Worst TFs Of 2012

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  1. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    prid cliffjumper eeefk hate that bastard. and cyberverse breakdown

    i dont have an opinion on airachnid
     
  2. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Of the few I got, I have to go with FOC Swindle. He's not as obviously flawed as Onslaught, but he is almost insufferably boring and his plastic feels really cheap.
     
  3. Reaper Cloud

    Reaper Cloud Dark Wrecker

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    Prime RID Deluxe: Airachnid
    Prime RID Voyager: Starscream

    First Edition Deluxe: Vehicon
    First Edition Voyager: None, since there were only 2 and they were both good.

    Prime Cyberverse Legion: Knock Out (the one that comes with the Energon Driller)
    Prime Cyberverse Commander: Optimus Prime
     
  4. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Ignoring Airachnid, because... c'mon, that's just cheating.

    FoC Brawl and Onslaught. Especially Brawl.

    Swindle and Blast Off are deeply flawed as well, but nowhere near this level. If he had shoulders, Blast Off would be an excellent toy. Swindle is decidedly mediocre, which, for an FoC Combaticon, is damn impressive.

    But... Brawl. My god. His alt-mode is good, and I like how his (hilariously tiny) gun mounts in vehicle mode. The leg mode is okay. And the robot mode looks good. However... he's an amazing pile of garbage. First off, while the robot mode looks good... it's not. The backpack kibble is amazingly bad. Of note is the buttflap, which simply can't go anywhere. It's just... a flap on his butt. This is exacerbated by the fact he has a tiny footprint, made tinier by the fact his tiny, tiny footflaps are held in place by nothing but friction and prayer. Then... his arms. His forearms show where his fists folded out of. Just giant hollowed out forearms. And worst of all (for me) are his shoulders. They're cut at an angle. I can't understand why they did this, unless there was a mandate to give the Combaticons shitty shoulders. Unlike Onslaught, Blast Off, or Swindle, who have awful shoulders because of transformation, this was just a terrible decision. Oh, and he's hilariously tiny.

    Onslaught isn't nearly as dramatic, but is just BAD. He doesn't have an alt-mode, he just turns into half a pickup truck hauling a facepalm, held together by his gun. The robot mode is okay, except for his shitacular shoulders. But that doesn't justify one of the worst alt-modes I've seen on a modern TF.

    FoC Jazz gets a mention because he's only okay, but utterly, utterly needless. Of all the FoC figures we could've gotten, do we really need the guy who just got an excellent EARTH MODE version (that's a much more iconic alt-mode, color scheme, and robot mode; with more/better gimmicks; with a more fun transformation) on shelves last year that just destroys any attempt to put FoC figures together because he makes Optimus and Shockwave look like midgets? The figure isn't that bad, but the decision to make it was.
     
  5. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

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    what the hell kind of hats are you wearing?
     
  6. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Optimus Maximus

    Weaponizer Prime

    FE Vehicon

    FOC Jazz

    I actually like PRiD/AM Airachnid.
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd have to agree. All toys have their good and bad points, where all Airachnid has is a reasonably nice helicopter mode and head sculpt, with everything else so poor I was literally surprised it was allowed out the door. It's like a project that was handed off to the intern so everyone else at Takara could take a smoke break.

    Otherwise ... Maybe FOC Brawl or Prime Thundertron (he's not so much bad as just kinda disappointing in some key areas.)
     
  8. galvatrong1

    galvatrong1 Well-Known Member

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    Airachnid is quite disappointing but i did see a shapeways kit that did improve the figure greatly
     
  9. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Prime Airachnid.I bought her twice,and got rid of her twice.

    I'd also throw in that giant turd called Optimus Maximus.
     
  10. Mizzinno

    Mizzinno Merc With A Mouthplate

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    Almost everything Prime related.

    Primus I hate that line.
     
  11. Bossguy

    Bossguy Banned

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    I have to say, and I feel really bad about this, FoC onslaught. His vehicle mode is terrible, and the elbow ratchets on mine are so tight that I can't move his arms up without popping off his arm. Sorry onslaught!
     
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    bignick1693 Maximal

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    Airachnid
     
  13. GrandmasAJunkie

    GrandmasAJunkie Banned

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    all these votes and yet no one mentioned arachnid? are you all daft? lol
     
  14. TFfanatic88

    TFfanatic88 All hail Duke.

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    Airachnid definitely wins at being the worst TF this year. It's sad that the Cyberverse version of her is much better than the deluxe mold.
     
  15. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    I have to say FOC bruticus(all of them). probaly the figure(has/tak) I had the most hope for, and even after the horrible reviews by some ...I still had hope. After finally opening mine and messing around with it, the disappointment seemed justified. Just an all around poor execution on all fronts. I hate everything about those figs.
     
  16. Flexx Ark

    Flexx Ark Cyberverse Completionist

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    The FOC line (as a whole) does nothing form me.
     
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    very first is airachnid.. she was poorly executed... I would also put bruticus in there due to the fact that he still cant look anything like the game one... I cant wait for real hands on him from the 3rd party, but till then him as a whole is pretty bad... I love him but yeah....
     
  18. Pun-3X

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    Skipping Airachnid because I don't own her.

    My choice? PRID Voyager Ultra Magnus. Finally got him in hand via a friend, and besides his monotonous blue jean-suit coloring, he's just...flimsy. He's very light weight (the new trend) and feels cheap. And his shoulders flop around worse than his Cyberverse counterpart. I was looking forward to finding the figure for myself until I actually got to hold the guy. He's terrible. And such wasted potential.

    Bruticus needs to get a mention because he disappointed me so much. Still love Brawl for what flaws he has, but the rest are just so paper thin and half-thought out it makes me mad. I think because he represents to me what I've been waiting for--more WFC stuff since Generations. And then we finally get it through FOC, and it's just meh. Quality, engineering...just a big let down.
     
  19. GPTF01

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    airachnid the only figure i ever returned after opening it
     
  20. agentofprime

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    Airachnid has to be the worst, what was hasbro thinking putting that thing out. With FOC Bruticus I think we are just spoiled with the 3rd party combiners, so I let it slide. I'm surprised no one is saying FOC Optimus, with all the hate it was getting when it was first shown.
     

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