Universe Toys Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by unicronsupreme, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Ramrider

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  2. TENIME_art

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    Ah, thank you.

    Yeah, not interested in either one of them... [​IMG]

    You just saved me money. :thumb 
     
  3. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Nor am I, to be honest. They should have gone with Nightflight (or Airwave) and Tailwind. Powerglide's already in Hot House's threads.
     
  4. djmagic

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    so treadbolt is a side flipper.
     
  5. Ramrider

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    It took me a while to realise what you meant, and no, he isn't. Tread Bolt's always been an Autobot, and he still is.
     
  6. djmagic

    djmagic Well-Known Member

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    i feel like such an idiot now, i could have sworn he was a decepticon. That is cool now because when i get him, i can put him next to jetfire
     
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  7. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    Re: Complaints about Uni. Ironhide (and others)

    So... I have Ironhide and he's not bad at all. All the problems pointed out thus far seem to be a bit nit-picky once I got em in hand (that goes for most the other Uni/Classics figs I got)... Even the light blue windows/face arent that bad (but sure, i'd agree that it woulda been nice you have had silver instead of blue). IMHO, I just think that sometimes some of us forget that we are adults and that these toys aim primarily aimed at kids... and kids dont get hung up on stuff like that, they just bust em out the box and smash em against another toy!

    I just think we are a bit hard on these new toys sometimes and our complaints about them over shadow our appreciation. So thats what my post is really about.

    That said, I just wanted to post my appreciation of this new Ironhides' positives:
    Has a head!
    Is a mini-van!
    RED!
    Articulation!
    Window chest!
    Inventive conversion!
    Hands! (I really like that he has open hands, same with Galvatron... Its a nice feature, and the sculpting is cool).
     
  8. Ramrider

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    Actually, while most TFs are aimed at kids, and indeed these are theoretically designed to be suitable for kids, the Universe line is aimed much more at the fandom.

    And Universe Ironhide isn't a mini-van - he's an SUV.
     
  9. n_tel_ekt

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    Dont get me wrong, I definitely agree that the Uni/Classics line were made with the Fandom in mind, I just see that the fandom doesnt really mention in reviews/opinions that regardless of the negatives... These updates are far superior to the original G1 toys (though, I base my opinions mostly on asthetics and engineering... while I know plastic quality, sturdiness, etc are more important to other...). So I understand why some have negitive (or simply different) opinions on certain figures/lines that I have.

    oh yea, SUV, my bad!
     
  10. TENIME_art

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    If you can't see a negative in something you like, you're terribly naive.

    Nothing is perfect.

    And, the complaints aren't keeping those same people from buying 2 or 3 of the same figure. They'd just like a multi-million-dollar toy company to give them better quality for their buck.

    That's my problem with these.

    I love them.

    I love having them.

    I do not love having to brush overcoat onto Prowl & Ironhide to prevent their paint from coming off on my hands. I do not love when a Transformer falls apart in my hands when I'm trying to transform them, the way Bluestreak's head assembly comes off of the pin (again, I like that the doors pop off - prevents breakage).

    I can still love that we ever got them, but to ignore their faults is blind.
     
  11. n_tel_ekt

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    Naw dude, its not that Im NOT seeing the negitives, nor am I naive... Just that when I get a new toy that many have pointed out problems on... I just seem to have a "Well, its not as bad as they've said" type of reaction. thats all.
     
  12. TENIME_art

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    Bluestreak got a silver face:
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    Ironhide got a gray face, with spots of silver, to look sort of "war worn":
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ironhide2005

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    Hey iwas wondering which ultra is better onslaught or powerglide.
     
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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go with Onslaught imo, way better robot mode
     
  15. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    hell yea

    now I need to try and do a group shot with all my Classics figures for each side
     
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    Please! This thread needs more pics!! :thumb 
     
  17. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    your wish is my command :tongue:  though there not the group pics.......yet

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    2.0 Ironhide pic coming soon :) 
     
  18. Paladin

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    oh man Inferno looks so awesome
     
  20. MRNISMO717

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    What did I find?!?

    Hey guys, I found this at target last night, and I have no idea what it is. I am pretty familiar with all of the universe classics line, and this is definately not blades. It is still factory sealed, so no one messed with it, and the insert plastic matches the figure. Im not sure if I should open it, but im almost 100% sure the instructions wont match. WTF is this? Its really bothering me now. Photos should be attached.
     

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