Skull Slicer's great-grandfather looks neato. Too bad I got no 2005 titans
Now...time for a combiner review extravaganza!
So I bought some Slizer parts for 5 bucks and decided to put them to use by building the only Bonkle that uses those parts; the Ranama. Yeah...it doesn't look very impressive based on the pic below. A clump of parts thrown together to build a fat dog?
Well, turns out it's actually a frog...and man does it frog well. I'm impressed as to how accurate the overall proportions and silhouette is to a real life frog, more so than the Ghekula!
Very fun to pose despite the fixed neck; the articulated eyes and mouth make it surprisingly expressive.
The build of the back legs were questionable at first...but it made sense afterwards as they allow an extend-o-leg function! Very frog-like!
Unfortunately, it suffers from an illegal connection. A three-long black pin has both ends being stressed inside the two short grey beams connecting the lower jaw. But other than that, it's a solid model; 8/10
Next is the Fusa, which is an alternate build from the Brickmaster Rahi set. It's a kangaroo.
It surprisingly has a lot of personality, especially with the little ears and curved tail.
Don't touch me, i'm shy!
It only has a mere two points of articulation; both legs are locked together to allow only the angling of the torso up and down- but I feel like it's done intentionally as real Kangaroos jump with both legs simultaneously. It's head can move as well. It's function is basically a copy of the Tarakava; hit levers on the back of the arms and it punches. Solid model, but slightly underwhelming. 7/10
Next is a strange bull-like creature who accompanies a Dark Hunter named Tracker
It's very odd to say the least. The scrawny neck and bobble-head are tolerable, as well as the short front legs. But what I really don't like is the back legs. They're just...no. The body is solid with only some gaps.
The custom head build is what I like the most about it. It's unique and captures a bovine appearance fairly well. Overall 6/10
Last up is the Artahka bull.
The most solid and set-like of the rest, this staff-wielding centaur was definitely worth the build. The only thing I don't like is the emptiness of the underbelly. 9/10
I'm more than open to hearing what you guys think of these combiner/alternates!