Has the term PRID become obsolete?

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  1. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    I've noticed that people hardly ever use it now. People often just say 'Voyager Bulkhead' or 'Deluxe Arcee' and most people will correctly assume they are talking about the PRID versions. Because they don't specify 'FE', that alone is enough to imply that they are referring to the mass retail versions.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Prime Jetscream

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    No, not really.
     
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    Being honest, I find the term pointless.

    FE for First Edition and TFP for the main series is a lot more simple IMO.
     
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    Well, it's probably just because its harder to go out and pick up a first edition figure now, that the need to differentiate the molds in the fan community is less of an issue.

    Once toys r us and some online retailers get that second run at first edition figures coming up. Then the term may see some renewed use.

    Just saying the expression PRID versus FE is more relevant when its possible to buy the same character in two different molds off a store shelf.
     
  5. SouthtownKid

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    It's been obsolete right from the beginning. The FE toys were the FE toys. There has never been any need to specify with the main line if we were already specifying with the one mini line that could have been confused for it. The term has always been pointless.

    If people are going to call the FE versions "FE", then calling the main line anything is redundant. It's belt and suspenders. All you need is size class and character name for the regular line.
     
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    was it ever relevant?

    I just called it "Prime" cuz well..thats what it was. Dont really see the need for people to attach "robots in disguise" to it. People know what you're talking about when you say its a prime toy, and like southtown says, First Editions are pretty specifically called out due to their more "exclusive" nature.

    Tacking the 'RID' on there only serves to create more confusion than peoples intention for clarity, seeing as how we've already had a 'RID' line years back
     
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    for toys it's either Prime or FE.. attaching the RiD to it serves no purpose....
     
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    It's futile in most cases, but when referring to any era's figures like in digibashes, it can help differentiate.
     
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    I never used it in the first place, so it was never relevant to me anyway. I found it rather pointless to add it on.
     
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    It's just something else from the fandom that doesn't taste well to chug down.

    Feh.
     
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    ^LOL, I see what you did there.

    PRID was always irrelevant, but not as irrelevant as 'PRIDE'. Whenever people tried to apply that to TFP I wanted to punch them in the face.
     
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    It also distinguishes from Cyberverse versions.

    It will be more relevant down the road when we look back and say, "Bulkhead.. do you mean animated, Prime, or FE, or Cyberverse?"
     
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    You forgot Energon Bulkhead too.
     
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    Yes. It's useless now. It always was really. Just use the FE for the few that are and the rest are Prime Wheeljack, Prime Dreadwing, and Prime Arcee. Simple as that.
     
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    I use 3 acronyms for TF Prime figures:
    - FE
    - RID
    - AM

    Just to differentiate the three.
     
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    Tell me, how would you differentiate the 2001 RID series?

    RID Megatron and RID Megatron looks the same, but could be two different figures.

    I use:
    CV
    FE
    AM
    TFP
     
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    IMHO, abbreviations are for losers.
    ^
    Ah. FML.
     
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    By specifying Prime?

    Prime FE, Prime RID, Prime AM. Easy?
     
  20. Josh

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    but dont words defeat the purpose of an acronym? D:
     

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