Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Hotshotprime43, May 21, 2012.
What part of the movieverse had the best toy line. For me it was the 2007 toys.
HFTD for me.
HFTD gave us a bunch of definitive, best versions of certain characters, like Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Jazz, Ironhide, and Starscream. I liked TF1 because the designs were fresh at the time and I found the toys interesting. ROTF didn't have many interesting toys and I barely liked any of the DOTM figures. The weapons sucked and a lot of characters were worse than their previous versions.
No "Battle for the Allspark"?
At any rate, I voted for HFTD. Hard to find a figure in that line that wasn't pretty good.
HFTD gave us the best representation for bumblebee (battle blades), Jazz(HA), Ironhide(deluxe), Starscream(leader), Optimus Prime (battle blades). As well as tomahawk and terradive
thats from the 1st movie
I don't really consider HFTD & ROTF to be seperate lines since it really was just a sub title, and a way to bridge the gap between ROTF & DOTM. Anyway it goes I'm gonna say ROTF/HFTD > 2007 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DOTM. I'd add more >>> but I think you get the point.
When it comes to engineering & sculpts I'd pick the DOTM line as the winner.
Sure the line's flaws were a lack of Decepticon variety and some lacking paint apps here and there, but the main strengths of this line were truly innovative ; also from a producer point of view.
The HFTD line is way too deviant from the main movie lines to win the movie line award imo. Many of those are just popular because they're more acceptable to people who don't necessarily like movie line style.
The ROTF line its variety is super rich... but imo, its engineering has started to show its age, compared to the DOTM line.
The 2007 TF1 line....really ? Seriously ? How many of you guys haven't openly bashed the various incarnations of the main TF1 character toys ?
It's a subline from the first movie, kinda how Hunt for the Decepticons was a subline of the second movie...
TFTM and HFTD (Well mostly because of Seaspray, Tomahawk, Terradive, Hailstorm and Highbrow).
ROTF's line sucked because it was too overly complicated and the wheel feet....everywhere.
DOTM - Paint Apps, Bad Gimmick, Incomplete toy releases.
HftD, if you consider if separate from RotF. RotF suffered from redecos of figures that had no place getting redecos (seriously, did we really need three more redecos of Voyager Optimus in worse, but still basically the same colors?), and HftD had some of the best new molds and kept carrying on some of the best parts of the RotF toyline.
The first line had designers figuring things out, and working out the bugs.
DotM... had problems. The Mechtech weapons were very hit or miss, the figures had a ridiculous lack of variety, the paint apps were disappointing and the line just sort of stagnated and floundered.
HFTD reuse some good old molds and new ones
DOTM i fun toyline but (qc was meh)
ROTF had best qc with nice transformions
TFTM dont have any toy from that line but looks good
HFTD, it gave us Terradive and Tomahawk.
Although I think I have the fewest figures from HftD out of all the lines listed, its figures impressed me the most consistently, and the main reason I picked up fewer figures from that line was a combination of the lack of principal cast members (or, in some cases like Ironhide, said cast members being in a scale I didn't want) and the fact that I was mainly focused on PCC at the time. (Of course, the infamous distribution slowness didn't help matters much.) It was a logical extension and improvement on the RotF line in terms of engineering and complexity (my favorite things about the movie figures), which would otherwise have been my pick for giving us gems like its Leader Optimus and Voyager Starscream.
That said, I don't have the seething hatred everybody else seems to reserve for DotM. While the figures were by and large not quite so complex as those from RotF, I still preferred them to the first movie and its (IMO) somewhat intrusive Automorph gimmickry. While having the weapons stick out in vehicle mode is somewhat annoying, I display my figures predominantly in robot mode anyway, so it's not too much of a bother. Plus, being able to load up figures with irresponsible numbers of weapons and accessories is something I've always found appealing.
HFTD. Everything from the Deluxe Class to the Scout Class was made of win. The ultimate piece from this line was Human Alliance Jazz.
RoTF. I just think most of the board members are pansies because they can't transform Leader Prime or Mixmaster.
Then HFTD. It brought some good molds.
Then TF1. It started it all.
DoTM was the worst. Cheap, simple to transform, gimmicky pieces of trash. (Except Leader Sentinel, Crankcase, and Topspin.)
HFTD was pure win.
HfTD by far.
HFTD gave us Terradive and Battle Blades Optimus Prime, objectively the best figure in the entire movie universe. The redecos were fantastic as well. Second is ROTF, with the best transformations, period. I get a little lightheaded every time I look at Leader Prime.
However, DOTM gave us Leader Ironhide. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more unobtrusively gimmick-packed Transformer anywhere.
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