U.S. Name: HEADSTRONG Jap. Name: SAME
Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #70: Five Face Of Darkness P5, Season 3, Sept. 1986
Toy Catalog Number: D-77
NOTE: You are viewing Predaking Gift Set Review Part 5 (of 6), see R-7 for others.
This is my first Headstrong/ Predaking Giftset action figure (s). I bought it on Dec. Xi, Mmiv and it cost me $CLXXV (CXC.IX) from Image Anime. I had always wanted to own him when I was a pup, now it's becoming a reality.
R-0 Original Headstrong's motto and tech specifications:
Affiliate: decepticons | Subgroup: predacons | Function: ground assault | Alt. Mode: rhinoceros|
| STR 7 | INTL 5 | SPD 4 | ENDN 7 | RNK 5 | CRG 6 | FRPW 8 | SKL 6 |
Original G1 Headstrong Motto:
"The best advice is not to listen to advice."
Original G1 Headstrong Bio:
Doesn't listen to anyone, particularly his friends. Smug, arrogant. puts up a stubborn front to hide deep-rooted insecurities. More vulnerable to psychological rather than physical attacks. In rhinoceros mode, his horn can puncture 3-foot-thick steel, release corrosive acid. Used plasma-sphere shooter that emits explosive energy balls; has light distorting diffraction sword. Combines with fellow Predacons to form Predaking.
NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes. They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action. If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page. I'll make the correction once I receive your info. Have fun.
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R-1 Headstrong (of Predaking Gift Set) in its Original condition:
2 - Back of the box art shows the 1986 Battle Scene Box Art.
3 - Here's how the contents look once the box was removed revealing the contents sandwiched between two clear plastic tray. And on a separate taped back, that's where you'll find all the paper works.
4 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: " 1" lion, "1" tiger, "1" eagle, "1" buffalo, "1" rhinoceros, "2" Predaking fists, "2" Predaking feet ", "1" Razorclaw gun, "5" swords, "8" guns (or 4 pair), "5" sticker sheets, "6" trading cards, "1" instruction sheet, "1" miscellaneous text sheet, and "1" toy board checklist (Collection/ DW box #0 to #16. Reissue box #01, C-69, C-78, #16S, #22, C-310, C-77, D-98, NY #01, D-77. Binal Tech #01 to #10. And MP-01).
NOTE-2: The Predaking gift set is the only G1 gift set box to come with a plastic handle (second image next to box) on top of the box and be carried like a suit case.
R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers:
There are 4 Pre-Applied stickers that had been applied onto Headstrong. The first two are located on either side of the shoulder. The third sticker is the Decepticon logo which can be found on the side next to the right hip. And last but not the least, the last sticker is the Decepticon rub sign located above the rhinoceros neck.
Headstrong Sticker Sheet:
R-3 Headstrong & Predaking Gift set Accessories Closed Up:
One of the great thing about owning a Predaking besides nostalgia is that he come with numerous accessories. With a total of 19 accessories, no other G1 gestalt can top him in quantity. Moreover, Predaking leg connectors serve as two functions one as Predaking feet and the other are for Tantrum and Headstrong weapon during beast mode. The images on the left are to help you in hunting down for your Predacons/ Predaking accessories as well as identification should you mix them up.
NOTE-3: For clarity purpose, the images on R-3 are not into scaled with one another.
R-4 Headstrong in Beast Mode:
In beast mode, Headstrong is a rhinoceros whose measurement is approximately 6 x 3 x 3 7/16 (LxWxH) in inch. He is a little bit better in this mode as oppose to his robot mode. Of all the Predacons, Headstrong has the least articulation in beast mode. Only his back leg is movable and that's not even a full move because his leg cannot move forward only backward. Also both Tantrum and him are the only two whose beast mode head do not have a movable lower jaw movement.
R-5 Headstrong in Robot Mode:
Headstrong has the least attracted robot mode of all his teammate. One of the biggest reasons is his ugly back and the non-articulated leg also add to this disadvantage. Being the leg of Predaking, both Headstrong and Tantrum do not have the waist, leg, or knee articulation like the other three. If your Headstrong leg keeps on falling backward, you need to do two things correctly. Make sure his outer red feet plate is transformed correctly and the black latch or plate is pull out between his feet.
