Toy News: "Power of the Primes" Volcanicus grey model photos
During HasCon 2017, VIP fans were allowed to spend time inside a specially designated "VIP lounge". In this area VIP fans could interact with guests including members of the Hasbro Transformers team. I was fortunate enough to be at the VIP lounge when John Warden from the Transformers team revealed the combined grey model for Volcanicus! I put these photos up on social media previously but they are now on BWTF for all to see. Some fun facts:
- Volcanicus' head sculpt is a callback to the head of Mega Dinobot, the Energon combiner formed from Grimlock and Swoop.
- The four Dinobot limbs are interchangeable though Hasbro references the "Earth Wars" model as the "official" combination.
- Space Ape was ready to propose a Dinobot combiner called "Dinoking" (a callback to the Destron Pretender team's combined form from "Victory") before they learned about Volcanicus.
- Grimlock's beast mode head forms part of the chest. His mouth can open to accomodate a Prime Spark or a Titan Master (though this is more of a bonus).
- In "Earth Wars" Volcanicus has a sword based on the one from "Fall of Cybertron" Grimlock, but no word yet on whether this figure will also have one.