The Official Rant Thread

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

  1. Prime of Shadows

    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Posts:
    3,070
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Houston, USA
    Likes:
    +9,119
    YouTube:
    Half the people wanting an official MP Jazz will be the same people who proclaim to hate it upon seeing TT’s rendition. That irks me.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  2. Thundermania

    Thundermania Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Posts:
    1,989
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    The Hub
    Likes:
    +4,055
    Gas the scalpers.


    I’m not naming anyone in particular so I can say this.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Posts:
    2,510
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +6,465
    Well it’s too late for that now, I basically just finished superion if you count sg starscream to be a decent replacement for skydive. I finally found a decently cheap firefly that is the unite warriors version.
    That’s three years of looking for a decently priced listing of two figures that I’ll never get back
     
  4. Dachande

    Dachande Pleasure Toast Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    33,573
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +69,959
    I have a couple teams in my sales thread and have been asked numerous times if I'd sell the individual pieces. I won't, as it would make the rest of the team incomplete and I'd be stuck with them. I really don't want an armless Menasor or legless Bruticus.

    As for a rant...well, not really a rant as much as an observation...
    It's amazing how many people you see in a MP reveal thread there to insult or belittle the figure and those that want it, yet have never once been in the MP Appreciation thread. All these names I don't recognize pop in just to say how awesome the alternatives are, that the prices are ridiculous and the line is dying. Add to that the redundant negativity by a dedicated and predictable few and you have a recipe for disappointment.
     
    • Like Like x 12
  5. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    8,783
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +17,481
    It's been like that for a while with official releases, it kind of contradicts people being ran off official boards. I think there are people who have valid complaints or nitpicks, we all have them, but I think some people merely enjoy the poopshow, they get a thrill out of it. Fortunately they tend to burn themselves out, and eventually get bored and leave,it's like clockwork with releases.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  6. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Posts:
    2,510
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +6,465
    I really don’t care if there’s a figure who has a vastly superior alternative. I want to buy the one I’m looking at. Just because there’s a better optimal optimus that exists or a better seeker mold than any official chug one, doesn’t mean I want it. I’m perfectly okay with my figures not being “the best representation of this certain character” because I really don’t care about the characters that much, I just want a representation of them. Also, im fine with spending my money on a okay figure that is of a character I don’t care about if it’s under a certain price range, usually if it’s under 150-200 dollars I’m fine with a figure not having a lot of paint or other stuff. It’s like mp, if I were to buy some mp guys they would be characters I really like, such as wheeljack
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    11,288
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Soviet Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +7,516
    That's your safe space so they/we stay out of it. I thought that was the point, especially when "MP-X discussion thread" begets "MP-X positive discussion thread."

    I generally don't post in dedicated appreciation threads. I express appreciation by A) buying figures at full retail, B) suggesting them when others ask for a second opinion, and C) praising them when they come up in regular conversations. I do find that harder to do with the direction some lines are moving and the struggle that purchasing has become though.
     
  8. Dachande

    Dachande Pleasure Toast Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    33,573
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +69,959
    Probably for the best. There's already enough negativity around the fandom, sad as that is.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Prime of Shadows

    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Posts:
    3,070
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Houston, USA
    Likes:
    +9,119
    YouTube:
    “I don’t transform my figures. Ever. But I want my figures to have the ability to transform.”

    :peoples: :rolleyes2 :peoples: :rolleyes2 
     
    • Like Like x 6
  10. Thundermania

    Thundermania Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Posts:
    1,989
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    The Hub
    Likes:
    +4,055
    “Siege Ratchet is good but I wish he had a crest that’s this specific colour or a red diaper for his crotch.”

    Get some paint. You idiots.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  11. Prime of Shadows

    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Posts:
    3,070
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Houston, USA
    Likes:
    +9,119
    YouTube:
    It’s a Siege figure. It’s not like it’s masterpiece. There’s 0 point in nitpicking a mainline toy.
     
  12. Thundermania

    Thundermania Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Posts:
    1,989
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    The Hub
    Likes:
    +4,055
    I personally don’t see a point in nitpicking minor details. Be grateful that we have so many options for our hobby.

