Where does the Classics Seekers mold rank?

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Where does the Classics Seeker mold rank for all time?

  1. It is an absolute legend in TF toy history

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    52.8%
  2. It is COMPLETELY over-rated(hate it)

    12 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. It is just ok(meh)

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    37.8%
  1. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I've been thinking a lot about this lately, when I bought Classics Starscream back in 2006 I thought it was an awesome figure. NEVER did I expect the COUNTLESS repaints/slight remolds that would follow. Has/Tak has made a fortune off of this mold I would imagine.

    So my question to all of you is this:
    Where does the Classics Seeker mold rank all time?
    Is it a legend?
    Is it completely over-rated?
    Is it just ok?

    Discuss.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    It's ok. Just outdated is all. But it works for what it's supposed to do.
     
  3. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I hear you. I can't believe it's been 5 years already. I remember buying it at TRU like it was last summer! Time flies. lol
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    It's not a marvel of engineering (that award goes to the Seeker mold plates, how they survive the constant use and STILL churn out figures that don't have mold problems is amazing), but the Seeker mold still holds some charm, how else can we explain the fact we keep buying the exact same toy multiple times over?:lol 

    Anyways, articulation kind of sucks, but it's dated from 2006 and articulation seems to have made a big jump right after that year thanks to the movies, and you can still get some neat poses out of it. What it continues to succeed in is being a good toy. Transformation is sort of involved but simple and satisfying, not to mention relatively quick, and it's kind of interesting to see the variation in the various examples of the mold we can get (I'm pretty sure it's like some sort of rule that all toy collecting TF fans must own at least two of the mold or something, for the record I've got four).

    Although now I want that damn Sunstorm Hasbro doesn't want to make.
     
  5. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I still think it's great. Starscream looks like I wanted him as a kid, so I'm ok with it. Don't know how to improve. Maybe if they could downsize the masterpiece mold to deluxe class, but I'm not sure how that mold is different in transformation, so I can't say anything to this. And compared to Rodimus, he still looks great, while I wish Rodimus would get a new mold. I have Rodimus just because there is no alternative, but compared to other Transformers, especially car robots like Jazz, he looks really meh. But Starscream still looks great even next to Cyclonus, which is the best mold I would say. He looks like in cartoon in both modes and is really done outstandingly well.
     
  6. Pride21

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    A decent mold.

    It does seem to being showing it's age. So do the others from the Classics line.

    A tad overused given all the Classics/Universe 2.0/Henkei/Generations iterations.

    Though it is to be expected given the prominence of the seeker aesthetic.

    I only have Classics Starscream & Ramjet. I've no interest in repaints.
     
  7. ex dtw2003

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    Sums up why in my mind it is an outstanding mold.

    It's fun, it looks like the cartoon in both modes, it has oodles of charm and it easily looks great with minor repaints and revisions. It IS classic.

    Complete disclosure - I have no intention of getting multiples for almost any of the classics molds EXCEPT this one. I've now got three, but I would grab Ramjet in a heartbeat if I could at a reasonable price. (Meaning hopefully he's reissued.)
     
  8. planetjacker

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    I voted legend. Yes the mold in regards to engineering is showing its age. However it is still a fun and good looking toy. Add in that other than G1, I don't think we have gotten all seekers from a single mold.
     
  9. Optimus1138

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    It's not a super great mold, but it's not bad, either. The main thing I don't like about it is its size. It's smaller than most modern (well, pre-DOTM) Deluxes.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's the best mold in the history of TFs, but I also wouldn't say it's overused & overrated, as I cannot get enough of the seekers. But it's definitely better than ok... So I can't really place my vote.
     
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    Its a decent mold. What annoys me about the mold is that it's simple enough that it could've been made in the 80's. This should've been our g1 seeker mold and not our classics mold.
     
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    It's simple, elegant, and timeless. That's why it's a legend.
     
  13. AutoBobby

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    The seeker mold is one of my all time favorites.Both modes are awesome,and the transformation is very G1ish.
     
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    It does tend to gain production flaws due to tolerance issues in the joints causing them to sometimes crack around the ankle hinge and the horizontal tails.

    But they do the job perfectly fine otherwise.
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    When you compare a 5-year-old mold to something that was released in 2010 or 2011, then of course it's going to feel "dated". Five years is a long time in the toy industry. A lot of advancements in engineering can take place. But this doesn't mean that the seeker mold is somehow obsolete. It's still a solid one that Hasbro/Takara have managed to successfully maximize their respective uses of (redeco and Conehead retool). You can't say that about a lot of molds. Anyway, the seeker mold is the first time we've ever gotten a somewhat toon accurate G1 Starscream figure, save for the MP and Robot Masters release. It's a very solid representation of the character, much like the Bumblebee mold.
     
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    I went with "OK", since it does have its flaws. But its ability to be repainted, remolded, and resold is definitely legendary. The Ramjet variant was probably its peak for overall functionality.

    +-MWG-+
     
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    Robotmasters came first.
     
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    Easily one of my all time favorite TF molds ever made. I never get tired of looking at those bot modes.
     
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    It's not a legend, IMO. But I'd buy a version of the mold any day of the week. (For retail price, that is :p )
     
  20. UnicronFTW

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    I don't like it... but I can see the appeal.
     

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