Armada vs energon vs cybertron ?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by menasor73ct, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. menasor73ct

    menasor73ct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Posts:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +38
    Facebook:
    Since people aren't 100 percent satisfied with the now,I thought I'd kick it old school
    The unicron trilogy is a series of toys I know very little about so I'm wondering which one do people consider best/worst and why
    I'm looking to discover this series and would like a little guidance
     
  2. Cracka J

    Cracka J judas in my mind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    12,064
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +2,290
    cybertron > energon > armada

    cybertron by far is the best. so many good molds.

    energon would probably be next for me. a lot of cool experimentation there, as well as combiners and such. some toys look pretty bulky/goofy though.

    armada I just don't even know. no interest in anything from that line since I've been into collecting.
     
  3. QmTablit

    QmTablit BotBot in the what, I said BotBot in the what

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    9,699
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +381
    Cybertron is the best overall.
    Energon's Decepticons are the best part of that line, as well as some figures like Wing Saber.
    There are some real gems in Armada, like Overload, but for the most part you're there for the Mini-Cons.

    All 3 lines follow the same principles though: Buy Optimus & his power-ups. Buy Megatron. And there are a few good figures here and there as well.
     
  4. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Posts:
    5,043
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +1,278
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Flickr:
    All Cybertron toys are good. Very few duds in that line.

    Energon Decepticons are awesome.

    From Armada there are only 2-3 good molds worth purchasing.
     
  5. menasor73ct

    menasor73ct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Posts:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +38
    Facebook:
    It's funny you mention decepticons from energon because its the galvatron /megatron which stirred my interest in the series (energon) and I figured armada and cybertron were very similar ,but I've seen a lot of displeasure towards armada expressed by people.
     
  6. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Posts:
    4,978
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    Madison WI
    Likes:
    +1,987
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Personally I'd rather have my Energon toys over my Cybertron or Armada. Looking back at it Cybertron did have the better molds.
     
  7. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Posts:
    5,043
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +1,278
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Flickr:
    Armada had a specific style which I think was targetting younger kids. Articulation was limited, but he proportions and design were very specific to the show and gimmick.

    I liked Energon toys. But Cybertron was a near perfect line. Something for everyone.
     
  8. menasor73ct

    menasor73ct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Posts:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +38
    Facebook:
    Good to know,thanks for all replies and info.
     
  9. Breakdown96

    Breakdown96 ‘Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Posts:
    1,594
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +6
    Cybertron is the best.
     
  10. bagofshhh

    bagofshhh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Posts:
    3,637
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Likes:
    +3,764
    Although I was not really a fan of the cyber key gimmick, I would have to agree that Cybertron > Energon > Amada.

    Based on what I have seen on the boards over the years, it sometimes feels like I am one of a select group that enjoyed the Deluxe Energon Autobots and how they combined. The omnicons were really fun too.
     
  11. GAUGE

    GAUGE ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Posts:
    16,652
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    Likes:
    +13,303
    Cybertron walked out with the best molds overall.
     
  12. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy aka BrickBotGuy

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Posts:
    11,025
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +1,352
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Cybertron was pretty great overall.

    Energon had its moments, such as the Maximus combiners (very good for their day).

    Armada... We got Mini-Cons, thats about the extent of that line being interesting. Oh, and Unicron. And I'm sure there's at least a few other gems.
     
  13. Rewind

    Rewind Data Stick

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Posts:
    23,288
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    442
    Location:
    MN
    Likes:
    +14,475
    Cybertron probably has the largest number of good toys, but Armada did manage to crank out three of my favorite TFs: Tidal Wave, Unicron & Overload. I'd actually put Energon at the bottom just because nothing from that line really stands out to me. It's not a bad line, but all of the best toys in it are Armada repaints.
     
  14. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Posts:
    9,695
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +22
    There shouldn't be any disagreements as to which is the best.

    Most consider, as you have seen, Cybertron is the best. Having been with the ACE universe for a while, I love most of Cybertron's molds.

    HEre are some of my recommendations from each line: (note that I consider these to be mold superiority, not character appearance)

    Cybertron:
    Primus
    Metroplex
    Optimus Prime
    Megatron
    Dark Scorponok
    Cybertron Defense Red Alert
    Wing Saber
    Soundwave
    Cybertron Defense Scattorshot
    Dark Crumplezone
    Vector Prime
    Mudflap
    Downshift
    Cybertron Defense Hot Shot (or Road Buster repaint)
    Landmine
    Scrapmetal (and all its variations)
    Armorhide
    Scattorshot

    Energon:
    Optimus Prime
    Omega Supreme
    Optimus Prime (if you like Power Rangers)
    Tidal Wave (better than Armada Paint job imo)
    Scorponok
    Landmine
    Bulkhead (or quickstrike)
    Ironhide and Cliffjumper (these two were the best combi I found in Voyager)
    Dreadwing
    Shockblast
    Inferno
    Starscream
    Prowl
    Sharkticon
    Tow-Line
    Ravage
    Strongarm
    Perceptor Team
    Divebomb
    Skyblast
    The combiners (Devy, Superion, Bruticus)


    Armada:
    UNICRON!!!!!!!
    Optimus with Jetfire + Overload
    Red Alert
    Starscream (and his bros)
    Cyclonus
    Demolishor
    Smokescreen (if only for the cannon)
     
  15. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Posts:
    3,080
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +5
    Don't forget the whole "Megatron to Galvatron to Megatron to Galvatron to Megatron to Galvatron" part
     
  16. menasor73ct

    menasor73ct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Posts:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +38
    Facebook:
    Cool,thanks for list of good molds
     
  17. cliffjumperftw1

    cliffjumperftw1 I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Posts:
    1,606
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Germany
    Likes:
    +220
    Toy wise, I'd say Cybertron was the best, most articulation in general, mostly unhindered by their gimmicks, etc. I have a soft spot for armada and cybertron. Armada was my first series, and cybertron was fun to watch. I hated Energon. :|
     
  18. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Villain

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    11,291
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +1,782
    Everyone loves Cybertron so much but I'm actually a bit nostalgic for Armada now. A big part of that is mini-cons which I still think was one of the most innovative ideas ever. The bigger toys were pretty awesome as far as actually playing with them as opposed to whether they could do yoga or not. Tidal Wave, Overload, Jetfire, Scavenger, Optimus' trailer - all fun to play with.

    While I appreciate the return of microns, it just isn't the same. They don't unlock weapons or anything.
     
  19. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Posts:
    5,134
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +806
    Yeah, going to have to agree with Cybertron > Energon > Armada, easily.

    Armada was too gimmick-driven, and articulation was bad across the board. It had some really awesome character designs, but the toys wound up with no articulation (Sideways in particular). I do really, really dig the Minicons. But most of the best Minicons we've gotten have come in later lines anyway.

    Energon had its pieces of gold, but the fact that most of the Autobots were mediocre at best is hard to recover from (due to be Powerlinx gimmick dragging them down). Plus Optimus Prime himself is... bad. The Terrorcons and Omnibots are delightful, though, as were most of the Decepticons. And Landmine, which I really want.

    Cybertron had pretty universally solid figures. The Cyber Key Gimmick was usually well-executed, and in most cases actually felt like it enhanced the figure, rather than detracted. Plus there was a lot of diversity in designs, what with the different planets. Though Soundwave sucked. That's a shame.
     
  20. RayTheSun

    RayTheSun Boy of Meat

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Posts:
    250
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Um, I'm seeing no mention of the double-headmaster emissary of Unicron hailing from the planet X. That needs to be rectified.

    He was so good.