Overrated and underrated toys.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NemesisBruticus, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    My vote for most overrated toy his movie Concept Bumblebee. I heard how good he was and I was like....this is it? Regular bumblebee is better.

    I think armada blurr is pretty underrated.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Animated Voyager Bulkhead can take both titles. Animated haters don't give it a chance, but it's actually a great toy... I won't object to the other side of things (where it's made out to seem AWESOME. It is, but I think I'd have thought it was over-hyped if I waited until the release.)
     
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    Concept Bumblebee deserves the hype.

    I think that BWX Deluxe Primal is seriously underrated.
     
  4. NemesisBruticus

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    I thought he was pretty boring
     
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    i'm a blurr fan...cybertron and armada blurr are nice toys. hopefully animated tops both.
     
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    Most of the first wave of the Classsics (not Universe) are pretty over-rated. I really liek Mirage, though. The movie toys like SS, Bonecrusher, Leader Megs, etc are pretty under-rated. Good stuff there. Some Armada toys, while bricks, are really fun.
     
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    Overrated - Movie Landmine without a doubt
    Underrated - the movie Protoforms and the movie Dreadwing mold
     
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    I like 08 BB. He's better moldwise and detail wise to the 77 one, but I'd love to see a Premium 77.

    Overrated for me would be any of the Classics seeker molds. They're good, but not worth the trouble or money of completing them. There are a number of other overrated but this one is the first that came to mind.

    Underrated would have to be Cybertron Defense Red Alert. Holy crap, if he came in a Leader size you would have seen a ton of Omega Supreme repaints. As he is now he's a miracle of engineering. The fact that a brick-like looking alt mode could allow for so much kickass posability along with the huge missle that does nothing to take him off balance... it's insane. Easily the most underrated TF I've come across.
     
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    Apparently, i'm on the opposite side of this train. I find the new Classics overrated (not BAD, overrated) while prefering the first series. I do like Prowl, though. And for the sake of evening out my Classics Deceptcons, will probably still get Octane.
     
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    I can agree on that. I have two of the mould, but as a toy he is near to no fun. Transformation is to fiddly around the arms and he was to hyped. I have to say though, in bot mode he is plastic sex. As a display item he is worth every bit of hype, and the pain of looking for him.
     
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    Over-Concept BB, Movie Landmine, Cybertron Prime and Wingblade
    Under-Armada Blurr, Movie Jazz, Megatron, and Starscream
     
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    Overated - Movie BB08, classic Rodimus (despite being a fan, his elbow killed it)
    Underrated - Tidalwave for some mad fun, Energon Mirage & Sharkticon, Movie Longarm
     
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    This.
     
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    On the top of my Overrated list is Animated Lockdown. It's garbage.

    Underrated...hmmm hard to say but I'll go with Armada Scavenger or Movie Dreadwing/ Overcast
     
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    Overrated: Classics, not all of them but most, G1 Overlord, Masterpiece Prime, Animated Lockdown

    Underrated: Many movie figures.

    CC Bumblebee is simply amazing.
     
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    Overrated - The Robotmasters, Henkei and Binaltech/Alternators lines in general. Specific toys from various lines:
    - Robotmasters Victory Saber
    - Alternators Grimlock/Wheeljack
    - Alternators Skids
    - Masterpiece Megatron
    - Cybertron Shortround
    - Classics Starscream and Skywarp

    Underrated - The Energon and Movie 2007 lines in general. Specific toys from various lines:
    - Movie 2007 Voyager Starscream
    - Energon Prime + Wing Saber combination
    - Energon Starscream
    - Classics Devastator
    - Beast Wars Magnaboss and Tripredacus
    - BW Transmetal Terrorsaur
     
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    Movie Starscream and Ratchet are underrated. Same with voyager Bulkhead and Megatron. The Energon gestalts, and most Armada and Energon toys are overrated.

    With Classics, I like them but Grimlock falls short. The lack of secure connections in robot mode is very dissapointing. However for a purely nostalgia based line that excels at what it was supposed to be, I appreciate the line and love how its going to continue.
     
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    Overrated: All TFA figures. Some of the lamest designs ever.

    Underrated: 77 movie Bumblebee.
     
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    So where are getting these ratings to know which toys rank higher or lower so that we can bitch about/praise them?
     

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