I've jumped on the Animated train too late :(

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by VaderPrime1, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    First a short story to lead up to my topic:

    Apparently my area is DEAD for Transformers. (Clarksville, IN/Louisville, KY) I went to Wal-Mart and Target and all they had was wave 1 of Generations (plenty of it), up to some of wave 2 for HFTD, and a bunch of ROTF... no PCC either. So finally I decided to go to TRU... that place is a train wreck, most of the toys are on different shelves, but I digress. Their TF section is even worse than the other 2 stores. They still have a bunch of the exclusive ROTF battle packs, and the exclusive Universe Ultras. There was even a Lugnut. I was about to give up and then I notice a Animated Rodimus and was like, "What the heck, I've heard he's good." (Mind you I've never bought an Animated toy).

    When I got home and took a look at him I was blown away by the simple but dramatic engineering that went with the toy. It seemed to shift mass right in front of me when I TF'd if to robot mode. I love the light-pipping and how the bubbles in it make it look like he has pupils.

    I kinda regret not getting any of the Animated toys now :banghead: , I always (in my mind) pictured them as too kiddie, probably because of the packaging. :lol 

    I hope this doesn't happen to me again in the future with another line.
     
  2. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    The mass shifting thing is something a lot of the line does really well. Luckily, most of the figures are still easy to come by online, with only a few exceptions.
     
  3. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    Keep an open mind and it won't happen again.
     
  4. Buster_Witwicky

    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    Well they usually have a lot of Animated toys at stores like Ross or TJ Maxx if that helps.
     
  5. Roufuss

    Roufuss Shots

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    I got into the Animated line late too but everything from it for the most part is super cheap. Lots of good deals on these forums alone.
     
  6. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls all have $13 Animated Voyagers.
     
  7. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you find a Lugnut, you should pick one up. I highly recommend it. Especially the Atomic Lugnut repaint.

    If your interested in some animated stuff, I have some in my sales thread. Also the TRU Express near my house has Voyager Optimus, Grimlock and Blitzwing for $12.99. The Marshal's have Starscream, Skywarp and the Blueish/gray Shockwave for the same price. If your interested, I can pick some up for you.
     
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  8. Wollstone

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    Atomic Lugnut is one of those rare repaints that actually improves the character.
     
  9. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    grab them now while they are cheap, with all the people selling them to either get shiny versions or to make room
     
  10. justamaze

    justamaze Well-Known Member

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    Don't bite! You'll save Money for better stuff. Not trying to be negative here. Just giving my 2 cents. Of all the ones I own, my favorites are the activators.
     
  11. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    Same Here :p  i jsut only regret nto getting prime, SOundwave and bee the rest i dotn care (But i wish arcee and hot rod coudl coem ehre they are my msut get figures :( )
     
  12. Dran0n

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    Animated is generally pretty cool. I would stay way from the Screamer mold.
     
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    Another one I recommend is both Prowl figures.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Why did you pass up on Lugnut. He's friggin awesome dispite his dimunative size.


    I still see some animated figures around places like Sears, However i live in Canada.


    TRU should still have Animated Ironhide as he is Rodimus's wavemate.
     
  15. Dolza_Khyron

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    buy them used? :lol 
     
  16. Seeker Lord

    Seeker Lord Well-Known Member

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    What about Oil Slick, he's got a crypt keeper vibe to him bu I like him allot.
     
  17. AutoBobby

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    I got into Animated late also,but the nice thing is finding a bunch of the figures that are cheaper now than when they were first released.
     
  18. Wollstone

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    Swindle is also one of the best TFA figures.
     
  19. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Some of the figures that are great are of course the Rodimus mold. I love Arcee and Blurr. The Cybertronian OP mold is damn good as well as the voyager. Atomic Lugnut can only be described as sexy tf goodness. And a figure that surprised me was Oilslick. Simple but a lot of personality and fun on that toy. Oh and my favorite toy from the Animated line that i have is Swindle. I love animated Swindle. Also the mold has its issue but the animated lockdown mold is pretty fun.
     
  20. Roufuss

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    Really? What makes him stand out?

    I wasn't too impressed with any of the pics I saw of him so I crossed him off my list. That head sculpt wasn't really doing it for me. Might have to reconsider though.

    For the general thread discussion, I personally love the Ironhide, Blurr, Arcee and Lockdown figs and feel they deserve a spot in any Animated collection. Wasn't too big a fan of Soundwave at all.
     

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