after looking at universe cyclonus and universe galvatron side by side...

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  1. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    Galvatron might be one of the worst transformers ever made. It pains me to say this also, because he is one of my favorite characters. but seriously, how did he ever get past the design phase when planning the line? I read from Hasbro's latest Q&A that he was originally meant to be a voyager, but was changed to be a deluxe. Why in the hell did they not redesign? I mean, at least redesign to remove the parts that will be unused. Basically, for some godforsaken reason, for one of the more important characters in the transformers universe, Hasbro released a half finished design one size lower than the design intended. To add insult to injury, they followed up by releasing a mold of his lieutenant VASTLY superior, not to mention a hair bit taller. I am wondering if anyone has any idea how sucessful a petition might be to get them to re-design and re-release Galvatron.
    Maybe everyone who is dis-satisfied like myself could buy and extra and post a video of themselves destroying it.
    just runnin an idea up the flag pole...
     
  2. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    here we go again

    :deadhorse:  :horse: 
     
  3. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I'd prefer to see them release an IDW Style Galvatron, he looks badass.
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Dude, I felt the same way once I actually go Cyclonus. How did they get him so RIGHT, and Galvatron so....WRONG.
     
  5. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    G1 Galvatron looked kinda lame.. I think the Uni2.0 fig is a step toward what he SHOULD have looked like.

    Anyone got a link to what he looked like for IDW?
     
  6. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    Best glavatron is the superlink glavatron general and then the energon galvatron. got the uni galvy yesterday and wasnt impressed but I wasnt sad either.
     
  7. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    you are rite this one sux
     
  8. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is why I haven't picked up Galvy yet. Hasbros way of thinking is at best off on this one. Galvatron Clearly needed to be a Voyager Class as he was designed to be and because of having more than 1 or 2 larger scale tanks out they reduce his size????? Someone as Iconic as Galvatron would sell regardless but yet Hasbro makes him a shelf warming Deluxe.
     
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  9. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    My six year old cousin got Galvatron for christmas. I couldn't help but feel sorry for him and his parents for all the upcoming times that floppy mess of a toy is gonna break on him and then he goes crying to them to fix it.
     
  10. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I've gotta say, I got Cyclonus yesterday, and he's definitely my favorite Classics 2.0 toy to date. Everything was just so "right" with him. Whoever designed him needs a raise and should design more and more Classics toys! (Wasn't he a Don design, though?)
     
  11. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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  12. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I kinda like Galvatron even though I knew about all his issues way before I bought him

    also......I hate all of you that have Cyclonus and Hound :mad 





    :p 
     
  13. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    If Galvs wasn't sooo fiddly, and the parts of course didn't fall right off I'd be happier. It's a cool design, and I don't mind the deluxe size since he isn't one of my most faves. I am anticipating Cyclonus, and from what you folks say he delivers the goods. :thumbs2: 
     
  14. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    If Hasbro didn't want too many tank-formers out there at the same time...

    Why did they design Galvy to be a tank?

    He was a Cybertronian (or Unicronian... whichever) gun installment in the movie, kind of like Shockwave. Why not make him the same? I can understand the issue with Megs being a handgun, but there are TONS of gun installment toys out there, whether they be GIJOE or whatever else Army toy out there. He should not have been a tank if Hasbro knew they didn't want too many tank-formers out at once.

    Now I want to try making my own custom Galvy. *ideas popping*
     
  15. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    I am just going to have to kitbash one out of energon megatron like everyone else has I guess
    :( 
     
  16. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    well atleast hasbro fixed Galvatron's joint tightness because i got a second one about 2 months ago from a fresh case and he was very tight jointed.
     
  17. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I was thinking Classics...
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Guido wins this thread.
     
  19. Veloxiraptor

    Veloxiraptor MoƩ than Meets the Eye

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    But Galvatron's toy clearly had treads. Small ones, maybe, but there would be no point to putting treads on an "installment", even if it were meant to be towed by something else. (You would use plain old wheels, and save the treads for whatever is towing it.) Somewhere in the transition from movie to toy (and it is well-documented that the animation model came BEFORE the toy design) he stopped being a cannon and became a tank.

    Obviously Hasbro's execution of Universe Galvatron was rife with problems but I really can't fault them for not giving him a useless, immobile altmode.
     
  20. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Meh, just give me a Galvatron paint job on the TRU Energon Megatron mold and I'll be very VERY happy!:thumbs2: 
     

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