Predaking101: Which I did, & I love it.
KnuxMaster: If you collect masterpiece figures and you want a Devastator to display with them get Hercules, anything else, get Giant.
Damien Mckeever: yep,its high time hasbro stepped up their game.with eveything they make either on their own or are in partnership with others they had the boys toys market sewn up [transformers,gi joe,starwars,super heroes,wrestling figures and god only knows what else] and its like they just dont care.perfect example is the hands and feet on the rotf combiners.thank the maker that fans project [and the other 3rd party companies] are now here
Dave Jones: I hear ya. Have the same dilemma as well. lol! Hasbro's gonna have to step up it's game though. 3rd party quite popular now and in my opinion, is the only way to go for G1-est figures, on some favorites.
Damien Mckeever: with all these combiners coming out im going to needa shelf just for them
Damien Mckeever: glad to hear that mate.have you seen the red,white and blue [christmas colours,ha ha] version of this that they are planning.i have also seen pics of their dinobot combiner standing next to what looks like their version of defensor combiner [both in grey prototype stage] and fans project are doing the stunticons combiner too
Dave Jones: Good burn dude! You have my thumbs up!!
Dave Jones: Actually I did saw Green color contruction vehicles running around. Not even kidding.
Dave Jones: Cheers Mate! Got my Herc too for atleast 380 Dollars. And the good part was, it wasn't on sale. The seller was kind enough to give me a huge discount. lol
Dave Jones: wooh now butt glory! lol
Piranha.Advancements: why can no company make a decent long haul!?
Piranha.Advancements: why can no company make a decent devastator?!
Damien Mckeever: sorry,i should have said kapow toys ,not make toys
Damien Mckeever: sorry.i should have said kapow toys,not make toys
Damien Mckeever: before you bought hercules [assuming you did] you should have shopped around as i got mine from kapow toys in the uk for 350 pounds and that included the rage of hercules add on kit aswell
Damien Mckeever: i got hercules [ALL 7 parts] for 350 pounds from make toys in the uk
damagecontrol54: K. I bought both. Here's my opinion. Tfc's deva is amazing a Gestalt, but as figures goes they do suck because they are just too blocky. Also I would like to add the price. It was a bit pricey especially with shipping added to the price.
Maketoys version is amazing in both forms- figures and Gestalt. I know people are going to hate me for this but I love the piss yellow colors. Reason being is because the figures are with the times. Ever seen green construction yellow vehicles running around?
Predaking101: See folks affordability, quality, & of course presentation means a great deal in this arena for sure. Those things can either make or break your product in the market, but sadly now those don't always matter. For ex....The Fall Of Cybertron Bruticus looks like a pile of caca thrown together, but yet mindless drones of fans who don't know any better will still buy it, thus the commitment by Hasbro too continue making lame to crapy products for its real fan base. Demographics are a trip sometimes
Predaking101: I like both, but TFC's Hercules wins out over MakeToys ver hands down, as TFC's just looks more accurate & not too mention BOSS aesthetically. Hercul....ahh f it, Devastator without a doubt stands a Titan in the TFC interpretation of this classic warrior. See boys & girls contrary to a few GEEWUN AKKURACY (laughing) is very important, especially if you're a hardcore G1 fan. The best thing MakeToys did with there ver was make him affordable. Love both, but if I had a choice I'd take Hercules.
crapstirrer: Going with Maketoy's Giant.
I just don't like Herc. All the robots of Hercules look like they're made of cubes. Cubes for shoulders, cubes for heads, cubes for torsos, cubes for legs. Transform them and there still are lots of cubes in their construction. Merge them into Herc and the arms and legs are just blocks.
I'm not spending an extra $300+ for something I think is ugly.
allenwalker1123: actually, i think dump truck is the best one of the 4 released. the arm guys combining joint n design is the thing i reli can't accept, even greater than the head-box thing on crane. it's just like 2 vehicles randomly attached to a big bot for not apparent reason, n doesn't look like is a part of Giant the guy itself.
if i do get both, i'll use Herc. as decepticon devastator, while use Giant as autobot constructicon team since Herc's big n strong look do look more like a bad guy character. =]
allenwalker1123: tht's true, and is y i may purchase Giant if the price become lower later. the reasons i get a Herc. for my 1st 3rd party devas. is firstly, the price. though G's set have a bit more realistic alt modes than H's, the price in asia is actually not the big difference. secondly, i do like H's transformation n combination design than G after a few yrs time for playin Hasbro's "perfect transformation designs". the looks reli aren't tht big deal. it's the "plugin transforming design which bugs me most
Vic Sanded: Yeah I admit the chest thing does bug me. And as for the head/foot thing, well that's just an issue with one figure, it's not that bad. Besides they all look more like real life vehicles than the TFC combiners overall.
allenwalker1123: it's mainly for the alt modes. in some pics released earlier, u see giant's chest plate fold up n stored in the back of the dump truck, but if it was taken out, there will be a big gap which looks a bit weird n kinda make it look nothin like a dump truck in some angles. crane has the weird box-like thingy beside the cab, which actually is giant's head. this box thing become a enormous foot, which doesn't look like a foot in bot mode. seems failed for hidin most heads in most bots in the set.
