Transformers of Scale

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by CVprowl, Mar 24, 2011.

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Which best sums up your feelings about scale issues in Transformers toys?

  1. I never think about it.

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. I don't care about their scale.

    35 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. It's important to me. I like them to be as close to scale as possible.

    43 vote(s)
    47.3%
  4. It bothers me so much its all i can think about before i cry myself to sleep.

    8 vote(s)
    8.8%
  1. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    Deep thoughts...

    What are your opinions on scale aspects of different Transformers lines. Is it important to you? Are there any special cases that please or disappoint you? Does it affect your purchasing decisions?
     
  2. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    I don't care about scale and don't understand all the fuss over it.
     
  3. xion14

    xion14 Well-Known Member

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    you never will get scale so who cares. Just enjoy the toy for what it is and don't skip better version made of the character just because there to big or small. Some people settle for a crapper version just because its closer to scale.
     
  4. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    While I like the fact that if a transformer that has a aerial vehicle mode is bigger than one that has a car mode. It does end the world for me. I don't care either way as long as it is a good figure and a great design. I'm not gonna let something like that ruin my enjoyment.
     
  5. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I'm pretty ocd about scale, but theres nothing to be done about it.
     
  6. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    i was thinking about this because ive recently purchased the line of human alliance figures. for the most part they appear better than their deluxe counterparts. i am trying to put a collection together starting with the human alliance and approximating the right scale.


    any ideas to share with me on this...

    ive got...

    HA jazz
    HA bumblebee
    HA skids
    HA mudflap
    HA sideswipe
    HA Barricade
    Leader Starscream
    Leader Brawl
    Leader Prime ROTF
    Leader Jetfire
    Leader Megatron TFTM and ROTF
    deluxe ravage
    legends wheelie
    deluxe arcee (not IN scale, but much better than the HA version, i think. i havent opened any yet. might be okay in robot mode?)
    deluxe elita 1
    deluxe chromia

    looking at...
    Leader Ironhide (i love the original voyager, but its too small next to the HA.)
    Leader Sentinel
    deluxe scorponok

    need...
    ratchet (maybe a larger HA version for him?)
    blackout (i would love a leader class) (i love the original voyager, but its too small next to the HA.)
    jolt (HA should be on the way)
    shockwave (Leader???)
    soundwave (HA rumored???)
    constructicons (my son has devastator put away for christmas, but im not buying one for me)
    bonecrusher (i dont really care i guess.)
    the fallen (the voyager is too small...)
     
  7. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I usually give a slight bit of care to the main cast being a little bit in scale, but past that, no, I don't care for scale. The numerous people who want new toys created simply for scale bother me without fail. If you're collecting out of scale, well, good luck, and, you're going to end up missing lots of good figures.
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    This is Transformers collecting. Who cares? Scale has always been off. That will never change. In fact, most toy collecting "suffers" from scale issues. Just look at Star Wars, GI Joe, Power Rangers, Wrestling figures etc...
     
  9. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, me too. I try hard not to let it bother me, but I admit I've passed up certain figures because I thought they were "too big" (Cybertronian Bumblebee) or "too small" (U2.0 Galvatron). I don't cry about it, though. I just sigh and occasionally shake my fist.

    Not that I don't buy out-of-scale figures at all, when I think a figure is good. I just display them by themselves.
     
  10. CVprowl

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    for g1 i dont care. for classics i just say oh well. it seems for the movieverse is the only one that bugs me. maybe because there are so many sizes to choose from.

    i think ill have to have 1 main set in HA scale and then i can keep the favorite figures that dont fit that scale seperately. like the voyager ironhide and blackout...
     
  11. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I take it into consideration and care, but don't obsess over it. I chose Legends Wheelie over the Deluxe from ROTF, for instance. Even though it's still way too big relative to the other figures, it's far closer to being accurate.
     
  12. Dran0n

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    Never put any thought into scale.

    I just accept the fact that none of my toys will be in scale.

    Ever.
     
  13. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    I Dont care of Scale, I think You guys should not CARE, after all the More big a toy is, the more detailed It is!

    Lets be happy with what he have
     
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    I like larger characters to be larger, smaller characters to be smaller; beyond that I try not to worry about it too much. I'm not going to lose sleep over the fact that, lets say, Starscream is only slightly taller than Ironhide, even though a fighter plane would clearly be much larger if it were to scale.
    Really obvious stuff bugs me though; for example, Beast Machines Rattrap dwarfing BM Megatron (and generally looking out of place with the majority of the line) irritated the crap out of me. I'm more annoyed by small characters getting overly large toys than vice versa, especially since the smaller figures in a given line are usually my favorites (wasted opportunity!)
     
  15. CVprowl

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    yeah, thats me. but i think the voyager blackout might be too small for me next to leader starscream, brawl, and HA barricade.
     
  16. ZacharyBinx

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    This. The only time I ever got really worked up over scale, was BM Silverbolt. What a joke.

    But otherwise, scale has never been an issue.
     
  17. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    trying to get perfect scale in Transformers is a fool's errand so i don't bother with it.
     
  18. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    You shouldn't obsess too much over it or it'll do your head in :crazy: . I really don't think the design department puts any thought into scale/lack-of-scale at all.

    For example, Let's take a look at the Minibots in Classics-verse. There's Powerglide = ultra, Seaspray = voyager, Bumblez & Cliffy = deluxe, Huffer & Windcharger = scout, Beachcomber & Cosmos = legend etc. Try making sense of that... :lol 
     
  19. CVprowl

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    i believe that is the first time "perfect scale" has been mentioned...
     
  20. Boy Constrictor

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    relative scale for characters i care about a bit

    alt modes not at all
     

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