Unpopular toy opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NotRamjet97, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    I don't care about the cyberverse toys.
    Kids would like them, just like kids liked the NuRID toys.
    Collectors haven't got a clue.
    But I will complain occasionally about Cyberverse just being yet another Geewun rehash.
     
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  2. HereticalHeresy

    HereticalHeresy Decepticon

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    Can I just say, while admittedly I too felt Cyberverse would just be geewun, reading the character bios actually peeked my interesting. Particularly, seeing that Grimlock is a smooth talking genius who only acts like traditional Grimlock in beast mode because he wired his brain patterns that way, actually strikes me as really interesting. And that gives me hope this can go a similar path as Animated did.
     
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  3. Neko-bot77

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    Now that I think of it, it's probably not very PC for Grimmy to be "big & dumb" nowadays... Hasbro's probably trying to avoid a lawsuit from some mouth-breather trying to do a quick "I'm offended! imma gonna sue!" cash in
     
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  4. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    That does sound interesting. But it's mostly the same characters as always.
    Just like Animated
    Just like Prime.
    It wouldn't have hurt them to mix things up a bit more.
     
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  5. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Brand recognition says otherwise...
     
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  6. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Brand recognition is a big fat liar.
     
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  7. HereticalHeresy

    HereticalHeresy Decepticon

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    I think where I disagree is that Animated and Prime may feature the same characters, but they are vastly different. To say Bulkhead from Animated is the same as Prime Bulkhead, I think shows how different things really get. There also is the element of brand recognition as mentioned, at some point you need to have recurring character elements. Personally, I am far more interested in reinterpretations rather than just something new each time. I think the best way to handle new things is to introduce them with previously established things, just like Animated and Prime did (Like Lugnut and Knockout). Rather than just dump a whole new cast. I feel like RiD sorta did that, and that's why I never felt invested in it. Cyberverse seems to be doing the same as Animated and Prime, so I look forward to it. It is awesome to see Slipstream back, in addition to a brand new female con in my book.
     
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  8. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    NuRID had it's share of recurring characters though.
    Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Grimlock and later Optimus and Windblade were very prominent
    Not to mention the death of optimus prime fiasco Hasbro repeated with Starscream, Soundwave, Jazz, Bulkhead and Rachet.
     
  9. Venixion

    Venixion Member of the notorious Pew-Pew Posse

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    I don't understand the army building of characters thing. There's nothing wrong with collecting that way, and of course its nice to have a backup in the event that something happens to your first toy, or for customs. But I don't understand why anyone needs 10+ of whatever character they army build? To me that's less space for characters you want. To each their own though.
     
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  10. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 Aspie :)

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    As an aside to this, I don't care for mass "drone" armies in Transformers, like the Vehicons. I'm rather tired of the formula: Token Autobot Trope vs. Decepticon cannon-fodder and Megatron. This really came to a head in TLK where almost every Decepticon was killed right after he was introduced. But to get back to unpopular TOY opinions...

    Its not the end of the world if a toy doesn't have ankle tilts. :cool: 
     
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  11. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Aimbot McBeamSpam

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    I think most of the panel-lining job (especially with black lines) that I see on this site actually make sure the toy looks even worse for the most time. Maybe it just me, but the way of some of the toys looks after panel-lining makes them look too dirty and messy, instead of highlighting the details.
     
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  12. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    I think almost all of the Combiner upgrade sets are completely unnecessary.

    I was given the torso upgrade for Menasor as a gift, and I like it, but I never would have bought it myself.
     
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    I agree with that last part too.
     
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  14. KremzeekTyCobb

    KremzeekTyCobb You no good, you. You just a chicken. CHEEPCHEEP!

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    Eh, I'm guilty of this with my Joes. As a kid I loved the original blue "Cobra: the enemy" soldier. Not the fancy Crimson Guard or Iron Grenadiers or any of that crap, just the plain ol' blue Cobra soldier. When I first started buying on Ebay circa '99, I decided it would be awesome to have an army of these guys to display and now own around 25 of them. When the Joe 25th anniversary line came out about 10 years ago, I did the same (and lemme tell you, this annoyed the hell out of my wife) I guess in the end it may be sort of dumb to have multiple numbers of the same fig, but if its a figure you enjoy and get a kick out of seeing them lined up to join the ranks, it can have a place too!
     
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    I think it ironically also depends on how memorable said generic is. I don't care much for the Insecticons so I don't need a bunch of their clones in my collection but there are enough funny or strange moments with the Sweeps that I'd be happy to have a few more.
     
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    Well generic troop building is a bit different. I contribute to my boyfriend's clone army, so I can understand that.

    I mean like, for example, I somehow managed to accumulate 5 Zeros and 3 X's without really trying and gave away the extras.

    But then there are some people who have legendary character armies. I'm amazed whenever I see pictures, and more power to em, but its personally just not my cup of tea.
     
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    TLK Voyager Hound should be remolded/repainted into a Movieverse rendition of Beast Machines Blastcharge. I do not care how. I do not even necessarily care when. But it should happen.
     
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  19. Yaujta

    Yaujta NOT Randy Butternubs. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think multiples of Sharkticons is completely acceptable. They're small, cute and it's understandable having more than one.
    Works with Sweeps and Vehicons as well.
    The only reason I dislike army-building is that it keeps the figures out of the hands of other collectors. I've personally never bought multiples until I knew my local collecting friends got one, and if not, I would hook them up. After they're covered, all's fair.
    The only multiples I ever bought were:
    35 Legion Vehicons (over the course of a year)
    6 Deluxe Vehicons (when they hit Five Below)
    10 Sharkticons (mostly in trade)
     
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  20. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    For me it's otherwise.

    THe cartoon had charm and hasn't aged bad.

    The toys however, were inferior to the ones we had in generations and movies that time, and some are really fragile over time, in fact, it surprises me how people tend to ignore the reports of broken translucent bits we had in the forums that day. (even though i had'nt an account heh)
     

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