Dark of the Moon appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by seekerblackout, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    For everyone who likes DOTM as a toyline, this is the thread for you!
     
  2. Cobalt Agent

    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    ...Simpsons did it.
     
  3. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    Anyone, tell me Cyberfire Bumblebee ISN'T the best repaint (not retool) in the past year or so.
     
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    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Too easy.

    Skywarp was a much better repaint of Starscream than Thundercracker.
     
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    Well, I don't have a Skywarp, but Cyberfire 'Bee is still damned awesome.
     
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    He's not the best repaint in the past year, wipeout is pretty cool
     
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    Skywarp wasn't that great
     
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    i have to say, the HA basics was cool. wish i had bought more.
     
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    Striker Optimus, Jetwing Optimus, and HA Soundwave are the shining stars of the line (a shame they never reached American shores in an official capacity). Really glad I managed to pick them up (along with Deluxe Soundwave, Que, Skywarp, and Vortex) in Japan when I had the chance.

    Oh and Cyberverse. I adored Cyberverse starting with DOTM!
     
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    Agree with you on cyberverse op. he is the first figure I purchased in the dotm line
     
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    The introduction of the cyberverse commanders and playsets. Really enjoy them
     
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    DOTM line is DAH BEST
     
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    Cyberfire Bee is definitely my favorite version of Bee so far. I am overall impressed with how they simplified the transformations of many characters, while still preserving the aesthetic. I think Leader Sentinel Prime is very underrated. That toy is an amazing piece of engineering and I love how he looks in both modes.
     
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    I generally liked the line. Granted, I thought every version of Optimus they released was absolutely stupid looking, (The ROTF Legends toy looks better than the larger Cyberverse Commander, so no excuse there either) but I could almost get behind most of the versions of Deluxe Bumblebee. (cute nods with the Walmart exclusive's racing deco, TRU's trans-scanning, the crystalline look of the Target exclusive, Nitro looks cool in vehicle mode, Cyberfire) Only problem there was they were pretty much already in the mode they looked best in, thus no incentive to actually buy any of 'em aside from the wave 1 version. Space Case is awesome. Leader Sentinel Prime is incredibly regal. Deluxe Barricade is actually a good toy.

    The deluxe Mech Tech weapons are generally great...once the spring has been removed first. (actually not recommended for Starscream/Darksteel's weapon as it proves unhelpful to do so.)
     
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    Also, don't take the spring out of Ratchet's weapon. It's loose as hell afterwards.
     
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    kaiserlisk THIS PLEASES GAGA

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    I'll admit by no means is DOTM the best toyline of the three trilogy lines (that title goes to ROTF-HFTD,) but I still enjoyed it immensely. Sure, the figures are a bit smaller, there was always a giant obstructive weapon, and there does seem to be a lack of paint...but I never gave a damn. Smaller figures? All DOTM toys seemed to be wonderfully engineered anyway. Bloated guns? If you hate them so much, just throw them away or keep them stored somewhere else; you can always have your own weapons cache for your figures. Lack of paint? I feel paint comes after molded detail in importance; still, I don't hold color in high regard anyway, so that's all my opinion.


    The Cyberverse line was also a very cool line that I unfortunately didn't want to dedicate money to (I plan to with Prime Cyberverse.) I especially had an unhealthy fetish for Starscream's Cyberverse set(I admit it wasn't that good, but I just needed a Decepticon ship from the movie.)


    Figures I especially felt were exemplary:

    1.)Leadfoot- First of all, you jelly? The car mode is just full of detail and very solid. The bot mode is a tad fiddly, but still...I got a fatass Transformer.
    2.)Crankcase-He's a menacing little figure in alt-mode.
    3.)Starscream's Cyberverse set-...I just like it.
    4.)Topsin-Same reason as Leadfoot.
     
  18. MPrime10

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    To me, these were the jewels of that line.

    DLX Topsin - Excellent vehicle mode, excellent robot mode. I probably wouldn't have liked him as much in the movie if I hadn't gotten this awesome figure

    VOY Shockwave -Just loved getting my hands on this one. :D 
     
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    I didn't know there was a Skywarp repaint...

    Link?
     
  20. seekerblackout

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    It's a Takara Exclusive, but it exists.
     

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