The Official Rant Thread

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

  1. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

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    When a new version of a character comes out the old one is called crap. For example MP Prime. I mean sure MP44 is more toon accurate but MP10 isn't crap. Can't both have their merits?
    When a new figure is released and I'm looking to see in hand feedback I have to go through ten pages of "Shipped", "out for delivery", "where is DHL?'
     
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  2. Insurgent

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    This so much. Just because something better comes along does not instantly make the old thing that was being praised turn to sudden junk. It's still great.
     
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  3. ObakaChanTachi

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    I don't get the demands for the Arcee triplets to combine. They didn't in the film, and they barely combined even in concept art. Why should Hasbro be pressured to work on some half-baked concept that they themselves can't seem to figure out themselves? Of all complains, this is the least substantial and most annoying in my opinion.
     
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  4. Yaujta

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    Same with the Constructicons. They didn't combine in the movie either.
     
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  5. Revoticus

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    I have a hate/love for KO toys when they are done close to the original or even better nowadays. On one hand I get the figure for half the price of the original but on the other I kinda feel Hasbro/Takara should made a product so good that it's hard to KO. Example, the Combiner Wars mold, I have a Superion with 3/5 consisted of KO
     
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  6. Deltron Magnus

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    Agreed. It was the same thing when Earthrise Prime was announced. I like Earthrise Prime and have pre-ordered him from Pulse, but I didn't suddenly like Siege Prime less. He's still one of my favorite figures. Familiar enough to get that nostalgia buzz, but different enough from G1 to feel fresh.

    Regarding MP-44, I actually prefer MP-10 slightly. I just think its design is a bit better looking. If I were to ever collect MP - which I won't, because it's too expensive to get a broad enough collection to satisfy me - MP-10 is the one I'd buy.

    I guess I'm just not all that big on cartoon accuracy. I mean, it's nice and all, but I also appreciate designs that diverge from that. To me, Transformers isn't just some 80's cartoon. I'm not knocking on people who feel that way - it's just not me.
     
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  7. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    That said, I'm very impressed with the engineering that went into the SS Constructicons to make them serve both purposes and still look good all around.
     
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  8. RetrogradeMercury

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    This isn’t as common an occurrence as fans bashing them but I find it off-putting as well when someone tries to defend Hasbro or Takara. Yeah, it’s pretty dumb and annoying when they’re constantly the target of fan ire but these large companies hardly need any of us rushing to their defense.

    Let’s try to maintain a healthy balance of respecting the individuals who work for these companies while also not humanizing the companies themselves.
     
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  9. waflhaus91

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    I think A LOT of people need to sit back and ask themselves if their "unpopular toy opinion" is really all that unpopular before posting it in the aforementioned thread. A lot of posts I see there aren't really unpopular and would be more appropriate here.
     
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  10. ObakaChanTachi

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    Too bad they couldn't keep their scale right...
     
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  11. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

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    I have this little pet peeve where I hate seeing shelves crammed with too many figures. I dislike shelves that are super super crowded. also, for some reason the only thing I care about organizing is my figures, everything must be divided up by series or season when it comes to chug. I dunno why but it bugs me when I see just a bunch of figures mixed together. I lose sleep on what season guys like the jumpstarters and roadbuster and whirl go since they never appeared in the cartoon but were released in 85. I dunno I thought I would share the weird things that bug me. I may be just crazy or something
     
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  12. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    Massively bugs me when I order online and it shows up in the shipping box showcasing what’s inside.

    I had this happen with MP-44 and it was delivered to my work. I wasn’t happy with the fact that it had gone through Parcelforce in the UK being that it was a big box and I’ve had a lot of negative interactions with them stealing my stuff, so on a £360 figure that was a massive no no for me. I didn’t have a say in the carrier.

    I knowingly sent it to my work so it wouldn’t be left on my porch for 8+ hours but I’ve got a thing about keeping my work and personal life as separate as possible and it was just unfortunate that it was on display in the post room. We’re not really supposed to have personal stuff delivered as it slows down efficiency or some bs like that.
     
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  13. Siege Fan

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    I get the space issue, but don't see the point buying if you can't display things to be easily visible. So all I do is install shelves lol.
     
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  14. Makai Lung

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    HASBRO AND TAKARA NEEDS TO APOLIGIZE FOR RUINING MPM-6!!!!!!!!
     
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    Aaaaaaand I've visibly ruined my siege prime's thigh in trying to remove the unnecessary battle paint splotches. It's my own fault, this is true, but all the same I can't help but want to offer a pity pat on the head to all the people who not only thought it a neat idea, but actually carried through with it. Leave the weathering to the people who want it, ya know?

    Guess I'll pay out for trailer-rise prime.
     
  16. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

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    oh yea I need things to visable, that's why I use boxes as risers. my brain won't allow me to mix my movie and chug figures together on the shelf, that would be like heresy to me.
     
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  17. Amadeus Novilium

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    I am your enemy now. Why? Because continuty is irrelevant for my shelves..
     
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  18. Wh33l JcK

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    I feel TT botched the season 1 head for MP-44....

    The probably did it so it looks different enough from the season 2 head.
     
  19. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

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    Buying a $30 figure for $150 from somewhere in Asia so you can get it a month before it hits your own retail area continues to be one of, if not the stupidest, move in this hobby. If you wait that one month, you've got the money for four other figures.

    (This is particularly prevalent with SS fans)
     
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  20. Yaujta

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    Amen, times a thousand.
    I'd expound on this a bit more, but I'm sure I'd alienate a few people, considering my opinion on this very subject is pretty harsh.
     
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