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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by davidarruda, Aug 2, 2009.

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Are the pretenders as awesome as i percieve them to be

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. davidarruda

    davidarruda That one guy

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    that the pretenders are cool.

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    anyways, i forgot to put this in here. which pretenders are your fav. blah blah blah
     
  2. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    bludgeon, thunderwing/black shadow, crossblades/blue bacchus, metalhawk, vroom, skyhammer, roadgrabber, roadblock, dinoking, and monstructor are my favorites, gunrunner is alright too i think
     
  3. davidarruda

    davidarruda That one guy

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    alright, what about submarauder? because i'm thinking about buying him sometime down the road
     
  4. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    None.
     
  5. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    pretty simple, you'll find a lot of them tf close to how he does, but if you like the character or his look, go for it
     
  6. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Some are okay. Yeah, the shells tend to be kinda ass, but I did enjoy the Pretender Classics.
     
  7. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    i only got skyhammer, and the tiny amount of play time i have managed to get with him he is a fun figure, if it wasn't for the GPS i would highly recommend him
     
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    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    I only own Cloudburst, Waverider and Thunderwing, but I'm a fan of them. Thunderwing (complete, Reprolabels, near-mint condition) is one of the jewels of my collection and the other two are also fun. I'd love to get some more, with Submarauder and Bludgeon at the top of my list, but I just don't have the money for vintage stuff right now.

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  9. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I'd like a Universe 3.0 version of Thunderwing. Doesn't have to be a Pretender. :) 
     
  10. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I only like monstructor because he is one of the rarer jewels of my collection (of course he stays under wraps in the basement), other than that I never really liked the pretender series. I was really amazed at the price he can fetch.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Even when I was 8 years old back in '88, I always thought the Pretender concept was really, really stupid. Like a lot of the other gimmicks from the last couple years of G1, it struck me as a floundering attempt to keep the line active in the face of falling popularity (much like how Micromasters were designed to be a Transformers equivalent of Micro Machines - the main difference being that Micromasters still turned out to be awesome).

    Now that I'm older I still think they're pretty lame. The shells are mostly inarticulate bricks, and the robots almost universally transform by folding the robot in half and sticking an accessory on top to make it vaguely look like something.
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Even the name "pretender" is bad.
     
  13. Covenant

    Covenant Mr. Roboto in Disguise

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    I loved Pretenders. Awesome in concept, cool in story fun, not always the best in toy execution.
     
  14. davidarruda

    davidarruda That one guy

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    hey, does anybody know how tall like the average pretender shell is?
     
  15. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    The idea of TFs getting human disguises is somewhat ok to me ( although I think the toys themselves suck)...but I REALLY don't get the idea of TFs getting the disguise of a boar monster, skull monster, fish monster, or..wait, I think one even had a Pretender disguise of a motorcycle. Now that's stupid.
     
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    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    Some of the characters been awesome in fiction, Bludgeon, thunderwing etc.
    But as a concept... not so much.

    I'm going to buy the new Bludgeon and thank Primus, he wont be a pretender :D 
     
  17. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    It's like you've been reading my mind! :lol 

    I feel exactly the same way. When I first saw Pretenders on the shelves, I thought to myself: "What the hell is this shit?!" They looked like something out of MOTU... :rolleyes: 

    Even though the Masterforce cartoon depicts Pretenders as being awesome toys, The actual figures are a total disappointment (including the reverred Metalhawk).

    Yeah, definitely not a fan of Pretenders here...
     
  18. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    i would give my spleen and liver to own a metalhawk
     
  19. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like Pretenders even though I own few of them. I have Gunrunner, Submarauder and Finback; and so far Gunrunner is my favorite. I want to get the rest of the mega and ultra pretenders and hopefully Bombburst as well one day.
     
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    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    I had Landmine, Waverider, Skullgrin, Gunrunner, and Doubleheader. Oh, and Slog and Birdbrain from the Monstructor set.

    The first four I mentioned were among my favorite toys. The simple transformation made them extremely fun to play with, and they usually featured as major characters in my imaginary scenarios. In fact, since I thought Waverider looked like a girl, "she" was Landmine's girlfriend.

    Sadly, I lost those first four in a house fire when I was 10. I managed to get a Landmine off ebay a couple years ago, but never really felt like dropping any money to get the others back. Too much other good stuff.
     

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