Best and worst molds of all time

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  1. Genomus Prime

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    Sort of self-explanatory, favorite and least favorite molds, no matter what generation it is in.

    My fav is a tie between Optimus Primal from Beast Wars, and Supercon Optimus Prime from Armada, and God Ginrai

    My least fav is Beast Wars TransMetal 2 Megatron,
     
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    People will probably claim Staxx is the worst mold of all time, but it's not really a fair statement- he's a $4 toy, and clearly was never meant to be anything but that.

    MP-01 is probably the best mold of all time, but as one of the most expensive, it should be.

    My favorite deluxe mold would have to be Classics Ramjet, however- while the face is visible in vehicle mode, the vehicle mode is otherwise very good, the articulation is much improved over Classics Starscream, and the mold is faithful in both detailing and color scheme to G1.
     
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    Might as well get it out of the way.....Armada Sideswipe is the worst ever.

    Best I'd say is Masterpiece Prime, though it's not my personal favorite.
     
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    I second(third?) the Armada Sideswipe as worst motion.

    Best: G2 Laser Prime mold.
     
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    Best mold - TFTM Prime and Animated Prime

    Worst mold - uh...Armada Sideways and Energon Jetfire
     
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    Best, I'm nominating MP Megatron.

    Worst, G1 Runamuck/Runabout.
     
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    Best IMO: Sky-byte/Cybershark, but honestly, what else would it be? (Honourable mention to any and all Animated figs, and a huge shout-out to Classics BB and Mirage for being %100 awesome)

    Worst IMO: Armada Sideways and assorted Energon figs tied for first. Sideswipe dodges the bullet for having a cool alt mode.

    I'm tempted to say Masterpeice Prime (Boxy POS), but that would be just flat out wrong of me. The mould is mediocre, maybe above, but brought down by all the matel they insist on casting that bugger in, but that obviously has nothing to do with the actual mould. I'd say he's the most Overrated mould IMO.
     
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    mmm

    Best: laser rod prime (in black convoy colors of course!)
    worst:....movie cyberslammer? (i think)
     
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    Best: Either 20th Anniversary Prime, MP Starscream, or Cybertron Galvatron.

    Worst: Either Armada Sideways, Sideswipe, or Cybertron Backstop.
     
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    Excluding anything from G1, since those molds can't really be held to modern standards...

    Best
    - Beast Wars Tigerhawk/Universe Razorclaw
    - Beast Wars Transmetal Terrorsaur/Beast Machines Terranotron
    - Armada Deluxe Optimus Prime/Nemesis Prime
    - TFTM07 Brawl/Deep Desert Brawl
    - TFTM07 Leader Optimus Prime/Nightwatch Prime
    - Energon Mirage/Dreadwing
    - Energon Starscream
    - Masterpiece Starscream (Hasbro)

    Worst
    - 6" Titanium Megatron
    - Built-to-Rule Figures (all)
    - Energon Slugslinger
    - Energon Grimlock and Swoop
    - Cybertron Backstop
    - Masterpiece Megatron
     
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    I'll vote for MP Starscream as best mold ever. It's an amazing rendering of a transforming F-15 in vehicle mode, and other than some questionable hip kibble (I personally like the vaguely sword sheath look), the robot mode is great, too.

    As for worst, I'll have to go with Runabout/Runamuck. No articulation, and a rather boring car mode. For my money, I'd rather have topspin and twin twist. They at least have more interesting alt modes.
     
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    Waa?? MP Megas? NO WAY he's one of the worst, or even near one of the worst.
     
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    Best - Alternators Subaru (in any deco) or MP Prime

    Worst - All things Armada
     
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    Worst? God Bomber God Bomber God Bomber.

    MP-01 probably is the best mold, but I can see an arguement for a handful of BTs and Fire Convoy.
     
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    Best: Any of the Masterpieces

    Worst: Firecons. Take your pick, they're all equally crappy
     
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    Bear in mind these may easily be rearranged when Animated and/or Universe hits in force.

    A few "bests"
    BW10th/Cybertron Megatron
    BM Blackarachnia
    Energon Grimlock
    Classics Optimus Prime
    Clasics Bumblebee

    A few "worsts"
    Any Firecon
    Armada Sideswipe
    Movie Dreadwing
    Titanium Soundwave
    BM Nightscream
     
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    I think MP Megatron looks great for the most part. However, I hold engineering issues greatly to a figure's detriment and MP-05 has too many of them...especially for how much the toy cost. Anyway, my logic on MP Megatron, basing it on my copy of the figure:

    - Unstable waist connector in robot mode that comes apart when manipulating or lifting the figure at all.
    - Multiple pieces that fall off when manipulating the figure and/or during transformation.
    - Several fragile areas I've either heard about on the boards or noticed myself.
    - Not an overly complex transformation, but annoying with the number of pieces that fall off and risky, given the number of fragile areas and/or breakages I've heard about.
    - Top-heavy and difficult to keep standing in most dynamic poses.
    - Excessively tight joints in the legs, make it difficult to pose. Combine that with loose ankle joints and there are minimal stances possible without leaning the figure on something.
    - Feet slowly tarnish upon exposure to room temperature, average humidity air.

    For how expensive this mold was, there's no way it should have that many problems. Sure, Armada Sideswipe (for example) sucks and has issues, but that toy didn't set me back ~$110 USD.
     
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    Best: I would put any of the Masterpiece Transformers in this category.

    Worst: Armada Scavenger. It's the worst mold I have anyway
     
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    Worst: Energon Grimlock (well basically the energon powerlinks figure too, they suck)

    Best: MP Prime, MP Starscream, TFTM Prime and Cybertron Megatron/Galvatron
     
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    Best: Toss-up between MP and TFTM07 Optimus Prime

    Worst: A tie between Energon Hotshot and God Bomber..
     

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