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Mastermind Creation's R-17 Carnifex stands at 12"/31.5CM from head to toe and is Masterpiece Scaled. Being a massive butcher, he will be able to rival combiner figures such as Feral Rex. His body can split-transform to a jet and a tank, these 2 vehicle modes can also combine to form a larger spaceship. Tanks is 26CM/10.2" long and Jet is 34.5CM/13" long.
Includes one extra head, comic book and bio card. Other figures shown sold separately.
"An overlord amongst all bots"
The quality is top notch for this con, he's easily one of my favorite cons. I bought him to put him beside my warden figure (Fortress Maximus). He can be a little difficult to transform at first, but once you get it down, it's very easy. Til all are one!
"Sardonic lord of death-amazing figure, okay transformer"
There are so many amazing touches with this figure, It comes just short of five stars for me.
First, the positive, the separate vehicle modes are terrific. the sharp rubber treads on the tank look great, even if they are a bit thin. I don't care too much that the gun turret can't be rotated. The jet's landing gear are big, solid free pieces with free rolling wheels that fold in nicely. And making the leg connectors double as moveable thrusters is a stroke of genius.
When we get to robot mode, what can I say, he's an awesome and imposing figure as far as i'm concerned,looking like the master of ceremonies for some kind of violent explosion filled robot cabaret. He even does a little bit of a "lean forward" movement through joints in the upper torso. Great joker-like head sculpt although paint flaking worries me slightly and it looks a bit flat when metallic paint might have been cool and overall a bit more harmonious with the rest of the figure. The black and blue plastic has a lovely shine to it that isn't evident in the photos, great ratcheting joints. The panoply of weapons in his torso are fun and it is at once menacing and hilarious to pose him as if he is just letting loose with all of them at once. I can't wait to pose him in sword fights with either FT dibots or with MP Star Saber.
So now, the things that prevent me from giving him top marks-
The combined vehicle mode feels unfinished. From the pieces on the sides of the tank it almost seems like there were originally going to be larger wings that fold out, but in any case there easily could have been. There is some suggestion of additional thrusters, unpainted in the backs of the tank halves, but the overall effect feels like a plane that has been converted into a land-bound tank for some reason. I know the original toy had it as an afterthought, but in 2016, I would have liked all the complicated work of combining him into this mode yield a thing that looked more like a superplane/space ship. It isn't all bad, as the way the wings for the separate plane fold into tail fins for the combined tank-ship prevents it from just looking like the plane with tank pieces tacked on.
The gun is great and well designed, but the sheer ungainly chunkiness and lack of texture has me thinking of something out of Transformers Animated. When you look on the figure at the shoulder pads, the side panels, even the inside of the legs you see all these mechanical details but then the gun looks like a graphic from an old video game.
Base mode- If this interests you, it's not that great and you'll have to find instructions on line. They're not included even though there are specific parts on the figure to create it. Who is this supposed to be a base for if he isn't a powermaster? Does MMC plan on a previously unnanounced series of micromasters? Is this a pre-tool for other editions?He looks deserted!
Lastly, the transformation is just a bit too complicated and if you own Cybertron/Galaxy Force Megatron, it owes something to that figure transformation and proportions wise, moreso than to original Overlord. (the way the arms fold up into the nose of the plane) They almost look like brothers to the point that I want to dig him out of storage to pose him nearby. Carnifex will look amazing on any shelf, but I wish his transformation into anything but robot mode wasn't a lot of effort for a little payoff.
"Excellent figure, though not quite perfect."
I'm not even a huge Overload fan but I do think Carnifex was worth his rather hefty price tag. You can really tell a lot of love and thought went into making this figure. It looks great in robot mode and separate alt modes, and robot mode articulation is both great and very stable even in some pretty wild poses, even while holding his huge rifle.
The shoulders are more complex than I feel they needed to be. The youtube review by Wotafa makes transforming him the first time much easier so I highly suggest it to avoid frustration.
The complex shoulders and a couple of little parts inside his arm shield used to connect the shield in different ways that come off rather easily and have no use in alt modes is the only thing keeping me from giving this figure 5 stars.
ITS ALL I EXPECTED IT TO BE AND MORE... IN BED
Amazing design, sculpt, and plastic quality. It'll be hard to beat this Overlord. So much expression packed into this figure. MMC did an amazing job.
Normally I'm not a fan of mastermind creations figure. I revisited them when they released syphinx, another great figure. Now when I saw carnifax I thought he looked just like the wreckers comic. So I took the plunge and got him.....he is incredible. Every single transformation is beautiful. He is easily one of my favorite figures of 2016. I can say that if mastermind creations continues to step up their game like they did with carnifax they will easily be competition for fanstoys & DX9
A mint box generally has no noticeable flaws. This doesn't mean it is a C10 box, but that it doesn't have any significant damage to the box. It still may have wear to the window, and a small amount of wear to the box that is noticeable upon close inspection.
A C9 box is still considered very displayable and may have a kink, ding, minor fray to an edge, etc. The box is still case fresh and unopened with factory sealed tape on both sides.
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