TFC: King Poseidon Update

storm_at_sea_wallpaper_theme_1366x768

Good evening here’s a brief update on King Poseidon. For those who own Iron shell, do you remember the alternative ball joint head he comes with? In addition have you seen the King Poseidon neck replacement video? I watched it I found a safer way to install the neck replacement. It’s similar to fella doing on the video link. But I took a short route, instead of cutting the metal replacement rod he comes with.

  1. You have to take the back piece apart, just like the video.
  2.  Unfortunately you do have to cut off the green plastic that’s attached to the current neck piece.
  3. Pray, cuss, and use strength to pull the old pin out.

I used a needle nose pliers and the pull shimmy technique. Trust me it was a BITCH pulling that damn pin out and avoiding stressing the plastic.

Once that done my friend get some grease. If you have the grease that came with GTs Gravity builder and you still have it use it. You will need to grease the metal pin done. Also lube up the slots you suppose to slide the pin. For the hard to reach slots, I recommend using a very thin but long paint brush or something to grease the insides down.

Once you got everything lubed up then put the new neck on and slide the metal pin in. It took me about and hour and forty five minutes to get the damn thing in Last but not least you do have to take King Ps head off and re attach it to the new neck joint. Now King P has an adjustable neck.

With neck stretched forward look

King p new head 001
This is how he looks with neck forward.

As you can see having the neck extended Forward eliminates the empty space when it was sitting back. I don’t and never had a problem with his ole head positioned on his body. It does allow him to have dramatic left and right movement on his head now.

Head adjusted to previous position.

King p new head 009
This gives him more dramatic movement.

He can a serious ‘HO-ZONE LAYER ABOVE looking up. And menacing looking downward tilt. More so, you’re able to tilt his head for a curious or confused King P head pose.

I stuck with the head back because of the dramatic look down won my black heart. However I will take advantage of the option I have with the extended neck forward. This is just an update nothing special. Here are some photos I took below.

King p new head 014

King p new head 015
Ho ZONE Layer above!

King p new head 016

Thanks for reading. If you’re interested in picking up King Poseidon. Stop By GCI Toys and get the set. Dr. Killinger has the best prices and he can meet all your third party needs.

 

TFC_King Poseidon Review part 1

tfc_kingp1-020

Good evening everyone. I completed King Poseidon aka ‘the combiner TFC got right!’ Before I get started, let me give a thank you to Dr. Killinger at GCI Toys for getting DeathClaw to me so fast. I will post the website to GCIToys after the review. So let’s get to the review shall we?

Remember back when I reviewed Cyber Jaw and Big Bite? Specifically when I go on and on about, ‘this will be the combiner TFC will get right?

TFC has done it, finally a combiner that doesn’t suffer the traditional TFC ‘wobble’ at the hips. Also the TFC involuntary leg splits is a thing of the past. TFC has won my trust again and I will be looking forward to their next combiner.

QC and Articulation

Let’s talk about the outstanding quality about King P. He’s one stocky ratchet out combiner I own. He can hold a lot of poses effortlessly, that’s why this is part one of my review blog on the combine mode. Because I ran out of good sunshine taking pictures of him. More so the set is scramble city along with insane articulation is all over this figure.

Articulation

tfc_kingp1-013
Perfect bend.

A solid knee bend along with the melodic sound of knee ratchets.

tfc_kingp1-014
 Double jointed at the knee.

Also take advantage of the connector joint to get a double jointed  bend. However due to the turtle foot in the back you have to maneuver it bit to get it.

tfc_kingp1-011
Limited arm raising here.

Unfortunately the range of motion to allow to have his arms straight out is not possible. One Big bite: I have untab the chest piect to get King P to hold the right arm straight out. DeathClaw: No can do with him becasue of the shoulder pieces clash with the turtle foor behind the King P breast plate. Despite that, the figure makes up for it by having hardy joints and ratchets. Yup the arm strength on King P is top-notch.

tfc_kingp1-017

Yup he’s in minor A split stance. Well I can do a split but I wanted to test the ball joints strength for him holding this deep A stance.

tfc_kingp1-004
Predator made this for him.

I posed him like this, holding his mighty spear he bought at the Predator rummage sale. The spear  pegs well into his hand. Also all five fingers lock the spear in place, dare I say it’s overly secured. But having a combiner that has Kung Fu grip 10.0 is a good thing to me.

Paint applications

Cohesive, crisp, vibrant and uniformed. To be crystal clear that application for the individual figures meshes well when King P is in combine mode. Hats off to the colorist at TFC for pulling these color off to make them work with King P. Word I want to say, but I have to put in a sentence. The colors on King P are warm colors and cool colors are suppose to clash. Instead the colors compliment each other at the same time shows distinction between what figure is the leg or arm. I hope I made since, if I didn’t oh well I tried.

tfc_kingp1-024

Pose ability

Okay pictures will be limited for this review because King P has more to offer when it comes to posing. In addition TFC pulls off an engineering feat with melee weapons the team have. You can go ‘fan mode’ on making your own weapon for King P and that’s what I really dig about this Seacon Set. You can really get versatile with the weapons and go scramble city to your hearts desire.

tfc_kingp1-040

Spear

Here’s some picture of my handy work with the spear

Thoughts

The King is short, I believe he’s an inch shorter than oridon. Today everyone has a Nephlim complex for wanting colossal combiners even though they have parts forming or not so good QC. The biggest thing for me is QC. QC and appearance has to be in harmony with combiners. After all  I am a collector and I expect to get my moneys worth and then some, when I go in on a combiner set. TFC has exceeded what I wanted out of this set. TFC is going into the right direction with the new engineers they have and I hope they get better in their next combiner coming up.

Recommend him?

If you’re scale communist I certainly do not recommend him for you at all. Because scale leftist will be wha-bulancing for days about him being too short and all that nonsense.

If you want a solid, heavy combiner that has hardy joints and ratchets King P is the set to get. My overall rating of King P is 10/10, minor issues of articulation is over shadowed on the poses I got him in. Also the ratchets, I can’t stop talking about how bad ass they are. This is a combiner you can literally play with.

This is the end of the first blog review. Be sure to check out GciToys to get King Poseidon for yourself.  Take care and thanks for reading.