Movieverse Toys Appreciation Thread! EXPLOSIONS!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zigholtul, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Godzilla Ranger

    Godzilla Ranger AgentGodzillaRangerPrime

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    Too bad they didn’t at least give him an RotF cannon arm to match his appearance on the ride.

    I’m guessing this is gonna retail for $99.99 lol
     
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  2. Kotori Sonoda

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    Hmm top five in no particular order:
    SS05 Optimus - Call it stockholm syndrome, SS32 didn't show up in my country and the DOTM one isn't here yet so I'm stuck with this guy and well, I actually really like him! Love the articulation and proportions, its the first SS figure I got and I was just impressed by it. Of course when the DOTM OP arrives locally I'll see if I can get that - since the core Optimus is an improvement on a mold I already love, I can't wait to play with that!

    Hightower - ROTF was an odd time, where designs were very experimental, and Hightower embodies that with tiny arms, spindly legs and thread feet and a long neck with a mean looking head. I love how the legs are jointed here so he's actually pretty expressive.

    Blackout - As someone who grew up with the 2007 movie, that very first scene with Blackout made a huge impression on me. I had high expectations from hastak with this figure and it does not disappoint, he's everything I ever wanted. He just nails the movie look.

    Ironhide - Ironhide was my favorite autobot as a kid, and I love how the SS nails the look of the weapon specialist autobot. Sure he's got the bumper on his stomach but that's minor to me compared to how the rest of the figure nails the look.

    Starscream (either version) - This toy just captures the weird triangular shape and look of movieverse Starscream. I love how articulated the arms are! The paint job on the MV1 version is beautiful but the ROTF version is good too.



    The scene shocked me as a kid! I wasn't expecting Jazz to go down so easily. Made such an impression on me, I bought the legends two pack of Megatron and Jazz because of that scene.

    I'd love to see more of the drone-type characters like Dreadwing! As a kid I thought those monoeye designs were lame but I like them now and I'd like to see more.
     
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  3. Optimistic Prime

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    He looks cool I guess. I wish he wasn't part of the Studio Series line though. The place could've been taken by someone else.
    Welcome to the boards!
     
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  5. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Totally agree, although remember at the time even Brawl was not "standard" at all he was just as crazy looking as the rest! I love how his head design carries over the "tank" feel. Almost like he could just ram things with it and bullets bounce right off his head.
    That's not an unpopular opinion at all in here buddy, that's why we're all in this thread!
    Your collection looks amazing! Only one who sticks out to me is Starscream. I really hope the eventual MPM is even bigger and wider than the original leader!
    Surprising no one. That's a bummer. I really hate that exclusives take up space in the numbering. What a dick move and a boring exclusive. Thanks for posting though.
     
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  6. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    So someone confirmed that Studio Series 48 is Universal Studios Megatron.
     
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  7. Arrrgh

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    Snatched up a second hand custom painted ss13, man he looks brilliant
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  8. indie

    indie Guns! More guns!

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    UT Destroyer is hands down the most handsome figure i ever had. I did not like the Knightverse aesthetics very much but this makes a worthy foe to both Optimus and Megatron.

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  9. ObakaChanTachi

    ObakaChanTachi Can't Fight This Feeling!

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    Thank Primus I only collect in-robot scale. Saves a lot of my sanity from slipping away :) 

    Do you ever feel like basing your collection on vehicle scale gets in the way of the robot modes? Like for example, do you mind your Lockdown only being as tall as Bumblebee instead of Ratchet/Ironhide because of his vehicle mode?
     
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  10. Evan Wellens

    Evan Wellens Hyped for MPM Jazz!

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    Solid choices for sure. As someone who owns all of these figures, I can definitely understand why you like them so much they're great figures. I especially like seeing more people appreciate my boy Hightower. That guy was an absolute sleeper hit! Actually so far ALL of the constructicons have been sleeper hits for me.

    SS-05 is still a great figure for me even If I own the Dotm one now. (A clip broke off that one so now the grill won't come perfectly together. What a figging bummer). My only real problem with SS-05 was the darker color scheme, but he never broke on me like my SS-44 soo... props to being more simple I guess.

    I think I've also been giving SS Starscream some flak but he's a fantastic toy, I just think the more crazy designs for the other movie 1 deceptions like Brawl, Blackout, and Bonecrusher were more exciting for me since they never got really great toys.

    SS-Ironhide is underrated. That head sculpt is so well done.

    SS-Blackout is such a well done figure, and he still blows my mind every time I look at him.

    Thanks for the response!
     
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    It is much better if the starscream is 2cm higher,yet,starscream may be small compared, from the screen shot,starscream is much smaller than the Megatron there it may be as tall as Optimus prime FD7FD929-7DE9-4C25-804C-AFF798B639F7.jpeg 63CB8862-02E4-4154-A577-9D7DB341E777.jpeg
     
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    I really enjoy seeing these two together. I'm looking forward to the 2007 Megatron ss
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    I know some characters like Mudflap, Skids, Sideways, and Dino are questionable for Studio Series.

    But what would you say about Que?
     
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    Nope, they are right in the balpark where they should be. I dont have measurements on me but they both are a little over 6 meters in vehiclemode so that translates perfectly to this scale.

    yes and no.. Most bots can be modded to look bigger or smaller.
    And since the vehicles are the only accurate sizes we can confirm and the botsizes change from scene ro scene I am ok.. I would prefer both but when it is either I prefer vehicles since they are the only ones we can measure for real.
     
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  15. rikkomba

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    It's official, Studio Series is a drug.

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  16. Scarlet knight

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    I can buy Studio series and my skin will get rejuvenated WOOT!
     
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    Is anyone else having trouble getting Nitro Zeus and KSI Boss legs and wings lined up properly in jet mode? The things just aren't tabbing and lining up quite right.
     
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  18. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Sooo, I finally broke down and ordered MPM Megatron from Entertainment Earth. They had a decent coupon going on, and I saw they had an option for a "not mint" version of him. I opened chat and specifically asked the CSR if that meant the boxes were opened, or if they were still sealed and MISB, but the boxes had been damaged. He confirmed it was the latter.

    Fast forward a week and he comes in. I open the shipping box and first thing I notice is his box is double-taped, but not in terrible condition. I figure, "oh, the box just got roughed up, and they needed to fix the tape, no big deal." Open him to find that the figure itself has had all of the plastic ties taken off and and absolutely been removed from the box before and that the CSR was a lying piece of shit. And because there was nothing hiding him against the plastic tray, he bounced around during shipping and has scuff marks on every protruding piece of plastic. :mad: 

    So, they're getting an angry email tomorrow.

    This is also in addition to my over-$200 order for two items from Gamestop that is straight-up missing one of said items. It's been a great week for shipments.
     
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  19. Megatron118

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    That’s pretty much perfect except Starscream is too short. Once we get a better version of him I’d say you’re all set
     
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    I'd love to see SS Que but I think old deluxe one scales perfectly with most of the carbots
     
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