The "other guy's" gestalt...

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Chaos Incarnate, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    It's stuff like this that reminds me why I love Transformers.
    Go-Bots suck!

    The best part?
    "I'm Jigsaw, one baaaad bot!"
     
  2. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Puzzler's not actually that bad for a gestalt. Articulation wise he beats out Menasor.
     
  3. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    That's one hell of a codpiece he's got going on, there.
     
  4. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Puzzler is amazing!

    For one, he's self contained. none of this "Transform robots to little bricks, then dig out your baggie of random heads and parts!" crap.

    Plus, he's articulated. Super cool :) 
     
  5. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    I think there's more to a good gestalt than just articulation.
     
  6. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    There's also a scene from an ep of Gobots where a bunch of Renegades tackle Leader-1 out of the sky and proceed to erm, hold him down and evidently do something very painful to him. From behind.


    Seriously, I think a problem Go-Bots had was poor marketing, bad names, bad stories and bad personalities. Puzzler? Tick Tack?

    Otherwise there were some good toys.
     
  7. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Dude. Puzzler was awesome. Such a fun toy.

    The middle guy's sirens fell off of mine, though... but I loved the hell out of that gestault. Ugly ass head though.
     
  8. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Puzzler was awesome! Wish mine didn't get ldestroyed in the flood :( 
     
  9. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    The names are weak. The names are always weak. But the toys actually ain't bad, for all the shit we've piled on them over the years. I mean, Transformers didn't do combiners without fiddly little extra bits until Magnaboss and Tripredacus, and those were only 3 bots apiece.
     
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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    You got that right, some of those names sucked big time. I did, however, dig the solid feel that a lot of the GoBot toys had.
     
  11. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Puzzler rocks! I have one...........but it's 2000 miles away from me right now. :cry 
     
  12. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    Yeah, the toys were usually neat. The show was craptastic, though. For the life of me, I'll never understand why they didn't just dub Machine Robo. You'd figure it would have been the smartest move. Considering some of the most popular action cartoons at the time (Voltron, Robotech, Starblazers) were dubs.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I hated the big gobots. crap assed heads. the little ones were cool though, I still have my mystery harrier jet... have no idea how it never got lost *L*
     
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    Holy Damn! I had four of those back in the day! If I knew they joined together like that, it would have been a different story.
     
  15. ShortCircuit

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    Im from that era. They were good, decent figs...I think those fig's had a lot of KO's in thier day. Leader 1 especially. With a name like Cy-Kill how could you go wrong. Puzzler has a stiffie.
     
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    The Gobot names are bad, no question, but no worse than a lot of Transformer names: Kup, Movor, Sideburn, Squeezeplay, Windbreaker... the list goes on.

    The Gobots cartoon was weak, but it's not like Transformers was really high art either. And a lot of the small Gobot cars were head and shoulders above the minibots in terms of realism and build-quality (if not cuteness). Gobots as a franchise didn't grow and change quite as successfully as Transformers; Rock Lords were no dinobots and insecticons. And Transformers had the edge in terms of variety of figures: while most Gobots just became vehicles, Transformers became vehicles, objects, animals, etc.

    But really, I think it's just one of those "VHS/Beta" (I'm dating myself... I guess a more current analogy would be "HD/BluRay") things where it's easy to look back years later and pick a "winner," but at the time it wasn't so clear-cut. Heck, I think I had as many Gobots as Transformers as a kid, and I didn't care what line they came from as long as they were fun to play with!
     
  17. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    where are you??
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Monstrous was a rockin' combiner too. His individual units mostly didn't look like anything for their troubles, but combined he makes up for it. I've been meaning to look into getting Puzzler, it's a combiner and I collect Combiners.
     
  19. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I have to wonder if the Mini-con submarine "Deep Dive" is a reference to the Gobots submarine "Dive Dive."

    Also Gobots are great.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i want a puzzler bad.
     

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