does size matter to you?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Psychrome86, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Psychrome86

    Psychrome86 Well-Known Member

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    i only have a few minicons and think they're cool for the gimmickor or to combine ala perceptor or the sword/sheild guys. alone they just don't last long. basics, though simple transformations, were some of my favorites especially the BW/BM ones (hell, that's what i started with). then i grew up and they are so small now. deluxes are a close second behind the megas. both can fit in my hands just peachy. the megas always had a little extra something to them. ultras were cool because they were big and had complex transformations, but bulky and hard to play with sometimes. anything bigger was just display pieces. :) 

    when i got alt smokescreen i loved it because they were just the right size for my hands.
     
  2. Nightrain

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    I believe a true robot toy should be close to a foot tall. The problem is, in a whole line you need smaller ones so parents and children will keep buying them. The large ones are too expensive except during Christmas. That is why shelves are flooded with large ones all year.
     
  3. Gnaw

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    Tee Hee, oh the inuendos. I prefer the larger toys because the fun of Transformers os the transforming aspect. The more complex or longer it takes the cooler it is. Gives a sense of how long it might take to actually tranform into an alt mode. Never had any minicons but I do have old school small transformers that are cars or trucks.
     
  4. Zero Prime

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    Size isn't that important to me. To me size can actually be a hinerance with possibility due to weight.
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I've never had any complaints.
     
  6. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Thats cause your epenis is SOOOO BIGGGG!!! :D 
     
  7. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    IRL, too.
     
  8. Orodruin

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    Skipping the sex aspect for once, I do like a bit of variation in robot heights. It allows for more display options that way. Though deluxe and mega sizes (and maybe even basics) are probably my favorites, they're the right size for the average complexity. Minicons and Micromasters are cool, but they're not that much fun on their own. They need bases or something similar to interact with.
     
  9. Jetstorm

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    Size doesn't really matter to me in terms of just toys. But the only time it DOES matter to me is if it's in scale based on the show. Beast Wars toys had a problem with this. Rhinox was only a deluxe?! On the show he was like bigger than Optimus! It just looks funny on display, but it's not THAT big a deal...
     
  10. Hiro Prime

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    I like my characters to follow a scale of sorts. Big vehicles should be in the mega or larger scales while smaller ones should be deluxes or smaller.
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I always preferred deluxe sized characters, with Megas for the more important ones. In my opinion, that is the perfect range of sizes for the average Transformer. Not so big they become cumbersome, and at that scale, affordable for all. Give me a line where they're all basics, deluxes and megas and I won't complain.
     
  12. Darkravager

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    This is quite true. I know as a kid I was never really able to get the "cool" characters because they were too expensive. If Hasbro isn't careful, they will price themselves out of the market because the characters that kids really want are the more expensive ones that some parents just can't afford.
     
  13. spyderbytez

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    Size does not matter, its how you play with it. :) 
     
  14. Grimlock_13

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    I really like the wide range of sizes. I like the Ultra price range, but it seems nowadays the Ultras are getting smaller and smaller, and only in that price bracket because something about them won't fit in a mega box.
     
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    I like all sizes of TFs, but I like to see the complexity increase with size. Supreme Starscream was a disappointment; Omega Prime may be the epitome. Overall, though, I probably prefer deluxe sized bots.
     
  16. Nerd Bomber

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    I think alternator size is just the right size for TFs.
     
  17. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    yes, but since this thread is rated G I will not get into detail ;-)

    But as for transformers I do not like how big they made cybertron Optimus, Galvatron and even more ridiculous Supreme Starscream
     
  18. soundwaveCA

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    Ya I’m with Sol Fury in that deluxe’s seem to have the best balance when it comes to size. They’re not to big, not to small, and not to expensive. As well as most toys in this category seem to have on the whole good playability and articulation and so forth. With having said that though I do think when it comes to toy size that it really depends on the character itself. For example GF Soundwave I think is perfect in the Voyager Class size and would not work well as a deluxe or in the larger size. As well as there are a lot of basics like Ransack and Armourhide that I think work perfectly as basics but would not work so well as deluxes or bigger.

    But ya that’s my take on it, for me its more what’s the best size to fit the character. In terms of current toy sizes I think its just about perfect. Good veriety of each class size and the bigger toys they are doing like Prime, Megs, and Starscream fit perfectly with there class size and would not want them any other way :thumb 
     
  19. KidDynamite

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    I dislike larger Transformers. I'd be happy as a clam if the entire line save Optimus and Megatron (who should be Megas) were made up of Basics and Deluxes. I think Deluxe is just about the perfect size class, and after that things just get too unwieldy. Maybe once every 3 or 4 years put out a supreme class base/city/playset type figure.
     
  20. Scantron

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    So tempting to post a picture of Dark Scorponok with the tail positioned in an inappropriate manner...

    Anywho, on topic...I agree that basics, deluxes and megas are the best size classes. Basics, beyond being cheap and not taking up a lot of space, sometimes end up being the most versatile for play as they don't have as complex of gimmicks getting in the way. Deluxes are the most versatile and just the right to not take up a lot of space but still stand out on display. They also aren't usually hindered by their gimmicks and the extra money over a Basic allows some extra articulation or effort on aesthetics. Megas start to get a little more complex but don't take up so much space that they're unwieldy to display or play with. However, sometimes their gimmicks can get in the way (eg - CD Scattorshot's arm things) or the money needed to add a complex gimmick means that the articulation suffers (eg - C-Scourge).

    Ultras and larger, I've found, often have:
    (a) Some gimmick that really gets in the way and cuts into the articulation (eg - C-Jetfire's backpack, CD Red Alert's massive shoulder cannon) or
    (b) Increased weight causing important joints, usually something in the legs, to wear out faster and limiting the figure's poseability (eg - CD Red Alert's hips, Omega Prime's hips, C-Megatron mold's ankles/hips, A-Unicron's ankles).
     

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