Insecticons or Perceptor?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by *Soundwave*, Nov 14, 2009.

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Which TRU Reissue do you reccommend?

  1. Insecticons

    49 vote(s)
    61.3%
  2. Perceptor

    31 vote(s)
    38.8%
  1. *Soundwave*

    *Soundwave* Derp

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    I really can't decide, and I know some people hate the "what should I get threads", but hey, its the Toy discussion area. =P

    I've heard good and bad about both, Perceptor's missle problem, Insecticon's bad stickers. But which do you guys think is really worth the $35 price tag?

    I'm kinda leaning toward Insecticons...but..idk. help =[]

    :scalper 
     
  2. Nemesis_Dirge

    Nemesis_Dirge Banned

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    bugs
     
  3. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    I got Perceptor. It's difficult to find a G1 Perceptor without a busted clip. I don't care about the missile launcher, personally. Also, a set of complete G1 Insecticons aren't that pricey if you watch eBay.
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I already had the TFC reissue of both, and bought both of the TRU reissues. But I bought some extra insecticons so I can have a plague. I say buy more Insecticons.
     
  5. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

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    You don't have an option for "both, twice so you can play with one of each and keep the other MISB"
     
  6. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    Perceptor, insecticons are garbage
     
  7. QmTablit

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    I'm going to say it depends on what you collect. I have the Insecticons displayed with my Classicsverse figures and they work pretty well there. Perceptor not so much.

    If you collect G1 though (I don't personally, just don't have the cash), why not get both.

    The Insecticons don't really need the stickers anyway. I actually think they look better without them. And the issue with Perceptor's missile is a non-issue for me, I typically keep missiles in a separate baggy unless they're part of the figure like the Classics Seekers. I never really go and fire them off.
     
  8. Smokescreen

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    You can never go wrong with big metal bugs IMO.
     
  9. ryan.j

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    perceptor sucks (imo, clearly) i have no idea why he was re-released when they could have done a better toy, or a more popular character. any character.

    um. buy the bugs.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Perceptor as G1 Insecticons are better than the reissue and with luck you can get a set for close to what reissue costs
     
  11. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I would say the opposite. The Insecticons suck...boring toys with stupid alt modes. Perceptor is actually half-way interesting. On the other hand, the price point for the Insecticons makes more sense. 3 deluxe sized figs for $35 as opposed to one voyager sized fig for $35... But money aside, I think Perceptor is a way more enjoyable figure. And I added a spring to the gun-thing to hold the missile in place so now it's all good.
     
  12. dkrolickm

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    I'm going to get hate for this, but:
    People only bought G1 back then, because that was what for sale, and it was the best for it's time.
    Today, however, TFs have much better enginering, and IMHO G1 figs do not hold a candle against anything you can get today, especially for $35 Get 3 Awesome deluxes, get a leader on sale at Walmart, put in $9 more and get 2 voyagers!
    Unless you were an 80s kid, G1 is not going to be worth your money.
    The magic of G1 is that one had it as a kid, or always wanted it, but never got it.
    It's sentimental, and without the memories that go with it, it's not anything special.
     
  13. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    I don't know. I'm trying to decide myself. :D 
     
  14. ORIO

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    Insects!!!
     
  15. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Tell me where I can get a better Perceptor and some better Insecticons than the g1 molds, and I'd buy it. ;) 
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. I still need to check 1 last place nearby for HA Skids, and if they dont have it, ill PROBABLY go with insecticons...

    The funny thing is, ignoring my vote, its stilled tied! =P
     
  17. thenatureboywoo

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    I got the Insecticons. They were on my "to get" list since I found out about them. Not so much when it came to perceptor.
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    I don't think they are bad at all, but that's me. Why are the garbage to you?
     
  18. enkidoamark

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    You know, I'm geewun as hell but I can't really disagree in general. I can't see why some 15 year old would buy these re-issues, but I buy every one. Then again, there are the "collectors". I put myself in that catagory because I have the G1 insecticons and perceptor and I'll be buying the reissues just to sit on the shelf (MISB) behind the originals.
     
  19. Blackout32

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    Dang, thats a hard question to really answere but I HAD to pick perceptor since he was always my favorite. Then again the Insecticons where really good too.
     
  20. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Can't argue. I love my G1s but if given the choice I'd rather have a newer toy.

    BUT if you're sold on getting one of them I vate Insecticons. Perceptor is fun too but I loves me some Insecticons :) 
     

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