Favorite Transformer of the day.....................

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jbarmadillo, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Another MP? Must be that kind of week........

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    E928B9CC-BDE8-44CE-AB14-F73D381F683B.jpeg This guy! Holy crap don’t believe my parents kept this. A bit yellow and missing spike but still transforms fine!

    I don’t remember it having so many little play features as a kid, but this was really a great toy! Had a giant smile on my face as I opened the jail!

    Found spike, guns, and some other accessories! And the five year old found some features that I had forgotten about.
     
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  3. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 You know what it is, I'm just Street tuff

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  4. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Due to the UK comics I pretty much always considered Dreadwind a comedy character. From his surly tenure on the letters page to the issue with him and Darkwing getting drunk and moaning while Quickswitch fights Mechanibals. And that's a bit of a pity; despite some dodgy late 80's colour scheme, Dreadwind is a very mean and moody looking Decepticon.

    By the time Powermasters were a thing I was losing some of my enthusiasm for Transformers, or at least the toyline. I'd already been let down by the Pretenders so was wary about Powermasters. My friend had Powermaster Optimus and it seemed...a bit lame to me. So I don't remember even trying to grab a look at any of the Powermasters in the shops. Thus I didn't see this guy until I was in my mid 30's.

    While I like him, you only have to look at him in profile to see how poor the designs were becoming. That said, he does look kind of cool, as long as you look at him straight on. I think most of the charm comes from that headsculpt. It's got the same sinister appeal as Soundwave. Can't beat a mouthplate and some glowing yellow eyes. Jet mode is good, if a bit 'kidified'. The '87 crew got away with a lot by having Cybertronian alt modes.

    So here's a funny thing. I remember when I got CW Skydive I was super excited. I played with him for ages, posing him, transforming him back and forth, and just generally marvelling at how great he was. Halfway through Titans Return I started looking at him and only seeing the flaws, like that crappy waist and kind of characterless, bland chest.

    So here I am, with PotP Dreadwind - a figure heavily adapted from Skydive- and I'm completely in love with him. He doesn't even look like that much like the original. No cockpit chest and his wings are on his legs? Come on! You're not even trying!

    But he's weirdly wonderful! Where they have homage the G1 toy, they've really got it right, that facesculpt has all the moody menace of the original and suddenly that weird 80's colour scheme really sings. The jet mode has some modifications to the old Skydive sequence and it’s very satisfying. It's still got the old 'arms are right there mate' problem, but hey ho. It's just fun enough for me to forgive such sins. And I've definitely gone from being "well, I suppose it'll be good to have the character represented" to "this is great!” It's an incredible confidence trick that seems to be becoming something of a signature move for Power of the Primes.

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    Him today

    Both wave1 potp Leader Class Figures are fantastic fun!

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    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Totally! With the Exception of the two Voyagers, PotP has exceeded my expectations. Cannae wait for the Terrorcons!
     
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    Beast Fire Predaking today.

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    That scrape mark is a bummer man. Looks like you'll have to get a new one and send the other to me.

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    It's the only reasonable thing to do.
     
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    Megasquared I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now.

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    He's pretty decent.

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    Omnondippy The duly appointed enforcer of the Tyrest accord.

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    MMC Kultur today,
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    3DCF8A19-7F2E-494D-ADDC-96D5A4B66EE3.jpeg BBF05B29-F03E-4EAD-887F-BE4BFFC2A928.jpeg Bulkhead and Jackie today
     
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    My favourite of the day is... Well, technically it's BW Terragator, but I already made a post about him today. My second favourite of the day is a three-way tie between the Targetmaster 'Neo Seekers'.
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    As a whole, I find these guys make for a good alternative to Screamer and his ilk as Deception rank fillers. Mostly due to not being recolours of one another.
     
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    A Blaster to the face as promised. :D  And my FotD.

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    Holy crap, this made me realize Generations Warpath with TR Ramhorn would be nearly perfect match. Too bad I'll probably never find a Ramhorn.
     
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  15. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Mr. Mellow today.

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    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Probably my favorite legends class figure so far :thumb 

    I just got mine a couple days ago... I wish Huffer, Gears, Cliffjumper would get an update as faithful and accurate to the character as Beachcomber.
     
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  17. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Today's honors goes to Combiner Wars Leoza... TFC Rhadamanthus :lol 

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    smf2045 Aficionado of Combiners

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    Power of the Primes Volcanicus with Micronus Prime and some other friends for today.

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  19. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Cliff jumper needs to happen.
     
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    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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