The Official Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Capirus, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz The person you see around.

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    Why should I pay $95 for a $50 figure with 5 new parts? Why should I pay $35 apiece for the same combiner molds I bought at $15 (which is why I didn't)? In the words of half of MP collectors, I'll wait for the ko.
     
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  2. wildfly

    wildfly Formerly the next big thing.

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    "Specialty" collector stores who buy mass release retail items 3 blocks away and then put them on their own shelves for near 3x the price. Immediately.

    There"s making a profit and then there's just taking advantage of uninformed buyers.
     
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  3. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Whenever I look at Siege figures I am appalled by the cheapness. Their lack of height compared to the superior PW line and the flimsy splattering of paint together with the useless pieces of plastic they used to bump oversized deluxes up to leader class prices made the line the low point of the franchise we all know it as.

    It's good to see Hasbro listened to the fans with Earthrise and brought us clean figures that don't try to look Cybertronian when they shouldn't.
     
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  4. TickTockGoesTheClock

    TickTockGoesTheClock Dōmo arigatō, Mr Roboto

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    Are we talking about collecticon?
     
  5. ObakaChanTachi

    ObakaChanTachi someone please return the slab

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    In Cliffjumper's case it's even worse. For the price of what used to be a Voyager you get a little Legends (modern day Scout) figure with a weapon that isn't really sizeable enough to be worth mentioning. It's a shame ER has no Legends class since I heard Cliffjumper's a great toy, just not $20 great.
     
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  6. The13Primes

    The13Primes Jaxius._

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    So im not the only one with that issue? Happened on both of mine and i still have no idea how
     
  7. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    I had three copies and didnt have any issues with that.
     
  8. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

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    it's really weird, the hinges would snap, also both scattershot's over time got these really floppy feet which would result in scattershot faceplanting,
     
  9. Fc203

    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    Seeing the cool walmarts display make me want to go to them but i cant :mad: :banghead: :cry :mad 
     
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  10. misterd

    misterd Multifaceted nerd

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    I can't remember the last time I bid for something on eBay, but as I recall I put in something close to my highest big, and they automatically registered it at the lowest price needed to be the top bidder. So if I bid $50, but the price was at $25, it would have displayed at $26. Is that not how it still works?

    And which minicons were you looking at?

    I have the complete Seacon set, and for the price, I am disappointed. Remolding resulted in design compromises you wouldn't have had with new figures, and I can't think of one figure that doesn't have one glaring flaw, and that's before you get to the stability issues with the combined mode.

    Given that these figures had a 75% markup from the originals, that's pretty poor QC.
     
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  11. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    I feel that. I'm also trying to hunt down a specific Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt, and Target has been the only place I can even look. My favorite car in my favorite color, and my only option is paying the Scalpers on eBay at 1500% of its actual cost.
     
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  12. Capirus

    Capirus The Gray

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    I tend to see rare Hot Wheels without realizing it. Got a picture of what you're looking for?
     
  13. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    It's this one:
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    Ideally, I wish I could find two, one to open and one to keep in package, but that seems unlikely.
     
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  14. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

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    Hot Wheels just has so many shitty weirdo cars that it's rare to see anything recognizable. I haven't had any luck finding sites that catalog what's out there either.
     
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  15. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    I think it's people who fish for your max bid and cancel their bid.
     
  16. Capirus

    Capirus The Gray

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    I'll keep an eye out, but it does look familiar.
     
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  17. Revan1307

    Revan1307 Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: 
     
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  18. Fc203

    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    Genuinely upset we wont be getting a proper deluxe scaled shadow striker
     
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  19. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    They do. That's how I can always tell when they've been picked through, because the weird-ass cars are all that's left.
     
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  20. Leopold Xerovsky

    Leopold Xerovsky A well meaning Decepticon

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    I was initially going to channel all of my inner nerdiness all kamehameha style to take a shot at some genuinely toxic facets of the toy industry, but I burned myself out all final flash style instead, so now all I feel like talking about is how disappointing combiners are. And even then what can I say that hasn't been said before by more eloquent and researched people.

    Ultimately the solution for me is voting with my wallet, but that still leaves me with the objects of my regret taking up storage space, the figures modified beyond any purist collector's reasonable wanting (so to say I've glued the feet on some of the POTP limb bots together to make combined mode more stable). And it's not like I can actually blame other people for not wanting to buy my scrap quality general retail toys when it's my fault for not researching or having a collecting goal in mind from the start.

    So that's what I'm going to close this out on, something said before by others but I'll say it for once myself: learn from the purchasing mistakes of others, research the ever loving hell out of the toys you think you want to buy, and decide from the start what you want to collect towards. Be the player, don't get played.
     
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