Thinking of returning The Twins...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Excelsior Prime, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    ...for TF:A Ratchet and Jazz.

    I'm just not all that impressed with Skids or Mudflap as characters, nor the designs. I bought Skids before the movie, as I hoped they'd have cool/real personalities, but then I saw ROTF. I got Mudflap to have the pair, but now I'm not sure.

    I just started collecting TF:A, and want to complete the Autobot cast (have all but Ratchet and Leader Bulkhead w/Activators Prime is on order)

    So should I do it? Will I regret it? Seems the TF:A figs are disappearing...

    Prime
     
  2. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Skids & Mudflap and Jazz & Ratchet are all really great figures. I can't say I would return the twins, or recommend you to do so, but I would recommend to get the TFA figures soon, before they are all of shelves.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't understand it when people buy toys, open them up, fiddle for a while and then return them (unless it's broken or defective, of course). You should know what you are getting into before you buy them.

    A TF should be a commitment, not a rental. Once you return it to the store, it's as good as garbage in most cases - you're basically throwing it away at the expense of the store.
     
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  4. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    I personally love the twins. They are really great figures. Great for my COLLECTION <- main word here.
     
  5. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

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    don't return them unless you still have the reciept and never opened...if your that strapped for cash. maybe you shouldnt be buying any

    on that not..i say keep the twins...and also find the tf animated you want before they are obsolete..................................unless you plan to return them...
     
  6. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    This. Besides, I personally like the twins! The look great in Bot or alt mode, and have an intriguing transformation.
     
  7. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    This. In spades.

    I don't understand this attitude of "I just decided I don't like a toy, so the store should take it back at a 100% loss."

    It's really, really lame.
     
  8. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Hey, where'd you get the signiture for the smilie face with the mozilla firefox thing? Looks funny!
     
  9. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll just join the chorus of those commenting on this. It's very lame to suddenly decide that you don't want a figure after having messed around with it.

    It's one thing if you haven't opened it I think, but in most cases it seems that people treat it like some kind of rental. Open the figure, play with it for a couple of days and than decide that they should be able to get their money back two to three weeks later (or sometimes longer) just because 'they don't like it'.

    If you really don't like a figure that you bought that much sell it off on these boards in the Junkion Exchange. Sure, you're not likely to get what you paid for it, but at least you'd have a little more money than you originally had right?

    Also, in today's age of pre-release buying of Transformers, there's really no reason for us not to be able to make informed decisions about the figures we're buying. There's plenty of reviews about these two out there that, from a design perspective, you should have known what you were getting into. As far as returning them for their characters... well, create your own personalities for them if it's a big deal for you. I didn't care for their on screen counterparts, but there's no reason they can't act like general idiots rather than wannabe thugs in my mind. Meh. To each his own I guess.

    Edit: Oh, and if you've got the extra cash I do recommend both Animated Ratchet and Jazz. Both are great figures and well worth the purchase. Still, if you're so strapped for money that you need to return previously bought toys... then you might want to rethink your spending habits.
     
  10. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    So, your basically blaming the movie for why you don't want them anymore.

    I may be inturpreting it wrong, but that's what I'm getting from this.
     
  11. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yeah, I bought Chromia and hated immediately after opening her, but I opened so I'm stuck with her. Returning opened figures that aren't broken or defective is lame.
     
  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    If you don't want them and they are not defective, then put them up on eBay or something.
     
  13. butz

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    So, I'm guessing this is some way to push an agenda, right? Otherwise you would've just returned them without making a thread about how they make you feel dirty or whatever on here.
     
  14. scourge88

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    Keep the the Twins. They are great figures. Do not return the figures.
     
  15. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    i love the twins and thats wrong to just decide you dont like something and take it back.
     
  16. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    I should have mentioned that I haven't opened ANY of my ROTF figures as yet.

    I would be returning them based on the fact that, primarily, I think I'd rather spend my money on TF:A then on ROTF, which will be around for a while.

    I do NOT return opened TFs unless they are damaged and/or have bad paint apps. Same goes for the other countless lines I collect.

    I would be returning them UNOPENED so as to get my money back and buy other TFs.

    Some of you need to lose the "high and mighty Transformer collector" thing you've got going on.

    A lot of conclusions were jumped to, instead of actually asking questions.

    Thanks to those of you who did offer some constructive advice.

    -Prime
     
  17. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    And some of you really need to get a hold of yourselves. Posting to "Push an agenda?" Returning figures is "wrong?"

    What the fuck is that all about?

    -Prime
     
  18. mattjy

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    Actaully what's turning me off the figures for the twins is the fact that they're not as cool as the on screen forms, especially Skids which seems based on older concept artwork. Not really liking the two greens on him either.
     
  19. MegaMoonMan

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    Since you haven't opened them, none of what was said really applies to you. I apologize for jumping to conclusions - but the fact remains that people who return opened toys because they simply don't like/want them anymore is beyond lame.
     
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  20. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    I wonder, where do we draw the line at?

    If a parent buys a kid a transformer for $10 and it's too complicated for the kid AND the parent to transform even though it says "10 and up" or whatever, do they have a right to return it?

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    Any ways, I haven't bought the twins because I don't like the Trax or Beat. I'll probably pick up the HA versions though coz I'm addicted to alternators.
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