Vic Sanded: In terms of scale, well let's remember that in the show it changed almost every scene.
Robot modes tend to scale differently from alt modes, take Starscream for example, he would dwarf Megatron if his robot mode was the same scale as his alt mode. Besides, Transformers toys are never in scale anyway.
Vic Sanded: What problems? Y'know, beyond the stuff that was obvious. Sorry but no one here in the states has them yet, so if you're referring to QC issues we haven't heard squat. Also I personally think the Giant's individual bots are just plain better (light-piping notwithstanding) as they are way more pose-able and have more badass sharp angles to them. I also find the Hercules to be somewhat lanky looking as opposed to the cool stylized look Giant shares with the Crossfire sets.
speedwire6151: no, but I don't care. He's almost the same size as the combiners in the show.
allenwalker1123: wut u pay is wut u get. not sayin Giant is bad, but as least not in scale, while have a bot in size with FPJ's bruticus, have u ever seen a construction vehicle or a helicopter/ tank(bruticus set) is the same size as a jeep or a sports car?
also, with now set B is released, seems quite some probs with the alt modes for the crane and dump truck.
allenwalker1123: have you ever seen a construction vehicle is the same size as a sports car? =]
FireblazeFan: hercules ftw
BLACK WAR: Yellow Giant. Nothing like having a realistic looking set of construction vehicles turn into a gestalt of death
speedwire6151: i like the figures, but he hercules constructicons seem like repainted combaticons with all their dang guns. also, these are way to big for my classics line!
vaumbee: I gotta give it to the TFC line; I like that the arm robots transform instead of just sort of snap on with extra parts. Still...Giant = Pants Crapper.
vaumbee: I think they both are great--but when I saw the MAKETOYS version, I was sold. proportions are great, they cost less to get the set...and the Giant just looks like a menacing, hazardous, limb-severing, bone-crushing, mecha of heavy-duty mechanical indifference. A pants-crapper all the way.
KingofPotatoPeople: To be honest we are spoilt as fans having these available...but so so expensive...especially Herc. I was really scared by that hip joint issue on Heavylabor which would keep me away from the big guy.
It does feel crazy though that Hasbro and Takara couldn't have come up with something like this for collectors or even something for kids in a general classics style line - what's not to love about a transforming construction vehicle combiner. We all loved it back in the day why not kids now?
ChevellePrime: Tfc is cool but maketoys seem to be a better buy for me because of astetics and PRICE lmao
darkroxas25: that's WHY i go for maketoy giant XD
darkroxas25: agreed...plus yellow ver for giant suit them better. i know green is g1 color. but hercules is pricy and way too bright...and blocky...XD so giant...giant look so real and feel more mecha to me. i got my set one just now. they are epic for sure.
SaintBEEP: Giant. I'd buy both if I could though.
atlmyk: Maketoy's Giant is perfect for my classics collection. Will fit perfectly next to FP Bruticus. TFC's herc seems much more in place with energon toys with its softer edges and brightly colored peg weapons. With the additional add-on set herc will be running about 700usd, for the same price i can get 2 full Maketoys Giants one yellow one green. I will probably keep one set in individual robot modes.
Allen Weaver: The comment about the plastic is hilarious considering there have been plastic tolerance issues all over the place with Hercules, and the preliminary reports on Giant's first two pieces was that he feels great. I have a friend that was barely moving the head on his Herc, and snapped it right off. Super strong plastic, amirite?
GoreChyld: I'll be spending a little under 400 for MakeToys "Giant" thank you. You people who spend close to 700 on good ole Herc can justify your spending any way you like. But I'm not that anal about "GEEWUN AKKURACY!"
dimondskyable: Giant shouldn't be considered in the real of classics? if you say so I can respect your opinion but I'm sure Giant will look better with my classics Decepticons :)
dimondskyable: as you know the classics Autobots are not in scale with the Decepticons. In order for Hercules to fit with the Decepticons and Autobots one must posses all masterpiece seekers for that true to life scale look. Seriously put mad blender next to classics Thundercracker in robot mode, the scale is off just compare heads. TFC did adjust a scale but a scale for their projects, maketoy didn't set a new scale they used the existing one, classics. Change but not yet for me, later yes.
Transformndrollout: I already bought 5 on 6 Hercules members, so I'm going to complete Hercules for first.
By the way in these days are coming out these pictures of the actual MakeToys Constructicons and looking them I'm starting to fall in love with this Huge figure too.
I will be waiting to see some Giant review on UTube... The idea to own Hercules in Green and maybe put belong a Yellowish Giant is rolling into my head...
phillyhebrew215: Ok Giant maybe more G1 accurate but only for now! I've seen a Shapeways designer make custom parts to inhance the already Awesome TFC Herc. Soon official 3rd parties will make similar items to apply for a better G1 Herc too. MAketoy Bots are mostly totally off and nowhere in close to grabbing any G1 likness. Thus, they shouldn't even be consider in the relm to classics. BTW, TFC has set the new scale standard with all future Combiners creations. Get ready 4 CHANGE
darkroxas25: maketoys for me....got feeling mecha more....hercules is pricy. and seem kinda too square. but still cool.