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U.S. Name: RAMPAGE   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #70: Five Face Of Darkness P5, Season 3, Sept. 1986

Marvel Comic First Appearance: The Transformers #25, Feb. 1987, $0.75

Dreamwave Comic First Appearance: Summer Special, Transformers #1, May 2004, $4.95

Toy Catalog Number: D-74


NOTE: You are viewing Predaking Gift Set Review Part 2 (of 6), see R-7 for others.

A quick comment:      Back to G-1: Review D-V      Teletran-1

This is my first Rampage/ 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 Rampage's motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: decepticons | Subgroup: predacons | Function: gunner | Alt. Mode: tiger|

| STR 8 | INTL 3 | SPD 5 | ENDN 6 | RNK 5 | CRG 9 | FRPW 9 | SKL 6 |

Original G1 Rampage Motto:

"Those who conquer, act; those who are conquered, think! "


Original G1 Rampage Bio:

Barrels through life with an uncontrolled fury.  Has difficulty talking coherently for more than a few seconds before violently lashing out at anything near him, friend or foe.  TV calms him...stares at rock music video for hours.  As tiger, can leap 300 ft. in height, 500 ft. in length.  A kick from his foreleg can crumble a cinderblock wall.  As robot, carries 60,000-volt lightning rifle, 5000-degree thermo-sword.  Combines with fellow Predacons to form Predaking.


These images were all photographed and scanned by me.  If you're a Transformers fan, this will definitely bring back some reminiscences.  

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R-1 Rampage (of Predaking Gift Set) in its Original condition:

predakingorig.jpg (88882 bytes)1 - Rampage/ Predaking gift set  in its brand new condition from the box.  

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-1: 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 3 Pre-Applied stickers that had been applied onto Rampage.  The first two are located on the chest.  The last pre-applied sticker is the Decepticon Rub Sign logo which is right above the pelvis.

Rampage Sticker Sheet:

DecalRampage.jpg (42416 bytes)There are 14 (actually 13 see NOTE-2) 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.  

NOTE-2: The registered number #2 was omitted or left out in Rampage sticker sheet.


R-3 Rampage & Predaking Gift set Accessories Closed Up:

predakingweap1.jpg (41475 bytes)predakingweap2.jpg (33953 bytes)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 Rampage in Beast Mode:

rampagebm1.jpg (45847 bytes)In beast mode, Rampage is a tiger whose measurement is approximately 5 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 (LxWxH) in inch.  One of main reasons why I love the G1 beast mode bots such as the Predacons, Dinobots, the cassettes, is that their beast mode look very bulky and 3 dimensional which give you that machine form in contrast to Beast War action figure line which I totally despise them because of their flesh or humanoid looks.  The tiger articulation is very decent.  He features from rotate-able head and hip to movable lower jaw, feet, and tail.  The black tail cannot be descent all the way down.  


R-5 Rampage in Robot Mode:

rampagerob1.jpg (54437 bytes)Of all the Predacons members, Rampage is the most beautiful figure of all.  He has a very nice balance and proportion body in both the horizontal and vertical scale.  Rampage represents one of the best G1 Transformers figures have to offer in almost every category from good looking in both mode to good articulation.  Both he and Razorclaw share the same transformation and thus same robot mode.  


R-6 Rampage in Attack Mode:

rampagerob2.jpg (39206 bytes)Rampage comes with 3 weapons consist of a pair of gun and a sword.  In robot mode, the two guns can be stored on either side of his shoulder to free up his hand when needs to strangle the Autobots neck.  The same can be said for the tiger mode.  As for the sword, other than the hand itself, there is no place to store it.


R-7 Additional Parts Review:

Rampage 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 Rampage topic.

Part 1 - Razorclaw  |  Part 3 - Divebomb  |  Part 4 - Tantrum  | Part 5 - Headstrong  |  Part 6 - Predaking  |


R-8 Rémy's Rampage action figure review:

Manufacturer - Takara.

Line, Series/ Wave: Generation 1 Line, Series: Reissue Series.

Year Issue: [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.

Scale: [N/A]

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 12/16  Maximum Height: 6 12/16  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 4 5/16  Maximum Width: 4 5/16  Dept: 3.

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 Rampage 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 - None.

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 30 degree forward and 85 degree 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 - Unlike Razorclaw transformation, Rampage robot hand has a slider tab that stick out and is connected onto the tiger leg, so you must move the tiger leg out first in order to slide the arm out.

2 - The pelvis and tiger 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.  Rampage is the most beautiful action figure of the Predacons in both mode.


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