-28-2011, 02:30 AM
Picked him up last week and he's awesome. Pretty badass little figure, really well articulated, lots of fun.

chans formers
02-28-2011, 02:39 AM
nice review!!!
makes me want him even more now.....thanks:p

i keep getting a g2 "mantaray" vibe from his alt mode.

this guy and the new mold tank fella shall be mine:clapping:

GMfan
02-28-2011, 02:59 AM
OMG am I the only one totally getting an Octopunch vibe now from him?!

....sweeeet....

chans formers
02-28-2011, 10:01 AM
^g2 mantaray
octopunch
gijoe water moccasin:D

Larkhainan
02-28-2011, 10:09 AM
That's one Big daddy. Nice pictures, thanks, though it only makes me want this guy more.


Looks sorta like he was designed to fit with the Destrons. Same colours and apps.

Pascal
02-28-2011, 10:43 AM
A Manta Ray repaint would be cool. I see Octopunch now too, I didn't remember that figure.

zuffyprime
04-18-2011, 11:21 PM
the minicon is saying: "Luke, I am your father"

Dragon Knight
04-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Hmmmm when I look at Undertow's combiner mode there's something very Power Rangersy about him.