Best and Worst of the Movie Toy Lines

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  1. areaseven

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    It's been over three years since the first live-action TF movie toy line came out. Throughout the first two movie lines and Hunt for the Decepticons, we've had some great figures, as well as some really crappy ones.

    In your opinion, what are the best and worst figures to come out of all of the movie-based toy lines?

    (To make things easier, you can list them by figure class - Legends, Scout, FAB, Activators, Deluxe, Voyager, Ultra, Leader, etc.)
     
  2. a person

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    Best:

    TF1:
    Leader Brawl (awesome mold, poor paint apps)
    Deluxe Dropkick
    Deluxe Wreckage
    TF2:
    Leader Optimus Prime
    Leader Starscream
    HA Barricade
    HA Bumblebee
    HA Jazz
    HA Mudflap
    HA Skids
    Voyager Mindwipe
    Voyager Starscream
    Deluxe Brawn
    Deluxe Dirge/Jetblade
    Deluxe Ironhide
    Deluxe Ratchet
    Scout Skystalker

    Worst:

    TF1:
    Voyager Megatron
    Deluxe Scorponok
    TF2:
    Leader Megatron
    Voyager Stratosphere
    Deluxe Blazemaster
     
  3. cuad

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    Best

    Leader - ROTF Optimus Prime
    Voyager - Battle Blades Optimus Prime
    Deluxe - Concept Camaro BB

    The movie line has SO MANY great molds though.

    Worst

    Leader - Megatron
    Voyager - Stratosphere
    Deluxe - Rampage
     
  4. Lbsammills51

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    I'm not counting molds that originated from other lines (Armada, Cybertron, Classics, etc.).

    Best:

    Legends: Springer, Soundwave, Arcee, Wheelie, Ravage, and Devastator
    Scout: Knock Out/Backfire, Breacher, Brakedown, Ejector, Skystalker, and Beachcomber
    Robot Replica: Ironhide, Jazz, Barricade, Jetfire, and Sideswipe
    Deluxe: Battle Blade Bumblebee, RotF Arcee, Sideswipe, Lockdown, and Brawn (the upcoming Terradive also looks awesome)
    Voyager: Battle Blade Optimus Prime, Long Haul/Payload, Bludgeon/Banzai-Tron, and Mindwipe (I'm hoping the Takara Jetpower Optimus also gets released...it's looked promising from the pics that were released)
    Human Alliance: Bumblebee, Jazz, and Skids
    Leader: RotF Optimus Prime/Buster Optimus/Black Optimus, Brawl, and Starscream
    Other: Battle Ops Bumblebee

    Worst:
    Legends: Optimus Prime (first), Starscream (any), and RotF Ratchet (the upcoming "Burning" repaint of The Fallen in that Legends five-pack doesn't look too good either)
    Scout: Rollbar/Payload
    Deluxe: Blazemaster/Evac/Tailwind, Tuner Mudflap, Camshaft, Swindle, Soundwave, and Rampage
    Voyager: Megatron (first, any version), RotF Starscream, Burning The Fallen, and G1/Backyard Brawl Mixmaster
    Leader: Megatron (first, initial release)
     
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  5. areaseven

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    Guess I'll throw in my votes.

    Best
    Leader Class
    Optimus Prime (ROTF)
    Starscream (HFTD)
    Brawl (Movie 1)

    Voyager Class
    Megatron (ROTF)
    Battle Blades Optimus Prime (HFTD)
    Starscream (ROTF)
    Bludgeon/Banzaitron (ROTF/HFTD)
    Recon Ironhide (ROTF)

    Deluxe Class
    Battle Blade Bumblebee (HFTD)
    Bumblebee Camaro Concept (Movie 1)
    Lockdown (ROTF)
    Landmine/Armorhide (Movie 1/ROTF)
    Arcee (Movie 1)

    Scout Class
    Hubcap (HFTD)
    Ransack/Divebomb (ROTF)

    Legends Class
    Megatron (Movie 1)
    Ravage (HFTD)

    Human Alliance
    Bumblebee (ROTF/HFTD)
    Jazz (HFTD)

    Ginormous Class
    Battle Ops Bumblebee


    Worst
    Leader Class
    Megatron (Movie 1)
    Jetfire (ROTF)

    Voyager Class
    Starscream/Thundercracker (Movie 1); Skywarp/Ramjet (ROTF)
    Megatron (Movie 1)

    Deluxe Class
    Swindle/Camshaft (Movie 1)
    Dreadwing/Overcast/Fearswoop (Movie 1/ROTF)
    Soundwave (ROTF)
    Arcee (ROTF)
    Rampage (ROTF)

    Scout Class
    None, really.

    Legends Class
    Starscream (Movie 1/ROTF/HFTD)
    Ratchet (Movie 1/ROTF/HFTD)
    Rampage (HFTD)

    Human Alliance
    None, really; but Sideswipe is a bit of a disappointment.

    Ginormous Class
    Ultimate Bumblebee (Movie 1/ROTF)
    Devastator (ROTF)
     
  6. Tigermegatron

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    This is my extremly short list. I don't have the time nor energy to look up every figure.

    Worst:
    the 3 deluxe ROTF sisters bikes.
    Jolt
    all the molds in all sizes of skids & mudflap
    ROTF Supreme Devestator
    All the TF1 & Rotf basics & legends sized TF toys
    all the fast action battlers from both movies.
    about 30% of deluxes from both movies

    Best
    all the leader sized toys from TF 2007 & ROTF
    All the HA toys.
    all the voyagers from TF 2007 & ROTF minus Rotf Demolisher
    about 70% of the deluxes from both movies
     
  7. Paxtin

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    In before "they're all worst" comment.


