Battle Damage

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JazzEd, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Am I the only one who thinks that "battle damage" is the lamest thing ever? For the most part battle damage is just some black paint-maybe burnt marks on an released figure and repacked as new. The only real battel damage Transformer that is worth while in my opinion is Movie Jazz. He is the first toy with acutall markings and damage to his robot form.

    I think this is diffenrt from repaints as they can change charathers completely, such as bubblebee to cliffjumper or even do a throwback like first strike Prime. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I'm in total agreement. The battle-damaged stuff they're realesing seems to be a few extra bits of black airbrushed on, and wrecks an otherwise good paintjob. Seems a waste of a good figure that could have been packaged without the 'battle-damage' as an original, if you ask me - especially considering all the kerfuffle regarding the Concept 'Bees, and a lot of them were put into two-packs as damaged ones.
     
  3. nintendofreakgc

    nintendofreakgc Bumblebee fan

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    Meh, I don't mind it too much myself, although I'd hate it if I was a completionist. Final Battle Jazz is the only one that I'd buy in addition to a non-battle damaged version (okay, I also want both versions of the Concept Camaro Bumblebee, but that's just because I'm a Bumblebee nut).
     
  4. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I've never liked it.
     
  5. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm not really a fan of "Battle Damage", but I do like some of the airbrushed 'scorch marks' seen on the Hasbro versions of Masterpiece Optimus Prime and Starscream, largely because it adds some visual interest and detail, and makes them look more like display items as opposed to plasticky toys.

    However, over-the-top battle damage and stuff on the less expensive items rarely looks worth it to me, especially the cartoon-style BD on the upcoming Animated 2-pack toys.
     
  6. Locke

    Locke Team Vanguard

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    I have to agree with you here. Unfortunately, the molds look pretty solid. The one silver lining is that with the battle damaged versions in the two-pack, maybe we'll get clean versions single packed.
     
  7. grayman

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    I can't stand battle damage as an adult and I didn't like it as a kid. I like my toys to look like they just came out of the factory.
     
  8. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    Yeah, I can't stand battle damage either. The only battle damage toy that I've ever bought (other than the original Jurassic Park figures) is Final Battle Jazz. As far as I'm concerned it's really the only TF to have done it anywhere near right.
     
  9. Sycia

    Sycia Draconian Faction

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    In total agreement with the rest of you guys. Don't know if other kids would be fussy, but I was a clean freak as a kid, so would have never liked any of this 'Battle-Damage' nonsense.

    Now it just looks like a cheap ploy.
     
  10. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    Well, I agree with you for most of the battle damage, But for me the Voyager Prime is a must have, at least in his truck mode, the damage looks really neat and well done.
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I don't mind it in moderation....I mean the whole storyline is robots fighting a war....but I can definitely see the pointlessness in it too.
     
  12. Prime's Pappa

    Prime's Pappa Animated Forever

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    It is just a lame way to make u buy the same fig.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    I like battle damaged plastic, but just spraying some lazy black paint on it seems kinda lame

    Rather they just do a repaint so we can have another character than to make a slightly different version of the same character

    Atleast modify the mold a bit with some scarred & ripped metal
     

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