Magnaboss, with lion head?

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Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby SynjoDeonecros » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:01 pm

Is it possible to make the Magnaboss gestalt with Prowl's beast-mode head in place with Magnaboss's face? I'd think so; just flip the lion head into place, and there you go. But I get the feeling it won't be that easy (likely the lion head has to be there to support the mane, and make attaching Silverbolt onto it work). I'm wondering, because I'm planning to buy a used Magnaboss toy for a cross-franchise repaint, and being able to make Magnaboss with the lion head is essential to it.
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Re: Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby Onslaught Six » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:14 pm

...Why wouldn't it be?

Prowl's lion head is right there in his beast mode. The Magnaboss head is literally on the back of the lion head. It's the same thing, you just turn it around.

The mane clips together with some pegs and holes in the top of it. And even if they didn't, Silverbolt's hold on the mane halves is good enough that it doesn't matter.
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Re: Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby BWprowl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:14 pm

Actually, it might be trickier than you're thinking, O6. See, Magnaboss's robot head is indeed just his lion head spun around, but one of the points of doing so is so that a ball-joint hinge in the neck can bend back to clip into the mane at the right orientation for robot mode (it's hard to explain, but there's a bit of restructuring that goes into folding Prowl up into the little ball he needs to be in for combined mode). Still, it might be possible to BS the thing with the lion head anyway. I dunno, my Magnaboss is packed away deep somewhere, and I reeeeeeaaaaally don't feel like digging him out just to check.
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Re: Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby SynjoDeonecros » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:27 pm

BWprowl wrote:Actually, it might be trickier than you're thinking, O6. See, Magnaboss's robot head is indeed just his lion head spun around, but one of the points of doing so is so that a ball-joint hinge in the neck can bend back to clip into the mane at the right orientation for robot mode (it's hard to explain, but there's a bit of restructuring that goes into folding Prowl up into the little ball he needs to be in for combined mode). Still, it might be possible to BS the thing with the lion head anyway. I dunno, my Magnaboss is packed away deep somewhere, and I reeeeeeaaaaally don't feel like digging him out just to check.


So, folding the lion head back into the mane IS somewhat necessary to make Prowl fit as the head of Magnaboss. Well, I hope there is a way to finagle it to work. I kinda wish I hadn't lost my TF collection, now...
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Re: Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby Onslaught Six » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:21 pm

BWprowl wrote:Actually, it might be trickier than you're thinking, O6. See, Magnaboss's robot head is indeed just his lion head spun around, but one of the points of doing so is so that a ball-joint hinge in the neck can bend back to clip into the mane at the right orientation for robot mode (it's hard to explain, but there's a bit of restructuring that goes into folding Prowl up into the little ball he needs to be in for combined mode). Still, it might be possible to BS the thing with the lion head anyway. I dunno, my Magnaboss is packed away deep somewhere, and I reeeeeeaaaaally don't feel like digging him out just to check.


Head Mode Prowl basically relies just on crumbling itself together into a ball anyway, there's nothing really specific that I remember.

If nothing else, one can always just detach the ball joint and stick the lion head in the mane.
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Re: Magnaboss, with lion head?

Postby Tigermegatron » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:52 pm

I like & equally find the takara combiner magnaboss head weird. because it's colored in those "brave" mel gibson movie head colors.

I don't like the takara blue head color for BW II lIO Junior. The yellow colored head on the hasbro version for prowl looks better
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