Does a good toyline make up for a bad show?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by rxlthunder, Aug 22, 2012.

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Does a good toyline make up for a bad show?

  1. Yes

    74.4%
  2. No

    25.6%
  1. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    Well then?

    Personally, I'd go with yes.
     
  2. Lbsammills51

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    I like many of the Energon toys, mainly the Decepticons and some of the larger Autobots (mainly the Landmind and Bulkhead molds).

    Those toys, however, do not make up in any way, shape or form for what a turd the Energon cartoon laid.

    A little different, but continuing with "toy line vs media format," though I find the RotF/HftD line to be amongst a high point in Transformer engineering (a high point that went from Animated to Classics to RotF to HftD to Generations/RtS to Prime FE), those toys do not make up for the problems that the RotF film endures (and I can still enjoy watching the film).

    So for me, no.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

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    I hate most of the tv shows but like most of the toys. There we go.
     
  4. bny888

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    I voted yes. No matter how bad a show is, if the toys are interesting and worth getting, that makes up for it.
     
  5. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    pretty much this. G1 was a great example.. :p 
     
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    agreed
     
  7. jru42287

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    Well, a good Revenge of the Fallen toyline somewhat made up for a crappy movie, does that count?
     
  8. Superquad7

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    The toys are first for me always, so yes.

    A good, recent example of this for me is the RotF toyline. I didn't enjoy the movie much, but had a great time with the line.
     
  9. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    what about great toys that have no show like CHUG
     
  10. Cyclonus79

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    I hated all 3 films. Hated all the actors, the unclear CGI, the crap plot, an most of the bots. Although I absolutely love , LOVE the buster Prime figure , an all the Primes that came out of that mold. So..my answer is , kinda.
     
  11. rxlthunder

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    I guess you could pair them with whatever show the character originated, or just vote on whether or not CHUG toys make up for G1 and bad comics.
     
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    I voted yes, as I enjoy the Armada trilogy toys and those shows were pretty bad overall.
     
  13. havanowoncheese

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    RID is a good example. Not that great of a show but some awesome toys!
     
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    Yes

    I seperate the toys and fiction. They exist as two seperate entities.

    The toys are my main passion.

    Rarely does the media impress me.
     
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    In the last 4 or 5 years...?


    GOD NO!
     
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    I'm curious...how many people are approaching this poll as "Can I enjoy a toyline even if I don't like the media (TV/film) that it's attached to?" I just ask because some of the answers appear to be coming from this perspective and not what I was under the impression the thread concerned.

    Definitely, anyone can enjoy a toy line in spite of not being a fan of the media it's attached to.

    But does enjoying a toyline make up for the flaws in a particular media presentation to the point that you look back on that media presentation more fondly because of your enjoyment of the toys, in spite of the flaws you find in that media presentation?

    I've seen how a favorably viewed media presentation can cause a toyline or just certain figures to generate a level of nostalgia for fans of that media when the toy or toyline ordinarily would not enjoy that level of enthusiasm without the media to back it. I haven't seen many claim that their enjoyment of, say, Energon or RotF has gone UP because of their enjoyment of their accompanying toylines.

    I don't mean to be attacking people, I'm just curious because from some of the responses, people seem to be providing answers to a different question than the one proposed here.
     
  17. Boy Blunder

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    A good toyline makes up for no fiction.

    So, yes.
     
  18. Nemesis251

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    Yes. Example: Dino Riders. The show sucked but the toys were amazing.
     
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    A good toy is a good toy. It doesn't make up for the show though.
     
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    Personally, I consider them two different beasts anyway. A good show can encourage me to buy sub-par toys to have a beloved character and sometimes cool designs have got me into series that I would have skipped otherwise.
     

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