What's better: Animated or Universe?

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  1. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Personally; I prefer Universe. I bought a few Animated figs but now Universe is out: I'm focusing singularly on Universe. What do you guys prefer?
     
  2. Foster

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    I love them both and will be buying nearly every mold in both lines.

    I even mix them up. I have Animated Laserbeak perched on Universe Galvatron's arm. :D 
     
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  3. Valkysas

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    I have a lot more fun messing around with the few animated figures I have. I have all the universe deluxe molds released so far (no ultras yet, passing on repaint voyagers), and the universe figures just sit on a shelf and look pretty.

    the animated figures are just too damn unique and dymanic looking to leave alone for any stretch of time.
     
  4. Ziero

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    Judging by how many I have/want I'll have to go with Universe. I was always a fan of the mechanical aspect of Transformers and the Animated asthetic pulls away from that and simplifies the designs a bit too much for my tastes. While I still have a few Animated figs I love, it's only a small fraction of what will actually be released. But with Universe I'll probably end up buying most of the new molds and even many of the Cybertron repaints. And once Universe moves into the 25th, it's just going to keep getting worse and worse on my wallet :lol 
     
  5. Nemesis_Prime22

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    Universe... The only 1 Animated figs I MUST get are Megs and Shadow Blade Megs(Leaders)

    I might get a Prowl if I ever have extra money, and maybe a Jazz, and possibly Starscream, and Maybe even voyager Megs, but these are all just if I have extra money, and in no way are musts.

    For the Universe, I find alot more musts...
     
  6. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Because I'm fairly young I don't have the luxury of buying both lines :( 
     
  7. Caine

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    Of course Animated.

    Only wanted very few Universe figures, even then, I'd prefer their Henkei counterparts on the near future.

    Hands down, Animated >> Universe. ;) 
     
  8. Paladin

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    I'm buying both but Animated is my preferred line because its so radically different from everything else.
     
  9. Grimlock_13

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    For me personally it's Universe, no contest.
     
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    I prefer Universe, but Animated has some really nice figures too.
     
  11. NemesisBruticus

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    I feel your pain.
     
  12. justinRODimus

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    animated, i just get more satisfaction with the toys. and the cartoon is pretty legit, too.
     
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    Animated. It's something new, seeing the TFs re-imagined. You get excited for the designs. With Universe, some are cool, while others seem like another opportunity to clog shelves with old molds as old school characters. I passed up Blaster because I hate Cybertron Soundwave.

    Universe is good and started off really well, but everything is so scattershot (No real Soundwave, no factions; see Grimlock, Silverbolt, Onslaught and Blades, Powerglide is bigger than Jetfire, Galvatron is a deluxe, Ultra Magnus and Cliffjumper are simple repaints again and the Energon and Cybertron repaints into old characters rather than new molds.) with that line. It is good to see some of the old characters again though. I wish they'd have kept the momentum up from the old line. Now much of my TF excitement has gone over to Animated.
     
  14. SoundMaster

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    Me 3. I'm still 13, so I don't really have enough dough for more than 1 line.

    Anyway, for me, Animated is much better than universe IMO. Don't get me wrong, Universe is a great line, but I really don't care for most them. Although I will definately be getting acid storm. Also, seeing as I'm 13, and didn't grow up in the 80's, They have no nostalgia value for me.

    I like Animated mostly for the designs of the toys, the colors, characters, and storyline. Also there are no where near as many boring & stupid firing missles in this line compared to other TF lines.
     
  15. Feralstorm

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    It's easiest to say they're different, and each great in their own way, and leave it at that.

    Personally, I'd give a slight edge to Animated, as the toys are generally a bit simpler and more "playable", with lots of personality in their design. That, and currently there's been a higher number of toys I have trouble waiting for release in Animated than Universe.
     
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    I like both about the same

    Animated because of the aesthetic

    Universe because of the complex transformations
     
  17. Optimus Sledge

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    Chuck Norris. In any "which is best" situation, the answer is always "Chuck Norris."

    I don't get involved with this "best line" stuff. Both lines have stuff I want and stuff I don't. I advise picking and choosing the best bits from all lines.
     
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    I like both, but I'd have to say I prefer Animated. The figures are just more fun and dynamic than Universe.
     
  19. Grimlock_13

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    Yeah I should have mentioned what while Universe is mainly what I'm into, I do like some Animated figs like Grimlock, Snarl, Leader Megs and Blackarachnia.
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    Both lines are equally great, imo. Animated is fun and cartoony, while Universe is realistic and detailed. I'll probably end up buying more from Universe though.
     

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