Armada Figures

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  1. JFGuy4VT58

    JFGuy4VT58 Well-Known Member

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    I recently started watching Armada again, the series that got me really into Transformers, and realized I only have two toys from the line -- Hot Shot and Jetfire. The line came along when I was younger and really didn't have any money to spend on toys all the time, had to wait for birthdays/Christmas. Add to that that I sold a few figures (small Optimus and Demolishor are the 2 I remember) before I moved to a neighbor. So I was just wondering, even though the line seems to get alot of hate, what are some decent molds to pick up on eBay to go with one of my favorite series? average prices would be helpful if you know. Thanks for any help
     
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    TIDAL WAVE = must get.
     
  3. nellie131

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    the optimus jetfire and overload are pure win, and wheeljack is good.
     
  4. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    All of the figures I'm going to be selling ;) 

    As for figures to get, I'd go with:

    Sideways
    Wheeljack.
    Deluxe Prime
    Demolisher
    Tidalwave
    Jetfire
    Leader Prime (Only to combine with Jetfire).

    Pretty much any of the minicons, they were really the best toys in the line, aside from a select few.
     
  5. Nightwind

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    Tidal Wave, Wheeljack, Overload, Leader Prime (I really like him!), Megatron/Galvatron, Starscream, and the Perceptor mini-con combiner.
     
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    Yeah, I can't echo Tidal Wave enough. But if you want more cartoon accurate you have to go for the japanese version. I've had one on backorder at BBTS for EVER.

    Demolishor is one of my favorite figures and so is Overload.

    Wheeljack, Megatron and any minicons are gold too.
     
  7. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    My favorites:

    -Megatron: lots of play features, missile launching, sounds, and a big green tank!!!
    -Starscream: I love the jet mode, robot mode? not so much
    -Demolisher: nice little compact tank
    -"bendy" Optimus Prime: I like his robot mode, his Mini-Con is a triple-changer (gun, jet and robot)
    -Wheeljack: decent alt-mode, awesome Mini-Con, battle-mode reminds me of MASK

    If you love tiny Transformers, plenty of Mini-Cons to choose from.
     
  8. Counterpunch?

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    Refreshing to see positive answers to this kind of topic. The hate-on a lot of people have for Armada gets old...

    I don't know what exactly to recommend, so...here's my Armada display. Everything's there plus some extra (some Microns are in other places or stuff like Crystal Convoy is on another shelf), so just kind of point and ask and I'll give feedback:

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    My favorite mold from the Armada line is Hoist, which had a very good amount of articulation and was a lot of fun. However, Hoist's Minicon-activated gimmick is lame and his Minicon is one of the crappier ones; I usually equip him with the Makeshift and Thunderwing Minicons instead.

    Other than that, I'd recommend Tidal Wave, the Sea Team Minicons, the Air Military Team Minicons, Nemesis Prime, the Emergency Team Minicons and Skywarp.
     
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    Hoist's issue was that his gimmick was abandoned.

    Refute has that gear mechanism in him which should line up with the raised symbol area on his arm. A gear box was originally planned for that area, but it was abandoned for what we can only assume to be cost issues.

    I know Smokescreen is pretty hated (with good reason), but HIS Mini-con is outstanding.
     
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    if ur gonna get any u gotta get sideswipe:drunk 
     
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    i am probably the only person in existance that actually loves smokescreen....my first armada bot and he was oodles of fun as a kid
     
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    Armada has lots of great molds. People tend not to like it because its in the Unicron Trilogy, were really, the only show in the trilogy that can be considered really bad is Energon.

    MTL
     
  14. JFGuy4VT58

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    Thanks for all the replies so far, after seeing some of the names I remember my brother having a few, may have to raid his closet and see what he has before I start buying. I'll probably come back and have a few questions after that, then see what I want. Thanks again though for the amount of help offered.

    And those pics are pretty awesome Counterpunch. Unicron definitely stands out, may look into the TRU version. Looking at those I remember my brother having at least a few of 'em.
     
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    Hoist is definitely a must-have. I still consider him to be one of my all-time favorite Transformers, regardless of line. You'd be doing yourself a favor by snatching him up.
     
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    If Hoist could somehow be paired up with Smokescreen's Mini-Con, that would be golden.

    I liked the bendy Prime and Tidal Wave myself. Most any Mini-Con team is good, but especially the Emergency and Land Military teams IMO. The only other molds I ever had at any point were Sideways (Energon Rapid Run) and Skywarp (Universe Ramjet) and I did not like either very much. And there's always Unicron, obviously.
     
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    Unicron and....that's pretty much it.

    Hoist and Tidal Wave are alright but still pretty crappy compared to a lot of TFs that came after them.
     
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    I feel old.:( 


    Minicons were one of the best thing to happen to transformers since...ever.
     
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    Unicron is a must from this line. I also think Smokescreen should get more credit than deserved.

    Armada was truly a good series.
     

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