The start of Wave 4.
Wave 4 was the start of the end for the PCC line. The toys barely made it into stores and the 2 packs got shortened from three figures per Wave down to two. Wave 4 is when everything started to get really good though. Waves 4 and 5 had some of the best figures in the entire line.
The only real complaint I have about the robot mode is the hands. They're sculpted into the front of the tank and it really doesn't look like he has hands. They are sculpted to hold 5mm pegs but they don't do it very well. The saving grace is that on the back of Heavytreads right arm is a peg hole, this hole is perfect for mounting Groundspike on.
His head has some nicely sculpted but simple detail, he doesn't have any light piping and his eye is a block of black. I might have to paint that one day so it matches the eyes on the torso mode.
Lets move on to the torso shall we?
I don't usually team Heavytread with any of the Drone teams, I've used the Dinobots for the photos here.
Time for Groundspike!
Groundspike is an interesting figure but I'll get to that in a moment.
He does the usual trick for PCC Mini-Cons in that he transforms into 4 modes. Robot, chest armour, a claw weapon and a mine plow.
His robot mode is pretty standard, he's very long legged and unfortunately he doesn't have any paint apps on his face. It's kinda hard to see what he has there. I already know the photos wont show up the facial detail, he's kind of got a Knight helmet look. It's a rounded off square with some slits in it.
As a pairing these guys really work well together and I can't wait to get the United EX version one day. Groundspikes few weaknesses are easy to ignore when Heavytread comes into it. Great figure! If you only own one PCC make it Heavytread!
Next week we meet our first Decepticon of Wave 4 and what I call the “speed bump” of Wave 4.
He sometimes takes epic trips to Newcastle, and tells tales of these sagas often.
When not watching people in spandex fight each other he paints miniatures, go HERE to take a look.