Non-Transforming High-End Prime Toys

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  1. JDK

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    I've been watching prime and looking specifically at the joints, and I think nearly complete articulation as it is in the show could be possible if the toy were done by a company like Revoltech or Hot Toys. Would anyone be interested enough in this to pay the higher prices?
     
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    I wouldn't be interested, not even for a second.
     
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    A transformer toy that doesn't transform? Count me out.
     
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    Not for the Prime characters, no. I was mildly interested in the Revoltech DotM Optimus, but I think the movie aesthetic lends itself more to that than Prime does. Even then, I wasn't interested in paying that much for a toy so small. On the other hand, I would have liked to have picked up the Dual Model Kit.

    But again, for the TFP characters? No. Not really interested.
     
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    I have to agree. The Prime designs are simple enough that the toys (FE especially) as just fine.

    Movie verse had a large disparity between the details/paint/etc of most of the toys and their onscreen counterparts making things like DMK very cool (I wish they'd done more).
     
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    While i have no problem with acion masters the original point of actionmasters was to be noticably more posable in exchanges for loss of transformation. However with modern TF lines we have gotten to the point where super-posability is standard for tf toys thus sacrificing Transformation for accuracy is not preferable.
     
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    I will not be interested
     
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    This.

    Considering the last time they tried this domestically (Robot Replicas), we got figures that were ultimately about as posable as the Deluxes they cost just as much as, barely more accurate in most cases and smaller... for something to be a Deluxe size figure we would need to pay over Voyager Prices. For barely more posable figures. That don't transform.
     
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    Well, they are called Transformers.... So what would be the point if they didn't?
     
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    Nah. I wouldn't mind non-transforming Prime action figures, like the Robot Replicas, but not anything high end. That's more suitable for the movie characters, which have far more detail that only a high end product could really do justice. Prime is detailed as well, sure, but nothing that Hasbro can't do themselves should they commit to it.
     
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    I think the only non-transforming robot transformers should be movieverse stuff. The Prime line does a decent job (at least they did with the FE figures) of keeping bot modes as show accurate as possible.
     
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    I generally make a rule of not caring for Transformers that don't Transform, because the Transformation is the appeal of the toy. However, I would actually be interested in a figure that had total screen accuracy and, most importantly, delicious metallic paint apps. The textures and reflective surfaces are characteristic of the Prime style, and having toys that properly capture those aspects would interest me. I'd only be interested in Megatron (whose toys I've found to be disappointingly light grey) and perhaps Bumblebee (because this is my favorite incarnation of the character).

    That said, the quality of toy I have in mind would definitely fall out of my realistic price range. I like the idea, but I can't imagine myself partaking.
     
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    I love accurate toys, but I wouldn't buy a non-transforming, you know, TRANSFORMER. To me it's more impressive if they can make a somewhat accurate transforming toy as opposed to a super accurate non-transforming action figure.
     
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    I think Robot Replicas are a great idea for designs like the movies and Prime where realistically they can't be 100% accurately translated into transforming toy form. However, they really dropped the ball for the most part with the ROTF RRs. I would like to at least see another attempt eventually.
     
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    No.
     
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    I would buy non-transformable Prime figures only if they came with transformable accessories or transport vehicles like G1 Action Masters.
     
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    Perhaps the transforming-arm-weapon could be engineered in.
     
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    I can certainly see the appeal. I would be interested in a DOTM Megatron premium format figure by Sideshow. It would be awesome to see all the detail and paintwork with the cloth cape.
     

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