Which one should I buy....

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  1. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I want to buy a Decepticon from Animated to keep company to my ani. Ratchet.

    I can buy Starscream, Blitzwing, Soundwave, Oil Slick or Lockdown.

    Which one would you suggest?
     
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    I would suggest either starscream, soundwave, or lockdown. Blitzwing, being a triple changer, has a good tank and ok robot mode, but the jet is meh. Oilslick is cool, and has many things that make him cool, such as his dome head and chain weapon, but SS or LD is the way to go.

    Overall, I would go with lockdown though, because he has quite of a backstory with ratchet.
     
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    lockdown, as he has the EMP blaster that also attatches to ratchet.
     
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    Soundwave. He isn't perfect, but he's probably the best of those options, imo. His chest can be a little tricky to transform at first, but it gets easier over time. Really good toy, and a good update to his G1 self.
     
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    I would go with Lockdown because of the history between those two.
     
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    Lockdown or Oil Slick.
    Lockdown as you have the option of giving Ratchet his EMP unit back, and Oil Slick as he is a very cool toy, who will be in the show this coming season.
     
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    Blitzwing!
     
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    I know it wasn't one of the options, but Blackarachnia. She's the only Decepticon figure from Animated that I'm really crazy about, but I really think she's an excellent figure (especially if you are a Beast Wars fan). I always thought Blitzwing looked cool, but I've heard others say he's a letdown. I only collect a few Animated toys, and most of the ones I like are Autobots.
     
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    like mentioned above, to go with ratchet, lockdown is a cool figure.. but he's one of my least favorite animated figures.. so if u want a better figure, go for soundwave.. although i love blitzwing pesonally.. one of my favorite figures..
     
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    Oil Slick. Best of the toys that you list. Soundwave has a nice interaction with Laserbeak, but as a figure himself he's lacking. Starscream is pretty good, but he's gonna tower over Ratchet, and he could use better elbows. Lockdown is tall but a little... ungainly, I guess. Blitzwing's jet mode is lacking and you'd probably want to mod him a little to get his robot mode up to scratch. Oil Slick is just pure awesome straight out of the packaging.
     
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    actually ratchet is pretty big, so not really. id go for S.S.


    EDIT: i just checked and those two are pretty well in scale. starscreams up by like 1 1/2 inches
     
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    Starscream, all the way
     
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    make a poll!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Some people prefer to hear the reasons behind an answer rather than just tallying up which is most popular.
     
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    a lot of ppl also dont like to post.....
     
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    whats makes them less important than urs.
     
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    I'm gonna be the only one to say it outright: Blitzwing sucks. His robot form sucks. His jet form sucks. His tank form is about the size of a deluxe.

    I chose Oil Slick over him to keep in my collection. Oil Slick is sleek, badass, and creative. But I am madly in love with Soundwave. Yeah, his robot form could definitely use work. I still find him hella fun to play with and transform. He's also just really cool looking in both forms.

    I don't think much of Starscream other than he doesn't offend me in any way and he has a really smooth automorph thing.
     
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    I'd concur on Lockdown, since the character has so much history with Ratchet. I don't care for the figure, but if you're talking about a friend for Ratchet only from Animated, may as well go with Lockdown. If you get Starscream or Blitzwing, you may as well display him with another Autobot Voyager like Prime or Grimlock (or a really big deluxe like Blurr).
     

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