Optibotimus Reviews: Gear4Toys GT-01I & GT-01R (G1 Ironhide & Ratchet upgrade set)

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  1. Optibotimus

    Optibotimus Well-Known Member

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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Great review btw but i'm really surprised at the price tag. Well.... not really considering some of the CD prices but 30 dollars seems like a stretch for each kit. With so much competition out there, its hard to say

    "Alright, instead of getting PE, United, or 3 new RTS/Generations figures, i'm going to buy a pair of arms for Ironhide":lol 

    They do look good:) 
     
  3. Optibotimus

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    That's why i say that at the price...i can't really recommend them to casual people. These, like may other 3rd party items, are geared towards collectors with money. If you got the money to blow on this set, after getting whatever else you want...get em. If not, then don't. But i think the hardest thing in judging what something is worth, is not knowing how much exactly it cost to produce something, then how much is a markup.
     
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    ^^^^^

    True, I have no idea what they actually cost to design, produce, and ship but not all "Collectors with money" jump on every single upgrade.


    I hope you don't take this as me being confrontational but the price just seems high to me :) . Its cool if you like it:thumbs2: 
     
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    If I may put in my $.02......

    Given the level of suck that the G1 incarnations of these guys are, and that with those add-ons I think they give the Classics a run for their money in terms of look, I'm not so sure that they aren't worth the money. Would I buy them? Probably not....as my G1 Ironhide and Ratchet are too beat up to bother upgrading them....but if I had reissues or better G1's? I might seriously consider them.

    Though I do agree that Ratchet's visor thingie looks absurd!
     
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    I know I've seen these for $20 somewhere...

    I've been wanting a G1 Ratchet for a while. If I get one, I definitely want to get this add-on.
     
  7. Optibotimus

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    haha nah that's perfectly fine :) 
     
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    Soundwave2 Excitement! My Style!!!

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    These don't really look too bad. If I ever wanted Ratchet/Ironhide in my collection, I wouldn't mind getting these upgrades with an Encore set of these 2 guys
     
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    Meh. The time and effort put into this they might as well have just made a replacement for the entire "cab" part of Ironhide and Ratchet that could transform. That I would have bought.
     
  10. Optibotimus

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    I'm fairly certain that would have required a lot more effort lol
     
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    sorry to drag this out of the grave,but does anyone have any pictures of these next to CHUG deluxes?i can't view youtube.
     

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