what the hell has happened to the transformers franchise (toys)?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by roy_flagg00, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    how did we go from this:

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    to this:

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  2. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Well the top one is from the Universe/Classics line, whereas the bottom one is based on the Optimus Prime design in the Fall of Cybertron game.
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    You mean how did they go from a Voyager class toy to a Deluxe one?
     
  4. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Nevermind that is toy a Voyager vs a deluxe, there´s also the price of oil which as been on the rise, to account for. But don´t let those pesky details get in the way of a good rant.
     
  5. Nope

    Nope Predacon

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    The FoC one looks so much better.
     
  6. Duwian

    Duwian Wants FoC EVERYTHING

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    I really like the FOC one...
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    A real fan doesn't worry about things like that.
     
  8. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    It looks so bland when compared to WfC Prime. Also I really hate when they put wheels on the arms.
     
  9. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    The FoC Prime probably has better articulation and virtually zero kibble. I don't think it's fair to say that it's unilaterally inferior.
     
  10. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    It is my opinion mind you. I´m also a bigger fan of the more smooth aesthetic of WfC Prime.
     
  11. tfprime32

    tfprime32 Banned

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    and also FOC they want a toyline! and they want to keep up with the generation!
     
  12. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    I for one think FoC Prime looks pretty badass, myself. Always was more of a fan of the blockier forms of him as opposed to the sci-fi curvy ones.
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Oops, I was responding to the OP. I should have been more clear.

    I also prefer WfC Prime's aesthetic, but I wish the toy wasn't so panel-y.
     
  14. Kaijumaster

    Kaijumaster 335

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    Does anyone else think FOC Prime looks a touch....slimmer than he has in early viewings?
     
  15. Dansproject

    Dansproject Drifticon

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    Lower grade Energon when he made it to Earth. Much more fattening.
     
  16. Nope

    Nope Predacon

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    Yeah, you're right, but compared to the Classics one, it's great.
     
  17. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    You are right in that regard.
     
  18. Kakashi

    Kakashi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, classics Optimus was hardly the definitive Prime. Bad proportions, tons of kibble, goofy weapons...

    We've come a long way. FoC Prime looks mainly like he needs more detail on his legs. That's about it.
     
  19. cuad

    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    MEH I was never a fan of either mold.
     
  20. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    classics colors:6
    FOC colors:4

    classics size:voyager
    FOC size:deluxe

    classics weapons: 2
    FOC weapons: 1, and it really looks like $hit

    Whether or not you like the look of classics prime, you can't deny that is one of the more solidly made primes. There was a clear effort to make it a quality toy. I get the feeling with FOC prime that it was just put together as fast and as cheaply as possibly to maximize profit and minimize cost. I'm not going to bother trying to say one "looks" better than the other as that is very subjective, but just based on the points I mentioned, I don't like the trend, which is the point of my post.
     

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