Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Inikalord, Jan 7, 2012.
I'd almost buy that...
Who cares what the others want/think/demand... If your opinion is that if something is improved upon and should constitute it's own validity, then that should be your stand.
These 3rd party companies do us a service simply by improving what hastak couldn't give, and I for ONE (me) am ecstatic if someone (YOU, especially YOU) feel the same way here in our little old game.
Similarities are through and through, but an actual improvement deserves merits beyond a title of "KO" and being simply dismissed as fodder.
If you weren't too shaken by what the masses think, I'd have already nominated you as the "rule maker"... I kinda liked the "must have accessories" niche back then, as it gave flare to the game I was introduced to.
Besides, there is nobody I appreciate more in this game than you (besides ikkstakk, because, well, you know) that puts so much effort (effortless for you I'm sure) into adding substance to a picture countering picture format.
Lastly, if anyone deserves to be able to call me a Dick, it's you... You did ship to me after all, and it's my namesake.
Grrr. At 8:48pm GMT last night I wasn't asleep, I was training. Training is for the weak? That makes no sense.
New challenge is...
Transformers crossovers green hulk (bulldozer)
When those were released I was such a Transformers purist. I threw my face up every time I saw them. Looking back there are a few I should have grabbed.
I'm pretty sure @thenatureboywoo has him.
Amazingly, a couple of those Crossovers are actually good... Death Star Vader is fantastic, and I think the Captain America/Humm Vee is the best Marvel one I own. Thor is shockingly bad though. Shocking.
I did end up with the Vader DeathStar. That was a must with the like of Unicron & Primus.
I had high hopes for Thor since he's one of my favorite Marvel characters and he transforms into a freaking A-10, but the actual toy was just garbo. I think I ended up passing it off my to little cousin and he ended up throwing it out.
This is not supposed to hold up the game, figured it was a gimmie?
My deathstar vader needs his feet.
Yup, I got him
So how's about Barricade,
No not the shoes...maybe we'll go with
Human Alliance Barricade.
Love the shoes.
Presenting TakaraTomy Metal Figure Collection Bumblebee (Darkside Moon ver.).
Doesn't scale with MetaColle Prime because, well, MetaColle, but at least he's a little shorter...
...which makes him the only movie figure I have that scales with leader Grimlock!
I slapped a G1 Blaster head on the Iron Man version. Not a bad figure at all.
I don't think I've ever heard of these before.
Metal Figure Collection? They're a TakaraTomy line of three-inch die-cast figures based on Disney licensees -- mostly Marvel and Star Wars characters -- but they've started branching out to Transformers as well, with "MetaColle" Optimus and Bumblebee figures.
These are the Age of Extinction versions:
Since they're all about the same height, scale is all over the map.
I'd like to take the time to address vvvTheONEvvv's earlier post, and congratulate him (and the rest of us in this thread) for managing to discuss controversial topics in a civil and rational manner. I've just come from a slog in the Masterpiece Megatron thread, where trolling, mudslinging and insults require regular action from the mods... It's nice to see we're above all that here.
I couldn't agree more!
For the sake of the game, however, we have to draw the line somewhere.
Knowing you have very strong feelings on the subject, I'll avoid cognitive bias by using some of my MCU figures to illustrate:
Of these five Marvel Legends figures, only one of them is an actual Hasbro product. Their Captain America: Civil War Scarlet Witch is a terrific figure, and I'm proud to have her, but the others here represent significantly more movie-accurate sculpts than Hasbro produced. On the left, for example, we have the Figma Iron Man Mk.VII, an officially-licensed third-party figure with detailing, articulation and paint operations far beyond what Hasbro could offer. For the purposes of our game, he would represent a unique challenge that could only be countered by the same figure.
The Ant-Man next to him, however, is pure Hasbro from the neck down; the body is identical to the Marvel Legends figure, and only the head differentiates him from the official product. For the purposes of our game, he would represent a knock-off, which could be legally countered by the Hasbro original (despite its inaccurate helmet).
The Black Panther in the middle is significantly different from Hasbro's release, featuring the geometrical high-tech Civil War costume design (rather than the organic comic-book look Hasbro's figure sports). This would be classified as an unlicensed third-party figure, and the official Marvel Legends Black Panther would not be an acceptable counter.
Likewise, the Vision figure on the right is a completely unique third-party figure, representing an MCU character that Hasbro continues to ignore at this scale. Again, any Hasbro version of Vision would be a completely different figure, and not an acceptable counter.
I don't share your distaste for the acronym, as some of my favorite figures are KOs (BB7 and Wei Jiang especially). Keep in mind the relative ease with which a challenge can be countered doesn't diminish its value as a unique and valid play.
At any rate, a consensus has been reached, and we've clearly defined exactly what constitutes a KO in this thread. There's no need to debate the issue any further.
Whether a photograph of box art constitutes an acceptable challenge, however, remains undecided...
That attitude is detrimental to the game, and jeopardizes the future success of this thread. While I continue to respect the strength of your convictions, I must advise against ignoring the majority... It's precisely that "I do what I want, and I don't care what you think" attitude that got me temporarily banned.
I'm actually embarrassed by some of my earlier behavior, and I like to think I've matured a great deal since then.
I've also acknowledged how important it is to keep the game accessible to everyone, insuring a regular influx of new players. We've lost too many prominent players in the last couple of years (brr-icy, griffin-of-oz, Yaujta), and too many other members ignore us entirely... Those of us in the top five have dominated this game for too long, I think.
Yes, we're on a first-name basis, hence my previous " ."
And hopefully they continue to ignore it, there's no way Vision is that tall.
Also, not that it matters, but that Iron Man is a Figma. Mafex hasn't gotten around to the Phase 1 Armors yet. I should know, because I've wanted that Iron Man for a long time.
Can Iron Man not turn at the waist in the films?
Amen to that. I fear you could add several others to that list, there have been some noticeable absences in the past few months/years. Jetbolt, archieboy, Powersa, Hyperoptic... all once prominent, regular players, now all gone. (I know there are more but I'm trying mightily to get drunk at the moment, names are escaping me.)
Ah, but Paul Bettany (far right) is that tall...
192cm (6'4"), in fact, making him ever-so-slightly taller than Chris Hemsworth.
...the height looks spot-on to me!
I now present Iron Factory's homage to the biggest Decepticon ever made:
IF EX-18, "Lord Scorpion" (comic version).
It has the finest alt. mode of any Scorponok figure I've seen... and can actually stand on its legs!
Base mode is a different scale entirely, but not without charms of its own.
He's a dynamic and imposing figure, and would be my definitive Scorponok...
..if he weren't so small.
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