    2007 TF1:

    Best:
    Deluxe Concept Camaro BB.
    Deluxe Longarm.
    Voyager Ratchet.

    Worst:
    Deluxe 70s Camaro BB.
    Leader Megatron.
    Ultimate BB.

    ROTF:

    Best:
    Leader Optimus Prime.
    Voyager Mindwipe.
    Deluxe Sideswipe.
    Scout Dirtboss.
    Scout Dunerunner.

    Worst:
    Supreme Devestator.
    Leader Megatron. (Again.)
    Voyager Stratosphere.
    Voyager the Fallen.
    Deluxe Blaze Master.
     
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  8. Lacimehc

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    Best: (ROTF only)
    Arcee (I don't get why so many people hate her design... she looks awesome.)
    Sideways
    Bludgeon
    Knock out
    Brawn
    Lockdown
    Armorhide

    Worst:
    Cannon Bumblebee
    Rampage
    Blazemaster (I don't actually have this mold yet but it looks pretty bad.)
     
  9. Omnius

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    2007:
    Best: CC Bumblebee, Longarm
    Worst: Leader Megs, Payload

    ROTF:
    Best: Nearly all the Scouts, Scalpel being the exception, leader Prime, HA Bumblebee, Deluxe Sideswipe, Legends Devastator, Lockdown, Deluxe Ratchet
    Worst: Rampage, Supreme Devastator

    HFTD:
    Best so far: Bumblebee, Ironhide, Legends Ravage
    Worst: Legends Rampage
     
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    Best TF1 figure:

    Leader: Brawl
    Voyager:Incinerator
    Deluxe:Longarm
    Legends:Ironhide

    Worst TF1 figure:

    Leader: Megatron
    Voyager: Megatron
    Deluxe: Payload
    Legend: Optimus Prime


    Best ROTF Figure


    Leader: Megatron (Not that fond of Optimus Prime)
    Voyager: Mindwipe
    Deluxe: Jolt
    Scout: Nightbeat, Dead End
    Legend: Swerve


    Worst ROTF Figure:

    Leader: Jetfire
    Voyager:Starscream
    Deluxe: Blazemaster and Arcee both tie
    Scout: Scalpel
    Legend: Mudflap
     
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    Movie Best:
    Deluxe Arcee, Premium Deluxe Barricade, Premium Leader class Megatron

    Movie Worst:
    All of the Unicron Trilogy repaints.

    ROTF Best:
    Rollbar, Skystalker, Ransack, Ejector, Depthcharge, Mindwipe, Bludgeon, Lockdown, Long Haul, Leader Jetfire

    ROTF Worst:
    The Fallen, Demolishor, Deluxe Ratchet, Blazemaster
     
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    Best - ROTF Leader Optimus Prime (any incarnation except Battle Hooks)

    Worst - ROTF Deluxe Blazemaster
     
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    The hatred for the Blazemaster mold seems to be universal.
     
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    BAD

    Movie 1 Legends Starscream (bad arms)
    Movie 1 Legends Ratchet (strange waist area)
    Movie 1 FAB Ironhide (bad arms)
    Movie 1 Deluxe Brawl (faulty shoulders connection)
    Movie 1 Deluxe Payload (hard to balance)
    Movie 1 Deluxe Jazz (bad arms)
    Movie 1 Voyager Megatron (annoying spring-loaded feet, bad alt mode)
    ROTF Deluxe Blazemaster (bad arms)
     
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    For me, the best is easily Deluxe Landmine and the worst is Deluxe Brawl.
     
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    Best
    Bludgeon (the most metal TF ever), Mindwipe, Breakaway (ROTF jet), Breacher, Dune Runner, HA Skids/ Mudflap (don't have Mudflap yet, still looking), HA Barricade, Voyager Optimus (G1 colors version) Sideswipe, Jolt, Deluxe Ironhide, Deluxe Ratchet, ROTF Dirge, HA Jazz

    Worst
    Blazemaster, Deluxe Skids and Mudflap
     
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    HAs and Leader OP/SS are the best things out of the Movie line.

    Worst things...too many.
     
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    Best:
    TF1 scouts
    TF2 mindwipe
    TF2 Brawn

    Worst:
    Both megatrons
    Jolt
    Skids and Mudflap
     
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    The best:
    RotF Leader Prime
    TFtM Leader Brawl
    TFtM Voyager Ironhide
    TFtM Deluxe Arcee
    RotF Voyager Mindwipe
    RotF Scout Skystalker
    RotF HA Jazz
    RotF HA Barricade
    RotF HA Skids
    Rotf HA bumblebee
    HftD Deluxe Battleblades Bumblebee
    Rotf Voyager Bludgeon
    RotF Legends Devastator
    RotF Legends Wheelie
    RotF Legends Ravage

    Worst
    RotF Voyager Stratosphere (how could anyone walk on those legs)
    TFtM Leader Megatron (looks like crap)
    TFtM Deluxe Bonecrusher (just bad)
    TFtM Voyager Prime(s) (seems like he was thrown together at the last minute)
    TFtM Voyager starscream (aids arms)
    TFTM Legends Starscream (clunky and looks little on-screen likeness
    RotF Deluxe Blazemaster (pure suck)
     
  20. Charsiupao

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    Best:-
    ROTF Deluxe Ironhide
    ROTF Deluxe Desert Combat Rampage (everyone seems to hate him. He's a bit clumsy, but he's just as clumsy in the movie)
    ROTF Legends Rampage (quite boring alternate mode, but for the Legends price you can't really go wrong)

    Worst:-
    Haven't really bought anything which I don't like yet.
     

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