Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GaussGunner, Dec 7, 2012.
Who are the best manufacturer of Transformers on your opinion?
They're all good in their own right.
I'll say Takara.
They released Breakdown and Unicron afterall.
Of course from Takara!
TAKARA. He best!).
Oh boy here we go
"best" is an incredibly broad word. HasTak is good because they offer a lot of characters for a lot cheaper prices. But third parties do better combiners and big stuff HasTak won't do.
How are TakaraTomy and Hasbro separate? Separate entities, yes, but Transformers is a jointly held license.
Besides, when it comes to manufacturing, they use the same factories in China and Vietnam.
I'm going Hasbro because that's what I can afford. Even with rising prices they give decent bang for the buck compared to other toy lines, and I like paint better than stickers.
I can't wait to see how many Third-party
votes are going to pour in.
Takara main quality. Hasbro only the money in The pocket.
We have Takara show-accuracy, then that Hasbro is no such.
They all succeed and fail in different areas. No one of the three is unequivocally better than the others.
For the main series for me (classics)
Hasbro seems to get me more mainline characters and retools/repaints
Takara for the most part gives me better mainline paint schemes
Both Hasbro (through the club/convention) and Takara (with clear and random exclusives) have given me numerous cool oddball characters (ehobby D-Cons, many Rodimus versions)
3rd Partys does the needed filling of the gaps.
For me, I can't vote, cause they all go hand in hand to make one hell of a classics display/collection. They all have misfires, but have all given us some pretty damn cool stuff. Lets just hope the first two continue to do so.
Tough call. Hasbro gave us a sick MP-10, Amazon Unicron, MP Grimlock. Takara gave us MP-11, encore Fort Max, etc. 3rd party gave us Hegemon, Herc & Giant, Ironhide, etc. They all have done things worthy of serious applause.
The grass is always greener on the other side right? Different cultures
mean different style of toys I guess? (Takara and hasbro) as for 3rd party
Its cool but not as cool as the people who kept the franchise going..
I pick hasbro lol I go off in rants too often..
Hasbro. Best bang for your buck.
Third party releases are too expensive, too infrequent, and leave too many gaps (... because those gaps are filled by Hasbro).
Takara is 95% Hasbro the same as Hasbro releases with different (not necessarily better) decos, and at least 2x the price.
Basically, if you asked me to choose only one and stick with just that one, I'd go with Hasbro. The only reason I would balk is because of MP Soundwave, which I need slightly more than oxygen.
Same factories make all the toys for both Hasbro releases and Takara. It's the same chances for any error either way. There's no difference in quality. And there's no such thing as an un-flawed figure.
TakaraTomy wants to make a profit just as much as Hasbro. They merged with Tomy specifically for a larger share of the market and to better compete with Bandai. They wouldn't sell toys to begin with if it didn't make them money.
Why did Hasbro disfigured FOC Bruticus, downsize FOC Optimus, Jazz and Shokwave and boosted Soundwave?
I'm assuming English isn't your first language, but I'm assuming you're blaming Hasbro solely for the new FoC toys?
Anyway, those downsizes? Takara did that, too, you know. It's not like Takara is releasing a version of them that's any different from Hasbro, other than the colors. And for those different colors, the figures will be over twice the price. I find it difficult to pay more than double just for a bit more paint.
Hasbro. Because they have a lot of fun with their retro color schemes and homages. Also Missile Launchers and Sound effects. Spring loaded gadgets.
Power Core Combiners, Robot Heroes, Kreo, Bot Shots! Hasbro knows how to keep the brand fresh and interesting.
Not trying to be an apologist for hasbro. But I think as a fan all those toys were fine aside from how lightweight they were. sighted by economic restructuring in materials. What were hopefully witnessing is a bounce back from that and besides that soundwave is large to accommodate his supported data disc two pack figures in the chest launcher feature.
Sure their smaller. But I think the new Optimus has a better range of movement and some people really hated how tricky the 2010 one was to transform.
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