My scale problem...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Excelsior Prime, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    Okay, here's my "problem."

    I recently purchased BB Prime. I have Leader Prime and Megs, but trying to get Voyagers to keep things in scale has been expensive and hard to do.

    Now that I have Prime, I have both leaders (as well as The Fallen) in Voyager scale. I haven't yet purchased an Ironhide or Ratchet, but have BB Bumblebee and a few other deluxe Bots and Cons.

    So here's my question: it's obvious that the Deluxe figures are too large to fit in with the Voyagers, or at least it appears that way to me.

    So my question is: am I being too much of a stickler for scale? Getting Ironhide, Ratchet, and the other Voyagers I need (Blackout, Starscream) is going to be extremely costly at this point.

    What do you guys do or what do you think?
     
  2. Tigertrack

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    Scale has ALWAYS been a problem in the TF world. I wouldn't worry about it as long as they look good together. Just get ones in the same class maybe?
     
  3. QmTablit

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    Yes.
     
  4. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    It is actually very common, and nothing to be ashamed of.

    ... or so they say




    Serious response: in the end you become less bothered by the differences in scale. It's pretty much a standard issue on transformers figures. Their scale goes by which characters are more popular and not by their "real" sizes.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Oh hell yes.
     
  6. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Viagra?
     
  7. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    yes you are. me I could care less I buy the figures that i like best and scale be damned.
     
  8. collectthem

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    They are toys
     
  9. Excelsior Prime

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    So I should go for the Deluxe Ratchet and Ironhide?
     
  10. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely pick deluxe Ratchet - the vehicle mode is different, but I prefer the toy to the Voyager - it's much more posable in 'bot mode.
     
  11. Wollstone

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    Solution: Get over it, Transformers figures aren't built in scale of each other.
     
  12. Optimus Vader

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    That's what I'm going to do.
     
  13. SydneyY

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    If the scale bothers you, I guess you should go for deluxe Ironhide and Ratchet. I don't have either so I can't comment on them as toys though...Ironhide looks quite small in vehicle mode. Is he taller than deluxe Bumblebee?
     
  14. Silk Spectre

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    I know Battle Blade Bee dwarfs deluxe Ironhide. I don't display deluxe Ironhide with any Bumblebees because of the size issue - he's just too small for me. I'm not completely obsessed with scale, but I try to match them up as best I can. I don't like glaringly obvious discrepancies.
     
  15. Takeout

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    There is no such thing as scale in Transformers! You're just trying to delude yourself!:p :
     
  16. springerbee

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    I think they should make Scout Sized Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and such to scale with Voyagers
     
  17. SydneyY

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    Thank you for the info. I am not too fussy about the scale,either, but Ironhide smaller than 'Bee doesn't sound good at all. I'm glad I've got Recon ironhide :D 
     
  18. Shockscream

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    Deluxe Ratchet and Ironhide are both lovely toys, but the scale with the likes of Deluxe Bumblebee and Jazz is all wrong. You'd need a Scout Bumblebee and Jazz for the scale to even approach what it looks like on screen. You could use Legends, I guess. However, ultimately, I'd go with the figures you like the look of best and scale be damned.
     
  19. ZeroEdge

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    Y'know...I've never really had a problem if a figure isn't in scale with anything else...really, all I care about is if the figure is a good one...that's all it comes down to for me.
     
  20. theestampede

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    scale bugs the shit out of me as well, but I do have bb bumblebee posed next to voyager prime and deluxe ratchet, ironhide and the ice cream twins. Not at all perfect but I can deal with it. I'd much prefer a scout class bee for it to work right, but I'm not sure if I'd bother to buy one if released Ive had enough of that design.
     

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