Raymond Attaguile: The old G1 Transformers Devastator and Maketoys Giant are the only two that
when you combine to make Devastator/Giant you have to add in all of these
pieces in order to create them. And some of those pieces kinda revealed
parts of Devastator/Giant syndrome. TFC Toys Hercules only has 5 pieces to
make him: two hands and a chestplate, also if you want you could add in the
visor for Hercules. Neck Breaker is the only one that has Hercules left
hand revealed, but the other Constructicons hide some parts of Hercules
really well, like Exgraver and Dr. Crank. That is why I choose Hercules.
Not only that he's bigger than both of G1 Devastator and Maketoys Giant
Raymond Attaguile: Despite Neck Breaker being the only one that sorta doesn't look too well,
TFC Toys HERCULES!!!!!!!!!! is who I choose
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
Damien Mckeever: sorry.i should have said kapow toys,not make toys
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?
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
BLACK WAR: Yellow Giant. Nothing like having a realistic looking set of construction
vehicles turn into a gestalt of death
Zephyr: i like giants head ,hercules's body
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
99tgstang: @hensolo10 i think 130.00 for a set and theres 3 sets of 2 robots so around
$ 390.00 before shipping
Christopher Kozar: I've just can't wait for my Hercules I've just ordered all of them today
from BBTS the first four ship today and the last to are supposed to be
early 2012 ? Where can you order the maketoys from anyway
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. =]
spacexploder: love em both but giant wins
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
Damien Mckeever: i got hercules [ALL 7 parts] for 350 pounds from make toys in the uk
phillyhebrew215: @NemesisPrime1989 Hey, I haven't brought the last two yet! Have you? I'm
saving up my last hundred dollars, lol to complete this. I think they are
gonna be dropping another Combiner team and its gonna be just as
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.
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.
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...
dimondskyable: @phillyhebrew215 It all depends on ones display vision and scale. Giant in
combine mode looks G1 accurate but beeft up some which still kicks azz. The
Green Giant once release will be awesome. So the bots don't look exactly
like their G1 counterpart, isn't that the point of the classics line? a
modern remodeling. In truth Make toy thinks fine even in scale cuz next to
my classics Decepticons Giant is in scale with seekers and Bruticus and
that there friend allows me not to spend $600 bucks yet.
NemesisPrime1989: as a kid who was born in 1989 and grew up in the 90s I didn't have a
Devastator set for myself. with TFC releasing their toys now I've got the
first 4 paid for. I like them because of their size and color. Plus the
combined mode looks awesome. I'd get the MakeToy set for the combined size
and it would fit better size wise in the generations collection. However
because Giant is yellow rather than green I'm going for Hercules. If
MakeToy does a green release I'll jump on it for sure.
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?
Roman Levin: Hercules!
phillyhebrew215: I cant understand why anybody would chose MAKETOY. Their individual Figures
look mostly inaccurate to the G1 characters unlike TFC. TFC's
constructicons are made to be exactly what actual construction vehicles
are..... BIG. Scout size constructicons would be terrible. DEVASTATOR
should be a towering and enormous force for all Autobots. Furthermore,
Hercules is created from much stronger plastic.
SaintBEEP: Giant. I'd buy both if I could though.
Ray D: Maketoys looks more bulkier, and the forearms look tiny.
Damien Mckeever: with all these combiners coming out im going to needa shelf just for them
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.
RhaShazad: I'm going with TFC. Hercules in my opinion looks better, i.e, bigger hands,
torso no so broad and blocky looking. Giant just looks like his forearms
dangle off the sides of a big block.
Anubis1182: I have the first three TFC Hercules... One leg and the crotch is taller
then make toys Devy will be. They had pics of the make toys along side the
fans project upgrade Bruticus and they were about the same size. My one TFC
leg and crotch is taller then Bruticus...TFC wins.
allenwalker1123: have you ever seen a construction vehicle is the same size as a sports car?
ChevellePrime: Tfc is cool but maketoys seem to be a better buy for me because of astetics
and PRICE lmao
Dave Jones: Good burn dude! You have my thumbs up!!
Transformndrollout: @assbuster64 The hercules head mold has been changed a little bit and with
colours and not prototype style seems really cool, more than picture...
baratacom: Giant takes the cake for me, the designs of the individual robots appeal
more to my tastes. I only prefer the Hercules over couple details, such as
notScrapper's shovel size and the way the arms transform (Giant's look like
vehicle shoulder pads), but overall, Giant for me. And then there is also
the price and size, I prefer smaller toys, the days where bigger was better
have stayed in my childhood.
Dave Jones: wooh now butt glory! lol
zilvertron: I was thinking of getting both, cause both versions of Scrapper and Hook
was to my liking. But seing them individually then Hercules wins by having
more oldschool bot styles and more realistic look of their altmodes.
KnuxMaster: If you collect masterpiece figures and you want a Devastator to display
with them get Hercules, anything else, get Giant.
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.
NemesisPrime1989: @phillyhebrew215 there in lies the debate. Right now I'm going for Hercules
and have all of them paid for and 5 out of 6 in my collection. Hercules is
big and looks more cartoon accurate. Giant takes what the original toy did
and makes it better. If it wasn't for the yellow on Giant I'd be all over
that one since the combined mode fits in better with the generations
collection. Hercules is too much bigger than FansProject's Bruticus and
Giant is a better size comparison.
phillyhebrew215: @NemesisPrime1989 ok, I understood some of what your saying about the
taking of the original and making it better. But, thats only for the
Giant's combine mode. I really wanna know why do people tend to use the
Fansproject as the regulators on Gesaults scale sizes? After all, they
aren't the officials over 3rd parties. If anything Herc will hopefully set
the standard on Combiners being huge. Do you really want a PREDAKING as
small as Fansproject Bruticus? Its ok if you do, I'm just geek, lol!
Pachinko32: MAKETOYS WINS!
hensolo10: @99tgstang have they started taking orders anywhere-i got hercules coming
but i like robot versions of the maketoys better but the combined modes
look sweet for the herc an invstment either way i got 4 out of 6 for herc
Damien Mckeever: sorry,i should have said kapow toys ,not make toys
dimondskyable: @zilvertron I see what you mean by winning the old school look but they do
lack the organic flow by being way too square in design TFC could have done
better and there is where Giant is appealing to the eye. He is short but
Beeft up. As for realistic, if you mean paint apps neither wins. I haven't
seen any green construction vehicles around but then i haven't gone out
Transformndrollout: the TFC's project is going to be the better one till now for what I've seen
on the first 4 figures I bought. Anyway looking to the Maketoys Dev. single
characters in robot mode especially we can see all they're generally more
complex and the aspect could be better at first impact. However I think
I'll definitely go for Hercules also if I'd like to get both. The choice
between these two "Giants" it's very hard to take.
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.
hensolo10: what is the maketoys version going for ?
FireblazeFan: hercules ftw