U.S. Name: RAZORCLAW Jap. Name: SAME
Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #70: Five Face Of Darkness P5, Season 3, Sept. 1986
Toy Catalog Number: D-73
NOTE: You are viewing Predaking Gift Set Review Part 1 (of 6), see R-7 for others.
This is my first Razorclaw/ 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 Razorclaw's motto and tech specifications:
Affiliate: decepticons | Subgroup: predacons | Function: team leader | Alt. Mode: lion|
| STR 8 | INTL 9 | SPD 4 | ENDN 9 | RNK 8 | CRG 10 | FRPW 7 | SKL 7 |
Original G1 Razorclaw Motto:
"All good things succumb to those who wait. "
Original G1 Razorclaw Bio:
All business. Hates waste in any form...won't burn an extra drop of fuel unless he's certain the results will be worth the effort. Long stretches of inactivity often mistaken for laziness. Explodes into furious, ferocious action when it's time to strike. As a lion, can leap distances as long as a football field. Claws can rip through foot-thick steel. Has twin concussion blasters and sonic 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 Razorclaw (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 5 Pre-Applied stickers that had been applied onto Razorclaw. The first two are located on the chest. The next two can be found on either side of his lower arm. The last pre-applied sticker is the Decepticon Rub Sign logo which is right above the pelvis.
Razorclaw Sticker Sheet:
There are 13 registered numbering of stickers on the sticker sheet. But in reality it's actually 19 stickers since some of the decals/ stickers are grouped or paired together and labeled it as one. These registered numbering do not include the Pre-applied stickers.
R-3 Razorclaw & 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 Razorclaw in Beast Mode:
In beast mode, Razorclaw is a lion whose measurement is approximately 6 x 4 1/4 x 3 10/16 (LxWxH) in inch. With the huge massive body and the shoulder cannon on the shoulder, Razorclaw looks very bulky and 3 dimensional. The shoulder cannon is actually non-detachable so basically he's always ready for war. The lion articulation is very decent. He features from rotate-able head and hip to movable lower jaw, feet, and tail. The orange tail cannot be descent all the way down.
R-5 Razorclaw in Robot Mode:
As a team, Razorclaw has one of the coolest robot modes and is second only to Rampage. Not surprisingly, they both transform in the same method and thus same robot mode. What makes Razorclaw a little bit inferior to Rampage or as a figure in robot mode is his short arm when compare to his entire body proportion. Despites this, he is definitely one of the best G1 figure ranging from good looking in both mode to articulation.
R-6 Razorclaw in Attack Mode:
Despites being a Predacons team leader, Razorclaw is the only one to come with the fewest weapon. All of his fellow teammate have 3 weapons while he only comes with 2. To pay for his lost, Razorclaw does come with a built in shoulder cannon which none of his teammate fails to have. Anyhow, here is Razorclaw in his battled mode with the sword on one hand and an attachable double barrel gun is inserted into his shoulder socket. In beast mode, the double barrel gun is connected on top of his rear lion. And with the aid of the shoulder cannon, it makes the beast mode even more fiercely
R-7 Additional Parts Review:
Razorclaw 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 Razorclaw topic.
R-8 Rémy's Razorclaw 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 Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head: 6 10/16 Maximum Height: 6 10/16 Width from shoulder to shoulder: 3 1/2 Maximum Width: 5 1/8 (from shoulder cannon to shoulder cannon) Dept: 3 1/2.
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 in the inner side of Razorclaw lower right leg.
Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]
Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable
Materials: Die Cast Metal: Pelvis. Chrome Part: None. Rubber: N/A. Plastic: Main material. Clear Plastic Window: N/A.
Stability: [A] - Robot mode can stand on any surface.
Fun Figure: [A] - Pretty a fun toy.
Negative Drawback - Other than the short arm as mentioned in R-5, Razorclaw has no major negative drawback.
Articulations: Head: Can be tilted back at 200 degree. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be rotated, uses slider tab to hide hand. Hip/ Waist: Can be rotated 360 degree sideway. Leg: Can be bent at a 80 degree forward or backward. Knee: Can be bent at a 180 degree. Ankle/ Feet: Can be bent downward at a 350 degree. No sideway movement.
Rub Sign Logo: [Yes] - The Decepticon's rub sign located just above his waist.
Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - 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 - Razorclaw upper chest stickers are easily damage or scratch by the lion head during transformation. You can minimize the damage by rotating the lion head first before moving down to the chest.
2 - The arm, pelvis, and lion leg make a clicking sound just like G1 Ultra Magnus shoulder when you rotate them, so check to see that your figure is working properly.
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.