what's the word on FAB's?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by kasper0v, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

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    I've been passing on these guys as I generally like more complicated transformations and the FAB's seem aimed squarely at a younger age group...but I picked up Ratchet the other day and I'm actually pretty impressed. Which others, if any, are worth picking up? Thanks!
     
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  2. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    If there's just one to get, it's Frenzy.
     
  3. talkin jibberish

    talkin jibberish Well-Known Member

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    i quite like fab optimus
     
  4. pmoverlord-1972

    pmoverlord-1972 the enforcer of all

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    i got it already
     
  5. pmoverlord-1972

    pmoverlord-1972 the enforcer of all

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    and megatron two
     
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    It just occurred to me the other day that all the announced FAB's have been released at this point. They've sold very very well here (as good as the deluxes) and although I haven't heard about any upcoming redecos, I can't imagine this is truly the end of the line.

    Got them all, and the only one that's a real stinker to me is Barricade. Robot mode is weird and disproportionate. The others are fun and especially great for kids--the complexity of a basic, but upscaled to deluxe size for little hands.

    Frenzy is one that with a few tweaks & extra joints would have fit nicely in deluxe class.
     
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    One extra joint, to fold back the speaker and make the head easier to see, would have taken Frenzy up three or four notches in quality. As he is, he's nice, and the only FAB I bought.
     
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    I'll be getting Frenzy, but I've passed on the line as a whole due to the simplicity of them.

    I got the Starscream and Ironhide in a package but have since traded them off for... well, better items.
     
  9. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

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    thanks, guys--very helpful. I don't think I've seen any frenzy's at my local target but I'll keep a lookout.
     
  10. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just got Frenzy...Could easily see a slightly larger version as a Deluxe, or slightly smaller as Real Gear. I've also heard that FAB Jazz is better than Deluxe, but I already have the Deluxe, and don't think he's utterly horrible.

    -Tony!
     
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    I've purchased FAB Jazz, Brawl, Starscream, Ratchet, Ironhide, and Prime. I really like this line, but I would pass on Brawl and Prime if I were you. They're just not very good figures...
     
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    bumblebee looks decent
     
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    Deffinatly get Frenzy. Brawl is really cool too, and I like SS.

    The others leave quite a lot to be desired. But they're all fun to play with.
     
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    Prime and Megatron are better than the rest. Frenzy has the best transformation.
     
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    Frenzy and Brawl are the only ones I'm gonna bother to get...unless if I change my mind and decide to pick up the Bumblebee one.
    DN
     
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    frenzy is the best one IMO...of course he's my only one but the others all have a superior toy, frenzy just gets a little fig with barricade
     
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    Agreed. A hinge or a way for the speaker to split in two and lay along the shoulders or something. That, plus a smaller launching disc, so that his whole body didn't have to be taken up by the launcher, would have been nice.

    But I know the disc had to be that big so kids wouldn't swallow it.... and I guess that's worth having a slightly wonky-looking robot toy. :) 
     
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    Can they make them smaller? I thought it was a legal thing?
     
  19. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Prime and Frenzy are the only two FABs that I have an interest for. The rest looks like rubbish to me, IMO.
     
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    How can you say FAB Megatron is any good...It looks like the robot tripped & fell on his face with his arms out front...is there some asthetic you like that I seem to be missing?


    I'd say Frenzy is definitely the best, followed by Blackout, then Ratchet...haven't found BB or Baricade yet though....
     

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