Robot heroes-are they worth it?

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  1. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I was thinking of picking these up, any of em, and I wanted to know what you guys think of them. Is the pricing reasonable, which ones do you recommend, etc.
     
  2. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Fuck yes they are worth it. Little cute robots of death. How can that NOT be awesome?
     
  3. unkrazimatik

    unkrazimatik Seeker, of the truth

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    I only have one, it is the snarl/sharkticon pack. It was great to get b/c if I am not mistaken, the figure labeled as snarl is actually slag.
    I also picked up the G! bumblebee/soundwake figures at a yardsale. Some of them are cool, and better yet, take up alot less space.
     
  4. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    No, at least not in the UK. £6 for a couple of pencil toppers? No thanks.
     
  5. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    I love the smell when you open up a new package, so good.
     
  6. Shelfwarmercon

    Shelfwarmercon Well-Known Member

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    I'm of the mindset that a Transformers toy should be able to transform, so I never got into Robot Heroes.

    That aside, they would fit right in with all the other super-deformed figurines you get from those capsule ball machines.
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Robot Heroes are the shit. I've gone completist on 'em.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    They are very much worth it. They're cheap, well-made and cool looking.
     
  9. NGW

    NGW Rawr

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    I think they are stupid and a waste of money.

    But to each their own.
     
  10. Darth Rodimus

    Darth Rodimus Well-Known Member

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    I think I might have died if I didn't , the day i decide to buy a set was the best day of that year since the release of the film line.
     
  11. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

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    I wanted to collect all of them, but I fell behind on that plan quite easily. I don't even have all the "must-have" figures I want yet (read: Dispensor) and never buying Grimlock/Shockwave is my greatest shame.

    Since you're obviously not complaining about them not transforming, Robot Heroes might just be worth it for you. My first suggestion would be to track down the Decepticon Sneak Attack set. It's long-gone from Wal-Mart, but can be had online easily. Only way of getting Skywarp and Cliffjumper, and you get an invisible Mirage and metallic Prime and Megatron, all in one set.
     
  12. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    I don't really care for them. I just can't get into the deformed aesthetic, lack of articulation and the fact they don't really do anything. I think they're far too expensive for what they are, but that's subjective.
     
  13. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    yeah. I've made a few exceptions over the years but generally speaking any 'Transformer' that doesn't transform I skip. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
     
  14. Bayless

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    the only TFTM figures i have are the heroes actually. i love them
     
  15. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    I'm waiting for ROTF RH Prime and Blackout and Bumblebee and Longhaul. That's all I'm getting.
     
  16. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I liked them when they were $5, but since they're risen to nearly $8 for two little statues I have to say no.
     
  17. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I passed on them. They're cute, but if I want to look at the cute little Transformer figures I can just look at pictures of them. Saves me some money and display space that way.
     
  18. odeean

    odeean Infiltrator

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    I like them a lot but not if it is at the expense of getting real Transformers. It is just lucky that they always seem to come out when nothing else is around where I live, because of that I do have most of them.

    I feel like they are a modern equivalent to G1 decoys.
     
  19. Omega_Soundwave

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    If you want something to play with then don't buy them. They are awesome display pieces though.
     
  20. asderiphel

    asderiphel Severian's Understudy

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    Having owned a bunch of the Robot and Star Wars Heroes at one time, I'll agree that they are cool looking and a lot of fun.

    But their cool value, to me, decreased the longer I had them. They never seemed to display as well as I thought they would and they only have one or two good poses. Robot Heroes is the only line of TF I could see keeping on the card, so if you like to keep your stuff MOC then I'd definitely recommend them.

    I think the pricing is a little high because the molds are so simple, but it is what it is. There are a couple guys here who are selling loose RH at decent prices.

    The G1 homages read better at that size than the '07 movie designs, though the new ROTF RH I've seen in person look a lot better, with much cleaner lines.

    If they make any larger scale G1 RH, like Omega or Metroplex, I'll probably pick those up but I'm not compelled to buy the small ones anymore.
     

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