Henkei vs. United

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jerryitus, Mar 25, 2011.

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Which is a better exclusive line in your opinion?

  1. Henkei

    69 vote(s)
    71.1%
  2. United

    28 vote(s)
    28.9%
  1. jerryitus

    jerryitus Transformer vacuum

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    When the henkei line was introduced, its main gimmick was chrome and g1 cartoon accurate colors. United keeps the color theme, but replaces chrome with shiny paint for the most part. Which is a better line to you? United is good IMO, but it doesn't represent the clear upgrade that henkei was in my mind, what do you guys think?
     
  2. Erector

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    Gone for Henkei, but neither are exclusives? Unless you mean Japanese-only...
     
  3. Kuma Style

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    Personally, they don't have enough figures in common for me to really judge.
     
  4. jerryitus

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    Right, Japan exclusives is what I mean.
     
  5. Auto Morph

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    Some of the United figures are phenomenal, for example Drift, Jazz, Megatron and Tracks. However, I think the rest of the line is godawful. I hated the shiny paint on the Takara animated figures and I hate it on the United figures like Kup and WFC Bumblebee. Also, Takara somehow managed to ruin their version of Lugnut by giving him cream coloured hands!

    By comparison, there is only one or two Henkei figures I'm not keen on (basically Cyclonus).

    Henkei wins my vote by a considerable margin.
     
  6. jerryitus

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    Wow, UN is getting killed
     
  7. Auto Morph

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    Dude, it killed itself.
     
  8. metrotitan

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    Henkei. Chrome parts on transformers are just hard to beat (both for their pure aesthetic goodness, and how they reminds me of the old G1 toys).
     
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    Henkei was awesome. I love all the chrome parts. United has been hit and miss for me.
     
  10. Rotorstorm

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    Henkei for sure, the chrome parts look better than the shiny paint. That and the fact that they should have done Lugnut purple make me favour Henkei
     
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    Henkei for sure. I especially love Henkei Megatron and Astrotrain.

    I don't own any of the United toys. Not yet anyways. Thought of getting the United version of WFC Megatron, but... I'm thinking of just getting the Generations version instead.
     
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    I voted Henkei. I like the figures i have, however the pics of united figures have been very good. I would imagine that once i have some united I will like both lines.
     
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    There's a few Henkei figures I like (waiting on a Hound right now, actually), but the chrome on the Seekers kind of looks out of place to me.
     
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    Henkei gets my vote, as well. My favorite figure is from that line - Smokescreen!
     
  15. process

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    Henkei, but only because of United's shiny paint. United figures seem to have the benefit of superior molds, just as the Universe molds were better than Classics.

    There are some exceptions: United Jazz, United Drift and United Megatron are much nicer than most Henkei figures.
     
  16. Hal7300

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    Finally, someone else who shares my distaste for Henkei Cyclonus...

    Henkei = win.
     
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    Im split 50-50 between the two. Neither have enough stellar figs to call each other out.
    So uhh, its a tie! :D 
     
  18. 46+2

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    UNITED.

    Although, its like asking me to choose between jeesica beil and scarlett jo. Gotta have em both.
     
  19. Auto Morph

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    So that's one of the 9 people so far who have voted United to actually post. The other 8 are suspiciously quiet, or else the poll is getting trolled...
     
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    I'm proud. I cant hide these feelings.
     

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