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  1. Waverider

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    What TFs do you think is overrated and underrated?

    Here are a few I can think of right now.

    Overrated

    ROTF Ice Cream Truck Twins: When this was first released there was a mad frenzy to pick up one. The alt mode is fun and original. But both bot modes is less to be desired.

    G1 Predaking: I have a reissue of Predaking. The combined bot mode is awesom. But being a G1 articulation is not all there. It's a good display piece, but not very good to play arround with. I don't want to take a chance in letting my son handle this expensive toy.

    Generations Drift: Both bot and alt mode is great. But all hype made my expectations a little to high and found that there a bunch of deluxe figures that I like better than this.


    Underrated

    Animated Atomic Lugnut: People bash on the bot mode because it's not in scale with the other Animated figures, but the paint job is awesome on this repaint. It looks good in both modes. Miles better than the original purple scheme.

    Cybertron Starscream: So what it's not very articulated. Unlike Predaking, Starscream is a fun toy that can take a beatting. My 6 year old has been enjoying it for the last few years and it's still in 1 piece. The transformation is fun annd easy.

    Masterpiece Megatron: I enjoy this figure. I haven't run into any problems like a few people did. I'm careful at handling it yet I don't baby it. Unlike the other TF lines, this is for collectors and shouldn't be handled like a toy.
     
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  2. Opticron Primal

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    Overrated:

    Drift: Yes, he's fantastic, but not a piece of plastic gold.

    Darkmount: Same as Drift.

    Underrated:

    The Silverbolt mold: It may be simple but it's a damn fun mold and looks way better as Darkwing the Silverbolt.

    Battle Blade Bumblebee: I know there are a majority that love this figure as much as I do but there are many that write it off for being another BB mold.
     
  3. exclusacon

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    Overrated: hailstorm,

    Underrated:rotf sideswipe
     
  4. grimlock1972

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    Overrated

    Masterpiece Seekers: pretty to look at in either mold but worries about fragility make it nothing more than a display piece.

    ROTF Leader class Optimus Prime: Looks great but an overly frustrating transformation kills it, they could have simplfied the transformation with out losing detail.

    Classics/UNi 2.0/Gen seeker mold : Its great and all but it loses it luster easily

    Underrated

    ROTF Stratosphere: unusual and unique and has a satisfying transformation with out being plastic wall smash inducing.

    UNi 2.0 Dinobot: it gets knocked fopr lack of show accuracy but it looks great and has an awesome transformation.

    TFTM 2007 seeker mold : its well done , looks good and the transformation is a good palnaceof satisfaction and simplicity.
     
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    Overrated: tfa prowl underrated: beast machines deluxe primal he not show accurate but he looks really cool and is one of my favorite toys.
     
  6. Optimus1986

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    Overrated:

    Absolutely this. And imo anything in the PCC line.

    Underrated:

    100% agree. I love my Darkwind.
     
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    My choices below. leaving the same blue fonts because I think there cute.


    Overrated

    Energon Omega Supreme. IMHO,the toy looks like 2 gigantic over sized tonka play school toys in alt modes. the combined robot mode looks like a brick former with forced articulated joints. the toy looks nothing like 1985 omega supreme in design nor colors. at best its a centurion doc ock+hacker updated homage toy.

    classics 2.0 ultra sized powerglide in any color scheme. the toy is a mis-proprtioned body shaped/limb nightmare. long legs,short arms,long over sized head. tiny chest & waist.

    Animated Rodimus Major. IMHO,The robot mode looks like a monkey wearing car parts all over his body. the inner robot face is so monkey looking.
    this toy looks like a caricature based off the clasics 1.0 deluxe sized rodimus toy designs

    Underrated

    Titanium 6 inch TF toys. the toy line got a bad rap. based off a weak first wave. every other wave beyond wave one improved on the toy enginerring,poseability,designs & sculpt.

    2.0 classics hound. somehow this awesome toy got lost in the mix of the bad 2.0 deluxe toys. 2.0 hound is a amazing toy in all modes.

    transmetal & chromed BM toys. I've read reports about chrome flaking. only my TM Rattrap flaked. that's one of of 30 BW/BM toys not a bad track record.
     
  8. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Underrated: ROTF Stratosphere.
     
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    Overrated: ROTF Stratosphere.
     
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    Yeah...PCC is really overrated

    Underrated: animated line
     
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    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Overrated:

    Classic Seeker Mold-Lacks articulation and stance. Used way too many times.

    MP Grimlock- lacks articulation despite his awesome dinomode. Floppy, light up gimmick is lame. Going to get rid of mine here shortly.

    Underrated:
    -PCC, actual Scout parts of the line are trashed based on combined mode.
    -Animated Ironhide: He's overshadowed by Rodimus, but he's a great mold in his own right.
    -Real Gears: Those guys are awesome.
     
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    Hailstorm is overrated? I haven't seen a mad frenzy for him, quite the opposite actually. Most people seem like they're shrugging him off and waiting for Mindset.

    Overrated: Fortress Maximus, Bruticus molds

    Underrated: BWN Heinrad, ROTF Jolt
     
  13. KA

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    soundwave...underrated.

    constructicons...overrated.
     
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    Mindset is overrated, he's worse then hailstorm
     
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    He's not out yet...

    Also, in what universe is Soundwave ever underrated?
     
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    Overrated

    - MP Megatron
    - Henkei, United and Takara releases of US retail figures, in general
    - RotF Leader Prime

    Underrated

    - The Energon gestalts, particularly Bruticus and Constructicon Maximus
    - TFU 1.0, whole line
    - TFTM07 Voyager Seeker mold - Doubt it'll happen, but I really want Thrust and Dirge repaints of this mold
     
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    Overrated:

    Classics Jetfire. Had him, sold him, won't replace him.

    Underrated:

    Universe Silverbolt. Simple transformation, but he's all kinds of kick-ass.
     
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    Overrated:
    -Henkei/United Toys: 20 extra bucks for maybe another paint app or two.
    -Animated Rodimus: He's a good toy, but definitely not worth the $20 TRU is charging for him.
    Underrated:
    -Energon on the whole: The combining was a ton of fun. Lots of play value.
    -Powercore Combiners get a lot of hate based on QC. Great toys, provided you don't get a dud.
    He would crumble to pieces if he was gold, silly.
     
  19. Feralstorm

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    Some people have a poor grasp on the definitions of 'overrated' and 'underrated'. They don't just translate to "I like it" and "I don't like it". (not respectively. :)  )

    Overrated:
    * Any toy with the name 'Lockdown'
    * The Japanese versions of things available outside of Japan. (Well, most of the time)
    * Toys by Fansproject and other 'fan-companies' (They do some nice stuff, but you'd think they crapped gold nuggets the way some talk)
    * "Show Accuracy", especially when applied to paint schemes.

    Underrated:
    * Energon Starscream & Grimlock.
    * Original toys/characters, and new takes on old ones.
    * "Easy" or "Simple" transformations. IMO they make a toy fun and accessible, though a lot out there seem to think if something isn't an ROTF Prime level of complexity, it's garbage.
     
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    But he the same just worse head....

    Overrated: 3rd party arcee (70$ for that small thing)

    Underrated: wfc prime ( why do ppl think he so hard to transform)
     

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