R-6 Headstrong in Attack Mode:
Both Headstrong and Tantrum are the only two Predacons members to have access to Predaking parts and use it as a weapon. So instead of having 3 weapons (a pair of gun and a sword) like Divebomb and Rampage, the legs cons have 4. As you can see, Headstrong is using Predaking feet connector and made it as a cannon by flipping upside down and then connects onto his alternated mode back. In robot mode, both Headstrong and Tantrum do not have the option to store the three regular weapon onto their robot mode like the other three since they don't have any socket on their body to store it.
R-7 Additional Parts Review:
Headstrong combines with fellow Predacons to form Predaking. To read the additional review on the remaining Predacons members or Predaking, click on the link below. Otherwise, continue to R-8 on Headstrong topic.
R-8 Rémy's Headstrong action figure review:
Manufacturer - Takara.
Line, Series/ Wave: Generation 1 Line, Series: Reissue Series.
Year Released: [Dec. 2004 Reissue] - The original toy was released in 1986.
Made: [China] - Although the original toy was made in Japan, the qualities and materials are pretty much the same as the reissue.
Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD] - 17 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 1/4 - Box.
Packaging Method: Mint In Seal Box. Contents were packed with the following procedure:
Taped down and sandwiched between two main clear plastic trays are: "1" lion, "1" tiger, "1" eagle, "1" buffalo, "1" rhinoceros, "2" Predaking fists, "2" Predaking feet", and "1" Razorclaw gun.
Taped down and sandwiched in clear plastic trays and behind the main plastic tray are: "5" swords, "8" guns (or 4 pair).
Behind the clear plastic tray a taped bag which contains: "5" sticker sheets, "6" trading cards, "1" instruction sheet, "1" miscellaneous text sheet, and "1" toy board checklist (Collection/ DW box #0 to #16. Reissue box #01, C-69, C-78, 16S, #22, C-310, C-77, D-98, NY #01, D-77. Binal Tech #01 to #10. And MP-01).
Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Predacons and Predaking arts. Back Box Appearance: 1986 Battle Scene Box Art with tech & spec beneath that.
Box Point or Robot Point: [N/A] - Surprisingly, this Predaking gift set reissue box does not contain any box point or robot point like the previous reissue such as Ultra Magnus.
Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head: 6 Maximum Height: 6 15/16 (rhinoceros horn) Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 13/16 Maximum Width: 2 13/16 Dept: 2 1/4.
Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: - © HASBRO; 1986; (Japanese text); ©TAKARA CO. LTD; 1986; MADE IN CHINA.
Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: - Can be found at either side of Headstrong hip. Right hip has Japanese copy right and left hip has Hasbro copy right.
Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]
Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable
Materials: Die Cast Metal: Shoulder and hip plate. Chrome Part: None. Rubber: N/A. Plastic: Main material. Clear Plastic Window: N/A.
Stability: [+B] - Pretty stable.
Fun Figure: [A] - Pretty a fun toy.
Negative Drawback - None.
Articulations: Head: Cannot be rotated. Shoulder: Can be swung 90 degree forward and "backward". Although the shoulder swung backward, you cannot move the whole arm backward due to the conflict of the shoulder pad. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at 90 degree. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent, hand cannot be hidden. Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated. Leg: Cannot be bent. Knee: Cannot be bent. Ankle/ Feet: Cannot be bent.
Rub Sign Logo: [Yes] - The Decepticon rub sign located above the rhinoceros neck.
Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [B] - He looks pretty much like the cartoon.
Beast Mode's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Same as previous comment.
Special Notes: Here are "2" special notes which I think you should know:
1 - If your Headstrong leg keeps on falling backward, you need to do two things correctly. Make sure his outer red feet plate is transformed correctly and the black latch or plate is pull out between his feet.
2 - When transforming from robot to rhinoceros mode, you cannot fully compress the robot leg back into the chest socket without pulling the the rhinoceros leg out from the chest first.
Overall Grade: [A] - With the many accessories and the ability to combine with fellow Predacons to form Predaking, this figure is definitely a fun figure to own.