Character designs that just don’t do it for you.

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  1. Cyberbot8460

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    Nendoroids are way cuter.

    To anyone who disagrees, fucking fight me.
     
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    Ah, that's a good point. That's actually a pretty clever visual tactic.
     
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    I didn't like aoe lockdown at all, such a huge downgrade from the rotf toy.

    Look how cool this is...
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    And how dumb this is...
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    "Yay another terminator wannabe that looks silver shards of metal shaped like a human and has no car parts!" They even made him a boring lamborghini instead of this
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    BW Rampage is a cool character, but man does he look ridiculous with that crab mode kibble hanging off the back. I appreciate that the show model was toy accurate, but the poor guy looks so awkward waddling around with half a crab behind his shoulders. He looks like he's gonna fall backwards at any moment.
     
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    Is Primal squinting (giving you the look) in that first image?
     
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    53B7EE15-773B-4F3A-BF6F-B2FE8D517E44.jpeg The lips on Overlord give me the heebie-jeebies
     
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    I think that was the point. In which case it succeeded.
     
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    Three worst designs in the brand in my opinion, no particular order:

    -Wheelie's G1 toy and toy package art. The design in the show itself is fine.

    -2007 Frenzy.

    -Autobot protoforms from the 2007 movie.

    It's funny, because I like both G1 and the movies, and there are very few designs in either I dislike, but those designs are just ugly and worse than anything else mentioned in this thread.
     
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    Bumblebee movie OP. too lanky and alt mode has barely any mass.
     
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    I love Jazz but I loathe white sports cars. I would prefer Jazz to be a black or silver Porsche with the blue striping.

    same with Wheelejack: would prefer the car in green with white and red accents.

    i know they were modeled after real cars but I just don’t care for white cars.
     
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    I actually like that figure to be honest. But I see your point
     
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    Out of all the hundreds of designs in this franchise, Bayverse Starscream is the only one I actually find to be hideous.

    I also dislike Windblade’s kabuki-geisha getup (I’m fine with the character itself) but Bayverse Starscream still looks worse to my eyes
     
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    You could sub Jazz for Ricochet/Stepper and still call him Jazz.

    My only problem with white car transformers is that the plastic will yellow overtime on the toys.
     
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    Designs that don't do it for me are the ones that are too human-like. Cybertron as an alien world shouldn't use the human parallel too much.

    The AOE designs with their nanotech fluid-style transformations and their blatant copying of human warriors (Hound as a GI Joe, Drift as a samurai)

    A few TFA designs look overly stylized and human-like, though the toys looked as close to the cartoon as they managed (eg Wreck-Gar's skinny physique as a bulky garbage truck).
     
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    I agree for a different reason. My problem with both of them is that their colours with all their stripes and livery and such are too eye-catching and unique for a bunch of robots that are supposedly in disguise. Anything but stock-colours doesn't feel right. So yes, it makes for very plain looking cars, but isn't that the point?

    One of these as Jazz would be fantastic:
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    I still don't know what car model Wheeljack could be other than another Lancia. I want something new but except for in DOTM, a Lancia seems to be the only thing that he's been for 30+ years (not counting Wheeljacks in name only like Armada Jack)
     
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    Wheeljack as a FIERO! Fieros are always being modified into kit cars and stuff which would fit wheeljack's tinkering. Also the silhouette is sort of close to the lancia and the car is a lot less rare. The only downsides are that it isnt very modern and might catch on fire instantaneously.
     
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    Most of the Beast Wars Transmetal designs with the notable exception of Transmetal Megatron (the flying T-Rex one). He was perfect.

    Might also get flak but Optimal Optimus also
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    I liked transmetal cheetor. It was kinda hard telling some of them apart from a dostance though. And optimal optimus had some pros and cons as well.
     
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    Tarantulas though. I seriously love the Transmetal Tarantulas design. He feels so sneaky and creepy, and is one of the few Transmetals that feels more expessive than the original design.
     
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    Cstching on fire spontaneously and randomly actually sounds quite suitable for the mad scientist.
     
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