    Look at MOTU fans, those poor fuckers are stuck with Super7 shit.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  13. RetrogradeMercury

    RetrogradeMercury Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2018
    Posts:
    1,082
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +2,365
    I’ve gone the route of just buying the full combiner together as that actually seems cheaper than getting all the individual pieces I need.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  14. TranslucentBag

    TranslucentBag Definitively "Graph Guy"

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    NoVa
    Likes:
    +3,623
    Ebay:
    Don't they still have that Collectors Club thing making regular He-Man figures (at like $49 apiece)?

    It's the GI Joe bastards I feel sorry for. Their hobby has been reduced to excitedly waiting for the next hundred-dollar statue.
    :( 
     
    • Like Like x 5
  15. Dean ML

    Dean ML Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Posts:
    13,604
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +29,791
    It's obvious that with a lot of guys it's not about the toys. It's misdirected bile stemming from the overwhelming unhappiness, emptiness, frustration, and disappointment they feel in their lives. They get a small thrill spreading their misery to others, makes them feel less impotent I guess.

    I dunno, I've never gone into a thread for a figure that doesn't appeal to me, that I'm not going to buy, just to shit on it, the people that make it and the people who dig it, over and over and over. That's just sad, asshole behavior.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  16. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    11,288
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Soviet Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +7,516
    If you cherry pick. I've done alright buying the sets and flipping what I don't want. Just annoying to have to store them for a year.

    Seconded for Joe fans though. They got caught in that trap where they didn't buy stuff, so retail didn't try as hard, so they didn't buy stuff, so retail didn't try as hard, so. Hopefully the Snake Eyes movie pulls the brand out of that tailspin.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
    • Like Like x 4
  17. ArcanielRE3

    ArcanielRE3 Honorary Autobot

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2019
    Posts:
    412
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Nebulos
    Likes:
    +1,577
    Alright, so I was at my local Target a little while ago and thought I'd take a look at the Transformers in-stock. Per usual, there wasn't much of anything avaliable, but more importantly than that... I found this Seige Optimus. 20190614_142828.jpg Hasbro... what... the hell... is this? His lower torso is left completely unpainted! The quality control on these newer figures is absolutely abysmal at times. This really should not be happening!
     
    • Like Like x 5
  18. Prime of Shadows

    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Posts:
    3,070
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Houston, USA
    Likes:
    +9,119
    YouTube:
    Good lord. And notice, there’s no battle damage paint on his legs either.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Posts:
    13,817
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +32,256
    I've a feeling that's someone shit custom they gave up on and returned.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  20. Capirus

    Capirus The Gray

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    5,000
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    SoCal
    Likes:
    +6,226
    You know, about the time I actually became interested enough in GI Joe to start collecting them, they pretty much were done. I remember reading a bunch about the downfall of GI Joe as a brand and figured it's only a matter of time before it comes back (can't let a potential cash cow die... again... for the second or third time...). This would be a perfect time for it as I slowed down on collecting a few other things. While I would like 6in GI Joe figures, it would make the vehicles too big to play with (and I have a hard of enough time figuring out where to put that stupid Black Series Tie Fighter as it is).

    But anyway, onto my rant for the day. Because Siege feels as though it is releasing slower than previous series (it probably isn't but it feels that way), I decided to go back collect older Botcon toys I missed. I went and bought all of the 2008 Botcon toys I was missing (minus the custom class one because Minerva is enough) and you know what, I like them more than the Siege stuff. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Siege toys but they lack the imagination and ingenuity a lot of the older toys had (though there were some duds back then). I mean, modern Transformers feel too much they are copying something better (and yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds considering it's all based on G1) without trying anything too daring. I mean, I know they all can't be Animated or Classics in design but Siege lacks a sort of flare. Usually toys look better in person than in a picture but Siege hasn't been hitting that mark as often as it should. The engineering has gotten better for sure, but they're just missing something. I wish I could explain it better.

    It's not enough to make me stop collecting them and I am not at the point of collecting them out of obligation or a completionist need, but it does give me pause.
     
    • Like Like x 5